Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Rubbish Poetry

Language Features: Alliteration, metaphor, ellipses


Plastic ruins us
Our animals will soon die
If we do not stop


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Unique animals could die
Because of pollution
Bad things could happen
If we don’t stop
Sea animals could become extinct
Here is the chance to stop

Plastic kills animals
Or it releases diseases
Loads of rubbish is spread
Lots of it is in the sea
Unless we do something
To stop the plastic polluting
In a matter of no time
Our world could end at any minute
Now is the time to stop littering


There’s rubbish everywhere,
It could be in your hair,
Our animals will die,
With wind the rubbish can fly,
It really is a scare

Onomatopoeia Poetry:

Crunch, crunch, crunch,
The sound of a plastic wrap
Munch, munch

Metaphoric Poetry:

It is a disease,
It is a virus
It is a killer,
It is invincible,
It is a plane,
It is a polluter.

Poems with a twist:

Good people
Houses bright
Grass is green
Wind breeze relaxing
Birds tweeting

But rubbish hidden everywhere

Two weeks ago in Te Ngahere  we were learning to use the correct structure for a creative piece of writing. The theme had to be about rubbish, or Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. For language features I used: Alliteration, Metaphors, Ellipses and Onomatopoeia. I was working on these because I needed to evidence them. In my opinion I think I did well. Next time I think I need to work on Ellipses.

Thursday, November 9, 2017


A couple of weeks ago in Te Ngahere we were learning to use the correct structure for persuasive writing. Our topic for the persuasive writing was’ Should we use Plastic bags in supermarkets?’ I am a believer that plastic shouldn’t be used in supermarkets.



What would you prefer, Plastic or no plastic? Most would say no plastic but there is also that other percent that would prefer plastic. I strongly believe that plastic bags should not be used in super markets. Here are my reasons.

Plastic bags are made from petroleum-based products. These release gases into the atmosphere which open a hole in the o-zone layer causing heat to rapidly increase. Because of the heat increase icebergs melt and water levels rise, which means sooner or later the earth could be flooded. People around the world have calculated, graphically, about how much of the earth will be consumed by water.

Natural resources, these are the best but soon will become the worst. Seafood to be precise is becoming more and more contaminated because of pollution. For example fish eat plastic that could be contaminated. Other fish could eat that fish. Then we eat that fish and we could get a disease or sickness. The pollution that eventually heads to sea contaminates sea life that we eat which basically can make us ill.

Then we have our reputation, the thing that brings tourists to our beautiful country. They support us with money because of the way we look. But if we continue to pollute and litter our homes and towns tourists will start to fade in numbers.

These are some reason why I think plastic bags shouldn’t be used in supermarkets not only for our environment but our reputation as a clean green nation.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Visual Mihi

Last week we started our visual mihi. Basically we had to make a google drawing and add pictures of whatever would remind us of the English version. We had to add pictures that would translate the mihi  into a visual mihi. For example I chose the bird “Kaka” because it’s featured in the first part of the mihi. This was supposed to help us remember what it means in English. It helped me quite a lot.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Writing goals

Last week in Te Ngahere we were identifying our next learning goals. We used a rubric sheet to mark our level. The levels that we were supposed to be at were 4, 5 and 6. I was five and six. The goals were : make my ideas original, so the reader can connect with them, strengthen my reflections (opinions) about my information.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Math Goals

Last week in Te Ngahere we were identifying three goals that we needed to learn in maths. My goals were from both stage seven and eight Ican sheets. They were: Identify lowest common multiple of pairs of numbers to 10, compensation from tidy numbers and find equivalent ratios with a common factor or multiple. I chose these goals because I did not know them. The reason I want to achieve these goals is so that I can finish stage seven and eight.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

William Pike

A few weeks ago in Te Ngahere  we read a book called “The Rep”. It was about a boy preparing to be picked for the rep team. At the end of the story the character was angry until he was told about a man who climbed a mountain with only one leg. His name was William Pike. WIlliam Pike lost his leg and got it amputated because him and his friend were climbing Mt Ruapehu when it erupted and rocks fell and crushed his leg.  He recently made a live stream talking about his adventure at Mt Scott in Antarctica. It was really interesting because even though he only has one leg he never gave up.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Curse Of Being Pharaoh

In week one of term three we started an activity for reading. It was a story that came with the questions. Our focus was to answer a variety of questions. Also the story was called The Curse Of Being Pharaoh.