Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hidden Matariki

This is a movie about Matariki. It has been made into a Hidden matariki. If you have seen Hidden talents on Sky then you might know. This movie was made by some year 5 students in extension. I hope you enjoy!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Stanley Steamer

When the American twins, Francis and Freelan Stanley attended a local fair, a French inventor, who had invented a steam-driven car, was demonstrating it. Interestingly after seeing this the brothers decided to invent a steam car of their own. They would call it the Stanley Steamer. The Stanley Steamer was the best-known and best-selling car from 1896-1924. Between 1899-1905 the Stanley Steamer outsold all the gasoline cars. Did you know that in 1906 the land speed record was broke by a Stanley Steamer driven by Fred Marriott. The speed was 204 kilometers per hour!

The Stanley Steamer had positives and negatives. One positive thing was if something went wrong with you Stanley Steamer you could take it straight back. One more thing was that compared to most of the other cars at the time it was the fastest most easiest to start and cleanest. But other manufactures spread rumors about the Stanley Steamer blowing up and killing people. It wasn’t just good things going around there were quite a few negatives.

Monday, June 13, 2011

All About Me

My name is Kaycee. I am 8 years old and I go to Pt England School. I come from the Awesome country Aotearoa, New Zealand. I live with my mum and 2 brothers. I also have another brother but he lives with his partner and son. My favourite sports are Netball and swimming. My favourite colour is blue. My friends names are Jonita, Tyla, Jorja, Ashlee and Porscha. My favourite singers are Katy Perry and Alexis Jordan. One of my hobbies is to sing and dance! Now you know all about me.

Friday, June 3, 2011

My Favourite Singers!

Do you have a favourite singer? Well I have 2. They are Katy Perry and Alexis Jordan. Did you know that Alexis Jordan got famous by you tube is well. I really like her song Good Girl and Happiness. Katy Perry has some really good songs is well. My favourite one right now is ET. These are my favourite singers because they have good songs and they inspire me. If you have a dream, follow it! I hope someday my friends and I become famous!!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I Am Making Movies 2

This is a small part from our 3 minute movie. It was created by Kaycee, Tyla, Jonita and Calvin from room 14, with the help of our great extension teacher, Mrs Tele'a. This is about us learning our cultrul history. Suddenly we get sucked up into the past .................. What will happen?

This movie will be entered in the I am making movies competion at the museum. Hope you enjoy! We had a lot of fun making this movie. We hope we win a prize! Wish us luck :)

Past Connections from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Braille Alphabet

Braillewas invented so that blind people could read and write through touch. It was invented by Louis Braille. He was blind so then he became a teacher of the blind. It is made up of dots. Each cell, of dots, represents a letter, numeral or punctuation mark.


Some scientists and mathematicians in the Ancient Greek world were not as good as Archimedes. Now you are probably wondering who Archimedes is. Well, he was one of the last great mathematicians. In the Ancient Greek days he was known as a inventor and a mathematicians. He wasn’t just known as an inventor and a mathematicians he was also known as a wise master.
Archimedes was born in Syracuse Sicly in 287 Bc. Archimedes probably got his interest of mathematicians from his dad, Phidias. He was a astronomer. He was consumed of solving problems that sometimes he forgot to eat.

One invention that he invented was the claw. It was invented in 214 Bc. It was used for potential invasions from the Roman Ships. It contained 2 poles, a pulley system and a large hook. It would lift the ship then sink it with the big arm