Monday, 14 December 2009
Friday, 11 December 2009
Throughout the year. Doing this I learn to get better a program called keynote it is quite a cool little program it helps with slide shows
this is mine Check it out By Shania
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
W.B Alyssa and Jordan
Monday, 7 December 2009
I learned how to put different effects on keynote and how to take photos off the internet I also learned how to check spelling, how to put sound on my keynote and how to export it to a quicktime. The year was awesome!
By Alyssa and Sapwe
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
This Keynote slideshow is showing what was the year like for me. When I was learning how to make this I learned how to get shapes and write in them, change the colour of objects, making hyperlinks, copy things from the internet like when I want a picture I go to the full-size and command control shift 4. It was really awesome doing this because I had fun and I learned very useful information.
Friday, 27 November 2009
We all wrote 30 descriptive words that we could think of to describe our school year [as we are nearing the end!]
we put them into wordle.net to see what were the most common words. the thumbnail will show the big version on wordle.net
check it out and see what we think of this year.....
Friday, 20 November 2009
My favourite bit of art was Nathan and Lily's and peaches because they were artistic with heaps of colour and patterns. they used lots of different materials to do it too.
It was really cool looking at all the art work from different classes in the hall
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Gene and Zee
By Sapwe & Lynette
Thursday, 5 November 2009
For our Cultural festival on the 19th of November some of my classmates and I [Ezrah] are doing a dance for 'We are the World' kind of like a little tribute for M.J . The whole school will be doing something, everyone will be dressing up for a country e.g me N.Z but for the dance that me and my friends are doing , I will be singing for my classmates and they will be dancing. I heard that there will also be a fan dance, art work on display, some acting and of course me, and do you know what will make it even better you being there. It was a great success last year it should be even better this year because there are more surprises to come it will be awesome, fun and entertaining. Check out last years photos
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Thanks to some PD our teacher had at school she gave us the task to write a story in 8 sentences. The story lines HAD to connect together. The only rule was that each sentence had to start with the word given.When..
Friday, 25 September 2009
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Thursday, 24 September 2009
Mummy Returns Again on PhotoPeach
Friday, 11 September 2009
Monday, 7 September 2009
Thursday, 3 September 2009
Monday, 31 August 2009
(and Everyone Else Has)
think about it......
what do you wish you had done that you think most other people have already done.....
it could be anything from
- eating a kiwi burger from McDonalds [eeeek it has egg in it]
- running a marathon or even a half marathon [errr, why would I anyway?]
- getting married [you are too young for that but I'm not]
- worn stilettos [lets face it I would fall over]
- been skiing [yes, another case where I would land flat on my face]
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Ramadan is a thing that muslims do. They do it in different times around August and November. Ramadan is called Fasting in english. It's really hard because you have to eat at 5:30 am in the morning and not eat in till 6:00 p.m. Every day we are fasting the time changes by 2 minutes later. When we have 2 weeks left of fasting we have to fast for 12 hours. When the new moon happens in August then the next day it will be Ramadan. We have to look outside to see the full moon to make sure the next day is Ramadan. The last day of Ramadan is when we see the next full moon then the next day would be eid. this year eid will be done on monday or sunday. In Eid we get some indian sweets,halal meat etc but not allowed to eat, pork. The reason why muslims do ramadan is because every year the poor people don't eat and were just feeling how it is not to eat for a long time and become more generous and give money to the poor,Reason two our prophet,Muhammad didn't eat at all the only thing he ate was a giant date of hand lengths and it will keep him for hole day with out getting hungry
This picture shows people breaking there fast so they can eat again.
by Zeyaad, Same and Fazeel
Monday, 24 August 2009
On Friday the 28th of August all years 5 & 6 students from Summerland Primary went out of the school to play sports. We played sports like kiwi sport, football, netball, rugby and hockey. If your wondering what is kiwi sport it is where you play lots of different games like dodgeball and rob the nest. When you go to it, it looks like a tournament and there were 8 different schools at the courts. One Summerland team came first but they tied with 2 other schools. At football one team from Summerland came 2nd. The people that play netball played at Tepai courts as well as kiwi sport, at netball they didn't come anything but they still had a great day. At rugby Summerland didn't come any thing too. Team A from hockey came 2nd. The football people played at Henderson High School and the people playing hockey played at Rosedale Park. The people that played rugby played at Henderson Park. The people that didn't do any sport went with Miss Cheeseman filming. Those people are Alyssa, Bailey and Tysyn. They went to film all of the sports they got to ride in Miss Cheesemans car with her. They got to go to Mcdonalds for lunch and we also learnt how to use a mini video camera. After that we went to Mrs Shepards house it looked really awesome. When the Sports were finished we went to the dairy we bought pineapple lumps and other lollies. Well I think everybody had a great day at winter field day.
Thursday, 20 August 2009
We think that the baking soda and salt will make the apples shrivel.
here are some photos below of what we did
Samuel and Same
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Day 3, our class have been learning the song called 'I love rock 'n roll' by Joan Jet. We have been learning that song for three days now. Sally, Emily, Jordan and Ashley are our teachers. Sally teaches the bass group and the singers. When they practice they have a strap on the bass that goes around you, so you can play the bass standing up. There are about 5 singers singing the song. Emily is teaching the Electric guitar group, the sound of the electric guitar is really cool! It sounds high-pitched sometimes. Jordan teaches the drums and he is incredible. The sound of the drums are really loud, but the drums don't look like the real ones, because you have to pay a lot to get the real one. They look flat and small. Also you have to plug in this tiny box and put headphones over your ears to hear the real sound of the instrument. Ashley teaches the bass too while Sally helps out the singers. So far we are up to the middle part of the song, so that means we are nearly finished! We will be having a concert on Friday and we are doing our best to make our teachers proud. Sally, Emily, Jordan and Ashley will be there helping out. The sound of all the instruments will sound really awesome on the day. The teachers also said that we can dress up as rock stars! We will ROCK THE STAGE!!!!
We will give you an update later in the week.
Monday, 17 August 2009
guitar, electric guitar and the drums. We got into three groups and the rock van people gave us group names of bands these are the names of them Led Zeps, Hendrix and Ramones. The drums that we used were electric drums we could not hear any sound for it like a real drum set but we will get the sound on tomorrow. On the base guitar we played three cords they were G, A, D the order of what it went in was G,G,A,A,D,D. And on the electric guitar its pretty much the same cords. On the drums we just played randomly we all got a turn at all of the three instruments here are some photos below of what we did.
Sam and Jordan
Friday, 14 August 2009
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Trash to fashion has just happened. Trash to fashion is when we make an outfit out of tash. Then we have a show. But it is very hard work. Me and my friend Crystal entered. We made a pretty outfit it had a bag with it but the bag broke on the day. We made sure lots of people had fun with trash so every pod had to make a bag. They all had to make a diffent shape bags. Out pod made circle bags. Then we went down the fashion runway. Nobody won because they where all to good. We had to put an outfit made out of trash on a teacher in every pod. Our teacher in our pod was mother of nature. Our pod thinks we won. I think every one did good. After the show the teacher said bring your out fit on friday so we can send to the people who say if you are the winner. We spent 5 weeks doing Trash to fashion. We will keep you posted and tell you if we are a winner.
We had to make the plan and then film the people that were in your group.
All classes had an amount of days to film and publish.We had to show our movies all of KareKare.All of KareKare watched the movies Me and Fazeel liked Friendship the best .
Sunday, 9 August 2009
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
Thursday, 30 July 2009
Friday, 24 July 2009
What's even cooler is that they aren't even being sold in NZ yet!
Thursday, 23 July 2009
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Monday, 20 July 2009
On the night of the last day of Term 2, I experienced WWE RAW! At 7:00pm, my dad and I drove to the Vector Arena. We then went inside the venue and I got John Cena sweat bands and a Jeff Hardy necklace from the merchandise shop. After that, we went inside the HUUUUUGE room for our seats. It was kind of high so we brought binoculars just in case but the view was fine. But I used the binoculars anyway for a real close up. Although I did think the ring was a bit smal. When the show started, it was SOOO LOUD! We could barely talk. There were heaps of WWE Superstars like Chavo Guerro, Goldust, Hornsquaggle, William Regal, Kofi Kingston, Triple H, Randy Orton, John Cena, Big Show, and more. When I watched the matches with the binoculars, when someone punched thin air, the other opponent acted like he punched him. I was excited because the main event had one of my favourite wrestlers, John Cena! When he came to the ring, everyone went crazy. The show was was 2 hours and a half long, yes i just said 2 hours and a half long. Which made the the show finish at 10:00pm. It was exhausting after but was worth it, I sure had fun!
Sunday, 19 July 2009
Saturday, 4 July 2009
The new website that Summerland was a part of is now live. It is basically to advertise using the .nz domain name. Summerland were asked to be a part of the .school.nz domain advertising. All the other .nz films can also be viewed here, including .geek.nz [who knew?]
Friday, 26 June 2009
Today on the 26th of June, some of the worlds worst news.... Michael Jackson has passed away after a shocking heart attack in L.A......... Michael's brother, Randy Jackson, said that Michael had collapsed in his room Thursday morning, Michael was then transferred to UCLA Medical Centre. Fire Captain. Steve Ruda told CNN a 911 call came in from a west Los Angeles residence. At the Medical Centre security guards blocked off all entrances from the emergency room no one was aloud in it not even the staff, some people in the waiting room even started crying after seeing Michael in the stretcher, he got his own room for himself. Michael is one of the seven children of his brothers and sisters his family is one of the first families to make music.
We wanted to write this blog post because we are a huge fans of Michael Jackson because he wrote big hit songs and one of his most favourite sounds 'OW' and we are feeling very upset :( We are some of his youngest fans we've always loved him but now he is in another place a better place no paparazzi and no crowds. He wrote big hit songs and one of his most favourite sounds 'OW'
W.B Ezrah and Gene
Thursday, 25 June 2009
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
On Wednesday the 17th of June Summerland went to BP challange to compete with other primary schools. The BP challange is was at the Trust Stadum. There were 3 groups the fisrt one was summerland 1 the second one was summerland2 and the third one was summerland 3 and we all had 4 people in a group. What we did was we got 2 people from every year 5 and 6 class and on the Wednesday the 17th of July we competed we new what 1 activity was because that is what we practiced it.That activity was a construction to hold a marble 5 center meters or under 5 center meters above the ground the eqipment we used was 1 meter of tape 2 meters of string and 30 straws that is all we had to make a constraction to hold a marble it's harder than it sounds realy. After that challange we done we done the mysterious challange in that challange we got 10 meters of tape 1 meter of string and a hole news paper.We had to make stilts longer than 12cm what summerland 1 made balls of news paper and taped it to one of our team mates shoe and we had to had to run throuregh a course. The Best Team Overall went to Green Bay. But Summerland did not win anything but it is not about winning it's about having fun and that is what we did.
By Kaitlyn and Melissa :) Your Gonna Love it (witch means try it then you would love it)
Mikayla and Crystal
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
On the 12 of June JD, Sapwe and Ezrah went to the library to do some writing with Stu Duval. Stu Duval is a book writer, story teller and drawer, he has amazing stories. But back at the library everybody that had got chosen to go to the library was settled down and then Stu came and then we started. First he told us about his stories then he asked use all these questions like what's your favourite colour? and close your eyes and open them again, what's the first thing you see?. So everybody write down their answers, then he said that if he gets stuck on names he just goes to a big list of words and makes a name. So he asked use what name do you get if you put answer 1 and 6 together, and JDs was Shoemud, Ezrahs was Thumbpoo and Sapwes was Carpetspew. Then Stu helped all of use make a funny story he said to make it easy we will play the game 'Luckily And Unluckily'. So he pointed at JD and said "a name" and JD couldn't think of a name so he just used his own, then the story started, Stu was telling it. So he started "it was a sunny morning and JD woke up and looked at his watch and said "holy smokes I'm going to be late!" so he went down stairs to get his favourite cereal when unluckily there was a crockcroach in his cereal but luckily his dad came in and squashed it and pulled out another and said"I always keep a spare box" but unluckily a dragon flu in and took the box out of his hand but luckily JDs cat scratched the dragon's tale the dragon let the cereal go it was swopping down when he was just about to catch it when unluckily a bird came and grabbed it but luckily a huge flying fire breathing mouse came and blew fire all over it and the bird was burning but unluckily the bird ate the little mouse but luckily the mouse burnt its stomach but unluckily the dragon ate them then luckily the dragon pooped it out but unluckily a flying dung beetle came and held it for his flying family of dung bettle's so JD just went on walking along to school he hopped on the bus and got to school and Mr Janta's the school principal came out and said why are you so dirty he said a crochcroach was in my breakfast a dragon came flu down and toke it the dragon dropped it i was inches away from getting it a stupid bird came down and toke it a flying fire mouse came and blew fire all over the bird grabbed the cereal the bird ate the mouse the mouse burnt its stomach the dragon ate the bird and the mouse the dragon came and pooped it out but then a flying Dung bettle came and toke it for his family "AND I AM NOT GOING TO HAVE BREAKFAST"when luckily the dung bettle dropped the cereal right on Mr Janta's head and had a hole heap of POO all over his head. And then after the story we left back to class.
Made and Edited By Ezrah illustrated By JD and Published By Sapwe
Thursday, 11 June 2009
By: Melissa & Bailey
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
On Monday the 8th of June 2009 We talked to Mr Cunliffe on skype in the afternoon.We did this so we could ask him questions about Melbourne. We asked him questions like What does he do in his spare time? Why did you move to Melbourne? and What creaters are their in the Melbourne Waters? For the first question He said he does reading and teaching for the second question Mr Cunliffe said he was ready for a change.For the third question He replied with a story.He told us that thay had big ants and one of them bit him. Mr Cunliffe he showed us his house, street and his robots.Mr Cunilffe said that the temperature was 4 degrees in Melbourne.I think that it was good for my education because I learnt alot about Melbourne and now I know what it might be like to be in Melbourne.
By Kaitlyn and Dariha
Sunday, 7 June 2009
It is a new web 2.0 app using the idea of post it notes. It's called Wallwisher.
We all logged onto the same wall and collated our ideas from the Forensic day with Constable Stace. We also noted the questions we still have.
Check out our wall
Friday, 5 June 2009
By Zee and JD
Fingerprinting Day on PhotoPeach
Tuesday, 2 June 2009
At Summerland primary we had two basket ball champions Sam and Rob from the New Zealand basket ball team to show some tricks about Basketball. We had competitions who can do the best basket ball tricks and some people got prizes like addidas hats and they got sweat bands and drink bottle And they did some slam dunks. Rob is 2m tall and 11 cm tall and his feet is size 16. Sam is 2m tall and his feet size is 16 .
BY MICHAEL & DANIEL
This morning we were talking to Martha's Vineyard all the way in America. They were 6 to 8 year olds, we had to be in class by 8:00 AM SHARP, They finished at 2:30 in the afternoon and only just got us at 4 O'clock, I know 2 hours aye, They asked us lots of questions like what is your favorite team you always go for in your favorite sport and we said Rugby the All Blacks, League the Warriors, for Netball the Silver Ferns, Magic and Mystics. Those are our New zealand teams we asked them that question they said for Baseball their favorite team tttthhhheeee Red Socks! Their favourite foods over there are MMMMMMMMMMM PPPPiiiizzzzzzzzaaaa.
We sent a little Kiwi named Kip the Kiwi he is going all around the world and will eventually reach them and then will keep going around the world untill it reaches us. They had funny American voices, we had great fun talking to them, they loved fishing and they only have 2 terms of school. They finish school 30 minutes before us because they finish at 2:30 when we finish at 3:00 O'clock. They sometimes get yummy,delicious Pizza for Lunch and Morning Tea from the Cafeteria, they stayed at school for almost 2 hours just for us and cant wait for kip the Kiwi to reach them. They really loved the look of our Playground its got heaps of different things on it like Monkey bars, Flying Fox and heaps of Slides. I think talking to them was really cool and meeting them even though we couldn't see them it was okay, Maybe if we could see them it would be even better, good job they could see us!
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
written by Crystal
Friday, 22 May 2009
Today we went round the whole school to look for connecting shapes that tessellate. We took pictures of shapes around outside the classroom and inside the classroom, by the playground and in the office.
Can you guys find any tessellating shapes at your house or school.
Jaizel, Same and Megan
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Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Trash to fashion is a fun activity that our school does. We have to collect rubbish and make some clothes out of it. We had to choose a catorgorie. These where the catorgories we could choose from, plastic bag palace, green dreams, junkyard superheroes, colour your world, junk to jewels and headgear. Plastic bag palace is making clothes out of plastic bags. Green dreams is making clothes from books and movies. Junkyard superheroes you had to think we are saving the planet our job is to think about using tires, bits from computers, wires, plugs, metal and wheels. Colour your world you have to use one colour or stick to two or go mad and use them all! Think big and bold and imaginative larger than life and leading the way into a bright new future. Junk to jewels you have to make accessories and jewellery. Head high we have to make hats and headgear. Trash to fashion is all about recycling. Last year I did trash to fashion I worked with 3 people we did not win but we had fun. I am going to do trash to fashion this year with one of my best friends, Crystal. Crystal and I are going to do colour your world. We are going to go mad and use all the colours. We are trying to make a beautiful dress. Last year we made a t-shirt and skirt. This is a photo of our design from last year, Sophie is wearing it. Check out all of last years efforts from the school by clicking here. We will keep you posted of how we get on.
Thursday, 7 May 2009
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Firstly I hate cross country because if you were running and your shoe laces were untied and the teacher saw you and shouted out to you '' go to the side so other people won't trip over'' and you look up 6 or 7 people have gone past!
Secondly if you had a big hill you had to run up, its just a waste of time, most people always power walk because it will take them like half an hour to get up there and the teachers say hurry up!.
Thirdly if you had a sore leg and it was aching and you told the teacher and they said 'well you still have to run', and the race starts and you are way at the back you can't catch up because you're too slow to get near them and every one has finished and you have still got half way to go
So why bother doing cross country when you won't even come 1st place. I have given you so many reasons why can't you believe me you wouldn't even know what the word cross country means so trust me and you will never have to thank me ever!
Some teachers say that if we do cross country it will make kids enjoy running BUT I think no I do not enjoy!
Reason 1, you should do cross county because, you will get fit and you will start running faster then you normally run, would you like that or would you like to get chubby and lazy, so if you pick to do cross county and you will start to get fitter and faster, more every time you do it.
Reason 2, you should do cross county because you just might become one of the fastest cross county runners in the school, your legs will get stronger and you will have fit and strong legs.
Reason 3, you will be healthy and be able to run a long distance.
Reason 4, it will start becoming fun to you and you will feel good because you went all the way to the end, you will feel proud of your self too.
Finally, the last reason you will get to do it with your friends and, you can all feel proud together because you made it the hole way.
Thats why you should do cross county. You should do it because it is a fun sport.
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
Shania chose Chicken feathers, JD did Roadworks and Mikayla did Ducks Stuck we had to make the letterbox as creative as we could, and of course we all did cool ones. We are in a competition to win books for our school library, class library and our selves. The dimensions could not exceed 30 cm-30 cm -50 cm. Our teacher entered us into this very cool competition we think we are only allowed to enter one of us witch is very sad because our teacher doesn't want to choose 1 out of our cool letterboxs. We all put our hard work into them but the most importent thing is that we all had fun making them.
Shania made hers by blowing up a balloon and paper mashe and then I painted the paper mashe in black paint. After that I stuck the feathers on and then I stuck the head on and feathered it. Meanwhile, I let it to dry and soon after that I stuck the balloon on the head and then I put the googly eyes on and took it to school.
Mikayla made hers by using paper to cover 2 boxes and painted them yellow and red. Then she went to the shop and bought a duck mask and stappled it on to the top of the box after that I put a NO JUNK MAIL SIGN on the bottem of the top box then printed, copied some pictures of the book and made little holes for the feathers she did the number I traced a hole for the paper.
JD made his by starting with a shoe box and cut a little bit out of another shoe box and stuck it on top to make the cab then he did the wheels by tracing around a drinking glass. Then painted the cab and the back white and painted the wheels black once the wheels had dried he painted the silver on so it made it look like a wheel. Then he stuck on the wheels and the front and back bumper then the side and back windows, the indicaters and then all the roadworks stuff.
Thursday, 9 April 2009
What is Easter?
Easter is usually celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon. Following the first day of spring. It could be any Sunday between March 22 and April 25.It is the most sacred of all celebrations.
How Easter was celebrated in Ancient Days?
Ages ago people use to celebrate the coming of spring. They believe that changing seasons is guided by spirits or gods. The plants, flowers and animals coming out of there house or caves they brought life back to land.
Why is Good Friday called Good Friday and Easter Sunday?
Good Friday is called Good Friday because Jesus Christ died for us because of our sins at Friday and he rose on the third day and received it at the right had on the Father which is Sunday.
What is Lent?
Lent is the forty days special seasons to Easter Sunday. Sundays are not counted because it is the Lords Day because there is no fasting so it not counted fasting. Some countries have celebrate Mardi Gras which means “Fat Tuesday” in French the day before Lent is Ash Wednesday. It is also called “Carnival” sometimes.
BY: Angelica, Alyssa & Salote