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Friday, 26 May 2017

What makes a kite fly?


We wrote this piece of writing together as a class.
What makes a kite fly?

There are four forces that affect a kite when it is flying. They are gravity, lift, thrust, and drag.


Gravity is the force that keeps us on the ground. The heavier a kite is the harder it is to fly.

Lift is the force pushing the kite off the ground. Lift happens when air moves over the top of the kite at a faster speed than the air that is moving under the bottom of the kite.

The force that makes a kite move through the air is called thrust. Thrust happens with a kite when it is held in one place by its string, while the wind flows around the kite.


As air flows over the kite the wind gets held back a little by the roughness of the fabric. This friction is called drag.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Magical Matariki


What is Matariki?

The 7 stars disappear in late April. The stars come back in early June. The stars are called the 7 sisters. We celebrate Matariki in lots of different ways. The Maori people make kites to fly them in the sky made out of wood, flax or paper. We tell stories too. We catch fish and grow trees.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Fractions

We have been learning to make, name, and recognise wholes, halves, third parts, fourth parts and fifth parts using play dough.

Friday, 5 May 2017

My Holiday Highlight

My Holiday  Highlight

In the Holidays my highlight was going to my Auntie birthday. We had a feed it was yummy! After that we had dessert  and then we waited for a while . We had the cake then we sang Happy birthday. I felt happy because we went to Swimarama. I went on the hydroslide.  I went in the hot pool I had fun. We had a kai.  We had fish and chips. My cousin went on the  diving board. He did a big bomb! He went on it six times. When he got off went home then we watched movies.



Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Point England Picnic

On Friday Point England school had the picnic. First we went to the hall. Mr Burt told us the rules. After that we went to the beach. We sat on the grass and then we put our stuff on the grass. Mr Burt told us the rules. I went on the park. After that I went down to the beach. I built a big sandcastle. It was a volcano. When I finished my volcano sandcastle I went to see my friends siosisua, Kristpher, Chaun and Suade. I felt happy because I went on the white board. 

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Playing with My Friends

I played with Ashley, Bryston, Devante and Francis. First we played g-switch. After that we played a game called Tank Trouble. I felt happy because we caught an eel. 

Friday, 10 February 2017

All About Me

My name is Kohatu. I am 7 years old. I am a student at Point England Primary School in Auckland New Zealand. My favourite thing to do at school is maths. I have 2 brothers and 3 sisters and my family are important to me because they make my lunch. My favourite food is Burger King. My favourite colour is blue. My learning goal is to read more books.