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


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.