Monday, June 23, 2014

B.A.R Key (Thinkers Keys)

During Extension today we have been learning about the thinking keys. There are 20 altogether but we have been just focusing on the B.A.R Key. 
B.A.R stands for...
B - Bigger
A - Add
R - Replace
Here is my pictures showing BAR.

 Firstly I drew my own Original Picture

 Then another student made something Bigger - B

 Then another student came and Added something - A

 Finally they Replaced one of my things - R

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sound Project 2

Mary's 2nd Sound Project from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

This is my 2nd movie about sound... I sure hope you enjoy. And please leave some feedback. Thanks.

Monday, June 16, 2014



Mary ANZAC from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

This is my movie about what we did during the term, up to when we learnt about the ANZAC. We have been doing different things during the terms and one of them is about the ANZAC.
I hope you enjoy and leave some feedback.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Writing Sample - Outrageous Netball Game

On Tuesday morning I looked up into the sky and saw dark grey clouds covering the sun. For quite some time I kept my eye on the weather because we had our Netball game. By the time it was morning tea, it started raining. When school had finished I made my way towards the hall, getting ready for our game. We got changed and waited for our ride. The whole team was getting a bit bored so we decided to practise our passing. Finally Mr J arrived with the Van.

Mr J dropped us off just outside the courts so it wasn't that much of a walk because of the weather. By the time we got to the courts it was pouring down with rain. I was shivering cold and my teeth were chattering. But we still went out in the rain a had a little game. “Mary, Hannah, Josephine, Lesieli and Ana, come back we are going to have a practise on our court.” Yelled our coach Miss Thompson.

I looked at the time 5 more seconds until the game. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. The umpire blew the whistle. We all got ready and in our positions. The umpire again blew the whistle. We started. When our Centre (Quasia) threw the ball to me, it kind of slipped because of the rain. I quickly ran after the ball. It was so wet I almost slipped and and glide across the court. My hands were going numb so I couldn't feel the ball whenever I got it. Remuera Intermediate scored the first goal.

Again the ball slipped out of my hand and I had to run after it. My partner was fierce she didn't let me out of her sight. She tripped me a couple of times but I didn't care. It was really pouring with rain it felt like I was having a cold shower. The timer went off. We ran to our coach. She explained to us, “Do not throw long passes because the ball will slip. So it did.

Whenever it was our turn to throw off, the Centre from RI would cover me so I couldn't get the ball. I was soaking wet. Finally it was 4th quarter which is the last quarter. we scored the last 4 goals I think. Then the timer went off. We won by 3 points. We played pretty good despite the weather. It was outrageous. I couldn't believe we won to be honest. I hope we don’t have another game like that again.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


This is my presentation about Trumpets. It shows facts and what they are called. I hope you enjoy.

Saturday, June 7, 2014


This is a little presentation showing facts about bagpipes. Hope you enjoy and find out more about Bagpipes.

Writing Motivation - Cold Morning

While waking up for school, I felt a chilli breeze swoop through my room, leaving me shiver in my bed. I thought in my head, “I don’t want to get up, maybe later it might become warmer.” 1 hour later.... “Oh no I am going to be late.” I quickly got ready and left for school.

As soon as I opened the door to go outside, a brisk wind made it’s way into my home. I couldn't believe I had to walk in that. I wanted to stay and have breakfast but then I would've been more late and get into more trouble. So I decided to not go with that idea. I took my first step outside into that freezing cold, and my jacket just started flapping. My teeth were chattering and I had goosebumps around my body.

My lips began to turn purple as soon as I got to the end of the street, (And it’s not even that long of a walk.) My stomach was so hollow it couldn’t stop itself from rumbling. And Every breath I took steam would come out when I blew out.

When I was making my way into the classroom, I quickly ran towards the heater. But I was still on detention and I was still hungry.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Gangnam Style

A very famous artist Korean guy named Psy created a song. Well every artist creates songs. But this one was so famous that it had been going on for like 2 - 3 years. People made videos about the song Gangnam Style and did the dance over and over again like Psy. Some even dressed up and pretend to be the famous artist. This song is so catchy it has a great beat to it.

Did you know on December 21st , Gangnam style was the first ever YouTube video to reach a billion hits. That is how famous it was. On May 31st, 2014, the music video has been viewed over two billion times on YouTube, and it is the site's most watched video.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Winning our Netball Game

On Tuesday the 3rd, we had our first competition game. Before that it was our grading games. On the first 2 quarters I was sub. Finally it had came to the third quarter, and I was Wing Attack, (WA). By the time our netball game had ended we obviously won.
Please leave the comment to guess the score for both teams. I'll give you a clue.

Score Hints -

Pt England: Above 15.
St Cuthberts: Above 5.