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.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Magical Matariki

What is Matariki?

Matariki is a group of 7 stars. It is also the Maori new year. The stars appear in the sky in winter in late May or early June. When the stars appear again the moon has risen and it is the beginning of the Maori new year. The Matariki group of stars has other names as well. One the names is the 7 sisters. We celebrate Matariki in lots of different ways like catching kai moana. We forget and forgive people who have made us sad. We fly and make kites. We tell stories from the past. We tell stories from the past.

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 highlight of my holiday was going to Laser tag with my cousin and  my family. First we played games and then we played Laser tag. I came first in Laser tag and I got some lollies for my brother. I went home. I felt happy because I got to spend some time with my family.i