Friday, May 29, 2009

Hi my name is Manase Vaka. I am a Year 6 student at Glenbrae Primary School.
My learning intention for this writing is to put paragraphs and capital letters in the right place.
My speaking goal is to read out loud so my audience can hear the story easily.
I hope you enjoy my movie and leave me a comment.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Myth Rona and the Moon

Hi. Here I am again like I promised. This time I've got sound! We have been writing myths about objects in space. This is a retell of the Maori myth "Rona and the Moon'. Our learning intention is:
To rewrite the story in our own words so that someone who has never heard the story before will understand what happens.
I would like feedback about how you think I did please.
Also this was the first recording I have made.
My learning Intention is:
To speak loudly and clearly so that all my words can be easily heard.
Please tell me how you think I did so I can be better next time.
Thank you for listening.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Malo e lelei. My name is Tevita Fa'avae. I am 10 years old and I go to Glenbrae School. My poster is about geckos. I learnt lots of new facts while I was doing my report. I hope you enjoy reading my poster and looking at my pictures of geckos.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Hi. I'm Utufiu Niko. I'm in Year 6 at Glenbrae School. I'm proud of my poster showing the results of my learning about New Zealand reptiles. It will be displayed in the foyer at Glenbrae School. If you visit our school, make sure to read the interesting information on my poster. Thank you.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Skinks in New Zealand

Skinks are ground and tree dwelling. They are small and fast moving. Rainbow skinks are the smallest lizards in New Zealand. The Australian people brought the skinks to New Zealand.

This kind of lizard can drop its tail to confuse its predators. In time, lizards can grow another tail. Their skin is smooth and tight. All skinks have shiny skin. They have ear holes. They can camouflage themselves so they can hide from their predators.

They eat kawakawa plants. Lizards eat a variety of food. They sometimes eat insects. Skinks eat bugs, which are delicious to them. They are omnivores.

Many different Skinks live in grasslands. You may find some skinks in bushes as well. They can sometimes be on clay banks to bask in the sun. Skinks habitats have been destroyed, to build shopping centres and houses. They can also live in sandy beaches.

These lizards are not endangered because they have been looked after. There are lots of skinks on different Islands. Skinks are safe from extinction. Different people are helping our skinks so they can stay alive.

Skinks are small and precious. Skinks are special to New Zealand. Every body hopes that the skinks will stay alive.
By Siosaia T