Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Touch down

  For math active learning I played toucdown with my buddy Phoenix. I was the loser and it was  37 to 10. We had 2 dice and what ever number we rolled just if I rolled 6 and 5 then you do 6x5=30 so we have to go to 30 and then it will be the other person's turn. We got 4 turns each. Each time we added on to our last score. Here is my game with my buddy Phoenix.

Wednesday, 23 September 2020


During Term 3 we have done lots of fun stuff like trips, active learning and art. These are the things that have been my peaks and pits. Peaks are fun things and pits have been the challenges. 

My Peaks

Clean up day was the best because I made a boot at the recycling centre. I have been working hard at getting smarter at maths because Mrs Palmer helps me get smarter.

My pit

Not going on the park trip because I haven't been doing my work and getting a reflection.

Friday, 18 September 2020


 Brodi Cookbook

For  Practical learning this term I have been in the cooking group. We made recipes that were based on bread. Session one we made bread rolls that looked like hedgehogs. It turned out really well it was yum. Session two we made bread cases which would be good to eat at lunchtime.  Came out good yes i did like it session three we made french stick pizza which would be good eat at dinnertime yes and it turned out fine session four we made bread and butter pudding.
it turn out fine and it taste fine. Over the sessions  one thing I found easy to do was tghe French stick pizza
Over the sessions one thing I found challenging to do was making the hedgehog. We made a recipe book to print out and take home to out families. Here is a link to mine. 

Hedgehog Bread


1 tablespoon of sugar       

Warm water

1 teaspoon dried yeast

2 teaspoons of oil.

    3 cups of plain flower

A few raisins or currants

1 beaten egg.



Wooden spoon

Chopping board

Tea spoon 


Measuring cup

Chopping board


Making your dough

1 Wash your hands thoroughly.

2.In a bowl, dissolve the sugar in 1 cup of warm water. Add the dried yeast, the oil, and 2 cups of flour. Stir well. Leave the mixture in a warm place for about an hour[or longer if you can].

3 When the yeast mixture is bubbly,add the rest of flour and sprinkle in the salt.

4 Mix it well until a rubbery lump of dough forms. If the dough is wet and sloppy, add a little more flour. If it is too dry, add a little more warm water.

5 Knead the dough on a clean, floured board for at least 10 minutes.

6 Divide the dough into 8 balls.You are ready to make the hedgehogs. Turn your oven on to 220 C to warm up.

Shaping the  hedgehogs.

Made the shape of a hedgehog using scissors. Did eyes with raisins.Brush backs with beaten egg, Put in oven to cook for 10 minutes.

Bread cases-Lunch


Muffin tray

Chopping board






1 piece of bread

1 Egg

Milk ¼ cup







  1. Cut the crust off the bread.

  2. Place bread into a cupcake case.

  3. Mix egg and milk in a bowl.

  4. Add ingredients of your choice.

  5. Place cupcake case into muffin tray.

  6. Bake in the oven till the egg is cooked and bread golden brown.

French stick pizza- Dinner


Oven tray



Chopping board


French stick


Ham/ Salami




Pizza sauce


1.Spread pizza sauce on french stick.

2.Add your choice of ingredients in any order, cheese last on top.

3.Bake in oven till cheese has melted and golden. 

Bread and Butter Pudding

By Chelsea Sugar

First there was sliced bread, then came bread

And butter pudding. Recreate mankind’s second greatest  invention today.




Chopping board

Small pie Dish

Roasting pans


6 slices white bread, buttered

2 tablespoons currants

2 tablespoons sultanas

2 eggs

2 tablespoons Chelsea White Sugar

2 cups Meadow Fresh Original Milk

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

½ teaspoon grated nutmeg


Preheat the oven to 180 C bake.

Cut the crusts off the bread and cut each slice in half diagonally to make 2 triangles. Lay four bread triangles butter side down in a pie dish or small lasagne dish, approximately 20 x 20. Sprinkle with half the currants and sultanas and repeat to form layers. Finish with a layer of bread with butter side up.

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Making a Waka

During reading activity learning  I made a waka . The challenging part when making the waka was hot gluing it together because I kept burning my finger. The easiest part making the waka was pushing the sticks on the bottom of the waka.
Here is a photo of mine.

Friday, 24 July 2020

6 sentence story

During writing this week we wrote  a 6 sentnece recount about something  we did on our holiday here is mine.
 It was a sunny hot cool day.
My family and me we all went on a family outing.
Castlecliff beach had cool blue water that day.
My brother was jumping in the water and flipping on the sand.
Standing in the water this big wave hit me in the face.
Excited from being at the beach, I cant wait to go back nexr holidays.

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Inquiry Mosaic

For active learning this term our group learnt how to do a mosaic.
This is how we made them.
1. Draw a design for your mosaic on paper.
2.Draw the design on your piece of wood.
3.Choose the tiles you want to use for your mosaic.
4.Break  up the tiles if you need to.
5. Use the tile adhesive to stick the tiles to your design on the wood.
6.Clean the tiles of any extra adhesive.
7.Put grout around the tiles so the wood is all covered.
8.wipe the excess grout off the tiles.
9. Your mosaic is finished.

When I was making my mosaic I found smashing the tiles easy. I found cleaning off the excess adhesive hard to get off.

Here is a photo of my finished mosaic.


For inquiry we carried out a science experiment. Here it is.

 Prediction: I think the water will warm up and steam will go on the bag.

snap lock bag
food colouring.

1. We drew on the snap lock bag a mountain some clouds and the sea.
2.pour water in a zip lock bag and then pour food colouring in the bag.
3. Tap the zip lock bag to the window in the sun.
4. Wait and see

The water in the bag evaporated into water vapor , condensation. The water drop lets  got heavy  and fell down, precipitation. It is collected on the mountain and into the rivers and oceans. The cycle starts again.

My prediction was nearly right. It was water vapor and not steam.

Wednesday, 11 March 2020


My animal has the head of a Leopard, the body of a dog with the tail of Zebra, I have named him Phoenix. 

Thursday, 14 November 2019


In class we learn how to make a cinquain poem.
Image result for kittensthis is the one I wrote about a cat.
Image result for kittens

Fluffy, cute
Running, scratching, meowing
Make me feel calm

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

In class we have been learning about Tuia 250. The history of New Zealand, Aotearoa. This included finding out information about the Treaty of Waitangi.

Here are some of the facts I have learnt.

  • It was signed by over 500 Maori chiefs.
  • The treaty was signed in 1840.
  • The treaty was translated to Te reo Maori in just one night.
  • It took over 7 months for all the chiefs to sign the treaty as it traveled around the country.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Sequential Pattern

A sequential pattern is a pattern that gets bigger by adding or multiplying or smaller by subtracting or dividing

My rule is I add a trapezium each time.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019


 Headphone bag

Size of material 
Length 14 cm
Height 10 cm   
Width 2 cm

Sewing machine

First I designed my name in my art book that I am going to put on my headphone bag. We then started
our slideshow.

I measured my headphones to see how much material I need for my bag. We chose our material and cut out
how much we needed. We also used a piece of white material and designed our name tag.

We pinned our name tags onto our bags and put velcro on the bags ready for sewing.
Then I sewed the velcro and my name tag to my headphone bag.

Then I sewed up the sides using a sewing machine to make my headphone bag.

Monday, 14 October 2019

Repeating Patterns

Today I learnt how to make repeating patterns in class during Maths time. My core pattern is green triangle, yellow triangle.

Friday, 13 September 2019

Mini Golf T3

We went to mini golf and we played the course to get ideas of how we could design our own.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019


In class we learnt how to use this game. We were asked to find out where we came from and how we got to New Zealand.  Once we had this, we wrote our family details and made our game. Here is mine.

Friday, 6 September 2019


in class we learnt how to use this game. We were asked to find out where we came from and how we got to New Zealand.  Once we had this, we wrote our family details and made our game. Here is mine.

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Book of Seasons

For reading we read a book about seasons. I wrote a procedure on how to make your own book about seasons.

How to make a seasons book

What you need
_coloured pencils

1.Fold the paper  in half.
2.Staple it in the middle
3.Make   a    title   page
4.The seasons  are Autumn  summer   winter and spring.
Write about them.
5. Cut out pictures form magazines or draw pictures to go with each season.
6. Read you book to others.

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

3D Shapes

Today for maths I made 3D shapes.

Square Based Pyramid


Hexagonal Prism

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Bug Home

I found a plan for a bug home on the internet. I built a bug home. I used plastic bottles and string. I am going to put it in the garden to give a home for the good bugs.

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Be Funky


                         I went on a website called BeFunky and I used it to change the colours of my photos.
                         I made my photos like the artist Andy Warhol. I think it looks really cool.

Tuesday, 2 July 2019


For my reading contract I took photos of the letters of my name. I found them around the school and even in the classroom.

Here are my letters Brodi

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Word Cloud

For my reading contract I made a Word Cloud about me. I wrote words about myself.

Reading Activity

In my reading group we read a story called A Bird In The Classroom. The children put crumbs by the door and the bird flew out. If I had to get a bird out of the classroom I would open the windows and hope it flies out.

Friday, 23 February 2018

He Puna Tarei class logo

We had to make a class logo.  I put a penguin on my logo because we have penguins in our class. My motto is we have fun learning.

Touch down

  For math active learning I played toucdown with my buddy Phoenix. I was the loser and it was  37 to 10. We had 2 dice and what ever number...