Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ki O Rahi

Ki O Rahi is a game of agility, strength, speed and memory of Rahi and Ara the two characters of a Maori legend called  Rahi. The game is played by two teams and one called Taniwha and the other called Ki O Ma. The aim of the game is to try and hit the Te Tupu in the middle of the court or field.

To score points you either have to touch the ball in the circle around Te Tupu.or try to throw the ball at it. You are allowed to tackle and bump of the other players.


  • When the game starts three players from Kioma have to stay in Pawero zone
  • If placed in the Pawero Zone the players job is to try to pass the ball to their team mates in the Te Ao.
  • Players have to tag each of the seven flags then strike Te Tupu.
  • The players of Taniwha have the job of protecting Te Tupu.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Robin Williams

On the 11th of August 2014 Robin Williams died tragically. He was a great actor who had starred in many movies such as Mrs Doubtfire, Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting, Jumanji, What Dreams May Come, Night at The Museum and much much more.

He was a loved dad of three kids named Zelda, Zachary, and Cody Williams. Williams was well known for his stand up comedy and voice impressions. it is sad to see him leave by such a tragic  event.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Solving Algebra

a. How many sticks were needed to build the 5 fish patterns?
b. How many sticks would you n  eed to build 20 fish patterns? (See if you can work out how many without making the pattern)
c. Explain how you worked this out.
d. In a spreadsheet create a table that shows how many sticks are needed for up to 20 fish.
e. From this table create a graph to show your findings.
f. How many sticks would there be in 42 fish?

Friday, August 1, 2014


On Monday the 28th of July class 4 attended a soccer lesson with one the best tutors we could ask for. Her name is Sophie and she is from Argentina. She made a deal with us, it was if she teaches us soccer we will teach her English and that we've done so far.

Our first warm up was snatch the bib. The point of the game was to snatch the other person's bib from their side and try to maintain the bib by protecting it from thieves. Ultimately trying keep it until the end of the game. We got to play a second round and this time we were allowed to take more than on bib. It was cool, fun and good exercise.

After the class had been warmed up we got ready for another game and it was even better! It was a like a mixture of midnight and soccer. There was two lines of people on each side of the court, and they were teams of 1-11. I was number 6 with my opponent being my friend Brodie. When Sophie called out one of our numbers we had to run into the middle of the court and try to score a goal.

"Number Six" Sophia shouted ,so I ran up quickly at the same time as Brodie. As Brodie tried to kick the ball I missed the ball and hit him in the shins and he fell over, the ball rolled out and the game was over. My team won the game 8-5, we had a good run and a really hard match. After all I liked playing soccer.