Learning how to make a robot using shapes.

Today Mrs Grant came after morning tea. I learned how to make a robot with shapes but everyone else learned how to make a person. She also taught us how to move the shapes with keys. It was pretty fun but tiring but it was alright. I got the handle of it so I was good at it but then she go to a meeting so we all said bye to her. It was a fun day.

We are learning to do short cuts with Mrs Grant.

Today Mrs Grant came this morning she has taught us how to use our blog and to do short cuts and also how to use the touch pad. Anyways how to use the touch pad Mrs Grant said that we need to put  one finger on the side and my other finger on the other side. Then drag your finger and it will move. I enjoyed using the touch pad.

Talofalava my name is Nixcent.

Talofalava! My name is Nixcent, I go to Saint Patrick’s School. I am in Year 5 and my teacher is Mrs Agnew. My favourite subject is Reading and I enjoy learning about Sports.  I am good at guitar and entertaining people.  My goal for this year is to be a guitarist. In my spare time I like to sleep and hang out with my family.

Preparing for athletics day.

It’s our first time this year that we did have a session with Coach Bart to prepare us for Athletics Day. At first I thought it was so easy until karma got back at me.  It was hard!  We did running,  jumping,  and we had to also run on our toes, high and low.

At first we also played a game called sheepdog. You have to make sure you don’t get tagged from the noodle. It was a little easy to play but it was alright because I got very tired. And we also did a  race and we went really fast. The coach said “on your mark, get set, go.”

Our athletics day is going to be on the eighteen of November so he is going to teach us more skills but harder to make us way more tired. The only thing that coach wants us to do is listen because if we don’t we will spoil it for the others.

Now the next game was the jumping one. It was really easy for me and my friend Eldrich, Tuakalau, Patrick, and Wycliffe because we had to jump over the foam pigs but we had to stand quite far away. from them

So  it was a fun day today. Coach Bart was not that bad and he did teach us how to listen and run fast, high and low and also how to play sheepdog. He helped us learn how to jump properIy and I felt impressed about my day.

Making our class movie

On the first day of making my potato person for our class movie, I decided to make a ‘bad’ superhero. My potato was medium sized and looked scary before I even started but I chose it because it was interesting. To make him I used purple material to make a cape for around his shoulders. I gave him one eye and used two ice cream sticks to give him antennae sticking out of his head. To make him stand I used four other sticks which I had to keep changing around until he stood by himself. I also pricked him all over with a tooth pick to make him look scarier.

Ms Toland shared with us one day about the four important people who make movies. They bare the director, camera man, scene manager and the editor. When we were making our stop motion movie, I liked being the director the best.

When we got started on our movie we had to make backgrounds for behind the potatoes. It adds atmosphere and tell us where it is taking place. I was in the “inside kingdom” where we painted a wall red and put a picture of the queen and some corgis on the wall.

We also did some voice overs and I did it with my friend Pio. He was telling the story and I was doing the monster’s voice. It sounds scary but I think the low monster voice should be used because it sounds  the scariest. Pio edited it because the camera person made some mistakes but it was alright in the end. I can’t wait to see our movie and the movies of the other classes on the big screen, next term.


Swimming Lessons

Last term we went swimming lessons which were so much fun. We had to bring a head cap, togs, goggles and towels. We had to go on the bus to go to the CLM pools. On the bus Mr Bell’s class was singing on the bus so loudly. I was so happy when we got to the pools. Our instructor told us to get in the pool and her name was Mrs Parley. She was very kind and very good.

We learned how to float on our stomach and then swim to the platform which was like a trampoline. We also learned how to float on our backs and we also used the board. The instructor told me I was a professional. I had so much fun I wish I could do swimming lessons again.

Animation Blog – Playing soccer

We have been making animations on our chromebooks in google slides.

I really enjoyed this because we have added to our stories each week and now they are really good..

My story is about the soccer player scoring goals.