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Wednesday, 5 September 2018

My speech

Speech Judging Sheet

Name:                           Topic:
Main Points

Self Assessment
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My speech was organised logically into paragraphs, with an effective introduction and a conclusion.

I used some gestures, stood still and made eye contact with my audience.

My voice was clear and loud.  I didn’t speak too quickly or too slowly.



My speech had a message and was original, interesting and relevant to the audience.


I used ‘powerful’ words in my speech.  I also included some language features (eg repetition, alliteration, similes etc)

My speech was between 2 ½ and 3 ½ minutes long.

Next time I need to …
Speak slowly, pace myself.
Teacher Comment
You started off with a good introduction which was very clear You had well researched facts, a clear voice, and it was well structured. It was a bit fast at times but you made good eye contact and used lots of personal voice.
Why Taylor swift should be your fav star?   
Look what YOU Made me do , look what you just made me do. Oh hi there I didn't see ya, cause I was to busy singing my favourite singers song. Put your hand up you have heard this song. If you haven't heard this amazing song then go home and have a listen to it. While I’m here I’ll tell you about my fav singer  taylor swift and why she should be your fav star ( probably because she is so amazing ). If you don't know who taylor swift is you probably haven't been on youtube for a long time (like 10 years).

Imagine if you could play the guitar, banjo and the piano, cool right? Those are the instruments that you might find Taylor Swift  playing in a concert or even a new song. Taylor learned to play the instrument of her dreams the guitar when she was only 12 years old. If I could play all those instruments, I wouldn't leave the stage.  (act playing the guitar tah na na tah)  

How can someone not like the most successful singer who has over 52 awards, which includes 10 grammys, 6 guinness world records 1 emmy award and 23 billboard awards and a startling  $ 320 million net worth. My gosh she is rich.
Taylor is known for all of her top notch songs which have a lot of views like….. Look what you made me do has 1 billion views and ready for it has half a billion views and how can we forget about the record breaking blanks space with 2.3 billion views.

Reputation is taylor Swift’ s 6th album which was released in 2017. In one week, 1 million album copies were sold.
(I obviously bought one) Reputation had won the billboard music award for the best selling album. In total there are 15 songs in reputation, some which taylor has released on youtube and some that are ready to come out. Once you hear repution your ears will be blessed!! It sounds soooo good if I was a very important person like donald trump ( not ) i would shower taylor swift with awards. You still have time go home and convince your parents to buy you reputation! Unfortunately reputation isn’ t for sale in stores anymore so go to for merch and album.
Now I won’ t tell you all the amazing songs in reputation you will just have to wait for the songs to upload on youtube.  After listening to my amazing speech and knowing that Taylor Swift is the most successful singer you should now know who you favstar should be (thats taylor swift) if you want to know who should be your fav male star, meet me in my future intermediate. Just not during lunch time as I will probably be busy. And no need for appointments
# ttyl #pop (peace out people).    


The moment before my speech

L . I- describe a moment in time

I am totally chilled out, until my whole world turns upside down. You know that feeling that you get when the umpire of the game has a decision pending. In my story Mr T was the umpire and the decision was who is going to go first. “Out, the first person to go is Moksha”. “ What?! Why me !! why not Siya!! I wined. I try to make excuses, but it doesn’t work. “ can Moksha step into the witness box” echoed in my head. I try to walk as if I have 20 tons attached to my very own feet. “I wish I didn't come to school today.... Wish me luck”.  

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Blockhouse Bay Intermediate Experience Day

Blockhouse Bay Intermediate experience day

Today all the year 6’s from HDS went to BBI. The vice principal Mr. Iosca
of BBI told all the kids what they were going to do, after that Mr Iosca splitted
the kids into groups. Our group was told to do science at first then they also
told us to do cooking. We had 45 mins to take part in the classes what we told
to go. My fav experiment in science class was when we had to heat a coin on
top of a candle using tongs. After a long time the 20 cents coin had changed
its colour from silver to black. Then we were told to dunk the coin into the
water. Sometime later the coin was silver again, but the water was dirty.
Soon it was time for us to swap, so Siya, Sheena, Amelia and I went
towards the kitchen to make…
Mini pizza. It was so tasty in my pizza I put
Pineapples and a bit of cheese. But after cooking we had to clean up
(which wasn’t easy.)  

Monday, 30 July 2018

$ 100 note (Marget .Mahy )

Emest :
This is the $ 100 note and is a red maroon note. The man on the note is Emest
Rutherford of Nelson also known as Lord Rutherford. He is on the note because
he discovered he was the first person to split an atom in 1908.  He is also known
as the father of nuclear physics.

Nobel prize:  
The gold coin like shape on the note is the nobel prize Emest had won.

The pattern used as a background on the $100 is called Whakaaro Kotahi .
Whakaaro Kotahi is a symbol used to represent the unity of the six Iwi of
Whakatu Marae in the Nelson area. Rutherford is identified strongly in the
Nelson area and when he accepted his participation in it he was known as Lord
Rutherford of Nelson. He always considered this part of New Zealand home.

Colour changing bird:
The colour changing Yellowhead is a symbol as well as a security feature. As you
move the note, the colour inside the bird changes and a bar rolls diagonally
across the bird.

Holographic window:
The holographic window on the note is also a part of the security features, if you
look at the note in a different angle you will see a shine of rainbow colours.

The Yellowhead :
The yellowhead is a small and colourful bird. It nests in tree holes and it can be
found on small isolated parts in the South Island.
The south Island lichen Moth:
The moth on the backside of the hundred dollar note is also known as the zebra
Moth. The south island moth can be found in Fiordland forest . The Moths are
camouflaged against the lichens on the tree trunks.  

Raised Ink :
You can feel the raised ink on the large numbers and words “ Reserve Bank of
New Zealand”.  It’ s main role on the note is for security.

Eglinton Valley :
Eglinton valley is located within the Fiordland National Park. It is home to red
beech forest and Yellowhead birds.

There are so many different features on the New Zealand hundred dollar note.  
All the notes from different countries have security features. New Zealand has
their features on the note as their nationality such as the national birds and the
famous places in New Zealand are represented on the note.

Maths Budget Cowboys

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Salt water money maker

Salt water Money Maker:

In order to get the salt water money maker you will need to go the South Pole and fight 4 polar bears. After that you have to do 6 somersaults in the ocean. Then swim 1200000000 feet down the ocean near 20 penguins who will be doing star jumps, touch the purple coral near a stingray ,fight the sting ray then grab the key which will be near the coral, after that swim to Wellington at Jacinda Adrens office and grab her laptop and insert the key in the disc place and there will be a riddle on the screen, solve the riddle and fly to america.  Go to Taylor Swift's house in nashville. Imperess Taylor Swift and her cats Olivia and Meredith. Then Taylor Swift will give the salt water money maker to you with her very own hands.