Wednesday, 14 December 2011

TPS on What Now?

What Now - Manaiakalani Film Festival from KPE TV on Vimeo.

Check out this episode of What Now? TPS was reported during this episode about the Manaikalani film festival including TPS, Tamaki College and more to come your way!

Monday, 5 December 2011


I worked with Darwin to find information and put it into our own words to create a presentation about blood.

Monday, 14 November 2011

My Fitness Log

From my data I can see that I am improving a lot and that I've been running for a longer and longer duration.
My fitness goal is to run 13 laps till the end of term 4.

Friday, 11 November 2011

My Beautiful Place

Far beyond the edge of the world is my beautiful place. I can see an orange delicate creature in this world called Trigger Happy and an endless realm of islands known as Skylands. I can also see a mysterious magical voodoo man in his lair using spellbinding spells of magic and a rock solid purple dragon.

I can taste fluffy fur from the orange creature in my mouth and the oozing liquid mud. The grass tastes like metal. I can also taste misty air.

Also I can hear the dragon’s red hot fire. I can hear blasts banging like bombs falling and something extremely fast you can’t see it running - stomping loudly. I can hear booming and blowing rapidly.

The ground feels like a silky pup’s fur and the orange monster feels like a velvet kitten being stroked.The dragon feels like delicate rock that is easy to break breathing slowly and the dark blue lizard feels like your skin when breathing.

Last of all, I can smell burnt crispy smoke from the fiery friendly dragon and a mysterious mystical magic smell from the voodoo man named Voodood (silent d). Also I can smell a muddy lizard and the mist from the misty air.

Would you dare come here?

Friday, 30 September 2011

Ireland Information Report

Ireland Facts Report

Are you aware that Ireland is famous for their four leaf clovers? Also their capital is Dublin.

Did you know that Ireland is famous for their “Queen Of Pudding” recipe? Ireland also has pancake festivals.Have you known that Ireland grow lots of potatoes

Have you heard of Brian O’Driscoll the Ireland legend? He is famous because he is the captain of Ireland and he has scored the most test point trys than any other player in Ireland. Do you know Ronan O’Gara? He is famous because he plays for Ireland in rugby and he has the most tries in the international matches.

Are you aware that Ireland celebrates St. Patricks day? People dress up as leprechauns. Also Irish like Irish dancing and shopping for the pot of golden nuggets.

Did you know that each leaf of the four leaf clover means hope,love,faith and luck.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Using Google Maps

This is a map showing all the stadiums showing games in the RWC 2011. I had to search for each stadium one by one and place pins on the map using google maps.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Describing Piri-Weepu

It was windy as I looked out from the stadium to see Piri Weepu leading the haka like a Maori chief proudly. Mr Weepu is like an elite soldier in the war with an army called the All Blacks. He is yelling like a rooster, mad at another, ferociously shouting “Ka Mate!” He is stomping like a man going to the war for his family such as his daughter . He was born to be an All Black with his handsome looks.

Getting the ball passed to him, zooming like a cheetah as fast as the wind. Piri is fending a player with might...
Bam! He gets a try with bravery, representing New Zealand. Piri is proud to be an All Black wearing the #9 jersey once again.

He is non-stop again as he intercepts the ball and starts racing like a race horse. He’s as solid as a rhino evading aggressively, bulldozing all the people in his way. He is like an uncontrollable bull running loose. The almighty superhero gets another try without getting touched.

It looks like the other team is jealous of Piri Weepu’s muscles as he keeps on scoring tries like John Kirwan in the 1889 Web Ellis Cup.
Mr Piri is unstoppable. As Dan Carter passes the ball to Piri and he dives just on the half time buzzer and gets a try.

Thirty-nil is the score. No one can beat the All Blacks because of Piri Weepu’s greatness.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

The Invention Key

I used the Invention Key to invent a rugby ball that could be used in the grand final of the Rugby World Cup. Here is my design. I hope you like it.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Buddy Writing - Welcoming Tonga

When I opened the car door I was crowded and pedestrians were singing with harmony. People were chanting in unison and they were screaming “Tonga!” Girls were hugging news reporters because they were so excited about the arrival of their team.

News reporters were crowded by Tongans and Kiwis dressed head to toe in red and white showing their support for their country. I finally got out of the car as the people surged forward like a wave sprinting down. I could hear an awesome Tongan haka tau and people were yelling so loudly it was like every single famous person had arrived.

I could see cars decorated with waving flags blowing in the wind. The chanting was louder than the airplane engines. Then the Tongan rugby team came out surprised and did a haka. I saw cameras and phones flashing rapidly. The Tongan rugby team emerged proudly from behind the arrivals gate and felt supported like they were going to win the world cup!

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Monsoon Group

We were learning to ask questions, find information and present our findings about one kind of natural disaster and we decided to film a movie. We hope you enjoy it!

Monday, 29 August 2011

Room 8 Learn about QR Codes!

Room 8 are learning about QR codes. QR Codes means 'Quick Response' QR codes are things that take you straight to a certain blog. You can only use a QR code by taking a picture with an iphone, then you click on it  You might see them around the city on boards, billboards, walls, magazines, Internet and street poles. Here is the code for my blog.

Monday, 1 August 2011

First T3 Post

I’ve been on holiday but now I am back! I have been looking forward to taking my netbook home because I can hook it up the Internet to play the blocked sites that aren’t bad and I’m also excited because I might move to Korea.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Author Study Role Play - Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett

This week we studied Emily Gravett. She is an author from Brighton. Did you know she used to live on a bus? Emily Gravett writes and illustrates her own stories. Here is a movie of my reading group presenting a role play of Monkey and Me. I hope you like it!

Friday, 24 June 2011

Buddy Writng

Today we did some buddy writing with room7. We helped them to Re-Craft their writing samples.This is me and my buddy Tj.I hope we get to do this again,it was fun!
   I think the tsunami in Japan is the worse tsunami in Japan.
In Japan there was some broken objects like cars,boats and trees.The pedestrians feel upset for their houses.When the people saw the tsunami people were terrified of the tsunami because it’s destroying the pedestrians,cars,trees,boats and houses.The tsunami looks like a lot of water around Japan.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Tsunami Description

Hello this the news. It’s the afternoon in Japan.All the houses are clashing.People are wanting vengeance on the tsunami like a mob breaking into a castle. The houses falling,people running and screaming.

The water is surging through the objects like a gladiator that’s unstoppable.Water climbing on the houses.People feel heartbroken, and mothers brave for their children.Some children were screaming and crying like something has just come and taken homes from people.It is like a war between the earth and water.

I can feel the fear of screams everywhere.The power lines were collapsing over the water and they are sinking down into the water.The water is now climbing into the pedestrians’ shoes.  It Is catastrophic. The water’s crashing,the buildings clashing and people are now crying.Water is surging through buildings.

The force of nature is a tragedy.The tsunami has caused critical damage to objects in it’s path. This is terrifying. People are running further up the buildings,some even climbing up. The houses are fighting off the waves.Some people are feeling that their families are broken up. People can hear the crunch of rubble.This place looks like a catastrophe and destruction.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Earthquake slideshow

This my slideshow of an earthquake that we used in picasa.
Hope you enjoy.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Bar Key

I used the Bar Key to improve my drink bottle I used in our Invention Key

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Layers of the Earth

We were learning to make a model of the layers of the earth out of play-dough.

So...that when we learn about natural disasters we can use our knowledge of the layers to understand them better

To... help us in topic and science and learn about the world around us.

Did you know, the crust is made out of 7 tectonic plates which contains continents and seas of the earth?  The crust is 15-75 km thick.

The mantle is made up by the upper mantle and the lower mantle.  The upper mantle is 400km thick and contains iron and magnesium silicates.  The lower mantle is 2300km thick and is more dense than the upper mantle.

The outer core is 2300 km thick.  It contains iron, nickel and sulphur and is made up from liquid.

The inner core is 1220 km thick and is solid.  It contains iron, nickel and sulphur.  The temperature can reach up to 6650 degrees celcius!

Tuesday, 14 June 2011


We are learning the Maori names for Natural Disasters as part of our
new topic.  I hope you like my illustrations!

Friday, 10 June 2011

City Description

Dear Mum,

I am in New York City now.  You should come and see all the tourists,homeless and traffic jams! It’s packed over here, like a stampede of rhinos.  All the homeless begging and singing for money.  There  are way more people than in Tokyo.  There are a mixture of languages, phones ringing, the music in cars and money jingling.

Man I hated all the car smoke and cigarettee smoke.  Perfume was all over the place.  My stomach roared embarrassingly.  I stomped into Mac Donald’s. I brought a cheese burger and chewed hard like a tiger hunting its prey. I walked, sipping my drink. I gave my change to a man playing an  acoustic guitar while I was sipping my drink, and eating my burger. I saw a limo covered by paparazzii like a hailstorm.  I thought it was Jay-Z.  It was the best trip ever!  

Friday, 3 June 2011

The What If Key

    I have used the what if key to explain what would happen to people if harakeke wasn't around in the olden days.
  1. People will get sick
  2. People will get wounded
  3. People will have a sore toothache
  4. People will die more often
  5. People will get broken arms

Jayden diamond poem


small,      brainy

working,    writing,    listening


Jaydens Description Writing

You won’t believe where I’ve just been... the past!  The time traveling machine went spinning in the same spot but the place changed. It was like a dream.I fell on the ground and scraped my elbow.  There were warriors using poi to help their wrists to become flexible and strong to use weapons like taiaha. It was awesome!

A tohunga came past and saw me.  He showed me around his village. I could see he was using his medic tools to help a wounded warrior.  Then he helped my elbow by strapping harakeke around it.  
I could see the wonderful structures of their maraes.  Tekoteko with their beautiful paua eyes and harakeke rooved houses.  It was so misty. They let me in their marae and the kuia told me the rules. I took my shoes off.

I could see their mountains which were similar to our mountains and they didn’t have any footpaths of concrete just a muddy surface (ground).  All that smell of fire,smoke. I could hear the rocks being prepared for the hangi and the hangi smelt delicious!  It was cool. I could smell the beautiful fresh air.  We had a karakia in the marae.

You should have come and heard all the maori language and the trees swaying like a tornado was coming. We all walked out towards the eating house (whare kai).  There was a huge table with kai. I was rushing to the table while slipping my shoes on.  People were talking to me but I didn’t understand so I pulled out my Maori dictionary.   We had to say a karakia to bless the kai.  I got to eat first because I was a manuhiri.  The food was delicious. It was the best time in New Zealand history, ever!

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Inquiry Presentation - Governance Group

Our group was researching Maori governance as part of our topic Whanaungatanga. Did you know it were the tohunga that upheld Maori laws before the missionaries arrived? Neither did we! Watch to find out more!

Thursday, 26 May 2011

My First Movie!

Miss Hansell set a challenge of making our very first movie using iMovie! We had to take the pictures, add transitions, add music and edit it all ourselves! Here is the end product, I hope you like it.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

The Alphabet Key

B-building relationships
G-good friends
J-joining into groups
N-nice to each other
Q-questioning each other
U-uniting together
V-voting for each other
X-xtra love
Y-you know the best
Z-zig zag colours of values

Prediction Key

I have used my Prediction Key to think about what the Tamaki Primary School uniform might look like in 50 years time.Here is my design!

Monday, 2 May 2011

Jayden Term 2 Goals

My learning goal for Reading this term is:

to extend my vocabulary so I can understand what I read.

To achieve this goal, I will need to:

Read books like Harry Potter and ask about the words I do not know. I could also use a dictionary to help me learn the meaning of new words and try to use these new words every day.

My whanau can help me achieve this by:

Encouraging me to read better or longer books.

My learning goal for Writing this term is:

Paragraph my writing into paragraphs.

To achieve this goal, I will need to:

Remember to start a new paragraph when I get to a new part of my story.

My whanau can help me achieve this by:

Helping me remember to use my paragraphs in any writing I do at home.

My learning goal for Maths this term is:

To try and reach stage 7 in maths by the end of the year.

To achieve this goal, I will need to:

Keep practicing my maths at home and in the holidays.

My whanau can help me achieve this by:

Giving me hard maths problems like 13 divided by 7.

My personal goal this term is:

To keep trying my best in learning.

To achieve this goal, I will need to

Try not to work low and reach high personal standards like the national standards.

My whanau can help me achieve this by:

Working with and giving me “homework” to do when I’m bored.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

My Marae Recount

On April the 6th 2011 it was a breezing,freezing and cold day, Miss Hansell took out the roll and began reading names out.When she was finished she said “Line up quietly in two lines.” Our class and the rest of the senior syndicate went down to the hall, we were the last ones down at the hall. Mrs Hansell yelled “Tena koutou Tamaki Primary!” We all replied “Tena koutou Ms Hansell.”

We sang and sang until the bus came. Lavinia finally came and whispered to Mrs Hansell that the bus had come. Room 8 and Room 7 went out first. We were walking to the bus. Me, Sam and Darwin were “stick’n together.” We sat on the bus together too. We were practicing our wonderful singing, but I didn’t think the bus driver liked it. We kept on singing until we got there.

When we got there, we hopped off and I was looking around. We went inside and sat in our lines, then went out on the deck “Men first.” Mrs Hansell said. We ran down to the small building. I stood next to Koi, then the others came.

The woman called a karanga and Khylie replied back to Whaea Celeste.I liked the carvings and the eagle. We took off our shoes and went into the marae. Me and Koi sat together and looked at the beautiful carvings around the marae. We watched Matua William. He told us that the roof from the inside are the ribs and spine. They sang a song and so did we. Arapeta went into the front and said a whaikorero. We all clapped for him as though it was his first time. Matua William said that he will take us to the marae practice room.

We went back to the deck for morning tea. I got my bag and tried to find Koi. I found him and tried to find Sam and Darwin. Koi spotted them and we ran to them. We started eating and when we had finished we had to line up. Koi and I were standing together. We went down to do the haka.
We tried our haka and Matua William made us do the actions for the All Black haka. Then we mixed it all up. We were good at the end.

We went back into the marae and we did the haka. I saw Mr Lintott and he had a camera! I spotted it halfway through the haka and then we sat down to watch the girls do their poi. We sang our waiata to each other. Then we gave them the koha to say thank you for our trip.

We walked to the bus and it was raining. Koi told me to sit with him. I disagreed and Sam was talking to Darwin. I went to sleep. When I woke up we were back at school. I hopped off and ran to the teacher. We had to line up and then we walked silently to class.

This is Me

I am Jayden and I like my netbook because it helps me with my learning.