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Friday, November 8, 2013

Communion of Saints

Testing Week

This week we’ve been doing testing we call it “testing week”. We had different sorts of tests such as, Star test, Maths test, Reading test, and Writing test.


When I started with my first test I was really nervous then going on to the next tests I felt confident. I think I did well I don't think I will be at my expected level but I did try my best that’s the important part.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Last day of the Holidays

Wow the holidays have gone by so fast.
I've had some fun not being at school being free, doing whatever I want, sleeping in, and going out.  Now going back to school getting ready for the last term of the year and sadly my last year at Saint Pius X School.

Getting ready for school cant wait to see everyone at school. The last term of awesome learning at Saint Pius X.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

First week of the Holidays

First week of the Holidays have already past. 

For the first week of the holidays I went to a holiday programme down at school I was leading it with one of the other girls Angelica.

The holiday programme is a lot of fun you meet new people and there are a lot of games to play and activities to do. 

Halamehi the lady that runs the holiday programme provides us with food and things to play with.

We play all sorts of games like bench ball, jockeys  cat n mouse, Chinese whispers, quiz games, and song games. Some
 games that we played were really intense when the big kids played they were so fast and big especially when it came to the games cat n mouse and jockeys.

Some times the groups would go and come up with a chant, a song, they have to have two soloist to sing, and two dancers for a dance off.

On the last day of holiday programme Halamehi always has something for everyone she gives treats for the star people, the leaders get their treat, the teams get their own feed, and the ones who led the holiday programme gets a treat too.

Its fun watching everyone laughing and catching up with each other and seeing everyone just having fun.

Cant wait for the next holiday programme.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fraction Number line

Today I learnt the order of Fractions using the number line.

Place the fractions in the box below in correct place on the number line below.
3   7   2
4  12  3
                               7/12 |
<---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--->
      |              |    |         |    
    2/3          2/3  3/4    3/4

2/3     3/4    7/12

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

People of Spain

Spanish people are proud of their culture.  Their family live's are very important. Big families usually get together and they have lunch or supper till late.  Evenings are also a time for families to go for a walk, window shopping and meeting friends.

In Spain most people are Roman Catholic but there are also Protestants, Muslims and Jews.
Spain is divided into different regions and they each have their own traditions like folk costume and styles of cooking.  Some regions like Catalonia and the Basque region have their own flags and languages too.

Spanish children start school when they are two or three years old and stay until they are sixteen.
Then they start training for work or study longer so they can get ready for college and university.  Spanish children usually have two surnames from their mothers and their fathers name.  

Friday, August 23, 2013

Greece

  • In language and language my group and I done a presentation about Greece. I found a lot of information about the celebrations in Greece.
    These are some celebrations I found in Greece.

    Greek Independence day
The day they started the revolutionary war against the Turks in March 25th in 1821, the greek people have military parades all over the country.
  • Ohi Day
Meaning Day of no in honour to the negative answer of the Greek people when the Italians asked them to surrender in World War II.  Ohi Day is celebrated each year on October 28.
  • Athens Epidaurus Greek Festival

The Athens Epidaurus Festival is celebrated every summer from June to August and includes different performances, like modern theatre, acient drama, ballet and more. The events are in different theaters around Athens and the Ancient theatre of Epidaurus .

Saint Pius Feast Day

Today Saint Pius X School celebrated the feast of Saint Pius X the Patron Saint of our school.
We first started with a beautiful mass. I led the mass, I played the guitar for the school.  Then the school gathered in the school hall and we cut up a big cake and shared it with the school and sang a happy feast day song for our school.  After that we had an awesome talent show. All the classes performed an item they were practising for the jam bus.  I was one of the M. C's for the talent quest.
My class performed 2 items one with marimbas, drums, guitars, and the metal xylophone and the other we sang two songs.
This a photo of my class performing one of the songs Let it go
It was an awesome feast day celebration. 

Cross Country Report Writing


Cross country is a sport event where you run a long distance race course.   
Today St Pius X School was hosting this event. We first began the races with the 13 year olds, next the 12 year olds, 11 year olds, 10 year olds and a few of the 9 year olds. Later after they had sorted the places (winners) we begun the juniors’ races. The juniors races had started with the 5 year olds, going up in age. All the senior students were cheering their little brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Monday, August 19, 2013

End of Term 2

My highlight for the last day of the term was playing Basketball with the class.
I really enjoyed playing with my team and with the rest of the class.

Cross Country

“On your marks get set GO!” off I went, I was jogging with Genevieve then down the hill I started picking up the paste. Today our school had cross country. Cross Country is a long distance running event, when our school hosts this event we do it according by age. I started going faster I went past the first teacher there is six boys in front of me, I'm nearly there then Mr Coakley yells out, “Come on Catherine you're doing well you're nearly there one more round”.  I get past Mr Coakley.


I'm nearly there I have one more round. Then I start running really fast.  I look back and there is no one there then I start jogging I'm at the top of the hill and I start walking down. When I get to the end of the road I start running and I finish off the cross country course.


I'm at the front of the school and I'm jogging up to the finish line. I come first place in the twelve year old girls.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Portfolio Level 4 Reading

Level 4 Close Activity
I am learning to add words to a text so it makes sense at level 4.
The following piece of writing has words missing.
Read the whole piece of writing first to get an idea of what it is about.
Fill in the gaps so that the piece of writing makes sense.
Write only ONE word in each space.
You can cross out and change answers as you go along.


The largest of all flying creatures is the albatross, which can have a wingspan of 3.5 metres.
The bill of this huge seagull is long and powerful.
The albatrosses seagull(1) is the southern oceans of the world(2) where it
may sometimes travel great distances (3). One albatross, found near the Chilean
oceans(4), had a special identification tag fastened on(5) its neck which
had been put on(6) in New Zealand only 12 days earlier.In(7) that
brief time the bird had flew(8) 4800 kilometres, an average of 400 metres(9)
daily – an amazing feat of endurance.
Albatrosses(10) are capable of flying at speeds more(11) than 90 km/h. Their
outstanding ability to fly(12) and glide far better than any
other(13) bird has led to them being named(14)
'the prince of soaring birds'.
They eat(15) mainly on squid, fish, shrimp, and
other(16) creatures that are found near the ocean(17)
of the sea. They also swoop down(18) on scraps thrown overboard from ships.
Also(19) they will follow a ship for many(20) days.
Albatrosses will alight on the ocean(21) surface, but only when it is hot(22).
They visit land in the breeding only(23) for a brief time. Adult birds go(24)
out at sea for two or even(25) three years.

Record your answer here.
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Seagull
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World ✔
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Distances ✔
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Oceans
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On ✔
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On ✔
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In ✔
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Flew
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Meters
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Albatrosses ✔
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More
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Fly
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Other ✔
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Named ✔
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Eat
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Other ✔
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Ocean
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Down ✔
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Also
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Many ✔
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Ocean ✔
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Hot ✔
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Only
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Go
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Portfolio Reading Level 3

Level 3
I am able to add words to a text so it makes sense at.
On Frog Pond
This task is about adding words to a  text so it makes sense -  This will also show comprehension and understanding of text.


Read the text and put in the correct word.
It's early morning on frog pond. As the sun rises, light sparkles on the water (1).    All sorts of  pond animals are waking up.  The(2) busy day is beginning.
    At the edge of a(3) pond, a little green frog sits on a pondweed(4) in the water. He
is hidden here among the(5) floating plants. He keeps very still and very quiet(6).
His big, bulging eyes are watching. He's watching the(7) dragonflies. He's watching for
slugs and worms. He's waiting(8) for flies. This little frog is hungry for food(9).
    Someone else is hungry too. A dragonfly hums quietly(10) above the water. She is a fierce
hunter, looking(11) for insects. She hovers near a clump of frogs(12). She can fly in
any direction, even backwards and(13) sideways. Like the frog, she has very
big eyes(14). Suddenly she spots a fly crawling up a log(15). She swoops down
like an arrow and grabs the(16) fly with her powerful front legs. Gripping it
tightly(17), she munches away at it with her sharp body(18) parts.
    The little frog has seen all this before(19). He turns very slightly. He's ready to pounce,
so(20) he keeps very still. He hopes that the dragonfly(21) will take off towards him
when she's finished eating(22). He hopes she won't notice him sitting

still on(23) green among the pondweed. Soon she flies away(24).

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Water ✔
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A
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Pondweed
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Waiting ✔
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Food ✔
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Quietly ✔
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Looking ✔
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Frogs
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Eyes ✔
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Log ✔
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The ✔
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Tightly ✔
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Body
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Before ✔
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So
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Dragonfly ✔
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Eating ✔
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On
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Away ✔