Tuesday, September 26, 2017


One beautiful sunny morning Patch was sailing on his new ship.  Suddenly, halfway to Neverland, a humongous seasnake rose out of the wavy, wet, splashy water and said,
"You're not going past unless you find me a golden coin."
"OK" said Pirate Patch and off they went searching.  They started digging.
"Wait!  I found something!  A gold coin!"
They took it to the seasnake.
"OK.  You can go past."

By Georgia

Thursday, September 21, 2017


Some of us got to make delicious pizza buns with Mrs Kenyon today.  They were sooooo good!


We have an exciting poem called "I am a Pirate" to share with you over the weekend.  Take a look at Rebekah's.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Our Junior Jump Jam team placed third at the competition today!

Congratulations kids!

Pirate Writing

Today we had a pirate writing competition.  We had at least 20 children share their writing with the class and they voted on the best 5 stories.  Then Karys and Emily were selected as having the best pirate stories for the day.  They each won a pirate album.

"Arrrr!  Walk the plank or I will fight you!"  Tash shivered as she took tiny steps towards the end.  Suddenly she had an idea.  She did a back flip onto the deck. She snatched a pirates sword and she fought off the pirates until they were so scared they jumped off the plank and the captain stuttered "A-a-abandon s-s-ship".  She watched them get chased by the sharks to land.  She stopped and looked around herself.  She was on a pirate ship!  There was gold in the captains cabin and everything.
By Emily.

Once upon a time there lived a pirate girl named Karys.  She always sailed the seven seas and she loved an adventure.  Especially ones with treasure at the end.  But one day .... she heard a sound.  It sounded like a magical sound.  Later that day she heard some more sounds like "Arrr!"  So she said "Hey!  Whoever is making that sound please stop now!".  So the pirate stopped and stared at her.  She said "What?  I just said shhhh!" said Karys.  "Matie you are not allowed on our boat".  "Why?" said Karys.  "Because you said we have to be quiet.  I'm sorry but I am trying to fall asleep and you were trying to dance" said Karys.
By Karys

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


We are learning to be pirates.  Did you know pirates need to be good at telling the time so then know when to sail on the seven seas.  They also need to know positional language like on, next to, behind, beside etc.
So we are practising these things in class.
We are having great fun learning to be a pirate!


Today Lyndon helped us put the pirate ship together so we could play with it!

Thanks very much!


We have been learning how to tell the time.  
Today we practised telling the time in Maori.   
We are so clever!



Mr Pounui's cousin sent us a photo of him on his ship with his son! 

Monday, September 18, 2017


Oh my goodness!

Look who came to visit!

This is Mr Pouniu's second cousin came to visit.  He is a PIRATE!!!  He was the one who has been leaving us gems and letters.  He told us all about life as a pirate.  It was so awesome!


Look what got caught in one of our traps last night!

Congratulations Karys, Emma B, Honor and Nathan on catching him!


Today the Pirate left us another note!

He said he would send us a friend to visit.   The letter said if we could catch his friend, we could keep him!

We wondered how we could catch the pirate's friend...

We wrote our ideas down.

Then, we decided to make our traps to catch the pirate's friend!

We caught something!!!

No... It's just Devon trying out his Pirate Trap! 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Today we celebrated Maori Language Week in truw Piako Rua style.

We had heaps of cool activities to complete and Pa Jack came and joined in too.


The pirates left the diamonds in the bush.  Why did the pirates in the bush?  I do not know!
By Luccas

Hey look!  I found gems.  Probably a pirate came here.  I found a treasure map and we went to find it. 

The treasure map said…
Arrr!  I want my gold and gems!
By Conner B

Today we some kids found some gems.  Some were red, some were blue and some were green.  They had a sparkly shine.  So the pirates what them back tomorrow.  We’re worried.  So worried.  Because we only have 7 gems!

We gave the pirate’s gems back.  He gave us a pirate boat from him in return for the gems.
By Samantha 

This morning, it started quite ordinary until Riley M was sprinting off outside.  Riley whispered “What shall I go and play on today?  A-ha, the swing.  Youchers!” Riley shouted.

He got poked with a gem.  I ran outside. 
“What happened?” I said.
“I got poked by a gem.” replied Riley.
“Let’s go hunting for gems!” I shouted.

After a few hours of hunting for gold and gems, it was time to go home. The next day, Aiden saw a letter.  It said…
“Just to remind you, I’ll be back tomorrow to take my gems and gold.”
Uh oh!  We only had seven gems and one gold coin.  We were hoping he didn’t mind.  We slowly put the bowl down.  The next day the pirate took them and left us a toy.  It seems he didn’t mind after all.  The toy was a two storey pirate ship.
By Petra 


I think a pirate owns the gems and coins.  So we should probably set a trap but what if the pirates tries to kill us!

But the map… it smells disgusting if I do say so myself.

The next morning…
“Got you!”  I screamed.
The whole class looked up. 

By Georgia

I think the eggs were from seven skunks because they smell like rotten eggs.  They were found under the bird houses.  The eggs were coloured in every colour in the rainbow. 

I think there were a bit more colours than in the rainbow.  Two of the eggs weren’t hatched.  I think there are two baby possums inside those eggs.  They were wet because of the rain.
By Bentley

In the morning, we found some colourful gems.  It must have been from the dinosaurs from ages ago because it must have been a huge gem and dinosaur stepped on the gem because 12 people went to go look for the gems.  The gems shape, line, and medium:  it has heaps of lines because it is a 3D shape.  There was a pirate note in a plastic cup so it must be a pirate because it said “arrr” and “ahoy”.  Pirates say these two words, so it’s a pirate.  There was also a gold , which was one dollar.  It’s definitely not a dinosaur because dinosaurs don’t say the two words and because dinosaurs say nothing except growling.  So it was not a dinosaur.  Now we know that it is a pirate.
By Benji R

“Ouch!” said Riley Mills.  He sat on some gems.  I decided to help him find more.  We found more and more.  People were racing to see the gems.  JC found the most gems. 

After all the excitement, JC found a bird’s next. 
 By JC

We found some gems.  The gems were shiny and pointy.  It was so hard to find them.  But we found out that it was pirate gems.  We found a map.  It said “Arrr!  Where are my gems.  Tomorrow I will swing by for my gems.”

I forgot to say, we also found a $2 coin.

Today, we found a box.  The pirate came early.  The box had a pirate ship in it.  Mrs Kenyon started to build it but then it was a normal day.
By Campbell
On Tuesday someone found a map and a pirate maybe wrote it and maybe the pirate dropped it and they might have remembered where it was.  Maybe the day before, they will come back and put it there.  I was very nervous about what they would do.  We only had 7 gems and we didn’t have time to find more. 

This morning…
Yay, yay!  The pirates got the gems and they gave us another note.  Two people read them and we opened the box from the pirates.  It was a whole ship set.  The pirates were nice.
By Anushka

I think a secret fairy must have dropped the shimmering, colourful gems in the school.  On Monday some people from my class, found them.  But we found out that it was not a fairy.  It was a PIRATE!

So we need to give the gems and coin back tomorrow morning.  If we don’t, they might catch us and the piece of paper smelt like water and it was also disgusting if I do say so myself. 

On Wednesday, we found out that the pirates were friendly.  We gave back the gold and gems.  Then we saw the pirate ship.

By Charlotte


Today was awesome!  Our big buddies from Pounamu Atawhai came to work with us.  We played a new game for PE with some of the girls while the rest of our class were doing reading with our big buddies.  Here are a few photos.

Thanks for coming Big Buddies!


Today was the final day of our Art Inquiry.  We had to REFLECT on what we had learnt and how we had learnt it.


Today we celebrated Roald Dahl's Birthday.  
He is a famous children's author who wrote books like The Twits, and The BFG.

Benji R read us some of the book The Twits

We made masks so we looked like Mr Twit!

We wrote our dreams in Dream Jars.

In the afternoon we made Dream Blowers like the BFG had.

And Dawson decided to get a new hairstyle!