Tuesday, 1 December 2015

The Park

For writing, the last few weeks we have been writing we had been given a few different pictures to choose from. We could decide what ever we wanted to happen in the story as long as it was from the picture.We had to highlight what language features from out criteria we had used in our writing. Our criteria included: 

  1. Use a very short sentence.
  2. Start your sentence with an AAWWUBBIS (Opener sentence)
  3. Ly start – Start a sentence with a ly adverb.
  4. Em – dash. A dash is used to set off information in a sentence with dramatic flair.
  5. Use speech punctuation
The Park
art7.PNGI arrive at the park with my dog Daisy. This is our special place that me and Daisy love to go to together.

I pick up a stick from off  the ground and throw it over to a big gum tree. She rushes over to the tree and brings it straight back, dropping it at my feet. “Good girl Daisy,” I say as she jumps up licking me. Daisy loves fetch.

I throw it another time, she goes chasing after it and runs straight past it. I yell,“Daisy come back!”
I run into the woods yelling, “Daisy Daisy!” But still no sign of her. I remember our secret hut that we made. She’ll be in there! I rush over to our hut, still no sign of Daisy. My face fell.

By the time I had done all of this running around, it had started to get dark. I had to get home, mum would be worried. I walk through the forest, tears in my eyes, head hung low. I arrive back at the park, still no Daisy. I walk back down the path. Crying. Hoping she would come back.

Suddenly out of the bushes comes a rustling sound. Out from the bushes comes Daisy! She rushes up to me giving me big slobbery kisses.

We walk back in the front door and there was Mum who had dinner ready for both of us. Me and Mum sit at the table and Daisy sits down by my feet. I smile at her and she rubs her head against my legs.


Thursday, 19 November 2015

Salt Dough Pendant

Salt Dough Pendant

In class Today, we created salt dough pendants. Before we created our pendants, we had to design one on a piece of paper. Our designs had to communicate something and mean something to us. I chose to create a heart with an animal paw print in the centre. My pendant communicates my love for animals. Here is a photo of my pendant.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015


In writing we got shown a short animation clip, ''Powerless'' (link below) we could retell the story or tell it from one of the characters perspective. I chose to be the inventor of a robot. Our criteria was to:
  1. Use a very short sentence.
  2. Start your sentence with an AAAWWUBBIS (Opener sentence)
  3. Ly start – Start a sentence with a ly adverb.
  4. Em – dash. A dash is used to set off information in a sentence with dramatic flair.
  5. The subject sentence. Start your sentence with the subject. (Interrupter)

Here I lie, asleep in my small, rustic cottage in the middle of an abandoned, dry forest with my robotic friend listening to the chirping crickets and the creaking cottage  -  no power. No food.

I awake to see him gone. I rush outside with my woollen coat and glowing lantern. Following the noises until reaching a river, I see he is struggling to lift a log off one of the many small dainty fairies that brings him to life.

Quickly, I rush over to help. We pull and pull. The fairy fluttering above me, the robot falling to the ground. Out of the robot shoots out a golden fairy. If only there was a way my robotic friend could come to life without magic. I give up.

Suddenly, as I was making my back to my cabin, I hear the noises of footsteps getting closer and closer. The robots dappled lights shines through the spindly tree branches.

In through the rustic cottage door comes the robot. Maybe after all my robotic friend doesn’t need magic to come to life.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Market Day

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Today was the senior team market day to sell our products that we created. We each had our own decorated stalls to sell our products. We had our buddy class and a parents come along too. We got to choose if we were a profit or non profit  company. I chose to be non profit, all of my funds go to Ronald McDonald House.        


Thursday, 29 October 2015

Chocolate Advertisment

My Advertisement

For our designed to sell inquiry, for the product that we designed we had to create an advertisement advertising our product. We had to include pictures of our product, our logo and company name, the cost and where we could buy the product from. Here is my advertisement.  

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

My Product

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My Product

 As part of the senior school's new inquiry, designed to sell, we had to design/make a product. I chose to do chocolate. I have three different flavours, M&M, jelly bean and marshmallow. We had to create a company name, a logo and packaging for our product. My company name is ''Milblock''. I packaged my chocolate by wrapping the chocolate up in coloured foil, I then wrapped my logo and company name over top. On the packaging we had to make sure that we included every ingredient that was in our product and allergy information. We had to bring in a few of our products for the class to try and give feedback about our product. Here is a mock up of one of my flavours of chocolate.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

My Pizza Ad

My Pizza Ad

Our new inquiry is designed to sell. For Homework our task was to create our own pizza with our own toppings. Once we had decided what toppings we wanted, we had to come up with a name for our pizza. My toppings were spaghetti for the base, grated cheese and ham and it the Spaghetti Supreme. When we had done this, we then had to create an ad for our pizza on voki. Here is mine.


Monday, 7 September 2015

My Field to table Inquiry

My Field to table Inquiry

For our field to table we got to choose a food or product that grows. I chose to do palm oil because I wanted to find out why these animals had to suffer by their habitats getting cut down to replace them with palm oil trees. Once we had decided what we wanted to study and find out about, we got given many different websites to find out different things about our product. When we had all of our information about our product we had to think of a way to present all of our new knowledge, we had the choice of a Google slides, piktocharts, dioramas, models, art work, prezis and posters. I chose to do a poster, I added in flaps for my questions and underneath the flaps was the answer. Our success criteria was that we had to add in pictures, detailed questions, what we already knew, paragraphs and a purpose.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

My version of Little Red Riding Hood (Story board that)

My version of Little Red Riding Hood-Storyboard that

For the last few weeks, our class have been learning about speech and where to place commas, apostrophes and capital letters. To show that we understand where they are placed, for homework we got asked to create a storyboard that. Te purpose was to add in conversations between characters. Here is mine, it is my version of Little Red Riding Hood. 

By Harriet Mildon.

Monday, 31 August 2015

 Calendar Art - Zen-tangle

In class for Calendar art we learnt lots of different Zen-tangle patterns, we practised patterns. Once we had learnt some of the Zen-tangle patterns we got to choose an animal outline from the internet and trace the outline, I decided to do a dog. When we had the outline of our animal, we sectioned of parts of our animal and filled them in with Zen-tangle patterns.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Geometric Patterns

Geometric Patterns

In Maths we are learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We created a geometric patterns using diagonal lines, we used protractors to start us off by finding the centre of the circle, and then measuring out on the protractor 120 degrees. The shapes that you can see in mine are triangles, stars and hexagons. After we had ruled all of our lines, we got to colour in all of the segments.

By Harriet Mildon

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

My inquiry Questions- Voki

For our inquiry we got to choose something that we were interested in and wanted to research and find out about, I chose to do palm oil, listen to this video/Voki below to hear my main question about palm oil.

Monday, 10 August 2015

My Strawberry poster

For our field to table inquiry we have been learning about strawberries. We got given sites, documents and videos all about strawberries. We also had a trip to Scott's Strawberry farm where we learnt all about what strawberries liked and disliked, the process of growth, what tools were used and lots of interesting facts. Once we had all of our information about strawberries, we had to present all of our new knowledge in one way. I chose to create a poster. I have a close up photo of a strawberry below, and an info graphic.Displaying FullSizeRender.jpg

Thursday, 2 July 2015

My Garden Design

In class we have been learning about soil and growing plants. We got asked to create a garden, we got to choose between vegetables,fruits,flowers or herbs. I chose to do flowers, I did sunflowers,snapdragons,gerberas,everlasting daisies, poppies and salvias. We got given the Yates website http://www.yates.co.nz/products/seeds/vegetables and had to find out how deep the plant had to be planted, the space between other plants and what type of soil it liked. We could only get certain plants because they all had to like the same soil. Here is mine.

By Harriet Mildon

Thursday, 25 June 2015

My Matariki Poster

My Matariki Poster

For the last two weeks in class we have been focussing on Matariki. We had to combine all of our new knowledge of Matariki and combine it to make one way of presenting it. We had the choice on how we presented it. I decided to make a poster, my poster includes what Matariki is, When it is, Why it is important, what it is a time for, and facts about Matariki. Here it is.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Starry Night Art

Starry Night Art

In class we created a piece of artwork called starry night. Starry night is made my an artist named Vincent Van Gogh. I created this by starting with a black piece of paper, we had to draw with white chalk what we wanted on our picture. We had to include a tree, some houses, mountains and a moon or a sun. The technique that we had to use was double dipping, which means to dip the paintbrush in a colour and then dip it in another colour. This gives it a really cool effect at the end. I made the small houses at the bottom out of black paper for the house itself and yellow paper for the windows.

By Harriet Mildon

Thursday, 28 May 2015

My egg diary

My Egg Diary
Last week in class we had to look after an egg for a week, yes a real egg! The rules were that we weren't allowed to boil it. And If we broke it we weren't allowed to get a new one. (Apart from the first day of looking after them.) We had to make a house for them, I made mine out of a plastic compartment box with materials and cotton wool.

Today Bob arrived. Here is a picture of Bob with his new friend Mr Potato. This was these two’s first day of school. (As well as the day they were born.)eggs.jpg

Here is a picture of Bob in his house at school. In his house there is a bathroom, a pantry, a fridge, a freezer, a nappy changing room, a playroom and
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Here is a picture of Bob at school reading a book at
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Here is a picture of Bob helping me at school do my reading activity


Quick write

The big jump

ManuelToribio-THE%20FLIGHT[1].jpgFor our writing we got given a picture of a boy about to jump off a wharf. We had to pretend that we were that person. We also got asked to use complex sentences, short sharp sentences and interrupter sentences. We had to show and not tell to make the reader think more about the story. Here is mine, it is called the big jump.

As I am taking my shoes off, I take in the scene around me. The sad, dark, murky sky. The grey clouds. I drag my feet across the rustic wharf, thinking of a way to get me out of this but it’s too late.

There is no backing out. The seagulls squawk. The water glistens. The clouds slowly separate. This has been a long day.

I walk up to the edge, look down to see my reflection. My feet perched on the edge. My heart pounds. Tight throat. Eyes closed. Bent knees. Hold my breath. I froze. Push off.
I am free, flying in the air, until gravity pulls me closer and closer to the water surface. I skim across.

The water lapping around me, the seagulls squawking, circling above, I cannot believe myself. I have done it. I have done the jump. All I can taste is the salty seawater. But it was worth it.

As I come up from under water, I let go off my breath, swim to the side of the wharf and heave myself back up.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Backwards walkover

Backwards Walkover
For writing we had to write a poem about a moment in sport that only took 10 seconds. We got asked to include strong verbs, only use necessary words, start each new action with a capital letter and on a new line.

Damp green grass,
Leaf carpet surrounding me,
Arms stretched up to the sky,
Pushing against my ears,
Stretched back,
Find my balance
Toes pointed
Hands touching the ground,
Kicking over,
Pushing off,
Feet leaving the ground,


And then
                            And then

Landing with a pounce,

Monday, 11 May 2015

To the unknown soldier

My writing to the unknown soldier

For writing we had to write to an unknown soldier (A dead soldier.) We got asked to use complex sentences, short sharp sentences, paragraphs and ask questions. Each one of my paragraphs is about a different thing, for example one is about the uniform, one is about the shooting and the other paragraphs are about something else. Here is my writing.

To the unknown soldier,
I am writing to you today to share my thoughts with you. I want you to know that I have remembered you this ANZAC day, you are not forgotten. I know that .
your family still misses you every second of the day.

What was it like to put on your uniform for the first time, Did you feel proud? We have learnt about what the uniforms were like, how the soldiers cut them because they were so hot. Did you do that? I can’t imagine what it would have been like for you to carry around all of those heavy bombs, spades and artillery's.

What went through your mind when you saw someone get shot? We have heard about the men lying in no man's land. We have heard about some of the terrible injuries that the soldiers have had.  We have learnt about the shrapnel that caused soldiers to lose arms and legs. Did you ever get terribly injured?  We have also learnt about the stretcher bearers coming to rescue the wounded in no man’s land.

What was it like first going to war? We have heard about the conscientious objectors who chose not to go to war. Did you want to go to war, or were you forced to go? I cannot imagine what it would of been like for you to leave your family to go to war and sacrifice your life for us.

Thank you for fighting for us. Thank you for being brave for us. Thank you for putting all of your blood, sweat and tears, putting your   life on the line to fight for our country. I cannot imagine what it would of been like as the sound of a deafening gun or explosion went off. I cannot imagine how you felt when you saw someone get shot, it must have been awful.

I am only an eleven year old girl in year 6 but I still remember you every ANZAC day and I always will. I want you to know that you did a great thing for our country and that you have saved a lot of other lives.

Yours sincerely Harriet Mildon.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Anzac biscuit Recipie

Anzac Biscuits

For our inquiry we are learning about Anzac and the history behind Anzac day. One of the activities that we had to do was make an Anzac biscuit recipe blog post and write some facts and history about Anzac biscuits. 

Anzac Biscuit Recipe

You will need:

  • 1/2 a cup of white flour
  • 1/2 a cup of white sugar
  • 3/4 of a cup of rolled oats
  • 3/4 of a cup of shaved coconut
  • 100 grams of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of golden syrup
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons of boiling water

  1.  Mix the flour, rolled oats, sugar and coconut together in a bowl
  2. Get an adult to help you while melting the butter and golden syrup in a pan on low heat.
  3. Put the baking soda into a cup and ask an adult to help you add the boiling water, the mixture will begin to foam up. Add this to the mixture of butter and golden syrup.
  4. Pour the liquid mixture into the flour and other dry ingredients, and stir.
  5. Grease a baking tray, put tablespoons of the mixture onto the tray, about 4 centimetres apart.  
  6. Bake them at 180c for about 15 minutes until the biscuits are a golden colour.
       Some interesting facts and history about Anzac biscuits:
    1. The word Anzac means Australian and New Zealand army corps.
        2. We remember the people who died at war by having or making Anzac biscuits.
        3. It seems that it was most likely that the Anzac biscuits were made by the Mothers, wives and girlfriends left                     behind when the soldiers went off to war.
        4. The women liked to send food packages of Anzac biscuits to the soldiers but by the time they got there they were             so hard that they couldn't eat them.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

My River Pictograph

My River Pictograph   

This is my river pictograph. A pictograph is a picture of something that you have learnt about and you write facts about what it is. This is what I found out about rivers. I have written what I learnt about rivers. I learnt what algae was, what you need to test a river, what a healthy river needs, what the perfect temperature for a healthy river is and what macro invertebrates were.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

What makes a good blog post

What Makes A Good Blog Post 

  • Detail
  • Sensible ideas
  • Sometimes photos
  • Punctuation
  • Correct spelling
  • Friendly comments
  • A title
  • Sensible pictures
  • Capitals after fullstops`
  • Make sure that it makes sense