Friday, 5 December 2014



We are comparing our resting heart rate to our heart rate after exercise.   

You can easily check your pulse on the inside of your wrist, below your thumb, or on the side of your neck where your carotid artery is. Gently place 2 fingers, usually your index and middle fingers of your other hand on this artery. Do not use your thumb, because it has its own pulse that you may feel. Count the beats for 30 seconds, and then double the result to get the number of beats per minute. Ex: I counted 36 in 30 seconds so my resting heart rate is 72 beats per minute. Write it down on your sheet of paper. - record it on the table below when you have finished.  

Jump rope for two minutes

Resting Rate
After exercise
Kapa Haka


Monday, 24 November 2014

Why advertising on T.V is better than the internet

Why Advertising on T.V is better than Advertising on the internet from Room16 Parkvale on Vimeo.

Letter to Mr G

Principal Mark Gifkins
Parkvale School
Howard Street

Dear Mr G,

I'm writing to let you know that Market day was a huge success. I had a great time selling our product which was the frutti tutti dolphins made by our class, room 6 and our buddy class room 3.

It was great to see the big kids working well together with the little kids. The little kids were included in everything by making the product and then selling the product with the big kids.  Big kids were often buddied up with a younger child to help then and support them with choosing what to buy on the day.

It was great for the whole school to do something together with everyone playing a part in making a healthy food snack.  The school has been buzzing with advertising and the excitement of classes making their healthy snack.  The market day was exciting for everyone and a great day with celebrating together.

It was a good idea to have classes market and sell a healthy snack because now they will be more aware of how healthy snacks can be fun and delicious. There were lots of good ideas for healthy snacks and people might start making them at home too.

I think a market day each year is a fantastic idea to bring the school together.

Yours Sincerely
                           Cameron Potts

Monday, 17 November 2014

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Adding and Subtracting Fractions

a) 2/5 + 1/5= 3/5

b) 4/5 + 3/5= 1 2/5

c) 5/5 - 1/5= 4/5

d) 1 1/2 - 3/4= 3/5

Friday, 31 October 2014

Image Writing


I was in my bathtub paddling out to sea. After a hour or so I stopped paddling because I had noticed some dark and evil clouds on the horizon and I knew I was in for a surprise...

A STORM!!! I started to turn around but it was too late.I was in the middle of a water spout*. I tried to paddle away but the waterspout was too strong it was sucking me. I started to lift up I had a bad feeling about this. I started to go round and round up and up. I was getting dizzy. As I was going around I could feel the spray of the water on my face. The water was freezing but it kept me awake with my wits about me. When I got to the top I was shot off down towards the water as the impact happened. I woke up startled it was only a dream. That is why you never use a bathtub as a boat.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

How To Play My Favourtie Game

To play Boom Beach you will need:

1. Apple Device
2. Boom Beach(Will need to download Boom Beach from App Store it is free)

How to play:

  1. Turn on apple device and the first thing you do is tap on Boom Beach.
  2. When it loads a man will pop up and says “Hello there are you here to defeat the evil Black Guard.”
  3. When the man says “what will our base be called.
  4. Then you buy a Sniper tower, Residence*, Gold Storage and a Radar.
  5. After you have brought all of them the Evil Blackguard will attack you.
  6. First he will fire his gun boat 3 times at your sniper tower then he will send in his riflemen and they will attack the sniper tower. But the Sniper Tower will shoot back at the riflemen.
  7. When The Riflemen are defeat the Evil blackguard will say “You have won this time but it is not over.”
  8. The next thing you do is train some riflemen by tapping on your landing boat and then tapping on the riflemen which is the only thing that you can get.
  9. After you have trained the riflemen you tap on the compass in the bottom right corner.
  10. Then you have to tap on a cloud that has gold and a amount of gold you tap on that and then it will reveal some of the Blackguards base’s.
  11. You tap on the one you can scout out the base or you can attack which will cost 250 gold to attack it.
  12. When you attack you can fire your gunboat at the Blackguards defense or you can tap somewhere on the beach to make your landing boats land on the beach to attack.
  13. As you uncover more base to attack you will to upgrade your Radar.
  14. The game will never end even if you free all the island the Blackguard will keep taking over the island you have freed.

*where you get your gold from.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Adverting Slide Show

Math Challenge

Our Challenge was to make a open box from a 20 cm by 20 cm piece of paper by cutting our four squares in the corners and folding the flaps. We had to make a box hold the biggest volume of box you can make. I made a  box with 3 cm by 3 cm square corner flaps for a practice and then a 1 cm square flaps. Here they are.
photo 1 (2).JPG
This can hold 8x9=72 cubes
photo 2 (2).JPG
This one can hold 6x7=42 cubes

Thursday, 16 October 2014


The Best Part of Me

The Best Part of me

The best part about me is my legs. They are long, lean and are built for speed. They are muscular and white with knobbly knees splat, right in the middle of my legs.

My legs carry me around all day, to and from school and all around the place. They race me around many muddy Cross Country courses. They power my bike and shoot me across the pool in a  triathlon.

Other people probably think they look pretty scrawny but they don’t know the power hidden inside. My legs are like my dads and I like them like that.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Interschool Cross Country

Reflection for Interschool Cross Country
Something I was pleased with was coming 17th because I came 48th last year so it was a big improvement.
I really enjoyed learning when I should tailgate when it is a head wind and when it is a tailwind.

Something I found hard was sprinting at the finish.

Something I want to get better at is running.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Calendar Art

Come and buy my new piece of calendar art. Only while stocks last so come and buy one now! I REALLY MEAN NOW!!!

Friday, 5 September 2014

Production Reflection

Reflection for the Production Journey Through The Legends

Something I was pleased with was getting to act on the last night. Because I was in Rarotonga for the other nights.
I really enjoyed learning how was to throw my voice. Because if I didn't no one at the back would hear me.

Something I found hard was being loud. Because I am quiet sometimes.
Something that made me think  was if I would do good.
Something I want to get better at is being louder.

My favorite part of the production was standing up and staying my lines.

My best bit of feedback for the production was from Mum. She said to me that “Great stuff buddy and keep it up!”

Battle For Sting Part 1

                                                      CHAPTER 1
Marvin walked with his thin grey cloak dragging across the stone floor. He walked slowly up the stone passage leading to the throne room. He took his seat next to Paul his Elder brother. The Marble floor looked very dim in the storm. Nobody looked happy to him. Marvin himself wasn't happy either. Because he knew what this meeting was about.

‘All the people are fearful of the war coming up’ said Paul. ‘Even some of our soldiers are’ added Marvin. ‘This time the goblins and pesky trolls are attacking us’ said Paul. ‘So this means we need to gather all the local builders and weapon masters along with soldiers’ he said. ‘So men get all the soldiers weapons and builders with repairers and healing doctors you can’ Paul said. ‘That is your work tonight we shall call an end to this meeting for now’ he said.

For the next two years builders were designing and building walls,cannons,machine guns and tanks. They called in the best swordsmen and archers and even some of the greatest wizards and knights to guard the castle of Sting. Sting is an ancient crystal that is hidden deep in the furnace room guarded by fifty archers and fifty knights. It is nearly impossible to steal It that's what the goblins and trolls have come for the crystal gold silver leather for their clothing and gems. These things are all well guarded.

Two years later all the troops were there and all the defense was built. The castle really had been done up. All the loot was deep down guarded with archers wizards and swordsmen all the locals from town had volunteered to be maids archers and servants or nurse but most of the men had got in line for swordsmen. They were all ready to battle all they had to do was wait until they attacked. Marvin was holding a sword, he was nervous but excited.

The time had come. The battle shall begin any moment now. Marvin thought. In the distance there was little green misty creatures running. ‘That must be those little goblins’ said Marvin to a nearby archer. ‘Oh them I have came across many of them they do take a few arrows to kill’ she said. From the nearby hills you could see trolls 12 feet trudging towards you. Their beards were thick black and there sideburns had streaks of ginger in them. Their hands looked thick and they were smeared in dirt or coal. They had big hammers in their hands.

All our air balloon men released into the sky showering the trolls with bombs. Some of the biggest meanest trolls survived the bombing but the little ones dropped dead. The misty little goblins crept up and tried to make it past our machine guns.The goblins used their magic to freeze some machine guns but soon the weapon masters had defrosted the guns. While the defense weapons were busy shooting the goblins the trolls had reached the castle all the troops clattered down after the trolls.    

The army leaders called the security rocket launches they aimed at the trolls. 3,2,1 a missile fired BOOM It blew all the trolls up. The troops were relieved that they didn't have to attack those trolls anymore. The maids carried the trolls to the furnace and burnt their bodies. The sight looked like flames ripping the flesh out of giant humans.     

All the troops returned to their set positions. All the air balloons were hovering over the goblins.  The air balloons were showering the goblins with bombs. Goblins scrambled for shelter so they didn't get blown off their feet with TNT or bombs. The parachute were enjoying throwing bombs at the nasty goblins. 

The trolls and goblins were all finished off. They had done around 7 percent damage to the castle. All the builders finished fixing the Palace. All the troops rested for tomorrow's battle. I wonder what troops they will attack with tomorrow will the use troops or won't they? 

To Be Continued...

Written/Drawers/Editors: Ezra and Me
Paul: Ezra
Marvin: Me

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The Little Lizard's Sadness Retelling

In my reading group the Jedi Knights, we had to read the book The Little Lizard's Sadness and retell it.

There was a very rich man who had made a new game. He loved to play his new game on other rich men because he always won the game. The new game depended on the each player telling the truth. The game work like this if one man would start by saying “I have 50 Buffalo” and the other and if the other player said “I have 50 Buffalo too” there was no winner. But if one player said that his bed was made out of just cherry wood and if other player said his bed was made out of cherry wood decorated with shells he would be the winner. 

One day a stranger arrived at the rich man’s gate. The stranger asked if he could come in and play the game. The stranger wore broken sandals and patched up clothes his face was thin and looked like he didn't have enough food to eat.
“Why have you come here?” asked the rich man.
“I have come here to play the your game you have invented” replied the stranger. The rich man gave him scented tea in one of his fine china cup’s. The rich man asked the stranger “Where do you live? What do you?”
“What would the answer mean to you” laughed the stranger.
“Let’s just play your game but you have to agree on two conditions that will make the game more fun” said the stranger.
“The first condition is that if I  win everything you own is my. If you win you take all I own and as well if I lose I will stay in this house as your servant for ever.” The rich man thought again.

“What do you own?” he asked
“You will be amazed by what I own,” smiled the stranger.
“I agree tell me your other condition.”
“I will ask the first question,” answered the stranger. The rich man wondered if the stranger was trying to be cunning.
“I agree,” said the rich man. The stranger undid a knot on one thing he carried.

“Do you have a coconut shell cup like this?” asked the stranger giving it to the the rich man. The rich man turned it over and over in his hands, It was an old and chipped coconut shell cup and not like the ones he drank from. The rich man and all his servant’s searched the whole house for a old chipped coconut shell cup. He checked all his servant’s rooms and he found cups but they were not old and chipped.

“I told you would be amazed by what I own.” said the stranger.
“The cup and my clothes are my only possession. Now everything you own is now mine.” The stranger called all the poor to the house and gave all the rich man’s china, animals and the fields. The stranger took his cup and went away and was never saw again. They say the rich man that lost all his riches turned into a lizard. The children love to watch the little lizard climb up the walls and crying all the time.
“Tsst, tsst!”

“Tsst ... tsst ... what a pity,” Is what the little lizard says.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Maths strategy

In the Mario's we have been learning how to do the box strategy. Here is my explain everything how to do it.    
Division Strategy by Cameron from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.
Hope you like it!!!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Production Diary #1

Thursday 13/8/14

Dear Journal, let me introduce myself. My name is Cameron my role is kid 10 in the linking script. I've already remember all my line's but sometime's I have stumbled on some lines. We've only been practicing for about 2 week's. We had to do it without our script I nearly forgot to say my line. I'm nervous and where only 13 day's from our first night of performing.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Skype To the 2014 Commonwealth Games Village

Reflection for Commonwealth Games
Something I was happy about was that everyone enjoyed the skype.

I really enjoyed learning how many athletes are competing for New Zealand.

Something that made me think was did everyone enjoy it.

Big Thanks to my Uncle and Mum for making it possible for room 6 and 8 to Skype the Commonwealth Games Village.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Maths Knowledge Goal and Reflection

Knowledge Goal and Reflection 29/07/14

I got  41/50  82% for stage 6 number knowledge.

I did well in Number bonds, Rounding and Groups and remainders.

My number knowledge goal is Multiples.

Something I am proud of is getting 5/5 in groups with remainders.

Something I want to learn more about is 10ths and 100ths.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Tank Warfare

My name is Cameron. In this story I shall tell you about the life of a tank drivers assistant. When I was nine I was asked by my Dad to help in world war two with weapons and cleaning for the soldiers in the war. I spent two years in the miserable life of a cleaner for war. It was another boring day when me and my best cabin partner Ezra found out that a tank assistant boy had stolen his masters tank and drove into the outback.

Ezra and I stayed up all night. In the cabin rooms when we were sure all the soldiers were asleep. We told the cabin boys to steal their masters tanks. But some didn't want to do it. But then Ezra and I told them they could be heroes. So they stole their masters tanks and we all drove off into the outback and the wild creatures of the night crept out of sight at the sight of the Tanks. Then we all made a plane to attack the Germans in two days first we would prepare for war.

I fixed the guns on the tanks because I was by far the best at it me and the other boys armored the tanks up with the best tank armor in all of the United States.
“There all fixed Ezra” I say. All the cabin boys start to paint their masters tanks camouflage for the battle in the jungle. At last the tanks were ready for battle we all clambered into our tanks to the cabin boys 2 to a tank. Ezra and I were sharing a tank with each other we had the strongest tank out of the small army of tanks. Ezra was driving the tank and I was firing the cannon.

First we all drove to the jungle where the Germans would be crossing. We all waited in about two hours we spotted the first sight of tanks I turned the tank around facing the incoming German tanks then I Fired it hit the King tiger tank. The missile I launched dug a big dent in the side of the King Tigers tracks. The King Tiger tried to move but it couldn't move.
“YEAH That's what I’m talking about thanks to the anti tank missile that came out of the gun on the top!” I yell. The crew of the King tiger start to climb out of the tank.
“Oh no they're getting away” Ezra says.
“Oh no they're not” I reply , I climb out of the hatch and to the machine gun and rapid fires the germans they hit the target some of the bullets miss but there are eight dead bodies lying on the ground.
“thats a good start to at tank war” I told Ezra
“I agree” I say. I opened up a book of tanks in the book we saw the tank that we had just destroyed the King Tiger. This is a photo of the tank from the map.

Allied Tanks(our side)

German Tank

Ready Aim Fire

King Tiger Tank

Written By Ezra and Cameron

To Be Continued dun dun darrrrr!!!!

Sunday, 29 June 2014

My 2014 Midyear Reflection

Reflection for
Something I enjoy is going round teachers to help them or their class with digi problems because it is fun to help and show them how to do it.

I really enjoyed learning how to use new apps on the ipads and on the computer and learn new games for sports pals.  New games for sports pals makes it more fun.

Something I found hard was doing the Waka because my arm got sore when we turning and going back.

Something that made me think was doing rock climbing at Flax Rock because I needed to think where my feet go and not use my arms as much.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Genius Hour: Tanks

This is my Genius hour presentation for this term.  My topic was tanks.  I hope you learn some facts about
Tanks By Cameron Potts from Room16 Parkvale on Vimeo.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Holt Plantarium Visit

Monday 16 June 2014

Something I enjoyed was watching how people live in space because it was interesting how they live and the different exercises they do.

Something I found interesting was how hard it looked to eat in space because the food floats around.

The most exciting thing about space is being in zero gravity because you can do back and forward flips endlessly without falling

I would like to learn more about stars and how they can be different colours.

“How do stars in the universe have an impact impact on us?”

I want the rest of my inquiry topic to be about: Stars and heat

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