Monday, 16 December 2013

My Christmas Wonderland

Our challenge.
Today Emma and I made a Christmas Wonderland. We created it on paint and we did our Personal Best to make it as awesome as possible. Our class got the idea from 'PalmyKids'. I hope you like our Christmas Wonderland.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Athletics Day

Athletics day
By Zach

We arrived at the sports park. Ready to run 500 miles and 500 more. The first event the year 5 boys had to do was the 200M sprint. The only people I knew in the race was Ben. ‘Ready, Set, go!’ Mr Cottrell yells. I headed full speed down the track. I looked beside me and there was Ben! We battled and Battled for 2nd to last, fortunately he ran on a rock so he slowed down and I got 2nd to last!

The next event was long jump. I love long jump. There was a massive line and I was near the middle. ‘My turn, yes!’ I take a really big run-up and jump! I got a 2 for that event.

Then the 50M hurdles was up next. I sucked at it. Well I didn’t knock over any hurdles but I was bad at it. Then It was Morning Tea/ Lunch time. I had my chips and sandvich. Then the next event was 100M sprint.

I got into the Semi-finals  but lost it so because I was facing all the fast kids but I came 5th. So I got a 2 for the event.

Next was Softball through. I only got one through because other people were taking the balls but I threw the ball and got 2 points for the event.

The final event was the High jump. I got over the bar the first time but Mr Ford said that I should go over to the other matt. I didn’t get a mark for the event.

I score over all was 9 so I did good but not great. But I tried my best.

Reflection for Athletics
Something I was pleased with was how far I got in long jump because I not that great at jumping but I am now!

I really enjoyed learning how to do high jump because it is actually quite fun.

Something I found hard was the 800M run because I thought I wouldn’t lose my breath but I did.
Something that made me think was how I would jump on the long jump because I would have to think which tactic is the best.
Something I want to get better at is jumping higher on the high jump.


Thursday, 28 November 2013

My Avatar

Today we have been making our avatars. This is my avatar its based on me :). I made it on Sp-studio

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Science: Balloon Rocket

Balloon Experiment

In room 15, we have done a balloon experiment for our science rotation. We visit every class for a different experiment.

  • 3 balloons
  • String
  • Straw
  • 2 chairs
  • Tape

I think when I blow the balloon and let go of it, it’s going to fly down the other end of the string hitting the chair.

When I blew the balloon. Marcus taped it to the straw and I let go of the balloon and the balloon went flying down the string and hit the chair.

When you blow the balloon up, all the air inside the balloon wants to go out. So when I let it go, all the air bursts out of the balloon causing it to move along the string to the other end.
(Balloon) I believe I can fly!

Thursday, 7 November 2013


Werewolf Alligator
This is probably the most terrifying monster you have ever heard of or seen. This monster is part Werewolf and part Alligator, say hello to the Wereigator.

This creature is 2 m and 53 cm tall. It lives in the swamps where it can camouflage in the reeds.The Wereigator has an Alligator head. It has 1 werewolf arm and 1 alligator arm. It also has 2 legs, one is an Alligator and the other is werewolf leg. The tail has scaly skin and fur growing out of it. Its eyes are red and it’s teeth are about 10 cm tall  and approximately 5 cm wide. The Wereigator combines the strength and running of a Werewolf and fast swimming and huge bites of a Alligator. This creature is very rare and there are approximately 37 of them in the world.

Why it Is so terrifying?
This creature is terrifying because can camouflage itself as a log or it could play dead. Imagine a packgregation of Wereigators surrounding your home,dribbling, and getting closer and closer to you to bite your face off!

Now you know what he looks like and can be alert when he appears, and if you're off guard, there is a good chance of you dying.

Packgregation: A pack of werewolves and a congregation of Alligators.
Wereigator: An Alligator and a werewolf hybrid.

Here is a photo of the Wereigator

Created by Tyrone and I.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Science: Race a Speedboat

Water tension Experiment
  • Coloured card
  • Washing up liquid
  • Pencil or sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Large container of water.

I think the boat will stay in-tact because the dishwasher liquid might be like a boost so it reaches the other end and then the boat might sink at the end.

When I placed my boat into the water and placed my finger in there with the liquid, it glided.

I think it happened because paper is really light.

Metal clip Experiment
  • Large container of water.
  • Metal paperclip.

Because it is made out of metal, it will sink.

After a few tries, the metal clip finally floated.


It floated because if you gently place it down, the water’s surface won’t break causing the metal clip to float.

Race a Speedboat by Zach from Room16 Parkvale on Vimeo.

Monday, 4 November 2013


This is my Mathletics art. We are doing this for a competition and everything has to be symmetrical and straight. I got this design by messing around with circles, checkers and lines. I hope you enjoy!

Reflection for Mathletics

Something I was pleased with was my finished result because I think it looks pretty good but I think it won’t win.
I really enjoyed learning how to use a compass properly because I haven't learnt how to draw circles and then Sam showed me how to use it.

Something I found hard was keeping everything symmetrical because if you didn’t keep lines straight, you would get a lot less marks for you Mathletics poster.

Something that made me think was what design I should do because I couldn't think of a GOOD one.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Science: Does air have weight?


  • Ruler
  • News paper

No, I don’t think it has weight because if it had weight, the wind would push us around and about all over the place.

When Ollie tried to chop it the first time without anything on top of it, It didn’t work. But when Mr.M grabbed the newspaper and flattened on top, Ollie then chopped it once more and it broke.

When Ollie did it with the paper flat on the ruler his ruler snapped but the paper just ripped but when the others did it, it didn't work Then Mr.M tried, he snapped the ruler.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

My report

This is my report of the WHOLE year in room 16 as a year 5. Enjoy!

Thursday, 17 October 2013

My calendar art

I'm not really getting hungry.
This is my calender art. I had a choice between my dot art or my skeletons. This is the one I'm picking to be my calender because it kinda looks like me.
Do I have a thick skull?

These are my skeletons the left one is me and the right one is my dad. I like this art but I don't like it enough for it to be my calender.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Hatchet Slideshow

This is my Hatchet slideshow. It is all the main parts of the story. I spent a long time creating this slideshow. Please comment on my post. Enjoy :)

P.S Read the book by Gary Paulsen. it is so interesting that you just want to read more and more of it!

Friday, 27 September 2013

The Story of Assassin Zach #4

The story of Assassin Zach

Last time: Elijah man got KIA while fighting Assassin Zach.

Now: ‘What have you done!’ said Master Tyrone. ‘Umm’ I replied. I’m not impressed with...’ Ahhh! I yelled. Elijah man Stuck his sword right through his back. What I don’t understand how are you still alive Elijah?’My logics I pushed them to the side for a second, if a man gets stabbed 87 times he can just get back up. 47 years later... ‘Captain Dylan, Get over here!’ I yelled ‘I need help destroying these Claw units. ‘I’m calling down thunder, stay back’ said Dylan. BOOM! ‘We have a man down!’ said someone. Move in! ‘Ambush’ said Dylan. They have a camo suit I noticed and I stabbed someone and stripped them from there suit and put it on me. ‘Dylan, get this door open!’ I walk in the room and and it’s, MCDONALDS! I see dylan ordering already and he wants fries without salt, he comes 5 minutes later and says where are the salt sashes? Then he orders an ice cream and he tastes it and says ‘ it’s cold’. Then he wants a burger. The cash register person says which one? He says ‘Yes that's the one’. Suddenly ‘TANK INCOMING!’ Dylan says.

To be continued

Click here to see my other episodes of Assassin Zach

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Taj Mahal report

The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is just stunning. It is located in Agra, India. it’s made out of white marble and when the sun shines on it the marble changes color. it’s 81 meters high and it’s symmetry is just about perfect! Also, it’s a tomb not a religious church. The towers are on a 92 degree angle pointing towards the river because if an earthquake happens, they won't fall on top of the almighty, Taj Mahal. This building started to get built in the 17th century and 20,000 people helped build it and it took a massive 22 years!
The Taj Mahal.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Bread Pakora

Bread Pakora

We (room 16) have done cooking with Inderpreets mum. We cooked bread Pakora. This is an indian snack you have with tea. This is how to make it and the ingredients and equipment you need to make it.
Step 1:  Put Chickpeas into bowl (4 tablespoons).
step 2: Add herbs, mix with water to make mixture.
step 3: Cut bread into slices however you want like triangles.
step 4: Dip it in mixture you made earlier.  
Step 5: drop a tab of flower in the vegetable oil to  if it is hot enough it will bubble.
step 6: Fry the bread in the vegetable
step 7: Take it out and wait for it to cool down until it’s warmish.  
Step 8: Eat it and enjoy it!
Finished result.
Dipping the bread in the mix.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Yachting art

My awesome art. 
A few weeks ago Mrs O'Kane came in and did some yachting art with us. This is my art. We did it because the America's cup is going on and because we are doing Optimist yachting next week.

Please comment on my awesome art.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Indian Parota

Indian Parota
On Wednesday Hemani's mum (Usha) came in and taught us how to make Indian Parota. This is how to make it.

Made by Teva and I.

black pepper
coriander powder


Hot plate
Rolling pin
2- ice cream containers

Step 1: Prepare the ingredients

Step 2: Grab the 2 potatoes wash them and then put them in the microwave for 15 minutes.

Step 3: While the potatoes are warming up cut the cauliflower into small pieces same with the coriander and cut the onion into small pieces.

Step 5: Get the potatoes out of the microwave and peel them, after mash with the masher.

Step 6: Mix the cauliflower and the coriander onions and potatoes together add salt and coriander powder then mix again.

Step 8: Mix the wheat flower and the water together to make it kind of like dough and take a handful of dough and roll  it up into a 3D circle.

Step 9: Take a handful of dough and roll up into a 3D circle.
Finished result.

Step 10: Put the rolled up dough in the plain dry flour.

Step 11: Roll pin the dough out a into a little flat circle and put a handful of the mixture into the flat circle.

Step 13: Pinch each side of the dough together so that the mixture is tucked inside.

Step 14: Roll the mixture and the dough together outwards with the roll pin.

Step 15: Then put the dough on the hot plate.

Step 16: Wait till it is warm and eat!
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