Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Bush Craft

Bush Craft

On the 21st August 2017, Year 7 & 8 students had a wonderful opportunity to do bushcraft at Russell, in the Bay of Island New Zealand with our instructor, named Sarah. This was part of Glenbrae School’s camp.

The first thing we did was, we learned how to tie knots. We learnt the Q and P knot, churkers knot and the double knot. We all  practiced until we felt competent with it. After all that hard work we put it to the test. We got a set of tarpaulin, ropes and pegs. First we found two trees to tie our ropes around. We did a churker's knot and then we grabbed the other end of the rope and went under the tarpaulin. When we got to the other side we tied it to the tree. This was helpful for us so we knew how to put up a tent for when we slept in the bush.  

Later on, Sarah taught us how to make a fire. She said to gather as much wood as we could and then bring it back. So we did. When we came back we made a small hole in the ground and put some sticks in a cross formation. Then we put a bunch of dead twigs in the middle and then set it alight with matches. We boiled some water in a billy over the fire and it didn't take long.

It was a great experience I had a lot of fun and I would use life skill when I am older.       

Friday, 18 August 2017

Carving at Tech

Today in technology I finished carving and now I am painting. It was a long process but I enjoy it! I can't wait to see what my art would look like finished.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Fractions with M&M

We Were learning to find fractions of a number or a set. 

Today in room 8 we were doing fractions with M&M.

In this picture we see 4/5 (the four groups at the bottom) of 15 which is 12. 

This is a 1/5 of 15 which is 3 (the group at the top).

In this picture there was 15 altogether 3/15 or 1/5 were red 2/15 were orange 5/15 or 1/3 were blue 4/15 were green and 1/15 are yellow.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

How to make scones

This is very easy to make it goes with tea and they were originally made in Europe.


1. Plain flour for dusting
2. 3 cups of self raising flour
3. ½ cup raisins
4. 80g Butter chilled and cubed
5. 1 cup of milk
6. Jam to serve
7.whipped cream to serve

First add your salt and flour into a large bowl
Then add your butter in the bowl and rub your mixture between your fingers

Now make a well in the middle and tip your milk while mixing
Now knead the dough on a tray with flour and roll it into small circles
        Now put the tray into the oven at 200 degrees celsius for 20- 25 minutes.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017


  1. Grease is a story about a bunch of boys called the T birds that don’t care about school but there is one girl (Sandy) and one boy (Danny) that like each other.

  1. What was your favourite part of the play? My favourite part in the story was when they started sing Grease lightning.

  1. Why did you like (or dislike) this play? I disliked when some of the parts the mic just crashed and made a very big noise.

  1. Who would you recommend this play to ? I would recommend it for intermediate kids and high school kids too.  

  1. What would you tell people who were interested in going to see Grease? It had great jokes and very talented people

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Land Wars

How to make Takakau

How to make Takakau
We are learning to follow the structure of a procedural text.

Takakau was made in the 1800s. When the british people came to New Zealand they gave them the maori flour and water and the Maori people made Takakau it is maori bread.    

To make Takakau you would need.
1 teaspoon of salt
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
100ml milk or water.

Step by step insturction

  • First sift the flour, salt and baking powder into a large bowl.
  • Make a well in the middle  of the flour and pour milk and then pour the milk in slowly, stirring as you pour.
  • Now knead the dough for a minute.
  • Sprinkle flour onto a baking tray and put the dough onto it.
  • Shape the dough so that it is 2cm thick
  • Put the tray in the oven for thirty minutes at 200 degrees celsius.