Tuesday, December 18, 2012

prize giving item from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo. This is year 5's item. Last Thursday was prize giving day.

Monday, December 10, 2012

2012 reflection manaikalni

My goal for 2013 is to be better at understanding words for reading. This year I really liked learning, creating and sharing my blog out to the world.

This year we haven’t done much P.E, also this year has gone too fast.

I enjoyed having a netbook this year because it is really fun.


This is what i made we used this site called Tan gram. I tried to make a cat but I failed tangram

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Thank You Watersafe Auckland

Thank you Chris and Watersafe Auckland for giving us a opportunity to be safe in water. We learned how to tread through water, using life jackets properly, floating , making whirlpool and making waves.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

My Review of Azonto

Tamaki College was the best movie it stood out from all of the movies. They taught some people how to do the Azonto dance. I liked how Tamaki College dressed up. It was very cool how they traveled around Auckland. I really liked their song they chose which was Azonto that is a good song. It was a very good idea what they did.
I am going to give Tamaki College Azonto 10 out of 10.

Monday, October 29, 2012

James the bull jumper

“Oh my gosh, I’m flying. I’m a pretty butterfly.” James the young toreador was trying to break the world record for bull jumping. He is a well known super show off, he always thinks he’s cool, but somehow it never works out quite how he expects.

After James had jumped he landed on the bull. The bull went so crazy that he ran out into the crowd. Even after it had killed 20 people, the bull was still going crazy. James spoke out loud “Hey bull stop being crazy and calm down”. James had a gun that shoots out sleeping bullets. He used it on the crazy bull.

James thinks he is so amazing, right until the bull woke back up and used its horns to knock James out.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Ninja VS Clown

After a good afternoon of trick or treating my brother and I were counting the lollies. We had 100.

As my brother snatched the bucket of lollies and I said “Hey!! those are mine you greedy clown”. So I snatched the bucket of lollies and my brother called  me a selfish Ninja.

So mum came and said “Hey you boys cut it OUT!!!  both of you go to your room NOW!!”. “Yes mum” I said.  So we both walked to our rooms stomping up the stairs.

Then my brother said “Hey lets solve the problem by telling mum we said sorry to each other”. So we walked down stairs and me and my brother said “mum, we said sorry”. Mum looked at us “OK boys half the lollies each.’ So we did 100-50=50 so we each got 50 lollies.

Monday, October 15, 2012

This is our first day of school

This term we are working on Toy story. Today is our first activity four this morning . We had to write the most popular toys.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ninja mouse has black fur with yellow eyes. He works for a company could mouse and black,he has a partner called Agent M. Ninja mouse is trying to discover the lost cheese of Lerat. The gold plated valuable cheese.

Ninja mouse has a GPS he is going to have a long journey. The mouse is going to use a jet named Star Scream. No one can defeat ninja mouse with all his ninja equipment like Samurai swords ninja stevs grapple hook fake hands darts and spears. Ninja mouse is going to Italy where it has lots of cheese.

The star scream safely land at the airport of italy they now have got off. They called a taxi and went to this house where it has the cheese. The cat was patrolling the cheese

They saw the house then Agent M got stuck outside. Ninja mouse opened up the door quiet then he saw the cheese. He grabbed out his ninja equipment and threw darts at the cat.Then his partner turned into a zombie because this nova gas came falling down from the sky It was Lerat. Agent M is now a zombie.

Ninja mouse had no choice but to kill Agent M, ninja mouse grabbed his ninja equipment then he chopped Agent M’s head off.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

3 up 3 down

Guess what? My dad taught me how to play this card game. This game is called 3 up 3 down. I know this card game is very old. My dad told me the best card are A’s 10 2 and 7. A’s is the highest number if no one has a higher number they have to pick up the cards, but you can still use 10 2 and 7 because they a the ones you can only stop the A’s.

The card 10 is for canceling out or the cards this card you have to use it wisely because if you don’t your just gonna lose. SO USE IT WISELY!!

2 is for just starting the game all of again, I don’t know why it’s such a good card?

The card 7 is very very good so use that wisely to. 7 is good because if people have higher cards than the 7 they can’t put it down, you a only allowed to go below the card number like 6,5,4,3,2,.

My strategy for this game is try and put down your low card or if they put down a high number like King try and put down your high card. If you have 2 have the same cards you can put them down.

My other strategy is try and put down heaps of cards down and then cancel all of the cards with the 10

How to deal it you have to put 3 cards down and 3 cards up they have to lie on each other and both get 3 cards each, and put the rest of the cards in the middle then flip one card

Monday, September 10, 2012

Tommy Kapai Wilson is a author. Tommy Kapai Wilson told us about his life journey. He told us about the 5 lessons which is, Make 10 people smile everyday, War and Violence is dumb, learn how to forgive, Everybody is born with a gift.

Tommy kapai wilson retelled about the ferrari. He said it’s not all about being rich having a rich boat and a rich car It’s just about making people smile and yourself. His mum said to him I’m more better than those rich people.

So Tommy Kapai Wilson said ok I’m going to my putta boom boom car.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My recraft

Today we practised recrafting a piece of writing. The first paragraph belongs to Aldora and the second is mine

Aldora’s Cross Country Recount

“yeah” I said happily to myself. I was nearly there. I sprinted to the finish line and  made myself happy. I had a drink and then I had a rest. Looking down at my pretty purple and black shoes, it was all muddy and yucky.

Finishing the race I felt terrible because I hadn’t caught up with my friends. Finally I looked down at my purple and black shoes, they were like dark chocolate. So I had a drink and watched the year 7 and 8 race. I wondered who would come first.

Monday, August 27, 2012

usain bolt

Sebastian Xiang

I’m in the Olympic stadium I’m feeling nervous about the 110m Hurdle race. My goals are to beat the other competitors.

The starter said “take your marks, get set GO!!” I raced off but at the first hurdle I crashed out. My achillies are injured and I failed to reach my goal. After falling down I felt disappointed in myself because of a simple mistake.

Feeling disappointed I walked into the tunnel, but I was told to turn around. I then hopped all the way down the track to the finish line. Some friends came over and assisted me, taking me to the end.

This my last Olympics I’m doing, I’ve retired so I kissed the last hurdle in lane 4. China is going to KILL ME!!! I hope not.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Usain Bolt

Who is the world's fastest man in the world? Usain Bolt!! The crowd roaring as the athletes getting a starting position “Take your marks!” All of a sudden the crowd went silent “BANG!” Legendary Usain Bolt made Olympic history. Like a lightning bolt he blitzed the field the crowd roared. Usain truly is unbeatable. The crowd and Usain Bolt celebrated. He was a sprint champion. What is his future will he return or will he not? Bolt is the only one that knows.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Last week on Saturday I had to wake up around like 5:00 or 6:00 in the morning. When I woke up my eyes were just turning into teary eyes so my parents just let me sleep into 6:30, then I felt way better.

Waking up watching the sunset I got out of bed went for shower then put my moisturizer on, then get changed into my TaeKwon-do gears.

My parents and I were on a rush, packing our bags for lunch we packed sandwiches chips drinks and biscuits.

And off we went to my regional (tournament).Stopping at Glenn Innes at the gas station we had to put gas in because we didn’t have enough of petrol in the car, While we were waiting for the gas to get in my mum bought me a hot chocolate when I tasted it was too sugary for me.  

Stopped at Mahurangi College at walk warth. Walking inside I had to bow before entering the Dojo so I walked inside and I see yellow belts green belts blue belts red belts and this the belt I want the most out of all of the belts black belts. But I am only a white belt which means just a beginner.

Seeing all of tamaki people I was surprised. Hearing this guy saying form up then I ran quickly to my Dojang which means (training area).

My first activity was patterns I did alright but I got no medals.

And my second activity was sparring in sparring I came first and I got gold medal when I got a gold medal I was so happy I was showing the Tamaki club my gold medal.

My Third one was Team patterns we did good but our team got silver because one of my team mate called Sam he did it wrong, he didn't do it properly because we did this stagger.

My 4th one was speciality which is Power Punch and Flying high kick I don’t know for sure how high I kicked I think like 1.8 or 2 meters my medal was bronze. In Power Punch I came 4th which means I didn’t get any medals

Sentience builder

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Cross Country

“Feeling my heart beating so fast I started to get nervous when it was Cross Country”

Why oh why, why do we have to run all this way why can’t the teachers run. The Teachers are so mean! Legs twitching, Having goosebumps all over my body I just wanted to stay.

While I was nervously waiting, Mr Marks called out “All of the year 5 boys - Run.” I was running. feet pounding on the ground. I whispered to myself  - “Can I do another lap? YES! I can!” I shouted. Slowing down I started to walk. However seeing all of my friends in front of me, I started to sprint to catch up.

YES!! finally I finished that run it was so long. Huffing and puffing I was so thirsty, I had a drink of water. Giggling and laughing and talking to my friends.

Mr Marks blew his whistle.  Time to stretch our legs and arms.

After that run I felt fitter, next time I should just focus just on me.

Monday, August 6, 2012

“Getting up in the morning I was so lazy, I was moaning about going back to sleep but my dad was forcing me to go school but it is for my own good”

When I had got up I didn’t want to wake up because I stayed up too late watching a movie called Brave, I was so lazy when I got up. After doing my lunch and have breakfast I had to brush my teeth. And off I went to school walking to school I met my friends at the shop there names were Leka and Henry they are both my friends. Crossing at the pedestrian crossing, passing the Kindergarten I see little kids playing and I see the red fence and I started to rush to the red fence and there I go hunting for rm13 I got into Room 13 everyone was on the computer so I just went on my netbook.

Ring Ring the bell rang

Monday, July 16, 2012


General Choi hong hi is a sport guy he does Taekwon-do. General Choi Hong hi was born in [South Korea] 9th of November 1918 and died in 2002 his name was korean. There is 2 different Taekwon-do’s one is ITF stand for International Taekwon-do federation. General Choi Hong Hi is a black belt heaps of black belt's break like wood brick's and bamboo.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Fortunately our harmless spider had a good home, then we busted it. Why did we bust it? Because the walls in our classroom are getting changed in the holidays. Now the spider got angry at us and started to look for another home. But he has no idea where he should live because there is no place to live for the harmless spider.

The spider is black and big, I think it might be a white tail, I hope some white tails are harmless. The poor spider, so angry he won’t look at us anymore.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

On Sunday the 2nd of June I went to the mini kids tournament which was Taekwon-do It was in Otara. The tournament was fun but we had to do patterns power punching flying high kick and sparring.

When we did patterns we had to perform Saju Jirugi or Saju Makgi, Saju Jirugi means 4 directional punch and Saju Makgi means 4 directional block.In my patternes I came last. After we did our patterns we did power punch in power punch you have to hit the pad as hard as you can.

In power punch I came 5th but heaps of people came like 3rd 2nd and 1st but the people like yellow belts green belts blue belts red belts and the black belts, the black belts were the officials that control the fight like a referee. After we did power punch we had did sparring In sparring I came 4 but I beat this green belt but he was pretty easy.

When we did sparring one of my best friend was a black belt and he was a official and my other friend was a red belt I didn’t know why he was a official the black belt’s name was Mr Damon Williams and the red belts name was Mr Andrew Moore.

In sparring it was hard but when I was sparring a girl she won against me because she didn't have technique but she won In sparring but I won in technique. In the middle of all the activities we ate lunch I did not drink water I drank V drink.

Sparring was fun but we had to change to the other activity which was Flying High KICK!! in flying high kick I carved up I came 3rd I came 3rd because I wanted to go last so other people can lose that's why I went last, the 2nd and 1st people were red belts.

This is what I learned at the tournament!!

International taekwon-do
Theory to learn

Training Area-Do jang
uniform-do bok

Techniques you will learn

Stances a. Attention stance and bow
          parallel stance, parallel ready stance
          Walking stance, walking ready stance

Blocks a. Forearm low block
         Knife Hand low block
         Inner forearm side block
         front rising kick

Attacks a. Forefist front punch [high,middle and low]
          Front snap kick

Exercises a. Four direction punch
            Four direction block

The Founder of taekwon-do is General choi Hong hi
General Choi Hong Hi was born in 1918 and he died in 2002

Meaning of the white belt

White stands for innocence, like a beginning student who knows nothing about taekwon-do. Each belt colour has a special meaning, which you need to learn.

Tenets of taekwon-do

Courtesy [being polite]
integrity [being honest]
perseverance [keeping going even when it gets hard
self control [keeping in control of yourself
indomitable spirit [doing something because you know it is the right thing to do even if it isn't easy]

The student oath
I shall observe the tenets of taekwon-do
I shall respect the instructor and seniors
I shall never misuse taekwon-do
I shall be a champion of freedom and justice
I shall build more peaceful world

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


I worked hard to finish off my painting. I actually didn't listen well to instructions, so I don’t like my painting. The hardest was blending the colours with water.

I am not looking forward to doing this again, but I will try to blend my colors better and follow all instructions.

Friday, May 25, 2012


Write a letter to a powerful president who solves crimes. Once upon a time there lived a president that like to solve crimes like If people go thief something like jewelry clothes and drugs my president's name is could John F Kennedy he lives in united states of america. My president he found a crime on waddell ave while he was solving the crime then saw this person running away from the president then he ran and then ankle tap him then he started to cry like a baby so the president had to say sorry to the person.
Write a letter to a nerdy circus performer who ignores orchestras. There was a nerdy circus performer who likes to ignore orchestras, the nerdy circus performer lives in a circus he likes to perform like a nerd but he is very brainy his name is Iisa he never smiles I think he doesn't like to smile because when he was young people keep on teasing thats why he never smiles but also he is a boy when he gets teased he starts to get angry then turns into hulk. Hulk is a very angry person and green if anyone teas him he likes to get green and likes to be hulk but he still kind even though he is a nerd he still a cool person. Iisa is a circus performer but when he made it the semi final he started to smile a the crowd then the evil witch turned him into a bad person called johnny Knoxville. Then he did silly things like pull their pants down a girls started to say ew but someone named Superman he is a wild beast he lives in a desert he got trained from his master could Muscle man the wildebeest is a anubis gods. so the nerd said to the wildebeest can you turn me back to myself and take hulk away from me so the wildebeest then the wildebeest gave him the spirit to turn into himself again.
Write a brief story of a sunburned vampire who discovers a talking frog Once upon a time there was a sunburned vampire who discovered a talking frog when he was a trying to look for the talking frog he wrote a brief biography. When discovered the talking frog he thought he was a talking grasshopper. While he wrote the brief biography he wrote talking if you get this I live in a mansion in Waddell Ave. My mansion is haunted it is black it has a mustache it is a wonderful haunted house. The talking frog lived in a Skyscraper. One night while the Vampire was flying home he saw a frog talking on the phone. How can that be he thought. He flew closer and he flew straight through the window. So the vampire said to the talking frog you can’t talk then the frog replied yes I can because a evil witch turned me into the talking frog when I was 18 years old. Can save me Vampire so I can go back to being a prince again and I will give you blood. Then the vampire turned him back into a prince with his magic powers so the talking frog became a evil spirit instead of a prince. When became a evil spirit he was in hell we dead people go to. THE END!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

What is Abstract Art

Abstract artist changed the world, they broke away from the normal idea of art. They were rebels.

Artists care about their processed of painting, their textures and crazy colors. They had paid  attention to their shapes & colours.

Abstract paintings are different designs shapes and colours they are not real objects. They were harder to understand and people  actually they didn't know

Abstract art allows the audience to experience their creation. To open up and feel designs

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

This guy is a japanese Hikakin Beatbox he does the Super Mario bros. He is really cool but he must practice alot because he must put effort in his beatboxing I wish I could do that.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Today, 14 may 2012 I went to Mount Wellington Taekwon-do Academy. When we go inside we have to bow before entiring the

Our instroutor who's name is Damon  is a black belt he is a 1st dan. Then we had to sparring practice.

We learn't how to punch, jab and cross kick side piercing kick and turning kick. Instanly we did line work.

Rhymes with ...ick

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I made this movie for fun because our music teacher said but it was preety cool it's just a picture and some music I hope you enjoy my out standing movie.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Glenn Innes pools

Filled with anticipation, we walked together to the pool. Smelling all that chlorine made me want to go for a swim. Pushing and shoving to go to the showers, I was in a rush. Hopping in the pool was cold but I felt lucky that  I had brought my togs today.

Our First day of swimming I didn't bring my togs. So I had to sit and watch other people swim I was kind of jealous. But on the second day I had remembered and I was proud of myself. Kicking and breathing my legs went splash and splash.

There wasn't anything to learn but just keep on doing the same thing all over again. At the end you get a treat - it is called breathing competition. We see who can swim the furthest and I came 1st.  Jordenne came second.

Freestyling through the water I was like Flash. Listening to the instructor, I slowed down. I was swimming doggy paddle because the teacher had said you can do anything. You can lie on your side, go on your back, or doggy paddle

Swimming was lots of fun. I learnt how to kick properly with legs straight, arms up on the board and fast kicks. That's all we did. Kicking my legs, I felt tired.

The day was EXHAUSTING!! As we walked back to school I felt really tired but I still had fun.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


London is the most popular city in the world. Big Ben is the tallest building in their city. The people a videoing the sunset rising.

My tissue flower

Making a petal out of tissue paper, started to get gluey.
With great difficulty the tissue paper all over the floor created chaos.
Sticky icky the glue went onto my hands.
As my artwork dried, carefully I had to paint over it.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Multiplication Stories

I had 6 fleas. Each flea has 6 legs. How many legs is that all together?

6x6 = 36

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Melted Crayon Art

Sebastian Crayon Art from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo

Art Alive is what we are learning about! Paintings, pictures and artists. A term of colours, patterns and art.

Glueing the crayons on a cardboard we had to use a glue gun to stick them down.Very quickly the glue hardened. While my partner was still glueing the crayons my other partner painted the stencil onto the canvas. On top of the canvas we sellotape the cardboard. Melting the crayons was the next step. Carefully we leaned the canvas against the wall. Hot air from the hair dryer caused the crayons melt onto the canvas.

Trickling down the canvas the blended colours created are interesting texture. Our finished artwork looked like a rainbow.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Guitar lessons

On Saturday 24th of March I stayed home with my friend Charlie, my dad, my music teacher
and myself.

My music teacher taught me how to play a song called, I'll be missing you by Puff Daddy, because I'm geting better at guitar.

My music teacher comes over to my house to teach me how to read music, play music and play songs. My lessons go for an hour 2:40pm to 3:40pm.

At the momment music is hard but it is lots of fun.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Moving up

On Mondays and Thursdays I go with the Adults because I'm to Advanced for the kids cause they don't listen but I listen. I think that I'm fit at Taekwon-do and I can kick the highest and punch the highest I got 2.02.

That's my I'm with the youth adults we have to do a bridge for 2 minutes and do the splits for 1 minute then we have to do Si Ju Jiki, Si Ju Jiki is a patern that means to petect yourself from geting hit.

Hungry Hippo

Galloping in the morning light the psycho Hippo came charging to the small boat. The psycho hippo frightened the tourists because it was in their territory. Dangerously the massive beast swam towards the boat.

A Beautiful Butterfly

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Japanese Monkeys

These Japanese monkeys a different to New Zealand monkeys they don't have red faces or don't go into spa pool.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Having fun at Taekwondo

Last Monday at takewon-do I finaly past my goals now Im going on to green striped after green strip is blue strip then yellow and black.At Taekwon-do I did a flying piercing kick over 6 pads and my parents were proud of me.

I tried to kick over 7 pads but I failed because I didi'nt do it proply now I only can do 6 pads but if I keep on practicing I maybe can kick 7 padsNow I can do the splits cause my dad forese me to strech everyday so I can go lower.

Once I compete these Im going to be fexible like my instructor Mr Damon Williams he is onto the blackbelt it only took him 2 years to get on to the black belt, black belt people can also good but you still have to work on some more staff like trying to reach the 1st dan thats when end and move on to something else.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Camp started today it was very we got to do kayaking cook damper top town and eat morning tea. Our first activity was top town and our 2nd was kayaking, kayaking is fun because you get to paddle and we life jacket

Monday, March 12, 2012


Last week on Saturday I cooked dinner for my family.I desided to cook spaghetti bolognese. First what I had to do is wash my hands with soap and get all the ingredients. What you have to is boil the Jug put the paster noodles in the pot make sure the hot water is boiling in the pot then put the noodles in it.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Dr Ben Carson

Yesterday I went to see Dr Ben Carson at Telstra clear stadium. Dr Ben Carson said he was poor he didn’t know how to read and his mum didn’t know how to read to.His Mum said you're grounded of the T.V so Ben Carson read and read and he said I want to be a Doctor so became a surgeon.

As a surgeon, Ben met some con-joined twins who were joined at the head. He was the first man who successfully separated twins like that.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

New Furniture

New Furniture from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Surprise of all surprise, Room 13’s new furniture arrived on time! Sitting at our flash new tables and relaxing on our steps is heaps of fun. Thanks to Mr Burt and Mr J for getting our new furniture.

Candy Dragon

Burning hot melted sugar dribbled on to the non-stick paper.. An old Chinese man was making a traditional dragon lollipop. This impressive display took lots of concentration. In the busy market heaps of people watched him create this piece of candy art.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Seeing the Auckland Blues

On Sunday the 19th of February, T went in a car to Okahu Bay Reserve, with my friend Charlie, my brother Tarquin, Mum, Dad and myself. We went there because we wanted see the Auckland Blues train. I played giant pick up sticks, giant jenga, had a lollie sramble and got signatures from the Blues players. It was good morning!!

Astronauts on the moon

Astronauts go on the moon because they like to discover things like Aliens and Monster’s but we don’t get Monsters on earth or Aliens because they live in another world Mar

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Psycho Hippo

Galloping in the morning light the psycho Hippo came charging to the small boat. The psycho hippo frightened the tourists because it was in their territory. Dangerously the massive beast swam towards the boat.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Yesterday at Taekwon-do I learnt to tie a belt. There a 4 stance’s that we do Attention stance, Parallel stance, Sitting stance and Walking stance they a very important to Taekwon-do. Once I mastered these stances I can move on to learning pattern’s.

Learning Korean words
Kyon Ye-Bow
Si Jak-Start
I am going to learn these.

Monday, February 13, 2012


Throwing the cricket ball at the target was hard.

Waiting for a ball was boring.

During the game the cricket ball flew in the sky.

Thankfully my team won.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

About my Holiday

In the holidays I went to Taranuga with my parents to see my rest of my dad’s family. As we packed our bags and ready to go on a long trip. Dad ! a we there yet no said my dad but a almost there no. Yes!! as I shouted we a here but my dad said no we a still in Auckland ohhh man I wish I was there so I can see my uncles my aunties and my cousins.

I am exited to see my cousins because I haven’t see them in ages YEA!!!! we are HERE!! as I screamed I felt happy to see them. Come on chop chop as my mum said get ready to go for a swim where mum Splash Planet okay as I was rushing to get ready to go for swim done good cause we a going to Hastings. Man do we have to drive for 12 hours to get there to Splash planet really.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

First day of school

Hello my name is Sebastian I am a year 5 student in room 13 this is my first day of school.