Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Blue duck (Whio)

Here is a link where I found these amazing facts on the Whio.

Whio  are outstanding birds. They are considered in the duck, goose, and swan family. Now I have been studying the Whio so I can tell you these amazing facts. So why do we get started.

Blue buck aka in te reo maori is Whio. They are called Whio because that is the sound that the males makes it is kinda like a fee-oi fee-oi. Whio can live  for about ten years and over.  Whio are also endemic to New Zealand (that means Only in New Zealand) This is the other sad thing there are only 2,000-3,000 left in the world and they all live in New Zealand.

Once the Whoi could be found in the ureweras, east cape and loads more places now you would be very lucky to see one (I think this is very sad). Whio adults territory is usually around 1.5 K.M. Whio only live in clean and fresh waters so that is a good way to tell if a swamp, river and oceans are clean.

Some threats to Whio can be possums and stoats because possum and stoat can hunt the Whio and kill.
Another threat to Whio are humans because humans are chopping trees, polluting the waters
if you want these awesome birds to survive spot doing this and just think how would you like to life in something dirty.

So if you want to see these amazing birds still in flight  keep our world, land and seas beautiful their natural  homes. I hope I have made you think about this bird and  allow its numbers to grow and not fade away into extinction.   

Folding paper

This is a video that I made with Henry on ibook. It is how to make fraction by folding paper.

IMG 1625 (1) from Room16 Parkvale on Vimeo.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Ju-jujitsu warrios

This is a movie that Gabriel, Izac, Ryan and I made on I movie during literacy rotation (This is when we went to different classes). Hope you enjoy watching!
JU-jitsu warriors from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Letter to Michael Morpurgo

This is the letter that I sent to Michael Morpurgo about his book

Dear Michael Morpurgo

My name is Crighton Murphy I am 11 years old and live in Hastings, New Zealand.

I really enjoyed Kensuke’s Kingdom.
I can definitely see why it won children's book award it has so much detail in everything you read.
How long did it take you to create Kensuke's kingdom?
The question that I want to ask is who inspired you to be an author?
What did you want to be when you were older?
My favourite part in this book would be when Michael and Kensuke became friends what a happy moment.
It would be an honor if I had you comment or even view my blog at

This is my favourite chapter:

Monday, 1 July 2013

Camp reflection

Reflection for Camp

My goal for camp was to get along more with others in the class not just my friends

I achieved this because I know more about people in the class.

Something I was pleased with was completing all the walks and doing the confidence course 7 times
because I could feel myself pushing.
I really enjoyed learning about the history of camp kaitawa. e.g Michael noonan, lake waikaremoana, and heaps more
Because now I have more knowledge.
Something I found hard was finding the right opinion in my group (The tigers)
Something that made me think was  should I get up now or later in the morning because if it was a big day I would stay in and if it was just a walk I would get up              
· My top 5 favorite things about camp were:

Favorite Things
Reason Why
1. Confidence course
It made me push myself to the limits
2. Waterfall
It felt like I was home with the loud noise
3. Rata tree
I love climbing stuff so climbing the Rata tree was awesome
5. working as a team
Because I Learn more about my group (the tigers)
This is my favorite photo because it looks like I am a survivor coming out of the cave in the early days.

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