Wednesday, 3 December 2014

My version of a war letter

My dearest mother,

I send you this message, hoping that you are still alive to read it. I am still alive but I am not well. I don't think anyone in this war, fighting, is sane anymore. What I write next will scare you. On Christmas Day, I went up the ladder, out of the trench, and proposed a cease-fire. And by jolly, it worked!!! We played soccer with the Nazis. I met a lovely chap called Otto. I'm sure we could have been friends one day, but the dreaded war ruined that. For a minute, when I was playing soccer, I thought for a moment this would be what stopped the war. I think everyone else thought this too. But no, we heard shots being taken, so we quickly had to pack up and RUN. I love you so much Mum, and tell Nana and Grandad and Uncle ( if they are still alive) that I love them too. You must look after yourself. 
Don't worry about me.
I'm coming home.
One way or another.

Love from, 
Your beloved son,

Wednesday, 26 November 2014


How To Make Scrambled Eggs
                         BY MAKAYLA :-)

     *What you need:*
*2 Eggs
*2 Tablespoons milk
*1 Teaspoon butter
*Salt grinder (with salt in it!!!)
*Pepper grinder (with pepper in it!!!)
*Wooden spoon
*Mixing bowl


  1. Crack the eggs into the mixing bowl. Add the four tablespoons of milk as well.
  2. Preheat the oven with the pan on it.  Place the butter in the pan and let it melt while doing step 3. TIP: if want, add chives to the mix for a little extra flavour!!!

  1. Mix the egg mixture with the wooden spoon in the mixing bowl and add five grinds of salt and three grinds of pepper while doing so.

  1. Once mixed, pour the egg mixture into the pan, if the butter has finished melting.

  1. When you see that the egg mix is ready around the sides of the pan, use the wooden spoon to take in the middle. Do this three or four times.

  1. When finished take the pan off of the oven and slide it onto a plate.

  1. Get a knife and fork. EAT IT!!!!!!!!


Thursday, 6 November 2014


History is quite exciting and Oaklands School's 50 ARE quite exciting....

Oaklands Primary School has just had their 50th birthday and i'm going to tell you about it...

When Oaklands first started up, there was only 240 students and 9 teachers. Now, there is 580 students and 25 teachers!!!

Back in the day, the Hall we have now was actually a tennis court that students could use when they wanted. The uniforms back then were also different...

In 1964 the girls wore bottle green gym-frocks with the old Oaklands School iron-on patch, with a white school blouse. The boys wore a white collared shirt, with the patch, with a dark green tie and bottle green shorts. We now wear a red tee shirt and shorts. The year 7/8s now wear a special uniform.

In 2014 we also have access advanced search engines such as iPads, laptops, and cameras. Back in 1964 we would of had to go to the library to gather intelligence!!!

When this school started up in 1964, the stationary they used were fountain pens and pencils and ink bottles for the fountain pens. Today we use biro pens and pencils.

The playgrounds have changed as well. In 1964 there were no playgrounds. Today, there are 3 playgrounds. One for the year 0-1, one for the year 2-4 and one for the year 5-8.

      I hope you enjoyed these words of wisdom
                                            For the one and only...

                   OAKLANDS SCHOOL

         By Makayla. Words in total: 229

Friday, 24 October 2014



I was on the swing at the time.............

It was a lovely day at Poptart park. I was swinging as high a my legs would take me. From as high up as that, I could see a circle of trees. It was quite creepy as no-one ever planted them. Anyway, there was something different about them, so I decided to investegate.

Once I got there I saw what was different. A cloaked stone statue, standing over anyone who stands in middle of the trees. I touched the smooth stone of the statue. ''Come with me Eliza'', the statue said. All at once, everything went black.

                     BY MAKAYLA MACPHERSON


Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Friday, 5 September 2014

Monday, 1 September 2014


We have been doing sdls this year which are self directed learning!!! I think that I am rather good at them!!!!

Wednesday, 21 May 2014


For intergrated learning we have been writing about what school is like for us so children our age in 50 years can read them. Our teacher bring in the strap so we could see it. 

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Chain Poem About Camp

         welcome to living springs CAMP
                                            ARCHERY hidden in the deep forest
                     arrows FLYING around, will you hit the target
         you have hit the   BULLSEYE, you celebrate!!!
             your  POSING for the cameras
          Everyone's SMILEY and can't wait for more!
      Breathe in the PINE air and you feel relaxed
       it seems more OUTDOORSY when your at camp!!!!!

                  BY MAKAYLA  :-)

Friday, 14 March 2014

Bucket Filling

We are learning to fill people's invisible buckets. 
Doing something nice is bucket filling
Being cruel is bucket dipping

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Choose Your Culture, Treat It Four Ways!

We are learning about the elements and techniques of painting. 

We are able to share our cultral identities through the arts.

1. I chose New Zealand as my painting because I was born here and grew up here

2. I researched kiwiana and I considered the kiwi, the giant L+P bottle, and marmite but I chose Buzzy Bee because I used to play with it when I was little, like toddler mode

3. I then went on to Google and I learnt about Pop Art created by Andy Warhol. His style to me is bright and colourful yet classy 

4. I learnt about the colour wheel and how it represents
PRIMARY- red, blue, yellow
SECONDARY- colours made by primary colours
COMPLEMENTRY- colours that are opposite on the colour wheel
ANALAGOUS- 3 colours beside ech other on the colour wheel

5. We went and got our pencils and started to neatly draw on A4 paper.
After we finished the drawing, we got A3 paper.

6. We then got our drawings and flipped them around on the A3 and scribbled on. The back of them, we took them off and... IT WAS THERE!!! 
We did this four times

7. The colours I picked are
Complementary - yellow and purple, pink and blue, and others
Analagous- purple, pink, red
Monochrome- one colour different shades, I chose green
Black and white- well , black and white!!! :-)

8. To finish off, I let it dry and then add the details in vivid!

          I think MY painting represents New Zealand well, buzzy bee would be proud!!!
                                     By Makayla MacPherson

Andy Warhol

My beautiful painting of buzzy bee



Tuesday, 25 February 2014

All About Learning!

In at Room 11 we are getting into learning very quickly!!:-p   Everything is a real buzz and yeah, learning :-$


Room 11 is setting up their blogs for the new year ahead!!!:-)