Monday, November 24, 2008

Newspaper Articles - Winnie


9RNi have been studying the Gothic Genre this term. As part of the unit they read and analysed a poem called ‘The Mistletoe Bough‘ by Thomas Haynes Bayly. In the poem a young bride disappears on her wedding night. They had to write newspaper articles about her disappearance.

Newspaper Articles - Sefa


9RNi have been studying the Gothic Genre this term. As part of the unit they read and analysed a poem called ‘The Mistletoe Bough‘ by Thomas Haynes Bayly. In the poem a young bride disappears on her wedding night. They had to write newspaper articles about her disappearance.

Newspaper Articles - Isaack


9RNi have been studying the Gothic Genre this term. As part of the unit they read and analysed a poem called ‘The Mistletoe Bough‘ by Thomas Haynes Bayly. In the poem a young bride disappears on her wedding night. They had to write newspaper articles about her disappearance.

Newspaper Article - Dezhan


9RNi have been studying the Gothic Genre this term. As part of the unit they read and analysed a poem called ‘The Mistletoe Bough‘ by Thomas Haynes Bayly. In the poem a young bride disappears on her wedding night. They had to write newspaper articles about her disappearance.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Newspaper Articles - Timothy


9RNi have been studying the Gothic Genre this term. As part of the unit they read and analysed a poem called ‘The Mistletoe Bough‘ by Thomas Haynes Bayly. In the poem a young bride disappears on her wedding night. They had to write newspaper articles about her disappearance.

Newspaper Articles - Tiana


9RNi have been studying the Gothic Genre this term. As part of the unit they read and analysed a poem called ‘The Mistletoe Bough‘ by Thomas Haynes Bayly. In the poem a young bride disappears on her wedding night. They had to write newspaper articles about her disappearance.

Newspaper Articles - Ted


9RNi have been studying the Gothic Genre this term. As part of the unit they read and analysed a poem called ‘The Mistletoe Bough‘ by Thomas Haynes Bayly. In the poem a young bride disappears on her wedding night. They had to write newspaper articles about her disappearance.

Newspaper Articles - Sophia


9RNi have been studying the Gothic Genre this term. As part of the unit they read and analysed a poem called ‘The Mistletoe Bough‘ by Thomas Haynes Bayly. In the poem a young bride disappears on her wedding night. They had to write newspaper articles about her disappearance.

Newspaper Articles - Siana


9RNi have been studying the Gothic Genre this term. As part of the unit they read and analysed a poem called ‘The Mistletoe Bough‘ by Thomas Haynes Bayly. In the poem a young bride disappears on her wedding night. They had to write newspaper articles about her disappearance.

Newspaper Articles - Paul


9RNi have been studying the Gothic Genre this term. As part of the unit they read and analysed a poem called ‘The Mistletoe Bough‘ by Thomas Haynes Bayly. In the poem a young bride disappears on her wedding night. They had to write newspaper articles about her disappearance.

Newspaper Articles - Milika


9RNi have been studying the Gothic Genre this term. As part of the unit they read and analysed a poem called ‘The Mistletoe Bough‘ by Thomas Haynes Bayly. In the poem a young bride disappears on her wedding night. They had to write newspaper articles about her disappearance.

Newspaper Articles - Leen


9RNi have been studying the Gothic Genre this term. As part of the unit they read and analysed a poem called ‘The Mistletoe Bough‘ by Thomas Haynes Bayly. In the poem a young bride disappears on her wedding night. They had to write newspaper articles about her disappearance.

Newspaper Articles - Lara


9RNi have been studying the Gothic Genre this term. As part of the unit they read and analysed a poem called ‘The Mistletoe Bough‘ by Thomas Haynes Bayly. In the poem a young bride disappears on her wedding night. They had to write newspaper articles about her disappearance.

Newspaper Articles - Junior


9RNi have been studying the Gothic Genre this term. As part of the unit they read and analysed a poem called ‘The Mistletoe Bough‘ by Thomas Haynes Bayly. In the poem a young bride disappears on her wedding night. They had to write newspaper articles about her disappearance.

Newspaper Articles - Jacob


9RNi have been studying the Gothic Genre this term. As part of the unit they read and analysed a poem called ‘The Mistletoe Bough‘ by Thomas Haynes Bayly. In the poem a young bride disappears on her wedding night. They had to write newspaper articles about her disappearance.

Newspaper Articles - Huva


9RNi have been studying the Gothic Genre this term. As part of the unit they read and analysed a poem called ‘The Mistletoe Bough‘ by Thomas Haynes Bayly. In the poem a young bride disappears on her wedding night. They had to write newspaper articles about her disappearance.

Newspaper Articles - Henrietta


9RNi have been studying the Gothic Genre this term. As part of the unit they read and analysed a poem called ‘The Mistletoe Bough‘ by Thomas Haynes Bayly. In the poem a young bride disappears on her wedding night. They had to write newspaper articles about her disappearance.

Newspaper Articles - Helen


9RNi have been studying the Gothic Genre this term. As part of the unit they read and analysed a poem called ‘The Mistletoe Bough‘ by Thomas Haynes Bayly. In the poem a young bride disappears on her wedding night. They had to write newspaper articles about her disappearance.

Newspaper Articles - Daniel


9RNi have been studying the Gothic Genre this term. As part of the unit they read and analysed a poem called ‘The Mistletoe Bough‘ by Thomas Haynes Bayly. In the poem a young bride disappears on her wedding night. They had to write newspaper articles about her disappearance.

Newspaper Articles - Caroline


9RNi have been studying the Gothic Genre this term. As part of the unit they read and analysed a poem called ‘The Mistletoe Bough‘ by Thomas Haynes Bayly. In the poem a young bride disappears on her wedding night. They had to write newspaper articles about her disappearance.

Newspaper Articles - Cameron


9RNi have been studying the Gothic Genre this term. As part of the unit they read and analysed a poem called ‘The Mistletoe Bough‘ by Thomas Haynes Bayly. In the poem a young bride disappears on her wedding night. They had to write newspaper articles about her disappearance.

Newspaper Articles - Anahera


9RNi have been studying the Gothic Genre this term. As part of the unit they read and analysed a poem called ‘The Mistletoe Bough‘ by Thomas Haynes Bayly. In the poem a young bride disappears on her wedding night. They had to write newspaper articles about her disappearance.

Newspaper Articles - Amanda


9RNi have been studying the Gothic Genre this term. As part of the unit they read and analysed a poem called ‘The Mistletoe Bough‘ by Thomas Haynes Bayly. In the poem a young bride disappears on her wedding night. They had to write newspaper articles about her disappearance.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Myths and Legends - Superman goes to the Gym

As part of our English work, we are looking at Myths and Legends. We had to choose one to develop and then produce an animation to go with it. We wrote our script for the animation and planned what was going to happen. We then had to read out our narration. The animation was produced on a combination of Adobe Photoshop and Windows Movie Maker.

Here is our Myths and Legends Script :-

MYTH MOVIE
Superman goes to the gym

After Superman’s retirement he became morbidly obese. He went to a secret doctor and found out that if he didn’t get in shape his powers would become inactive as he had only been using them for selfish purposes. As superman was getting in shape he found that he would face an epic battle in the near future. Along with getting in shape superman found a sidekick named that fat guy, that everybody knows but doesn’t really know his name so they just call him that fat guy.
His arch nemesis arose from his secret lair (but everybody knows where it is but they don’t tell him that they know, so he doesn’t get upset.) his name was Evil monkey guy (yes I know I said guy a lot but I like the word and it’s my story, so shut up) Superman fought hard but ultimately was defeated by evil monkey guy’s ultimate atomic machine gun. Superman lay dead on the steps dead (and to all you superman fans “boo hoo”) he fell into Hades like a comet, whoosh bang. Where he met chucky, ruler of the underworld. “What happened to Hades?” asked Superman. He was weak so I blasted him like dynamite to a building BANG!”. “Wow kinda psycho don’t you think”. “Callen me psycho cause I’ll cap ya fool”. “No, did you think I said psycho I said micro as in small”. “So your callen me small now”. “I said ummm…nice shirt?” “Anyway I have some tasks for you to complete”. If you choose to accept you might be able to leave. Ok what’s the task? You must wash my car!
“Ok but will you let me out after that.” Yes!
“There finished now let me out”
Ok get out there’s some stairs over there.
“Finally I’m let out of this place, now I have to defeat evil monkey guy.”

And the battle waged on and superman reigned victorious and became ripped again.

Here is our animation :-



Myths and Legends - Pandora's Box

As part of our English work, we are looking at Myths and Legends. We had to choose one to develop and then produce an animation to go with it. We wrote our script for the animation and planned what was going to happen. We then had to read out our narration. The animation was produced on a combination of Adobe Photoshop and Windows Movie Maker.

Here is our Myths and Legends Script :-

Pandora and the Whispering Box.

Leen: This is the story about Pandora and the whispering box. I hope you enjoy it.

Sophia: The sun is rising in the beautiful world where everyone was happy.

Let’s begin

Sophia: Long, long ago there was a new world and a new life in this world. There was happiness in this world there was no plain or no sorrow.

Leen: There was people worshiping in this world and there was joy in this happy little.
World.

Sophia: There was a couple who was happy and love each like a flower how they love each other they would never let each other go do you know how touching it is.

Leen: There name was Pandora and Epimethues. They were happy and they love each other very well.

Sophia: On that lovely morning they had a guess but it was the messenger to give them a box that said doesn’t open it.

Leen: When Epimethues went for a walk. She was doing some work around house.

Sophia: When Pandora was doing her stuff she heard a whispering from the box. She thought it was the box.

Leen: When she heard the whispering again she notices that it was the box.

Sophia: When she went and opens the box. When she opens it the dragonfly came up and bit her and then it bit her husband Epimethues.

Leen: Pandora husband said “why did you open the box for” , in an angry way.

Here is our animation :-

Myths and Legends - Beowulf

As part of our English work, we are looking at Myths and Legends. We had to choose one to develop and then produce an animation to go with it. We wrote our script for the animation and planned what was going to happen. We then had to read out our narration. The animation was produced on a combination of Adobe Photoshop and Windows Movie Maker.

Here is our Myths and Legends Script :-

Beowulf

Once, a long time ago, there was a king named Hrothgar and his mead hall called Heorot. But Heorot wasn’t like any other mead hall. It was haunted, by a hideous monster named Grendel. Grendel would come every night and start slaughtering the men inside. This story was heard by Beowulf. A mighty warrior of many deeds. When Beowulf arrived a party was thrown in his honour. But it soon was ruined as Grendel started smashing through the ceiling and screams were heard everywhere. Beowulf stood up and the fight began. Grendel and Beowulf started hacking and slashing at each other. Blood oozing from the many wounds scattered upon them. But then all of a sudden Beowulf grasped Grendel’s arm with both hands and wrenched it off of his shoulder. Grendel had been beaten and left to die. And Beowulf hung Grendel’s arm in the mead hall to remind him and everybody else of the day that he beat Grendel. King Hrothgar was so grateful that he offered that in his death Beowulf would be king. Beowulf slept with a smile on his face. Death surrounded him. Had Grendel not been killed? No, this was the work of Grendel’s mother. An even more fierce version of Grendel. Could Beowulf beat Grendel’s mother? Could he save the day once again?


Here is our animation :-

Myths and Legends - Paris and the Guitar

As part of our English work, we are looking at Myths and Legends. We had to choose one to develop and then produce an animation to go with it. We wrote our script for the animation and planned what was going to happen. We then had to read out our narration. The animation was produced on a combination of Adobe Photoshop and Windows Movie Maker.

Here is our Myths and Legends Script :-

Paris and the Guitar.

In a faraway land by the name of Holly wood, there lived a young beautiful princess named Paris. She was so loyal to the gods of the red carpet that they gave her a gift in return. She received a golden guitar, not just any ordinary guitar, a guitar that’ll make you a rock legend.

Paris knew that she wasn’t ready for that kind of fame. So she did what any ordinary person would do. She went around and asked every single god and goddess what they would give in return for the guitar. Many of them said power, beauty and everlasting life, but she wanted something more, something that she could only have.

One day Paris was strolling through Hollywood in search of the right dress for her party. She walked into a private Gucci outlet (only for famous people). While she was in there she bumped into the sons of the three goddesses Athena, Aphrodite and Hera. Joseph son of Athena, Nicholas son of Aphrodite and Henry son of Hera. They were all blessed with good looks and great voices. All the women wanted to be with them and all the men wanted to be them.

They were all fighting about whose skinny jeans looked better. They saw Paris and told her to tell them who looked better. She replied by saying what will I get in return. They said everlasting love, she knew that she couldn’t resist so she said that Joseph looked better. She couldn’t wait to get her love in return. The boys grabbed their blackberries and started their magic. They texted, im’d and even called to look for Paris’ true love. Just In two minutes Henry found him, Phillip was his name. Fresh out of Harvard and most eligible bachelor in California.

He also was looking for a loved one and when he heard about Paris he couldn’t resist. She thanked the trio and left to get ready. Not knowing that Henry bribed Phillip into falling in love with her.

Here is our animation :-




Saturday, November 1, 2008

Myths and Legends - Sina and the Eel

As part of our English work, we are looking at Myths and Legends. We had to choose one to develop and then produce an animation to go with it. We wrote our script for the animation and planned what was going to happen. We then had to read out our narration. The animation was produced on a combination of Adobe Photoshop and Windows Movie Maker.

Here is our Myths and Legends Script :-

Sina and the Eel.

One day leana's mother went to the creek to get sea water to cook their food.
When leana's mother looked in her basket, she saw a little eel.
So she thought, my little Letia would love this as a pet.


So Letia went home and gave Leana the pet eel.
As days went past, Leana's eel grew bigger and bigger, so she and her father dug a pond for the eel

The next day, Leana went to visit her eel. "Aaaagh, it bit me!"
Letia ran home into her father. "Why are you crying Leana?" Leana said to her dad, "The eel bit me!"
Her dad got so angry he did not know what to do.


"I know, we will run away from here, far away!" Leana ran and ran, but the eel was still chasing her through the villages.
Then a warrior saw Leana and he saw her crying.
Then he asked her, "Leana, what's wrong?" So Leana told the warrior what was happening and the warrior helped her.


They killed the eel and, as requested by the eel, Leana planted the head near a brick wall.
When Leana went back later to where she buried the eel's head, she saw a coconut tree had grown.
And the coconut looked just like the head of the eel.

Here is our animation :-




Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tamaki College : World War 1 : Speeches

As part of our work on war and Conflict, we had to write a speech. In the speech, we had to imagine that we were either a soldier or a nurse in World War 1 and write about our experiences.
Here is Tiana's speech...


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Tamaki College : World War 1 : Speeches

As part of our work on war and Conflict, we had to write a speech. In the speech, we had to imagine that we were either a soldier or a nurse in World War 1 and write about our experiences.
Here is Siana's speech...

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Tamaki College : World War 1 : Speeches

As part of our work on war and Conflict, we had to write a speech. In the speech, we had to imagine that we were either a soldier or a nurse in World War 1 and write about our experiences.
Here is Samson's speech...


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Tamaki College : World War 1 : Speeches

As part of our work on war and Conflict, we had to write a speech. In the speech, we had to imagine that we were either a soldier or a nurse in World War 1 and write about our experiences.
Here is Leen's speech...

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Tamaki College : World War 1 : Speeches

As part of our work on war and Conflict, we had to write a speech. In the speech, we had to imagine that we were either a soldier or a nurse in World War 1 and write about our experiences.
Here is Joshua's speech...


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Tamaki College : World War 1 : Speeches

As part of our work on war and Conflict, we had to write a speech. In the speech, we had to imagine that we were either a soldier or a nurse in World War 1 and write about our experiences.
Here is Huva's speech...



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Tamaki College : World War 1 : Speeches

As part of our work on war and Conflict, we had to write a speech. In the speech, we had to imagine that we were either a soldier or a nurse in World War 1 and write about our experiences.
Here is Douglas's speech...


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Tamaki College : World War 1 : Speeches

As part of our work on war and Conflict, we had to write a speech. In the speech, we had to imagine that we were either a soldier or a nurse in World War 1 and write about our experiences.
Here is Clementine's speech...




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Tamaki College : World War 1 : Speeches

As part of our work on War and Conflict, we had to write a speech. In the speech, we had to imagine that we were either a soldier or a nurse in World War 1 and write about our experiences.
Here is Caroline's speech...


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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tamaki College : Static Images : War Poetry

9RNi have been working on a ‘War and Conflict’ unit over the last five weeks. As part of that unit the students were required to create a static image inspired by a quote or stanza from a war poem that they had studied. A static image is an image that represents an idea using different techniques such as colour, pictures and layout.

The students worked very hard on their images and successfully created powerful and interesting images.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Tamaki College : Starting a New School

This is the first blog of 9RNi.
We are in our English lesson at Tamaki College...

This is Paul and Samson interviewing each other about what it was like starting a new school.






This is Chesta and Rangi talking about how they felt when they started a new school.






This one is Clementine and Herietta interviewing each other about how they felt starting a new school...