Wednesday, 7 November 2018


Kindness is a quality of being affectionate, generous and considerate. There are different ways of practicing kindness. Watch the movie by Room 6 to see how little acts of kindness can bring happiness to you and to the people around you.

Kindness from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

Friday, 17 August 2018

Earthquake mural

This week we talked about Earthquakes and how people feel in an event of a natural disaster. We brainstormed all the sense words. We wanted to describe all these emotions in form of an Art. So we made this mural of sense words.

When earthquakes happen

When earthquakes happen there is a lot of life and property are lost. So people who were in the earthquake have to go to camps until there home are rebuilt with the city. After an earthquake happens all that is left is a pile of debris with cracked roads. Some  houses survive but the things inside don't survive. There are shattered windows broken floors or broken walls. The cost of the city's rebuild will be millions of dollars. But rebuilding a city takes a lot of time so people in the camps have to wait a long time until there home.

By - Xyrus

What could happen in an earthquake?

When earthquakes happen there is a loss of people's lives. Sometimes the whole city can get destroyed so the    reconstruction crew has to work hard and it requires millions of dollars. There is a scarcity of food and water. People have to sleep in camps for months together. When the magnitude hits over 6 it can derail trains tracks and cause huge tsunamis some people get emotional because they lose their family members.

By - Jairus

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

How are Earthquakes caused

Earthquakes happen because of tectonic plates.Tectonic plates are plates that are pushed by molten and soft rocks. Also the molten rocks tries to come out of the inside of the earth but the earth's tectonic plates crust resists it. But sometimes the molten rocks put a lot of strong pressure and it moves the tectonic plates.  This causes an earthquake.

By Dyzon

Friday, 3 August 2018

Learning about volcanoes

Today we had two teachers come to our school from the museum. They taught us about volcanoes in Auckland and the different rocks that are created by the lava from volcanoes.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Reply from the Prime Minister of New Zealand

Remember we wrote to the Prime Minister of New Zealand at the end of Term 2. We are so thrilled to receive a reply from her.

Thursday, 26 July 2018


We learnt how to debate on a provocation
"Should Matariki be a public holiday"

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Letter to the Prime Minister

Today we wrote a letter to the Hon. Prime Minister of New Zealand, asking her to make Matariki a public holiday.

Dear Prime Minister,

We in Room 6 are learning about Matariki, the Maori New Year.
Through our surveys we have realised that many people do not know about
Matariki and a lot of young Maori children do not know much about it.

Can we make Matariki a public holiday because Aotearoa is a Maori land and
all people living in New Zealand should know about it.
During Matariki, we have to have whanau time. We could make bonfires,
pay respect to mother Earth, remember our ancestors and wish good fortune
to everyone. We fly kites and make special kai (food) to honour the cluster
of seven stars. It is also the time to harvest our crops.
This takes a lot of time and so we would appreciate if the New Moon Day
in the month of June is recognised as a public holiday.
Matariki should also be celebrated in the city so that people from other cultures,
who live in New Zealand, can learn about Matariki. It should be recognised
as an important New Zealand festival.

Kind Regards

Room 6
Tamaki Primary school.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Big Book on Matariki

We have been learning about Matariki. We made a big book about it. Enjoy watching.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

New words and Phrases.

Today we learnt all these phrases. We are getting better and better at it. Some of us could not believe that we could learn so many phrases in a day.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

word Game

We love playing this game in our class. It helps us to remember meanings of new words.

Monday, 30 April 2018

A Family book

Today I got  got a book that was made by a 96 year old grandmother when she was a young mum to her three children. The reason why I wanted to share this book with my class because it was a example of a book tat never got published but was extremely valuable for the family. Here is what Dyzon and Christine had to say about the book.

 Our quiet time book
               By Janet

Today we looked into a unique book called
our quiet time book by Janet.
She made it out of clothe and she
made it when she was young.
She made it for her children to learn skills,
like numbers, spelling, colours and buttoning.
The reason why Mrs.Sharma showed
this to us because
even though books are not
published it’s still a valuable book.
The book was very old it lasted for
almost 80 years. It was inspiring for me
because now I would like to make a book
which will be similar.
By - Christine

Today Mrs Sharma showed us a book written by Janet
called our quiet time book.The reason why Mrs Sharma
read it to us is because even though books don’t get
published they are valuable books.When Mrs Sharma
read  it to us I was so astonished to hear a book with
inspiration.The book is so unique because a mother
I liked the book because it taught skills like buttoning up and
tying shoe laces.
By Dyzon

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Pool Picnic Day

Today Tamaki had a Pool picnic day. We all went to the Lagoon Pools in bendy buses. We played water games in the pools and went on the water slide. It was great fun.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Our introductions

Today we had to introduce ourselves to the class. In our introduction we had to talk of an artefact that was important to our culture. Watch some of us introduce ourselves.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Duffy Assembly

Today we had duffy assembly and it was very enjoyable. The act was about not being a bully, instead being supportive of our friends.

Friday, 2 February 2018

Treaty of Waitangi

Today we learnt about the Treaty of Waitangi. Here are some of the facts about the treaty.