Thursday, 21 June 2018

Letter to Mr Van-Horn

Dear Mr Van-Horn,

My name is Jayde,
i am 13 years old. I was born in Australia and i have 3 siblings.
I am the youngest in my family. I have 2 brothers and one sister,
My brothers names are charnce and junior and my sisters name is kaela,
my brother Junior is the oldest in my family,
I am the youngest cousin of my whole family and ms Hare is the oldest cousin..
Pt england is my first school in New Zealand, i started last year in the middle of term 1.
I lived in australia my whole life and my parents decided they wanted to move to New Zealand.
It took me a while to fit in and make new friends but it happened eventually,
it also took a while to get used to chromebooks because in Australia we use pen/pencil and paper.
Do you have any siblings?

My favourite things to do are drawing,
dancing and singing i also enjoy cooking and shopping. What’s your favourite thing to do?

My favourite subject in school is math because at the beginning of the year i didn’t know a lot,
but now i’ve progressed a little.
I also love literacy because i’m good at it (well i think i am) i’m in the highest group called champion,
i like doing rotations while the year 7 are at tech and i like going to tech, this term i’m doing cooking,
last time we went to tech we made a soup and cheese breads that were toasted and it was so delicious.

Best wishes


Monday, 30 April 2018


on the 12th of April Pt england school held a FiaFia night. Even though it was pouring down with rain we still put on an amazing show. The senior kapa haka was up first, all the groups did an outstanding job. I was in the senior kapa haka, our Tudors were Rawinia, Piki and Matua Willis, thanks to them for taking there own time off work and coming to help us.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Mr Wisemans Maths Problems.

I have $375 in my wallet.
Mum gives me $2 to buy a scratchy.
I get lucky and win $127 on my scratchie.
How much money do I have altogether? 502

At Pt England Primary there are 659 children.
One day we have children 196 from Tamaki Primary
come visit us. How many children are there altogether? 855

I was going on holiday and had $4500 for my trip.
My flights cost me $2842. How much money was I left with f
or my trip? 1658

There are 947 people who work at Sylvia Park Mall.
One day there is a fire drill and 632 people leave the building.
How many people are left at Sylvia park? 315

On my birthday I received $236 from my family in
total and added this to my savings that currently had a
balance of $1254. How much money do I now have in total?

The temperature on Venus is 1683 degrees fahrenheit.
One day the temperature drops 387 degree fahrenheit.
What is the temperature now on Venus? 1295

There were 1693 mls of juice inside the bottle.
Miss Clark drinks 573 mls of juice. How much juice is
left in the bottle? 1120

The oldest cat in the world lived for a total 9463 days.
The oldest fish lived for 3853. What was the difference
in days between how long the cat had lived compared to the
fish? 6410

Friday, 23 March 2018

Letter to Pak n Save Manager

BO pt england road
Pt england
Glen Innes

8 March 2018

Kia ora manager,
My name is jayde, I am a year 8 student at pt england school.
I am writing this letter to explain why plastic bags should be banned from the shops all around Auckland.

One reason why i think you should ban plastic bags is because there single use,
meaning there only used once. People go to pak n save and use a plastic bag to hold there shopping,
but then once they've finished with them they leave them lying around and they go into places they
shouldn’t and then it causes trouble.

Another reason is because the plastic bags are getting into the ocean and it’s killing our marine life,
and our native animals. For example when Turtles see plastic bags they eat them because they think
it’s a jellyfish, jellyfish is the  Turtles favourite thing to eat, and another example a bird might eat a bit
of material, glass and bits of plastic bag because they think it’s food.

My last reason why plastic bags should be banned is because it can harm our health.
A plastic bag can travel a long way and still be in tip top shape, meaning when it finally
gets taken to the dump and gets crushed it makes air pollution and it harms our health and
can make us sick, another way it can make us sick is the fish, we eat fish that have eaten rubbish like
“plastic bags”.

Hopefully from my three ideas i have persuaded you to go along with my plan and ban all the plastic
bags from the shops around Auckland, of course we can still use bags to hold our shopping in but not
plastic, we can use tote bags, that way we can use them over and over again and it won’t cause as
much trouble.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Letter to Ms Tapuke

Dear Ms Tapuke,

My name is Jayde. I am 12 years old and i'm the youngest of six in my family. I have one sister,
a sister in law and two brothers and a niece.
I am originally from New Zealand but i lived in Australia most of my life, t
hen i moved to New Zealand in 2017 on the 5th of March,
and i started my first day at Pt England on the 6th of March.  

I like to draw and write stories, my favourite thing of all of course is writing.

I've always been in either the highest or the second highest groups when it comes to reading and writing.
I love animals more than anything especially dogs.

My favourite subject is literacy And my least favourite subject is maths.

It took me a while to get used to chromebooks because i’m used to using a pencil and paper.
My goal for 2018 is to make new friends and get better at maths.

A good teacher makes sure your on task,

doing the right thing at the right time and helping you when you need it.
I might need help with my writing every now and then but im sure i can manage most of the time.

Closing: thank you for reading my letter, i hope this letter helped you learn more about me and my lifestyle.

Yours sincerely, Jayde.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Fragments and sentences

In literacy we are learning about sentences and fragments. We had to put a s or a f it its a fragment or sentence and we had to put some mixed up words into a sentence with the correct punctuation. Take a look.