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## BMF 4.5 – Algebros

Today for maths we did BMF 4.5 – Algebros. It was really hard to do question 11,12,13 & 14. I love doing fractions now because I learn very quickly and I just get use to it when I see a question. I get the answer straight away in my head but sometimes I can get the  answers wrong as well. Please leave a positive comment on my blog. Thank you!

## Fiafia

What is Fiafia?

Fiafia Is a time where Pt England School chooses a group like Fijian, Myanmar, Choir, Niue, Tongan, rock band, Bollywood, Rock’n’roll, Mr Jacobsen’s group, Cook island, Samoan and Kapa haka.  I’m in the Rock’n’roll group, I’m not allowed to dance so I just sit back and watch or sometimes I help the teachers to get the students in the right places. I love fiafia but I can’t go to fiafia because in my culture we can’t dance unless it’s a wedding. My parents also don’t let me dance or go to the Fiafia night. On Wednesday 5th of April 2023 we have Fiafia. I’m going to watch the performances live. I hope you Guys enjoyed my blog post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog. Thank you!

## Decimals Fractions – Algebros

Today for maths I did Decimals Fractions. It was REALLY hard and I tried to answer the 3rd slide. I was struggling so so SO hard to finish these slides. I guessed and worked out the answer to this maths questions and it was okay but hard. Please leave a positive comment on my blog. Thank you!

## Land wars summary

The New Zealand Wars or The Land Wars happened between 1845 and 1872. The wars were actually made up of lots of battles around New Zealand. It was some iwi vs the government, British forces and their Māori allies (friends). The battles happened at different times in different places. For example, there was war in Northland between 1845-1846. The battles in North Taranaki happened in 1860- 1861.  While the wars were all separate, they all started because of the same problem. The Government were making lots of decisions that hurt Māori. The biggest problem was that they were selling lots of land, forcing Māori to move from their homes. In the beginning, Pākehā were making ‘deals’ with Māori to buy land. They might trade land for guns or other items. Māori at this point had a different idea of land sale than Pākehā – they were trading for Pākehā to use the land, not own it as a possession. This caused some big problems.

# Trouble in Wellington

In 1846, some fighting started to break out between British troops and Ngāti Tama and Ngāti Rangatahi. They were fighting over who owned the land. Governor Grey was the Pākehā man in charge at the time, kind of like a prime minister. He ordered that the British troops should rule Wellington to try and take control of the situation. This forced the local iwi to stop the fighting as they were outnumbered and didn’t have as many weapons. A few settlers were killed in this time, so Governor Grey arrested some of the people he thought were responsible.They were from a different iwi, Ngāti Toa. They even arrested an elderly rangatira. Being chased by the British troops and some Māori, Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Tama and Ngāti Rangatahi had to flee from Wellington. They went all the way to  Poroutawhao, where they were left to settle. All three iwi had to leave their homes because of Governor Grey’s decision and the land sales.

By 1860, almost the entire South Island was sold to Pākehā! North Island Māori saw how much land was being sold and wanted to stop or slow down the land sales. Arahura was sold for \$600 new zealand dollars which would be the same as \$160,981 in today’s money. This might seem like a lot, but the average cost of one house in auckland at the moment is \$1,009,000.

## If I could only see one colour for the rest of my life it would be

If I could only see one colour for the rest of my life it would be Baby blue. It’s because my favourite colour is baby blue and I really think it would look really cool. I would just like to see people with baby blue skin colour, baby blue food, e.t.c. I just want everything to be baby blue and that’s what I want. I would be really happy if This really happened but sad because I won’t be able to see all the other beautiful colours. I just wish for everything to be baby blue one day. It would be hard to choose what clothes to wear, what to eat and what to pick up! Because I don’t know what colour they are. So if I had to choose a colour to see for the rest of my life it would be baby blue. Please leave a positive comment on my blog. Thank you!

## BMF 4 – Algebros

Today for maths I did BMF 4 – algebros. it was really fun to answer these questions because theres only 1 slide and you can just finish it in 10 minutes. I finished it in 5 minutes. It’s just easy maths and it’s not to hard. The more you learn fractions the more you will finish faster and you will know the answers straight away. Please leave a positive comment on my blog. Thank you.

## BMF 4 – Maths

Today for maths I did BMF 4 – Maths. it was really fun to answer these questions because theres only 1 slide and you can just finish it in 10 minutes. I finished it in 5 minutes. It’s just easy maths and it’s not to hard. The more you learn fractions the more you will finish faster and you will know the answers straight away. Please leave a positive comment on my blog. Thank you.

## A Letter to Liam (Billy’s friend) Landlady

Today for literacy we were learning about suspense & Tension. We are also learning about foreshadowing, foreshadowing is when you add hints or clues to the story or text then later on in the story there will be something exciting, dangerous or scary thats gonna happen in the story. I wrote a letter being Billy and asking a friend for help. I chose a name Liam because I thought it will sound really nice in the story. Here’s the letter:

Dear Liam, I am in Bath, London. A man called Mr Greenslade helped me around the place and showed me where to go. I didn’t know anyone there because It was my first time being at Bath. I arrived at Bath looking for a place to stay for a night. I was walking around the place until I saw a sign “BED AND BREAKFAST”, I kept reading it again and again then I was hypnotised by the sign. I had to go to the place because I couldn’t resist it. I stopped walking and saw a vase of yellow chrysanthemums, tall and beautiful, standing just underneath the notice. I peered through the glass into the room, and the first thing I saw was a bright fire burning in the hearth.

As soon as I walked to the door I rang the doorbell and out popped an old lady standing there ready for me to come in, “Do come in ” She said. I was really calm but confused why she was just standing there waiting for a guest to come. “Uh…uuh..uuuh ” I was stuttering not knowing what to say. “Thank you” I replied back to the old lady. I hung my coat and my hat on the hanger. I was thinking why no one else was here, and how quiet it was with no sound at all. The old lady walked up the stairs looking at me smiling with pale lips. I smiled back in fear not knowing what to do. I followed her upstairs to my room. The first floor is all hers, the 2nd floor is mine and the 3rd floor is….. A mysterious floor no one knows about.

I entered my room and she said “Come to the sitting room after you unpack your bag” she said in a suspicious voice. As soon as I finished unpacking my bag I made my way downstairs to the sitting room. The old lady had tea on the table ready for me to drink. “Come here dear, Sit down” Patting the sofa. I was looking around the sitting room confused why there were so many animals everywhere. I sat down next to her and we talked to each other for a while. “Dear can you please fill in this guest book form” she said mysteriously, “Sure” I said politely.  While I was filling in the form I saw 2 other guests on the form, Christopher Mulholland & Gregory Temple. For some reason they sound really familiar to me, How about you?

The landlady kept looking me up and down, it creeped me out VERY much, I wanted to exit the building straight away but I couldn’t. “Do you know where Christopher Mulholland & Gregory Temple are? They have been missing for a very long time” I said, “Yes dear, They are both on the 3rd floor” she said with a grin on her face silently laughing. I was going up the stairs to the 3rd floor when she stopped me and offered me tea. I drank one cup of tea and she continuously kept asking me for more. The tea tasted bitter every sip I took. It was like she added poison or something in it.

I saw this really beautiful parrot which I thought was alive but when I went closer to grab it, it was motionless. “Dear when my pets die I stuff them!” She said, “Oh….ok that’s why they’re motionless” I replied shaking. I went upstairs straight to my bed to sleep, as I sat on the bed I heard a cracking noise (Crack crack crack) it sounded like bones breaking. I stood up and I didn’t want to sit or lay on the bed. I had to write a letter to you so you can help. I’m in great danger right now and suffer with this landlady. Please come to London,Swindon, Bath Bell and Dragon to help.

Thank you

Sincerely Billy

## 5 Facts – Gross Things

Today for literacy I did 5 facts about gross things. I know that it sounds weird but I just thought lets do something new and be a little funny. I don’t think that these facts are gross to be honest. I feel like they are interesting but weird and the same time. Please leave  a positive comment on my blog. Thank you.

## The Landlady – Comprehension questions

Today for literacy/reading i did The Landlady – Comprehension questions. It was really fun going though the text and finding the answers to the questions – It was kinda hard to find the answers but it was fun just some random words and researching what it means. I finished the slides in about 10-20 minutes and it didn’t take to long. I feel like I did i great job on this slide and answering the questions. Please leave a positive comment on my blog. Thank you!