Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Manaiakalani Film Festival - Black Cat of Gillywind Street

Our Manaiakalani Movie 2015

For literacy in term three our literacy group’s goal was to write a Narrative poem and reform it into a movie that we would be proud showing at the Manaiakalani film festival in 2015 With the help of our teachers and the Stonefields School learning process we created it!.

Firstly we had to build our knowledge by looking at the structure of other narrative poems, We looked at many different poems such as The Highwayman and The Charge of the light brigade (which are early Victorian poems that follow the type of poem that we were going to write) and analysed the meaning, moral and structure of these poems. Then we made a Success criteria out of the poems we analysed.

We used the Learning Process as a guideline for our poem. We started off Building Knowledge  and finding out what a narrative poem is.  
(It is a type of poem that follows a specific structure to tell a story, that’s why it’s named a Narrative poem)
We then wrote our poem - the black cat of Gillywind St using the structural success criteria that we made earlier. We then added the movie to run alongside it

Making the claymation movie was challenging because the clay figures had a lot of clay so therefore they were hard to move. Even though the clay was hard to move we still managed to make it and Mia found some cool textures and real rocks to make the animation much more realistic. Our movie has two parts one that was animated the other was filmed (When we were getting out of bed!).

When we finished our movie we took time to edit and make sure our movie was up to a standard that we would be proud to show to many people.
We used iMovie to edit the animation because it is a easy and effective editing program that we know and use a lot . Now our movie is finished and able for you to watch.

By Daria and Mia

Thursday, 25 June 2015

WF: Use short and long line tension to make my writing flow and add supporting detail. WI: Make the reader feel worried and scared.

I dragged my feet against the ground. A muddy area in front of me. Everything was destroyed by the ashes from the volcano. The unexpected eruption caused a massive amount of chaos and panic around my hometown.  I didn't have time to take any food. All I had with me was my mattress. It was weighing me down, making it harder to walk, but it was worth it.  I wanted to have something warm to sleep on. I carefully paced through the wreckage avoiding the stones in my way. Smoke slowly drifted in the wind, blowing towards me. My nose kept sniffing in the fumes from the burning wood in the forest of trees behind me. I had no idea where to go next. I lived there for all my life, I couldn’t bear to leave. I could see people in a distance trying to escape for their lives. They didn’t have anything with them. Not even a bed to sleep on. Suddenly, I had a special warm feeling inside me, like the hope I had to survive.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

NZ Flag

I chose the southern cross because you can see it from NZ, and also I liked how it looked on the present NZ flag. I chose the kiwi because it represents NZ like a mascot. I chose the silver fern because it’s NZ’s native plant. The blue background represents the Pacific Ocean, which NZ is in.

my flag

i chose the stars because that is something that i brought from the NZ flag for memories. i chose green for the green silver ferns. the blues for the sky and water and waves because the NZ flag has manly blue.


i woke up and my head was aching and my body is feeling weak my heart is beating. I can see a lever and I quickly run up the stairs and pull it it opened a door i run down the stairs and go through the door there is a chain i can see light i climb up the chain and cling on the edge.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

i choose the images on this flag because it represents the Maori culture
and the kiwi culture together so that's why i think my flag represents nz

My NZ Flag

The green circles stand for the many, many islands of New Zealand. The Blue background stand for the sea/ocean of New Zealand. The koru represents our native culture, the Maoris. The southern cross symbol stands for the southern cross represents the southern cross. Finally, the silver fern represents the native leaf of New Zealand.