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We are a year 5/6 (9-10 year olds) class from Bairds Mainfreight Primary School in Auckland, NZ.

You can see some of our learning that took place in Room 12 in 2010 and 2011.

NB: I have moved to a new school now so this blog is no longer active. You are still welcome to comment and look at the great fun we had over the past two years.

Thank you for all the lovely comments :)
Tara T-J
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Okahau Capsule

Okahau Capsule
We looked at the capsule on the blog and we could see writing on it. When we zoomed in on the computer we saw the words Okahau Capsule.

We looked on Google to see what Okahau meant. It means Warrington.

We know that we taught some kids how to do blogging in Warrington but that's about it.
Mrs T-J had the capsule in her bag. We had a look...

What does this tell us about Okahau?

The people down there are interested in beach stuff like crabs and shells. They are beach people, they might like to surf, they like collecting stuff. They love being around the water, they like nature. They love being surrounded by water. They like adventures. They like nature. They find out new things.

The Crabs taught us that they have crabs at their beach - we think that they might like to eat kai moana.

The seaweed smelled yucky and it smelled different from Auckland. It looked like sea food. We think Warrington must smell salty and beachy.

We saw mini shells. They were really cool and they reminded us of the beach. They must have little small sea snails. We wonder if they have pipi. They had curling colourful patterns. We have shells like that at our houses.

In our cultures we make beautiful jewelery out of shells - Do you?

We looked at big shells too. This tells us that they have different sized shells down there...

I think that this is dried seaweed. I know that seaweed is in the ocean and that some animals eat it. It tells me that this person likes seaweed. It makes me think about the deep ocean...
These tell me that this person loves the ocean. I know that these are everywhere on the beach. It makes me think about sand.

Talking to our friends in Warrington on Video-Chat


  1. you got a lot of that right but there is more. Personally I do make jewelry out of the small shells that I collect at the beach. I also, like the rest of Warrington, surf/body board a lot. Our beach is quite big so there is always something interesting to pick up.

  2. You have got most of it right there is a lot of surfing on our beach and the school is just up the road from the beach so sometimes we go down to the beach on school trips . there is a rocky part of the and a sandy part and you can always pick up something interesting.

  3. i have to agree with miya we do have pipi and at rabbit islad were the year 7 and 8s camped ovrnight there are millions of crabs and baby flounders. the seaweed smells absolutely repulsive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Hi Devon here from Warrington school.
    A lot of those things are right. But we also
    like to do other things like to go the little rock pools, swimming, surf club, playing at the domain in the trees, playing with friends and more.

  5. We do have most of the things you mentioned but I'm not sure about pipi. We also have flounder, tuatua and cockles.