Monday, 31 December 2018

DAY 3: First You ‘Sea’ Me, Now You Don’t | Activity 1: Night Owls [4 points]

Myself - I would call Myself an Early Riser because I go sleep early and wake up at around 6am to 8am  most of the time and I get up make breakfast and clean my Bed. 

 Older Sister -  I would call her a Night Owl because she always stays up on her phone or Chromebook. She usually wakes up at around 12pm to 2pm

Younger Sister - I would call her an Early Riser Like me. She wakes up before me sometimes at like 5-6 and wakes me up because she is hungry for Breakfast. 

Mum - I would call her A Night Owl because she stays up watching movies on Netflix while we are sleeping. She wakes up at around 11am to 12pm. 

Activity 3: Stranger than Fiction [10 points + 5 possible points]

Here on earth there are more than 298 000 different kinds (species) of plants. Some of these plants live on land and some live in the water. Follow this link to read about 10 of the strangest plant species in the world. When you are finished, choose two of the plants from the list. 1) The White Baneberry 2) Hydnellum Peckii


They both have pink colors.

They are both found in North America.

They can both be eaten.

Differences ;

Hydnellum Peckii produces red blood like liquid. The White Baneberry has a stalk. The Hydnellum Peckii is a type of fungi. white banebelly hydnellum pecki

Activity 2: Mighty Mangroves [4 points]

LI: Which person will you choose?

The person I will choose is Hulk. I will choose him because he is very, very strong and he is very big and tough in his movies. He is in many movies of  The Avengers. He is so strong because he can break anything and is so tough he scares other people. Hulk is also in comic books too.

DAY 2: Fabulous Flora | Activity 1: Weaving a Tall Tale…[4 points]

LI: Would you like to try flax weave? 

There is a long history in New Zealand of collecting natural plants, including flax (harakeke), and using them to create cloaks, baskets (kete), mats, traps and ropes. Flax weaving is an art form. It can take years for people to perfect the art of weaving. Have you ever tried it?
For this activity, you are asked to watch a short video of someone weaving a fish (ika) out of flax

I would like to try flax weaving. The way it interests me is by how you can make a lot of things with it and also you can you it as decoration

For this activity I had to say  On your blog, tell us whether or not you would like to try flax weaving. Does it interest you? Why or why not?

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Activity 3: Something Smells Fishy…[10 points]

LI: To figure out TRUE or FALSE.

For this activity I get to choose whether these 5 sentences of questions are either true or false. 

Fish Fact #1: The oldest known fish in the world is a 65 year old Australian lungfish. FALSE
Fish Fact #2: Sharks are the only fish that have eyelids. TRUE
Fish Fact #3: Starfish are a type of fish. FALSE
Fish Fact #4: Fish communicate with each other by making low-pitched sounds (moans, hisses, etc) TRUE
Fish Fact #5: Fish usually swim together in groups called ‘classes.’ TRUE
This is my five answers to the five questions. 

Activity 2: The Great Taupo Cycle Challenge [4 points]

LI: To write down 3 people you will choose to be your support crew if you were in the Great Taupo Race.

Every year approximately 7500 people arrive in Taupo, New Zealand to compete in a one-day cycling race around Lake Taupo. The race route is 160 km in length. Participants can choose to compete in the full race or the half-race (80 km). Let’s imagine that you were given a free ticket to compete in the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge next year and you were able to bring three people with you as your ‘support crew.’ Who would you bring with you?

For my support crew I will choose;

My sister Fui: I would choose my sister because she is really supportive in everything I do and even though I loose she will still be happy for me and also because she it really good at sports and is sports leader for school.

My Mum: I will choose my mum because she gives me really good advice and she is super supportive in everything I do and she helps me get better and better.

My Dad: I will choose my Dad because he encourages me to the point I have the confidence to do something and he helps me improve and supports me in anyway.

So that is my three people I chose for my support crew for this activity.

DAY 1: Swimming with the Fish | Activity 1: Surfs Up! [4 points]

LI: Tell what is your favorite activity to do in the summer.

For this activity I had to take an image of myself doing my favorite activity. My favorite activity is reading. I love to read in my own time. The book I was reading was called "revolution in  world missions". This book is about a man who changed peoples lives in Asia by giving gospel to Asia ( finding out gospel for Asia.). He brought the gospel to Asia. This is one of my favorite activities to do in the holidays. The reason I love to read because it takes up the time when your bored and you have something to do and also because it helps me improve in school.

Monday, 24 December 2018

Activity 3: Going, going….gone [10 points]

This year 2018 of New Zealand was great!  What if it is close to extinction next week. It is going to sink down to the bottom of the sea. My life in NZ this year was great this year. I made new relationships with different people this whole year. NZ is a wonderful country with  4.4 million New Zealanders (informally known as Kiwis), approximately 69% are of European descent, 14.6% are indigenous Māori, 9.2% Asian and 6.9% non-Māori Pacific Islanders. NZ history was about Maori's and Europeans making a treaty of peace among them and anybody who loves in NZ.

Image result for new zealand
Emerald Lakes, New Zealand by Marcus Holland-Moritz is licensed under cc-by-sa-2.0.

Activity 2: Living on the Edge [4 points]

Kia Ora Moko, 

This week I have been given the opportunity to go down to Tundra on a school trip. The weather is something I am not used. The weather is cold but has no trees or  anything it is just dry. I hope you could come with me to Tundra. The animals I see here is fascinating. Foxes come out in winter and give birth in summer. I have never seen foxes that has black, grey ,white , and brown on its fur. Would you like to come here or stay back home?

Yours Sincerely, 

DAY 5: Blink and You’ll Miss It | Activity 1: Towering Timbers [4 points]

LI: Put down your opinion about whether logging should be allowed in NZ.

For this activity I had to state down whether logging should be allowed in new Zealand and put down 2 reasons. Logging means when people cut down the environmental area which is trees to create buildings and paper e.g.

I would not allow logging to happen.

2 Reasons:

It kills wildlife and it makes it hard for them to find home, also because their species and easily extinct very soon.

We need Trees for air to breath and helping out wild animals so they cam stay in their homes and not move a lot.
Normal Forest

Logging forest

Friday, 21 December 2018

Activity 3: Salt and Pepper [5 + 5 possible bonus points]

LI: To write down where and how will you make your own hotel.

I would build my hotel in Japan and I will use Chocolate. I will use chocolate that doesn't melt. So you can just eat the walls (if it is clean).

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Activity 2: Pancakes and Maple Syrup? [4 points]

LI: What is your favourite food? Tell other people . 

For This bactivity I had to write down my favourite food and the recipe. My favourite food is Spaghetti Bolognaise. 

How to make Spaghetti Bolognaise/ Recipe

Manu's Spaghetti Bolognese


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 50 g pancetta or bacon, sliced
  • 1 large brown onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 500 g beef mince
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled, finely diced
  • 1 stick celery, finely diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 400 g can, chopped tomatoes
  • 500 ml (2 cups) Campbell’s Real Stock - Beef
  • Grated parmesan, to serve


Heat oil in a large heavy based saucepan, add pancetta (or bacon) and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes or until golden. Add the onions and garlic, cook for a further 1 - 2 minutes until they are starting to soften. Add mince and increase heat to high. Cook until mince starts to brown for approximately 10 minutes.
Add the carrot and celery and cook for a further 3 minutes.
Pour in Campbell’s Real Stock, add canned tomatoes and bay leaves.
Bring mixture to the boil, and then reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes until sauce has thickened.
Serve with your favourite pasta and parmesan cheese.

DAY 4: More than Meets the Eye | Activity 1: Scaling New Heights [4 points]

LI: To make 5 questions you would like to ask Sir Edmund Hillary.

For this activity I have to try mak 5 questions I would like to say to Sir Edmund Hillary.  I really enjoyed this activity because ot feels like I am going back in time to actually interview Sir Edmund Hillary. 

Q.1 Was it tiring to climb the tallest mountain in the world?

Q.2 Was it dangerous climbing Mt Everest? 

Q.3 What inspired you to climb Mt everest. 

Q.4 How did you get into climbing? 

Q.5 Would you climb that mountain again? 

Activity 3: The WWF: World Wildlife Fund [10 points]

LI: To talk about WWF( World Wildlife Fund).

WWF helps to save freshwater seals and make snowbanks so they can have there pups there so they don't die. Most seals have there pups in open ice where they can die by predators. They also help protect tigers in the wildlife. 

For this activity I had to watch two video clips about WWF. One about making snow banks for freshwater seals and another one about saving tigers in the wild. 

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Activity 2: The Secretive Skink [4 points]

LI: write down 3 pros and cons about being a DOC ( Department of conversation).

For this activity I need to write down 3 pros and cons about being a DOC.


You get to help animals in need.

You can learn more things.

You can experience something different to what you are used to.


You might get mosquito bites.

There might be wild animals that can harm you.

You can get lost.

And also yes I would like to be a DOC because I love Wildlife and Animals.

Activity 1: Fantastic Beasts [4 points] | DAY 3: Awesome Animals

LI: To create your on beast.

This activity I had to try and create by own beast. My beast is called Snakunird.  This is a mix of unicorn bird and snake. I used google draw to create this. I watched the trailer of fantastic beats and where to find them and I had gotten some ideas frim the beasts to create my own. I really enjoyed this activity because I could use my own knowledge to create something that is my own creation/design.

Activity 3: Weird and Wonderful [10 points]

LI: To solve a math's equation.

This activity this week for the summer learning journey is to try solve a math's equation based on ml and water. I found out that cactus in Africa only needs 3ml of water each day to survive. I had to try figure out how many ml will it be after one whole year of 3ml of water each day.

How I solved my equation -

First you find out how many days are in a year which is 365. Then you need to multiply it by 3. 3 x 365 = 1095, and there is your answer.

I really enjoyed this activity as it helps me improve on my math's.

Activity 2: Fabulous Ferns [4 points]

LI: Use your researching skills and try find 3 NZ sports teams with the name "ferns" in it.

For this activity I used my researching skill to try and find 3 sports teams with the name ferns in it. Then I had to choose how to 1 out of the teams that has the best uniform from my opinion. I used Wikipedia and found 3 sports teams. They are...

Black Ferns

White Ferns
Silver Ferns 

I chose the silver ferns because I really love netball. 

DAY 2: Forest Life Activity 1: Giants Among Us

LI: Would you like to go to visit Tāne Mahuta?

Yes I would like to go and visit Tāne Mahuta. I would like to go visit Tāne Mahuta because I could experience it in real life and see how specialn this tree is and why it is called Tāne Mahuta. It would be nice to go out in the nature and take a look at this super tall tree. I would also like to go see if there is any creatures of the forest living around that tree.

Activity 3: Ice, Ice Baby [10 points]

LI: To write down what you think being safe online is.

This week for this activity I used a Poster to write down things to create a positive digital footprint. Heres is some important information you need to know when you are online do not give personal information about yourself or family online. This poster tells you the things that you should not do to make a positive digital footprint.

Nelson Mandela | Peacful Protester

LI: To learn about peacful activists from around the world.

This week for Inquiry we were talking about peacful activists. We worked in groups of 2-3. The activist we used was Nelson Mandela. He is a activist who belives in equal rights for black people and white people of south africa. We had to find our his history and philosophy and how it can be applied to LS1.  I worked with Sulia and Miiana. We worked on a Google Slide presentation to do it. We also put questions to see if the people could answer it correctly or not.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Activity 2: North and South [4 points]

LI: To describe what is special about your hometown.

My hometown is Panmure. I love Panmure very much. It isn't like the city, which is very loud and busy. Panmure is quiet calm and has lovely people there two. The best two best things I love about panmure is my home with my family and my school, Panmure Bridge School. I like how there is A reserve across the road from our school, it has a playground with a very cool firefox and A big field for every body to play rugby or any sport.  I also like the basin where you can go for a run, walk, or walk you dog. Also the Panmure Lagoon ( Swimming Centre) where you can swim and have fun with family and friends.
Panmure is in Auckland which is in the North Is.

DAY 1: In the Beginning... Activity 1: The Legend of New Zealand [4 points]

LI: To choose 3 of your top favourite facts of NZ.

We used this site called Fun Facts about NZ. I had to choose 3 of my best facts.

Fact 1: It is one of the three countries in the world that has two official national anthems of equal standing.  The first is God Save the Queen and the other is God Defend New Zealand.

Fact 2: To become a New Zealand citizen, you must swear an oath of loyalty to Queen Elizabeth.

Fact 3: 30% of the country is forest.

Friday, 14 December 2018


LI: to learn a whole bunch of Idioms.

This week we were working on Idioms. We were trying to find as many idioms as we can and find out the meaning for them. We had to get the idioms off a text and put it on our DLO. We worked is groups 3-4. In my group was Alayah, Karlos, and Spelman. We found idioms from websites or books or videos.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Kiwi Can | Fun Week | Last Kiwi Can Of the Year

LI: To learn about Respect and Respecting our community.

This week was the last week of Kiwi can this year. This was our fun week. We recapped on what we have been learning this whole term and year. We had three catchphrases. One for school, Our community and our environment. We talked about respecting each other and the area in our community. We also talked about how we could show respect. You could show respect by being kind to others and also showing care. We could show show respect in school by being enthusiastic and help out people in need. We could show respect for our environment by picking up rubbish and putting rubbish in the correct bins so it doesn't make it other peoples jobs harder. We could also not throw rubbish on the ground because they can go in the drains and go to the sea and affect sea life and pollute our water.

Maori | Te Reo Maori

LI: To use your reacearching skills to try an find meanings of Maori language.

We use google maps and maori dictionary to find out what the maori names for the towns or cities in aucklad mean. We had to use them to see where that city is and the english name to the maori name. Also where they are like the north and south island of NZ.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Nelson Mandela

This week in Inquiry we have been learning about protesters. We had to choose a protester. The protester we choose was Nelson Mandela.

About Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela was born in  18 July 1918 in the village of Mvezo. Nelson Mandela died in 2013 5th of December. His nationality is south african. He was Africa's President. When Nelson was 12 his father died. Nelson Mandela believed that black people should have rights to be treated equally with white people.

Tense Verbs

LI: to indentify verb tenses.
LI: to identify the verb tenses: simple perfect, past perfect, continuous perfect.

This week for writing we are still going on with tense verbs. We did the exact same thing as last week but diffeent tenses. We worked in groups of 2 - 3. I worked with Miiana and Bella. We found verbs that we haven't used before. We had to make an inflection for all of the verbs. We had to list down 20 verbs and make 7 videos for 7 words.

Find, Draw, Animate, Act

LI: to find and make examples of words.
This week we had a change of subject. We were finding new words that we could find the definition to. We found different words from sites. We had to use an online dictionary to define the words that we don't know what it meant. We worked in groups of 3-4. In my group was Bella,Farzana and Sakina. We all worked together to find as many words as we could and either find an image for it, Draw it, Animate it, or make a video (Act).

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Kiwi Sport | Boxing | Punching Combos

LI: To learn about the punching combos in boxing. 

This week for Boxing we did all of the punching combos we could. We first had gotten into partners. We had a warmup which was when we have to punch 10,20,30,40,50 and on times. My partner was sulia.   Our first combo was Jab,Cross,Guard,Right uppercut, Left hook. Pax showed us before we got to do it by ourself. Our next combo was jab,jab,cross,bridge,cross. Oour last combo was Jab, cross, left hook, roll, left hook. Then we went pover the punches. We would like to give a special thank your to pax for teaching us this term.