Friday, 5 July 2019

Commenting | Elario's Blog

LI: To give positive feed back to other people on their blogs.

This week I had made a comment on Elarios Blog. He Blogged about his constellations. His constellation was the Cassiopeia.


LI: To make your heart rate go up.

This week we had done H.I.I.T for Kiwi Sport. We first put our heart moniters on then we got started.
We had partners to do our H.I.I.T session, mine was Charlize. Each workout we had a goal to make our heart rates go up to red, so like 86% - 100%. We had done each workout 30s then swap with our partner. We split our sleves into groups so some people doing one workout and some people doing another, so it is not crowded on that one workout.

Mountain Climbers
So the first rotation was Mountain Climbers, For the Mountain climbers we had go into a front support position and bring your knees to your chest as fast as you can.

Push Ups
For the push up we had to do as many push as we can to get our heart rates up. We could do it on our toes but if that was hard we could do it on our knees.

Pull Ups
So for the pull ups we had a bar where we could hold on to and pull up. We had an option of two ways for your hand position, front and back.

Squat Challenge!
Lastly, we had our squat challeng to Big Sally. We had to follow the song so if it said " Big Sally up" we need to go up and " Bring sally down" we need to squat down. When it doesn't say Bring sally up or down we need to saty in squat position until is says bring sally up. It was a very hard challenge. If we didn't do it right than we get elimanated and get out, and also if we it was too hard we drop out. I had dropped out right at the last few words.

I had enjoyed H.I.I.T that day.

Basic Facts Boxes

LI: To practise your basic facts boxes.

This week I had done my basic facts boxes up to 5. I had done the Speed Demon Challenge. The time I had gotten was 3 minutes, 46 seconds and 64 milliseconds.  am very proud of myself but nextime I am going to do up to 10.

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Mixed Word Problems

LI: To solve word problems of different types.

This week for maths we have been soving word problems of different types. We had to solve the problems in different parts. There were Addition and Subtraction Problems, Multiplication and Division Problems, and Proportions and Ratios. We had to present our work in front of the whole maths groups, Mr wong had used his Tri-Pod to record us. Sadly I failed with a problem, so my video was cut short.

Dialogue | Ghost's Are Real

LI: To continue on with dialogue.

This week we have been continuing on with our dialogue to finish our narratives. We had finally polished them up and completed them. We had did this in our groups. We had did our story in the form of TOPES ( Title, Orientation, Problem, Events and Solution).

Title - Topic of your story.

Orientation - The 5 W's and Hook.

Problem - A scene that affects the characters.

Events - The part of thestory that help solve the problem.

Solution - A resolution to the problem.

Jupiter and Neptune

LI: To find out if other planets can support human life.

We had to find out if other planets can support human life with a little bit of help with technology. Such as: Oxygen tanks and ect. We presented in front of Mr. Wongs inquiry group. We did this in groups. I was with Farzana & Charlize and we got a 3/3. Mr. Wong rated our presentations by: How good it looks, If the argument was reasoned well & If everyone had a speaking part.

He Pai Ki Ahau

LI: To make a DLO with what you like.

This week for Maori we had been doing He pai ki ahau ( What we like) in Maori. We had to create a DLO with different things that we like. The things I like is;

Mochi -  There is no word in Maori for Mochi.

Cake -  The way to say cake in maori is Keke.

Netball - Netball in maori is Netipaoro.

Touch Rugby - The way to say Touch Rugby in Maori is Pa Whutupaoro.

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Kiwi Can | Responsibility

LI: To recap our learning from this term.
Since it was the last week of the term we had a fun day. We had played a few games of our choice.

The 2 games we played were Go home stay home and Octopus.We had played octopus on the courts and played go home stay home around the school. Mrs Mack and Miss Paige led our games.

What we had learnt this term:
So over this whole term we had learnt about:
 Honesty -  Honesty is telling the truth about what you are saying.

 Integrity -  Intergity is bouncing back and coping with the challenges.

 Reliability -  Reliabilaty is being someone who can be trustworthy and always be truthful.

 Responsibility -  Honesty is telling the truth about what you are saying,

SSR Selfie

LI: To summarise a text.

This week I had read a story called " Alice in Wonderland". It is the classic like the movie. It was a very interesting book.  It was about a girl named Alice, she had entered a magical land called Wonderland, there she explored and met new people and that is where her journey began.

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Constellations | The Plough

LI: To identify a constellation.

This week for reading the whole classroom had been creating constellations using wooden skewers and marshmallows. We had used our Skimming and scanning skills and summarising. We had to find information about our constellation, we had did this in pairs. My partner was Taua. We both researched information about our constellation, The plough. The Plough is an asterismn that can be found in the Ursa Major constellation.

Friday, 28 June 2019

Dialogue | Narrative

LI: To write a narrative in the form of a play.

This week for writing we had been continuing on with our narrative plays. We had been working on our orientation, events and dialogue. We had worked in pairs from our group to finish of our dialouge. My partner was sulia, we are still working on our events. We had a good start, we were doing the last two events. Our narrative is called "Ghosts are Real!".

Work in progress.


LI: To identify a planet. 

We are learning the sustain of a human life and the elements. We have six elements of life.
Carbon dioxide, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, phosphorus, sulphur. This week we are doing the planet Jupiter. On the DLO we had a bunch of questions needed to be answered. We had to research whether this planet can support this or if it has this. We had to try find out if human life can be supported on that planet. 

Organising our Drives | Cybersmart

LI: To organise your drives.

This week for cybermart we had to organise our drives. We had to sort out where each item goes in our folders. We had to put the different DLO's in the write places so we can get our DLO's easier and faster.


LI: To practise solving decimal addition and subtraction problems.

This week for maths we have been continuing on with decimals. A decimal is a number bigger than zero but smaller than one. We had to show how to add and subtract decimal number by using either the algorithmn method or using place value. To add decimal numbers using the algorithm method you need to align the numbers, so put the the units in the right place. Your write down the number one on top and one on the bottom, then you add the small numbers first going on to the big numbers. When you write down your answer you need to remember to add your decimal point in between the decimals and the solid numbers.To subtract decimal numbers using the place value methos, you need to get your number. Than your first need to add your smallest numbers going on to your big numbers. Than you get your answer by adding all of the answers you have got.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Ki O Rahi Interschools

LI: To play Ki O Rahi and having fun.

3 groups from Panmure Bridge School had walked down to the Ki O Rahi Interschools at Dunkirk Park. One group was the Year 7/8, and there were 2 groups of Year 5/6 1 and 2. I was in group 1.

Tamaki Primary
Our first round was on field one, against Tamaki Primary. They are a good playing team, and also got alot of scores in Pawero and  hit the Tupu. Our team had played well but Tamaki Primary had an upper step, we unfortunately lost 9-3.

St Patrick School
After our brake we had competed against St Patrick School. We were just filling in for Panmure District because they never turned up.  We had an awesome win with 13-4.

Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Puau Te Moananui A Kiwa 
We had played against Te Puau school group 1. We had playee puau had some skills up their sleeves but we managed to sucessfully win, 12 to 4. 

Then we had competed against the second team, we had sadly lost 5-3 points. 

Stanhope School
Then we had went up against stanhope school. We had played well and happily won 13 to 9.

Lastly we had went up against stonefield. They played well with some players getting some tries but we had managed to win 11 to 7.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

African Drumming | Rythm Interactive

LI: to listen and follow African drumming.

Johnny from Rythm Interactive had taught us four rythms on the djembe.

Johnny had taught us by singing and clapping the rythms for us to copy. One of the call and return tunes was " I like chocolate cake" , " So do I".

Johnny teaches a message to the children through his music. The message is " Together we can make a change.

I had enjoyed Johnny's visit to our school. It was an interesting experience for myself and others. I had learnt that together we can make a change for anything.

Friday, 21 June 2019

Commenting | Sulia's Blog

Today I had commented on Sulia's Blog. Her blog was about her trip to the Zoo. She had visited various types of animals.

Basic facts | Up to 10

This week I had done my basic facts up to 10. I had done the speed demon challenge. My time was 4 minutes. I enjoyed doing this activity.

SSR Selfie | Treasures of the Ocean

LI: To summarise a text.

This week I had read a book called "Treasures of the Ocean". This book is talking about the depths of the ocean and facts.

Zoo Trip!

LI: To invest more about animals. 

On Thursday the 20th of June, LS1, rm 5 and rm 4 went on an amazing trip to the Auckland Zoo. We had split into different groups for the trip. My group went with Hoihope, our host for the day. He first took us to see the animal from Africa, the Servals. Each animal in the zoo have a Behavioural Enrichment activity in their area. The behavioural enrichment is something helping the animals train to progress their ability. 

We had gone to see the servals. Servals are carnivores, which mean they eat meat. Hoihope had told us that Serval are one of the best jumpers, they can jump up to 3m high. Servals have their own type of species. Servals look like baby cheetahs because of the fur pattern. Servals have very long ears to hear things when they are near. Serval cats can live up to 10-15 years of age in the wild but in captivity (the zoo) they can live a bit longer. Servals B.E is a tall bar that they put the servals food on and the servals jump up to try to get the food. Next we visited the cheetahs.

Cheetahs are carnivores as well as the servals. We had found out that the cheetahs are the fastest land mammals. In Africa people hunt cheetahs for their fur to show off, that is not good. Cheetahs can run up to 100km a minute. A cheetahs claws are used for a good grip when they run just like rugby boots. Cheetahs can run 100km but soon get tired after 30s. Cheetahs are unretracted mammals. Unretracted mammals are mammals that do not retract their claws. The zoo keeper's used to walk the cheetahs around but there is a new rule for now contact with the animals. We had felt cheetah fur bought from the confiscated items of the airport. A cheetahs tail is what helps with the balance and the direction of the cheetah while chasing its prey. Hoihope let us touch a cheetah's fur. After we visited the Elephants.

We visited 2 elephants named Burma and Anjalee. All elephants are herbivores, which means that they eat plants, fruits, hay and vegetables. Burma is from Burma and Anjalee is from Sri Lanka. The elephants B.E is learning to paint with their trunks and learning to work with their trunks to get something they want. People hunt down elephants for their tusks. An elephant’s trunk is prehensile. An elephants poop is made into different things like paper because elephants just eat fruit, hay, and vegetables unlike the carnivores. Hoihope let us touch Burma's painting she did 6 years ago. Then we went to the area of south Africa and saw some flamingos.

Some Flamingo come from South Africa, others come from all around the world. Flamingos eat with a strainer in their beaks. Flamingos eat small insects and more. Then we next visited the Rhino and Niyala.

Rhino and Niyala:
The last place Hoihope had taken us was to the rhino and niyala. People hunt down rhinos for their horns to show off like the cheetah fur. Rhino horns are made out of keratin, which is just the same as hair and fingernails but put together.

Then with the time we had left we had visited different animals. My favourite animals were the spider monkey and the golden tamarin monkey because they both looked so small and cute. Then we all hopped on to the bus and left. I had an awesome time with the different animals, I hope I go back there again someday.

Synthesising | Make Connections | Information Gathering

LI: To build vocabulary
LI: To skim and scan
LI: to make connections.

This week for reading we had been reading the book called "Just like new". It is about a girl in tonga named Pepe she helps her aunty Teisa make a Kiekie. We had used the strategies synthesising and making connections. We have also used our prior knowledge with our groups to try figure out what the story was about by just seeing the pictures. For making connections we had done Text to text, Text to self and text to world. We had worked on a google slide and a google draw.

My work is a work in progress.

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Identifying Decimals

LI: to identify and count tenths,hundredths, and thousandths.

Thsi week for maths we have been talking about decimal points and fractions. A decimal is a number lower than one but higher than zero. We had learnt the types of decimal place value. We had been focusing on the tenths, hundredths and thousandths. We had to write down the fraction, the number before and the number after, e.g 0.3 - fraction - 3/10 - number before - 0.2 - number after - 0.4.

Hiwi the Kiwi | Fishing for the future

LI: To be responsible in the sea and when fishing.

Today we had a special visitor, he was the Minstrel. He had come with his wife, Mrs Minstrel. Mrs Minstrel was the Minstrel's assistant. They came to talk about saving fish and ourselves in the sea.

Legal Fish Size
When you catch a fish, fisherman always need to bring a special ruler that they use to measure the fish. On the ruler there is different types of fish breed that when you catch that breed you measure it to see if it is fully grown. If not then you need to gently put it back into the water because it is a baby fish, to let it grow older ( then you can come back next time and eat it ). If you go fishing and you catch a very big fish then you need to also put it back in the water, because the big fish is either a Mummy Fish or a Daddy fish and they are breeding fish. So you need to wait until they lay eggs to catch them, because if you take home a big fish that is breeding fish the baby fish in the eggs will not be able to make more fish.

Plastic in the Ocean
When you go fishing in the sea and you see plastic wrappers or packets it is vital that you pick it up because it harms the sea life and other living creatures, especially the birds who eat fish. Specific breeds of birds are almost gone by tragic deaths of plastic. When the birds are out flying they look for fish to eat, and when they see plastic rubbish in the ocean they think that it is fish and they swoop down and eat it and it makes the birds die easily.

Life Jackets Safety
If your Dad, Uncle, or Grandad go fishing in the sea or anywhere, it is extremely vital to wear a Life Jacket. There has been serious accidents that have happened when people have drowned and died because of not wearing a Life Jacket. Life Jackets can save your life in different situations.

We sang different songs with actions to help us get a more better/clearer understanding about the topics. We did activities based on how well you know something or if you have been listening. There had been prizes  up for grabs if you get a question right. 

Tuesday, 18 June 2019


LI: To write a narrative with the form of a play.

This week we have been continuing with narratives. We had to start our plan for our narrative and our story board. We also have been doing dialouge. We had been talking about the dialouge for our narrative. To help with the dialouge we used a Fake messaging site where we could put 2 people talking to each other. We used two people from our narrative planner to do the dialouge with. We had to make 4-5 text message pages.

Making Connections | Synthesising

LI: To make connections.
LI: To build vocabulary.
LI: To skim and scan.

This week for reading we have been talking about making connection and synthesising. For synthesising we had read a article about Chris Pither. Chris Pither was the youngest race car driver in the world at the age of 12. We had to make connections with the text.

Friday, 14 June 2019

Fractions of Sets

LI: To calculate fractions of sets.

This week for Maths we had been doing fractions. We had to solve different equations of fractions. We had used multiplication and division. We had worked as a group to finish this. We had worked out what was the fraction for a number. On the DLO there had been questions set out for Halves, Quaters, Fifths and Tenths. We had to write down the solution on our maths books. 

Planets in Niuean | Space

LI: To create a DLO talking about the planets in another language.

This week we had to get into a group or individual, and create a video (DLO) showing the planets names in another language. I had worked with Charlize. The language we had picked was Niuean language. We had the choice of either Te reo maori or a different language.  We had used screencastify for this activity.

Narrative | Play | T.O.P.E.S | Orientation

LI: To write a planner.

This week for writing we are now talking about Narratives. We had to create our own idea of a narrative in our groups. We had to plan the Orientation for the narrative. The narrative we are creating we are making it a play for Mr Wong's Reading groups. We also had learnt T.O.P.E.S.






Thursday, 13 June 2019

Seasons - Tau | Maori

LI: To learn the seasons in maori and what they are.
The word for seasons in maori is Tau. Spring,Summer,Winter, and Autumn also have their own names. We used the Te Ara website to learn the word and the maori dictionary.

Friday, 7 June 2019


LI: to write an explanation.

This week we had to write an explanation based on our own topic. An explanation explains how to do something or why. This week I had created an explanation about the "How does the nervous system work?".  In an explanation you need to include the Title, Introduction, Main Points, Visual Explanation and the Conclusion.

The nervous system is a system in your body that helps you feel things. There is two meaning for nerves. The nerves in your body is apart of the nervoyus system. Your nerves sends messages to your brain and your brain sends an order back so you can react.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Nga Whetu

LI: To count the stars.

This week for moari we had created a DLO about Nga Whetu ( Counting Stars) or about Huarere (weather).  We had an option to either pick Nga Whetu or Huarere. I chose Nga Whetu. I had to create a DLO based on counting stars in Moari for the juniors in our school. We had read two stories based the weather and the stars.

When you see a star twinkling/shining very bright it means there is going to be a frost or it is trying to tell you something.

Rehua is the god of summer in NZ. He was very lonely until he found two women. His first wife makes the crops and plants grow beautifully in one half of the summer than his other wife is a bit mean making the other half of summmer with crops dying and dry ground.

Friday, 31 May 2019


LI: To comment on someone elses blog.

This week I had commented on Farzana's Blog. She blogged about her Kiwi Sport, Gymnastics.

Basic Facts

LI: To learn more basic facts.

This week I have done the Brainbox. I had went up to 20 in my basic facts.I had took a png of the slide. 

SSR Selfie 2019

LI: To summarise a book.

This week I had read a book called " Asia Everything you ever wanted to know NOT FOR PARENTS". The book talks about the different tradition and more about the countries of Asia.


LI: To practice flexibility.

This week we had  another session of gymnastics with Stephen. We had started with a warmup next we had got into our 3 rotations in our groups.

Rotation 1. Beam, Dive roll, Bunny hops, Forward Roll

This week my group had started with the beam rotation. In our rotation we had Beam, Dive roll, Bunny hops, and Forward Roll. We first started with the Beam going onto the dive roll, next the bunny hops and forward roll.

Rotation 2. Straight Jump, Dive roll jump, Backwards roll, Candle Stick, and Handstand

Next my group had went onto the Straight jump Rotation. In our rotation we had Straight Jump, Dive roll jump, Backwards roll, Candle Stick, and Handstand. When we had went onto the Backwards roll we had to push our feet so we can stand up.

Rotation 3. Handstand on the Wall, Paralell bars, Front, Back, Side Support, The bars, Shoulder push up ( Front support)

Last we had our third rotation. IN our rotation there were Handstand on the Wall, Paralell bars, Front, Back, Side Support, The bars, and Shoulder push up ( Front support). For the Back, Front, Side support we had to make sure we make our hips tight so the object doesn't roll.

I had really enjoyed the gymnastics session for Kiwi Sport. I think the one thing I need to work on was the Paralell bars.

Meme | Collaboration

LI: to collaborate on a task.
 Collaborate means working with other people to accomplish something. We learnt to collaborate by watching an example and creating a meme about collaboration with a partner.We had got a picture from online or make your own. If you had got it from online you need to remember to attribute it so it doesn't seem like you a plagiarising.     


LI: To build vocabulary
LI: to build expression

What did you enjoy the most?
For the play I mostly enjoyed how I had to say my lines with expression.

What was the most difficult part?
The most difficult part was that if I didn't know/practised my lines my group might not have a good performance.

What would you change in future?
I wou,d change how I expressed my lines in different ways.

Do you think your oral language improved?
Yes, I think it has improved.

What things would help if your teacher did them?

I think that when I had been helped by the teacher my expression have gone more better.

Capacity | Word Problems

LI: To measure and work out different capacities.

What is capacity? -  Capacity is how much something can hold. 

This week we have been talking about Capacity. We had made a DLO based on us writing the measurements of an objects capacity. The capacities unit is either litres or mililitres. We had worked in a group to get this dones. After that we had done word problems. We worked in our groups to try get this done. To solve the word problems we had to answer questions. The questions were:

1. What does the problem want you to figure out?

2. What do you already know? 

3. To solve the problem do you need on step or more?

4. What is the maths operation? 

5. Initial number - Agent Number 

6. Write a number sentence and solve the problem with the operation. 

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Procedure VS Explanation

LI: To use key vocabulary to unlock sentence and text structure.
This week we had used keywords to unlock our sentences and structure of our text.
We had compared Explanation and Procedure using the same stimulus.That stimulus is Manaiakalani  and Learn, Create, Share. We thought of 3 words for Learn, for Create and Share. We had created a DLO based on Learn, Create and Share. We had did 1 Explanation paragraph for each and Procedure.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Earth and Beyond | Space

LI: To activate our prior knowledge about, science, earth and beyond

Yesterday Nyjah and I has activated our prior knowledge as we have created a collaborative DLO explaining about the facts we know about space and planet. After that we had watched a video talking about different types of facts about space. We grew and built on our prior knowledge by learning new things we hadn't already knew about. As a team we told each other the things we knew so we could also build on our knowledge by talking about things we already knew about space. 

Friday, 24 May 2019


L.I to identify what volume is.
Volume is the space that an object or someone takes up. This Poster can show you what volume means. I had also tested out volume with some math equipment in this slide. There were 8 different objects we had to find out the volume of.

Maori | Space

LI: To identify how space was made in moari beliefs. 

This week for Maori we had watched a short clip about how the stars, sun, moon are in the sky in some moari tribes beliefs. It was about one tribe that believes in another story of how Papatuanuku and Rangi were separated. When they were separtated there was nothing but darkness. One of the son's made children one was named Te Ra, Te Marama and more. Tane Mahuta took them into the sky make the land much more lighter. 

Formal and Informal Language

LI: To indentify the difference between Formal and Informal language.

This week for cybersmart we had been talking about  Formal and Informal language when we make a smart comment. We had talked about what is a Formal language and what is an Informal language. We made a DLO giving examples of Formal and Informal language. 

Space | Rockets

LI: To understand what is needed for space travel.

We did a scientific experiment about rockets and we also created rockets. We decided what to change about our rockets and made a hypothisis (prediction). We had to test the rockets at least three times to make sure the experiment was accurate. We did it by measuring the distance of the rockets. Our hypothisis was correct. I learnt that the polystyrene rocket worked the best. I enjoyed this experiment.

Explanation | How was chocolate made?

LI: What is an Explanation.

An Explanation is a type of writing telling you how somethings works and why. This week we had made an explanation about "How was chocolate made?". We had to make sure that is was in structural order of an Explanation " TIMES".
What does TIMES stand for:



Main Points

Explain Visually


Trip to the Stardome

LI: To invest more of space from the Stardome.

This week Panmure Bridge School had gotten the oppurtunity to go to Stardome to help understand more of our topic ( Space ). When we had got there we met our Host, his name is John. John first took us the the room to talk about the planets and the things we see when we look in the sky.

First Lesson:
In that room students asked questions about the planets and the stars. There we found out that the only star is the sun. We also found out how do many days it takes for the different planets rotat around the sun. Then we had did a activity that was like a scavenger hunt but we had to find information.

Scavenger Hunt!
We were in groups of 5. We had a tablet to record down our information. We were on a quiz and look for information. It was a cool experience because we could look at the different rockets made of lego.

Next we went into the Planetarium.In the Planetarium there the class looked into space. We sat in chairs. There we saw the planets and their weathers. There we found out that there is only one planet that humans and that is earth, but another planet or moon that has rivers and lakes.

Then we left with an excited mindset ready for more information we can learn.

Kebabs | Theatre

LI: To build vocabulary.
LI: To build expression.

This week for reading we had to make a flipgrid with the expression of the character we are playing. I am the pauper in the play. I need to try and act like I have nothing. We had to say our summary we wrote down in 25 words or less. The play we are doing this week is called the Kebabs. 

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Kiwi Can | Responsibility

LI: Doing things with out being asked.

Responsibility is showing you are a leader in what you do and you can be trusted to do tasks.
The catchphrase of the week is " Kiwi Can says: Responsible is what I am, that's the way of Kiwi Can". 

At Kiwi Can we spoke as a group talking about the different responsibilities we have at home, at school or in the community. e.g at home you could be responsible for feeding your pets. At school you could be responsible for bringing your chrombook to school fully charged everyday, and for the community you could be responsible for cleaning your environment.

Using skipping ropes, we had to balance a ball by working together. Once it was balanced perform a simple task e.g walk and touch the window without dropping the ball.

Friday, 17 May 2019

Basic Facts

LI: To learn more basic facts.

This week I have done the Brainbox. I had went up to 20 in my basic facts.

SSR Selfie 2019

LI: To summarise and retell a text.
For SSR Selfie Today I had read the book called " When disaster strikes Extreme Earthquakes and Tsunami's". The book talks about how tsunami's are made and how earthquakes are made. It also talks about where some tsunami's and earthquakes happen in the world.


LI: To comment on other peoples blogs.

This week I had commented on Alayah's Blog. Her blog was about her play table for her play. Her job was to remember her lines and add expression.

Cybersmart | How to make a smart comment

LI: To learn how to make a smart comment.

This week for cybermsart we have been talking about how to make a smart comment. In  a smart comment you need:

  1.  Greetings - Hello ( name), Greetings (Name), etc
  2. Make a connection - I have also did this ...
  3. Question - What.., How..,Where.. Who..., When..,
  4. Positive Feedback - I think you should work on....
  5. Farewell - Keep it up!

Types of Forces

LI: To identify the types of forces in the Newtons Third Law.

This week for Inquiry we have been talking about the different forces in the Newtons Third Law. We were in groups of 3-4. In my group were Bella, Farzana and Sulia. The forces we did were Action Force, Reaction Force, Air Resistance Force, and Gravitational Force. The Force that I worked on was Action Force. Action Force is the force acting in one direction as the Reaction Force is the opposite.

Word Problems

LI: To practise figuring out word problems in addition and subtraction.

This week for Maths we had to solve maths problems by using either subtraction methods or addition. We had to solve a variety of different equations. We also learnt how to use the standard algorithm method. The main methods we used were Compensating, Place Value Addition, PV Subtraction, and Adding in parts. We had read the word problems to find out the equation. We had an agent number and  a starting number, the agent number is the number that changes the starting number.

Cause and Affect

LI: What is Cause and Effect

LI: What is Casual and Technical Language

This week we have been doing Cause and Effect. Cause and Effect is one event that makes another changing event. We had to base the cause and affects on LS1 and how does LS1 run. We had to add causal language in between cause and effect to make a compound sentence. Some of the casual language are: Therefore, Consequently, As a reslt of... and more. We had to double check our work to make sure that we put the casual languages in the right place.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Gymnastics | Kiwisport

LI: to develop body movements of balance, rotation and strength.
First to start our session we had done some stretches to stretch ourselves out. The stretches we did were:
- L shape
- Seal
- Butterfly
- Straddle
- Back, front side support

First Rotation - The first rotation my group started with was Beam. On the Beam we had to walk backwards without looking back, and to use our feet to tap the wood on the beam to make sure we were going straight. The then we did the Box. When you are doing the box you need to do a cartwheel, you can do a big cartwheel or a small one. Then we had the bench where we had to do a straight forward roll. Then we moved on to the other Rotations.

Second Rotation - Our second rotation was the trampoline. With the trampoline we had to run up, do a starfish then land in a proper position. The other one was the Backwards roll. We had to hold our neck
 ( for safety reasons) tuck then roll and land. Then after that we had to do the scorpian. The scorpian is doing a handstand but one leg higher than the other. Then we had to do the 180 degree jump. the 180 degree jump is jumping and turning 180 degree and landing.

Third Rotation - The third rotation we started with the Handstand on the wall. We had to walk up the wall with our legs and take one leg off the wall and make it straight then do it the same to the other leg. Then we had the front support when we lift our own body weight and do a tuck shape, or a L shape or a seal. Next was the Parallel bars. We also had to lift our weight but push up. Last was the Back/Front/Side rotation.

At the end we all sat down and talked about what was the most difficult for us so coach Steve can make the rotations more difficult to progress ourselves. The thing that was the most difficult for me was the Back/Front/Side rotation.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Play Break Down | Kebabs

LI: To build vocabulary
LI: To build expression

This week for reading we had a new play to practise. The play my group is doing is called "Kebabs". The play is about being greedy over littles things and consequences will always follow.  The slide helps you express your character and play the part with emotion. A new word I had learnt in the play was "Ramson". Ramson means Demanding to get something to release someone who was captured.

Kiwi Can | Honesty | Integrity

LI: To use Integrity and Honesty. 

Staying honest is not always easy but telling the truth or helping a friend to tell the truth must be done. 
We did a drama activity to show peoples emotions in different situations like when a lie is told or when someone snitches on you. You can have different types emotions to the different situations. 

Patupaiarehe | Ihenga | Te Reo Maori

LI: To learn about Patupaiarehe fairies and the geography of Aotearoa.

Patupaiarehe are fairies that live in mountains. they have magic powers like super strength and changing people into patupaiarehe. The patupaiarehe we learnt about lived on Mokoia Island. We learnt about Patupaiarehe and fairies by listening to the story of Ihenga and searching for information, and using Google Maps.

Friday, 3 May 2019

SSR Selfie 2019

This week for SSR Selfie I had read the book called " The unexplained ESP". The text in this book is battling to see if ESP ( Extrasensory Perception) is real or not. There is people who claim they have done a form of ESP but nobody knows for sure if it was a hoax or it was real.

Expanding Horizon

LI: To learn adding in parts and place value adding. .
Mr Wong's maths groups had made a chart for adding in parts and place value addition. Mr Wong had linked us into a PDF which had four different problems in it. We had to work out these problems using these strategies. 
What is Place Value Addition? - Place value addition is when you have big or small amount numbers for example 3285 + 3728. You first add the ones up to the biggest place value unit in the number. The biggest place value unit is thousands. 
What is adding in parts? - Adding in parts is also  when you have numbers. You need to try find teh answer by making tidy/super tidy numbers. ( A tidy/super tidy number is numbers ending with 0. A super tidy number is a number that has more than 2-3 0's.). You need to add the numbers that you think is the most tidiest numbers.

Play Break Down

LI: to build vocabulary.

This week for Reading, Mr Ogilvie's groups is going to be doing acting. Each group had been given a play and a script from the book. The group had chosen the characters for each person. We also had to understudy someone from our group so if they aren't there for the play the play can still go on. We had made a copy of a DLO to practise our play and to memorise it. We also had to summarise our story. My groups story was called "Super Saturday". 

Homophones | Simple Sentence | Compound Sentence | Complex Sentence

LI: to show an increasing knowledge of how a range of text conventions can be used appropriately

For the first week of Term 2, Mr Ogilvie's writing groups had started on Homophones and three different types of sentences. Theses sentence types are:

Simple Sentence: A simple sentence is just one idea that can be made into a compound.

Compound Sentence: A compund sentence is two ideas joined together by a conjunction.

Complex Sentence: A complex sentence is sentences starting with a conjunction and joining ideas with a comma.

We had to create a DLO and type down one of each of those three sentence types. In the sentences there has to be atleast one homophone, we had to make sure that the three sentences types are correct in our DLO.

A homophone is words that sound the same but mean different things. e.g would and wood, they both sound the same but mean different things.

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Te Reo - Raapa | Maori

This week for Maori we had read a book called " The legend of Mauao". After we had read the story we had made a google doc. On one side we had moari and english words, for example on one side it has "Ko wai koe?" and then on the other side it had to answer.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019


Tuesday 30th April, a couple of students from LS1 had got the oppurtunity to go down to Okahu Bay to particapate in the Volvo Have a Go Sailing experience. We were lucky enough to be sponsered by Yachting New Zealand and Rotary. The weather was perfect for sailing with sunny skies and a suitable breeze ( which is good for making our boats go faster as we sail. )
First we learnt how to put the boats together and the different parts of the boat and what they are used for. When we put the boats together we had learnt how to control the boat. The two main jobs were controlling the sail and the rudder. There were two people per boat so one person controls the rudder ( it is like turning the wheel controlling where the boat goes.) and another person controlling the sail ( it it is pulling the rope to make the sail catch some wind to make the boats go faster.).
We had sailed from the ASC to the Mechanic Bay, which is a very far distance where we could see the Sky Tower. While we were sailing back some of the students did the Titanic Challenge. One person goes and stand on the front of the boat where the sail is and the other one controls the boat.
We had lunch after going to see the Sky Tower. After lunch we went back out on the water. Our sailing instructors Steve, Justin and JR threw out balls and toys in the water for us to get it, they also threw out water guns so all of us who had a water gun squirted each other. Whoever has the most balls gets the most points. As we were sailing it was getting more wild but fun, people were capzising making the boats tip over, people fell out of the boats and the boats were overfilling with water.

I will like to give a big thank you to Rotary and Yachting New Zealand for sponsering us. I would also like to thank Ms Daf, Mr Ogilvie and Mr Wong who came along to support us through our experience. I had an awesome time at Sailing on that Tuesday, I hope to go back again and do more sailing.