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.