Pages

Friday, 20 October 2017

Niue Language Week !!

Did you know it’s Niuean Language Week? To celebrate this special occasion, the Niuean Students and Teachers of Point England School had prepared a performance for Assembly this Friday. 

The Theme for Niue Language week is ‘Ko e Vagahau Niue ko e Atefua he Tagata Niue’ which means ‘The Niue Language is the Heart of Niue People’. 

By making an inference, I think by saying ‘The Niue Language is the Heart of Niue People’ it might mean being able to speak your mother tongue is special and should be treasured. 

Nowadays many Old & Young people can’t speak their mother tongue. For your information (FYI), Mother's tongue means the language you knew when you were born. 

An interesting fact about New Zealand is that New Zealand is a multi cultural country, meaning you get the amazing opportunity of learning about other languages and cultures. 


Monday, 16 October 2017

Decimals & Whole Numbers Word Problems

WALT: Solve addition problems by changing one decimal into a whole number

This week is the first week back from the holidays. This week, we are learning to solve addition problems by changing one decimal into a whole number. When we are using this strategy, One Number gets bigger and the other gets smaller. Anyway, this presentation was easily completed. After fully accomplishing the presentation, I think my skills on this strategy have improved and my understanding has become much more transparent.

An Unordinary Immersion Assembly !

Personally, I think the most Interesting Immersion Assembly topic was Team Four. Oh, So Sorry for interrupting, I was just thinking which team had the most interesting topic. Anyway, as Traditions must always be continued, It is practically a tradition at Point England School to have an Immersion Assembly at the Start of each New Term. 

You might be wondering what Team Four's topic is going to be for this term. Well to simply put it, the Team Four Teachers had prepared a video which had them in a car listening to different genres of songs. Each Genre of Song had the teachers moving in different ways. After watching the video, I was left pondering and debating whether or not the video is similar to Celebrity Carpooling with Jimmy Fallon. Whether or not, you realize it is entirely up to you but I think so. 

Another unusual Immersion Assembly topic was Team Three. This term, Team Three will be learning how to tell a Story through Music. Team Three as well, had prepared a video, which starred the Teachers saying words which were related to songs. It's a bit difficult to example what they were doing but they had the range of songs, that we could recognize.

And of course, What would I be learning about? Well this Term, Team Five are learning about how do composers use music to evoke an emotional response in an audience. In my opinion, I think this term topic might be fun but serious at sometimes. And I have a shocking discovery, I am actually intrigued by the term topic. Well, for now, I would just have to wait and see how this term will play out. 

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Decimals - Addition & Subtraction

WALT: Adding and Subtract using Decimals (Word Problems)
                                    This week for Maths, My Maths Group is looking at adding and subtracting decimals. Our WALT is adding and subtract using decimals in Word Problems. On the last slide, there was a Create task. This week, our create task was to create a Presentation with 4 word problems on our Own. After creating the task, we have to publish it to our blog with comments about our learning.

The Floundering Project

The Floundering Project
During the entire time we stood and sang waiatas, I was wondering what does flounder look like. I never had really seen what a flounder appeared like.

Previously, this morning Point England School Staff and Students were all getting ready to head down to Wai o Taiki Bay, which is located not far from our School.

12 lucky students volunteered from our School to catch Flounder down at Wai o Taiki Bay for our Flounder Tank. Point England School 's Flounder tank has a total of more than 20 baby flounders. Meaning we have better Waters than Kauri Flats.

A couple or more weeks ago, Kauri Flats School, Nagati Paoa and Our School(Point England School) investigated if we could capture Flounder from our local harbours with students from The Marine Institute of Auckland University and then raise them in captivity at our schools with Mahurangi Technical Institute.

After catching the Flounder, we store them in Tanks and let them grow. Once they are bigger, we are going to release them back in the ocean.


Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Ratio Word Problems

WALT : Explain or show the steps we took to solve each word problem (Ratios & Proportions)

This week we are focusing on Explaining or solving each word problem. During the completion of this presentation, I had some difficults while completing it, but at the end of it all, I thought it was a bit easy.

Friday, 15 September 2017

About the Elections 2017

Elections

WALT : Understand what the Elections are all about

This year is an Election year in New Zealand. So this week we are learning about the Elections and what they are all about. I think I now have a better understanding about the Elections.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Ratio and Proportions - Word Problems


 For this week, our WALT is : We are learning to explain or show the steps we took to solve each problem. My thoughts on this week's learning is that I thought bit of the word problems were hard and quite easy to figure out. But I think that I now have a better understanding at solving Ratio and Proportion Word Problems now than I was before.

Multiplication Pyramid 2017


Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Solar System Diagram


















This is the diagram I created, the sun placed in the left hand side corner. The Maori name for the sun is Ra. After the Sun is, Mercury which in Maori is Whiro. After Mercury is Venus and Mars which is Kopu and Matawhero. The last four are Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Saturn which in Maori are : Kopunui, Rangipo, Tangaroa and Parearau.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Eye Spy

WALT : Identify features of a non-fiction text
 
This week for Literacy, We are focusing on the Solar system and Stars. Our WALT is to Identify features of a non-fiction text, which means that we are learning to identify meaning name features of a non-fiction text. After answering the follow up questions, we had a create task which was to create a Solar System diagram. The Solar System diagram has to show our Solar System using names in Maori and English.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Geometry - Week 7 2017


This week for Maths, We are focusing on Geometry. Our WALT for the Patiki group is Identify and describe 3D shapes. In this presentation, we had an creative Activity, which was to  Build 3 - 4 different 3D shapes using play dough and toothpicks. The only problem while making them was that it was a bit difficult to make them stand on their own.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

GEGNZ - Student Summit 2017

Today the Year 7 & 8 Extension group went to Ormiston Junior College for the GEGNZ Student Summit 2017. We went arrived in two groups which were P.E.N.N Team and The Scratch Team. Registration was the first place we went and were handed lanyards to put on.
( PS: I was apart of the PENN Team)

The GEGNZ Student Summit was attended by over 400 students from : Ormiston Primary, Ormiston College, Tamaki College, Stonefields School, Bucklands Beach School and many other schools. We went to many presentations and workshops where taught different things from different schools.

The P.E.N.N Team was the first to go back after the introduction in the Auditorium. Two groups of schools came to our Presentation were Holy Cross and Ormiston Primary School. After presenting, We let the school make their own NewsTo be honest when we were trying to pick workshops to go to, it was tough because most of the workshops required ipads which didn't have.


To Reflect upon the day, I have to say it was pretty fascinating seeing how technology has improved and has become part of our daily lives. What I learned from the trip to GEGNZ was how to use a program called Teleorgami. It's a app where you can record yourself saying something, and it has a avatar replaying.


















































Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Hundreds in Numbers up to 100, 000

 This week in for Maths, My Maths group is learning to identify groups of hundred in numbers up to 100,000. In the presentation, our task was to figure out how many hundred dollar notes would it take to make a random amount of money. For an Example : The amount of money is $4,500, so my job would be to learn what amount or how many $100 notes would be in $4,500.

Introduction to Measurement

 This week in my Maths Class, we were introduced to Measurement. First we were introduced to Standard and Non-Standard Measuring tool. Standard is what you would call a normal measuring tool. For an example: If your teacher were to ask you to pick a Standard Measuring tool out of a Ruler and Book, you would pick the Ruler because a Ruler is a Standard Measuring tool. Non-Standard is what you would call something that you would use instead of a Standard Measuring tool. A Non-Standard measuring tool is anything that you can use to measure.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Immersion Assembly Term 3!!

Immersion Assembly
It’s the beginning of a new term and the topic for this term is “Guardians of the Galaxy”. This term,  We will be focusing on Earth and Beyond, meaning the planets, Constellations and much more.  

As per every new term,  Our school started off the Immersion Assembly with a cool performance. But from my personal opinion,  I have to say it has got to be the best beginning of Immersion Assembly by far.

Team One teachers were the first to present what they were going to be learning about. They presented a video which had teachers getting into cars and flying off to places. Team One will be learning about the Sun and Moon, and how they rotate around the earth.

After Team One presented what they were going to be doing this term, it was Team Two’s turn. Team Two’s focus for this term was kind of hard to tell because they presented a video with our the Team Two Teachers singing. But what I do know is that they will be going on a trip to Stardome.

Team Three also presented a video, they’re video was presented by Mrs King. They’re video was a bit funny with all the different facials and reactions. The Video was made up of different times, like 8:00, 3:40pm. It began with Mr Moran called Mrs King about what they were going to be doing for Immersion Assembly.

After Team Three presented they’re video,  it was Team four’s turn. Team four’s video was presented by Mr Somerville and it was based on Different planets. It had a group of kids pretending to be mission control, and they were sending teachers to different planets in space.

Last but not least was Team five with they’re live performance. To be honest, I always like Team 5’s live performances because they’re different from the rest and always are attention catching and Intriguing.






Thursday, 6 July 2017

Novel Study - Going Solo

 This Novel Study is from a couple of weeks ago. This week is finish off all work week, which occurs when it is nearly the end of the term week. The finish off all work week is a week when I finish off all my work from previous weeks. Anyway this Novel Study was a task for two weeks and the Bunnies group were the people completing it.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Introduction to Probability

 For the past two weeks Ms Tapuke's Maths class were introduced to Probability. As you might be able to tell, I didn't attend Maths Class for the two weeks. But today I finally go to start week 9 and 10 work. So anyway, Probability means the chances of something happening for an example : In mathematics it means the probability of an event to occur. Some word we also learned that is used in Probability are : Impossible, Unlikely, Likely, Possible and Certain.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Persuasive Writing - Reasons

 For the last couple of weeks we have been working on a our persuasive writing presentations. I have completed a couple of slides, but today I have completed two : Planning and Reasons. The Reasons slide was about counter arguments. Counter arguments are when you make an argument and you use all your reasons, evidence that prove you right, but when you counter argue you might consider another possible argument against your thesis.

Persuasive Writing - Planning

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Collate, Display and Interpret Data

Walt: Collate, Display and Interpret Data effectively
 
It is the beginning of week nine, this week we will be complete unfinished work from previous weeks. As it is displayed, I have just completed an unfinished task from a couple of weeks ago. During this task, our WALT was to collate, display and interpret data effectively. By saying this, it means to dig deeper into your data set and gather information .


Persuasive Writing - Hook

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Test Reflection : IKAN 1

On Monday the 12th of June in Miss Tapuke's Maths Class, we had to take a the IKAN 1 Maths Test.
The IKAN Test stands for : The Individual Knowledge Assessment of Numbers (IKAN), it is used to determine a student's stages in Education.

After taking the Test and Marking it, I have decided to improve in three subjects. I have decided to improve in Place Value, Fractions and Basic Facts. I have concluded to these three areas of the test because I kept making silly mistakes.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Mode, Median, Mean and Range

 This week we have been learning about Mode, Mean, Median and Range. The Mode, Mean, Median and Range are all used in Data Set. The Mode is the most common number in a Data set. Mean is when you add up all the numbers then divide by the number of item in a data set. The Median is the number in the middle after being put into numerical order. (PS : Numerical Order is when you have to put the number in order.) The Range is when you have to subtract the smallest number away from the largest number. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Game Reflection : SO FAR

This Term in Extension we are creating a game based upon Space Exploration. This time the task is  bit difficult, we had to make the Aliens move and make the spaceship shoot as well. My Partner Sheena and I have created a game called Space Race and have completed level 1 and 2. Our Spaceship can shoot and move up, down, left and right. 

Problems : 
Some Problems we've had so far were when we had to make the spaceship be abled to shoot the Aliens. And the other problem was when we had to broadcast to the next level.

Solutions : 
The Solutions were pretty simple, the solution for the spaceship to shoot was on a Youtube Tutorial. and the Other solutions was on a previous game we had created. 

Monday, 12 June 2017

Persuasive Writing - Literacy 2K17

WALT : Plan out a Persuasive piece of Writing
 This week in my Literacy Class for writing, We are learning to plan out a persuasive piece of writing. A Persuasive means when you're using language to change somebody's mind. Our first activity is called Your Opinion matters, which means when our opinion means something.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Home Learning

Persuasive Writing

 

This week for writing, we are learning how to do persuasive writing. Persuasive writing is when you learn how to capture an audience by using language that persuade them into doing something.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Novel Study - Remember

Last week, we started doing a Novel Study. My book was called Going Solo. It's based on Roald Dahl journey that began in England to Africa.

This book is an Autobiography, which is a type of book that is like a diary or journal. And in this case, Going Solo is a book that is based on Roald Dahl's diary.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Novel Study - Understand

Last week, we started doing a Novel Study. My book was called Going Solo. It's based on Roald Dahl journey that began in England to Africa.Today, I have completed the Understand Slide of the Presentation. 

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Extension - Researching

A couple of days ago, We did some researching on a some websites. The website I visited was about a brief history of Space Exploration. I found out quite lot of information about Space Exploration and how Space Exploration has improved a lot over time.

Here is was I found out : 
In the history of Space Exploration, Space Exploration has improved a lot over time and will continue to improve day by day. The first space shuttle that was launched into space was in 1961 May 5th, when Alan Shepard, Jr. became the First American in Space aboard the Mercury Redstone 3. A month beforehand, Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space by orbiting the Earth in a Vostok Spacecraft on April 12 1961. 

Unfortunately, as many as twenty four successful space shuttles succeeded in Scientific and Military requirements until January, 1986. That was when the Challenger Tragedy occurred on 28 January 1986, the Shuttle exploded due to an external tank explosion. The Space Shuttle broke apart because gasses in the external fuel tank mixed and caused it to explode and be torn apart.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Year 7/8 Fun day

Year 7 & 8 Fun Day 
The Year 8's left for camp and the Year 7's were left at School with the Year 8's who didn't go on Camp. The Year 7's were split into three different groups, these groups were the groups they were in for Tech Rotations. The Groups were called : Churries, Munchies and Fobalicious and the Year 8's were told to spread themselves into groups and help out.

On Wednesday :
 That morning, we got into our groups and were told to make a Team Chant. Unfortunately, I wasn't there for the morning rotations as normal for I was at Extension like every Wednesday morning.




On Thursday :
My group is Fobalicious, Our first rotation was with Mrs Judd and was Team Building. There were many activities : Building Marshallow and Spaghetti Structures, Cup Stacking.
(PS: This is just the main activities that I can remember)





On Friday :
Today is the last day of Activities and for camp, from Monday everything will go back to normal. This morning we played a couple of games, and after lunch we are told that we will be watching a movie and having a shared lunch.






Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Cooking at Tech

Today we had Cooking at Tech, we made Oreo Milkshakes.
The Ingredients to the milkshakes are below :
Milk, French Vanilla Ice Cream, Packet of Oreo's , Chocolate Syrup, Chocolate Hail. At the Result of the Milkshakes were great. They looked really good and tasted alright too.




Statistics Week 3 - 4

 This week, our WALT is Collect and Interpret Data, by saying collect and interpret it means to collect data and explain the meaning of. Our tasks required us to use information to create tally charts. Some Tasks also needed us to create Bar Graphs using Tally charts.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Beating the Wind


This week in my literacy class, The bunnies group have been reading about Aerodynamics. Aerodynamics is how air flows through and around the object.

Complex Sentences

Monday, 8 May 2017

In the Holidays ...

This school holidays I was told that I was going to be babysitting my sisters. The next morning, I woke up at 5:00am and had breakfast, then woke up my sisters.
My Mum got ready and headed to work, my little sister grabbed a blanket and went back to sleep. My slightly younger sister grabbed her tablet and started playing games.


I got bored, so I decided to watch a movie. I hopped on to YouTube and typed in Black Butler. My favourite part is when the butler said" Watashi wa shitsuji no 1tsu no jigokudesu ", when he said that in English it means "I'm one hell of a butler". During the holidays, I watched a ton of Anime. Something interesting about myself is that I like watching anime during my free time.

This is the saying that Sebastian says to other people, "Watashi wa akumade shitsuju desu!" which means 'I'm one hell of a butler.'

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Word Problems - Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

 This week, we had to complete all our task from this term. In this presentation we had to solve these word problems. My task was to find the answers to these word problems using fractions, decimals and percents. This took me a long time to complete because it was a bit tricky for me. I converted the word problems into fractions, percents and decimals.

Reflection : Talking Points

Walt : Participate in a group discussion by actively listening and speaking.
 This week is the last week of the term, our main task is to finish off all learning tasks from previous weeks. Anyway, this week our WALT is to participate in a group discussion by actively listening and speaking. Meaning, we are learning to participate meaning take part in a group discussion by actively(normally) listening and speaking. So along with this WALT, we had a talking points presentation. In this presentation, we had to complete the presentation by our self then after we got into groups and discussed the topics. One of the topics were Donald Trump is going to be a great president, with this topic we had no one who agreed with the statement. Because everyone strongly believed that Donald Trump is not going to be a great president.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Talking Points 1


The Purpose of this activity was to improve our listening skills. Before completing this presentation, we watched a video about Improving our listening skills. While watching the video, we gathered key information on how to improve our listening skills. These tips are :
1. Focus Fully on the Person speaking
2.Avoid interrupting
3.Avoid seeming Judgemental
4.Show Interest

Friday, 7 April 2017

Converting Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

 This week in Ms Tapuke's Maths class, we are focusing on converting Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. Two worded Problems were a challenge task, our task was to write and take a photo of two questions from ten questions.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

The Dark Moon

The Dark Moon
The sun’s rays bursted through the curtains and continuosly shone on her eyes. “Today is such a sunny day” Sarah thought as she brushed her teeth. She wandered into the kitchen while still trying to decided what to have for breakfast. She ate her breakfast in a quick five minutes, She gave a hearty burp and started texting her friends to met her outside her house in 15 minutes.

Sarah asked her friends if they wanted to go camping during the holidays. The place was far from Auckland, but if was only a two hour drive. But if they beat the traffic they could get there in an hour and half. She luckily found a car to travel in and started packing her bags. Sarah’s friend text her if it was alright for them to leave without her and she texted back say it’s fine.

They all left together but into vehicles. Sarah kept a steady pace but as she drove on and on, she was soon fast approaching a vast forest. But just as she seemed to being soon reaching her destination, her car broke down.

Sarah tried using her phone but there was any reception. It was going to get dark soon, suddenly there was a loud noise, similiar to someone in pain. Sarah had a bad feeling about this, so she and her friend to get in the car.

Soon night emerged and the two was getting tired, it had been a long day for both of them. After a couple of hours of sleeping, the two awake to the sound of someone sleeping. They both rushed out of the car to see what was the sound of someone in pain.

Sarah and her friend Mackenzie overthrown by the power of curiousity and wondered into the forest. They continued walking until the sound repeated itself once more. This time they couldn’t resist continuing on.

It was very dark but fortunately, the moon was abled to light the way a bit through the trees. Mackenzie felt as if something or someone following them but when she turned around there was nothing. Sarah and Mackenzie kept walking until they felt like they were getting closer.

The sound repeated itself once more, this time Sarah and Mackenzie were sure that they were close. Mackenzie had a feeling that they were being followed.”Hey Sarah, I feel like that someone or something is following us” said Mackenzie, “Yeah, Me too” said Sarah.

As they both stopped and started looking around. Suddenly Mackenzie felt something sratch her foot but there was nothing. Fortunately it was a deep cut and the two of them continued on. Sarah could see from far that there was a small hut, and decided to check it out.

Sarah and Mackenzie continued on, towards the small hut. As they reach closer and closer to the hut, they soon notice thousands of dead bodies hanging from trees and some sticks. The two stopped for a moment and hesitated on continuing on.

The two continued on, walking past dead bodies of women and men. Suddenly the sound ringed again through the forest and kept echoing in their eyes. Sarah and Mackenzie both rushed towards the door and knocked on it.

After a moment of waiting, soon the door creaked open and an old women appeared behind it. She had huge banges under both eyes. Her hair was a sliver color and was trembling with fear. She asked both of them why they were here in a creepy voice.

Sarah and Mackenzie said “ We were wondering what the sound was and wanted to know what it was. She said it was a strange creature that creates creepy noises just to attract victims and kill them.
Mackenzie asked “ Do you know anything like the name ?”, the old lady raised one eyebrow and said “ It name is Ciphered because its eyes turn red whenever it kills. But the strangest thing about it, is that its always follows its victims until it’s time to kill them.

Sarah and Mackenzie waited for a moment before going back to the car. Sarah and Mackenzie carried on walking but suddenly stopped, they thought they had heard something in the bushes. Mackenzie thought is was the thing that was following them and started running towards the car.

Sarah was left behind a second, but very soon they both were running in top speed heading towards the car. Soon they were fast approaching the car and they got inside. Soon the sound was heard again but this time there were a few scratches in the car door and front.

Sadly the old women forgot to tell Sarah and Mackenzie that the creature could turn invisible. The Car was being shaked and pushed in every direction. Sarah looked at Mackenzie carefully, and realised that she wasn’t sleeping but in fact dead. The Creature had killed Mackenzie, and Sarah was the only one left. Sarah had no choice but to run and find some place to hide. As Sarah was trying to escape something grabbed her from behind and ....

TO BE CONTINUED ....


Monday, 27 March 2017

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

 This week for Maths, we are focusing on Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. In the Presentation above, we had to complete a series of different worded problems. Some questions were fractions, decimals and percentages. Since I'm new to percentages, I thought they were a bit difficult but I'm sure I'll soon get the hand of it. The Fractions and Decimals were pretty easy, since I'm familiar with them.

Friday, 24 March 2017

A Special Place - Explanation

A Special Place - Explanation
Before Editing -

Point England School, have you ever heard it ? If you didn’t it is located in
Glen Innes, Auckland NZ. Search it on Google Maps, I’m sure you’ll find it. Anyway, I’m here today to explain why this place is special to my community.

Why is this ordinary school so special ? Well let me tell you it isn’t like many other schools. Here at Point England, we learn on chromebooks, ipads and imacs as an everyday bases. In other words, we are a Cyber Smart school. You might have not known, but we are one of many schools in a programme called Manaiakalani.


What is Manaiakalani ? Manaiakalani is a group of schools, who have special people helping them get netbooks and chromebooks. Our school was one of the first schools to get chromebooks. Chromebooks have been around our school for a very long time now. It first began in 2010 in Room 20, just last year was our school’s chromebook anniversary. And the year thirteens who were in that class had an reunion at there old school.

There are also many other things that make our school special. One thing that makes our school special is that we get our own reserve. Our School has been built right next to Point England Reserve, and every year we have an whole school pinic. Next week on friday, we’re having our school pinic there.

Last but not least, here at Point England we’re grateful for many things, not just chromebooks, ipad, imacs but many advantages. We’re so grateful for having fruit in Schools, Milk in Schools and an amazing advantage of many amazing teachers who come everyday to teach amazing students.


Why I think Point England is Special, I think my school is special because we get the opportunity to learn on chromebooks instead of pencils and books.
And we’re so lucky to get seven working imacs in each classroom with 3 ipads in a classroom.  And with a intermediate school as well as an primary school combined.

Come along to our wonderful School, and I promise you, that you’ll love it here.

After Editing

A place that is special to our community is Point England School. It is located in Glen Innes, Auckland New Zealand. Point England School is special because of many reasons and will be explain throughout this explanation.

Point England School might seem like an ordinary school but it isn’t. At Point England School, the students learn on chromebooks, ipads and imacs on an everyday bases. In other words, they are are a Cyber Smart School. Point England is one of the many schools involved with Manaiakalani.

Manaiakalani is a group of schools, who have important people helping them get chromebooks. This school was one of the first schools to get chromebooks. Chromebooks have been are their school for a very long time, it first began in 2010 in Room 20.

At Point England, they are grateful for many things, not just chromebooks, ipads and imacs but for many other advantages. They are grateful for having fruit in Schools, Milk in Schools and an huge advantage of many amazing teachers, who come each and everyday to teach extraordinary students.

Point England is a special place in the Glen Innes community because many of the people there, are ex students. Point England is a well off school and they get the opportunity to learn on chromebooks instead of pencils and books. And we’re so lucky to get seven working imacs in each classrooms alongside three ipads.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Extentison : Mixed Decimals Problems

 This week, we are focusing on mixed decimals problems. This presentation is extra for experts meaning if you have completed the first presentation you can complete the extra for experts.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Add & Subtract Decimals

  This week, we are focusing on adding and subtracting decimals. In this presentation we were introducing to golden rule. I already knew golden rule and have completed this presentation. Which also is the reasons for why I think this was a very easy task.

Simple and Compound Sentences

 Last week, we were given a writing task. Our task was about Simple and Compound Sentences. My thoughts about this presentation are, I think this presentation was interesting but the only problem was that it was hard to think of a person to writing in.

Plan : Why people borrow books from the library ?


Friday, 17 March 2017

A TRIP TO REMEMBER - ASB Polyfest


A TRIP TO REMEMBER - ASB POLYFEST

Yesterday was the BEST DAY EVER !  Have you heard of polyfest ? I have never been to polyfest but yesterday was my first time. It was a day to remember.

The ASB Polyfest contains traditional culture dance, music, costumes and speech. It is now well recognise as an important showcase of New Zealand different cultures and a celebration of New Zealand.

My favourite highlight of the day, was when we were at the Niu FM stage. Well we were there, they were playing the lunch time competitions. It was really fun because as we arrived we started dancing. We threw our gear on the ground and started dancing. They played songs like, three houses down : Love and Affection, Juju on dat beat, Moana : We Know the way and many other songs that I don’t know the name of.

As a student, Polyfest is important to me because it’s a great opportunity to experience. Polyfest has a lot of culture importance. And I think every student should get the opportunity to preform.

Fortunately, Polyfest lasts for 3 days which are : Thursday, Friday and Saturday. So if you didn’t get to go on Thursday, go along on Friday or Saturday.  


Thursday, 16 March 2017

Novel Study

 

Last week, we had started a Novel Study which lasted for 2 weeks. This has been my second novel study. I think Novel Studies are pretty interesting, because you get the opportunity to research the book and have enough time to fully understand the book. I think young readers should definitely have a go at reading this book because it's really interesting and funny. So I 100% think children should read this.

Novel Study - Analyse Task

2. Research background information about the author and explain how their life experiences may have affected the way they wrote this story.

Novel Study - Analyse Task

1.Use a Venn Diagram to compare a Character from this Book with a Character from another book you have read recently. 

  








In this Google Drawing above, I have created a Venn Diagram. This diagram displays the differences and similarities between both books. 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Te Taiao o Tamaki - Water Crisis in Auckland

 
As you might have not known (or known), This term I am part of Te Taiao o Tamaki Quad Blogging.In this blogging activity, we have to create at least one blog post every week to share information about our Te Taiao o Tamaki learning focus. This event is quiet similar to the summer learning journey, we will be awarded points.

This week's post is about Auckland's water crisis, our task was to make a copy of this presentation from Mrs Tele'a's reading group. Her group is called 'Aoraki' and since they are the highest literacy group, we had to read the same text as them. It was established on the water crisis that has occurred in Auckland. I have learnt quiet a bit about this event and have established quiet a lot of information on this particular topic.d

Monday, 13 March 2017

Organising Whole Numbers and Decimals

 Our Task, this week is to complete this presentation by the end of the week. In this presentation we have to put the whole numbers and decimal numbers in order. On the slide that has the fishermen/women, the person who caught the biggest fish was Jason Sealey with the length of 83 from Cape Karikari.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Te Taiao o Tamaki - Myths and Legends about the Sea



This Friday in Inquiry, we are looking at Myths and Legends about the Sea. A Myth is a story based on tradition or legend, which has a deep symbolic meaning. A Legend usually involves a heroic characters or fantastic places. Legends often contain the spiritual belief of the culture in which originate.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Clue Cards / Introduction to Decimals

 This week in Maths, we were introducing to decimals. As per usually, we had to answer questions but this time after doing that we have to make four Clue Cards (Which I have). Our Task was to use four cards to make up a four digit number.

After we had done that part, we had to give the clue cards to a buddy and ask them to work out the number.




Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Why people borrow books from the Library ?

Do you know the reasons why people borrow books from the library ? Today I shall be explaining why people borrow books from the library.


By borrowing books from libraries, it helps you with your writing and reading. Because when you read books it improves your reading, but along the way of improving your reading it also does the same to your writing. Because you find or in other words pick up on new and different categories of writing techniques.


Borrowing books from local libraries has tons of advantages. It’s eco-friendly and free. Owning a library card doesn’t cost you can money but you do have to pay if you don’t return the book on time.  


By borrowing books instead of getting your own copy, there will be a lot of more reading and trees around. People borrow books from the library because it fills their brains with more knowledge.

People borrow books from the library because you can read as many books as you please without having to spend a single penny or dollar.

Another reason why people intend to borrow books from libraries because there is a wide range of books to select from.

I highly recommend borrowing books from libraries because, it’s inexpensive and is Eco-friendly. So these above are the reasons why we should all borrow books from libraries.


Tuesday, 7 March 2017

TRIP TO SYLIVA PARK MOVIE THEATRE TOMORROW !

Hooray ! Tomorrow is the Year 7 & 8 Extension group trip, we will be going to be watching a movie called Hidden Figure. Although, I have no prior knowledge on this movie, but have researched to gain some. I believe it's a great more and am really looking forward to tomorrow.

The prior knowledge I have now gained : This Movie is a 2016 Biographical Film. It is about a trio of African American Women doing maths wonders for NASA. They also served as the brains behind one of NASA's greatest operations in history. The noble trio have crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations that they to can dream big as well.

I would like to give a special thanks to Mr Vogt's Sister who thought this movie was great and sent money for us to be able to watch the movie. SO A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU !




Introduction to Decimal