Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Stretching Sentences - Using the 5W's

For writing we are learning to stretch our sentences and make it sound interesting by using the 5 W's. We had to make a DLO showing the 5 W's and stretching our sentences into boring to intresting. Mrs Anderson gave us an example and she made us paint a picture in our heads of what's happening. In her example she used a personification to make her sentence more intresting.We all made our own and had to put pictures to it. 

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Maths Problem

Today for maths we were looking at BEDMAS which stands for Bracets, Exponents, Division and Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction. We were given four equations of bedmas to solve out. It was pretty easy for me. After that we were told to make a DLO of either the equation we had to solve out or make a DLO about what BEDMAS is. Mataio and I did a DLO of the equation that we were given. It was hard at the start to solve out the equation but we got help from Mrs Kirkpatrick (teacher).

Monday, 29 May 2017

Narrative Structure

In writing we have been looking at the structure of a narrative. We thought about the job of each part and matched it up with the narrative example. 

Friday, 26 May 2017

Tech - Digi Tech

Today for tech we did a new rotation so the year 8 are now on design with Mrs Ferguson, Half of the year 7 are are doing Food Tech with Mrs Tuipolotu and the other half which is my group is doing Digi Tech with Ms Anderson. Today for Digi Tech we made our own site where we had to put all our work that we do at Digi Tech. We also went on scratch and played a game called Moana Hour Code. We had to code blocks to make Moana's and Maui's waka (boat) move foward to where they want to go. For example if the waka had to go turn left we had to put a block saying turn left. There were levels from 1 to 19. I really liked this game and I feel like playing it again.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Reduce Reuse Recycle

This term for Inquiry we are learning about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. This DLO shows you the meaning of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. I have learnt that reduce means using something again and again. I have had a lot of fun learning about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. 

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Problem Solving

For maths we were given three problems and had to do one. I did problem one. I had to solve out how many panels Mira, Api, Matiu, and Eru takes to get to the swimming pool. I had to use my multiplication and division skills to solve out the problem. Mira takes one step at a time, Api takes two, Matiu takes three, and Eru takes four. I had to count how many panels they step on. It was easy to do this problem because I knew my multiplication and multiplication facts.

Dance - Group B

Today for dance we learnt free flow and bound flow. Free flow is when you move your body with your bones and bound flow is when you move your body with your muscles. We also learnt the twisted, straight, curve and angular shapes. My favourite shape doing was the curved shapes. Joshua and I made a curved circle out of our body's. It was really fun. We had to make a square, triangle, and circle shape out of our body's. We had to do each shape on a different level height for example Joshua and I did out circle on the ground and did our triangle and square shape standing up. The hardest thing was moving from shape to shape. 

CARE Award - Confidence Badge - Dance - Fitness Session

For one of my Confidence badge task I had to do a fitness session with my class and I did. I did for dance. Joshua and I did a warm up for our class before dance. The google drawing above explains what we did. My favourite warm up move was the press ups because I am use to doing it.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Maths Problem 1

Today for maths I have created a google drawing on one of the equation our teacher Mrs Kirkpatrick gave us. I did equation one. I had to use my Division and Multiplication maths skills to solve the equation out. 

Eako Maths

Today for maths I went on Eako Maths and did my Multiplication and division facts. It was pretty easy. The screenshot above shows my result.

World of Maths

Yesterday LS2 and LS1 went to World of Maths where we had to solve problems. We met a man name Charles who was talking about what was going to happen. There were a lot of maths activity that looked different from doing normal maths in class. First we got into groups of 5. My people who were in my group was Mataio, Ma'ata, Zahra, Carlos, Florence, and me. Soon after getting into our group we were sent to an activity. My groups first activity was Greedy Blocks which was my favourite activity because there were a lot of challenging problems that we have solve. The maths skill our group had to use for this activity was our addition, subtraction, and multiplication skills. For our group to get all of the answers we worked as a team and worked colaboratively.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Tech - Design

Today at tech the design group were drawing 3D shapes. We traced all the shapes on a grid. The easiest shape to draw was the cube. We had to draw a 3 by 3 cube shape and color one side light , the other side dark, and the third side in between light and dark. This was called tone. We also learnt how to draw a 3D crating and a cuboid. It was hard to draw it, but I managed to get help from Mrs Ferguson. The hardest thing was trying to shade the cubes neatly without any scribbles.

Thursday, 11 May 2017


Today we had a session for dance with our teacher Mrs Anderson. First we warmed up by watching a video. It showed some warm up moves to do before exercise. We did moves like push ups, squats, and lunges. It is very important to exercise so it can strengthen your muscles and bring your heart rate up. It is important to warm up because if the next you warm up your body will be very soar. After warming up we had to get into partners and make our own warm up routine. We had to draw it on a piece of paper and write down how many we had to do. We also had to choose music so we can dance with it. Josh and I made our warm up routine and we presented it to Fraidoon and Mataio. They told us what we did good and what we can do next time. Soon it was there turn to present there warm up routine. Mataio and Fraidoon did a very awesome job.

Thank you to Mrs Anderson for making our dance awesome.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

New Zealand's Rubbish

This term for inquiry we are looking at how we can look after our planet by thinking about the ways we reduce, reuse, recycle at Panmure Bridge School. For this task we had to read two articles about New Zealand's rubbish. One thing I have learnt is that every year New Zealand throws away 3.6 millions tonnes of rubbish which is taken to landfills. I worked with Zahra and Mataio. We wrote down our own informed opinion about New Zealand's littering. 

Making Connections - Best Mates

Making Connections
L.I. Identify connections text to text, text to world and text to self

Text to text

Text to world
Text to self
Something I have read or watched that is like this is...
Something I know about that is like this is...
My reaction to this story is...
Freeman and I have read a story called best mates. It’s about a boy name Mana who had a best friend called Jackson. They loved to do everything together. One day Jackson told Mana that he was moving to Auckland. Mana was sad and wasn’t happy. Mana’s dad told him that he and his partner was going to have a baby which dad thinks he could be Mana’s best mate. Another book that we have read that is similar to Best Mates is Called Mossie. It’s similar because they both about friendship and being together.

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Something that happened that around world is that refugees move away from their country and they sometimes leave their family and friends and they miss them.

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Photo By Mstyla Chernov
(CC BY-SA 3.0)
Ofa - I like reading this book because it talks about friendship and it reminds me of leaving my cousin who went back to Tonga.

Freeman - I like this book because It reminds me when I was a little kids and playing rugby with my cousins all the time.
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Today I read a story called Best Mates. We had to do out Making Connections task. For text to text I wrote down another book that is similar to Best Mates which is called Mossie. For text to world I wrote down

Double and Halve - Strategy

A. 2000
B. 2500
C. 32

Answer - I think the strategy that I have used was quick to do because it was a little number, but if I was to use a bigger number for example 3,000,000 - it will be more difficult to solve and it would take a lot of time. 

Friday, 5 May 2017

Assembly Awards - Certificate & Badge

Today at Assembly I was awarded two awards. One certificate for maths and my attitude badge. Now I have my Attitude, Respect, and Excellence and Innovation badge. I need my Confidence badge to have all the badges. 

Tech - Design

Jewellery Design

Today the year 7 and 8 went to tech. My group is stall on design with Mrs Ferguson. Today we went on tinkacad and had to finish of our design for the person we are making our jewellery for. I am making my design for my teacher Mrs Anderson. After that we had to draw a oblong mixed with two or three different kinds of animals. I did a pig, cat, unicorn picture. It looked very hilarious and funny. After drawing our picture in pencil we had to trace it in pen. After tracing the picture in pen we had to rub out the pencil and only have the pen. Mrs Ferguson's oblong looked very awesome.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Current Events - Ivory ban in China

Today Fraidon and I finished off our Current Events task. Currently in China they have banned Ivory hunting because it's killing the animals and if they keep on doing this the animals like the Elephants and Rhinos will be extinct which is not good. For our task we had to read 5 articles about the Ivory ban in China and answer the 5 w's and h. We also had to write down our opponion if Ivory hunting should be banned in China. As you can see there is a photo of a ivory that had came from a elephant.

Reduce - Reuse - Recycle

For Inquiry this term we are focusing on Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. We had to write down the meaning of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. I learnt that Reduce means to have something become smaller like numbers, size and amount. In Auckland we are being asked to conserve water which also means Reduce water. We have to use a little amount of water. In this DLO I have included pictures and have also attributed it so I have permission to use the photo. 

Making Connection - Sons of Ma'afu

Making Connections

L.I. Identify connections text to text, text to world and text to self

Text to text

Text to world
Text to self
Something I have read or watched that is like this is...
Something I know about that is like this is
This is like something else I have done...
I have read a book called the sons of Ma’afu. I have read another book that is similar which is called The Seven Stars of Matariki. These two books were set in the past and is traditional. They are similar because they both included starts in it.

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Photo By Ron Mader (CC BY-SA 2.0)
3 facts about the Southern Cross
  1. Did you know that the Southern Cross is also name for the Eureka flag.
  2. Are you aware that the Southern Cross is the smallest of 88 groups of stars, but it is one of the most famous constellations.
  3. The four major stars of the Southern Cross constellations are the Acrux which is at the bottom, Becrux which is at left, Gacrux which is at the top, and the Delta Crucis which is at the right.

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Something bad I have done is the one my brother I were playing rugby and I accidently kicked the ball the wrong way and it hit the window. The whole window was cracked and my brother and I were in serious trouble.Image result for window crack
Photo By Tobias “ToMar” Maier (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Today for Reading we read a book called Sons of Ma'afu. It was about a Tongan chief name Ma'afu who had two boys name Ma'futoka and Ma'afulele. These two boys were getting into a lot of trouble and the people weren't happy of them so they were punished. Both of the boys were sent to Atavahea to get water. While they were getting the water a huge duck leaped from the water and attacked. It destroyed them with its wings, but the two boys were to strong and they handled the huge duck. The next day they were sent to Muihatafa get water again. While getting their water a huge trigger fish (stronger than the huge duck) came attacking Ma'afutoka and Ma'afulele, but the boys fought hard and attacked the huge trigger fish. They got there water and went back to the village. For our reading task we had to do making connections. For text to text we had to get another book that we have read that is similar to the Sons of Ma'afu. I got the Seven Stars of Matariki because in the Sons of Ma'afu book it included starts. For text to world we had to write down five facts about the Southern Cross and for text to self we had to right down the things we have done bad like Ma'afutoka and Ma'afulele. Link to listen to story


L.I To strength connections to accurate punctuation through paired writing.

Today Lyric and I finished off our Personification task for writing. We had to Describe each day of the week as if it was a problem for example Monday is a really boring day since it is the first of school. So I would describe it like "Hi my name is Monday. "I am usually boring and tired". "People hate me for being the first day of school"..Lyric and I worked collaboratively together to finish this piece of work. We have included emoji photos of the feelings of the day. We had to make sure we had full stops and capital letters for out sentences so they make sense.