Friday, 7 July 2017

Digi Tech - Problems, Solutions and Timeframes

Needs and Opportunities - Problems and Solutions (Brainstorm)
For our needs and opportunities task we had to talk about the healthy living in the Tamaki community
Key Stages And Timeframes (Plan Of Action)
Our Key Stages and Time stages task shows you the activity we are going to do and finish and how long it takes to do it.
Link To Spread Sheet

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Agree To Disagree

Today some people were chosen to show Ms Apelu (Visitor) how we work in LS2. We were discussing about plastic. Mia, Oh Sen, Zane and Nazella and myself all had to agree to disagree. We had three sections. The first section says important ideas, the next said 4 very important ideas and the last said 3 vital ideas. We all agreed that this was were it should go.


People Power

Today for maths we had solve out a maths problem that had percentages in it. Ofa and I were struggling at first but when Mrs Kirkpatrick showed us how to use a very amazing strategie that our group all used. This strategie included multiplication and division skills. I learnt that in Asia there a 3,672 people living there. This country has the most population out of all the countries I have been doing percentages about.


Today we had our Orienteering Inter schools for the year 5,6,7,8. This event was held at Pt England school. Panmure Bridge School did a very good job with following the map correctly. We had all shown our hard work we do at orienteering practice at school. Before the event we learnt how to face the map. This really helped us because it was easy to know where we were going. The challenging thing for all of us was the mud and puddles. Thank you to Mrs Kirkpatrick, Mrs Latoya, Mrs Spooner, for transport and to Mrs Kirkpatrick for looking after us. 

Tamaki Wrap

On Tuesday a group of Ladies from Glen Ines came to our school to talk about soft plastic recycling It. It was really cool we had to cut rubbish that they have collected like chippie packets and and left over lollies wrappers. In thie first station it said 1 week of New Zealand rubbish can fill up a whole rugby stadium like Eden Park. The next station we were cutting pieces of rubbish to fill up the turtle. The next station we had to cut fabric to design things that are good like a metal pen that you can use forever you just need to refill the ink when it runs out instead of a plastic pen that when the ink runs out you would throw it in the rubbish. The last station was what we wanted our environment to look like in the future and now.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Email Etiquette

Today for cyber smart we were learning the tips of how to write a etiquette email. First we watched a video explaining what could happen if we post bad things online. After we had to make a DLO with tips of how to make a etiquette email. I have learnt that if you need to get straight to the point of writing your email you need to, use short paragraphs or bullets to stay organised.  

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Animation- Winter and Summer Solstice

This is my animation that I have made with Sylis and Tiava. In this animation we had to explain what the summer and winter solstice is and how the seasons work. A new thing that I learnt while making this was that the summer solstice is the longest day in the year and the winter solstice is the shortest day in a year.

Legend Of The Seven Stars

For the Matariki Study Lyric and I have completed our second challenge which was the learning about the legends of the seven stars. First we had to watch a video about the legends of the seven stars and then answer question that we were given. Lyric and I learnt a lot of new things. We learnt the names of the seven stars and we also learnt who they had visit in the video. The photo in our DLO is Papa-Tu-A-Nuku the grandmother of the seven stars. The information below of the DLO shows you the reference of the video so you know where we got our information from.


For this task I had to find out about different ways people celebrate winter solstice. I worked with Sylis and Tiava to make a DLO of a celebration we found interesting. We choose India. Did you know that India lights fires signaling the end of winter solstice?

P.B.S Blackout Day

Today it was the P.B.S blackout day. We had to dress in black if you were supporting the All Black and Red if you were supporting the Lions. We had  an assembly singing Tu Tera Mina Iwi. We also watched a video about the Lions tour this year and we said in our loudest voices GO  ALL BLACKS! After that the boys from our school Kapa Haka group did the All Blacks haka while my class was holding up the All Blacks names and Jersey number. Next we went outside and created All Blacks with our whole school while Mr Wong flew a drone above recording what we created. Next our whole school made a circle around the court passing the rugby ball saying All Blacks but I was saying Lions. Next our class took a photo with the new Panmure Bridge logo.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Learning In Digi Tech So Far

In Moana hour of Code we had to complete 20 levels of coding it was really fun and funny at the end when we made the enemy's do a Haka using commands like jump and shake.
On scratch we were learning more about coding. It was really fun getting backdrops and broadcasting.
For this activity we wrote down some examples of the healthy living in the Tamaki Community. One of the examples was the food. 

Thursday, 22 June 2017


Today we had dance. It was really fun because we got to film what we had so far with our dance. We had a lot of moves. My favourite move was the staircase. It was really funny because I accidentally hit my arm on the hand sanitize.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Time for items to biodegrade

This graph shows how long it take for items to biodegrade. Plastic bags and styrofoam cups take the longest to biodegrade, while leather shoes and nylon fabric take the shortest amount of time to biodegrade.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Soft Plastics Recycling

Today Mrs. Caroline had a talk to our class about soft plastics recycling. We learnt about the crunch test. The crunch test is when you crunch something into a ball. If you make a ball it is soft plastic and if it doesn't make a ball it is not soft plastic. We also learnt that New Zealanders throw away 1.6 billion plastic bags are thrown away each year which means New Zealanders throw away 4.6 million plastic bags away every day.

Thursday, 15 June 2017


Today for music we were continuing on making our dance moves. Ofa, Fraidon, Josh S and I we working together to make our dance moves. We also had to chose a song that our group was going to do with our dance moves. We also had to choose a music. The music we choose had to suit our dance moves. So if we are doing our moves our music can't be a ballerina song because it doesn't suit. The music had to be at the same speed and beat as our music. My favourite move we did was our staircase move.

Worm Farms

For inquiry we changed teachers so we were working with Mrs Kirkpatrick. It was fun We read 3 articles about France, New York/ San Francisco, and Sydney. I was really amazed how France  banned supermarkets to donate all there left over food to charity's. In the article we read about France it says supermarkets cannot make food rot on purpose. We were writing words on the board that were the most interesting and then we had to pick one to do a DLO about. 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Shopping Spree

For this maths problem Miki,Shannon and I had to use Highest Common Factor or H.C.F to work out the question and then the problems were division problems. Which made it relatively easy to work them out but not only did we have to find out the price but also how much of a difference it is between the original price so it was also a subtraction problem.

Summary: Mataio

We had a learning conversation about a book we read. Our group had to write a summary about the facts. To do this we had to negotiate the 20 most important words Then we chose the 6 most important words. After that we used those 6 words in sentences to summaries the information.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017


For reading we had to find the positive and negative outcomes of recycling. We were split into two groups boys and girls. We had to form our own point of view. We read two articles about recycling. One of the articles was telling you the good things about recycling and the bad things. My opinion was recycling is good because we are not throwing the rubbish we recycled into landfills which is not good for our evviorment.

Thursday, 8 June 2017


Today for music we were continuing on making our dance moves. Ofa, Fraidon, Josh S and I we working together to make our dance moves. We also had to chose a song that our group was going to do with our dance moves. We also had to choose a music. The music we choose had to suit our dance moves. So if we are doing our moves our music can't be a ballerina song because it doesn't suit. The music had to be at the same speed and beat as our music. My favourite move we did was our staircase move.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Haiku Poetry

This week we are learning how to write a haiku poetry. First we watched a video of how Maui brought fire the world. After watching video we had to make a DLO and retell the video making a haiku poetry. We had to write three sentences of what happened in the video. For the first line there had to be 5 syllables, the second sentence had to be 7 syllables, and for the last sentence we had to write 5 syllables. For example destroying is 3 syllables because de, story, ing. I learnt that the Haiku Poetry comes from Japan.

Thursday, 1 June 2017


This week it is Samoan language week. We had two choices it was either Kilikiti (Cricket in Samoa) or Tatau ( A Tattoo from Samoa). I chose Kilikiti. Kilikiti was a game introduced from missionaries. In Kilikiti it has the same rules as Cricket but you can have 10 to 20 people in a team. The Samoan people say it is more than a sport it is like a celebration.

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. Ofa 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).

Friday, 26 May 2017

Tech- Digi Tech

Today at Tech my group are doing Digi Tech. Our teacher for Digi Tech is Ms Anderson. We were developing skills so we can make a game on scratch at the end of the term. After That we made our own site. We were playing a game called Moana we had to get away from the Kakamura and join moves like move forwards, turn right and turn left. Tech Today was amazing.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

A Tour Like No Other

Today for reading we read a book called a Tour Like No Other. It was a very interesting book. it was talking about when  the All Blacks played South Africa. There was a problem because the South African didn't allow the Maori's to play so there was a lot of protesting. There were two protesters that stole a plane and  doped flour bombs and flares and did you know one of the flour bombs doped on a player. But after that they were  jailed for months.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Maths Problem

Today for maths problem to solve. When we solved all the problems we had to pick one of the questions and write how you got the answer for each person.  In this activity we used a lot of multiplication and division. It was very hard to explain how I got the answer but I got there in the end.  


Today we did dance it was really fun we learn free flow moves and bound flow moves. In this activity we had to create shapes like twisted shapes, Straight shapes, curve shapes, angular shapes, level's, freeze and travel. It was very fun we had to dance to a song by Jean- Michel Jarre. We had to get into partners we had to create shapes like square, circle and triangle.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

World of Maths

Yesterday we went to World of Maths. We met a man name Charles who talked us through all the activities that I couldn't to do. We got into small groups of five, four or three. My favourite activity was the Greedy Blocks. It was my favourite activy because it was very challenging. We had to use add, subtract and division. My group had to work together to get all 5 answers. It was very hard but we got there in the end.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

'Est' Word Cline

Today for reading my group did the chunky challenge the chunk was Est. It was very fun we had to write words we already knew and words we didn't before we looked them up. When we finished that we had to create a simple, Compound and Complex sentences using one of the words we learnt or already new. After that we made a google draw to create a word Cline. We had to write the words we learnt and already new on the word Cline.

Writing- Similes

Today for writing my group was learning about similes. Similes are used to compare words using like or as. First we had to match up a bunch of different similes and then we had to choose one to illustrate. This is the similes that I choose to illustrate: as good as gold.

Friday, 12 May 2017


Today we went Tech. It  was fun we were drawing 3d shapes like a cube, a cuboid and crating. We had 2 pieces of paper I learnt a new word isometric. Isometric means having equal dimensions. It was very challenging to colour in properly or count properly. We also learnt about tones we found out that tone is like colour or music. We made a 3 by 3 cube. In the front we had to colour dark and has hard as you can on the top you had to colour as light as you can and on the sides we had to colour not that hard and not to soft.

Thursday, 11 May 2017


Today we had a session for dance. We had to get in partners I was working with Fraidoon. It was very fun we watched a video on how to warm up and stretch. Our task was make our own warm up routine. A warm up helps you get your muscles warm. Fraidoon and I wrote 7 stretches like star jumps and squats. Fraidoon and I made up one called the derpy it was a dab then a burpie. I really liked dance because we got to work in partners and write our own routine and Mrs Anderson made dance very fun.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

New Zealand's Rubbish

 For inquiry this term we are looking at how we can look after our planet by thinking about the ways we can reduce, reuse and recycle at Panmure Bridge School. For this task we had to research on New Zealand's rubbish. I found that New Zealand is really messy. We are throwing away one thousand bus loads of rubbish a day. I think we need to step up our game.

Double and Halve

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. 

Chunky Challenge- Ight

Today for reading my group did the chunky challenge the chunk was Ight. It was very fun we had to write words we already knew and words we didn't before we looked them up. After that we went on Word Cloud and wrote all the words we learnt and already knew into a world cloud.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Making Connections

Today I have been practising making connections. The connections we have to a text will help us understand the information. There are three types of connections, text to text, text to self and text to world. 

Friday, 5 May 2017


Today we went to Tech. We were finishing of our design for the people we are making the jewellery for. After that we had to draw a oblong and your favourite animal. I drawed a Dog, Dragon and a Unicorn animal. Then we had to trace our picture on a smaller paper. It was really fun I can't wait until we get our design's 3D printed.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

For Inquiry our topic this terms Reduce Reuse Recycle. We are explaining what Reduce, Reuse and Recycle means. 

Current Events- Ivory ban in China

Today Zane and I did Current Events. We did current events on Ivory ban in China. We read 5 articles and answered the 5 W's and How then we had to write 2 opinions like Yes and No then say our own Opinion. I said that I feel sorry because 30,000 Elephants are dying per year.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Chunky Challenge

Today for reading my group did the chunky challenge the chunk was ake. It was very fun we had to write words we already knew and words we didn't before we looked them up. After that we went on Word Cloud and wrote all the words we learnt and already knew into a world cloud.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Music-Frederick Chopin

Today I created a google presentation about Frederick Chopin.  I am showing interesting facts and all about Frederick Chopin.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Duffy Assembly

Today we had a Duffy assembly. We had 5 special guests who sang a song for us in Opera. It sounded really amazing and was very loud. We made a video of our school making a beat and being happy. Mainfreight were also there I would like to thank them for giving us the duffy books.  

Monday, 3 April 2017

Flipsnack- Personal diary

Today I created a Flipsnack. I learnt how to use flip snack and got a bit of help from my friends. We had to create a google presentation and write what we wrote in our diaries while we were at camp. Flipsnack is  also easy to use.

Kokako Lodge Brochure

Today I had to make a Brochure about camp. Itb was really fun. I learnt about the layout of a Brochure. I am talking about the Kokako Lodge and all the activities we did. I am also talking about my favourite activities.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Design Tech

Today at Tech we had to make an eye and a cartoon character it was very challenging. I hope we can do the same thing again next week but harder.


 Today at Tech we had to create an eye in Tinkercad. It is a fun app to use. We just had to use cylinders it was very easy for me I had to go help a lot people. We had to rotate 1 of the cylinders 180 degrees. We had to group a lot of cylinders. It was very fun to use.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Camp Collage

Today we mad a collage on our activities we did at camp. The activities we did was archery, chariot racing, high ropes, adventure base learning and orienteering. It was very fun at camp.  At camp we learnt a lot of things like how to tie a figure eight knot, a reef knot and a bowline. While at camp we filmed the Rat Lin Bog song it was very fun.

Kokako Bird

Today we had to make a Infographic about the North Island Kokako. When we were reading about the North Island Kokako the information was very interesting. Did you know there are two types of the Kokako bird there is the North Island kokako which is the one we researched about and the South Island Kokako. North Island Kokako cannot fly they just use their wings to keep balance and they use their powerful legs to jump away from stoats, possums, and ship rfats.