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Friday, 17 November 2017

Police Visit


Today Police came to our school to show us, how can they help on our community. They also show us a helicopter it is very cool, I really like it. The helicopter landed on our school ground. They also teach us some parts of the helicopter. The K9 units also came to show us some tricks. The dog name is Kahu and he is so fast and so strong . He is the best of smelling and tracking peoples. The dog breed is a German Shepherd.  The fun part is when the helicopter take off and some of are hats got blow away. 

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Dental Health


This week in LS2 our focus has been showing people in our community why it is important to brush your teeth. We learnt what could happen if we didn't brush our teeth and what to do. Before creating DLOs we looked at disgusting photos of bad teeth. The photos really convinced Carl and I to brush our teeth more. Carl and I have created a presentation on why people should brush their teeth. During making this animation Carl and I learnt some new words like: decay, cavity, tartar and plaque. We learnt that decay means when your teeth becomes rotten and it starts to disappear for example sugar makes your teeth decay

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Vocabulary - Deep Ark 6 - Chapter 2

Today Zane and I were working on  our Vocabulary. Firstly we had to read a story. Then we had to find words we didn't understand. For Zane and I we didn't know what Fluorescent, Glistening and Jostling meant. 

Vocabulary - Deep Ark 6 - Chapter 1


Today Zane and I were working on  our Vocabulary. Firstly we had to read a story. Then we had to find words we didn't understand. For Zane and I we didn't know what Archnology, Herpetologist and Sprawling meant. 

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

How Children Learn At School?

At school we learn many different and new things. Children take risks and ask a lot of questions about their learning.

Children always learn from and with each other. When they make a mistake they now know what not to do the next time. While growing up children develop new skills.


Children are always want to learn more. Children will always be encouraged  by their relatives to chase their dreams and learn more. Every child has a role model. A role model is someone you look up to or someone you want to be like.For example your mum or dad. 

Children improve their skills and will try anything to make them better. Children will encourage each other and make each other better by challenging each other and practicing with each other. 

Children will use their learning and use it in their everyday lives like when you are buying something and the person gives you the wrong change you can  use your maths to prove him wrong.

This week for writing we have been practicing how to write an explanation about how children learn at school. Before writing we planned our explanation so we knew what to write in our text. Nickaela and I were partners. We both worked collaboratively together to finish our work. We learnt that in an Explanation there has to be a Title, an Introduction that could have a hook like a rhetorical question, Paragraph 1 2 3 and the Conclusion. The writing above shows you the explanation we wrote. 

Screencastify - Fraction


The past previous weeks LS2 has been learning how to plan a screen cast and also how to record our learning on screencastify. The link in my planning template links to my DLO. On Friday Mrs Grant taught LS2 how to download screencastify, how to log in, and how to record our learning. The video above shows what we recorded.


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Rugby Union Inter School

Today was the inter-school rugby. The girls who joined the inter school were entered to play tag. Everyone was very excited. When we got to the Mt Wellington War Memorial park we practiced our scrums and also how to be in the ruck. Our first game was against Glen Taylor. We played hard and learnt how to protect the ball in our own half but unfortunately we lost. Our second games was against Glen brae. We did awesome runs and tackle but unfortunately we lost 10-17 points. Our third game was against Glenn Innes. We did some very good defense and line outs but unfortunately we lost 10-12. Our last game was against Tamaki Primary. They were a tough team. We stall tried best but unfortunately we lost. We lost our games but we had fun at the end. Thank you to Mrs Caroline, Mr O and Mrs Ally.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Elections - Kahoot

For our last election task we had to create a Kahoot quiz with at least 10 question based on the elections. Thank you to Fraidons group for sharing their Kahoot with LS2. One of the questions we had to answer was who was the leader for the Labour party. I think learning about elections is fun and very interesting.

Critical Analysis - Goody Goody Gum Drops

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This week and last week LS2 has been focusing on Food Advertising. We learnt what the spokesperson is on food items for example on Coco Pops there is a monkey mascot and on Frosties there is a Tiger mascot. We have also learnt the slogans of some food advertising. For example the slogan for Mc Donald's is I'm lov'n it. Today I have finished my critical analysis. I have based my critical analysis on Goody Goody Gum Drops. I have labeled all the visual and attractive details from the ice cream so that people could buy it. 

Term 3 Production

Panmure Bridge School is 60 years old and by celebrating this event we are dancing through the decades. Each classroom is given a song each with a specific year. In LS2 we had the 70's and 80's songs which are 'Stay'n Alive' by the Bee Gees, 'I See Red' by Split Enz and 'Footloose' by Kenny Loggins. I think dancing to old day songs is amazing because the clothes we wear and the moves we dance to. LS2 has put an effort into this dancing. Yesterday the whole school performed their dances to their families and friends. Today we will be presenting again and will put a lot of effort into it. Thank you to Zoe for all her hard work teaching us the dances.


The Princess Bride Character Introductions


In LS2 we have been doing a film study about the movie The Princess Bride. Once we watched the movie, I made a DLO about the character introductions that happen in the film. The character introductions are about the main characters who are Buttercup, Westley, Inigo, Fezzik, Vizzini and Prince Humperdink.

Kiwi Can

Today LS2 went to Kiwi Can. During Kiwi Can we played three games which was Hand Soccer, 10 down and Objects. In Hand Soccer we were first splited into two groups. We each given numbers from 1 to 13. Mr Malo had to call out two numbers and those two numbers had to try and get a goal between the two cones with their hands. It was a very challenging games because we had to use our hand to get the goal. My favourite game was Objects because it was a very creative game. In this game we were splited into four teams. Mr Malo and Mrs Latoia had to put an object in the middle and each group had to figure out anything to do with that object for example one of the objects was a hula hoop. What my group did with it was pretending it was a basketball hoop. I think LS2 could play this game again.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Election Results


This week we have been learning about the elections. Ofa, Tiava, Zane and I had created a google slides about a coalition. A coalition is when a small party joins a bigger party to form an alliance and work together to get more sets. For example Labour and Green party have come together to form alliance to help each other. Currently we do not have a prime minister because neither party has enough sets to say they win so it all depends on Winston Peters. If Winston Peters goes for National or Labour the team will win.

Cross Country

All week my classroom and I have been preparing for cross country. Cross country is a running sport where people run a course that has been set for them. While training I learned to paste myself and always stretch before racing so it prevents you from injury. Stretching helps you to loosen your muscle and help increase blood flow. On Wednesday we had our cross country at Dunkirk. We ran in order of our year group. There were the boys year group and the girls year group. I'm a year seven girl so had to run five laps around the course. While running I always remembered to paste myself. Although I was tired I still kept running until I reached the finish line. In the race I placed 1st in my group. I was very proud of myself.

Politacil Party Leaders

The group that I was working with were researching about the political party leaders. We found out about Jacinda Ardern, James  Shaw, Winston Peters, Marama Fox, David Seymour and Bill English. I found this  task very interesting because there was some information I didn't know about the political party leaders.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Demoracy Flow Chart

Democracy is used in a lot of countries like Australia, England and New Zealand. Democracy derives from the Greek Language. Before the English language changed to democracy the french wrote it was démocratie In New Zealand we have the queen on top with the governor-general as her representati

Helen Clark

Helen Clark was one of the former Prime Ministers of New Zealand. She is now a valuable member of the United Nations. She has made New Zealand well recognised and have done great things in her time in parliament like introducing the superannuation fund. She is a very influential women and is respected by a lot of people

Goverment Party Jigsaw

The election is near and in every intermediate in New Zealand we are learning about the elections. Apart of our learning we have done an activity called a Government Party Jigsaw. In the jigsaw there is all the leaders of the political parties and what electorate they are in. The two main parties are Labour and National.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Ebook Day



Read an eBook day is a celebration of how we storyread in the modern era and how we can read anywhere at anytime. Read an eBook day is celebrated on the 18th of September. In LS2 we have been reading eBooks  through the Tamaki College Over drive. The Tamaki Overdrive is an online library with books from different genre. I am currently reading a book called ' Detective Hamilton Cleek Mysteries. If you would like to know more about ebook day click the link.

#EBOOKLOVE

Friday, 8 September 2017

Technology - Food Tech

Today we had food tech. We made Quiche. In the Quiche there was bacon, spaghetti. On the top we put egg on the top. First we got all of our supplies to make the Quiche. Then we got the pastry and a cup to make perfect circle. With the left over pastry we used a roller to spread the pastry and make more. We had to have twelve pastry's to fill up the trays. It was very fun and delicious.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Kiwi Can

Today we had kiwi Can. This week our subject for Kiwi Can is taking risks. Taking Risks is basically being nervous for example: rock climbing is can be risky if you think that the harness is not tight enough when you started. Mr Malu and Miss Latoia gave us an activity. It was bip, bop, bounce, the rules are when Mr Malu says Bip, bop, bounce you had to say bang before they finished saying bip, bop, bounce.
After that we played a game called hand soccer, we had to use our hand instead of using our feet and pass the ball to each other before scoring a goal. This was working together as a team, we had lots of fun.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

How To Stand Up To A Bully

ANIMATION

Animation

Bullying is not okay. When you see someone getting bullied stand up and speak out. Today my friends Tiava, San Kyaw, Josh, Lyric and I created a animation to send a message about bullying. When you see someone getting bullied don't just stand there. If you're getting bullied stand up for yourself. Don't look down on someone unless you're going to pick them up.


Sentence Sackdown

For writing this week we have been learning about two word sentences. In a two word sentence there is a subject and a verb. We written some two word sentences on the board and then we had to choose three of them to make them into compound and complex sentences.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Read Theory

This morning I have been practicing my reading skills on Read Theory. Read Theory helps me with my vocabulary and grows my knowledge of reading. Read Theory is really good if you want to practice your comprehend skills. In Read Theory there is a lot text types and levels if you are a low level your text is short and easy. But when you are a higher level your text is long and hard.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Complete the Contractions

Contraction writing is a shortened form of a word or a group of words. You make these words using an apostrophe. This task for writing was to turn two words into a contraction. I found it easy to make them because I know what contractions are.

Reciprocal Reading Evaluation

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In Reading today we have had a session with one of the reciprocal reading experts, and his name is Fraidoon. On our DLO we have the words people in our group can't define, things we need to work on and things we did with success. To do Reciprocal Reading we need to collaborate and take risks to be the leader. I had fun doing this and it was great to work with people who engaged in the learning as much as I did.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Careers: Aeroplane Pilot

This week we are focusing on Careers. We are searching about what we wanna be in the future. Last week we had to write the difference between Careers and Jobs. Careers is something you wanna be for the rest of your life and a job is when you do something to earn money to pay your bills. For example my Career is to be a pilot. I want to work in a supermarket to earn money to pay my uniform for being a pilot. Working in a supermarket is a job because it's not something I would want to work for during my whole life. This week we are choosing our career and writing about the job. The DLO above shows you some information about being a Aeroplane Pilot. 

Kate Sheppard Sketch note

For this task we had to create a sketch note. We had questions that we had to answer. The learning conversation that I had with my group helped me complete this because I was stuck on a question and talking to my group helped me get ideas. 

Flexatangle

This week is maths week. In LS2 we have been making Flextangle and Hexaflexagon. My favourite part of making our Flextangle was colouring it. After colouring it we had to fold it and scoring the lines that was shown. After that we had to make into a Flextngle. The picture above shows you the Flextangle I have made. I think next time I could fold and score my lines more carefully.




Thursday, 10 August 2017

Galloping Greyhounds

For this task we had to make a DLO about a question that we solved for maths. Sylis, Ofa and I completed this task. The task was about greyhounds and money. We had to solve how much money would a trainer make if there greyhound came first, second and third. We had clues from the photo and that helped us a lot.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Kate Sheppard

For this task we had questions that we had to answer. I worked with Tiava, Sylis and Jeremiah to complete this DLO. It is about Kate Sheppard and the suffrage movement. We had to do a lot of talking to get this done because everyone had to know what they were doing. Talking helped us get this finished because we had to talk to see if it makes sense. 

T3 Production Practise

Today we had dance. We split of into our 3 groups and practiced the dance we learnt with Zoe. Our class is doing 70's to 80's music. The songs were I See Red, Staying Alive and the Footloose song.  We were doing rewindable learning.  Rewindable learning is when you can go back to your learning and go over the moves again.  I learnt that the music in the olden music is not that bad. 

Idiom

For writing today our focus was idioms . Idiom are a group of words that have the same meaning but one is exaggerated. I have made a DLO with an example of idiom and images to back up the sentence. I have learnt that idiom is another way of saying something but using exaggeration. 

Monday, 7 August 2017

The Suffrage Movement


For this task we worked collaboratively to write a 25 word summary about what the suffrage movement was. We watched a video explaining the suffrage movement. I was working with Jeremiah, Sylis and Tiava. One thing that I found interesting was that people risked their lives so that women can vote. We all contributed to this by talking to each other to decide if what we had written made sense, and if the information we had found answered our question.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Winter Learning Journey

Today at assembly we had a special guest. Her name was Rachel she is from Auckland University. Rachel set up a Winter Learning Journey for schools around Auckland. Rachel gave out certificates for all the people who participated. After that she had 6 prizes for 1,2 and 3. There was 6 prizes because two people won third which was Ofa and Eric, in second  we had to more prizes which was for Alex and AJ, and there was two winners for first place which was Daniel and Oh Shen. Rachel also acknowledge the top girl blogger which was Nazella. In the prizes they won they had lollies, rugby balls, fidget spinner and some other cool stuff. I want to thank Rachel for coming to our school and giving prizes out for our school.




Technology - Digital Tech

Today at Digital Tech we started our animated story on scratch about healthy living. The first thing we did was a kahoot. To me the quiz was easy because it was just about what we learnt. After that I created my animated story is about picking up rubbish and keeping our environment clean.


Wednesday, 2 August 2017

It Pays To Win

For this task we had to solve some problems. I worked with Ofa and Sylis. We had to use our times tables knowledge to work out the answers. This task was a bit hard because we had to multiply big numbers.

Hyperbole's

Our writing focus today was hyperbole's. If you don't know what that is it is extreme exaggeration used in a sentence. I have illustrated one of my hyperbole's which was "I  was so hungry I could the whole entire earth" I think this was a bit easy because it wasn't hard making the hyperbole but it kind of was hard when you had to add it in your story because it had to fit in with the setting of the story.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Strategy Practice

L.I: I am Learning to find the answer to division problems by changing them to similar problems that have the same answer.
Today Fraidoon and I have just started a new strategy for our strategy practise. We managed to get 5 practice equations. I think this strategy will help me in the future. 

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Why Is It So Important To Keep Oral Storytelling Alive?

It is important that we remember to pass down the  storytelling of Maori people and keeping it alive because it can keep the Maori language alive. 


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

How Maui Slowed The Sun

For this terms reading our focus is myths and legends. For today's task Sylis and I created a comic strip using StoryBoard That. We had read a story about How Maui Slowed The Sun. After reading the story I had made a comic strip that summarizes one of the scenes in the book. I chose the scene when Maui and his brothers are catching the sun. 

Ordering Fractions

For maths today we were doing an ordering fractions activity. There was only 3 questions so it was really easy. 

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.

Dance


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.

Orienteering

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

Cybersmart: 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.

Lohri

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


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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

Dance

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

Dance

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.