Saturday, 23 December 2017

Week 2 - Day 2 - Activity 2

Today I did the second activity of the second day of the second week, for it I had to rate a picture out of five with an explanation as to why I chose to rate it that way.

I'd rate it 3/5 stars because it doesn't look that interesting but it still might have a backstory because it's supposed to be a self portrait.

Week 2 - Day 2 - Activity 1

Today I did the first activity for the second day of the second week, for it I had to watch a movie trailer for a film called Gold Rush which was a silent film that had absolutely no talking and also say whether or not I would enjoy watching the whole movie.

I would watch the movie because it looks like it'd be funny even though it won't have any sound, I'd also watch it because I do not know what the movies were like back then.
Link To Trailer.

Friday, 22 December 2017

Week 2 - Day 1 - Bonus Activity

In this activity I had to read a poem about Flanders field then say if you liked it or not.

I really liked this poem because it had a lot of rhyming words and the poem. When I read I was pleased because it said how the brave and disciplined people were fighting for our country and gave their lives for our country. 

Week 2 - Day 1 - Activity 2

In this activity I had to voice my opinion on whether or not I thought that it was fair that women weren't allowed to vote in Saudi Arabia until 2015.

Personally I thought this was an unfair decision because I think women should've been able to vote in Saudi Arabia. They should have the vote because they are human beings like us and the only difference between them is that they are boys and they are girls. The ruler probably only changed it because of all the women protesting around the world or other countries are allowing them to vote.

Week 2 - Day 1 - Activity 1

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Photo by city of Perth CC by Public Domain

In this activity I had to find a cathedral that's in New Zealand, Write down when it was built, How long it took to build, the name of the cathedral, where it was built and I also had to add in a picture of it.

The Saint Mary Cathedral Church is located at the peak of a hill in East Perth, at the center of Victoria Square in Western Australia. The Saint Mary Cathedral Church took 70 years to make and was opened in the early 2000's. 

Week 1 - Day 5 - Bonus Activity

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Photo by Photo News CC by Public Domain
 For this activity I had to pretend to interview a man called Bill Kini who won a gold medal in the 1966 commonwealth games by writing four questions.

1. How old were you when you started boxing?
2. How does it feel to be a gold medalist?
3. When did you start training?
4. Who coached you?

Week 1 - Day 5 - Activity 2

For this activity I had to read about a village and then say three things that are interesting about it.

1: You can go sailing
2: You can bungy jump
3: You can see the beautiful views
Link to village site.

Week 1 - Day 5 - Activity 1

 For this activity I had to translate some phrases from Maori to English and for others English to Maori.

Nau mai ki Aotearoa.
Welcome to New Zealand

____ is my name.
Ko toku ingoa

What is your name?
He aha to ingoa?

He pai taku ki te takaro i te whutupaoro.
I like to play rugby.

Where do you come from?
No hea koe?

Week 1 - Day 4 - Bonus Activity

Today I did the bonus activity for day 4 of the summer learning journey, for it I had to rate three videos of kapa haka from 1 to 3.

1. Number one because they were all singing and had good costumes. Video Link
2. Number two because they used musical instruments. Video Link
3. Number three because the men didn't do much aside from singing. Video Link

Week 1 - Day 4 - Activity 2

Today I did the second activity for day four of the summer learning journey, for it I had to read about some Maori games and then choose one of them. After that I had to say what the name of it was, the goal of the game and then two of its rules.

I chose Ki O Rahi because I have played this game at school.
Goal: Score points by getting the ball or whatever object is used for the game, team with the most points in the end is the winner.
1: If you're in the inside circle you have to use the bridge to get out.
2: You have to hit the barrel in the middle of the circles to get points after you go around tapping the sticks sticking out of the ground.

Week 1 - Day 4 - Activity 1

In this activity we had to listen to Waiatas. A waiata is the name given to a traditional Māori song. After we have listen to a whole bunch of waiatas you have to pick your favourite one then say what you like about it.

My favourite waiata is called Rona. I liked this waiata because during Maori at school, we sing it and our school Kapa Haka sang during our school production and at other outside events. I also like this waiata because it is about a book named Rona And The Moon I also liked this song because it was very catchy and there is a dance to it that many schools learn.

Week 1 - Day 3 - Bonus Activity

n this activity I had choose three people from my family. I asked them their two favorite things to do in the summer. I choose to ask my mother, older sister and my dad.


Be active
Watch Stranger Things

Play touch
Watch Movies

Week 1 - Day 3 - Activity 2

In this activity I did a pepeha. A pepeha is used to talk about your family or ancestory. I used it to talk about my family. In this pepeha I put: Where I come from, who my parent are, my name, the mountain I affiliate with and the river that I affiliate with.

Ko Poneke Maunga te maunga - The mountain that I affiliate to is Mount Wellington
Ko Tamaki River te awa - The river that I affiliate to is Tamaki River
Ko ahau mai i samoa - I am from Samoa
Ko oku mātua he haurangi me te mata - My parents are Janice and Sio
Ko toku ingoa he mataio - My name is Mataio

Week 1 - Day 3 - Activity 1

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Photo by Clip art Library CC by Public Domain
In this activity I talk about having nine siblings. I explain how I would feel and if I would want to be in such be family. In my opinion I would love to be in such a big family because of the love and the support I would get. Always having someone by your side between the happy and rough times would be great. Although there would be a lot of fighting and arguing but we would always find our ways around those problems and become sisters and brothers again. I also think it would be a struggle because a car cannot fit that much people in it.

Week 1 - Day 2 - Bonus Activity

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Photo by The Healthy CC by Public Domain 
In this activity I have provided a photo of my favourite food to eat which is nachos.

My favourite food is nachos because of all the ingredients used, the color and especially how it tastes. I love tacos because you can make them in so many different styles like when my mum makes tacos she buy chili beans. I also love nachos because of the salsa and the guacamole to me it adds a lot more flavour and it goes really well with nachos. 

Week 1 - Day 2 - Activity 2

In this activity I used google draw to create a picture of my dream job. My dream job is to become a pilot. An pilots job is to fly people from one destination to another destination. I want to do this job because I like being in the air and traveling.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Week 1 - Day 2 - Activity 1

In this activity I compared wharepuni to my home. A wharepuni is a house that people lived in the 1800's. I have provided an image to show you what a wharepuni looked like. I found two similarities and two differences between the wharepuni and my home.

The wharepuni has traditional designs and carvings
The wharepuni has traditional statues as support pillars
They both have doors and windows
They both have one story

Week 1 - Day 1 - Bonus Activity

n this activity I watched a video of Waka Ama race, The Waka Ama race is a sporting competition that both boys and girls can compete in. You have to use your paddle to get your waka past the finish line first. One day I would like to participate in this race because I am very competitive and my sister, mum and dad used to do this sport.

Week 1 - Day 1 - Activity 2

In this activity I am traveling to New Zealand by waka. I wrote a short letter to my friend telling them about my voyage to New Zealand and how I feel about moving countries. In my short letter I tried to describe everything I would see.

Hi, my voyage to New Zealand is amazing. The water sparkles under the dazzling bright light of the sun. The mountains are breathtaking. I was very nervous before I left. We just arrived on land the sand is so soft but it is burning my feet. I see all the native trees. I wish you could be here.
Sincerely, Mataio

Week 1 - Day 1 - Activity 1

In this activity I read a story called Maui and The Giant Fish. I have read many different stories about Maui: how Maui slowed the sun and how Maui brought fire to the world but I have not read this one. The story was about Maui wanting to prove to his brothers that he was a great fisherman. He weaved together his own fishing line and caught a huge fish. From this story I picked three interesting that I didn't already know.

  1. The huge fish Maui had caught became known as the North Island of Aotearoa and his canoe became the South Island of Aotearoa
  2. Maui used the blood from his nose as bait to catch the gigantic fish
  3. The gullies and mountains the brothers had made became landscapes of Aotearoa

Thursday, 14 December 2017

The NEXT Foundation - Summer Learning Journey

The Summer Learning Journey for NEXT Foundation from Next Foundation on Vimeo.

Today The Next Foundation came to our school. They came when we had our school assembly. They were here to launch the Summer Learning Journey for 2017/2018. The Summer Learning Journey is hosted by Rachael Williams, the program consists of many different entertaining and educational activities. The NEXT foundation have made a mini movie with our school and they also donated a lot of money to keep the Summer Learning Journey going. The main character in the film was Daniel (a student in Panmure Bridge School). There were also a lot of students from LS2 who were featured in the little movie. After the assembly all students of Panmure Bridge School lined up  and got a delicious lunch from The NEXT foundation. 

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Christmas Challenge

This week we were set a challenge to use our smart searching skills to find out how Christmas is celebrated around the world. Our group worked collaboratively to find out about Christmas in Finland. We found out that in Finland their Santa is called "Joulupukki". Mataio Josh and I discovered that Christmas is celebrated a different day and is celebrated on 25 December. This screencastify is explaining our learning of our Finland study.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Leadership Speech - 2017

Sports Leader

Hi my name is Mataio and I am the best candidate for sports leader 2018.

Firstly I am a very active person and have joined every interschool this year. I would be a great sports leader because I know how to be part of a team and know how to represent our school at inter schools with respect, self confidence, teamwork and a lot of sportsmanship.

Secondly I will strive and represent Panmure Bridge School in the best way possible and become a role model to all younger students. I’ve gained confidence through participating in all activities and having a positive attitude towards trying new things.

I can motivate others and encourage them to try their best and never give up. I can inspire others when they feel discouraged, not able to do something, not wanting to participate or being mocked.

My speech is now coming to an end. To call myself sports leader for 2018 will be a honor and a privilege. This position is made for me and I will be able to prove that if you vote me for your sports leader for 2018.

Today we had our leadership speeches to find out who is going to be the leader's for 2018. I went for sports leader to me I was very nervous at first but then I gained confidence during my speech. Good luck to everyone who said a speech.

Friday, 8 December 2017


 This week we have been learning about teamwork.
We took photos of us showing team work. This DLO above shows you how we show team work of us in Panmure Bridge School. While doing this I learned that when you are in a group with other people working together as a group to achieve or learn something new. 

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Google Logo Coding Game

Today I played a game on the google logo. Using my scratch skills from Digital Tech I was able to solve this really easily. By playing this game I was able to get better at it. This really helped me out to not forget how to use scratch. Thanks to the help of buddy Fraidoon, I was able to get it done faster. 

Tech Reflection

This year was the year 7's first time going to tech at Tamaki College. This year I did digital tech with Ms Anderson, food tech with Mrs Heka, and graphics with Miss Ferguson. They were all great but my favourite is food tech. In food tech we made some nice food and did some boring paper work.The first thing we made with Mrs Heka was an Oreo milkshake and the last thing we made was a moist chocolate log. They were both my favourite thing to make besides the pizza we made. With Ms Anderson we made a short animation of a problem that effects New Zealand, littering. This is a major problem in a lot of countries. With Ms Ferguson we learnt how the laser cutter and the 3d printer works. I have learnt many skills from these activities like how to use scratch, how to make chicken goujons and how to use a 3d printer. These were some of the many skills I learnt this year thanks to tech.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Hazel's Visit

        On behalf of Rachel, Hazel came to our last weeks assembly to talk to us about the Summer Learning Journey 2017 - 2018. The Summer Learning Journey is a free blogging challenge for children year 1 - 8. The theme for this year is going back in time. This year we will be looking at the past of New Zealand and the early settling here. 

Social Science

As usual last week we went to tech. We decorated our delicious chocolate logs with sprinkles, cherries and white chocolate. After tech we were invited to stay a bit longer to do a different activity. I was put in social science with Ms Apelu. My favourite part of social science was the second activity. The activity was to plan Mrs Anderson's next holiday. Because we used google earth we had to roll the dice and see where we landed. I landed in Lyon, France. So I had to find facts that would persuade Mrs Anderson to go to Lyon. Here is what I wrote so far

Dear Mrs Anderson we have been researching different locations for your next holiday. We think you should go to Lyon in France. The first reason why we think you should go to Lyon is because they are the home of 14 Michelin star restaurants and is allegedly known for having 22 of the best places to eat in FRANCE!! 

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Athletics 2017

Yesterday the years 3,4,5,6,7 and 8 went to athletics at Lloyd Elsmore Park in Pakuranga. It was incredible. I was in the high jump and long jump. I didn't place but I tried my best and had lots of fun. There were a lot of people from our school came first, second and third. A big thank you to all the teachers that came down and supported us on the day.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Fire Station Summary

On Tuesday, LS1 and LS2 went down to the Panmure Fire Station. Our inquiry for this term is our community so we have been learning about the different places in our community. After the trip, we came back to school and wrote a summary about our experience. First of all, we got twenty words that we thought were important. Then we got six words from the first twenty words and used them to write a summary about firefighters.  

Fire Safety Message

As part of learning about the community for inquiry this term we have been writing fire safety messages to help out our community. First as a class we were discussing how we can help our community with fire problems. I wrote a message talking about smoke alarms and where you should put it. I have linked a video to show what could happen if you don't have a working smoke alarm. There a places that you shouldn't put smoke alarms. I learnt that when your smoke alarm makes a sound the first thing to do is go outside somewhere safe and make sure you don't go back inside your house. Remember to call 111 for the emergency service to come. 

Monday, 20 November 2017

Word Art

This week we have been learning about leaderships because of next year Year 7's will be our school leaders. Today we looked at what motivation means. We then worked collaboratively to create a role play to show how we could motivate other people. 

Vocabulary - Deep Ark 6 - Chapter 5

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 Frantically, Auxiliary and Dial meant. 

Vocabulary - Deep Ark 6 - Chapter 4

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 Dispholidus, Pandemonium and Deafening meant. 

Vocabulary - Deep Ark 6 - Chapter 3

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 Hunched, Dimmer and Frenzied meant. 

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 were teaching us parts of the helicopter and the training you need. The K9 units also came to show us some tricks. The dog name was Kahu, he was fast and so strong . He is very good at tracking people. 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

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.