Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Why Is Sleeping Healthy?

This term we have been working collaboratively within our READ groups to find information that will expand our knowledge about sleep. For this topic we have been answering the questions we needed to answer to create a presentation which will hopefully showcase the amount of learning and skills we have picked up along the way. Since the beginning week of this topic we have chosen a leader who helped us stay on track and made sure that we were worked collaboratively within our group. While we were trying to improve our knowledge about sleep we all partook so as a guideline we used the reciprocal reading technique. In reciprocal reading we have someone who summarises the text, a questioner, a leader, a person who helps clarify confusing material found in a text, and also a predictor. While doing this activity we were asked to book our own guided sessions as we needed help with the question, does technology effect our sleeping patterns and also we were asked to choose a time where Mrs Anderson will help us learn how to infer. To learn how to infer we looked at the rooms children around the world have to sleep in and answered does everyone get a healthy sleep. Our group answered no as some of them are at risk of getting while others are always on the lookout for danger as they sleep in an open space. To summarise our learning we created a presentation which answers all the questions asked by Mrs Anderson. Today we showed all the reading groups what we have done and we all spoke proudly and we were all proud of our efforts. While learning about sleep we learnt that melatonin was the hormone produced in our bodies to regulate our sleeping patterns. I found this interesting because I didn't know that our bodies produce more than one hormone.

Monday, 20 August 2018

Scale Drawing

Last week was our maths week we've been creating Scale Drawings. I drew Ninja who is my favourite fortnite player. This is my second time making a scale drawing, I think I improved a lot from last year. I drew an anime character that was easy last year so I wanted to do something harder this year. I found it easy to draw the outlining because I was going box by box. I found it hard to draw all the detail because for some of it I didn't line it up properly. 

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Lansing Shoal Lighthouse

This week we are focusing on light houses in New Zealand. Our group leader decided to choose Tiritiri Matangi. I think that our group works really well together because we can communicate about things and what we should do to help out with the work. We found an interesting fact about our light house, the light house was made out of cast iron and cast iron is made for making frying pans. We did as much as work as we could to finish this task. There are twenty three light houses in New Zealand and seventy six lights, that's a fact.

Chicago's Sports Teams

Today we were creating a DLO about Chicago sports team. What I found out about one of the teams was they recorded all there victories since 6 years. I worked collaboratively with my group because we did the same amount of work and we all communicated. When one person was finished they would have to help the person that is not finished. We managed to finish this task.  

No Hea Koe?

This is what we learned in Maori. We had to name some landmarks in New Zealand and then we had to name landmarks around the world. But we had to write the Maori name for it. To do this activity we had to find a partner that you have to work collaboratively with to finish this. I found this activity very interesting because some landmarks I didn't even knew existed. 


Today at Kiwican we changed our topic from Goal Setting to Problem solving. In our Kiwican lesson we learning how to solve problems. First we talk what problems we have in class and in our community and then we did a exercise where we have to untangle ourselves. I found it difficult because not all people could jump over each other. After the activity we then got in a circle and talked some more about how we could solve more problems. Then we did another activity where we had to split up in 2 teams then everyone had to get over the electric fence which was a rope. I found this kiwican lesson very helpful because now I know how to solve some problems out of school and in school.

HIIT Training

HIIT training today was great. Firstly we did push ups, I found the very last sets of push ups very hard because my arms started to hurt. Secondly we did star jumps I found the very easy but again when it got to the end it got hard because my legs and arms started to hurt a little bit.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018


Today we had our third HIIT session for term 3. We did the same exercise we did last week. The first exercise we did was high knee sprints then tap step, mountain climbers and star jumps. I found the exercise very challenging because I didn't do any other exercises in the weekend other than my rugby game on Saturday. A big thank you Tiava and Zane for helping demonstrate the 4 exercises and another thank you to  Mrs Anderson for supporting us on the way. 

Friday, 3 August 2018

Cook Island Language Week

This week is Cook Island Language Week. So from Wednesday to Friday we stared learning more about it.  When we had finished our presentation about the Cook Islands. We had to pick anyone in our class to have a special conversation in Cook Island. I found these 2 tasks very interesting because before this I never knew that there are many islands that made up the Cook Islands and that the main island of it is Rarotonga and and the tourist attraction is Aituaki. I liked this activity because we got to learn some words that the islands use.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Where Children Sleep

This week we have been separated into READ groups. In my group was Jeremiah, Freeman, Nyjah, Ofa and Affonso. Our task was to find out why sleep is so important for humans. One of the questions we were aiming as a group was Do all humans have the same chance of having a healthy sleeping? First we we focused only on our group and asked if we have the same chance of sleeping. We all said yes, but that hadn't mean that everyone has the same chance of sleeping because we explored other kids around the world you don't have a healthy sleep like us. A kid in Brazil sleeps on couches outside and a kid from Cambodia sleep on tyres and picks rubbish early in the morning. By learning why sleep is so important for us we also came through a work called inferring. Inferring means when you read between the lines and find hints in the text to answer a questions or guessing that something is true. Sleeping is important for your mental health because it restores our bodies and helps our brains to make strong memories and process about any information. People who don't have enough sleep or have sleeping problem can get to trouble as it can lead to disease such as heart & kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke. 

Thursday, 26 July 2018

HIIT Training

Today we had HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). Tiava and I were leading all the exercises, which were Tap step, Star jumps and High Knee Sprints. We did 3 sets of all the exercises. The first set we did 1 and 2 didn't get that tired but during the last set where we had to go all out I got very tired at the end. A big thank you to Mrs Anderson who keep us all in time and motivated during the exercises.  

Wednesday, 4 July 2018


Matariki is a one of the most special Maori celebrations in the whole of the world. Matarki is a Maori New Year. It is about a mother and its six daughters. The word Matariki means the yes of god.  These are names of the seven sisters, Matariki, Tupu A Nuku, Tupu A Rangi, Waiti, Waita, Waipuna Rangi and Ururangi e. I work collaboratively to do this task with Jericho, Mojtaba and Oscar. I found this task every exciting because today we are celebrating Matariki.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

M&M's Presentation

Last week our focus was on M&M's. Our teachers put us into groups of 4 to 6 then we had to work collaboratively to complete this task. I found this task very interesting because I never really pay attention to the history about M&M's. The hardest thing I found about this task was finding the percentage of how much M&M's were in a 45g packet. The easiest thing to me was making the pie chart and the bar graph because it gave me the percentages and what colour had the most in the packet. In our packet we found that most of our packet contained more yellow than any other colour. Another interesting thing I found was that the red M&M's were removed for a decade due to cancer reasons. 

Thursday, 21 June 2018

HIIT Training

Today at HIIT we had changed the exercise we have been doing and are now doing exercises to do with our strength. The exercises we had to do were push ups, sit ups and pull ups. Before we started we did some warm up exercises. When we finished our warm up exercises we got straight into the exercises we had to do for HIIT. For me the exercise I struggled the most on was the pull ups in the first round but I got use to it later on in the 2 and 3 round. From these exercises I learnt how to do a pull up properly and a push up properly.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Tech Reflection - Pewter Casting

Today we had tech. In pewter casting some people were still finishing there designs and some people are on to the second which is using sand paper to make there designs look shiny. All I have to do is to start polishing my design with the sand paper. When you shine you have to use different sand papers because they have different grip on it. You had to start with roughly 100 to 120 then you go to 400, 800, 1200 and then you have to keep doing this process until you can kind of see your own reflection on the pewter (A type of metal).

Thursday, 14 June 2018


This week for Kiwican with Miss Lily and Mr Matt (Our Kiwican Tutors) we had changed our topic from integrity to accountability. At Kiwican we learn about values and the theme and topic that is chosen. For this term we are learning about integrity and accountability. Accountability means when you take owner ship for your own actions and integrity means doing the right thing when no one is looking. Accountability can be used in Panmure Bridge School when you do something wrong and owning up and not blaming anyone else and integrity can be shown when you turn up to school early with your P.E uniform or bringing your device at school fully charged. After learning about our themes and topics we played a game called two truths and one lie. Then we did GKQ, in this activity we had to answers random questions that our kiwican tutors gave.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Fractions Of An Amount

For maths today we solved fraction equations. First we solved the first three with our teacher (Ms Kirkpatrick) then we could choose if we would stay on the mat or go work by yourself. Fraidoon and I chose to stay on the mat because we still didn't quite get what we had to do. We did 5 more then we had to do the last 2 by ourselves. I think this task was bit hard at first but it got easy at the end.

Friday, 8 June 2018


Yesterday we had our third session of Kiwi sport with Haymish. We learnt how to side step to get away from our defenders but we also learnt how to spin to get away from our defenders to. We were learning these skills while playing different styles of rippa rugby games. I found these activities good because even tho I play Rippa rugby, I have know learnt how to side step and spin of both legs.

Tech - Pewter Casting

Today for tech we've been learning how to cut our design using a saw blade. First we make sure that our design is possible to make. Secondly we trace our design to a wood, then we cut it. Next week we will put the Pewter to our design, Pewter is a grey alloy of tin copper that is look like a Iron. Pewter is easy to use because you can melt it in just 240 degree, if you use iron it will take so long to melt it down you need up to 2,000 degree to melt it.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Human Body Quiz

Today for inquiry we did a quiz about the human body systems. I found this activity very easy because this term for inquiry we have been learning about body systems and at school we went to the life education caravan and we learnt about the body systems.. 


This week for Kiwi can we were learning to work as a team. Our topic this term was is integrity. Integrity means to show kindness when no one else is looking and doing the right thing. In kiwi can we talked about how we can show how we can respect others in our own ways. To show integrity we played a game called captain ball. The aim of the game was that their were 4 teams and we needed to choose 1 captain to the ball to. This game was quite hard because lots of people were trying to hit the ball away from us.  

Tech Reflection

Today for tech we have been learning about pewter casting. The first thing that we had needed to do was read the rules for the pewter casting tech room. We were first asked questions if we knew what pewter casting was and what it is. Our task was to find out what we wanted to create and how we will be using it or even who we were making it for. So Mr Grundy had sent us a worksheet showing who we will be creating our design for. The Designs I am making for are my mum, dad, cousin and myself. We chose 4 of each items that we wanted to create into our DLO. But the thing is the images we had chosen had to be silhouette so it would be easier to create. The thing is our images couldn't be thick or else it would bend or snap. I had enjoyed doing this rotation because I would really want to make something special for my family. 

Friday, 1 June 2018

Ballad Poem - Charlotte Ann

This week LS2 focused on a ballad poem which was based on a pioneer name Charlotte Anne. Charlotte Anne wasn't like other women. She wore jeans that means would wear and Hobnail boots that were size 6. She worked as a bullocky (bullock driver) with other men and she broke down social barriers and wasn't ashamed of being herself and what she did. She took a lot of risk in her life and told herself that women are just capable as men. During reading this poem we learnt a few words such as Catamaran, Marrow, Yarning, Caressed. The word I found interesting was caressed which means to stroke someone or something gently. We didn't just research about Charlotte Anne but also the author of the poem. His name was John Thomas Diamond (short for John.T Diamond). We wrote facts about him and I learnt that he was a New Zealand Author and sadly passed away in 2001. I have worked collaboratively with Josh, Jona, Joshua and Jericho to complete this DLO.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018


Today for maths one of our activities were to solve an age problem. To solve this problem I used subtraction, addition, division and multiplication. I found this activity easy because I have had experience with this. My goal was to solve this problem using multiple operations.

Salary Problem

This week for maths we were given a word problem that involves money. Fraidoon and I worked collaboratively to solve this. I found this task quite easy because it mostly involved addition. Maybe next time I could try and use my timetables to solve it.

Travel Data

Today for one of our maths activities I did a pie chart about the different transportation that people take to school. I also compared our results to the school in England. This pie graph shows that the most used transportation is a car. We also were given questions to answer about the English results.

Monday, 21 May 2018

Using Dialougue

For writing this week we were to go on a text creator called Fake iPhone text Message to write a fake conversation between two peoples. First we were to write the message in the Fake iPhone text message. We weren't allowed to use any T.V show names so I decided to use Don and James. After that we were to write the message in a story format that included punctuation such as speech marks. This meant that we were to write every thing that a new person said on a new line.

Monday, 14 May 2018

Body System

Today for inquiry we were learning about the human skeletal system. We were to go and read about the skeletal system and then play a game. In this game we needed to assemble the bones in the right place. Our challenge was to get it in twenty six tries. My favorite part of the game was that it helped me learn more about the human body.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Kiwi Can Reflection

Today was our third session for Kiwi Can this term. Our tutors were Mr Matt and Miss Lily. First they reminded us of what our theme and topic was. Our theme for this term is Making Good Choices for example instead of watching a fight and encouraging them to keep fighting you can make the good choice and stop it. Our topic for this term is Integrity which is doing the the right and positive things when know one is looking. An example of integrity is when a teacher or an adult tells you to do your work you don't play games you actually focus on your work. At Kiwican we also played a game called opposite which is when you do the opposite actions to what you leader/tutor is doing. So Miss Lily was our leader. If she put her hand up we had to put our hand down. Or if she had her out we had our hand in. At first it was confusing but then we got the hang of it because we had 5 rounds. After that we went to have a game which I totally forgot what the name was. This game includes four teams. These for teams then pick a leader who stands in the middle with the other three leaders. We then have to try and pass the ball to our leader without walking or running. This was a bit like netball but more enjoyable to play. 

LS2 Lung Capacity

To compare the ling capacity of students in LS2, we used one breath to blow up a balloon. Then we measured the circumference if the balloon in cm. After we could graph the results to compare them. Did you know that four people had the lung capacity of 50 cm? You can also see that Julian has the biggest and Avalon and the smallest lung capacity.


Today LS2 was learning about Homonyms. Homonyms are 2 words that are spelt the same and be pronounced the same, but they have totally different meanings. I finished this dlo with the help of Fraidoon. I think Fraidoon and I came up with interesting homonym examples. I enjoyed doing this task because I learnt what a homonym is.

Friday, 4 May 2018

The Unfinished Drink

Today we got to learn about a man named La Tour Mollet d'Auvergne (Ted). He served as a machine gun battalion in 1941. Unfortunately he was killed by the German elite. Ted was only 35 years of age. There was a poem written about Ted. It was about him leaving a beer at a bar called Waihao Forks and saying he will come back for it when he gets home from the war. Sadly he never did.


As part of Kiwi sports this term Mr Ogilvie has kindly offered skating lessons in the hall for students year 4-8. Today was the year 7&8 and everyone was estatic. First Puna (our skating coach) taught us how to get up on the roller skates which was pretty easy for some people. We then had a warm up game by practicing how to skate. I found it easy but I think I need to work on my momentum. Soon we had a race and it was a bit hard because people were screaming all over the place. Luckily I came first for my group. At the end of the lesson we were lucky to get VIP Skate Pass which meant we could go to one free skating class. Thank you to Mr Ogilvie and Mrs Anderson for supervising us and Puna for teaching us how to skate. 

Sailing Have Go!

This Wednesday 23 people were given a special opportunity to learn how to sail, I was lucky enough to be a part of the that. We packed our bags and took a bus all the way to Okahu bay. We got to met our instructor Maria who was from Argentina. First we were taught how to set up the boat we would be sailing on. Then we put on our sailing gear and started to put our boats into the water. We learned how to control the boat and after we started to playing games like netball and follow the leader. Although I returned to school with a few cuts I really enjoyed the special experience. A big thank you to Mr Ogilvie for organizing the trip and Mr Johnston. Ms Kirkpatrick and Mrs Colenbrander for supervising us.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018


Yesterday we started reading a sophisticated picture book called memorials. It was written by Gary Crew and Illustrated by Shaun Tan. As we read through the book we created a presentation to record information and take apart the story to get a better understanding about it. Once we finished we chose one of the slides from the presentation to blog about. I chose the memorials in New Zealand. We defined what memorial means and located some examples.

Friday, 13 April 2018

TinkerCad - Design Process

Today at tech we created a google slide on how to use TinkerCad. I took screenshots of what I was talking about to give people a better understanding. The first time I used TinkerCad I found it easy because my graphics teacher Mrs Ferguson helped me a lot. 

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Grey Angels

Keywords: All keywords in Summary will be highlighted in yellow

Nurse/s, World War 1, Sick, Injured, Edna Pengelly, Treated


This text talked about the Nurses that Treated Sick and Injured World War 1 soldiers. It also shared World War 1 Nurse Edna Pengally’s story. It talks about what operations Edna was a part of, and how she felt during her working hours. Edna Pengelly was born on the 5th July 1874, and died on the 20th August 1959. It explains that patients would be Treated in tents, Hospital ships, and even trains! There was a part of the text that explained shell shock, and it’s symptoms.  


Finding The Angles Using The Protracter

During Maths this week we were learning about how to use the protractor, we first needed to solve all of the questions on the paper. After that we then needed to make a DLO that shows how we solved the problems on the sheet using a protractor.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Te Wiki - The Week

For reading this week we read the next article leading to the treaty of Waitangi. The text we read was about the one week before the treaty of Waitangi was signed. It was an interesting book. While reading we had to note all the words we are unsure of or interested in. After reading the text we were to make a DLO summarizing the whole article. I worked with Ofa and Fraidoon. When we are summarizing a text we use a special method which is to write the 20 most important words, then the 6 most important words and write a short summary. This all links back to the words we were to write down while reading the text. 

Duffy Books

Today there was a Duffy Assembly and we were lucky enough to have Matt Johnson (Blues Rugby Player) and Taylor (BMX 4 time champion) to join us. They came to talk to us about their job and their childhood but they also talked about how reading is a huge impact to their careers. Taylor talked about how she had to read a lot as studying to be a lawyer and Matt Johnson said to us that he loved reading and talked about how education comes before sports.We also received our Duffy books and had a photo taken with it. The books I received was  The Infinity Ring and My School Project.

Professor Stephen Hawking

Sadly Professor Stephen Hawking passed away last week, 18 of March 2018. I have created this DLO to show who he was, why he was famous, and facts about him. In this task we focused on using our own words and attributing images of Professor Stephen Hawking.

Monday, 19 March 2018



Identify the tense
Use the correct tense in our writing

Tense tells us when something is happening or going on. There are three main tenses: past, present, and future.

Fill in the missing words.

Past Tense
Present Tense
Future Tense
will do
Will forget
Gong to break
Will try
shall hope
will ring
will speak
will write
Going fly
Going to run
Will be going
Going to read
Going to eat
Going to Cry
Today for writing Orakei group were learning about tenses. We learnt that past is previous, present is now and future is after. After that we had to fill in the blanks on a document.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Care Awards - Respect - Life At P.B.S (Panmure Bridge School)

For one of my Silver Respect CARE Award task I had to create a collage of life at P.B.S. It shows you what I have done and learnt in this school. In the first picture it is explaining what we did with Sally from Water care. In the next picture it is showing what I have been learning at Kiwican this year. The next photo shows our kiwi sport which was softball.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Mataio - Agents Of Change

In this DLO it is talking about how I am going to be an Agent Of Change. I can be an Agent Of Change by: Going to school with a positive attitude, Paying attention in class, Finishing all my work at school, Taking risks and Being A Better Leader

Friday, 23 February 2018

Design - Compare and Contrast - Design Brief

Design Brief


What can the design be used for? Alarms, Hold, Video watching and charging.

What will the design look like? It need to be able hold a phone in any angle.
What can you do with the design? A lot of things
What am I going to design? A phone holder
What will the design be made from? Abs plastic
What is the process of making the design? 3d printer


Where am I going to put the design? In my bedroom or table
Where are we going to make the design? In Tamaki College

Why are we making the design? So you can watch movies and youtube videos.
Why do we need it? Because it makes life easier

Who will use this design? Me and family members
Who can I give this design to? Family and friends
Who will like this design so much that they want one? Some of my friends
Who is going to design it? Me myself and I

When will we take the design home? 10 weeks
When will we finish the design? 8 weeks
When will the design be used? When I get sick of fortnite and go on my phone.

How long will it last? About 1 year
How durable are the materials? It depends if it comes out thick or not
How will we make the design? 3d printer

Today at graphics we talked about design briefing.We wrote down a bunch of who, what, where, when and how questions. After writing them I answered the questions. Then we made a comparison between two different mobile stands we found on the internet. We compared the color the style and some of the materials.