Friday, 17 September 2021
Thursday, 16 September 2021
Tuesday, 14 September 2021
Monday, 13 September 2021
Tuesday, 7 September 2021
(Also no WALT!) :)
(Sorry there is no WALT!:)
Monday, 6 September 2021
The country of tonga and its culture
Malo e lelei and greetings to you all ! It's Tongan Language week !!. Today I'll be writing a brief explanation of the friendly islands of Tonga. Enjoy !
What is Tonga most known for ?
Tonga is the only Monarchy (Form of Government) in the pacific, and is the only country that has never completely lost its indigenous governance.
Did you know Tonga has up to 170 islands and 36 are inhabited, out of all of those islands Tongatapu is the biggest, followed by ‘Eua, Niuatoputapu, Niuafo’ou, Kao and Pangaimotu. Tongatapu is the main island of Tonga, in 2016 Tonga had the population of 100,651 and 70% resided on the main island, Tongatapu. Right now, 2021, the population of tonga is 107,098.
Tongas largest and capital city is Nuku’alofa it is located on the north-coast of the island of Tongatapu. In the northwest of the capital, landmarks the Royal Palace (home of the Tongan Royal Family).
Overall Tonga is a beautiful place to go to (after lockdown). Hopefully my brief explanation writing has left you with some interesting facts rounded up in your head. Malo ‘aupito !
Happy Tongan Language week !!
Saturday, 4 September 2021
Wednesday, 1 September 2021
WALT: Show an increasing understanding of ideas within, across, and beyond texts.
Monday, 30 August 2021
Thursday, 26 August 2021
WALT: Understand, and use, Location Words.
Today we had an Online meet of Te Reo. Today's question was, Kei Hea Koe?, Where are you?. On slide 6 we had to make our own conversation to learn how to pronounce where we were in Maori. I used Dora and Boots as an example, go through the slide show to see!.
Tuesday, 24 August 2021
Monday, 23 August 2021
Thursday, 19 August 2021
Statement: Monkeys should have their own branded toilet paper in Hawaii
Thank you for your time:) !
Wednesday, 18 August 2021
Cyber Smart Challenge !
Monday, 16 August 2021
WALT: Make inferences, re-organise the text to gain a better understanding.
Thursday, 12 August 2021
Monday, 9 August 2021
WALT: Ideas: Show an increasing understanding of ideas within, across, and beyond texts.
Thursday, 29 July 2021
WALT: To ask and answer questions about how we feel.
WALT: Skim and scan for key information. Make inferences.
Wednesday, 28 July 2021
This is a small information poster that I made about Dame Valerie Adams, yes! New Zealand's one and only shot put thrower. What I learnt, What I know, What I Want to know, and some of her values. If you read closely you will see some amazing facts I wrote down, there may only be a little, but it's probably worth you time, Please read through the poster till you reach the bottom of the page, Thank you.
Yes! I put a lot of effort into this:).
Monday, 26 July 2021
WALT: Add and Multiply decimals
WALT: Calculate the volume of decimals
Today was the first day of Term 3, as always, we start the day off with an assembly, and all the teachers can either make a movie, or perform an act, to explain what their team will be working on this term. The korero for this term is 'Healthy me, healthy you',
Every team made a movie, besides team 5, and out of all the performances my favourite movie or act, was presented by Team 4. Their movie was all about fitness, and why it can help you in your future. In one part of their movie, they made a scene from when they had a 'class reunion' in the the future year of 2041, and they all had a successful life, thanks to all the fitness they learnt and had done.
This term, Team 5 are learning about 'Whare Tapa Wha', which is all about our Mental, Physical, Spiritual, and Social/Family, well-beings.
Friday, 2 July 2021
Thursday, 24 June 2021
On the 23rd of June, the Extension group went to KPMG. KPMG is an every year thing, that the year 7&8 Extension group goes to. Last year we went there during christmas, and made christmas like things, like cards, and painted some hard stone things. This year we went there to learn about space, well....because this terms Korero is 'Watch this Space'. When we got there, we got split into 4 teams of 7, Earth, Fire, Air, and Water, I was in 'Team Earth' with, Oalii, Nina, Bradley, Jane, Zoe, and Sauma, and our 2 adult helpers were, Christine, and Elliot. they were really helpful. It was very fun, my favourite part of the day was the food, and the science experiment that we did, all teams had different experiments, our experiment was to make oobleck without any measurements, we just had to figure it out ourselves, and it all worked out, all of our Experiments worked!. The word of the Experiment was Non Newtonian Fluid not solid or liquid. We also did a quiz at the end of the day, and MY group 'Earth' one by half a point (As Expected), the second place team scored 18, and 'Earth' got 18.5, cool right!!, because we won we got to take home some Space Packages, with some pens, a notebook, some stickers, and a chocolate. We had a very fun time!. Thank you KPMG people!
Tuesday, 22 June 2021
WALT: Thinking critically about what we read
Monday, 21 June 2021
WALT: Locate and summarise ideas within a range of texts.
Friday, 18 June 2021
114 + 97 = 211
93 + 289= 382
128 + 87 = 215
163 + 84 = 247
311 + 93 = 404
Change to fractions and decimals
1. 21% - 0.21 21/100
2. 19% - 0.19 19/100
3. 35% - 0.35 35/100
4. 63% 0.63 63/100
5. 40% 0.40 40/100
6. 15% 0.15 15/100
7. 75% 0.75 75/100
8. 83% 0.83 83/100
9. 7% 0.7 7/100
10. 1% 0.1 01/100
Change to percentages
½ = 50%
⅗ = 60%
41/ 50= 82%
7/10 = 70%
5/50 = 10%
21/76 = 55%
1. 35 + 97 = 132
2. 3.25 - 1.17= 2.08
3. 2 × -8 = -16
4. 5 × (2 + 4 × 3) = 70
5. 5.789 - 1.345 = 4.444
6. 1.789 - 0.987 = 0.802
7. 1.67 + 5.895 = 7.565
8. 1.578 + 2.654 = 4.322
9. 7.678 - 3.567 = 4.111
10. 4.789 + 1.678 = 6.467
The three basic properties of matters are Volume, Mass, and Shape
All matter is made up of tiny particles called Atoms
Volume is the amount of Space that matter takes up
Mass is the amount of matter an object has
Liquid takes the shape of their Container
Gas do not have a definite shape of volume
Liquid do not have a definite shape, but they do have a definite volume
Solid have a definite shape and volume
A Ice and Chair are examples of solids
Milk and Juice are examples of liquids.
Helium and Oxygen are examples of gas
Solid ice is melting when it's changing into a liquid.
This morning we did some science on Matter. Volume, Mass, and Shape, it all leads up to Solid, Gas, and Liquid. Solid: The atoms in a solid are packed closely together they bond together and not change shape. Liquid: The atoms in a liquid are close together, they slide around. Gas: The atoms in a gas are spread out and move freely.
Thursday, 17 June 2021
WALT: describe the phases of the moon and its relationship with the earth
Tuesday, 15 June 2021
WALT: We are learning to add and subtract decimal fractions
WALT: We are learning to Convert Decimals to Fractions
Thursday, 10 June 2021
Egyptian Pyramids. Pyramids were first built in 2780 B.C. Did you know that Pyramids were actually built for specific things, they also include lots of important stories behind them, one story is when a king/father decided to build 1 big pyramid for him to be buried in, then built another pyramid for his wives to be buried in, cool right! (I guess). if you'd like to know more, read the rest!:)
As you probably know, pyramids were built as a burial place and monuments for the Pharaohs who pass on, along with things they need. Before pyramids were built, people were buried in the desert, and would be dug up by wild animals passing by.
Did you know there are more than 100 pyramids on this Earth. They all contain treasures, and dead people, most of things in there are really valuable, that people try to break in. As you see in movies, there are always Traps to make sure people don't pass through to the treasure, well....that's true!.
Mastaba!, mastaba is a Rectangular Egyptian tomb, built of mud brick or, later, stone, with sloping walls and a flat roof. It also took 10-20 years to build the Pyramid of Giza.
Anyways....Hope yous learnt something important about the Egyptian pyramids, and actually caught on to some important facts about specific things.
Please comment down below, if you have any questions.
Please stay tuned in the next day or 2, for the paragraphs, because I am still working on them. (Don't hate!) :).
WALT: Find key ideas in a text
WALT: Find key ideas in a text
Friday, 4 June 2021
Last night we had Fiafia, it's when our school goes into cultural groups and does a performance for the families that come and watch. The group I was in was the Senior Samoan group, when we went to perform everyone cheered for us joyfully. My favourite group was the Junior Hip group, along with the Tongan Girls, they were both so amazing because, both groups looked really interested in what they were doing,and tried so hard to make everyone proud, anyways, most of all it was very fun, and am pretty sure everybody enjoyed it as well.
Thursday, 3 June 2021
Thursday, 27 May 2021
(WALT 's' are in the slides:))
Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Today for extension we started our research, on our questions that we made ourselves a couple of weeks ago. if you'd like to know more please go through this presentation that will be finished tomorrow or next week, so stay tuned!.
Tuesday, 25 May 2021
WALT: Show leadership towards other people
Last week, from Wednesday to Friday, the beautiful yr 8’s went to camp, well the yr 7’s stayed behind and did a step up programme, because next year they will be the next yr 8’s. At camp, I was the leader of Team Green/Kauaeranga with Teingoa. For the activities we had to go in 2 groups, Kauaeranga A and Kauaeranga B, Team A was the girls and Team B was the boys.
When we got there we did some fun team work activities that had to include everyone, along with all the teams. By the look on everyone's faces, everybody enjoyed it. We played a game that was sort of like Rippa rugby, but in the end we had to count all the tags we ripped off the other teams. That was probably one of my favourite activities.
Another activity I enjoyed was Go-Karts with Mr J. I could tell my team really enjoyed it, because we all had more than 1 and 2 turns going around twice. Although some people in my team didn’t wanna have a go, they did it anyway and really enjoyed it. They wanted to go again and again, weird but cool right!?.
Lastly we had a camp concert, and had a very awesome Polynesian night, where we got to dress in anything poly related, like have a lavalava, a lei, or a sei. After that we had to get dressed in proper clothes to perform our items in. Our item ws really cool, we did an entrance of ‘Leave the door open’ by Bruno mars, the other teams did things like. The three little pigs, dancing, singing, and more. It was really fun!.
Most of all, my team really had good participation and communication skills toward each other, we really got along well, and had an amazing time at camp. Sadly, it is over. But anyways, we at least got to talk about all the fun times we had. Hope we get to go to a camp like that again, but definitely know it won’t be as fun as this one!.
Monday, 24 May 2021
WALT: Find a fraction of a set
Tuesday, 18 May 2021
WALT: Describe the 4 spheres of the earth and explain how they are interrelated
WALT: write equivalent fractions.
Friday, 14 May 2021
Thursday, 13 May 2021
WALT: Convert Improper Fractions to Mixed Number Fractions.
Today we went around the streets and had a look at our projects that we were working on last term. When we started walking, that first project we saw was my project, me Simon, and Oalii's project, we were very amazed at the project because it was very cool, the first picture we saw, was a Lizard, we had to try and complete the lizard using the letters, we had to try and spell out the street names, but before we did that we had to figure out what the street name was. The street names were 'Holland' and 'Waddell'. The other picture we came across was a fantail, probably the symbol of our school. I couldn't possibly remember what the street names were, because I have to admit it, I wasn't paying that much attention to the words/street names, because I was just colouring it in with the chalk. Right now you might get bored, so I'm gonna end it off here, go and check out my classes blogs to see what else we looked at.
Hola, Today I’ll be guiding “writing” you through an information step to Mars.
Mars is a planet that is most known to be the next ‘inhabitable’ planet, meaning it has a 1 to 50 chance, being the next ‘Earth’, so it’s basically like a backup planet for us to live on, because one day, might even be tomorrow, earth could be dead *you know what I mean*. because it has every important thing Earth has, like Liquid/Water, well sort of, because all the liquid on its surface, iced many years ago, so I don’t quite know yet.
Did you know that Mars has 2 moons they are called Phobos, and Deimos but also, Phobos is very close to Mars according to NASA, Phobos might crash into Mars, or break up to leave a ring of fragments around the planet, within 100 million years. Insane! Right,.
Mars is known as the red planet, well….because it’s red! The signature colour comes from the big amount of chemicals, called iron oxide, or rust as you might call it. Mars has only 40% of Earth’s gravity. Everybody is curious to see how human life will be possible.
Mars is the home to the biggest mountain, it’s 3 times bigger than Mount Everest. 1 year on Mars is twice as long as Earths, (687 days) because it takes longer than Earth to orbit around the sun. The days on Mars are also extended, it takes 24 hours a day, but on Mars it takes 24 hours and 37 minutes. A Martian day on Mars is about 40 minutes longer than earths.
Until the first day of the term, I thought mars was a really big planet, I thought it was bigger than Earth, so luckily if it wasn’t for the item of term 2 (Watch the Space) I wouldn’t have known that it is the 2nd smallest planet in our Solar System, I would’ve thought I was so smart, and said to everybody, “did you know Mars is really big, bigger than earth” I would’ve looked sooo stupid!.
Anyways, that's all for today, hope you’ve learnt something important, one of these facts might even help you during the year. If you have any questions then leave a comment, Thank you for reading!
Wednesday, 5 May 2021
Today Ms west gave us some scenarios, and we had to answer some questions, (the ones below). Some questions like, Where would we go if Earth ended?, What have we already done to prepare?, etc. Most of the slides, I have put some of my thoughts in. Most of them are more likely based on Pollution, and why or where. Today everybody took part in this presentation, it was a lot easier, because we didn't have to put much work as we need to for some of our research. Although we will be doing some research, either in pears or individuals. I am in a pair with Oalii, and we are researching on, Why Earth is the only planet that holds life?, and more, because we didn't really think, and we just made it up on the spot, and yet it made sense! because we had nothing in mind. If you want to see what the other pairs are doing, go RIGHT to the end of the slide show, and you will see!
Please make sure to check out some of our blogs, for more. Thank you ! If you'd like to see more of the question, please go through the slide show, and look at everyone thoughts.
Please go and check out Oalii's blog, to see what she gets up to this week.
Tuesday, 4 May 2021
WALT: Learn about space
This term, we started off with immersion assembly, this terms theme, is 'Watch the Space'. As you all can tell we will be learning about different kind of planet, the most known fact to me, is that there a 8 planets, i know right, and yet they're all useful, Mercury is the closest to the sun.
My favourite items, were Team and Team 5, I really liked Team 4's item, because the way they presented (in a movie) was really funny, because they based it on 'Guardians of the Galaxy'. It all lead up to the 4 earth systems, Land, Air, Water, Living thing.
Team 5's item was also my favourite, because it was very entertaining for everyone!. I really enjoyed the fact that they presented REALLY well, and how they "travelled" to different planets on the "Magic School Bus". Yeah that was my high light of all!.
After all, all of the items, were really cool, and 'funny'. I am really looking forward to next terms item, even though there is a looong way to go!! Thanks for reading until the end!
WALT: Learn more about the Solar System
Thursday, 15 April 2021
This term has been a very nice term, because there weren't much lock downs as usual, and we got to communicate with each other better. Also I got to participate in some amazing, and fun sports, like, Cricket, and Softball, I reckon, out of all, my favourite was Softball, because we came first, but we also did for cricket. (I know right my favourite sports!). I also found some amazing subjects, that I actually didn't know I enjoyed, like Reading (Duhhh):). Sorry if this high light is so short. I just can't think of anything else, Thank you. If you have any questions please comment down below, and be sure, I might not post until next term. Byee!
(This year, I had an amazing opportunity to be in the extension group, we didn't get up to much, because we had lots of days off, like easter, and more...but one of our activity's we did was go to the genesis program, about sailing, we learnt about lots of sailors, and I really enjoyed it!) See you in Term 2!!
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
WALT: Learn about ANZAC day and why it is so important in our history.
Friday, 9 April 2021
WALT: Learn to spot fake news
WALT: learn more about our culture
Thursday, 8 April 2021
WALT: conduct a statistical investigation
WALT; Learn how to use past and to in Te Reo