Thursday, 24 June 2021

KPMG : (Extension)

 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

Thinking Critically

WALT: Thinking critically about what we read 

This week for maths, Mrs Stone, decided to do some literacy on how people in the world are very biased towards other. Biases like being favouritism between 2 things, like liking one thing more than the other.

Monday, 21 June 2021

Kiwi Kids News Reading

 WALT: Locate and summarise ideas within a range of texts.

Today, the whole of team 5 are doing the same thing for reading, so that our literacy teachers know what we're reading at, and to see if we could read an article and explain it, in it's ways, if you would like to see what we did please go through the slideshow, to know more, go check out some of team 5's blogs.

Friday, 18 June 2021

Dazzling Decimals 3

Flash Addition!

 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%

⅓=   33.333333333333333333333333

⅚= 25

14/35= 40% 

1/25=  4%

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 

Why does Matter, Matter?

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

The Moon

 WALT: describe the phases of the moon and its relationship with the earth

For this term, we all are going to be focusing on our science work, yesterday we worked on the 4 seasons, and what orders they go in, if you would like to see what we did today please go through the slides:)

The Jacket Part 3

For the past weeks, we have been reading a chapter book, called, 'The Jacket', today I did Part 3, and probably tomorrow I'll be doing Part 4, please stay tuned to see it, Thank you!

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Decimal Fractions

 WALT: We are learning to add and subtract decimal fractions

WALT: We are learning to Convert Decimals to Fractions

This term we are working on fractions, today we worked on 'Converting Fractions to Decimals' and 'Converting Decimals to fractions' Some of it, I found easy, but some of it, i didn't. The last 2 slides were really hard, so I deleted them, because we had a choice of doing the levels you now, I completed Level 1 and 2 out of 3, if you'd like to see what I did, please go through the slides, thank you!.

Thursday, 10 June 2021

Pyramids of Egypt

 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!) :).

The Jacket (Part 2)

 WALT: Find key ideas in a text

If you think I posted the same thing twice, I didn't. This is just part two of the Chapter book we are reading this term, read each part separate, and you'll get more curious each time, which will make you wanna read it some more.

The Jacket (Part 1)

 WALT: Find key ideas in a text

This week we are looking into a chapter book that we will be reading for probably about 1-2 weeks, when I first read it, I wasn't really into the book, but then I got to read Part 1 and Part 2 silently and found very interesting, Stay tuned for Part 2.

Friday, 4 June 2021

Fiafia 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

Smashing Fractions


Today for maths, we learnt how to properly do our Equivalent Fractions, I already knew them so it was sort of easy. If you'd like to know more go through the slideshow to see, thank you!