Saturday, 26 November 2016

Hockey Session 2

This week in Hockey we had tons of fun playing games and passing the ball. We first warmed up with some warm up games then we played a game which, whoever had the same color sticks as you was in your team and if she said switch we would swoop the ball with someone else in your team I thought this was fun considering I am really bad at passing. Then we played another game that involved slide tackling but in Hockey. So you had to try and slide tackle a person and flick their ball out of the court the person with the last one standing wins. I really enjoyed our hockey lesson hopefully I get to learn more this term. 

Amy Johnson TImeline

For inquiry this week we made a timeline on a different aviator of our choice I choose to learn a bit more on Amy Johnson. At first I never knew who this person was but it was apparently a famous aviator that has broken many world records.   Amy Johnson was born in England she was one of the first pilots to ever fly from London , England to Moscow , Russia. I think this was amazing since there weren't that much women aviators that broke records.  

Are Pigeons Special or Pests?

Are Pigeons Special or Pests? 
For our last lesson on Pigeons we have been forming our own opinion whether Pigeons were pests or not.   Our group collaboratively worked together and made a DLO that showcased each different opinions that we all have. To make it more interesting we took a group picture and recorded ourselves informing our opinion. I thought this was a great idea because it's different and I have never tried things like this before.  So combining all our information together we synthesized in a different kind of way. Instead of getting your prior knowledge and your new knowledge together to make a new understanding we actually used our new knowledge and our other pieces of new knowledge and put it together. I found our reading topic really fun because we got to use our skills that we have learnt this year and really have good use of it.

Mia's Opinion 
Mahdia's Opinion
Charlize's Opinion 
Javeylor's Opinion

Reon's pinion
A.J.'s opinion 

Athletics Day

Today was the Panmure Bridge Athletics Day. We first were split into 3 teams for the Year 7 competition . The Year 8's had 3 teams as well and were battling it out to see who could win.   Since I was the captain for the year 7 team I had to show leadership by encouraging my fellow teammates, helping each other and leading by example. Our first activity we played was Basketball shoots this activity , we first had to try and shoot as many shots in as we can but we obviously had to get it in. Our total score for my team was 14. I thought we could have done better but it didn't stop us from going. We then moved onto a fun game called Rob the Nest. There were objects lying on the floor you then had a basket you had to pick the object up one at a time when the floor was all cleared you could steal one object from a team if you grabbed more than two you would be cheating. I thought this was fun but sadly we lost and came second again. Now we played Sponge relays. This was the most fun of all because you first had to zig - zag through the cones then grab the sponge jump over the two obstacles soak the sponge in the water jump over the 2 obstacles then squeeze the water out into the bucket the team with the most would win.  We displayed a lot of team spirit in this activity. I enjoyed this very much I can't wait for next year. 

Friday, 25 November 2016

Jean Batten Timeline

This week in  inquiry our first task was to make a timeline in chronological order. This specific timeline was about the famous aviator Jean Batten since our Inquiry topic is Flight this would specifically be about aviators and pilots etc. I worked collaborative with Harlem and Mishaan. We first had to gather information about Jean then had to write it in time order followed by images. I learn so much about this person . I learnt that she is the first women to fly herself across the South Atlantic Ocean.

Friday, 18 November 2016


In hockey today we got to learn a few of the basics and some warm up games just to get a clear idea what was going on.  We first started with a warm up game we played Octopus. We then played a nice game which could help us control and be steady with the ball.  So it was exactly the same as traffic lights but with a hockey stick and a hockey ball. Red light was to stop,  orange light was to slow down a move the ball from side to side , green light was to go fast, silver was to go really fast and Purple was to go backwards but watching where you were going. I enjoyed this activity the most because it helped me more with a skill. Then next game was to juggle the ball with the hockey stick this would help maintain our focus on the ball.  The most I got in a row without dropping it was 12 I thought  I did pretty good considering I was really bad at Hockey.  We then ended off with a nice game which had a twist. You were split into groups then the coach would yell out a number then , say if she calls out 2 , 2 people from each group would run up and   try to score. I enjoyed this lesson because it helped me more of maintaining and controlling the ball. 

Year 7 Team Building

In this weeks leadership lesson we continued to work on our team building.  We got faced a challenge  that involved working as a team. So we got into groups of 4 then got given 5 rubber bands and 10 cups. It sounded odd but it kept me thinking.  We had to make a carrier with the 5 rubber bands because we had to stack the cups into a pyramid. But we had to work as a team and collaborate to complete because I learnt that a successful team  works with each other, learns from each other and helps with each other.  Since we are starting to grow leaders I figured that we had to start working as a team. 

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Speech Marks

Our focus in writing today was to understand how to use and punctuate dialogue. Followed by creating a DLO that helps others learn exciting ways of using dialogue in writing. I worked with Nesi. We had to add examples followed by clip art images , 8 synonyms with the word said and explain how to use it. I found a video that can help others use speech marks correctly. I enjoyed working collaboratively with Nesi because we came up with some really good ideas. 

Making Connections

Today in reading I got to play some games that involved practicing our skills  Predicting, Inferring, Making connections and questioning. In the questioning cube game we had to read a text then roll the dice say it comes up with what it will ask a question which will relate to the text. If you get it correct you will get a point. The next game is  making connections this will help you with making connection with yourself, text or world. I got most of them correct but got one incorrect. I think I enjoyed this game as well because it helped me a lot with making connections. The last game was detective notebook this will help me with inferring and predicting what has happened and what has happened next.  I really liked these games because it gave me an extra boost with my understanding of my skills in reading. 

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

5 minutes of ...

For the past week we have been re-looking at recounts. To show our understanding we wrote a recount using personification, similes and e.t.c.   But there was a twist we had to write each sentence each but with a partner. I thought this would be hard because we wouldn't be thinking about the same idea we would have different parts in the story. But I think it turned out pretty good considering we wrote different ideas and we planned it out using T.R.E.E ( Title, reveal, events and ending) . Using this picture prompt we had to come up with a story before the rescue mission is happened or after this happened. 

5 minutes of ...

For the past week we have been re-looking at recounts. To show our understanding we wrote a recount using personification, similes and e.t.c.   But there was a twist we had to write each sentence each but with a partner. I thought this would be hard because we wouldn't be thinking about the same idea we would have different parts in the story. But I think it turned out pretty good considering we wrote different ideas and we planned it out using T.R.E.E ( Title, reveal, events and ending) . Using this picture prompt we had to come up with a story before the rescue mission is happened or after this happened. 

Piegons DLO

For the past two weeks we have been learning about Pigeons this sort of relates to our Inquiry topic called flight. We learnt history and a few other things about it. I really enjoyed making two different point of views of why there pests and why they are special. I put they are special because they are unique to world history by helping us communicate with or families. On the other side modern day pigeons don't seem to be the same as back in the olden days. They always leave the droppings every where they expect us to feed them food . 

Friday, 11 November 2016

Storyboard that - Godwits

This week since we are moving on to another topic about flight we had to recap some interesting facts that  we learnt. But it had a catch we had to use storyboardthat and make it in to interesting way that they find out. I could remember that , when they fly back to New Zealand they lose about 55% of there body weight which when I first reacted I was pretty shocked I couldn't imagine that they could lose about 55% of their body weight. ANother one I picked was how they travel about 11,000-12,000 kilometers which is a lot. I can't wait to learn more about flight because I get to share it with others. 

Wednesday, 9 November 2016


For our writing lesson we have been learning about Hyperbole. A Hyperbole is a statement that is used for exaggeration or it's really dramatic.   I have written examples to give you a clear idea of what it is. I also used an image to give another clear idea of this. 

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Cyber Smart Game : Commenting

Yesterday we played a game which was based on cyber smart.  Since I landed on a youtube video it came up with commenting with some videos that I assume we had to watch. I thought this was really good that they used old films from the Manaiakalani film festival. This particular  film gave us some commenting tips. The other video also gave us tips. I liked the videos because it's always in steps which made it specific.  I can't wait to continue on with the other activities that are in store for me. 

Monday, 7 November 2016

Paper Planes

Today we had to analyze our measurements for our paper planes. Since we were put into groups we had to come up with a team design. So say if most of the groups wanted pointy wings and another design had a wide body you put those together and test it out. We finally came up with a design but we had to pick who was the best at throwing it. Our group picked someone named A.J. We then had a class competition , we had to battle it out who would get the furthest. Thomas got the furthest he got 14.1 on the other hand A.J. got 13.70. Our learning Intention was to design and make a paper plane that will fly the furthest. 

Re-looking at recounts

Today in writing we went back to recounts even though we know the meaning and the concepts of it. We took a test to show our understanding of the language features. I got 9/10 but I got which of these would you expect to find the beginning of a recount.  We then had to look at the manaiakalani cluster and try to find good recounts that we can use as examples. We were aiming for year 7/8 students because we are on about the same level as them. I found a one this person used time connectives and past tense which was good for a recount. ( I thought this was fun because I got to learn from others and they could learn from me. 

Friday, 4 November 2016


This week in reading we got to learn about Pigeons. Our learning intention was to develop the comprehension strategies of making connections, identifying the authors purpose and point of view, identifying main ideas , or evaluating. We used a multi modal , which is listening and reading . I worked collaborative with my group ( Jasmine, Charlize, Mahdia, Javeylor, A.J and Reon) . We had to write a point of view of if pigeons are pests or not pests. After listening to the audio I got persuaded that Pigeons are actually not pests the are unique to world history. We also made questions about Pigeons with the 5 w's.

Experimenting with paper planes?

Yesterday we had a challenge that we got to face. Our challenge was to design and make a paper plane the will fly the furtherest. We were all split up into groups and started to come up with some ideas.  So we all started to plane the designs , by using youtube clips , websites and some of our prior knowledge.  The fun part was when we got to test our planes seeing if it would go far or just go high. My first plane went further but it was really high. I decided to not use it as our group idea and made a new one. I then made another one this one did not work at all it only went down and didn't make any distance.  Which I thought was a waste. Experimenting with which planes worked or not was fun and we got to learn some things.  We tested them over the balcony, park and the field spaces that were free to use.  I can't wait to see whats in store for us the next time we do this task.  

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Bar - Tailed Godwit

This term our inquiry focus is Flight , Bar Tailed Godwits. We got split into groups and worked collaborative together to make our very own thinglink. If you don't know what a thing link it is when you link a piece of information and link it to an icon of your choice. We linked it with Godwit information that we had used for this DLO. I worked with Daniel and A.J.  We also used a sketchnote which is basically writing notes and turning them into pictures or etc.  

The Outlook for Someday Competition

Congratulations to Latham, Jasmine, Sylis, Daniel, Reon for making the shortlist for a competition that they had entered. This was about an earthquake and shows us what to do. We are really proud that you are representing Panmure Bridge School and making the shortlist.  We all hope that you win. Make sure to watch the video. 

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Police Visit

For my Care Award Respect we had to interview a person in uniform. We interviewed a police man by the name of Constable Cyrus. He is from the Onehunga police department in Auckland, New Zealand.  using pictures and images with a short description of what we were doing I wanted to ask him 2 questions.  One of my questions was , What is your favourite job that you enjoy in the police department?  I asked " What is your favourite job that you enjoy in the police department? He answered I enjoy other jobs but I mainly like being a School community Officer.