Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Mussel Problems

This week's maths learning was based on fractions and proportions. Zahra and I worked collaboratively to find the solutions to the equations. I think the last problem was very challenging because we had to use our multiplication skills and multiply big numbers which was very hard.  

Monday, 20 November 2017

Fractions Games

This game helped us order our fractions from smallest to biggest. It was also timed and kept record of your score so you can see how your doing. You had to pop the balloons you thought were in order, it will make a noise if you are incorrect. I think I did really well considering I'm not the best at fractions. If you would like to play the game and challenge your self (click here)

Navigating Narritives- Summarising

In one of our novel studies activities our take was to make a summary of the book. To help us with this we choose 20 important words from the text that would be useful for the summary. From there we selected 6 words that were very important and we then used those 6 words to write our summary. I think that Nazella and I made a good summary because we have understood the book. 

Navigating Narratives - Feedback

In reading, we have been giving feedback to our partner. After reading the text for 20 minutes, Mia and I gave our opinion of how we were while reading. Nazella said that I could talk about the book and how I made an understanding. I was also able to describe the pages with my own words.

Thursday, 9 November 2017


Today we had Badmington. We learnt our forehand and backhand skill. To help us with this technique we worked in partners, we both had turns hitting with our forehand and backhand then rotated while doing this we kept a rally. A rally is keeping the shuttle from going on the ground and involves two people. I found today's lesson hard because I'm not the best at badminton  and the technique is challenging. 

Manaiakalani Film Festival

Yesterday was the 10th anniversary for the Manaiakalani film festival. We went to watch a few of the movies from our Manaiakalani cluster. There were different little movies about dancing, skits and experiments. After we watched a few movies we got to watch them online and leave positive comments about this. One of my favourite movies was a film by Ruapotaka school it was about Rugby values, i found this interesting because the different types of transitions in the video and the helpful advice that was given. 

Thank you Letter

My gold care award activities was to write a thank you letter to a teacher or other staff member. I choose to write my thank you letter to Mrs Anderson because she has helped me though my learning and as well as being the best leader that I can be. She has made creative learning activities such as making movies and interesting topics for reading. 

Poster showcasing life at PBS

One of my Gold Care Award activities was to "create a poster showcasing life at PBS". I added in pictures of the different activities that we do in our school like our Dance Production that happened in Term 3 which was great. We also have had camp at the start of the year which really helps with our survival skills and we got to try new challenges like the high ropes, chariot racing and more. 

Friday, 3 November 2017

Guy Fawkes Safety Rules

Since this weekend is going to be Guy Fawkes we had to give others a reminder on the safety rules of this. One of the reasons why was to keep everyone safe over the weekend. A rule that wee came up with was to keep children out of reach of Fireworks. This was an important rule because children will think it's fine because it won't harm you but it is very harmful and can cause serious issues. 

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Screencastify - Finding fractions of an amount

This is my screencastify I made in class. I displayed a strategy in maths that I have been working on, which is fractions of an amount. I showcased how to work this equation out using the strategy and also what I did to make it work. To help us overcome speaking we wrote a script to help us explain our learning. I think this new learning is really a great experience because it is a different way of displaying your work and showcasing our thinking. 

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Rippa Rugby Inter-school

Today was the Rippa-Rugby inter-school and our school took part in this. We had four games in total, our girls team had played against Point England the score was 1-9. We then challenged Glen Innes school which was very hard because it was windy and our tags were flying off but our team worked together to keep going. Now we were up against Tamaki Primary using our passing skills we made a lot of yardage but had a close loss. Our last game finished off with a loss against Glenbrae School I think this was our best game because we kept communicating with our team mates, scoring tries and ripping the tags. 

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Holiday Blogging Challenge

In this holiday blogging activity I found out about Rainbow's End which is a very big New Zealand landmark. The questions that were asked were, where is it located, how much does it cost for a family pass and how much would it cost for your family using the ticket prices to help you. 

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Democracy Flowchart

For the past two weeks we have been learning about elections. One of our activities was to make a democracy flowchart.  This flowchart showcases how our country is ran from the Queen of England to the House of representatives. This task was really interesting because I found more information about our government. 

Cross Country Inter-school

Yesterday was cross country inter-school. We had a very big course to run but luckily with all the practise that we had we were able to manage ourselves and  keep going. I think it was really hard because everyone was going to same place and there were a lot of students tripping because it was very slippery. Overall it was a good result and came 7th out of 48. 

Kiwi Can Challenges

Our Kiwican topic this term was facing challenges and how we can overcome them. Today we played a few games that were either easy or challenging. One of them was to bring an object to real life using your team mates. You had to have 2 people in the ring and use a idea that hasn't been used before. I think that challenge was the hardest because you only had a short amount of time to find a new idea and it was a lot of pressure. 

Scale Drawing

In Ls2 we made a scale drawing enlargement. I made my scale drawing on Mrs Potts and Chip from the movie Beauty and the beast. I choose this because it was simple but had a lot of detail on Mrs Potts with lots of patterns.  The challenging part about this task was to rule up the grid and rule the exact measurements. 

Monday, 25 September 2017

What is a coalition?

Today we were learning about what a coalition and we have been following the election results and how it can change/affect the government. In our government we have a situation of a coalition because the party Mew Zealand First have to pick what side they believe they want to go to. This DLO contains who our local MVP is and how will the coalition with NZ first affect the results. 

Opening Sequence- The Princess Bride

Our whole class did a film study on the movie "The Princess Bride". We did the following activities of Opening Sequence, Character introduction, Fantasy Conventions, Shot types and Narrative propt. I decided have more understanding on the opening sequence which features the prologue of the story.  We had to add what was a prologue, who the main characters were, what was is the setting of the main story, who are the main characters introduced and How is the humor used to stop the scene from being to over the top. 

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Cross Country

Today we had cross country fun run. We ran 4 laps around our course. This helped us with our endurance because we had practises to help us with our pace and how to run. I think this run was really  hard and challenging because you had to run up a hill quite a few times and it was muddy through the fields.   

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Helen Clark

Helen Clark was the 37th prime minister of New Zealand. She was a great leader as she opened Kiwibank and made great differences in New Zealand. She is the administrator of United nations Development. In this presentation we have added in the changes she has made and also who she is known for. 

Elections Jigsaw Puzzle

Since this week is election week, we are learning about elections. In our learning we have completed an activity called 'Government Party Jigsaw'. In this jigsaw Zahra, Mishaan, Ofa, Javeylor, and I have added the leaders of the main party and what electorate they are in. 

Monday, 18 September 2017

Read and ebook day

Today is read an ebook day (September 18th), to celebrate this our classroom read an ebook from the Tamaki College Overdrive where it has a whole variety of ebooks with different genres. It's good to have an ebook day because it brings back reading and it gives us a reminder that we can read online which makes it great. The purpose of this day was to celebrate modern story telling, if you want more information about read an ebook day click here  #ebooklove

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Say it Tika

Since this week is Maori language week, we tried to keep the Maori language alive by improving google maps pronunciation of the Maori streets and places in our local area. I pinned three of the streets and places that could be improved on such as Ti Rakau Drive. People get confused how to pronounce it. I hope to learn more Maori words so I can use it at school and home. 

Friday, 8 September 2017

Stained Glass

Since we have the new rotation for tech we have stained glass as our rotation. This week we were planning our designs and being cautious of what would work and what wouldn't.  We also coloured in the parts we wanted to. I had the idea of a boat and my initial "M". We also got to experience cutting glass with special boards. We used different tools to help us succeed in this. 

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Tamaki Overdrive

Using the Tamaki overdrive we selected a book to read from a wide variety of non-fiction, fiction, mystery and suspense and more.  I picked a book that was in the fiction section it is called "undiscovered country" and is written by Jennifer Gold. I think Tamaki overdrive is really good because it has some books that have audio and is completely the same as the library but online. 

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Two Word Sentences

In writing we had a look at two word sentences, two word sentences are simple sentences. Using the simple sentence we added in FANBOYS which makes it a complex sentence which joins two simple sentences or ideas together with a connective. Using the complex sentence we used AAWWUIBBIS to make it a compound sentence. 

Monday, 4 September 2017

Read Theory

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Read theory is a reading activity that can help your reading by growing your knowledge of vocabulary and how to comprehend text. It asks you questions with a multi-choice answer you then select one.  There are also challenge questions if you get this specific question correct you get bonus points, each answer you get correct will give you points on your account. This has improved my comprehension skills as well as expanding my vocabulary from different texts.  

Friday, 25 August 2017

Clock Design

At Tech we finally finished our clocks that we have been working on for the past few weeks. My design was inspired by a camera and made it my own. This was a very long process because we had to plan, cut out our designs, paint it, put it together then there we would have our final design. I think this was really hard because it was hard to get the exact shade that you wanted because we had to mix colours together to get our desired colour. 

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Standing up to bullies- Care award

One of my Care award tasks was to "Create a DLO on how to stand up to bullies, or how to be cyber smart". So I made a DLO about standing up to bullies. I had to give advice or ways to stand up to bullies. One of my ways was to talk to a trusted adult that can help you with the problem they can confront the bully. 

Careers - Marine Biologist

In careers we took a test which asked what we were interested in. It gave us the option of not interested, neutral, fairly interested and very interested. Depending on what you answered they will analyse how many jobs that you could do or could be interested in. I got in 16 jobs in total which wasn't that much but I think it was based on what I answered. I picked one job that I think I would like which was a Marine Biologist.  I looked into this and had the skills I need such as the knowledge and what industry it was in. 

Tuesday, 15 August 2017


Since this week is maths week, we made a geometrical flextangle. I made a smaller version on A4 paper and coloured this in then made my own design on A3 paper with different shapes. I think this was really fun because it challenged me a lot in different ways and I got to make my own design.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Cyber Smart - What does matter?

Our cyber smart messages was "what does matter". I had to find out the correct way of searching and how this could improve your smart searching skills. I think this task was quite hard and easy because I didn't really know about the smart searching. We also had to answer questions using the information that was provided. 

Tech Clocks

Tech @ Tamaki College was a bit different today. Instead of painting our clock designs we got set a task to draw circles using compasses and to spot the shape. I think this was really hard because you couldn't really see the inner shape and that it could make something else. In my drawing I saw a flower shape and a star which was really interesting. I could maybe add this in my clock design. 

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Suffrage Movement- Sketchnote

Part of our reading task was to make a sketch note about the women suffragettes. A sketch note is a creative way to show your learning and using pictures and shapes to give examples and etc. Nazella and I worked together to make this DLO. We came across the questions of "what do you know about the suffrage movement?, why did it come about? and what obstacles did the suffragettes face? Since Nazella and I had two different side of what the suffrage movement was we both added in our opinion of this in different parts. 

Galloping Greyhounds

In maths this week our main focus was adding fractions. In this activity Zahra and I answered question 2 to the "galloping greyhounds". We had to first first use the evidence in the first question in order to carry it on. By doing this, this would make it easy for us to get our answer. We had to multiply the numbers by the numbers of 12, 5 and 3. 

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Kate Sheppard

Nazella, Jorja and I made a DLO about Kate Sheppard. We talked about who Kate Sheppard was?, what Kate, why she was famous. But we then had to describe what her personal qualities were using the information from different sites. We thought she was confident because she took pride in her public speeches and wasn't afraid what others thought of her. We then thought of a interesting question and answered it using this information. I think talk definitely helped us learn because we would have learning conversations about this. 

Rewindable Learning

The learning that we did this morning was rewindable learning. If you don't know what rewindable learning is it is recording yourself and going over it again to practise or revise. In dance we learnt a few steps yesterday and went over it today to build on from in it for our dance production. I think this style of learning really helps us improve because you can look back at what you have done wrong and try to work on it until you get better. 


We looked at a language feature called "Idiom". This language feature means to, a sentence that can have different meaning to it using exaggeration so it's similar to a hyperbole. In this DLO I put a few examples and illustrated one which was "Speed up the clock". I have put in pictures to suit the idiom sentence. I found this quite easy because I am aware of how to use idiom in a sentence. 

Friday, 4 August 2017

Inquiry Poster

Our inquiry topic this term is relationships with ourselves and others. In one of the tasks we have done, we watched a few inspiring videos about an athlete by the name of "Jesse Owens" and a movie that starred Will Smith. The videos were about never giving up and telling yourself you can do this and also to learn to give yourself good advice and accept the fact that everyone fails. 

Tech @ Tamaki College

Tech at Tamaki College was great. Our whole group has finished laster cutting our designs and are now on to painting it.  We made different colours be using the primary colours and looked at the outter colour wheel and looked at the secondary colours which is Green, Purple and Orange. I think this was really exciting because were up to our final stage of designing our clocks and I can't wait to see the finishing product. 

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

It Pays To Win

Our maths focus this week was "It pays to win". This used a lot of rounding in the payment of Siones rugby career. In this question we had to find the new payment of the next season because they changed the old payments by more. We compared the payments to the new season and the old season and figured out that he go paid $5100 more then his old season. 

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Suffragette movement

Since woman's rights was a big issue in the olden days our reading topic this term related . We watched a youtube video about the suffragette movement and wrote a 25 word summary on "what was the suffragette movement". . I found this quite hard because it isn't a skill that I have mastered (summary) but talking to my group helped me make my connection.

Kahoot Quiz

In our maths challenge we learnt a new strategy. Our strategy was to see if a number can be divisible by 3. Zahra and I made a kahoot and added in some questions and using the strategy we learnt to work it out.  We swooped our quiz with Mataio  and Fraidoon. I think this activity was really fun because we got to challenge others with quizzes and learnt different strategies for equations. 

Monday, 31 July 2017

Hyperbole Illustration

Our writing focus today was hyperbole's. If you don't know what that is it is extreme exaggeration used in a sentence. I have illustrated one of my hyperbole's which was "Halfway through to my destination, a big bug was on the path it was as big as the moon or even the world" this related to my short story that I made which was about an unfortunate walk. I think this was a bit easy because it wasn't hard making the hyperbole but it kind of was hard when you had to add it in your story because it had to fit in with the setting of the story.  

Ordering Fractions

One of our maths warm ups was a fraction test to. To get use to this we first played a game in this game you had to order fractions from lowest to highest. From there we got tested and did the same thing but it only had 4 questions this game analyzed a percentage on how we did. I got 100% because I got the answers correct. 

Friday, 28 July 2017

SWIS - Gold Attitude award

One of my Gold Care awards tasks was to "research the role of the SWIS in our school, and tell others how they help us". To give me a better understanding of this role Zahra and I went to our school social worker and asked her a few questions to help us with this. I didn't really know what the role of a social worker was I only knew that it helped families and students. 

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Why is it so important to keep oral story telling alive?

Maori storytelling is important today because it can pass onto generations. They will know the value of their culture while keeping the Maori language alive.  

Zahra and I made a 25 word summary on "Why is it so important to keep oral story telling alive". We listened to explanations and peoples opinions on why it was important but it was said in a Te Reo so we had to use English subtitles which was great. This was quite hard because we had to limit the  amount of words that we could use.  To get around this Zahra and I had a learning conversation about this and summarised this. One of the reasons why we thought it was important was that it could get passed over to generations while keeping the Maori language alive. 

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Exploring myths and legends

Our reading focus this term is myths and legends. Zahra and I worked collaboratively using storyboard that this story was based on the myth "How Maui slowed the sun" we practised using show not tell.  To do this you use dialogue because it is showing the readers not telling it also keeps the reader hooked. The most challenging part of this was to try and make the characters look the same and to try and find the correct setting to match this. But luckily we used different colours and added in props. 

Ordering Fractions

In maths i played a game that related to ordering fractions. The aim of the game was to order it from high to low and still enough lives to go on to the next level. This was really easy because I already knew my ordering fractions but I think it got tricky when I went on to the harder levels because they mix up the fractions a little bit.