Wednesday, 28 June 2017

France Celebration

This showcases the winter solstice of France. We have used different information from 4 sources and have referenced it. We have also added images to give a clear idea of what they use for the yule. We have also add in the daylight of the short day. Did you know that France celebrate their Christmas eve on December the 5th. Before the children go to bed they put their shoes next to the fire and sing traditional french christmas songs. They also get given presents from Saint Nicholas which arrives on a donkey.  I have learnt a lot of new information about the French and how they celebrate this. 

Legend of the 7 sisters

Since it is currently Matariki we have been set challenges about the legend of the seven sisters. We have answered questions by using the story and our reading skills to find this. We also have made a text to text connection, this asked us "What does your whea do for you? " ( whea meaning mum or aunt). We have also listed the names of the stars which is Waiti, Waiata, Waipuna-a-rangi, Tupu-anuku, Tupu-a-rangi, Uru-a-rangi and Matariki. I enjoyed this activity because it kind of applied to reading and I could use my skills to help answer the question as well as making connection. 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Pizza Pieces

In maths we had to work out these fractions and decimals to make one whole.  I have written in this DLO all me strategies and how I solved these equations. I think this was really hard because we had to manipulate fractions into a whole. I kind of made it similar but instead I completely converted it into a fraction then worked it out from there. We had to add different fractions to make one whole.  

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Dance Evaluation

Today at dance we had to film ourselves performing our dance. This helped us with looking at it and seeing what we had to work on. We had to work with another group, they also gave us some feedback and feed forward.   My group had to work on our transition and mostly our timing for a few parts because it wasn't in sync with the music.  I think this was a good way to evaluate your steps in dance. 

Explaining movies

In this task we had to make a movie of all our knowledge of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We used facts to back up our thinking but we got them from a New Zealand book. I worked collaboratively with Zahra, Fifita and Nazella to make this and we used free to use pictures for this. We infomred people about Landfills and the process of how they get rid of the rubbish. Did you know it takes plastic bags 400 years to biodegrade which is a lot of years.  

Group Opinion

In Inquiry Tiava, San Kyaw, Nazella and I made a group solution to solving a rubbish problem that happens at our school.  We divided the paper into 5 sections and wrote our opinions then in the middle where the box was we put it all together. But there was a twist to it we couldn't speak. This was quite hard because we didn't really know what to put in.  Instead we circled some ideas from each opinion and numbered it off in order. This turned out really good and made a group solution or opinion. 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Inquiry Flowchart

Our Inquiry focus today was to make a DLO about a flowchart on how milk cartons can be processed into different types of things such as books, furniture and  roof tiles. Sanujan, Tiava, Joshua and I made an animation based on this. Our school is a Fonterra school meaning we get given milk then we get asked to drink it dry and fold it flat. It then gets sent off to different countries and can be made into different types of objects. I think I have learnt quite a lot about the process of this and I am glad I'm helping others. 

Friday, 9 June 2017

Haiku Poem

This is my Haiku Poem. This consists of 5 syllables in the first line, the second line with 7 syllables and the last line with 5 syllables. So altogether it has 17 syllables and 3 lines. I had to retell the story of How Maui brought fire to the world. I think this was hard to suit the 5-7-5 layout. 


Part of Poetry we had to look at  different poems.  This poem is about the colour of the sunset using different verbs and a interesting metaphor. I have added in the definition of verbs and metaphors. Metaphors are basically the same as similes but without like or as. 


This week I learnt about reading poems. This poem is my favourite because they used a lot of metaphors and a simile.  My favourite Metaphor was " chocolate sea" because it was describing the tea of how they used chocolate and sea. There was also another simile which was " zoom goes the spoon like a silver typhoon" which rhymed and it had a simile because it had "like". I enjoy reading different poetry's and would like to make more of my own. 

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Division Dilemmas

In maths we had to solve division problems with different strategies such as as multiplication strategy, a division strategy and a person that had to estimate.  I worked with Ofa and Fraidoon, we took turns at working each problem with those three strategies.  To show our working we made this on a DLO. 


Today in dance we worked on our geometrical dance. We got reminded that we had to be in sync with the music meaning in time and the different types of music that will suit our dance. We had to think about the tempo which is the speed and the beat of the music. It was quite tricky for our group but we managed to get some moves that we made up into a creative way.  To inspire us we watched a video that could give us some ideas of what to do. We compared and contrasting with two different genres such as ballet music and rock music.  

Friday, 2 June 2017

Clock Design

In tech we had are planning to design clocks. I have chosen to design a clock for myself. I have picked 5 designs to get my inspiration to see what I can do with my clock. I have picked these because I really enjoy playing netball and playing the ukulele.  

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Inquiry Statistics

This terms inquiry topic is Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Me and Hajera worked collaboratively to make this graph of how much litter we drop in the sea but Auckland calculations. We also added images and have an attribution to it.  


This week is Samoan Language week we had the two choices to pick out of the traditional tattoo or a really popular sport which is Kilikiti.  I made a DLO on this and wrote the history of it and how the equipment was made which is really interesting. I didn't know that it was fully introduced by the missionaries in the 19 century  I think that my family can play this or maybe can be taught.