Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Tenths and Hundredths

WALT: recognize and understand tenths and hundredths.

This week my maths group Calculators and I have been learning about tenths and hundredths. In this task we also had to write the decimal, fraction and mixed number. With the matching one we had to draw a line from the number on the right to it's name on the left. 

Instructions on how to play my scratch game

How to play my scratch game:
1. To move your space craft use the arrow keys.
2.As there are enemies you need to get rid of them so to do that you use the space bar to shoot.
3. If you are hit/touched by the enemy then you restart.

Your score is always set to 0 so each time you hit an enemy then you get 1 point. If you are touched by them then your score is set to 0 again then you have to play to gain more points.

What I've read about space traveling

The challenges of making my scratch game

The challenges that I had for my scratch game was to shoot the bullet out of my space ship, getting the right co-ordinates right and making my enemies vanish when my bullets hits them. Those were my challenges. How I solved them: I solved my problem by watching a video of how to shoot bullets from our space ship. Click here to see the video. Well those were my challenges and out of al of them shooting them was the hardest. Also if you want to see my scratch game click HERE and see what my friends and I have done.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Key Competency - Managing self

WALT: 1. Show how much progress we can make in one maths session 2. Articulate what we are learning about .
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Today our class is focusing on our Key Competencies. Our aim was to stay on task and see how much progress we make for maths in one maths block. This should set the standard for how much work we complete each time we have numeracy.

Here is my maths work I have completed today.

What I found out about space

This is what I learnt about space and what and exo-brake is. Everything I have learnt about it is right above and to me it is quit interesting. The photos above show you the exo-brake being launched and how the make it. I hope this is interesting to you and I hope you like it. If you want to visit the website I wet on to look at space travel and others, click HERE to go straight to that website.

Friday, 26 May 2017

3 days without the year 8's

For the past 2 days the year 8's have been off at camp and the year 7's, a couple of year 8's and I have been back at school doing some great activities like: making truffles, relays/races of stacking cups up and putting them pack down and so much more.

One the first day we all got in our team groups and they were Munchies, Churries and Fobalicious and then after that we had did our chant and I thought that Churries chant was the best. We had lovely teachers who ran different stations and they are Mrs Judd, Whaea Kelly and Mr Slade. They stations were paper work and posters, marshmallow buildings using past sticks.

The second day the munchies and I moved onto team building with Mrs Judd and Mose. What we had to do was to build that tallest tower or building using marshmallows and pasta. Sadly no one had got any points because people had gotten frustrated and wrecked their tower/building. After that was the cup challenge where we had to stack cups using an elastic rubber band and some strings. When that was finish the stacking cup challenge was last before we moved onto making truffles with Whaea Kelly. After lunch was great because we got to play soccer, tag and netball after lunch. Well it was just yesterday that we did that stuff.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Group Padlet

W.A.L.T: Discuss and justify my response to a range of text.

This here is a padlet that my group and I put down our ideas/opinions about what we think if zoos are good for animals or not. We also have to find evidence in the text given to us.

My 9 sentence story

There was once a kind girl named Dezarae. Dezarae likes to walk to the shop. She buys a lot of lollies and she likes to chat with the shopkeeper and her name is Anahere.

After school Dezarae would invite Anahere over to play on her trampoline, but this time Anahere refused to play. She felt awful that she decided to make new friends, and so she did. As she walked home she saw Anahere and Anahere explained why she refused to play with her. “My family told me to make you jealous” explained Anahere. Anahere was a little happy about but Dezarae wasn’t happy at all. So Anahere and Dezrae never talked again or both Anahere and Dezarae would start to argue.

This is my 9 sentence story. This week room 1 literacy and I have been learning about simple, compound and complex sentences. Simple sentences are words that form a complete thought. Compound sentences are 2 or more sentences joined together by a coordinating conjunction. Complex sentences contain and independent clause and a dependent clause joined together by a subordinating conjunction.
Green is simple sentences
Blue is compound sentences
Red is complex sentences

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Place Values, Fractions and Decimals

WALT: Use our knowledge of place values, fractions and decimals to solve word problems.

This week room 5 maths and I have been learning about fractions, place values and decimals. It is the first week back of school and so we are taking it easy for now. We are learning to use our knowledge of place values, fractions and decimals to solve word problems.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Scratch game reflection

This is here our reflection about our scratch game my group and I have created using scratch. In this presentation we had to write out the problems we had and how we fixed it. Also we had to put a picture of our sprites.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

My Visual Mihi

Kia ora, nau mai haere mai.
Ko Maungarei te maunga
Ko Tamaki te awa
Ko Waitemata te moana
Ko Ruapotaka te marae
Ko Ngapuhi toku iwi
No New Zealand ahau
Ko Pt England School toku kura
Ko Deane toku whanau
Ko Dina toku papa
Ko Sandy toku mama
Ko Danielle toku ingoa.
No reira tena koutou, tena koutou tena koutou katoa.
This is my visual mihi

Friday, 31 March 2017

Fractions working out

Here is my fraction working out. My maths teacher Mrs Ilaoa had given my group and I a maths task about fractions. We had to see which fractions are bigger than the other by multiplying and dividing it. 2/6 and 3/10. So what we have to do is now figure out how to see which one is greater than the other. So we do: 6 x 10 = 60, 60 ÷ 10 = 6. Then: 1/6 = 10, 2/6 = 20, and so on. I think you've got the hang of it so I won't go on but you get thy idea.

Language features

This here is a google drawing image that I did. It is about language features. We read the text called "The whale child" Click here to read the text. So in this task I had to describe what the text really meant like- The waves were like giant glass towers... So then I had to write down what it really meant. This story was interesting and really hooked me in. I hope this does the same for you.

Friday, 24 March 2017

A Piece of paradise

This here is about how rain helps plants to grow and how the sun helps as well. Well I have explained in my own words about how the rain and sun help plants to grow. I am going to tell you one thing about it. So water is valuable and that we shouldn't waste it. It helps crops to grow like for example farms. I hope this helps you know a little about how the rain and sun help plants. Please leave some feedback and tell me what I should've add or what I can fix up.

Thursday, 23 March 2017


This here is my think-board. I had to solve out what 5.3 - 1.746 was. In the middle is the question with my answer 3.646, the box above is how I solved it, the box on the right is telling you what strategy I used, the box at the bottom is a word problem that I had to write and the box on the left is other ways to solve it. So that's why there are multiple boxes.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Decimals,Percentage's and fractions

Week 7 in my maths class... We have been practicing our decimals, percentage's and fractions. The first few questions were easy but then it had gotten harder throughout the presentation. You could try solve the equations on my presentation but figure out a different way to solve it. Is it easy or hard. Make sure to comment.

Friday, 17 March 2017

A splendid day at the polyfest

This is my story about my first time going to the polyfest. It was amazing and I really enjoyed it. I am pretty sure that everyone else who went had a good time too. If you want to find out my favorite highlights and what I enjoyed then read on for more.

One highlight is about the Maori stage. The Maori stage was fantastic. There were stalls to buy shirts that relate to Maori, stalls with Maori taonga (pendant) and a place where you could get a moko(a girl in our class kept on saying modo). Food stalls and so much more.

My second highlight was travelling around to explore a lot of amazing things that was happening. My favorite part about exploring was getting a moko because that brought out the true Maori part in you. With a moko was great and that was my favorite part about exploring every stall.

My third highlight about the polyfest was watching the performances. Really it was only the Maori stage that had the most performances but there were other stages that mostly had talking based on their culture. The importance about polyfest is that it’s a competition for all colleges to express themselves and show everyone about their culture. Polyfest is a cultural competition that happens every year.

Going to the polyfest was my first time and my first time was the most amazing thing ever. Also a huge thanks to Dezarae’s aunt Leslie for looking after us on a fantastic trip and a huge thanks to all the other parent helpers who came along and looked after our wonderful tamariki. So that’s my story about my first time going to polyfest. Enjoy.

Friday, 10 March 2017

The 3 Kete of Knowledge

Here is my poster about the 3 kete of knowledge. Here is a short story about Tane, his brother Whiro and the 3 kete  of knowledge. These kete's keep us balanced. Our Mind, body and soul. These are the kete's:
The kete-aronui which held all the knowledge that could help mankind
The kete-tuauri which held the knowledge of ritual, memory and prayer
and the kete-tuatea which contained knowledge of evil or makutu, which was harmful to mankind.

Review about the movie Hidden Figures

How awesome it was to go and see the movie Hidden Figures for the year 7 and 8 extension group. It was amazing because I had gotten the best seats in the theater. About hidden figures: Hidden figures is  a movie about 3 African American ladies that had proven themselves to the world that black people are not mean or thieves and that the can be useful. 

At the movies we bought some popcorn,lollies and drinks. While we were waiting we were watching the movie trailers that were playing on the big screen that everyone could see when the walked into the movies. Finally it hit 10:40 and the doors to go inside the theater were open.  It was only the extension group and quit a few of elderly men and women behind us.
As it was my first time watching Hidden Figures was great. I thought that the movie was going to be boring as I don't really like documentary or things about N.A.S.A (no offense). I thought wrong about the movie Hidden Figures. Once we walked out of the cinema's, I was so unhappy that I couldn't just go back and watch it.

Review- Hidden figures movie review- Likes: What I liked about the movie was when they had made it into space and was ready to go to the moon. Also I liked that all the racism and hate to black people was over, thanks to mathematician Katherine Johnson, aspiring engineer Mary Jackson and unofficial supervisor Dorothy Vaughan. Dislikes: What I didn't like about it was that all the racism that spread to all the white people. 

Maori god family tree

Maori god family tree: This family tree is about the Maori gods. Tumatauenga, Tawhirimatea, Tane Mahuta, Tangaroa, Rongo, Haumiatiketike, Rehua, Ruaumoko, Hine-nui-te-po, Punga, Kaitangata, Ikatere, Tu-te wehiwehi and last but not least Maui. The parents of these children are Papatuanuku the earth mother and Ranginui the sky father.

Myths and Legends about NZ

WALT:research the various myths and legends that were used to explain features of our environment.Features such as our land, our oceans our natural resources.  
My Presentation is about the Maori gods and how then north island was made. Well go ahead and check every slide out, and don't miss a thing. I also have a slide about the Maori god family tree. There is also a slide that has info and tales about Maui. We are learning to research the various myths and legends that were used to tell/explain features of our environment. Features such as our land, our oceans/seas and our natural resources.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Place Value Houses

WALT - Add decimals to 3 decimal places
This here is showing you how I put big numbers into their place value house. Putting big numbers into their place value house, it really helps you when you trying to figure out place value problems.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Alphabet multiplication

WALT -  Understand the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages.

This is a a alphabet multiplication google drawing. Each letter in the alphabet has a number. So for example, if you spell "cool" then you have to look to see what letter has what number. E.g - C= 3, O=15, O=15 and L=12. So you have to multiply all those numbers and see what you get. So that's what alphabet multiplication is.

Friday, 24 February 2017

How to have a fun weekend

Don’t have anything fun to do in the weekends? Well I’ve got a few ideas here for you to try out. Read on to find out more. I hope this helps you have a tremendous weekend.

Bring a friend or more over to play with: Play games with them
Go play outside with them or go to a theme park. Playing with a friend can really help boost your mood. Having a friend around is great because now you won't be lonely.

Go watch a movie at home or at the cinema. Eat some junk food and all that unhealthy stuff.
(If you can’t afford to go to the movies then watch a movie at home)
(If you don’t have any movies at home then act one out) (Do a play)

Go to the beach with your family and friends. Maybe just friends even. Go swimming or build something from clay or sand. Maybe just do what you think is fun to do at the beach. What do you like to do at the beach?

Can you think of anymore ways to have a fun weekend? Well I hope this helps you and that you can show others how to have a fun weekend. You can even make up your own ideas of how to have a fun weekend. Well that's me, Ka kite ano

Friday, 17 February 2017

Explanation Reconstruction

WALT - Identify the structural features of an explanation text

This is my post about How glass bottles are made. You're probably wondering, "Whats the point of this?"
Well room 1 literacy class and I had to reconstruct the story about how glass bottles are made. This writing is called explanation writing. Mr Wiseman which is our literacy teacher had already written about it but had mixed them up. So what we had to do was put each paragraph in order. This is how I put mine in order.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Maths: Word Problems

WALT -  Illustrate (draw/show) the steps we used to solve each problem

This week room 5 maths are learning how to show/draw the steps we used to solve a maths problem. Here is my showing of how i figured out 264 - 92. It's really easy to solve and show how I/you worked it out. My question was: A train has 264 people on it. 92 people get off the train at the next stop. So how many people are on the train now? My answer was 164. I used and algorithm, which was much easier.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Number of the week

WALT -  Illustrate (draw/show) the steps we used to solve each problem
This week room 5 maths will be learning to draw or show the steps we used to solve each equation/problem.
This presentation is about the different ways we can think about a number in many different ways. We went on a site that generates a number and the number that you/we got and then you/we make it as a problem and solve it.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017