Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Legacy 500 drawing

This week I had to draw a Legacy 500 for inquiry. I have been researching and discovering what this executive jet can do and what it is made of. I learnt that the turbofan engine is made by the American company, Honeywell. This plane can carry up to 12 passengers.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Legacy 500-Information report

These last two weeks I have been writing and planning a piece of writing called an Explanation. I picked the Legacy 500 because it is a really beautiful jet to look at. I have wrote about the engine, luxury, how it links to migration and more. Click HERE for my writing.


L.I. To investigate coordinates

Today I have been playing battleships with a classmate and one of my teachers, Mr Ogilvie. My teacher beat me and I was crying inside like deep inside. Battleship 2.0 was a bit harder than battle sheets. They both used an app of google.

Santa Tracker

Today Mr Ogilvie sent a link out for this game called Santa Tracker. It is a cool and fun Christmas activity for -12 years of age. You can do different things like dancing and play fun Christmas games. It is also a fun thing to watch them dance.  

Blog Commenting

Today I have been visiting other classmate's blogs and commenting. I was intrigued by some of their work.  


LI: to make connections with prior and to gather information across texts to form an opinion.

Today I have been comparing Amy Johnson to Jean Batten, Amelia Earhart, Richard Pearse, and the Wright brothers. Turns out Amy Johnson has a lot in common with different Aviators. Did you know Batten and Johnson both landed in Darwin Australia.

Table Conga

Today I have been refreshing my multiplication with table conga on Transum. I have been doing all my times table but decided to blog my 7 times table. I really enjoy doing this because it is a worthy challenge.

Legacy 500

Today I drew a legacy 500 for my flying object. I hate drawing but I had to get it done. This machine runs on a turbofan engine which is made by the U.S. company aerospace Honeywell. I apologies for my hard trying drawing. 

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Key Word Summary

This week I have been researching a luxurious jet made by Embraer. It is called the Legacy 500. I picked this plane because I would like one and it has really sophisticated looks. (Outside) It was really hard to look up why they built it but I think they want to bring tomorrow's technology to today. Click here for go my Key summary.                

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Double Take

Today I did a game on transum called Double take. I made it up to 256 today but my highest was 2048!!

Blog Commenting

I have been looking at peoples blog and started looking through their geometry. I found Angari's fascinating and well done. It also helped me with my 3-d shapes for geometry.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Jean Batten Speech

J:On September 15, 1909 famous New Zealander, Jean Batten was born. On 1913 the Batten’s moved to Auckland where she studied ballet and piano. On 1929 she moved to England to join the London aeroplane club. On May 1934 history was made by Jean Batten for beating the English aviatrix Amy Johnson by four days from England to Australia.

S:On 1936 she set another big record from flying to New Zealand from England. On 1936 Batten was given the Commander of the Order of the British Empire and also the Cross of Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour.In 1938 she was awarded the medal of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale which is the aviation's highest honour.

J:After her flying days were over she lived in Spain after her mum died. On 1982 she was bitten by a dog on the island Majorca and refused treatment and the wound became infected. She sadly died on 1983 in a hotel. Her relatives and the world did not know learn about her passing until September 1987 (5 years later than her death).

This week I have written a speech about an aviatrix from NZ, Jean Batten. I liked writing this speech because it is fun for the end of the term and it mixes with my favourite subject, writing.

Travel Measurement

L.I. To understand units of measurements and to investigate units of measurement.

This week I have been exploring the world and measuring the distance between the two countries. I loved making this map because measuring is one of the only things I love in maths. I also like numbers because it is really fascinating how they work. Click here for my map.

Timeline- Richard Pearse and the Wright brothers

L.I. To scan for key information and to skim text for general

This week I have been researching on fathers of modern aviation, Richard Pearse and the Wright brothers. Their have been conflict on who created the first successful plane. I hope that this shows you the answer and I hope you can understand it. Richard Pearse was surprisingly a New Zealander.


Today I did prototec for a can-do level 4. I do not like maths but I like multiplication etc. This game helps people with a specific area of maths. it is for addition and subtraction.


LI: to write a concluding paragraph.

Today I wrote a conclusion about one of NZ's most famous aviatrix, Jean Batten. After flying she started being reclusive and lived some where in Spain. She also flew the Gipsy moth plane from England to Australia.

Blog Commenting

Today I visited Jericho's and Tai's blog and saw some astounding effort and work. I suggest you visit these two peoples blogs because they are really helpful and understandable people. They also have passion in there work.

States of America

Today I have been naming the states of america because all eyes have been on the U.S. elections. I had some helps by some people in my class. I like a challenge because it forces my brain to think and I like new things about countries.

Thursday, 24 November 2016


L.I.To understand units of measurements and to investigate units of measurements

On our first lesson we gave Mr O all the measurements we know. E.G. gallons, tons and degrees. We also pointed out the metric system and the imperial system. We used centimetres and thumb rulers for measurement. It was fun learning measurements because it is one of the only things in maths I can stand

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Amelia Earhart Biography

L.I. : to make connections with texts.

Today I wrote a biography on one of the most famous aviatrix in the worlds history, Amelia Earhart. She was the first lady to fly across the Atlantic ocean solo (By herself.) She also won the distinguished flying cross. On July the 2nd 1937 she sadly disappeared in the vast Pacific ocean.

Jean Batten

L.I. To research an aviator and write a biography using key words and summarising skills

The last couple of days I have been researching on one of New Zealand's most famous aviatrix, Jean Batten. She is an inspiration to the world for all the medals and achievements she accomplished. she also beat Amy Johnson's record in the year of 1934.

Blog Commenting

Today I commented on Liam's and Mataio's blog. On Liam's blog he was measuring things in LS1 and on Mataio's Blog he was talking about one of America's greatest aviatrix, Amelia Earhart. I also enjoyed reading Mataio's because it was a really fascinating blog post.   

Times Table

Today I did the times table speed test. It is a really useful site when you need to practise you times table and when you want to find things depending on the level you pick. The thing I need to work on is finding the numbers because it sometimes has replicas.

Barack Obama

This week I did an I wonder on one of America's greatest president, Barack Obama. As you know this is his last year in the white house so I did him. He is a really good public speaker and a very inspirational idle in the eyes of the world but sadly he is leaving.

Jean Batten-Introduction

LI: to write an informative introduction.

Today we went over information report skills, so today we had to write an introduction on our favourite aviator/aviatrix. We did aviators because we are doing aviators for inquiry. I picked Jean Batten because she is a New Zealander and a very inspirational women. My introduction is called Jean Batten Introduction.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Jean Gardner Batten

LI: to research facts about famous aviators.

Today I decided to do one of New Zealand's famous Aviatrix, Jean Batten. We also had to answer some big questions, Who they are, what they did famous and add other information.Anyways she was famous because she beat Amy Johnson's record from going to Australia from England! She also was the first women to fly from England to New Zealand. She won a lot of medals from her successful flights.Click the link for my question answers.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Summary in 25 words

LI: to infer information from the text.

Today I had to summarise a text I read called High Flyers. We had to use some important words like desperate, favourite, first, take off, complete and much more. It was about Auckland Point School down in nelson. I really enjoyed this book because it was really interesting how they made their ad.

How a Plane Fly's-Explanation text

L.I.To learn the purpose of an explanation text & to learn the structure and language features of an explanation text.

Today I wrote an explanation text called How a Plane Fly's. In my explanation text I talked about the four forces on flight. I really enjoyed learning about explanation texts. Next time I need to work on finding some more information.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Line Graph

L.I.To accurately present data and to accurately interpret data.

This week we have been doing a line graph to show the average weather in Auckland.(Note this is not real) We also learnt an important word, probability. We used spreed sheet to create our digital graph. We had to do it by hand and on our netbooks.E.G. in June the probability of wearing a jacket is quite high. On spreadsheet it made our graphs for us. We found our average through the same way.We found it by summing up all the calculations and found out what season July is in. 

Monday, 14 November 2016

Results of our balloon rockets.

Today we did an experiment on how Newton's third law relates to rockets. I really enjoy learning about Newton and rockets because it is really interesting and enjoyable to learn about. It is really interesting our results. I need to work on not getting distracted.

Blog Commenting

Today I commented on Chavda's work because she had a was one of the only person with a link on the must-do task list. I gave her positive feedback and helpful. I did enjoy her reading some of her blog post.


Today I had an interest in one of the biggest European countries, France. I loved learning about France because it is a really big and interesting country. France is the home of many big landmarks like the Eiffel tower.

Cook Island-General Knowledge

Today Fraidoon and I have been learning about one of my nationalities, the Cook Islands. It was fun learning about my islands. It also is quite fun there but boiling hot. I also learnt that most people on the island are Christians and there is only 20,000 people living on the island.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Charts of LS1's favourite movies

L.I.To accurately collect data,to accurately present data & to accurately interpret data

This week I have been learning about graphs. The most important word for this week is accurately. I love graphs because it shows accurate information. It also helped me show important information without using words. As you can see Fast and furious is the most liked choice.

Inference sheet

L.I.To infer information using clues and prior knowledge

This week Tongariro have been reading a text called the first flying machine(Which is an information report.) I really enjoyed inferring because I want to become a lawyer so it will also help me with history and even reading.

Isaac Newton's third Law

This week I have been learning about Isaac Newton's third law. We also used Newton's third law to help with our experiment with different items hacky sack,netball and a little ball. We also use it in all different forms like trying to stand up with another person pushing towards your back.

Monday, 7 November 2016


Today I have been practising my times tables. I need to work on finding the numbers. I enjoy learning my multiplication's because it helps me learn the whole set of division,multiplication and addition.

Hillary Clinton

Today I have done an I wonder about an amazing women, Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton was fun to learn about. I learnt a lot about Hillary Clinton and what colleges she went to.She is a really courageous women. She also had a dream to become an astronaut. Go Clinton!

Friday, 4 November 2016

Flight-How do things fly?

LI: to demonstrate our understanding of flight.

This week I have been trying to find out how do flying animals/machines fly. I learnt a lot from flight. Also I enjoyed learning the different parts of flight. The thing I found hard was the last question because I did not know what a plane needs to lift off. It was really easy after talking to Mr Wong because he helped me get this done.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Inference recording

LI: to infer information about events in a story.

This week I have read this text called On the Runway. It's about a girl from China who is on a plane crowded with cowboys. Inferring is to read between the lines. It also is a fun way of reading because you get to be the detective and it helps with your reading. I really enjoy reading because it is relaxing and interesting.

Maths Must-do

L.I. To comprehend the word problem & choose the best strategy to solve the problem

Today I have been working out two word problems from different people in my maths group. I really enjoyed working out other peoples word problems. The thing I need to work on is comprehending the word problems. The author of the questions are Mataio and Jericho.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

The Grand king War!!

L.I. To plan and write a narrative within a week

Over these two days I have been writing a narrative called The Grand king War. I like writing narratives because it brings out more imagination. It also is quite fun to make up fictional characters. It also helps with your reading and writing.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Times table

Today I have been working on my speed so that I do not need to think/work out the answer. I also love times table but dislike maths. This is really helpful and fun to do because  it shows what you got right and how long it took.

Blog Commenting

Today I have been Reading some other peoples blogs. Abdurrahim and Jack's really stood out to me because I like learning about the Olympics and seeing how people answer word problems. These two people are really smart and has very interesting things on their blogs.

Star Wars

Today Fraidoon and I did an I wonder Project about the best space trilogies, in human history. STAR WARS! I really enjoyed doing this because I am a fan of Star Wars and because I had the opportunity to learn more about the characters. Also May the force be with you!

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

General Knowledge-Egypt

Today Abdurrahim, Sanujan and I have been researching about Egypt. Egypt is a really fascinating country because the country dates back to the Roman empire times. I really enjoy learning about pharaohs. I really enjoyed learning a bit about egypt.

Ludwig Van Beethoven

This week I have been researching about Beethoven and how he grew up. He is a really fascinating and interesting guy. He is the composer of my favourite piano piece, Ode To Joy. I really enjoy learning about old famous people. He also would end a performance if he heard someone talking.

Figurative Language

LI: to use descriptive language in a narrative text.

This week I have been learning a lot about figurative language like metaphors,personification,similes and onomatopoeia. These make your story more fun and more exciting to read. I also enjoy writing because it lets your imagination run wild. Also can anyone find a piece of figurative language?

Maths Must do

L.I. To comprehend word problems and To choose "the best" strategy to solve the problem

This week me and Fraidoon did two word problems that we had to solve. It was challenging to find an easy equation so we can answer it. I really enjoy doing word problems. The thing I think I need to work on is getting all the correct information.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Word Problems

L.I. To comprehend word problems & To choose "The best strategy" to solve them

This week we have been solving word problems using two strategies. I really enjoyed this because it was really challenging and difficult for me. We also had to explain what the question was asking us to do e.g. Multiply etc.

The Dangerous Walk Home (finding Compound,Complex and simple sentences)

L.I: to use a variety of simple, compound, and complex sentences.

This week I have been finding Simple, compound, and complex sentences in my story The Dangerous Walk Home. I have finally learnt what a complex sentence is. My favourite type of sentences is a complex sentence and a compound sentences. I really enjoy learning new things. Especially in writing. The purple is the complex sentence, compound sentences are green and simple sentences are yellow.

Emoticons-Luis The wonders of Flight

LI: to infer information about characters in a text.

These last two days I have been tracking a boy named Luis's feeling, In the story The Wonders of Flight.This book is a about Maria (Who is the main character) and her family on a trip to Montana for a holiday. I had two use emoticons to show Luis's feelings.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Migration 5&6

These last two days I have been finishing off this migration. We did the Aztecs migration as our topic to look into. It was pretty hard to find information about the Aztecs migration because it is a very old migration. I really enjoyed doing migration because it is good for history and it is good to know what birds do.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Leonardo Da Vinci

This week I have been searching up about an inspirational man named Leonardo Da Vinci. He was an inventor,mathematician and a very good painter. If you do not know him he was a man from Italy. He also was the man who painted the most famous painting the Mona Lisa.

Blog Commenting

This week I have been commenting on other peoples blog. I really enjoyed reading other peoples work because it is nice to know what people at school and around the world are learning or doing. I like really enjoy reading post that include geography. 

Migration Session 4

Today I picked the North Wheatear to find out about their migration season and how far they fly. I have never heard about this birds so this was really interesting for me. I like this bird and I also could not believe they cover 69 km in a day!

Friday, 14 October 2016

Migration 1

This week we looked at pictures and we had to write down what we thought, saw and think. I like learning about migration because it helps me learn about things I do not know and it helps me show empathy more to refugees.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Inferring Worksheet

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L.I:To learn what inferring is

This week I learnt about inferring and what it is. I enjoyed inferring because I had to put on my detective hat and had to find clues.Inferring is when it is not said directly but there are clues in the story.  


L.I. To comprehend word problems & to choose the best strategy to solve a problem
This week I had to pick two word problems to solve with two different strategies I know that would help me solve them. I found answering easy but finding strategies was a challenge for me because the strategies I know is not effective.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Migration-Part 2

This week me and Fraidoon were thinking about what would pull people away from NZ and what will bring them here. We also learnt a lot about what a push and pull factor is like jobs and money can be a push and pull factor.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Writing editing

L.I. To write a narrative paragraphs using  Topic sentences, details and concluding sentences.

Today Te Ika A Maui had take screenshots of our narratives from last term. We took screenshots of before and after editing our narratives. We used TEE to separate the different sections (TEE stands for title, event and ending.) We also read an example called The Invasion written by Jenny Eather's Writing Fun Website

Monday, 10 October 2016

I Wonder...Spain

Over the last couple of weeks (even through the holidays) I and a couple of classmates wanted to learn about Spain and what they do like dancing, and sports like Football (soccer) and running from bulls which the festival is called San Fermin. I found it interesting learning about Spain,

7 times table/ Studyladdder

Today I was working on 7 times table to improve my speed in all of my multiplications. I liked this activity because it really made my brain active for other subjects and helped me with seven times table. It also gave me confidence in other times table.