Friday, 30 June 2017

DigiTech : Problems. Solutions And Timeframes

Needs And Opportunities - Problem and Solutions (Brainstorms)

Need or opportunity is where we talk about problems of healthy living in the Tamaki area and solutions which will fix the problems. Some problems effect the youth of the Tamaki area.  

Key Stages And Timeframes (Plan of Action)

Our timeframes shows the activity and how long it will take to complete them. Some activities take 15 minutes and some take 2 - 4 lessons.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Winter And Summer Solstice Animation

Today Ofa and I have completed all three activities that were set for us. We had completed this task in two days which is a massive achievement. In the Northern hemisphere it is summer and in the southern hemisphere it is winter. This activity has enhanced my animation abilities which will help me with my Reading. I really enjoyed this activity because it taught me how to communicate with others and it is something I find fun.

Legend Of The Seven Stars

This week a Maori celebration is being acknowledged by some New Zealanders. The celebration is Matariki. To celebrate Matariki we have completed an inquiry all about it. The DLO above is our second piece of work. Our DLO helps how Matariki came to be in a simple way. This is just one of the beliefs of how Matariki was brought to the world. Whaea is a Maori word which means mum or mother.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Yule - German Celebration

To celebrate Matariki we have 3 tasks to finish before Wednesday. The tasks we have to finish are learning about another winter solstice celebration, to create an animation to explain the winter and summer solstice and learning about the legend of the 7 stars. To start Ofa (my partner) and I started with learning about other winter solstice celebrations. The celebration we chose is called Yule. Yule is a German celebration which has become known as Christmas. This was written in the Saga which is written in Old Norse (which is the old Norwegian language) or in Old Icelandic. Our DLO includes facts and a bit of history of Yule. The photo on the bottom left is a Yule fairy and the one on the bottom right is the sun goddess Sunna or Sól.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Black Out Day At Panmure Bridge School

Today, Panmure Bridge School had the opportunity to dress up in Lions colours or the All Blacks colours. To celebrate the Lions tour we started with a haka. Then we spelt All Blacks out of pupils. The second photo was taken by a drone which was flown by Mr Wong. Then lastly the whole school (besides the staff) passed a ball around. For me personally to celebrate black out day I dressed in red. I am really excited for the game tomorrow and I hope the Lions win. I really like the All Blacks but I wanted to be different (I am Maori as well). Good luck to the Lions and to the All Blacks (but I really want the Lions to win) Thank you to Mr Ogilvie and Mr Wong for letting us have a fun day. I also like to thank Mrs Caroline Mrs Hiddleston for dressing in red.  

Intro To DigiTech

Hour Of Code Presentation 

We played a game called Hour Of Code. We had to use codes to get Moana and Maui to the designated area. To save time we used loops which repeated a code. I made it up to level 12.

Abby And Devin Presentation

This animation has been put together by using loops. It taught us how to change backdrops, how to make sprites talk and how to use Scratch

Context Brainstorm

From this we learnt about healthy living in the Tamaki community. Some healthy living around the Tamaki area include preparing food and taking your personal hygiene seriously.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Dance Evaluation

Today we have been evaluating our dance pieces. To help us evaluate we have filmed all our dance moves. Me and Miki ( my partner) need to work on collaborating and to work on timing. The person thing I need to work on is to collaborate with Miki in a way he can understand because I get really annoyed at him. I think we have improved on every aspect of dance but their is room for improvement. 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Statistics On How Long Materials Take To Degrade

Today I have worked with Joshua V we have been gathering information on how long materials can take to break down. Some materials can take forever and some take 5 years. To show the information we found we made a histogram. The materials we have chosen to look at are not natural materials. Here is the link to my graph.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

My Quality Blog post

Today we have been revising how to write a quality blog post with Mr Ashurst. A quality blog post includes being positive, constructive feedback, add factual information (if you can), ask a question and use correct spelling and punctuation. I have written to quality blog post to students in Panmure Bridge School.

Dance - T2 W7

Today we have been evaluating our dance piece with another pair. We have recorded our dance pieces and came together to give constructive feedback. The most important things we have been evaluating are, are our dance moves in time with the music? what will make our dance more interesting? The last thing is how can we make our corners sharp and clear? Our dance moves are not in time with the music because the music is slower. To make our dance more interesting I think we should pair up with another pair or have a faster beat. I think the way we can make our corners clear is to have steady body parts.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Schools and homes Should Have Worm Farms

The past two days we have created a DLO on what we can do to reduce the amount of food waste that goes into landfills. The option I have chosen is worm farms. Worm farms can make a huge difference to the environment and the food waste going into landfills. Worm farms are good because it can get people outdoors more and you can get compost for your gardens. This will allow the government to reduce the amount of money wasted on landfills and start putting the money towards people in need. Some other ways of reducing our waste are planning our meals, freeze unused food like bread or turn your unused food into a meal like rotten bananas can be turned into banana bread.

Math Problem - With Partner

Our activity for today is to create a maths problem with a partner. This week we have revised how to find fractions and percentages in money. I think percentages are easier because you just have to use multiplication to find the answer. This was a bit difficult because I had to collaborate with my partner and I work better and mostly by myself.

Friday, 9 June 2017


This week we have been learning about poetry and things found in poems. The poem above is one of the poems we have been looking at. The other three were A Storm In A Teacup, Sunset, and laugh. The one above is called Full Moon Tiger. Some of the things that can be found in poems are adjectives, metaphors, similes and sometimes personifications.

Division Dilemmas - Maths

This week we have been looking at three new strategies. The strategies we have been learning about are estimating, halving, and also we have been looking at division. I really enjoyed using the halving and division strategy because it gives me an accurate answer and it is easier for me. I really enjoy maths with Ms Kirkpatrick because she makes it more lively.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Football - Attitude Award

A couple of weeks ago we went down to Pt England reserve for the football inter schools. My team never lost a game but we drew one against Stone fields. Our team worked collaboratively and came third for the year 7 & 8's. We felt so proud that we could go back to school and say we came third. Another positive thing was that we did not have to face our own school for last place.

Dance W6 T2

Today for dance we have been started finding music that is in sync with our dance moves. It is quite challenging finding music that is in time with our dance moves because some were to slow and some were fast. The other reason why we couldn't choose a song is because we like different genres and at different time because I like 90's pop and Mikihiro likes Bach era music and instrumentals. Me and Miki are now getting familiar with our dance moves and we are syncing with each other.        

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Retelling A Story Using Haiku - How Maui Brought Fire To The World.

This week we have been retelling the story on How Maui Brought Fire To the World through Haiku poems. Haiku poems have three lines that include syllables. The first line has 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables and the third line has 5 syllables. Syllables are the beat of a word with consonants surrounding the vowels. Haiku poems are a traditional form of Japanese poetry. I really enjoyed this activity because I love reading and writing.

Teaching Someone A New Skill - Attitude

Today I have helped someone with new maths strategies. The strategies I have helped Jericho (the person who is in the photo)with a division strategy, a multiplication strategy and a estimation strategy. It felt good to help a classmate with his work. Maths is one of my strengths so this really helped Jericho understand what I was trying to say. I really hope that Jericho has learnt a lot and he will apply the knowledge I have taught him in the future.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Tech W5 T2

Every Friday we go to Tamaki College for tech. For this rotation I am in digital tech where we are learning how to code. Today we have continued using the hour of code the Moana game. This game teaches us how to code games and it is preparing us to code our own story. Today we have been learning about loops. Loops is a code that is a short cut of repeating something without putting more codes in. 

Presenting At Te Oro

Early this year I and some other students went to Te Oro (in Glen Innes) to present our presentations on Te Taiao O Tamaki. It was a bit scary and really got me nervous but it turned out alright. In my presentation I talked about the water shortage that happened in Auckland, the Omaru river and other things about the Tamaki area. The reason I blogged it now is because this is for my attitude award. 

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Kilikiti/ Samoan Cricket - DLO

Since it is Samoan language week we have been learning about Samoan traditions and sports. So the thing I found most interesting was their national sport which it is called Kilikiti. Kilikiti is a form of cricket. I have used a Venn diagram to show the differences and similarity in an easy way. I have also included what you need to play Kilikiti and a bit of interesting things about how and when it was invented. The thing I found interesting was that the Kilikiti ball is made from the rubber of the Pulu Vao tree and then rapped into pandanus.