Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Richard Pearse

Today in groups we had to collaboratively work together to research a New Zealander that invented something useful. We deiced to do Richard Pearse he is a inventor, engineer and farmer. He was also one of the first to make a successful plane in 1903. Savelina, Avalon, Angela,Joshua and I created a comic strip about him and his interventions. 

Monday, 10 December 2018

What is steampunk?

Last week we have been focusing on the Victoria era and steampunk. Last week we drawed our steampunk design's on paper and than drawed it digitally on a goggle draw. I drawed a ladybug with different types of machinery in it. Sky and I created a DLO about Victoria and Britain food. Poor people in Britan would eat alot of horrbile food, like rotain fruit, potatoes and sheep trotters. While rich people would eat a hot meal. 

Friday, 30 November 2018

Sergeant Haane Manahi of Te Arawa

In inquiry we have been focusing on WW1. I have created my own medal. I chose to reward this medal to Sergeant Haane Manahi of Te Arawa, which is a soilder that fighted in WW1. On the medal it has the silver fern & shovel. This represents what he did in WW1. The silver fern represents New Zealand, while the sholver represents digging the trenchers. Down below is a Maori Culture design. 

Monday, 26 November 2018

Maori Pioneer Battalion - Timeline

For inquiry we have been focusing on WW1. Today Sky, Nickeala and we have created a Timeline on the Maori Pioneer Battalion. This activity was a time to be respectful and remember those who have lost their lives during WW1.

Thursday, 22 November 2018

What signs are needed in the library

I have created a poster on what kind of signs are needed in a library. There are all sorts of different signs in every library. Some of these signs could be.Be quiet, no eating, no hoodies or glasses.

Alphabet Key -

Today Joshua and I have created a Alphanbet key. Listing books that are in an alphabetical order. This is one of the tasks on the M1 Matrix sheet, which has a list of tasks to do about books. Since our school has book week.

What is a book club - Book week activity

Today we have been doing our book week activity's since book week was recently. One of the activity's I deiced to do was what is a book club and why do people join. Here I have created a DLO about why people join and what it is.

How to care for books - MI matrtix - Book week

Today we have been doing the Matrix activity's which is activity's about books since book week is this week at our school. Today I have created a poster on how to care and not what to do to a book. This is for the junior's.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

2018 & 2017 Read Theory Progress - Grade Level

Today we have been looking back at our read theory progress. These graphs show my progress over the years from 2018 & 2017. As you can see I have moved up from grade 2 and now currently on grade 5. My goal at the end of the year is to be at grade 6.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Book week - Meerkats

At Panmure Bridge School we are celebrating book week. Today Mrs Anderson read us a book about Meerkats, this book was very interesting and the pictures went well with this book. This is by written Emily Graveft. After reading the book we had to create a DLO about Meerkats. Did you know Meerkats live in a pack of 50 and everyone helps looking for food. 

Book Week - Do illustrations matter? Why

Since book week is this week at our school we have been focusing on books. In the morning our class had to take turns answering questions about books, I collaborative worked with Savelina & Joshua V. After answering all questions we had, to choose one of the question and make a graph about all the students who agreed to the question. I chose to illustrations matter?

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Why did the war take long to end WW1 - Inquiry

Today we had to write some questions on paper, about WW1. Here is one of the questions we deiced to answer. This is why did the WW1 take so long to end? this lasted for 4 years, and it finally ended on the 11th of November 11th month of the 11th year and 11th hour. 

How did WW1 end on the 11th of November

Today we have been learning about the war. Today we had to write down questions, and things we wanted to know in WW1. Joshua & I came up with why did the WW1 end on the 11th of November, out of all the dates why the 11th?

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Today we had to choose a book we like and recreate the cover of the book. I worked collaborative with Joshua to do this. The book we deiced to do was the diary of the wimpy kid, there are a lot of series of this book, you can read. There is also movies to this to. Here is the cover we designed to do, this is kinda similar to the original cover.

Series of Germinal Stilton

Today we were given activity's to do about books, since our school is celebrating book week. Today I have a some of the books by Germinal Stilton series, the ones I ticked are the ones I have read. There is so many Germinal Stilton books to choose from. 

History of books I have read - Panmure Bridge Book Week

Panmure Bridge school is celebrating book week. Books takes us on a journey in our mind. This is a pathway of my history about books till when I was 5 and now. My favorite book is the Geronimo Stilton Books or series. His books are really interesting and take you on adventures, with the pictures and words he writes. 

Friday, 9 November 2018

Commemoration Day - Armistice Day

Today Panmure Bridge school had our own Armistice Day commemoration to remember the soldiers who lost there lives in the war. On Sunday it marks the 100th anniversary without war. Each class showed there respect by putting poppies on the cross and singing our names on our class poppy. A special guest from the New Zealand Defensive Force came and spoke to us about the war and the experiences he had.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Armistice Day 1918

 Today we deiced to make a collage that tells people a important messenge about the war stopping, in these photos theses people celebrating the war being over. On the 11th of November on the 11th day 11th month and the 11th hour. 

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Explanation writing - camels

Camels are very interesting animals because they can eat anything big and sharp. Did you know? Camels are able to go several months without water which is a very long time.

At night the desert is, cold, and in the morning its very hot. Camels live in an environment where it’s hot and dry. In the desert there's not that much water, thats why theres not that much trees, because there's hardly ever water to make it grow.

Camels have thick eyebrows, two shield the eyes from the sun. Camels have pads on their feet and chest, two prevent the heat from hurting their feet. They also grow two sets of eyelashes to prevent sand going into their eyes. Camels have big notrituse that can open and close, so it can prevent sand going into their nose.

Camels are found in North Africa and the Middle East.  They can last months without water. In their body they produce fat in their hump. It’s full of fat which helps them have energy when they cant find any food. This helps them keep cool in the day and warm in the night.

Camels have adapted and changed over the time to survive in the hot desert. Camels have adapted to these conditions without any struggling, this is they way the live. They can survive many months and weeks without water or food.

In writing we have been writing a explanation about how camels adapt to the environment. We also looked at how camels change while living in the desert and hot places. We watched 3 videos about camels and also took notes in our books to help us write our explanation.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Mr Wongs Maths Challenge.

Today for maths we started off by doing a warm up, using the basic facts box challenge. Today I did my up to 100 addition basic facts. This is going to help me in maths two know my basic fact knowledge, just like that. This is going to help me solve other maths problems and strategies. 

Monday, 15 October 2018

Formal and Informal Wirtinf

Formal -

It is my opinion that this litter is a health hazard. For example, yesterday a year 4 boy fell over and cut his hand on a broken bottle. The boy in question needed four stitches

Informal -

are you?. I’ve been dead busy since your last letter. We have to work really hard at school to get ready for our PAT tests.

Today in reading we have been focusing on informal and formal language. Formal means something that is written professionally, and informal means a letter that is written simply. Today we had two think about what doesn't go into a formal and informal writing. 

Friday, 28 September 2018

Graphics Tech Reflection.

Today at tech we have been finishing our charity box, which is a box with a charity we want to talk about and focus on. I chose to talk about the blind. Others chose two talk about helping the environment helping the planet and homeless two. I first had to create 4 pictures,with sayings about the blind. Before I do it on paper. 

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Subtraction facts - Math's Challenge

Today for maths I started off with Mr Wongs math's subtraction challenge. Today I did my subtraction facts. This is going to help me know my basic subtraction facts just like that. There is 10 subtraction facts in each row.  

Monday, 24 September 2018


Today for wirting we have been learning more about Apostrophes. This also has been our focus. Today I have created a DLO about what a Apostrophe is,and what it's used for. For example Robert took Bella's bag by mistake, the Apostrophes is in front of the S because the bag belongs to Bella. There's also some examples of apostrophes on the DLO to also look at. 

Features of a visual text - Reading

Today Ponui and Pakatoa,worked collaboratively together. We got given two books Manmade World and People Earth. The first page we labeled was the glossary, for this we than had two label different parts in the book, like the index or bold print. We than had to put the arrow with the word on it in the correct place in the book. 

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Bridge Testing

For inquiry this term we have been focusing on bridges and structures. For the past couple of weeks we have been planing and building our spaghetti bridge in our group. Our presenting day was on Wednesday last week were we had to showcase our bridge to everyone. We decided to build a beam bridge because it sounded simple and easy to build which was difficult for our group. We used spaghetti, tape, string and rubber bands to do this. We also had to measure our spaghetti so it was the same length as everything else. Our bridge ended up holding more than 2 bricks, but dropped on the third brick. I thought that our bridge will only hold 1 brick, because our bridge didn't look complete.   

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Subtraction facts - Math's Challenge

Today we did our subtraction challenge that Mr Wong made for us to do. This is a spreadsheet with subtraction facts, that we have two answer. There is a list of basic subtraction facts all the way to ten. This is good for us, because it's good practice, and it will teach us to know our subtraction facts just like that.

Friday, 14 September 2018

Digital Tech

Today at tech we have been doing digital tech. This is our 2nd rotation. This week we have been finishing off our design so next week it's finished and we can move on. On our design's we have squares that we draw our letters on. In each square has a letter, of our name in it, that we have two write. Each letter has two be different from the rest. It has to have a shadow effect on the letter.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Kiwi Can - Perseverance

This week in kiwi can we have been talking about perseverance this has also been our focus this week. Perseverance is never giving up and to keep going, even if you want to stop, it also means for you two learn from you'r mistakes. I can use perseverance when i'm playing sports, for example. If our team loses, I can still keep going, and try, and two not give up easily. 

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Maths Challenge

Mr Wong kindly created a math's challenge for our math's group. This is a spreadsheet with addiction facts on it. There is a list of basic facts all the way two ten. This will help me know my basic facts just like that.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Features of a visual text

Today Ponui and Pakatoa worked together. We got given arrows with different words on them that we had to label inside the book. The first page we did was the index page. After that we than had to chose another page that we had to label with the arrows. The book we used was called Great Scientists. 

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Tongan Language Week

Since Tongan Language week is this week, we deiced to learn more about the culture. We wanted to share our learning to others so they can learn something about the Tongan language. Sky and I created a DLO with the list of days in a week in English and Tongan. The photo is drawed by Sky. 

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

VR Technology - Research

Today the Auckland university and there research team came to our school to find out if the VR research will up us improve in our learning. We got split into groups, one group was using the VR glasses. While the other group were playing magic window witch was all about how people get from across places using bridges and early mail service from Pakarunga to Panmure this was really run. Were lucky to have this experience because its a cool way to learn, and some of the cool features to see in the VR glasses and Ipad's. I wanna say a huge thank you two Yvonne from the university of Auckland and her research team for using there time to create all the games for the VR learning, and for buying all of LS2 pizza.  

Monday, 3 September 2018

Features of a visual text

Today for reading, our group collaboratively, worked with Motuihe and Rotarua. We all got given a arrow with a word on it. We had two put in the correct place in the book. I got given bold print. I had to look in the book where, there was bold print writing, I than had to label it, and put the arrow next to it.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Adding Decimals

In math's our focus has been Decimals. Today I created a DLO on adding decimals. The strategy I used was rounding and compensating. On this DLO it has how I got the answer and the strategy I used. I created this DLO to show others a decimal strategy. 

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Wynhard Crossing - Golden Gate Bridge

In inquiry we have been focusing on bridges. Here is a ven diagram with the differences and similarities, of the Golden Gate bridge and Wynyard Crossing bridge. The golden gate bridge is 4.200 feet. 

Gotthard Tunnel and Water view tunnel.

For inquiry we have been looking at tunnels. To do this I worked collaboratively with Savelina. We had to compared and contrast the Gothard tunnel and Water view tunnel. We put the similarities in the middle on what the tunnels both have.  

Read theory

In reading we do read theory to help us get better in reading. As you can see my progress last time was not so good. This time I have improved on my score and grade. To get better I will read the text two times before answering so I have a clear understanding on which answer to pick. 

Mapping of the empire state building- Key into evaluation

Our task was two, create a DLO about the empire state building in NYC ( New your City). I than had to chose 5 other places near the empire state building, I would like to visit I also labeled the places.

Fishing for an eel - Key into elevation

For our key into evaluation, our task was to research how to fish a eel. Fishing an eel is sometimes hard, but can also be easy for some people. Eel's can weigh up to 44 pounds and are 8 feet.  

Friday, 24 August 2018

Food tech - Reflection - Pizza

Today at tech we made pizza. For this we used, Pita bread, Pineapples, cheese, tomato paste and ham we speared the ingredients on the bread. Than put it in the oven for 15 mins than finished. 

Monday, 20 August 2018

Maths Week - Scale drawings

Last week we had a all math's week. Our focus was scale drawings and this was my second time doing this. We had to look for a picture we wanted to draw. I deiced to draw Lisa from the Simpsons. We had to make sure that when we draw our picture on our enlargement piece that the squares match the smaller version and looks like the actual picture the ratio was 1:2. I ruled 1 centimeter lines on our original piece and on my enlargement I ruled 2 centimeter lines.  I found drawing it square by square hard because you had to make sure everything was in the correct place. Coloring in our enlargement and darkening the outlines was the best part for me. Next time if I could change it I would shape the head and eyes differently because the don't look like the original piece. This years scale drawing is better than last years scale drawing probably because I have had experience doing this last year. 

Friday, 17 August 2018

Food Tech -Sausage Kebabs

Today at tech we have made, sausage kebabs. This was easy because all we had two do was cut the vegetables and sausages and than put it threw our skewers. We firstly putted the skewers inside  water. We used peppers and onions, so we could have something healthy inside of our kebab. We sliced up the peppers and onions, and than sliced our sausages. When they were all sliced up, we put them threw a skewer, bake for 10 minutes and enjoy.