Wednesday, 31 May 2017


We are learning about Statistics this week.I found it easy.

Aotearoa News

We had to put our shoes into a reporter's shoes and we had to feel what the Maori felt like when they saw a waka coming on to the land.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Brief Land boat.

We are designing a land boat/go cart boat for the purpose of  learning more about transport of techonology.The land boat that I am imagining is that it has smooth wood so it won’t be bumpy while you are walking onto it.

A physical attribute is something that you see. For example a umbrella, one of the physical attributes is the hook end and if you want to tell what the purpose of it then you are talking about a functional attribute.

The physical Attribute for the land boat is  Smooth wood the functional attribute for that is so it won’t be bumpy when you are going to stand onto it. Next physical attribute is man made material  Functional attribute is because it is good and strong material to use to design. Physical attribute is Thick wheels and a helmet, the functional attribute is so it can grip to the concrete and it is strong enough to hold the wood and for safety.

We are going to be working in our reading groups to design and brainstorm our ideas for our land boat.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Netball Games

Here's a video of my Netball game. My Netball team has 8 people, Me, Jahzara, Levonah, Chance, Eden, Marika, Jedida, and Hope.They are wonderful people to train and play with. Our Netball team name is Princesses, we are loyal, kind and smart. We played St Cuthbert's school.  Thank you to our Coach Mr. Jacobsen and our two managers Miss King and Mrs. King ( Gigi).

Monday, 15 May 2017

Week 3 Problem Solving

Today, we did our problem solving. It was complicated at first but it got easier cause i am still learning

Catching coins

That was the hardest experience I’ve ever had in my entire life. The catching coins challenge was really difficult.

“For writing we are going to go somewhere and make a recount about what we have just did” Miss West said. “Tell me what we are doing” Exclaimed myself. Miss West did a demonstration of what we were going to do.

First instruction was you had to put your arm on a position you would try to lick your elbow but your arm had to be steady. Your palm had to be facing up. Second instruction is  you just had to flick your arm up and try to catch it with the hand that you are using but only one of your hands. Last instruction, once you have catched your first coin, you move on to your second coin and so on (2 coins at once) .

Walking outside sensibly while other are running maniacally. Forming a circle, well kind of a circle more of a oval, we  all stood up and was shivering to death. The only thing I heard was my classmates saying “Can we go inside now Miss”!

Miss West handed us our first counter (coin).We all started at the same time. Some people were up to their second coin while I’m just over here in the corner still blooming on my first coin. “Finally I am one of you guys” I shouted.

I saw lots of people having a good time and others being completely focused on their counter.I got up to 8 counters. One of our best coin catcher, Josh got about 14 coins. Can you imagine that much counters on your arm stacked up, unbelievable right?

I wish we could do this some time again so I can learn from my mistakes and try to get a higher score.

Photos down below!

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Immersion Assembly

Wow! My ears are sore from all of the movies. Oh Hi there we just came back from Immersion assembly. I know what you may be thinking,( What in the world is Immersion assembly?)
Well instead of answering your question, I will tell you what happened at my Immersion assembly.

It started off by Mr Burt saying “ Kia ora Tamariki Ma, It is Term 2. As you can already see up here our topic for this Term is Now that’s thinking”! “Kia ora Mr Burt “replied the entire school tiredly.We did our karakia and the prefect did their Mihi but we didn’t sing the national anthem. When Mr Burt told us to sit down (before singing the national anthem ) and moved on to the next thing, I was like“ is this even a assembly”?.

Finally my favourite part about Immersion assembly, knowing what the focus on the term is for our teams. As usual Team 1 is always first, what they are doing are making kites to celebrate Matariki.Fun fact about Matariki, they don’t show up at night, they only show up at 3 or 4 in the morning so you have to sleep early like at 6 or 7.
Team 2! What are they going to be learning about? Well I will tell you right now. They are going to be doing the same thing as Team 1. Yep they're going to make kites. They are going to make it out sticks, types of fabric and strong string. Next up is Team 3.

Team 3 is learning about Tamarereti to celebrate Matariki. Matariki is so big that nearly every team is celebrating Matariki. The second to last thing is my team (Team 4).

My team is going to see how technology has changed over time from the past to the future and what kinds of technology Maori used before Pakeha and Europeans came to aotearoa. The last and all Team 5 ( the year 7 & 8 seniors).

Team 5 is doing something which associates to Now that's thinking a lot. They are going to learn how can we design, build, create and change to improve life at Pt England ? “ Yeah how can we make Pt england a better place”?

This term I am so excited to see what happens. I am also excited to play sports this season in winter.

Friday, 12 May 2017

What is that?

What does this product look like?.......

We looked at a picture of a shoe but we didn’t know what it did. It looks like a new slim product. It doesn’t have laces and it looks like it would cost millions of dollars. You would definitely buy it because of its aesthetics. You would think it hasn’t been invented but it has. All I can say is that it is an eye catching product. I think it is made out rubber and carbon fibre because it is strong and useful for shoes.

What do you think this product is?.......

I have lots of ideas, its like my head is full of ideas. I am sure that if you press the icon on the front of the shoes it will activate the phone that is under your shoes. So it controls your shoes, meaning it’s like a remote. If you say moonwalk out loud it will do it for you, it even does the same thing when you tell it to dance.

What is the real product?

The product’s name is The world’s first smart shoe.They don’t come in your size, they just come in one size and it shrinks into your size. The company that created this product is Digitsole. One of its finest features is You can control the shoes with your smartphone. Another thing about the shoe is that  it has self lacing.  You can also warm up the shoes to 113 'F (45 celsius) individually on your phone. My opinion on the shoe is it is an amazing product and that it might be one of the world’s most unbelievable shoes. Here is a link to the website if you want to know more about the shoe.

I think I wouldn’t buy it because of the amount of the money and the shoes we have are already enough!

Maori resources Padlet

Our walt for this week is work with a range of texts to pull ideas together and form opinions and new knowledge. We read this text and answered these questions about what we learnt.
Made with Padlet

Monday, 8 May 2017

Maori Technology Poster.

Walt:  Work with a range of texts to pull ideas together and form opinions and new knowledge.

This term we are looking at technology. Team 4 are going to be looking into the history of technologies which were created and used by tangata whenua in Aotearoa hundreds of years ago. Our Topic for this term is Now that's thinking.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Problem solving

This term is new. We are learning about fractions. Walt: understand equivalent fractions.