Friday, 26 August 2016

Newspaper Article

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Is Gear a P.E.D (Performance Enhancing Drug)???

Technology gives one athlete an unfair advantage, which means that they are more likely to win. Also, the cost of technology means that it can only be used by athletes that can afford it.
For Example: Technology can be seen as cheating because all of a sudden with athletes using technology during the Olympics, records have been getting broken even faster than usual. Like a sprinter with technology beats another sprinter without technology and the same as swimming, a swimmer without technology can be beaten by a swimmer with technology. Do you see the problem here? Where is, back in the day Olympic records were being held for about 12 years or so, and now records are being broken every single Olympics. JUST LIKE THAT!
Technology is also seen as a P.E.D because if one athlete can’t afford the technology and another can, then the athlete with the technology is more likely to win, so this isn’t fair just like the use of P.E.D's are not fair as well. What about if one country is very very low on money and they can’t even afford proper running shoes and another country has a so much money, they can even buy mansions.

So, I think that technology should have a limit, so that it is fair between all of the competing athletes. What is your opinion??? Leave a comment down below and I’ll see how many people think that Technology is a P.E.D or It isn’t!

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Letter to PM - Practice Extension

Pt England School,
130 Pt England Road,
Pt England
Auckland, 1072

Thursday 25th August 2016

Dear (Prime Minister) John Key,

My name is Atareita and I am a year 6 student at Pt England School. I am writing to you about the issue of pollution. Many people agree that pollution has become a huge problem in Auckland because people from different locations have been throwing their trash into our lakes, rivers and oceans. It is very bad for the creatures in our waters because, if rubbish keeps on getting thrown away in the waters, then the creatures living in it will think that it is food and eat it. But, if they eat it then they will die because it gets stuck in their stomachs and they are not able to get it out of them.

Secondly, I believe that you should make punishments for people who litter.  You could make a law where if someone spotted a person littering, then you get an immediate fine. Maybe about $100. Or to stop people from throwing garbage down the drains, you could set up something that stops garbage from going through the drains and into the ocean.

If you don’t do something about this problem then it is going to become more worse and the creatures living in our waters will end up eating the garbage thinking that it’s food and get sick, but eventually die. Furthermore, later on we will be infected, then we will get sick and eventually die afterwards. So, that is why you need to do something about Auckland’s number one problem. POLLUTION!!

Yours Sincerely,

Wednesday, 24 August 2016


Walt: compare whole numbers using ratios.
This is my Wk 5 Practice Prob Solv. Take a look and hope you enjoy!!!

Friday, 19 August 2016

Olympc Padlet

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WALT: make connections between texts and apply the knowledge to a new situation.
Walt: understand why people make particular choices and how their choice can effect themselves and others.
WALT: condense ideas and paraphrase these into my own words.

Key Concept: What might cheating look like at the olympics and who may it effect?

This is my Olympic Padlet. It has ideas of is technology a P.E.D (Performance Enhancing Drug) Leave me a comment on my blog post for your opinion. 

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Olympic Games

Olympic Games from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.
WALT: ask questions before and during reading to focus our understanding.
WALT: make connections between texts and apply the knowledge to a new situation. This is my video about Olympic Games. Take a look

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Statistical Graphing

Walt: determine which graph is the best way to find information. 
This week we have been learning how to compare graphs. Take a look at my one!

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Pie Graphs

Pie (Circle) Graphs
Walt: organise data and interpret various data graphs.Walt: identify the correct whole/part unknown strategy.
Here is my Prob Solv for Wk 3! Take a look and I hope you enjoy!!! 1 Fact: Pie Graphs are also known as Circle Graphs!!!

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Cycling Poster

Walt: locate and summarise ideas
Walt: ask questions after reading to clarify our thinking and discuss what we are still wondering.
This is my Cycling Poster for Wk 2. Take a look!!!!

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Pictographs & Bar Graphs

Walt: organise data and interpret various data graphs.Walt: identify fractions of a whole.
This is my Wk 2 Prob Solv! Using Pictographs and Bar Graphs!! Take a look!!