Friday, 26 May 2017

Week Reflection

Hey, Bloggers! The past 3 days have been phenomenal. On Wednesday, the Yr 8's of Pt England School went to a leadership camp at Marsden Bay. So... since the Yr 8's have been gone, our teachers have planned activities and games for Wednesday, Thursday and well of course, today. On Wednesday, we had 2 hour rotations for the morning. The 3 rotations were, 1. Making Truffles, 2. Team Building and 3. Art/Quote Posters. My group did the, Art rotation. On Thursday, we did the same rotations. But, so that it was fair, we only did one hour of the other 2 rotations. First, my group, The Munchies, did Team Building and then the last rotation we did was, Truffles. If you don't know what Truffles are, they are chocolate balls rolled in coconut. It is more of a islander dessert. 
Today, first we had our school assembly. After that, we came back into our Team 5 block and had a relay. The relay was cup stacking. We split our group in half, so that half could be on one side and the other half on the other side. There were 3 tables in the middle with ten cups on it. The rules were that you had to stack the cups that you were given into a pyramid and then you had stack it down and put them into one pile. After you completed that, you had to run to the back of the line and the next person had to come up. The first team to finish would win. The munchies came first and we won 200 points for our team. The other teams names were, The Churries and Fobalicious.  

So... on behalf of the Yr 7 and 8's at pt england school, I would like to say a huge thanks to our teachers who helped organise everything for this phenomenal week. We had such an amazing time. So.. we would like to thank yous for that.


Monday, 22 May 2017

Now That's Thinking Animation - Term 2

Ata's Technology Animation T2 from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

This video shows technology. The piece of technology that I have used is a, Hairdryer. This animation shows a hairdryer and what it does to help others. It helps to dry your hair when it gets wet. Take a look and I hope that you enjoy.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Heat Transfer Process Diagram

This is my, "Heat Transfer" Process Diagram. This shows what Heat Energy can do and where it can transfer. Heat can not only transfer through human bodies, but it can also transfer through, animals bodies, plants and other living things. Please take a look and I hope that you enjoy. Maybe you might learn a bit more about the Heat Transfer Process.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Statistical Literacy - Term 2

WALT: Interpret information from, pie graphs and bar graphs. 
This presentation is my task for Week 2. It is Statistical Literacy. This week we 
are learning all about graphing. So... Yeah. Take a look and I hope that you enjoy. 

Monday, 8 May 2017

Maths Grid

Throughout the year of 2017, we have been learning our timestables. 
1 - 12. So... every time we switch to our numeracy class, we do a 10 minute
math grid. We do times tables from 1 - 12. Today, I came second and got a time
of, 3mins and 55 seconds. Th fastest I've ever done it was in, 3mins and 12 secs. 

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Home Learning - Wk 1 Term 2

This is my home learning for Wk 1 of Term 2 for 2017. It includes, maths, charts,
addition and subtraction. Take a look and I hope that you enjoy.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Term 1 - Extension Reflection

For term 1, in our extension group, we were given a task to create a maze game
using scratch. It was quite challenging since we were beginners. Soo... we got
a lady from, "OMGTech", to come and help us with coding. She gave some very
helpful advice, which we used to create our game. Her name was, Zoey.
Soo... we also had to complete this reflection on our game. This presentation
includes our problems and our solutions. Take a look and I hope that you enjoy.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Recap - Place Value, Fractions, and Decimals

WALT: Use our knowledge of place values, fractions and decimals to solve
word problems.
This is my first maths presentation for term 2. This presentation is a recap of term 1.
It is all about place value, fractions and decimals knowledge. Take a look and I hope
that you enjoy.

Back to School Immersion!!!!

Hey There, Bloggers!! Back to School! For those who didn't know, today is the first school day of Term 2 for 2017. YAY!! Since today was the first day back to school, there was an immersion assembly as usual. The topic for this term is, "Now That's Thinking". Let me tell you more about this term's topic and what the other teams in the school will be learning about this term.

First of all, you may be reading this and thinking, "Hmm, I wonder what "Now That's Thinking" means?" Well, this topic is actually all about us and technology. For Example: Maybe it could be about technology changing over the years, or it could be about designing and building. Who knows? I sure don't. Maybe, we will find out together along the way. Ok. I have told you enough about the topic for this term and what it means. Now, I will write about what the other teams in the school are doing and learning about.

Second of all, Teams 1, 2, and 3 will be learning all about kites and different designs they can create. They will also be learning, how to make kites and how they are able to fly in the wind and why they can't fly when there is no wind. Those teams might also create a diagram about kites. Well, you should get the picture by now. Team 4 will be learning about Maori Technology History and how it has changed over the past few years. They will also be finding out what types of technology the Maori people used before the Pakeha came to New Zealand. Last of all, Team 5 will be learning how to create something that will improve life at Pt England School. For Example: Maybe a shoe rack or a chair/bench to sit on, or something that will help others. Like, a game for people to play. Last year, a group of year 8's create a giant Jenga Block Game. Another group created benches and chairs for people. One other group even created a little cart for people to have fun. But, overall, my favourite performance was Team 5 because they sang and danced to a song called, "Bob the Builder". Bob said we sang it wrong, sooo... he sang it himself with a very weird accent.

So, I guess I have told you a lot about what we will be doing this term. Keep in touch with my blog for I will be posting a lot this term. Twice the amount I did last term. Maybe even Triple. Also, feel free to comment down below and send me some feedback on my blog. Thanks for reading and I hope that you enjoyed!!