Friday, 22 September 2017

Pt England School at AIMS

WALT: Reflecting - on writer and audience appeal in news articles and campaigning (advertising).

Yes, the Pt England seven's boys won the rugby seven AIMS tournament. WE'RE THE CHAMPIONS. Some people weren't as happy. All the locals were disappointed. But at least the Tauranga Indeterminate came second. 

The making of our class' Manaiakalani film festival movie

WALT: Write about our experience of movie making for Manaiakalani Film Festival.

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Manaiakalani is the trust which allows 13 schools to learn with chrome books. Every year the Manaiakalani trust has a film festival. All 13 schools go to the movie theater throughout the week of the film festival. All the film festival movies, are made from classrooms over 13 schools. My class' movie has three parts.

I think the part of the movie I'm in is very funny. The biggest challenge of filming had to be keeping in character. Everyone couldn't stop laughing. Everything was just so hilarious. It took one whole hour to film the our little part. My highlight was laughing. Laughing was my highlight and low light. I can't wait to see it on the big screen at the film festival.

Next year, I'm going to high school. That means this is the last time I'll experience the making of the Manaiakalani film festival. Can't wait to go to the movie theater to see our amazing but funny movie.

Click on this link to go to past movies from past film festivals.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Phases of the moon

WALT: Learn all the phases of the moon.

These are the phases of the moon viewed from the Southern Hemisphere. I quite like the moon. It's great. I wonder what's it like to walk on it. Only twelve people know what it like to walk on the moon. Can't wait to learn more.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Multiplication Pyramid

WALT: Practice our multiplication.

Most weeks we use the Multiplication Pyramid to get our brains started for the week. How it works is...
when you first get there are only the bottom layer of number, multiply the numbers and put the answer in the top box. For example, in the bottom left corner of the pyramid the multiplication equation would be... 5 x 1. My answer is in the box above.

Thursday, 7 September 2017


WALT: Rotate, reflect and translate shapes.

This weeks learning in maths included a very fun activity. Our task was to partner up and figure out who was B and who was A. Our teacher would call things like, "partner A pose at 180 degrees clockwise. Now partner B copy what your partner is doing but do it reflection".

Monday, 4 September 2017

Rotating Shapes Questions

WALT: Learn about rotate, reflect and translate shapes.

This week we learnt about shapes and angles. Our class went onto a site called 'maths is fun'. We answered questions based around rotation, reflection and translation shapes. The first picture is a question I found easy. It is 'The square is rotated one complete turn about the point O. Which of the following shows the new position of the square?'. The other question is the question that I found hard. It is 'When this rectangle is rotated about the point (2.0) by 30% anticlockwise (counterclockwise), which one of these would it look like?'. I just didn't get it. This week my goal is to make the difficult questions easier for me to understand. 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Geometry 3D Model

WALT: Draw a 2D representation of a 3D model. Draw a plan for the side, front and top view of a 3D model.

You may have seen my post about a learning about geometry. This is the final results. My partner did really well and nearly had the perfect model.