Tuesday, 22 August 2017

'I wonder' Question Animation

WALT: Animate our answers.

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Every term, we have to make an animation. This term we made our animation animate our answers to a question. This question had to say 'I wonder' in the beginning of the question.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Number Knowledge

WALT: Add and subtract negative numbers.


Last week in maths we learnt about adding and subtracting. We learnt that negative numbers can be very useful in life. For example when you buy something and give money over the price, you should know the change you need back.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

GEGNZ Student Summit

Image result for gegnz student summitLast Friday the year 7 & 8 Pt England extension group went to the Google Educator Group New Zealand student summit. We entered early with plenty of time to spare. Ormiston Junior College hosted this event. There were three sessions of lots of many workshops. Two of them were presented from us. Every workshop were about something different. For example: one workshop was based around coding with robots. Ormiston Junior College MLE's were our space to learn in. There were about 400 hundred other students there. It was absolutely incredible! Before the workshop sessions started we had a big welcome in Auditorium. The people from young oceans explorer also talked to us. (visit their site it's really cool).


Image result for gegnz student summit 2017It was then time for the workshops! The extension group was split in half. One half was presenting their workshop during session 1. I was in the second half. We first went a workshop for a whole lot of robot coding. It was presented by Sunnyhill school. The next session we presented. It was about coding in scratch. You may know that the year 7&8 extension group have been making scratch games. We nearly taught them how to make beat the goalie. Our workshop didn't have enough time to finish. The last session we learnt about telegrami. It's a great app that allows you to record well a cartoon character's mouth moves to the words of the recording. Anyway, it's really cool. The goodbye in the auditorium was awesome! Prizes were given. Four students form Pt England won a prize. Once all the prizes were gone everyone took a really big selfie. It's that photo right there. Suan (the man in the right bottom corner) works for google. He talked about how we are inventors. Everyone looked at him confused. In our minds we were like, 'what? me an inventor!'.  He then told us, "you can change the world by changing ourselves". That's exactly what I'm gonna do.The GEGNZ student summit is very cool. I'm leaving Point England for high school so I won't be going next year. It's very sad but I'm glad I can look back on this experience with a smile.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Measurement Part 2

WALT: Make estimates of lengths and convert between metres and centimetres.


Measurements are awesome! Don't you think? That's why I'm so happy to be learning about them in class. I learnt that measurements are important in life. You can use it to help with shopping. Which is something I do most days. If I can use measurements so can you!

Night Light

WALT: Identify features of a non-fiction text.


Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Measurements

WALT: Make estimates of lengths. Convert between metres and centimetres


This is last week's maths. We are learning about measuring and all the different types of measurement. Those types are...
millimetres, centimetres, metres, tonne, milligram, centigram, grams, kilogram, millilitres, centilitres, litres just to name a few.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Speech Reflection

WALT:  Reflect on our given speech.


This is our reflection on our speeches. It's pretty much our thoughts on our speech. I really think I can improve next time.

Monday, 7 August 2017

What to do...

.. in a power cut at night and your siblings are looking after you.

WALT:  I will identify the different places speeches/talks are given and how they are designed for delivery.

I’m pretty sure everyone’s gone through a power cut in the night right. (wait for them to say yea). Well have you ever gone through one well your parents are out and your older siblings are looking after you BUT REALLY they're just on their phones with their data and do not care about a thing you do? I have so I’m gonna give you some tips on what to do.  

Tip one, light a candle. For this you need a match and a candle. Or maybe a few matches. First light the match. Second, light the candle. Third, blow out the candle and light it again for fun. Great tip. I tried the last instruction and it made no difference.

Tip two, save the ice-cream. Use the candle to find the ice-cream. The ice-cream is on the verge of melting. Be a superhero for your family and eat the ice-cream. It’s gonna be hard but you gotta do it. If you can find any chocolate sauce that is melting(even though can’t melt) pour it on top.

After finishing the ice-cream, put the bowl and spoon in the dishwasher. Even though it’s not going to turn on. You might feel like eating that ice-cream was tiring. I mean lifting the spoon from the bowl or container all the way into your mouth. Now we move onto tip three, sleep until the power turns on and your parents come back. Unless it’s past your bedtime, get up and convince your parents that your siblings ate the ice-cream. You may never experience this. But now you know I have.

This speech is a draft from last week. You can revisit my blog this week to read the completed Speech. By the way I have a video but it wouldn't load. Also you can't hear the video but I'm saying the same thing as what is written. This is a screenshot and it's part of the video.

The Space Race

WALT:  Justify by selecting the evidence across a range of texts to demonstrate what I understand of the 'Space Race' and it's purpose.
SUCCESS CRITERIA:  I will identify in my letter to opposition team their accomplishment by way of what I understand from text set.



Last week in reading we learnt about the space race. It was a race between the Soviet Union and United States of America. First they were trying to get the first satellite into space. Second they were trying to get the first man into space. Lastly they were trying to get the first man on the moon. So in the end I think that the Soviet Union won the race.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

20 Hour Famine Sleepover

 Two months ago, Pt England's two extension groups had the chance to participate the 20 hour famine. Every year the students come to have a sleep over. There are a few teachers there. All the teams performs an item. This year I decided to go and be in the yellow team. I had just moved houses so I got there a bit late.

Image result for 40 hour famineIt was a while before we actually started something. We all sat down in our teams. Our teacher told us to look around and make sure we get along with these people. That was because we were going to be making and performing an item with them. Chatter started to fill the room. A big “shhhhhhhhh”, came from the teacher. “Yellow team you can practise in the creative space”, she told us. (the creative space is one of the classrooms). Just to remind you I had a broken leg during this. I decided for myself that I would go without my crutches for today. It was a very bad idea. Five minutes into practising, my leg felt like I had just broken it again. I told the teacher and she took me home. Once I got  home my mum was telling me to eat. Even though I wasn’t at the sleepover I still wanted to do the famine. She forced me to eat it. So I did not do the 40 hour famine or the 20 hour famine. I only did 14 hours. I really hope to do it next year.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Term 3 Has Arrived

Task: Write about the immersion assembly.

Term three has arrived. Yesterday we had immersion assembly and all the teams teachers had created really cool items. All the items were based on what their team are learning about this term.

A buzzing noise came from the back of the hall. Everybody looked back to see a drone. Aliens came onto the stage. Two of our teachers bravely stepped in. The teachers had lightsabers. Everyone found it really funny. The aliens were defeated. Our principal came onto the stage. He said, “this term’s topic is… Guardians of the Galaxy.


Team one and two focus is the solar system. They both had creative movies. Team one’s movie was about the teachers going to space. All of their teachers made a song. I found it really smart. The second team (team two) also made a movie. Their movie was actually a music video they created. Teachers were in space and one teacher was singing. All their lyrics were made by them but the music was by David Bowie..

“Next up... team three!’, said our principal. Team three’s introduction started with one of the teachers talking. She asked what day it was today. Then she asked what day was tomorrow. Her last question she went up to one particular boy. The question was,”what day is it in sixteen days”. He shrugged his shoulders. It turned out it was both of the birthdays in sixteen days. The movie started. Day of our lives intro started. After that they showed all their days during the week. Their focus was time.


“Only two more teams to go”, I thought to myself. Team four also had a movie. Their movie was set in the future. All the earth was gone and it was to disgusting to live in. Some teachers decided to go to space for a find of another planet. Every teacher from that team tried but all got blown up. Laughter filled the hall. Their focus was a question. Can humans survive on other planets?

It was time for team five. All the teacher had paper stars stuck to themselves. I don’t know about anyone else but I was laughing. Before the item began, my teacher said the introduction. “Our main focus for this term is, What impact does the moon have on the earth?” she started off. “If you listen the lyrics you might understand a bit more”. They all stood on stage. One teacher from our team started to sing. She sang to her own lyrics but to the song from Moana. I forgot which one though.


Everyone explained what their learning about… but I think that team three was most informative. Their movie showed acted days of their lives. That fits in perfect because their learning about time. I thought that was pretty smart. Overall I am very excited to learn what impact the moon has on earth. Can’t wait for term three to really kick off!

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Scratch Game Reflection

WALT: Create a game on Scratch.

This term we have made a game on scratch. Scratch is a website that allows you to create all kind of things with code. In extension we have gotten into groups of two or three and made a shooting/maze game set in space. The game has three levels and lots of challenges. My partners name is Mo. He drew most of the backgrounds, targets and sprites(characters).

The most challenging part of all of this had to be the coding. I learnt a few new tricks from last term. The coding in level three was pretty hard. Trying to get the alien to move. It just wouldn't work! But Finally it worked and heres the finished product.

All of the levels have the own stripes and we had their challenges. On level one the challenge was the background. It just wouldn't listen to our code. But with the magic of other coding blocks put together, we finally got to level two. Our second level is a shooting level. We found it difficult to get the gun to actually shoot. Lucky enough Mo and I watched different tutorials and found out what we needed to do. The last level had the hardest challenge which you know all ready. To get the alien to move!

You can play the game and find out what you think of it. Make sure you look at the instructions (on the right) before playing. Heres the link. Below is a little of what it looks like.
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Monday, 26 June 2017

Multiplication Pyramid

WALT: Practise our multiplication.


This week in maths we had a pyramid to multiply. So how it works is the you multiply the first row. For example, 9 x 2 on the right hand bottom corner. That would equal to 18. 

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Home Learning Week 8

Home Learning Focus: Maths


This presentation for home learning is from last week. I was very busy this week and there hasn't been a home learning since week 6. So I didn't get to start it until the weekend. Here it is! I think I have improved in maths whizz a lot. In two weeks I've got lots of minutes of maths whizz. It's pretty cool.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Inquiry Diary 1

Walt: Make a model for toilets. 

In inquiry we are building or making something to improve the school. We decided that we should make toilet model. There's gonna be two toilets for the year seven and eight boys and girls. My group is with Javan, Yvonne and myself. Our actual model hasn't got much progress. But our sketches have real detail. The sketches have gone from paper to digital. We used floor planner to get the design. The boys toilet needs a little work but it is to come very soon. Here's the floor planner idea. 


3D: Boys bathroom- top Girls bathroom- bottom Room 3- middle

2D: Boys bathroom- top Girls bathroom- bottom Room 3- middle

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Decimal Word Problems

WALT: Recognise and understand word problems.


This week in maths I finished my work early. This is an early finish presentation. I found it fun solving the questions with my friends. Can't wait till next week's maths. 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Sweet as poetry

WALT: Oral language - Analyse and adapt spoken texts with expression and confidence.
SUCCESS CRITERIA: Acknowledgements when reading lines of a play or poem, punctuation- pauses, taking a breath, volume (expression and moods)


This week our focus in reading is poetry. We read four poems and answered some questions. They were all very interesting but I found that the 'embarrassment expert' was my favourite. I can relate to it. Embarrassment is occurring in my life. I get embarrassed so much. That poem is my favourite because I can relate to it.

Space Tech

WALA(we are learning about): Space technology.

I read from this website and here's a short explanation about it.

For a long time people have dreamed about going to space. The earliest work on rockets engines were  designed for spaceflight occurred during the early 20th century in three countries by three scientists. In Russia, by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky; in the United States, by Robert Goddard; and in Germany, by Hermann Oberth. On October 4, 1957 the soviets launched the first artificial satellite called Sputnik 1. Four years later, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the earth in Vostok 1. His last flight took 108 minutes with an altitude of 327 kilometers(that’s about 202 miles).

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To be continued...

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Home Learning Week 6

Home Learning: Maths Focus.


Last week I forgot to complete the home learning. So here it is now. I think I still need to keep up my math whizz usage. This week's is much better than last. 

Hundredths

WALT: Recognise and understand hundredths.



This week in maths we learnt about hundredths. Hundredths are two numbers after the decimal point. I did this presentation for a refresh. I know about hundredths but I wanted to do this because I needed to have a little reminder. There is also another presentation which is about the same thing but more slides. I tried to finish that. It's nearly finish and I think it reminded me more of hundredths than this.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Plays and poetry

WALT: Oral language - Analyse and adapt spoken texts with expression and confidence.
SUCCESS CRITERIA: acknowledgements when reading lines of a play or poem, punctuation- pauses, taking a breath, volume (expression and moods).


Today we learnt about plays and poetry. We read a play and our reading group tried to perform it. It didn't go so well. Then we listen to Joshua losefa and Arizona leger. We answered some questions then we posted it on our blog.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Early Finish Data Usage

WALT: Collect and organise data.



This week in maths we learnt about data usage. This is NOT a repost. It's another presentation. The questions are based around the same things. As you can see this is for early finishers. Even though it's Thursday I think it's counts as a early finish.

Data Usage

WALT: Collect and organise data.



This week in maths we learnt about data usage. I especially learnt about probability. A refresh came back to me about the Mean, Median, Mode and Range. The Mean is all the numbers added then divided by how many numbers there are. The Median is the middle number when the numbers are put in numerical order. The mode is the most occurred number. The Range is the difference between the lowest and highest number.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Netball Break

WALT: Write a recount about a current event.

The only sport that I play in the winter is netball. I play Netball on Tuesday evenings. All games are held at the AMI netball courts. My first game for this season was held on week two of school. For the first time since year five I played center. It took me a while to refresh my memory but I got there in the end.
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When the umpire came to get the captain, I was chosen. I played gang gang gamore with the other captain to decide whose goal is whose. When we had finished, I realized that I had to pick out of ball or goal. A few seconds later I responded with ‘ball’. My coach was very happy with that response.

A whistle was blew and we played. We won that game by 10 points. The end score was 18 to 8. Our next game was a draw. In these two games I’d been in the B team. The coach of the A team was watching the second game. She was looking for somebody to join her team. I took that position and played the next week.

I was dropped off a bit too early and couldn’t see my team. It took a few minutes before I found them. We had a few warm up activities before it was time. Two years ago I spent one game in the A team before I broke my leg. Because of that I was very nervous.
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It was two minutes into the game and I felt like I needed to work harder. I went in for an intercept, walked backwards trip on a girls foot. Still trying to get the intercept, I twisted my leg and smashed my leg on the court. Pain was making me cry all the way to the aid room.


So the conclusion to this is that I broke my leg and I love netball! I have to wait a month until I can play again but I just can’t wait. It’s been a week and three days but I still remember it like it was yesterday.


This week I in writing I wanted to write something that's been happening in my life. I thought about all the possibilities and I thought this was the best. I really think that netball's a great sport. If you haven't already... try it! Unless your like me and have to wait a bit.

Complex Sentences

WALT: Use complex sentences in our writing.


This week in writing we learnt about complex sentences. A complex sentence is...
a type of sentence that are made up of one main idea that is supported by one or more related ideas. The main ideas does not need to come first. These sort of sentences need punctuation, usually commas. Complex sentences contain a independent clause and a dependent clause.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Home Learning Week 4

WALT: Complete the presentation. 
This week's task: Maths focus (as this was the most popular choice from our recent survey).



This presentation for home learning is from last week. Since I was at camp I didn't get to start it until the weekend. Here it is! I think that the main thing I need to work on is maths whizz. In maths class we don't have much time. When I come home, I'm gonna try to do maths whizz for a good 10 minutes a day. 

Biogas

WALT: Evaluating - I gather, and synthesise to evaluate information across a range of texts
SUCCESS CRITERIA: I can clearly outline what the texts have in common and how they differ.Summarise functional technology in texts.



This week we learnt about Biogas in New Zealand and India. Our first text was about Biogas in India it's made. The second text is about New Zealand landfills and how Biogas can be made from rubbish. My favourite thing that I learnt is that Biogas can be made in very different ways. From a concrete sort of machinery to a rubbish landfill. 

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Probability Slides

WALT: Calculate the probability of the event happening.



This week I wrote my description in it's own blog post. You can read if you want. It below this post.

Probability Reflection

WALT: Calculate the probability of an event happening.


Task: Write a reflection about this weeks maths. 


This week we learnt about probability. I have learnt that probability is actually helpful. It could be helpful when trying to figure out the Weather. Almost everyday you use probability to plan around the weather. Meteorologists don't know what the weather will be. Because of that they use tools and instruments to find out the chance that it will rain, snow or hail. Example; if there's a 70-percent chance of hail, then conditions of the weather are such that 70 out of 100 days with similar conditions, it has hailed. Maybe you'll take a raincoat rather than a singlet or just an umbrella to work/school. I think that my goal this week was to follow the WALT. That's what I have done. I calculating the probability of an event happening. Such as the coin toss (you'll find it in the presentation). An event such as the coin toss was calculated by it's probability.

Scratch Game Term 2

Today we had extension class. This term our focus is based around technology. Some people are in the middle of making a game. My group just started making the game so we have to catch up a bit. We have started our first level. It's supposed to be a maze in mars. Here's what it looks like.


Thats only our first level. There is two more levels to come. I can't wait to finish it off and start playing it. My partner is Moroni. We are trying to make our game better and better. 

Monday, 29 May 2017

Reading Diagram and Probability

WALT: Interpret information from different graphs.


Last week in maths I finished off this presentation. Basically each slide asks questions about the picture to the side. Read and answer was the instructions. I found this presentation not to be a learning thing but a reminder. A reminder of last year and past week's knowledge.

Making Clever Clothes & Keeping Houses Warm and Cool

WALT: Evaluating - I gather, and synthesise to evaluate information across a range of texts.


This week we had two main texts. They were about making clever clothes and keep houses warm and cool. One thing I found interesting, was the job of the man that made the clever clothing. He was a technologist. I really wanted to research more about that. I did just that. What I found out was that a technologists job is to help with development, design of application of engineering and technology.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Statistics

WALT: Interpret information from different graphs.


This week in maths we learnt about statistics. I was surprised that I remembered many words. On Wednesday I wrote definitions for all of the words that I know. I wrote it down on paper and now that paper has disappeared. Writing that down had to be the highlight of this presentation. One more thing I remembered was the stem and leaf graph. When I was doing it, I really wanted to do it again. Next week I hope to do another stem and leaf graph (probably won't). 

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Home Learning Week 2

This week's task: Maths focus (as this was the most popular choice from our recent survey!)


This week I really wanted to do my home learning. I kept forgetting about it so I just posted it on a Sunday. One thing I thought I really need to work on is maths whizz. Its not looking very well. I guess this week I can boost my minutes up. My goal for this week is to have more than 50 minutes of maths whizz.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Diagram of Heat Transfer Process

WALT: Make a diagram based on what your learning.


Here is a diagram on heat transfer process. I focused on huskies. Obliviously they live in the snow so they would have transferred. One interesting thing that I learnt is that huskies has air pockets in between their two layers of fur. 

Staying Warm, Keeping Cool

WALT: Evaluating - I gather, and synthesise to evaluate information across a range of texts.

SUCCESS CRITERIA:  I can clearly outline what the texts have in common and how they differ.



This week in reading we learnt about our bodies and how stay warm and keep cool. One main information I learnt is that blood keeps us cool and warm. Not cool as in you have the style but as in not hot. When we feel hot, our brain cells send signals to the blood to rise to the surface of our skin. It's amazing!

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Statistical Literacy

WALT: Interpret information from a pie graph and bar graph.


This week in maths, we learnt about reading information through pie and bar graphs. I learnt that bar graph tells you the number and pie graph the percentage. A bar graph has a lines with the options at the bottom and amount of numbers on the side. Bar graph can also be shown a different way to what I shown. Pie graphs are in the shape of a circle and show shaded shapes in the pie graph. These 'shaded shapes' are the percentages. It kind of looks like a pie cut in pieces. I guess that's where it gets it name.

Monday, 8 May 2017

12 x 12 Grid

WALT: Practise our 12 x 12.


Today we did our daily 12 x 12 grid. Everyone had ten minutes to do it. I really proud of myself because I finished at 7 minutes and 7 seconds. That's my record. It may not be as fast as others, but I think its a good time. Can't wait to try and beat tomorrow.



Friday, 5 May 2017

Home Learning Week 1

WALT: Practise your Maths at home.



At our school, we have home learning instead of homework. That is because we don't work... we learn! This presentation is just a little thing we can finished by the end of the week.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Hmmmm... Yes I Remember!

WALT: Use our knowledge of place values, fractions and decimals to solve word problems


This week in maths we had a refresh of last term. We refreshed our mind with our knowledge of Fractions, Decimals and Place Value. When I first started the presentation I remembered many things. Such as...  finding how many tens there are in a number from the thousands. Take off the last number on the right hand side and you've got it.