Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Popplet Word Web

WALT: Summarise a text by identifying key words

Task Description:

For this task my group and I (Aces) was to complete the task of Popplet Word Web. Popplet word web is an app people use for learning, work/jobs and of course other kinds of experiences. Popplet required us to come up with words we are able to use in going into battle. Going into battle was a really good time for me to learn about those who fought in war and to know more about them and there players. In this task the squares lit up in blue are a few negative words as for the ones in red and pink they stand for the positive words we came up with. Overall this was a really fun task more to come extremely soon. 

Monday, 6 May 2019

Grappling With Graphs

WALT: Extract information from a range of graphs

Task Description:

For this task I was to find out the meanings of each graph there is for this specific presentation. Grappling graphs was super hard as it took me such a while to understand the full meanings of what each graph was. Each of these slides really helped me through these activities and I guarantee that in the later future I will understand each and every graphs there are in the world. Hope you enjoy and all the following information will be inside each of the slides there is in this presentation.  

Friday, 3 May 2019

Inquiry - My New Zealand Map

This Term our inquiry is called, I like your latitude. We learnt so much about the directions there is on a Compass. We had to look at the map of New Zealand and compare it to different places there is using a compass. Here is an example. 

Invercargill / Bluff is located at the bottom of the south island. If you didn't know Bluff (AKA) Invercargill is the 2nd to last place to be counted as one of the further est down places on New Zeland, as we are to also count Stuart Island. So overall Bluff is located in the South.  

Monday, 29 April 2019

Immersion Assembly

This term our school theme is called I like your latitude. Latitude is the meaning of finding the right
directions of where you are and where you are going, it also means the angular distance of North and
south of the earth’s equator. This term is going to be incredibly epic.

Team 1’s topic is all about bees, Bees are becoming extremely endangered and it is time that we help
to save them due to extinction. Team 2’s topic is all about knowing there directions and coordinates
so they are able to find the treasure of where it was hidden. They are also learning how to and where
to go from where they are officially standing, and from there it is time for them to work there way
around the block. Team 3’s topic is all about learning how to write their own pick a path story. Team
4’s topic is all about navigation similar to orienteering. Navigating is a way of finding your way around
places just like finding out where to go on a compass. Last but not least, Team 5. Team 5’s topic is
all about finding and knowing where we are going when travelling the world. Our main question is
where in the longitude are we?

So there you have it. Here is the theme of what we are doing, the topics of each and everyone of the
teams and of course what everyone is going to be doing.

Monday, 8 April 2019

Badge Of Honour

WALT: Think about a character's point of view.

Task Description:

For this task I was to complete each of the slides to be able to show you all what today's task was. The badge of honour is a book written by Sarah Penwarden, this book was about choosing or getting people to become the 4 leaders of the school. This book also contains a bit of fighting but in the end they solve everything and continue what they love best. Overall this was an incredible task and I enjoyed it so much as it didn't take me that long to complete, hope you enjoy the updated learning I have currently been doing. 

Monday, 1 April 2019

Six Photos, Create Task 2

WALT: Describe the feelings behind the image

Task Description:

For this task my group and I were to complete the create task. As you know I had posted a little presentation of the work I was to actually complete, This create task links to the book Six Photos. Here are the six photos I had taken for this activity. My job was to visit the places that we personally think that holds a special story. For this task I have chosen to go with 3 topics, The courts of teams 4&5, The field - Playgrounds and of course the well known place Team 5. I loved this little activity I really hope I am able to do this task again as it was super fun walking around school taking photos with 2 of my close friends for literacy. Overall hope you enjoy and for more information check out the presentation I have created for you all. Enjoy!

U - Turn, Create Task 1

WALT: Describe the feelings of the character's in the story

Task Description:

For this task my group and I were to complete the create task also known as the second task after the first. As you know I had posted a little presentation of the work I was to actually do/complete, well if you don't or didn't already know this is the task linked onto the activity of U - Turn. Here is my facial expression showing the feelings of Ben, for this extra/create task I've decided to do the face of Confused and shy. My reason for confused and shy is because this is his most often face or expression written in the story. I really hope you enjoyed please stay tuned for the following and upcoming posts soon. Enjoy!

U - Turn & Six Photos

WALT: Identify keywords in order to summarise a text.

Task Description:

So as you can see there are two tasks room 5 literacy was to do, this exercise was super awesome but incredibly crazy at the same time. Doing this activity was crazy because of the create task we were to do during the time when we were to read and summarise. For both activities I was to summarise or identify the main keywords there were to describe each and everyone of the characters. My mini group and I had loads of fun having to do our final create task as it was all about visiting the different parts there are to the school, for a little heads up the create tasks for both activities will be posted really soon just hoping that you'll still be here to check it out. Overall hope you enjoy and hope to see you soon.

Friday, 29 March 2019

Attitude Talk

Today team 5 were introduced by an awesome person called Jannah. Surprisingly her name
stands for Gracious Gift, I am super excited to tell you what she talked about because I
guarantee this information will help you throughout the future.

Today our topic was about friendships and how you can keep and give. Many tips Jannah
gave us was incredible as it was based on friends and how boys and girls deal with their sort
of relationships towards each other. The main things Jannah talked about were tips on
things you should do or say when you have close friends, one of my favourites she had
introduced/talked about was to be yourself. During the time we are with our friends most
people seem to not be themselves, so one thing I loved about her mini korero was to always be
yourself and to do what you entirely love.

Jannah did loads of funny/hilarious jokes as well as giving herself and everyone breaks due to
the amount of talking she had been doing. It was really important for us to know and remember
what she was talking about because we never know if friends will ever turn on us or stick
together as one, I really like how she made each of her points really clear and gave us a
main statement for us to know and of course herself and the teachers to know about. Friends
are people we should be able to trust, talk to and of course play with. I think from one of
her point of views I'd also say to always include others who are left out because it'll just be
sad and to let them see how much fun we are having compared to themselves. So I think
Jannah and Attitude really helped us and hopefully this short reflection helped you as well,
especially to those who didn't come.

Jannah was a super fantastic women to talk to especially about this main topic. I’ve really
enjoyed it, it was super interesting having her in our block just hoping that in the later future
she comes back to visit once again. I would like to thank Jannah for coming and hope to see
you again soon.

Thank you to Jannah and Attitude.

Rich Vocabulary - Poem

Today In Room 4 Literacy our task was to write a short poem about the aftertaste of eating Sour patch kids. The sour patch kids lollies were super interesting and it helped me a lot to use more juicy vocabulary in my pieces writing and reading. Overall here is my short poem, hope you enjoy and don't forget to leave a positive comment on my blog. 

Friday, 22 March 2019

My Word Art

WALT: Make Inferences to understand the deeper meaning behind a text

Task Description:

First of all you might be wondering what this logo is doing here? Well this thing here was part of my reading work and it was all about the important aspects we have as our personal identity, I was really looking forward to be doing this activity as part of the previous task I did a while ago. The writing written inside the thumb is what's important to me, and the things I love or love to do. If there are some words written in the thumb logo feel free to leave a positive comment on my blog and enjoy. Overall hope you enjoy the words written inside the logo and hope to share more blog posts with you all soon. 

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Mata i pusi - Literacy Work

WALT: Make Inferences to understand the deeper meaning behind a text.

Task Description:

For this task I was to try my best to understand the meaning behind each slide I was to complete. My task was called, Mata i pusi. On the next slide is where you would find the meanings to each word I was to list down, such as gauzy, stereotypes and much more. Mata i pusi means Cat eyes, Overall I really enjoyed this literacy task as it was super simple and something I've never done before, which is really different. I really hope I get similar work as this and hope to do more amazing work soon. Don't forget to comment and check out more blog post's soon. Enjoy! 

Friday, 15 March 2019

Polyfest Trip

Polyfest is what new zealand would call, the largest schools cultural event. Polyfest has
almost 10,000 performers every year, in Auckland polyfest is held in Manukau which runs
for 3 - 4 days. Polyfest is an incredible event to be attending as you’ll be watching all the
performers perform and of course you’ll be trying some of the best smoothies, snacks etc.

One of my favourite Stages was the Niuean stage,
I loved the Niuean stage because there were loads of activities, dance competitions and
more. The main stage was incredible but I was hoping there would be more action happening.
Although this was one of my favourite stages I would most like to say that the food was
awesome as well, the Watermelon Ice cream was fantastic surprisingly it took me quite a
while to finish it but I’m glad I did. I am hoping to go back for another visit and to see more
cultural performers perform.

One of my favourite Performers,
Unfortunately there were only a few cultural performers there, it was probably because our
school went on the speech day. A speech day is when different sort of groups talk for quite a
few and explain a little speech. Overall one of my favourite performance was the Maori
performance. 3 reasons is because it was the only stage we actually saw perform, 2 there
were so much support and aroha coming from each of these waiata, thirdly the school did
an awesome haka to give back to what there kapa haka group had performed. The school
that we saw perform was Otahuhu college and they were amazing.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Reconciling with Ratio

WALT: Identify the relationships between numbers.

Task Description:
For today's task I was to identify the number after number. I had so much fun doing this task as It didn't take me that much time to finish this. The maths problems to me seemed to be all about Ratio and how it all works. Overall I really hope you enjoy and hope to see back here commenting soon. Enjoy!!!

Maths - Intermediate Work

WALT: Apply a range of strategies to solve multiplication and division problems.

Task Description:

For this task I was finally able to complete week 2's work, I am super happy to say that this is the type of work I should be working at and that I have now published this. Week 2's work was super hard but it's just showed to try even harder to get to the level I need to be in college. I really hope you enjoy my working out problems and that you stay tuned for more upcoming posts! Enjoy my maths post.

The Pink Umbrella

WALT: Make Inferences by putting ourselves in a characters shoes!

Task Description:

For this task I was to complete the task of the Pink Umbrella. The task was having to put ourselves in one of the characters shoes, most of the time we would have to put ourselves in Sam's shoes. If you are begging me to see more please continue reading from the above and hope you enjoy. The Pink Umbrella!

Thursday, 28 February 2019

The Whale Child, A Serious Game, A Piece Of Paradise.

WALT:  Identify a common theme (by finding similarities and differences) across different texts

Task Description:
For todays task I was to complete this due to the amount of weeks we had to complete it. I was really determined to finish as it was the last week for us all to finish. This was a really hard task but I am so glad that I got the chance to finish it. I really hope you enjoy and all the information you need in this activity is all in here. Thanks a lot and enjoy.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Visual Mihi

WALT: Complete Our Visual Mihi.

Task Description:

These specific images are what's important to me and what I like doing. If you didn't know Maori is the culture I am and I would love to show you all how much it means to myself, my family and some other families out there who are Maori or who love the Maori culture. Sports is one of my favourite things to do during the holidays, school and in my spear time. Family is whats really important to me in life as I love each and everyone of my family members so much but we all know that all siblings can have there ups and downs, but we will eventually get to the point of solving the problem. Last but not least, Music is what I love doing and is what most people do in there spear time. I really hope you enjoyed my short description and the post of my visual mihi. Overall hope you enjoyed and don't forget to leave a comment. Thanks a lot for reading and once again hope you enjoyed! 

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

WALT: Comprehend a text by making text-to-text and text-to-self connections!

Task Description:
For today's task I was to complete the final slide of the day which was the similarities slide, doing that slide was super hard and took me a long time to complete which is really surprising. I loved reading both texts of the task as it was super interesting and made me feel even more interested into reading more about Te Tiriti o Waitangi. This was a super fun task and I enjoyed it so much, especially having to do this with Christina and Calais which came out super funny for us. Overall I really hope you enjoy my post and hope to see you all soon for some more amazing posts, Enjoy!

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

First Blog Post For 2019...!

First Blog Post For 2019.....!
WALT: We are learning to have a positive digital footprint.

My name is Hinerangi if you don’t already know me, I am a senior (year 8) student here at Pt England
School. I have had such an amazing job learning and getting to know everyone of the students in
not only our home class but other classes as well. The class I am in for 2019 is Room 4 and my
teacher this year is Mrs Stone, she is super fun and an amazing teacher. So far I've learnt how to
communicate and cooperate as a team, learn everyone’s names, and to show more respect than I
did in Room 1, 2018. Unfortunately this will be my final year as a Pt England student but I know I
would need to work harder from now on so I’ll be ready for college. The classes I’m in for 2019 are
Rooms 4 and 5, I am really excited to see what we will be learning throughout the year and to be
meeting everyone who I don’t really talk to or communicate with. Overall I am super excited for this
year and I can’t wait to experience the class of Room 5 as I wasn’t able to be in last year. During
the summer I would like to say a big thanks for all the support and courage through the summer
holidays, hope to see you back here and commenting once again. Hope to see you all soon and
thanks a lot for reading. I can’t wait to start blogging and learning more with you. Enjoy my blog
posts of 2019!

Final year with everyone of 2019, Got to make it last. I hope all you year 7 students give it your all
so that your ready to become the leaders of our school, as I know you'll be some great ones. I also
hope the year 8 students have a great time as it's our final year, Keep having fun and enjoy your
final year. Overall I hope all the other students of the school enjoy the years of this amazing school.

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Week 4, Day 5: The Sky's the Limit! - SLJ

DAY 5: The Sky’s the Limit!

Activity 1: Environment Day - Beat Plastic Pollution [4 points]
Because SLJ is only 2 activities away from the end of my adventure I’ve
decided to complete each activity in documents, ( Presentations, Google
drawings, Google docs ) Hope you enjoy and keep blogging just like I will!  
Every year we celebrate World Environment Day in June. On World Environment Day we
do what we can to protect our planet. This year the focus is on reducing the use of plastic
bags and water bottles. Watch this Environment Day video to learn more about it!
What could you and your family do to protect the planet?
On your blog tell us three things that you could do to help save the planet.
Here’s the presentation I was talking about before, Hope you enjoy!

Activity 2: Adoption Day [4 points]
Not only can you help the planet by reducing, reusing and recycling, you can also help to
save animals and plants by ‘adopting’ them. To ‘adopt’ an animal through the World
Wildlife Fund (WWF), you need to visit their adopt a species page, read through the list of
animals and choose one.
With the WWF, you don’t actually adopt the animal and bring it home! It’s a symbolic adoption.
In this case you pay a fee ($55.00) and the money is used to provide food and care for your
chosen animal. Visit the WWF site and take a look at the animals who are available for
adoption. Choose your ‘top three’ animals from the website.
On your blog, list the three animals that you have chosen and then compare and
contrast them. How are they similar? How are they different? At the bottom of your
post, tell us which of the three animals you would most like to adopt..
Here is a little document of google drawings I’ve created, Hope you enjoy!
The animal I would love to adopt would have to be the Cheetah. My reason why I chose the
Cheetah is because I will need back up for races and they are super fury. I’d also love to
adopt a Cheetah due to how well they act and I would love the privilege to be able to see
them up close. If you didn’t know all three animals that were pointed out were animals I
haven’t seen up close as for the Amur Tiger and Snow Leopard I decided to choose them
because I’ve never seen anything like them, and I was determined to learn more about
them. Because this was such a hard activity I wasn’t able to get that much similarities on
this activity. Overall I really hope you enjoy my second to last activity.
Activity 3: Concluding the Journey [10 points]
Sadly, the Summer Learning Journey has now come to an end. It is time to reflect on
everything that you have learned about the environment and, particularly, about how you
can protect and preserve it.

On your blog please tell us:
What is one thing that you learned from participating in the Summer Learning
Journey programme this year?

Sadly this is the end of my adventure with the SLJ programme. This summer was super incredible
as I really enjoyed myself but this will be my final time participating in this years summer Learning
Journey programme. I’ve learnt so much like places I didn’t even know that actually exists here in
New Zealand. I am for sure that I will tell my fellow friends who didn’t participate in this years
SLJ about everything I’ve learnt when I head back to school. Because the day has finally ended
for me that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop blogging. Hope to see most of you’s continuing to blog
this summer holidays.  
What is one thing that surprised you?
First of all each and every activity I did for the past few weeks absolutely surprised me due to how
they were presented to me, but the activity that most surprised me would have to be day 1, activity 3
of week 2. After finding out more about that I finally got to know more about fish. So overall my
answer for this question would have to be week 2, Day 1, Activity 3. What is on thing that surprised
you, this summer blogging?  

What is one thing that concerned or upset you?
The only one thing that has upset me is having to say goodbye to SLJ. Throughout this summer I’ve definitely enjoyed myself especially the day my family and I drove all the way to Parakai springs. Each and every activity made me tell myself, wait this is actually more than what we do at school. So overall for this question it would have to be nothing besides having to say goodbye to the SLJ programme.  

What is one thing that you (or your family) can do, moving forward, to help protect our natural environment?

How I will be moving forward to help protect our environment is to continue doing what we do best and to help our animals not to get sick. Overall here's what I want to say to everyone.

I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who made my holidays a lot more enjoyable and for setting us up 4 weeks of incredible activities which will help us to extend our learning. My journey through this years summer blogging was super incredible. I really hope everyone continues to stay cyber smart online, carry on blogging and enjoy your holidays. Overall I would really like to say thank you to everyone who has blogged or participated in the SLJ programme this year, hope to see you all continuing to blog. Thank you so very much for all your support like, leaving comments and more. Keep blogging and enjoy your delightful holidays!

Task Description:

As you already know this is my final post with the Summer Learning Journey programme. I really hope everyone continues to blog and thank you to all the helpers/staff members who have given us these activities which has helped us a lot. Activity 1, For activity 1 I have decided to create a little presentation about how we can save our planet by pollution and many more. Activity 2, For activity 2 I've decided to do a little document about the three animals I have decided for this particular activity. Activity 3, For activity 3 I was to answer a few questions about my journey with the SLJ programme. I really hope you enjoy my final post with the SLJ and that everyone continues to blog until school begins.   

Week 4, Day 4: Making Promises - SLJ

DAY 4: Making Promises

Activity 1: Campaigning for Conservation [4 points]
New Zealand is home to so many beautiful, unique and, sometimes, endangered animals
and habitats. The Forest & Bird organisation is working really hard to protect vulnerable
animals and places in NZ. They are doing everything that they can to raise money and to
raise awareness so that everyone knows about these issues. These are called ‘campaigns.
’ Check out the Forest & Bird campaigns site to learn more about them.
Imagine, that you have been hired by Forest & Bird New Zealand to work on one of their
campaigns. It is your job to come up with a catchy slogan for the campaign. A slogan is a
short phrase or sentence that is used to advertise something. Check out examples of
common slogans and logos below.

On your blog, tell us which campaign you have chosen to support and provide us
with a slogan for that campaign.
I have decided to go with I’m Lovin It, From Mcdonalds because Everyone loves
Mcdonalds. Macas is know for the most delicious burgers as well as there shakes/drinks
and fries. There burgers are filled with Beefy Paties, with a special sauce, along with their
finely chopped lettuce, smooth cheese and their crunchy pickles, Everything that is in
your burger is know to be flavoured well. If you think you deserve a break from homemade
cooking and want to try some amazing cooking from awesome burger and fried makers
than try it, Today. Don’t forget your drink or smoothie to wash it all down!
Activity 2: The Plastic Pledge [4 points]
Over the past few decades some of New Zealand’s beaches have become
dumping grounds for waste and rubbish. Almost 80% of this waste is made up of plastic
items. Yikes!
Some companies in New Zealand have heard about the problem and agreed to cut down
on their use of plastic. Countdown supermarkets, for example, have announced that they
will stop giving out plastic bags to customers.  What do you think of this idea? What do your
friends and family think? Is it a good idea or not?
For this activity, please ask one member of your family and/or a friend what they think
about Countdown’s decision to go ‘plastic bag free.’
On your blog, tell us what they think about Countdown’s decision to stop using
plastic bags.
Activity 3: Restricted Access [10 points]
While much of our programme has focused on New Zealand, it is important that we also
consider the environment in other places as well. One of the most unusual and spectacular
sites to visit outside of New Zealand is called Machu Picchu. It is an ancient city that was
built high up in the mountains in the country of Peru in South America. You have to take a
train and/or walk through a series of mountains and valleys to reach it. 
Over the past few decades millions of tourists have made the trek to Machu Picchu.
Unfortunately, this has damaged the area and the local government has decided to
restrict the number of visitors to the site each year. This decision has upset a lot of tourists
who really want to see Machu Picchu but aren’t allowed to go.
On your blog, tell us what you think about the government’s decision to restrict
the number of tourists able to visit this special site. Is it fair? Be sure to tell us
why you feel the way that you do.
To the government who suddenly decided to come up with the idea of restricting our
tourists who are determined to visit this amazing location of, Machu Picchu. First of all If
I got the chance to visit Machu Picchu I would be super excited and delighted to go
somewhere I’ve never been to, I’d love it so much due to the amazing views and how
much you’ll be able to see everything especially from that high. Machu Picchu sounds
amazing and every tourist should be upset as this place might’ve been the place at least
5 - 6 tourists had be waiting for. So I don’t think it’s fair to anyone who was really wanting
to visit this special place. This is exactly like having this place ban for eternity. Overall I
really think we should ban this incredible, peaceful place as it might remind tourists of the
places they have already visited. I think the government shouldn’t restrict this place and
should be free to everyone who visits Machu Picchu, Enjoy your visit, I really hope it
changed the government's mind about this place being restricted.   

Task Description:
For todays task of the morning I've decide to complete week 4, Day 4: Making Promises
for the SLJ programme. For activity 1 I was to write a slogan that describes the logo I've
chose, which was Mcdonalds, For activity 2 I was to ask a family member whether we
should ban plastic bags or continue using them, For the final activity ( Activity 3 ) I was to
write a description of how I feel about Machu Picchu being restricted to tourists who decide
to go there. Read todays morning task and Enjoy!