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Monday, 11 December 2017

Inspirational talk - Andrew Patterson

Once again we have the lovely Mr Patterson come in today with a special guess an ex Point Englander Raenan that now attends one of our local schools Tamaki College. They both came in today to talk to us about college and making good decisions. Raenan talked about setting goals and achieving them, Also Raenan's experiment throughout his 4 years in college.

Raenan talked about his experiment going through college and all the changes it made in him. Mr Patterson asked Raenan questions and one of the question was "How did you feel when you first walked through the gates of Tamaki College". His answer was that he felt nervous but at the same time he was learning more and taking big steps towards his learning.

His talk really inspired me as a student going to Tamaki College next year. It gave me more confidence to step up and set a goal for me. Focusing on learning and trying hard was one of the key things Raenan talked about. Raenan set a goal for him and he actually achieved it, as he was announced as Deputy head boy at Tamaki college. That inspires me to set a new goal for myself in the future as i want to become a head girl at Tamaki college.



Monday, 4 December 2017

Time for decimals

WALT:Use different strategies to solve addition and subtraction word problems AND decimal addition and subtraction.

Perspectives and Opinions

WALT: I am able to identify the  ideas opinions of author and share my own in comparison.

Last week was the Tonga vs England game for World cup semi finals. It was one of the toughest games I've ever seen. It was also one of the biggest crowds ever in 22 years! 


Friday, 1 December 2017

Emotions




During this term one of our inquiry learning intentions were to focus on which music affects how you feel, We had to choose 6 different emotions and had to match our feeling to that type of song.  Look at my presentation that I have done.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Personal best!!

Have you achieved your personal best in athletics?Events such as Discus, shot put, sprints, high jump and etc. Personally doing you best would be working your way up and giving everything a try.

There is many different events where you would have to try your personal best, maybe in some events you would have to work harder than before as there is many competitive people to compete against. Working towards a event that you are not good at would make you a lot stronger than other activities.


Staying calm in events would be a great way of concentrating on winning, even if it means you coming last then always keep it humble.It’s not always about coming 1st, 2nd or last, trying your best would still make you a winner.Simply training and focusing would make you better at making it into anything.

Other ways to do your personal best is to keep track of your records, so in the previous years you could keep track of what you come in the year. It will be easier to keep looking back at what you have done best and keep on improving. Improving your best and keep on making goals for yourself. Maybe one day you could become a great Olympics person if you just try your best.
Achieving your personal best, giving anything and everything a try would make you best. Remember doing your personal best can be anything it doesn’t have to involve sports, you could achieve anything anytime meaning Test, school, sports and etc. There are my points of how to do your personal best.

Garbage

WALT:Use a range of reading strategies to answer the questions, Use the process of elimination to find the 'best fit' answer


Monday, 13 November 2017

Guy Fawkes

WALT:connecting and comparing.  I relate information and ideas from texts to my own experience to form an opinion.  




Thursday, 9 November 2017

Monday, 6 November 2017

Perspectives and Opinions

WALT:I can discuss and justify my responses across a small range of texts (thoughts, feelings, ideas and understandings)"

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Practise Test

WALT: Practice before the real test.

Word problems

WALT:find an appropriate strategy to solve each word prob



We have started this term with Word problems, We had to answer fractions and decimals. Here's my presentation that i have finished, Take a look at what i have learn't this week.

Inspiration talk!

This morning we had a inspiration talk with a special visitor Mr Patterson. He came today to talk to the year 7/8 block about AIM which stands for Aspiration, Inspiration and Motivation. Mr Patterson told us a touching and sad story about a 11 year old boy who gave up his lunch money for two week just to give to a homeless man.

As Mr Patterson talked about being a giver and giving back to people. He told us a story about this young couple he saw at the airport struggling to keep calm 3 children under 5 years old. He thought that by letting them in front of him he would be doing the right thing.

One thing I've learn't from the inspiration talk was that one little thing can change a person's life. From the story about wille and the homeless man I would take that as a great example in life. I would want to do the same and give my lunch money up for a homeless person. 





Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Labour Day!


Do You think labour day is just about winning and giving birth well your wrong, i am going to tell you why New Zealand celebrates Labour day.

Image result for parnell samuelIf you didn’t know New Zealand was one of the first countries in the world to have a 8 hour working day. Samuel Parnell was the man who stood up for the rights of workers. Samuel Parnell thought this was all wrong and decided to do something about it. He worked as a carpenter in a shop, Under one condition the man would accept to work, if he would work 8 hours per day.                        

Claiming his right, he got the chance to work 8 hours straight. The usual time workers would work, also known as Labour would work for 10 or 12 hours or more. Some people would even work more than 18 hours. Everybody did the same and demanded to have 8 hours of work.


Samuel Parnell got more workmen and other people to support his decision. New Zealand was most likely one of the first countries in the world to have the right of working 8 hours. After visiting the court in wellington the judge finally accepted all New Zealand workers to have the right to work 8 hours.    


Well now you know what Labour day is and why it’s celebrated here in New Zealand. What did you think Labour day was about about? Have you ever celebrated Labour day? Do you know what the meaning of Labour day is? Now you know what it means and why it’s very special to us.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Immersion Assembly - Musical Madness

Back to school and as usual we have our annual Immersion assembly.Each team had to explain what they were going to focus on this term, the movies they made had to be based on what music could to make your life better.As we started off with the senior management band, every team that performed had really great points.

Most informative: I was stuck on Team 5 as they had a lot of information about what they were going to focus on this term.Every part they played, showed the emotions they were going through when the music played. Team 5’s focus is on how composers compose music to evoke an emotional response.


Most entertaining: Team 3 was most entertaining because they had more expression and action. There movie was based on them having a normal day with music telling them how they feel. There movie was extremely amusing. It was as if they were talking about their normal life.

What do you want to find out more about:

Throughout this term I would want to find out more about what songs affect me. By the end of this term I want to explain my feelings with the song I listened to and why it affects me.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Elections 2017 - Week 7&8

WALT: Reflecting - understand how the ways in which leadership of groups is acquired and exercised have consequences for communities and societies.


This here is presentation about the elections, We have been learning about the party labours.We had to create a game. Hope you enjoy my presentation




Friday, 15 September 2017

Area L3

WALT:Find the area of objects

In Maths this week we have been learning about finding the Area of the objects.I have learnt alot of things about finding the area. Check out this presentation to learn more about "Finding the area".

Cross Country!

Bright colours filled up the netball courts.We’ve been preparing this for 2 months and and it’s finally here.Funky wigs and costumes on display. Standing in front of the whole school is really nerve wracking seeing people just stare at you.

It was a hot and beautiful day, seeing the little children run around.After everybody sat down my heart starting racing. As the house captains one by one finished saying their chants “it's time for the 1 girls to run” Mr burt said. With the all the help of the house captains every last person who would come last we would push to try there best.

As time passed it was already time for the year 8 girls to run, as we got to the starting line my heart just started beating fast as if I was running a marathon. Just as we ran through the gate my legs started to hurt and it felt like I was gonna die. People telling me to keep on running gave me more energy to run.

The second lap was here and I was trying my best to not stop and just run the whole thing. The finish line was right ahead and I gave it my all and sprinted to the finish line. I was past the finish line and I was so happy that I finished it. The whole school was being great supporters and also all the parents, I was so blessed that we all had a great day.






My Final Speech

Should students be allowed to wear mufti jumpers in winter?

Decile one schools, with a lot of under privileged students is just the beginning of my argument. Expensive uniforms that is non negotiable for parents, wearing mufti jumpers is just asking for a detention or a warning.  

Isn’t it ridiculous that us students are not allowed to wear mufti jumpers at school? Well I think that students should be allowed to wear mufti jumpers in winter because you will not only be cold but you may get sick and for those who can’t afford jackets due to money issues at home. Students have only one way of keeping themself warm and that’s by wearing a mufti jacket or jumper from school.

One of the Parent struggles is trying to afford their own child a jacket for school because of college fees, buying food and paying bills. It’s getting cold and children are still arriving at school with no jumper or jacket. Children end up getting ill and obviously that problem starts when your child doesn’t wear enough warm clothing when they arrive to school.

Parents with money problems is the worst part of this situation, they have problems affording valuable objects and can’t afford a jacket and other things important like this. They then should be allowed to bring a mufti jumper/jacket to school, To keep warm and prevent from getting sick.





















Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Tongan Language Week

As I came to school I had a feeling something good was going to happen. It was tongan language week today and the theme for this week was ‘Fakakoloa Aotearoa “Aki” Ae Nofo, Ai Kainga” meaning Enriching Aotearoa with our family values.


In team 5 we had a lot of amazing talented Tongans in our block.In the time of the team 5 assembly, none of our fluent Tongan speakers wanted to stand up and pronounce the theme. Only one out of heaps of Tongans in our space would say the theme. Mrs Tele’a was really disappointed because hardly any Tongans showed dignity and pride towards their culture.


Thing we learnt during that week was to not be afraid to speak your language. Thankfully throughout the week most of the Tongans improved on getting really useful to speaking their language. A few of our Tongan students in our space gathered a Tongan group to perform a special item on friday. As their lunch times brakes were taken off them to practice for their item, we could hear their amazing haka’s and they also took the opportunity to show pride in their culture. We couldn't wait to finally see what they've done.


The day was finally here and we were all impressed on what they have done and we couldn’t believe what our Tongan students set this whole performance in three days, All their hard work paid off. I learnt a lot of things about their culture and what it means to them.


Over the days they showed more courage and pride in their culture. We taught other to not be afraid of their culture and language and just speak it instead of being scared and afraid, gladly we all had an awesome and amazing week of learning about the Tongan culture.







Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Understanding negative numbers

WALT: understand negative numbers.

This week we have been learning about how to understand negative numbers and how their different to positive numbers.We learnt how to add and subtract positive and negative numbers using a number line. 


Monday, 14 August 2017

Night Light

WALT:Identify features of a non-fiction text

This is a presentation that I have done about what the moon can do to our planet and the different stages of how the moon travels our earth each night. Our group had to read a school journal and answer the questions we were given.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Geometry

WALT:Use Geometry words involving directions


 This week in maths we have been learning to understand scaled maps. We also have been learning to use geometry words involving directions. 

Speech Reflection

WALT:Reflect on our given speech

Today we had to reflect on our given speech, We basically had to give out our about what we felt and what we did good in our speech. I really thought I could do better next time in doing my speech.


Friday, 4 August 2017

Speech: Should students be allowed to wear mufti jumpers in winter

Should students be allowed to wear mufti jumpers in winter?

Well I think that students should be allowed to wear mufti jumpers in winter because you will not only be cold but you may get sick and for those who can’t afford jackets due to money issues at home. Students have only one way of keeping themself warm and that’s by wearing a mufti jacket or jumper from school.

One of the Parent struggles is trying to afford their own child a jacket for school because of college fees, buying food and paying bills. It’s getting cold and children are still arriving at school with no jumper or jacket. Children end up getting ill and obviously that problem starts when your child doesn’t wear enough warm clothing when they arrive to school.

Parents with money problems is the worst part of this situation, they have problems affording valuable objects and can’t afford a jacket and other things important like this. They then should be allowed to bring a mufti jumper/jacket to school, To keep warm and prevent from getting sick.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Space Junk

WALT:I make sense of new information before, during and after reading by connecting it to myself, texts I know and my world 

 We have been learning about space junk and what it can do to our planet. Our topic for this term is guardians of galaxies, this topic is based on space and planets. 

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Immersion Assembly

Can humans survive on other planets? What would it be like? Would it be like living underwater. Protecting earth from dangerous things like asteroids and meteoroids could damage our land and also our world. Everything living on it would be destroyed. Talking about space is all based on what we are focusing on this term in Pt England school.

Most informative Team 4:
In immersion assembly I thought team 4 was most informative.The reason why I think there item was more better than all the other items is because team 4 teachers hooked us on more information about what they are going to study about this term

Most entertaining Team 5:
Today in our immersion assembly I think team 5 was most entertaining. The reason why I thought team 5’s item was most entertaining is because they had more movement and action in their item. I thought they had good information about what team 5 is going to study about this term.


What are you looking forward to finding out about this term: This term I am looking forward to learning about our topic and what it means to me.. Guardians of the galaxy to me means being guardians and good role models to everybody especially towards younger kids and that they would follow and be good role models and guardians to everybody else.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Tenths & Hundredths

WALT:Understand tenths and hundredths

Today our task was to say how many tenths and hundredths there are in a number. We had to find out the decimal, fraction and the whole word of the number. 

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Sentence types

WALT:Share what I learned this morning from our termly immersion assembly!  Show and tell!

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Poetry

WALT:Read texts out loud confidently to get our message across to our audience

This week we have been learning about oral language and speaking  proper english. We also have been leaning about the different poems.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Statistics

WALT:Identify and uses tenths to make numbers


This weeks task we were learning about Statistics, We had to identify the use of tenths to make numbers. We used Decimals, Graphs, Fractions and Percentages
We learnt about the range of graphs. Different graphs have different uses to them.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Play and Poetry

WALT:Read lines of texts out loud confidently to get our message across to our audience

This weeks we were focusing on oral language and public speaking. We also have been focusing on talking confidently in front of other people  

Tenths

WALT:recognise tenths


This weeks task was to recognise tenths, we had lots of different activities like number lines where we had to name what part of the number line the letters were on. We looked at how there are numbers between the whole numbers.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Popsicle decimals

WALT: Identify and uses tenths to make numbers 

This weeks task was to identify and use tenths to make numbers. We used Popsicle sticks to round up the numbers that we were given ,We then had to add both decimals numbers to get the answer. 

Monday, 22 May 2017

All in the family

WALT:Create graphs to communicate ideas
Activity One
1.The line graph, because it's not suitable of finding the statement of data.
2.The pie graph, because it shows less information.
3.It is true because all three graphs shows that the number 2 is the highest.
4.The best graphs to answer is Lani’s because the graph is easy to answer.



 Activity Two
1. In Lani’s family she only has 2 sister (Plus me) and 3 brothers.
2. Lani says their is no families that only has three girls in the family.



Friday, 12 May 2017

The Vege car

WALT: Summarising - I can locate and summarise ideas e.g. skim and scan, identify key words, topic sentences, key questions, or by using sub headings" 


This task was to summarise ideas using skim and scan. This book was about a man named James Nui who invented a vege car. So what that means is that James nui uses vegetable oil as fuel.


Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Too much telly

WALT:Interpret a range of different graphs  

Answer below:

1: They spent more watching TV then doing their homework

2: It’s different because the times changes every week/day

3: Yes because they spent more time watching TV and least time amount doing their homework







Answer questions below:

1:   Same: they both spend more time watching tv
    Different:Room 5 spend more time doing their homework that room 6

2: Yes because, Did you know that if you watch the TV too much it could disturb you brain and it could also interfere or damage your eyesight.

3: They spend more time doing other things or watching tv than Home Work, What I think we need to do is to at least spend 10 - 20 minutes answering 5 - 10 questions.


Friday, 5 May 2017

The Cipher Wheel

WALT:I capture the essence of the ideas in text and re-state or paraphrase in my own words

This task was all about learning and knowing what a cipher wheel was and how it's used. We also learn't different words and the meaning's like decipher, and paraphrase. 

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Maths - Choice Squares

WALT: Interpret a range of different graphs

WORK 1

Why do you think Mr Winiata drew the question?
Answer: Because some students may have more that one favourite fruit

2. Which three graph/chart are shown?
Answer: Pie chart, Bar Graph, Pictograph

3. Which graph do you think most clearly shows in Room 8’s favourite fruit? (Explain why)
Answer: Bar graph, I choose this graph because it shows how much fruit there are and also what type of fruit it is.


This week we have been learning all about graphs and how we solve out problems using the graphs. This is all what we think the best graph is.








Wednesday, 12 April 2017

A serious game

WALT: Identify the similarities and differences across different texts


This is a presentation that have made about the whale child/a serious game.This story is about a old lady telling a story about a baby getting brought up by whales

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Easy as child's play

WALT: I will know I can do this when I can explain the similarities and differences between two texts

Here is a presentation that I have done abut Easy as child's play. This presentation is about having water difficulty in Africa and other more places. Until a man named Ronnie Stuive came up with a plan of having a play pump. So what this means is when kids play on the play pump, it pumps water at the same time.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

My Writing results

Hello my fellow readers, today I recently received my scores for my writing test. From my score I think that I possibly done alright for a year 8 student. The things that I done well was using the correct sentences.


Ideas
Structure
Organisation
Vocabulary
Sentences
Punctuation
Spelling
4
3
4
4
3
3
4

Monday, 13 March 2017

Visual Mihi


This is my Visual Mihi, surrounded by me is all the things that I love. First the picture in the top left corner that I drew was a picture of both Nike and Adidas brands. This shows how much I love Nike and Adidas. Next in the top right corner I have drawn a Cook Island rugby league logo. This drawing shows how much I love rugby league and how I love my culture. In the bottom left corner as you see there is a picture in words that say '' The love of a family is life's greatest blessing''. This show's how much I love my family and how my family is my greatest blessing. The last and final picture that I drew in words was '' Sports''. This shows how much I love to play sports such as Netball, Basket ball, soccer, softball and many more.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Alphabet multiplication

WALT:Understand the relationship between fractions, decimals and 

 
Today in class we learnt different ways to solve out fractions and also how to multiply alphabets. So basically what we did was multiply alphabets. The letter on top show what that letter equals.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Money and Decimal


WALT: use our place value knowledge to add and subtract decimals.



Today during maths we had to add and subtract money and decimals, This helps us re think about using strategies. You could use these strategies when doing groceries and shopping.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Water Wise

WALT -   I make sense of new information before, during and after reading by connecting it to myself, texts I know and my world.

This week we've been learning about Water cycle, Where have our water been?. These question can be asked in the presentation above, You'll be amazed of how water is formed.

Water Worries

WALT:Support all my answers with evidence from the text





















Friday, 24 February 2017

Fractions Practise

WALT:identify and sort fractions of a number


In class I have been completing my work.I had to move on to my extension work, for people who have finished early. We had to make sure we read the question in full before attempting to answer and solve the equation.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Whole of a set

WALT:identify and sort fractions of a number



This week we've been learning about Fractions - Our class is average at fractions so we decided to work on some Word problems. We had to make sure we read the question in full before attempting to answer and solve the equation.

Place Value Partitioning

WALT:place value partition to solve 2 and 3 digit problems

Fractions

WALT -  identify and sort fractions of a number

Friday, 10 February 2017

Blog Journal Reflection

What I have enjoyed for the past 2 weeks is being a leader for my school and also having new people come to Point England.

What has been difficult for the past 2 weeks is having new year students join our block.

What is new is having new teachers and new students in our block and school.


The three kete

WALT: Make connections between our prior knowledge and examples within the text in order to understand more abstract ideas in the text.

This presentation is all about the three kete and who it was from, who brought it to earth and explaining what it is. Here is a poster that I made about what can a kete be used for