Monday, 19 December 2016

The Summer Learning Journey

Day 2 – Learning the basics
Now that you have chosen your country, it is time to decide where, within your country, you would like to visit. Many tourists will choose to visit the capital city of a country. It is often quite large and full of interesting things to see and do.
Activity 1
Before you go overseas it will be important that you learn a bit about the capital city of your country. Hop online and find out about the capital city of your country. Use this information to complete the five sentences below:
  1. The name of the capital city is Canberra
  2. The population of the capital city is 381,488
  3. In January, the weather in the capital city is usually sunny
  4. The capital city is located in the northern (northern, southern, middle) part of the country.
  5. The languages most commonly spoken in the capital city are ___________________________english or with an accent____________________________
Activity 2
One of the most popular activities in Madrid, the capital city of Spain, is called ‘Bullfighting.’ It has been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. In bullfighting people called ‘toreros and ‘matadors’ fight with a live bull. The toreros do most of the fighting and, ultimately, capture the bull and tie it up. Once it has been caught, the matador joins the fight and kills the bull. Although most toreros and matadors are men, there are some women who also compete in the sport.

Not everyone supports bullfighting in Spain. In fact, about 30% of the population want it to be banned (stopped) completely. What do you think? On your blog tell us whether or not you think that bullfighting should be banned in Spain. Please provide, at least, two reasons to support your decision.

I think that bull fighting should be stopped
I think it should be stopped because it is killing the population of bulls all around
I think it should be banned because whats the point of killing bulls and being proud i would feel guilty if you do this for sport you must not have a heart

Bonus activity
Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand. Have you been to Wellington? If so, please tell us about two things that you did when you were in Wellington.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to go to Wellington, follow the link to learn more about this very cool city: Discover Wellington.
On your blog, tell us what two things you would like to do if you had the chance to visit Wellington. Would you go to the botanical gardens or visit the Beehive? Perhaps you would prefer to go shopping on Cuba Street or go out for dinner on Quay Street…
I quickly travelled to wellington after my Koro had a heart attack. His heart stopped for 13 minutes. I hadn't seen my grandparents since they had moved to wellington about halfway through the year.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

2016 Reflection of the year

This year has been one of the very best. Particularly this year was my favourite at Pt England School ever! The sports I have participated in this year are: Basketball, Netball, Soccer, Cricket and Touch. I really enjoyed all of these sports teams as everyone was friendly.

The things I participated in this year was: Sports teams, Kapa haka, Extension, The Winter Learning Journey, Apprentice Of The Year Supporting Team, Sports Tournaments, Youthtown, Tech, Al7, Nesian Fusion, Fiafia, Mihimihi, Karakia Whakamutunga, Cross Country, Athletics, School picnic and the School Olympics.

I have really enjoyed this year as I have had nameless amounts of opportunities and chances that I tried my best to take. I’d like to thank all the teachers in team 5 at Pt England. They helped me get all the prizes I could have ever imagined.

Prizegiving Reflection 2K16

This is my prize giving reflection of 2016

On Thursday the 8th of December Pt England School had the school Prize giving. At five o'clock the senior Kapa haka group Manaia Ki Te Rangi met in the Whare Whono. We all got dressed up then it all happened…

At precisely 7:00 pm we travelled from the library to the stage at it had finally started. Prize giving 2016 was the best I have had so far personally especially when you get 3 certificates and three trophy's. The time came when the Year 7’s did their item and it got alot of cheers plus it was extremely fun.

During the end tears ran down my face as the year 8s were finishing off their item. Lastly we sang the school song ‘Strive To Succeed’ and it was a blast!
I can’t wait for next year because my hopes are that it will be even better.

School Picnic 2K16

This is my school picnic writing about last Friday.

Last Friday we had our annual school picnic on a hot summer day. With chocolate brownies, hot chips, Cheesecake and fizzy drinks it proves Room 3 was The best fed class by far. Finally we had a sunny day worthy enough for us to go.

From the start a group of us went to a picnic and we started to take videos and photo’s of us. It was an awesome day filled with fun and excitement. Later on I got buried neck deep in sand then I washed the sand off as I went for a refreshing swim with my friends.I can’t wait till next year for our school picnic because it will be even better.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Saturday, 3 December 2016

My Visual Mihi

Kia Ora this is my visual mihi.
My visual mihi represents:
Me (in the middle) My Love for Cricket, My Irish side, Family and lastly my favourite sport in the world... Softball!
This Visual is really important to me and I have other on my blog from previous years. It show my hobbies, cares and My cultures.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

The Scientific Method

Walt: write a piece of instructional writing using the 'Scientific Method'

Our question was: Which one will react the best with the mentos?

Due to research diet coke would have the biggest chemical reaction.

Our prediction was that diet coke will go the highest.

  1. 1.5 litre bottles of the following:
    1. 7up, coke, diet coke, fanta, l&p and pepsi and also some mint mentos to drop in. we placed all six bottles onto a table then one by one we dropped h mentos into the bottle and filmed what happened.

the best reacting drink was 7Up and it was the first to be tested.


we would have done it differently by keeping all of the fizzy in and not taking any out.

Experiment Gone Wrong!!!

Walt: Revisit 'Narrative Writing' Using scientific knowledge of experiments.
This task was a challenge for me at first, but towards the end it got easier. I really liked this task and it was fun. I can't wait for more to come!

Fair test or not?

Walt: synthesise information from multiple resources

Fair Test???

Walt: Synthesise information from multiple sources


Fast Rust Task

What 3 ingredients are needed for rust to occur.
Metal (Iron)

Write a brief paragraph explaining the rusting process (why rusting occurs)
First when the metal (particularly iron) is exposed to the air and/or water for a long time, When metal is near water and oxygen, it forms rust. Rusting occurs when H2O (water) and O (oxygen) is in contact with iron or steel. The rusting process becomes faster when salty water or acid rain is applied.

How could you prevent something from rusting?
By preventing metal from rusting you can paint it or put a layer of oil or grease over the metal. It is a good idea to use this as a solution so that the oxygen could bounce off the metal instead of rusting it, depending on what kind of environment  the metal is in.

Write 3 sentences explaining something new you’ve learned from this reading.
We learnt that the term corrosion is used to describe metal breaking down when it is exposed to the environment. We also learnt that rusting can be prevented when you either paint, grease/oil or a process called galvanizing. An example of galvanizing is when you put zinc and iron together, the zinc protects the iron but it sacrifices itself because zinc reacts more than the iron.

Science investigation - Fair Testing

Science Investigation
Fair Testing
Fill out the following table to help you explain the Growing in the dark: Plants and light experiment.

Aim - what are you trying to find out?
We are trying to find out if plants need light to grow.
Hypothesis - what do you think your results will be?
I think the plants do need light to grow and stay alive.
Independent Variable - what variable will you change?
The amount of light the plant has/gets.
Dependent Variable - what variable will you measure?
How much soil would be in the pot covering the seedling.
Controlled Variable - what variables will you keep the same?
The amount of water added to it.

The students of Room 4 wanted to find out what colour of bird feeders birds preferred. FIll our the table below thinking of which variables you would make independent, dependent and controlled.

Aim - what are you trying to find out?
What colour do birds prefer on their bird feeders.
Hypothesis - what do you think your results will be?
I think the birds will be used to the color brown.
Independent Variable - what variable will you change?
Different colours on the bird feeders.
Dependent Variable - what variable will you measure?
The amount of birds.
Controlled Variable - what variables will you keep the same?
The amount of food the birds get.

Discussion Doc

Walt: Synthesis information from multiple sources
States of matter

Work on this Doc together with a partner or in a 3.

Give three examples of each state of matter?
Golden Syrup

What’s the difference between the three states of matter?
Solids hold place
Liquids have different structures.
They have different densities of particles

Write 3 sentences explaining something new you learned from this reading.
I learnt that there are not only three different states of matter but there are five such as: BEC, Solids, Plasmas, Liquids and Gases.