Tuesday, 19 December 2017

BONUS Activity - Summer Learning Journey - Musical Festivals - Matani

Day #4 activity #2 - Summer Learning Journey - Playing Games

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Today for this Summer Learning Journey activity I used my smart searching skills to find information about the game I chose which is Ki o Rahi. Finding information about this game was fun. I had to find two rules in the game and the purpose of this game. So rule number one is if the ball goes out of the circle that last team that had the ball MUST hand the ball over to the other team. Rule number two is that players can NOT enter Te Ara unless they are Kio ma, Kiatiaki or the guardians. The goal for taniwha the team is to use the ball/ki to hit the tupu. Kioma's team goal is to rip the tag or tackle them in the appropriate area.

Monday, 18 December 2017

New Zealand Waita - Activity #1 day #4

Today I have completed activity #1 for day 4#. I had to find a New Zealand Maori Waiti song. The song I chose was 'Aotearoa'. The reason why I chose this song is because it was shot he in New Zealand and the lyrics in talk about how strong we New Zealanders are and we come from the land of god which is precisely New Zealand (Aotearoa). You will be able to listen to the song by clicking the video on the top.

Day #3 BONUS activity - Summer Learning Journey

Everyone’s family is unique. What makes your family special? Choose three people close to you and ask them what their two favourite things to do in summer are.

My Dad:

1. Singing
2. Playing Guitar
3. Playing Ukalele

My Nana:

1. Singing
2. Baking
3. Cooking

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Summer Learning Journey - Day #3 activity #2

Today for activity #2 day #3 we had to fill in the Pepeha which was hard but I finally got some finished. This was a bit hard to understand. But at least go some bits done.

Day #3 activity #1 - Summer Learning Journey

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Being in a large family is kinda great because you have more kids/people to play with and talk to plus you can enjoy a lot of deserts but the bad thing about having a big/large family is when you want to go somewhere with your family but don't have enough money to pay for everyone! so one or two people are going to have to stay back at home and watch TV. I think I would have a small family because you might not even have enough money to buy Christmas gifts/presents for everyone so I would probably stick to a small family.

Summer Learning Journey - Day #2 BONUS activity

My favourite food is the McFlurry (bubblegum squash) from Macas because I enjoy the sweetness and the soft  marshmallows. Eating this reminds me of chewing bubblegum while having the melting marshmellows in your mouth. I would prefer eating this rather than normal ice cream in a cone. 
Here is a diffrent recipe to make an oreo McFlurry:
Add 1/4 cup of the Oreos, ice cream, milk and creamer into a blender. Blend on low until smooth. Remove from the blender and stir in the remaining cookies. Pour the mixture into a glass and garnish with M&M's and Oreos
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Summer Learning Journey Day 2 activity 2

For this summer learning activity I have to draw myself doing my dream job. I chose to draw myself as a singer because singing means a lot to me and preforming in front of an audience. The main reason I chose to become a singer for my dream job is because its my passion that I use a lot around my house when i'm doing choirs and when i'm bored. 

Day #2 activity #1 - Summer Learning Journey

In the 1800s, most Māori lived in villages called pa. Each village had many buildings. A traditional wharepuni had a thatched roof and walls made of timber, fern, rushes and bark. Look at the picture below of a traditional wharepuni. Does it look like your house?  

This wharepuni looks nothing like my house because my house doesn't have any Maori patterns on it and definitely isn't made out of timber, fern, rushes and bark. But we do welcome guests such as family members and friends. The Maori people living in the wharepui do welcome new guest, family and friends too! maybe thats the most common thing about my house and the wharepuni. 

Summer Learning Journey Bonus Activity - The First Settlers

People in Aotearoa/New Zealand still use waka but don't use them to transport from country to country instead they use them for special Maori events and sporting cometitions like Waka Ama. but both boys and girls compete in Waka Ama boat racing.


Summer Learning Journey day #1 activity #2 - The First Settlers

Maybe the first settlers were brave enough to leave their homeland and be in search of another island. Using the waka/voyaging canoe they managed to arrive in an island which is not far from their homeland (Polynesia). They named the island. 

If that were me I would obviously feel scared, nervous and confused. Being on a waka/voyaging canoe for that long could be dangerous and you never know what sea creature might be on to you like a giant octopus or shark if so I would jump into the water and pretend that i'm dead and they will hopefully swim away (maybe?). but being in a waka/voyaging canoe for that long wou
ld make me feel sea sick and scared. 

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The Summer Learning journey/New foundation

The Summer Learning Journey for NEXT Foundation from Next Foundation on Vimeo.
Today people from 'NEW foundation and the creators of the Summer Learning Journey came to visit our school (Panmure Bridge School). They came to talk about the Summer Learning Journey and the learning that goes on in our school. We then got to see the video that had been shot in our classroom. After assembly we all headed out to do our prayer/karekia and eat our food. We all had fun and thank you to the people that came from NEW foundation/WFRC...

Monday, 11 December 2017

Year 7 Speeches - My Speech For Sports Leader

Hi my name is Viva,       
I think I would make a great sports leader because I am active, respectful and encouraging. The main reason I chose to be the sports leader for 2018 is because I love talking and sharing exciting news about sports, sports has been my buddy ever since I was a little girl. People said that “whatever sports you try out you will never make it into the finals” but I said to myself that “you'll never know until you try!” So I just ignored everything they had said and carried on playing sports! They all ended up with nothing to do but put people down. That’s why I’m here to tell you that you’ll never know until you try! So please
VOTE for me to be your sports leader for 2018. Thank you for listening and don’t forget that “you’ll never know until you try!”.

Today I have said my speech in front of the whole class, I was nervous when I first said "Hi". I felt like I was going to drop the microphone. At the end of the speech I stopped feeling nervous and sat down with the people that have finished their speech. I was revealed when I was finished saying my speech. But anyways as it says in my speech "you'll never know until you try" I kept saying it over and over again on the way back to class. I found it very interesting that Shakaia (my class mate) was the only one that was in for manaiakalani leader! 

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Google Games

Today I have found that there was a google game made from scratch. The game includes code blocks. Using the code blocks you can make the rabbit move sideways, forwards and backwards to collect as many carrots as you can. This game is very similar to my games that I played called Moana. Hope you enjoy playing the google and Moana game!...

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Technology Reflection

Tech this year has been fun and very interesting. My favorite activity was cooking. I loved making milkshakes, pies and the divine chocolate logs. I would like to thank Mrs Heka, Mrs Apelu, Mrs Ferguson and Mrs Anderson for having us and making sure that we understood what to do... Wish the best of luck!  

Monday, 4 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey day 1#


Today I have completed day 1's activity (called The First Settlers). It talks about the first person that had arrived in Aotearoa (New Zealand) and how he got to Aotearoa (New Zealand). Did you know that Kupe the first person to arrive in New Zealand came from Polynesia?  


Today we have worked collaboratively to define the word motivation and how you can motivate someone. We were talking about this because next year our year 7's will be our school leaders and by that we'll need to learn how to help other and encourage them to keep trying instead of telling them the answer. Then we were split into groups of 4-5. We were asked to come up with a play to show the audience what motivation is and to always encourage someone by helping and giving them enough information to work out the answer.

The House Of Windsor


Today my group (Mishaan, Jay don, Brooklyn and I) have worked collaboratively to complete the House Of Windsor (Royal family of Great Britain). We all had fun creating and learning about the royal family of Great Britain. 

Summer Learning Journey

Last week Hazel came in to talk about the Summer Learning Journey and how it can help us with our learning. The top bloggers will get prizes like slime, phones, tablets and other awesome things and the bloggers will get certificates

Social Studies - Technology

On Friday (1st of December) last week our class went to tech at Tamaki College. We were all divided into 3 groups (social studies, PE and robotics). I was in social studies our teacher was Mrs Apelu, we were all on a site called "Pursued" there were helpers that came around to help us. We all worked collaboratively in buddies to find out what city we were in. There were only 2 groups that won the prize which had a little emoji on it, our group was one level close to winning but unfortunately lost. We were all given little cars (my one was green). I had loads of fun after the session and we all headed out and said "thank you for having us".

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Fire Safety

As part of our inquiry we walked up to the Mt Wellington/Panmure fire station to take a look at the tools and to talk about what they do. Norman was the man that was introducing us to the tools. We all sat down on the concrete to watch them cut the roof of and take all the doors off. I found quite noisy and fun. 

Friday, 17 November 2017

Thank You (CARE awards activity)

As part of our CARE awards I have completed an activity saying "thank you" to my teachers that have helped me and teached me new things. 

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Holiday Blogging Challenge Day 3# BONUS activity

Today I have finally completed day 3#'s BONUS activity!. I went on the Kelly Tarltons site and used my smart researching skills to find all of the information. This task wasn't that long!  but the only thing I got stuck on was finding the pictures! This was fun. I also learnt that Kelly Tarltons opening time is 9:30 am and I thought that it opened at 10!:30 am! It was quite funny though thinking that it opened at 10:30 am!

Holiday Blogging Challenge Day #3 - Kelly Tarltons Seahorse Infomation- Activity #2


Today I have finally completed the Seahorse information. Using my smart researching skills I managed to find out what the Seahorses eat, what their habitats are, and their appearance. I didn't find my information on websites but what I did use was google I looked up what they eat and I went through Wikipedia other different websites to double check if the information was right. This took me about 15 to 29 minute to search for all the information.

Day #3 Holiday Blogging Challenge - Kelly Tarltons

Today I have completed the first activity for day #3. I found it quite easy to find the information but hard to attribute. I found it fun finding the photo's for this activity. 

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Life At Panmure Bridge School

Today I have created a collage showcasing life at Panmure bridge School as part of our CARE awards. Using the "collage maker" I managed to finish this in time. This CARE award was quite easy to do, but it was hard to try not get distracted. After completing at least 5 activities to get your badge. But before you get your badge you have to book an appointment with Mr. Johnson (our principal). 

How I Used Tidy Numbers

Today I have completed this DLO showing you how to use your tidy numbers and an example on how  to use tidy numbers. This activity was quite hard at first but I figured out what to do.

Holiday Blogging Challenge - Commenting

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Holiday Blogging Challenge Day #2

LS2 Holiday Blogging Challenge - The Fear Fall

Today I have completed day #1. It took me about 11 minutes to finally finish and attribute the picture/photo's.... but I had a lot of fun imagining what it would be like to go on the fear fall and why I'd recommend this to a friend. I also got the information from the rainbows end website down below...


Monday, 16 October 2017

Transum Math Games

Today for maths I chose to play Addle. The instruction was to add 1 or 4 numbers that equal 22 or more. I found this game very fun and easy.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

School Production

Yesterday (Wednesday 27th of September), we all gathered around in the hall with our friends and families. Staying Alive went on stage first for their dance, After that I See Red walked onto the stage and started doing their dancing, we finally walked onto the stage happily and excited. When the song started we all started at the same time. When it became Fraidoons and my turn cartwheeling on stage. I felt a little bit nervous when I ran up to cartwheel. At the end of our dance my brothers class went on stage with their fancy clothing and started dancing. I started cheering on their dance group until they had finished. When the pacifica group jumped on stage I carried on cheering on for my friends just like I did for my brothers dance group. At the end of the production (celebrating the school ages) we all quickly ran to our parents and started talking about the whole production over and over again. The production was a very fun idea that the staff came up with. Thank you to my two teachers and the staff for organizing everything for the whole school and the parents that have come.

Kiwi Can Group B

Today after morning tea we went to kiwi can. The warm up game that we played was hand soccer my group and the other group were trying hard to win but unfortunately we lost.

Election Kahoot

Yesterday Nazella and Fraidon both their own kahoot. Some of the questions were a bit tricky but most of it was easy. The kahoot quiz was fun and interesting and fun.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Food Advertising

Last week we were talking about the ways that people can get you to buy their unhealthy foods. And how they rearrange the food to make it look perfect. 

"Princess Bride" Shot Types

Last week we were learning and talking about different shot types, the shot types that I chose were 'wide shots' and 'close up shots (CU shots)'. I found this activity interesting to talk about. 

Monday, 25 September 2017


Today we were talking and learning about what the word "Coalition" Javeylor, Mishaan Joshua and I worked as  team to finish this DLO.  The word coalition is a smaller group  supporting and joining the bigger group so that the bigger group could win the vote. 

Friday, 22 September 2017

Scale Drawing

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Today I have finished my scale drawing. The picture that I chose to draw was Twilight (the my little pony character). I have enjoyed this very much. I found this a little bit hard but mostly easy. This took me 4 weeks to finish because I was still stuck on my grids, you probably can't see my grids that much because of the purple I chose for the background. The name plate wasn't that hard to do.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017


Today my group and I worked as a team to create this DLO. It took us not long to get it finished and on each one of our blogs. 

Prime Minister

Today Magenta,Sky, Jorja, Nickaela  and I worked on the prime minster that used to run New Zealand. 

Government Votes

Today my group and I were working on this padlet. this padlet mostly asks questions about the government votes. 

Monday, 18 September 2017

Read An Ebook Day

Today the class was enjoying the website called read an Ebook day. I found a lot of my favorite books, like the dork diary's and the diary of a wimpy kid book. This website has allowed me to read most of my favorite books that I have been longing to read. We used the tamaki overdrive website. The website celebrates reading.For more information click on the link down below. 

                                                                    About the book

The book I have read was called Dork diaries frenimies forever. This book mostly talks about life in North Hampton Hills. this book is written by 

Friday, 8 September 2017

Food Tech At Tamaki College-Spaghetti Pies

This morning our class went to Tamaki College for tech. Nickaela, Joshua V and I worked as a team to create 12 Spaghetti  pies. These were very easy to make because everyone in our group knew what to do. These pies were very delicious. 

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Lions In The Garden (The Book That I Choose)

Today we used the Tamaki College website called Tamaki College Overdrive. I found my favorite book series, the book I have read today is called Lions In The Garden, this book was written by Chelsea Luna. So far this book has been interesting and gave me Ideas!... 

Kiwi Can Session

Today we had our Kiwi Can session with Mr Malu and Mrs Latoia. We talked about taking risks. The word risk defines the word chance. Our warm up game was called  Bip Bop Bounce. We had to split up into two group so the boys had their own circle and the girls had their own.  The  rules for this game is that if the person in the middle of the circle  said to any person in the circle "bip bop bounce"... then that person has to say "bang" before that person ever said "bounce" to stay safe from loosing. The other warm up game was called Hand Soccer. This game was very fun and hard at the same time because you had to use you hand to touch or hit the ball and also trying to hit the ball into the goal was harder than I thought! because there were a whole lot of people in the way. These activities were just like excising and they were fun.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Learning To Use Synonyms

This morning Mrs Anderson's writing group created a poster showing examples of synonyms. A synonym is a word meaning the same but a more powerful word than the boring word that everyone uses.  I also found out that it was hard using new words that I didn't know of and how to spell. We used google dictionary to find these words. Using new words were better and it made the sentence more powerful. This was a very fun activity trying to find another word meaning the same but more powerful and a word that we didn't know of.  

Monday, 4 September 2017

Read Theory

This morning I did read theory. When I log on and answer questions my knowledge starts grows even more bigger than it was before and I learn about things that I didn't know of. It's helped me know how to comprehend texts and it even helps me with my vocabulary. Read theory helps me improve my reading. 

Friday, 1 September 2017

Food Tech (Cooking)

Today for cooking (our new rotation) we made milkshakes!, this activity was very fun. We used; Milk, Whipped cream, chocolate syrup, crushed Oreo's, Oreo cream and Ice cream. This was very delicious and enjoyable!. My group of three was Nikaela and Joshua V. We all organised what we needed and so did Savelina's group. This was very fun.  

Friday, 18 August 2017

Evaluation Of My Animated Digital Story

Evaluation of My Animated Digital Story
The digital media outcome will be an animated digital story in ‘Scratch’, relating to the context of Healthy Living in the Tamaki community.
The animated story must include the following:
  • Information on that informs readers about concepts relating to Healthy Living in the Tamaki community
  • At least two sprites
  • At least two different backdrops

My Animated Digital Story is about Sports
My Animated Digital Story relates to the context of Healthy Living in the Tamaki Community because sports is like an exercising game
My Animated Digital Story informs readers about concepts relating to Healthy Living in the Tamaki Community by Showing there reader why sports is important and good for excercise
My Animated Digital Story includes at least two sprites.  These sprites are polar bear1 and Bird2
My Animated Digital Story includes at least two different backdrops.  These backdrops are a racing track and park

I think that readers will enjoy my Animated Digital Story because it includes sports that you could do in the holidays.

Friday, 11 August 2017


Today we got ready to go to tamaki college, when we arrived we quickly got of the bus and ran as fast as we could to get under shelter because it was raining and wet. When we got under shelter our teacher called us to run to our rooms- that we work in or Mrs. Anderson's room. We quickly got on with our work quietly. We were also finishing of our animation stories.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Dance Practice

Today and yesterday we practiced our dance for the production at the end of the term. We were split in to three groups. The songs we did were Footloose, I see red and Staying alive. I was put in the Footloose group. We started off slowly, then practiced doing it super fast because the song had a fast beat. We all tried our hardest to do the dance super fast. When we finished, our teachers  called us down to reveal our dances to the class. We tried this very fast, twice. When we finished revealing our fast dance we got a round of  applause. We quickly sat down and carried on watching other peoples dances. This was a rewindable activity because we were able to go back to the video from yesterday to help us today.

The Diffrence Between 'A' And 'An'

Today we were learning when to use 'A' and when to use 'An' before a word. If a word begins with a vowel which is A-E-I-O-U or silent 'H' (Eg; Hour or Honor), we use 'an'. We use  the letter 'A' for all other words except for the letters in the vowels. The photo shows the sentences we wrote to practice using the letter 'A' and the word 'An'.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Scott and the Gladiator

Retell and Paraphrase 2

Title -  Scott and the Gladiator

Key words from the text



Fight gladiator

Fight lion



What happened in the beginning?
Scott looked in the old mirror. Someone looked back at him. The little boy in the old mirror looked a bit similar to Scott. “Come on,” cried the boy, “Or we’ll be late,”. Scott took one step forward and he felt himself getting sucked into the mirror. Scott looked around in a strange way. He was unbelievably in a humongous arena. There he was in front of a tall man. The man walked towards him and gave him his shield, sword and helmet. Right there in front of him was a weird looking man wearing such strange clothes. The man ran up to Scott with his sword and tried to cut off Scott's little head covered with blond hair. Scott stode up for himself he ran up close to the weird looking gladiator and tried to stab him with his sword, but he had missed because the sword was too heavy. He’d dropped the sword and landed on the gladiators biggest toe. The man started shouting and hopping around, suddenly his helmet slammed shut! The humongous gladiator ran out of the arena and screamed “Ouuuuuuuchhhh!”  

What happened in the middle?
Next came the lion who stared at the boy. The lion started snapping at the boy and ran after him. Scott reached out to scare the lion. As he scared the lion the lion ran out of the arena. The emperor's flicked a coin to Scott.

What happened at the end?
As Scott took his armor of the sunlight made the shield gleam like the old mirror did. As he saw his reflection, he felt himself getting sucked into the shield. And back into his room he went. Scott looked into the mirror again and saw nothing but himself.

In search of Atlantis

Retell and Paraphrase 2

Title -  In search of Atlantis

Key words from the text

SCUBA diving

Searching for Atlantis




Lived underwater

Diving again


Strange Arch, stone walls, statues

Stone head
Carla’s arm

Everything disappeared

What happened in the beginning?
Dad, Carla and Rob helped Dad get ready for  SCUBA diving. Dad was going to search for the lost city of Atlantis. “Can we dive with you?” Asked Rob. “Ok” cried Dad.  “But you must stay close to me”. They searched and searched but there was no sign of the lost city of Atlantis. When they got back to the boat Rob said to Carla “wasn’t it spooky down there? I thought someone was following us.” “You’re just chicken,” cried Carla. “I wasn’t scared at all,”. Carla and Rob wanted to find out about Atlantis. “Go to the Museum in the town” said Dad “and ask someone there.”
Carla and Rob went to the Museum. “Can you tell us the legend of the lost city of Atlantis?” cried Carla. The man said that Atlantis was once on land but the people of the city were bad. Their god made a huge earthquake and the city sank under the sea. “Did all the people drown?” asked Carla. “No” said the man. “The legend says they lived on in their underwater city but sometimes they come up to the town. They are strange people with gills on their necks, just like fish. But beware, bad things happened to people who search for Atlantis!”

What happened in the middle?
“That was a spooky story,” said Rob. “Maybe it’s not safe to dive.” “I’m not scared,” said Carla. “It’s just a story!”. Suddenly Rob grabbed her arm. “Look at that strange women. Maybe she’s from the lost city and she’s got that scarf to hide the gills on her neck!” “Rubbish!”  cried Carla. They went back to find Dad. He was getting ready to dive again. “I’ll come with you,” said Carla. “But Rob thinks the stories about Atlantis are true and he’s scared. “I’m not scared. I’ll come too!” shouted Rob.
They dived again.

What happened at the end?
This time Rob saw an eel coming towards him. Rob looked at Carla and waved at her. The eel snapped at her. She swam as fast as she could to get away from the eel. When the eel swam away they saw strange buildings, statues, Arches and stone walls. “I think this is the lost city!” cried Rob. Carla and Rob looked up they saw a big stone head. When the stone head came sinking down it had hit Carla’s arm. They swam up to the boat. Carla and Rob had explained everything to Dad. Dad had said “Stay on the boat i’ll dive to see if it really is,” When Dad had dived he had seen nothing. The lost city of Atlantis has disappeared.

Monday, 7 August 2017

The '2 word 1 minute' challenge With Grandmother


My brother means everything to me!. He’s rough sometimes but when it come to someone hurting or bullying him oh gosh! Aren't they going to be in big trouble. He’s my hobbie.
37 words in 2 mins
I guess my brother is everything to me just like my cousins and family. My brother is my best friend he’s funny and also my family. He is the best brother in this whole wide world. My brother always tries his hardest to make me laugh.
46 words in 1 mins.
My brother is cool and funny just like my friends at school. He’s lazy sometimes too but at least he helps me and my mother clean the house.
28 words in 2 mins.

Our challenge today was to write my ideas clearly so that it made sense. We had only 4 minutes to do this in, and 1 minute to check our writing. Our task was called '2 words...1 minute'. We had to chose one of the words then power write for 1 minute, count our words, carry on for 2 more minutes, count our words; then finish with 1 more minute. It was fun and I enjoyed it very much!...

Friday, 4 August 2017

Winter Learning Journey

Today Rachel from Auckland University came to visit our school. She Gave out some prizes and certificates to the people who joined and blogged on the winter learning journey website. Nearly everyone in our class has been given a certificate and prize. I would like to give a big thank you to those who took part in the winter learning journey and a  big thank you to Rachel who has runned the winter learning journey for months.   

My Digital Story Ideas

Today at technology (Tech) we created a google docs called My Digital Story Ideas showing the instructions for using the backdrops, Sprites and inserting your code.