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".