Friday, 23 August 2019

Maths ➗ ~ Volume of different shapes πŸ“

WALT: Calculate Volume
Task Description: I'd like to give you all a formal apology for the lack of maths work I have been putting on my blog. I'm just starting to find my way around so I do hope I will be able to share more work :) For a little activity in maths we decided to recover our learning on volume. In this task we had to try and find the volume in these different 3D shapes. For example: To figure out the cylinder I had to calculate the different YARDS by using radius and pie. It's a really challenging task which does include a calculator. This is just a mini update but I'm sure I will bring more maths to by blog :) Amelia ~

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

πŸ™ Octopus Facts πŸ™ ~ Makayla & Amelia πŸ–‡️

πŸ™ Octopus Facts πŸ™ ~ Makayla & Amelia πŸ–‡️
Task Description: This week we have been learning about Octopus! To start off, we all sat down on the mat and shared what we already knew or learned about the octopus. We then watched a video all focused on the octopus itself. We definitely picked up a lot of facts and even though we knew some already the video allowed us to look into the fact in depth. Me and Makayla then partnered to make this presentation all about the Octopus. We used all the facts that we learnt from the previous video to fufill this presentation. I hope you enjoy :)

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Saturday, 17 August 2019



Have you been keeping up with the latest sports?! Well my whanau and I have :) New Zealand was very strong enough to win the bledisloe cup. In this crazy final between the Wallabies (Australia) and the mighty ALL BLACKS (NZ) there was a lot of Kiwi vibes spreading across the stadium. The All Blacks thrash Australia (sorry Aussies) with a 36-0 which is pretty un-heard of from the wallabies. As we were watching this great game I felt a lot of confidence in the All Blacks and we all hoped for them to pull out a win. 

Once the 80 minute alarm buzzed across the stadium I just stood up from my couch and clapped for them with excitement and pride. I thought the All Blacks pulled out a win because they played all together as a team rather than just a few people carrying them. They were always hard on defence and managed to isolate the ball from the Wallabies which ended up with them never getting a all. It was a great comeback from there previous game where they sadly lost. Anyways, it was great to see the All Blacks and they definitely did there family, team, coach and country proud :) Let's just hope we can also win the RUGBY WORLD CUP πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ


WALT: Discuss and justify an opinion on a topic

Task Description: This week in Room 2's reading class (Miss Tapuke) We have been learning about De-extinction. What is De-extinction? De-extinction is where scientists bring back extinct animals from the past through complex methods. As you can see I have put the dinosaur on my tittle as a example of an animal that is seemingly known to be extinct. In order to complete this presentation we had to read through an article about de-extinction and the pros as well as the cons of bringing back animals. Do you have an opinion on whether we should bring these extinct animals back to life? Leave a comment and let me know because I am very interested in hearing what you think!

Friday, 16 August 2019

KORERO πŸ˜„ ll BN2TGG+W πŸ‘πŸΌ

TASK DESCRIPTION: GOOD EVENING OR MORNING! (to you fellow reader) As you know every Friday our school creates a korero (word or reminder of the week) This weeks korero is BN2TGG+W which stands for BE NICE 2 THE GRASS GARDENS + WALLS. During the week the weather has been kind of off which causes many things to happen like mud puddles, wet children, rubbish everywhere and a whole lot of crazy things. This is why we chose this korero so that we can try and get the message throughout the whole school. 


Today for maths we had a quite competitive maths competition. This maths competition is called BREAKING OUT! In this competition we did a variety of maths questions and solving puzzles and other maths related questions to win. In my group I had Hinerangi, Paikea and Jaylim (who left halfway). Anyways I really enjoyed this competition and had fun learning things through it. One of my favourite parts was figuring out a SNOTE. A SNOTE is used between family, friends or others to send messages. This was my favourite one!

Thursday, 15 August 2019

πŸ˜„ KMPG TRIP ~ Extension πŸ‘πŸΌ

WARNING: This content includes the learning about Maori Gods. I just want to say that we all have our different perspective on things and I kindly ask you to respect those perspectives, I myself have my own religion so I do know what it feels like. Thank you :)

Today, our extension group went on a long awaited trip to KPMG! (type them up!) KPMG is Manaiakalani's (our school cluster) main sponsor. Therefore, they help us with many things when it comes to chrome books, uniform and many other needs for our schools. Every term our Year 7&8 extension group visit KPMG to do many fantastic activity as well as cool learning!

We got to KPMG by bus and while we were in their we just talked look outside the window and that was pretty much it. Once we got to KPMG we went to the infinity room (a chillaxing place for the workers @ KPMG. We got a fabulous greeting as always and we met new and saw old people. Right after that we got a great presentation about Sustaining the environment and it's connection to the creatures. It was very interesting presentation and made me more aware of my actions.

Then we had a quick break and ate some delicious scones and a drink of water. (some of us had a quick toilet break) After this we set outside to go an visit a place that supports 0 plastics environment. This lady talked about how much polluted water man kind have been making and how we should be taking care of our actions. Did you know that there is only a limited percent of fresh water for us humans to consume? This place is called sustainable coastlines.

The place had amazing art which actually inspired some of us. After that, we headed back to our main building. We were greeted with delicious, scrumptious dinner. I'm talking curly fries, mini burgers and whole lot of mouth watering food. Next up was a task that they prepared. We were put into groups of the Maori gods and each Maori god had something to do with the environment. We talked about how people have been damaging their roles and we had to come up with some kind of machine to fix the problem. We used many recyclable equipment and came up with a decent design!

Our god was Rongomatane and he was the god of agriculture. To know this we had to participate in a group research learning about the god. Our design was making a machine that separated the good water and the bad water apart. We used glue and clay to stick things together. We cut out recycled milk bottles and boxes. My team also did some decorating like gluing patterns here and there and sticky googly eyes too! 

 I really enjoyed the activity and also seeing the other designs. I thought this was a fantastic trip and I can't wait to go again next term! THANK YOU TO OUR HELPERS TIA, MRS SAMUELS, MRS LAGITUPU AND THE BUS DRIVER ~ Thank you for putting up with noisy students :)