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Friday, 3 November 2017

Incredible Instruments Orchestra!!!



  Here are some images from the instruments we were studding on. We had to learn about the different instrument family like the String family, Woodwind Family, Brasses Family, Percussion Family and the Keyboard Family. Leave a good comment if you liked our display.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Makey Makey Term 3 Extension Reflection

Term 3 Extension Task! It gets harder and harder every Term. This was one of the hardest so far. Our Task was to use Makey Makey and code to make an instrument to play either the song Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Happy birthday or a song that you know how to play. If you don’t know what Makey Makey is the information is on here. My group, Me and Ajani chose to play Happy Birthday. Ajani was playing the Piano and I was playing the Drums. First Ajani had to create a piano by using a cardboard box and had to cut little cardboard pieces to represent the tiles. And I used playdough container and put the playdough pieces on top and used pencils to represent the drum sticks.


The biggest challenge that we had was to try and put the drumming and mix it with the piano luckily we had Zoe there.  Ajani and I had a choice between a game show and musical  instruments so Ajani and I picked to do instruments. The thing we found most easier was getting to know the beats and keys to play our instruments, we started with the twinkle twinkle little star song but that didn’t work out so we tried Happy Birthday and it actually worked out. If you think you can take the challenge go try out the Makey Makey and see if you can make a band, here is the site go have a look and buy the kit.
https://www.makeymakey.com/

Friday, 20 October 2017

Happy Niuean Language Week!!!

Moonu moonu moonu Tangaloa, Fakalofo lahi atu Today was the end of the first week of term 4.  As you know it is Niue language week and Pt.England where celebrating it with the Niuean group's item, Fun fact: did you know that there are only 14 villages in Niue, the surprising thing was that there were not only just Niuean kids there where a mixture of some Tongan, Maori and Samoan kids that just shows that you don't have too be Niue too celebrate the culture you just embrace it cause you can.
The Niue dancers outfits where outstanding, the boys looked like they where actually Niue warriors and on the other hand it was bright and colourful. It was probably the best Niuean performance ive seen if you Niuean just embrasure your culture 

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Addition and Subtraction Word Problems



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

How to make a cheese toastie


Today I will be telling you how too make the best cheese and onion toasties.  First make sure you have every thing you need cause you don't want too be excited about making toasties and not have the ingredients, when you have all your ingredients the second thing you want too do is butter your bread but butter it the right amount not butter it so you get diabetes but just right so it taste delicious.  


Thirdly get the cheese that you think will make your toasties yum, So what is your favourite cheese? any way slice your cheese than place it on you perfectly buttered bread,  

then get one onion and some safety goggles if you cant handle the little onion, then peel your onions without crying then cut it into little peicies so you can get more flavour in your toasties then you wait for about 2 minuets and it should be looking like this 
 if you think i gave you some good steps leave a good comment and you could tell me how you make a cheese or a different type of toasties.

The start of term four!!!

Today was the first day of term 4 and it kicked off with a good start, Every time a new term starts all teams have to do an item about the big idea, the big idea for term four is MUSICAL MADNESS! It started with a song that was written by Mr Jacobson.  My favourite part about that song was the lyrics and Mr Somerville’s drumming it sounded like he played for one of those big rock bands. All the teachers outfits were really outstanding especially Mr Jacobson's,  After that we watched Mr Jacobson’s cousin from his Scottish half, their drumming was amazing.

The most entertaining item was team three's Item theirs was very funny and really entertaining, the other one i found entertaining was team four’s that was about songs make rides funner i personally think that's true, do you think you could be in a ride with no music? The one i found most informative was team ones because music really does have emotions because in music you can really express your feelings.  What i really want to find out is how can we make this term not all about music but about different things that can have something interesting but still have something to do with music. Here are some photos of the outfits some of the teachers wore.



Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Catching & Farming Flounder with Pt.England


  Flounder made us walk to Riverside avenue! your  probably wondering why we walked to riverside, Today Pt.England went to support Some students from Pt.England while they were catching some baby flounder for us to put in our tank to farm them.

Pt.England where catching some baby flounder because most of the flounder in the community is endangered so were catching them to let them grow in clean water. We were also trying to beat Kauri Flats School in partnership score of 4 flounders.

We sang a Himene (hym) and did a Karakia (prayer).  We sang for our floundering people bless them to catch some beautiful baby flounder for our school so we can farm them and so their not endangered.  So tell me would you save our flounder by not polluting and catch the right size and take the right ammoun.  If you do leave a good comment 


Friday, 22 September 2017

Pt.England 2017 wins GOLD!




My 2017 journey to the Magnificent maniakalani film festival

Every year Pt.England students take part in the Manaiakalani film festival.  This year I'm going to talk about this years Manaiakalani film room three made, have every tried to film a movie and trying not to laugh? Like for an example bloopers their probably the funniest parts of the movies, in our movie we the most funniest parts so that was a challenge for us.  We had to say silly parts and we had to try not to laugh it was like sitting and watching the funniest movie in the world and you weren't allowed to laugh. 
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Filming these scenes where very fun we had to do different expressions like being angry, sad and being serious those where very funny times.  I'm looking forward to seeing our faces on the                                       
  extreme screen at Sylvia Park movie theatre.      
                                         
Image result for Sylvia park Extreme screen movie theatre

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Geometry



WALT: 1) Draw a 2D representation of a 3D model
2) Draw a plan for the side, front and top view of a 3D model.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Annual Speech Competition

Do you think you could be able to say a full speech in front of 150 kids? Last week team five had a speech competition there were three kids from each literacy class that were picked to say their speech lucky I wasn't one of those guys.  Each name was picked out of a box I felt so good my name wasn't in there, the first name was Amelia her one was about her nana and why she thought she was happy but it ended in a bad way but she made it sound like it was a good thing, then we went past a couple more.

The most appealing one was Danielle because her speech was very deep and people could relate to her lost most of us have lost a close family member it takes a lot of confidence to speak about that.


For me I didn't really think their was the best speech they all good but the one that was most entertaining was Mubashar he wasn’t shy he hooked the crowd with a good entrance he was funny and had good points on what he would do if he was president for one day, Most of these speeches were sad and entertaining.

Friday, 4 August 2017

I wonder?



These past weeks I have had the privilege to work with these guys, this is about the space questions we were thinking about. leave a good comment hope you like it

My speech

Why you should come to school?

So my topic for today is why you should come to school?

Kids, they think school is just a thing you can run away from or ignore, well you can’t because school is like a part of your life.  I mean who would want to stay home. Like my teacher says “you stay at home doing nothing, you roam around with no money.  Look how many things you could do at school have a full conversation about life, play touch or held if you have a referee and a mouth guard.

Waking up in the morning and thinking if you should or shouldn’t come to school, I mean before you think about if you're coming or not just think about kids who can’t read and would love to go school. Even kids who just can't afford the things they need for school or uniforms.  Those are things kids don't think about they think school is for free.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Space game reflection

In Term 2 the year 7&8 Extension group had to create a game about space, me and my group made the game with scratch. Our first attempt for our game was another space invaders game but the coding was very difficult. So we thought of making a maze game so we did but most of the coding was hard. So we stated of with a easy level it was just to get through the maze.The next level this was the level we had to think about the most because we had to make our sprite shoot our enemies that was the hardest bit out of all of them but we manage to get it done.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

The Immersion Assembly

Today was the first day of term 3 as I  walk past the school hall a ufo popped  out of nowhere.  Can you guess what our topic is for this term?…. Guardians of the Galaxy, as I sat down waiting for the first item to come up the lights went out… as Mr Jacobson fought with the aliens we all sat their in laughter and excitement waiting for the aliens to pop out.  BOOM!


The first item was by team 1 they were learning about  the solar system.  This item was about six teachers that left to outer space  to wander around the solar  system this was a very well played out. Their focus is about all the other planets like mars, the sun, the moon and the other planets.
Team 2's focus for this term is about the sun and moon.  And how they can learn more about those two planets and what other interesting facts and thing.  Their item started with a voice singing and miss nalder dancing with a shark helmet.

Team 3’s focus was about time and seasons, it was based on the days of their lifs and how time in space and in earth, the seasons are earth's time this one was the most informative out of all. Also Team 4’s focus was about can humans survive on other planets.  Their item started with an interesting hook the astronauts were guided by Pt England hackers.  Last of all team 5’s item, as the stars of Pt England walked up the stage we were all waiting for miss Judd to sing. WOW! Team 5’s focus was about what does the impact of the moon have.

Which was the most entertaining? Team 5
Which was most Informative? Team 3
What are looking forward to? Is to try new things this term

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Technofreez project update

Hey this is another update for my inquiry groups. me and my group were working on our model for our basketball hoop it was challenging trying to hold up the poles for our shelter but it looked like it was too heavy so we are currently using plastic here are some photos.





Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Tenths and Hundreds

Number Knowledge

Statistical Literacy

Recap Knowledge

Space Readings

Link to website (Tevita)
These robots could help NASA find alien life these robots they may not look high tech but their only proto types,but their actions are.
the first robot is a heated claw that can melt ice areas so it can find out if the planet has water.  
The second robot is like a remote controlled car but this one has rovers with special wheels for ice terrains.  
Thirdly this robot is a 33 ft folding arm to help grab far things, robot number four is a launcher for things that the arm can’t reach

Friday, 9 June 2017

Basketball shelter plan

Hi today I was just working on our sketch for our basketball shelter plan first we thought of a ordinary shelter but….  We thought bigger and are trying to make a movable shelter for the weather.  For an example if it is raining you can pull it over and if it’s a beautiful day than

Back here is a bird's eye view.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Hi did you know that kooshes where invented in 1873

Friday, 26 May 2017

Munchie munchies!!!

Hey have you ever thought of having three days of school that are just awesome like playing games and making truffles?  So the last three days of school was for us year sevens because the year 8 went away for their year 8 leadership camp.   We had rotation, there where arts and craft,team spirit and truffles the first thing my group did was arts and craft,we have group names they are Munchies #the best,Churries and Fobalicious here are some of the photos from the last fun three days.



Friday, 12 May 2017

Monday, 8 May 2017

My Maths Grid

       

                                        This is my maths grid, I have improved a lot from the last term
                                      because i couldn't do that much in 10 minuets but now i am used to it
                                            and now i know most of my time tables this helps me a lot.
                               

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Scratch Game reflection


  The game reflection is our extension group reflection for our scratch game the game worked out good and the coding was awesome making a game and learning from this lady Zoe who taught us how to code and hide things in the game so thanks to Zoe.  

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Here I Come Term 2

Hey take a minuet to read this blog.  Today I will be telling you about our assembly and the goals I want to archive  in Term 2 like getting my work done and focusing more on my learning and sports.  Do you want  to know what our topic is for term 2?  The theme was  NOW THAT'S THINKING!  All the teams had to do a item.  Team 5's item was to build things that helps the school and the area around.  

During assembly Mr Burt was telling us about when Pt.England use to use old things like the first wireless connections and pod casting, Samsung netbooks from 2009 and then we up graded to a acer c7, acer cc730, acer touchscreen, but I can't remember what it is called. 

Team 5 are learning about, how we could make our year 7 & 8 block better. By putting our bags in the right place, and hanging it on the selves. And also around the school's. We also create animated movies about technology, and how we could make it animate.      

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

My first Extension trip for 2017


 Hey wait take a look at this awesome trip.  This is a trip we went to on Wednesday the 8th of march.
 We went to watch a movie that those of you may of watched it was Hidden Figures this movie was a very interesting movie it shows three African American women who worked for N.A.S.A it was a movie mixed with all emotions like racism so if you liked this movie just leave a positive comment.
                                       Hidden
                                    Figures
                         1.13.17

Friday, 31 March 2017

Weekly Quiz

1. Why has the Whanganui River been in the news?
•a. it has become the first landmark in the world to be recognised as a living entity
•b. it has been named NZ’s dirtiest river
•c. it has been overrun by Japanese carp fish


2. A former well-known New Zealand circus animal died recently in a San Diego Zoo.  What type of animal was Jumbo?
• a. an elephant
• b. a lion
• c. a bear


3. True or false, Donald Trump’s revised travel ban has been put on hold by a federal judge?


Where were the recent national freediving championships held?
• a. the Marlborough Sounds
• b. Lake Wakatipu
• c. Lake Taupo


Over 113 people lost their lives in Ethiopia last week when …?
• a. an apartment building collapsed
• b. a flooded river burst its banks
• c. a rubbish pile collapsed on top of homes


Which of the following workers went on strike last week?
• a. Junior doctors at Starship Hospital
• b. Auckland University staff
• c. Auckland train drivers

WALT. figure out the questions above. The questions above show the things in the global world some of the things we had to look up. Please leave a good comment

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

My results for my writing test

Today I got my writing results and guess what?  My results where average from my opinion.  The things that I was good at where, ideas, structure, organisation, punctuation and spelling.  The things that I need to work more on is Vocabulary and sentences I think I low marks on sentences is probably because i try to make my sentences more descriptive but I can just make it simple and not making it boring and to just make it interesting.  Here take a look at my result that I have got given for my writing test.
 

Friday, 17 March 2017

Pacific Poly Panthers

Wait!!  Take a look at this work I will be writing about. Have you participated in a poly fest before, or even been to a ASB Poly fest because i know for sure I have been to the ASB Poly fest and it
Was Amazing I’ll tell you how much fun i had at the ASB Poly fest 2017

Yesterday team 5 went to the ASB Poly fest 2017 and we went to learn about other cultures and how we can pick up things from those thing like for an example Diversity this is a group that showed me that wherever you come from you must be proud and show that you're proud of it.  Also the thing that shocked me was about how the performances were very organised.  The poly fest stand for Polynesian festival for thing like Tongan, Samoan, Maori and Nuian.

The food was delicious because I got to taste  weird things I've never seen before like mussel fritters, mango madness and ice cream on watermelon my favourite was the ice cream on water melon have you ever tasted any of those?  Also the price was amazingly cheap like two ice cream watermelon’s for ten dollars but most of all at least i didn’t have to wait in a long long Que.  But the unfortunate thing was their where no water taps and all the seats to watch the performances were filled.

Hot hot hot, the day was burning like the Sahara desert man i was melting like the ice cream on my watermelon but lucky we brang our hats and drink bottles.  Man I was HOT!!  But at least it was a great day and no sunburn on my skin.

So first it was burning hot then I got to taste nice and weird things.  Then I got to see amazing performances What a day so if you have ever been or preformed in a ASB Poly fest 2017 just leave it in the comments.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Visaul mihi

Wait take one sec too take a look at this.  This is my visual mihi, on the right left corner is family that represent how much i love my family next is the bible that also says i love going
to church last of all is a Tongan flag witch represent how i am 
proud of being a Tongan. 

       





Thursday, 2 March 2017

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Word Problem


What I learn't today was times tables,divided by, Plus and also decimals and what we had to solve was to read the question and then we to try think what it is and one we did was b) 0.16kg + 0.4kg + 0.306kg =?

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Fraction of Number

 
WALT.
What I learn't today was factions and what I did was 1/3 of 12? and it is 12 and how i got it was I did 4x3=12.

Waters Wise

 

hey wait take a second to have a look at this interesting work.
today i learnt about what a water cycle is and what i know about a water cycle.  Did you know that the fresh water in the world is actually i billion years old.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Multiplication Pyrimad

  

Today i learned about a multiplication pyramid so what I did was I had to multiply numbers in a row like 3 x 1 = 3, 3 x 6 = 18.  

Monday, 13 February 2017

Number of the week



 WALT. Show the steps we used to solve each problem.

I learnt that you could do many things with just the number 1068, such as            writing it in words in Maori language, you can also put it into certain amounts of groups. Please leave a positive comment down bellow.

wait!!take a look at this 3 kete of knowlege



did you know that tane was a great guy who gave the three kete of knowledge to the whare kura

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Friday, 3 February 2017

class treaty rulse

Room 3 had been given a task to create our own poster as a group. my group and I picked one the posters to post.my group was me,Samoa,Javan,Siaosi.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

StOrY oF MySeLF

Malo e lelei my name is Tevita welcome to my blog.  I’m a year 7 at pt England school, I come from the beautiful island of Tonga.  My teacher is Mrs Tale’a and  I am from Room 3, the things I like to do at school is learning new things and gaining more knowledge I also love to play sports I like rugby,softball and cricket.  My goals for this year is to work  hard and become leader for next year I also want to try and learn new things.  My favourite subjects for 2017 is literacy and maths.  This year I want to try to get more involved in new things that I didn’t try last year

The things I was involved last year was mostly sports and other things the best thing that I enjoyed was playing 2016 Auckland champs because I liked meeting new teammates and versing my old school Viscount