Friday, 4 November 2016

The scientific method

Title - The scientific method
Purpose: What do you want to learn/find out?
find out what fizzy drink will make the biggest reaction???

Hypothesis: Try to predict the answer to the problem. Another term for hypothesis is ‘educated guess’. This is usually stated like ” If I…(do something) then…(this will occur)
Me and my group thought it was the coca-cola drink which we thought had the highest reaction.

Materials: List everything you will need to conduct your experiment.
6 different fizzy drinks and some mentos:
^ Coke
^ Diet coke
^ Fanta
^ Pepsi
^ 7up
^and L&P

Experiment procedure: The fun part! Design a test or procedure to confirm or disprove your hypothesis. Write down each step so that someone else could do the same experiment.
1.  Put a hole through the top of the bottle lids
2.  grab some sellotape and put 4 or 5 mentos on each sellotape
3. take the lid of and stick some of the sellotape through the hole so you can carry it without the mentos falling in.  

Analysis/Data: Record what happened during the experiment.
7up: was the first one to be exampled but didn’t go really high it also was the second highest.

Conclusion:Review the data and check to see if your hypothesis was correct.
My hypothesis was correct, because when the mentos touch’s the carbon dioxide in the drink, the carbon dioxide does not have anywhere to go but up.  


Today Team 5 has been getting prepared for our Maths Test and that we had to study as hard as we can to get better so that we are ready to to improve on our Maths Test.Everybody moved straight into their maths class because that was the first thing that we had to do. All the students had to try and bring their own Pencil or Pen to their maths class so we can work out our answers. Before I knew it, the whole block went absolutely silent and it was time for everybody to stay focus on our maths test and making sure that we don't get distracted. The reason why it is so important to set a test is because you can compare what you have done in the beginning at how well you have done till the end. If you want to have a great education or a great life, then you have to study and do well at all your test subjects before moving on with your life. If you do well in your test, then you can make it into a great university and have a job and a driving license. No talking to the person next to you/Don't try cheating because that means that you're not trying your best at the test. Try using these strategies to help you out when you have come across hard maths problems that you don't know how to solve? Process of Elimination - Means that you read the question and you try looking at all your options that you have. Then you can cross out each option that you think doesn't suit the question. 2. Identify Key Words - You have to try and search for all the keywords that you have found in the question and try understanding what it means. 3. Read Question 3 Times - This means that you have to try and read the question 3 times before answering the question

Wednesday, 2 November 2016


Today we had to write how well we did for our mathematics test...

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

The strength of roots

On Monday the 21st of august we had a new reading task and we were given a story called Strength In The Roots meaning these kind of roots couldn't be swayed or shifted by earth and water. For our walt we were learning about language feature's such as Similes, metaphors and personification and precise verbs. It was about this boy that lived in the islands that had a tidal wave. Here is some more information about my reading task

Six days a week.

This week we were introduced to another reading activity about the Olympics but this one was about a girl who hoped so much to become an athlete until this day, her parents and her family have supported her the whole way.  

Violet Walrond

WALT: Skim and scan for key information. Make inferences This term our topic was about the Olympics, so our teacher gave us a reading task about Violet Walrond. She was one of the youngster competitive who competed in the swimming Olympics, she probably still is. 

Monday, 22 August 2016

why do we need sleep?


Part one: what is sleep- relax- regenerate, process information, sort the brain.

Part two: how much sleep adults, children and babies need.

Part three: deep sleep/ light sleep- D cycle- dreaming.

What is sleep, why do we need sleep? This explanation is going to outline the process of sleep. The process of sleep is a cycle where our bodies and our minds regenerate, recover, process information and relax. Our bodies require sleep everyday so we can function to the best of our ability.

Sleeping gives our bodies rest to prepare for the next day. Scientists don’t know why we sleep. No matter what happens we have to rest so that our bodies can work properly during the day.

Also researches have also shown that after people sleep, they tend to retain information and perform better on memory tasks.
Research has suggested that functioning normally is likely to be difficult by loss of sleep. Sleepiness can be especially difficult and even dangerous because you have a very high chance of losing your memory pretty often.

How much sleep do adults, children and babies need?
Babies and children need as much sleep as adults, why though? Because babies need to grow two times faster than grown ups also newborns need 14 to 17 hours of sleep total each day.

These are the schedules that newborn to toddlers to teenagers to adults sleep.  

  • 0 to 3 months newborn babies sleep until 14 to 17 hours.
  • Toddlers 1 to 5 years old sleep until 11 to 14 hours
  • Preschoolers 3 to 5 years old sleep until 10 to 13 hours.
  • School aged children 6 to 13 years old sleep until 9 to 11 hours.
  • Teenagers 14 to 17 years old sleep until 8 to to hours.  
  • And young adults 18 to 25 years old sleep until 7 to 9 hours.  

If you don’t get enough sleep it is really bad for your health. Scientists have researched how much sleep we need by assigning groups of people to sleep 4, 6 and 8 hours. If we don’t get enough sleep we could get diseases like : Heart disease, Diabetes, Obesity, and 12% of a higher chance of death.

In the explanation i have explained the process of sleep. Remember sleep is a cycle where our bodies our minds regenerate, recover, process information and relax.  

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Explanation template : How the Olympics came to be.

What are the olympics? The olympics are sporty or athletic games. The olympic games are the world's biggest sporting spectacle. They are divided into a summer and winter game, held every four years by a single city. More than 10,000 athletes take part in the summer events alone.

                                                                                       How the olympics began?  
Although the ancient games were staged in olympia, Greece, from 776 BC through 393 AD, it took 1503 years for the olympics to return. The first modern olympic were held in athens, Greece in 1896. The man responsible for this rebirth was a french man named Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who presented the idea in 1894. The idea of the torch or olympic flame was first inaugurated in the 1928 olympic games. They were known, however, torch relays in other ancient Greek athletic festivals including those held at athens.      

The first ancient olympic games started in 776 BC. they were dedicated to the olympian gods and were staged on the ancient plains of olympia. Olympia, the site of the ancient olympic games. According to greek mythology, is the island of pelops the founder of the olympic games.

Olympia functioned as a meeting place for worship and other religious and political practices as early as the 10th century BC. The central part of olympic was dominated by the majestic
temple of zeus.

The olympic games were strictly linked to the religious competition of cult of zeus. They had a secular character and aimed to display the physical qualities evolution of the performances acco. The marathon was not an event of the ancient olympic games.

The marathon is a modern event that was first introduced in the modern olympic games of 1896 in athens, a race from marathon northeast of athens to the olympic stadium, a distance of 40 kilometers.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Friday, 5 August 2016

we are the champions

Walt: Introduction to the human body - 'My body parts and systems By: Amethyst and Alisha.

Monday, 30 May 2016

Intro to Fractions

WALT: Understand the connection between multiplication, division and algebra.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Soo' Tauau."

Today we had to write three ways how to Soo' Tauau - be nice, be kind and have fun.
You can show Aurora, any way, like be nice, be kind and help
Another way, , ask, raise your hand, and don't talk back. Also, You can show Soo' Tauau, is Have fun ask for help, dont be mean, Treat people the way you want to be treated.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Make kindness go viral

WALT: Use a variety of interesting vocabulary to keep our readers engaged. 

today we had fill in the gaps and write about make kindness go viral and that is how George Puepumai became a new prefect.  

Friday, 6 May 2016

discovery of new zealand.

WALT: Distinguish the difference between a fact and opinion

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

part unknown problems

WALT: use repeated addition to solve 'Part Unknown' problems. To day we are learning out unknown problems.

As i see it, 2016, term 2.

WALT: Use a variety of interesting vocabulary to keep our readers engaged

Today is the 2nd of may and it's the second term. This morning we had Immersion assembly, as we intered with excitement to the Immersion assembly we saw Mr Jacobson wearing a giant paint palette, he looked like as if he was a giant paint artist.                                                      

To kick off this term,us kids watched little bits of movies and our teachers performing. Team 1 teachers were talking about their favorite thing, Miss wild’s favorite thing was her cat and her dog named Joey and Miss Lal's favorite thing was playing soccer, also i could hear some music that was sung by Julie Andrews when she was little.

After the team 1 performance we watched team 2 perform, team two's  focus was the seasons, winter, summer, autumn and spring. Every term we have a special thing that we do, which is changing a focus to something new, like this term the year 5 item was about the four wakas, there was Hinemoana which represented the sea, there was Hikianalia which represented the earth and the garden and trees. Also there was two more different other colours which was red that represented the blood tears and eyes, there was yellow which represented the stars so we can see at night.           

Last week of the term. term 1

Last term was awesome, the year seven were having a fun 3 day of school well the year 8 were off at camp. The year seven did fun activities like watching a movie and eating pop corn, eating mince and cheese pasta with a can of coke, and playing cool games as well. Also it seemed like the year eights were having so much fun at Madison bay. Today miss Clark told us to get into two groups with a year seven and a year eight to explain what they did at Madison bay and what we did here. Here are some photos of us.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

From Boys 2 Men

WALT: Recount key points and facts from a film or trailer with detailed reflections:

Today the year sevens and some of the year eights watched 1 part of a movie called boys to men, also we had to do a brain storm about this movie, this movie was taken in south Auckland.  

Friday, 1 April 2016

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Editing, punctuation and grammar - W8 MC

This week we are composing articles on current events in the news.While we are composing our articles, we are focussing on ensuring we correctly punctuating our sentences so that they are clear and concise

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Triangles/Diamonds W8T1

The boy next door

One morning there was a boy named Matt who had blond short hair, Matt woke up super excited, then he went to the kitchen to eat his delicious breakfast. There was a competition held at the skate park that he wished he could attend. His mum declined, as he got so frustrated he went to his bedroom. He was about to explode with anger inside of him so he stomped his feet out to the front door. He yelled to his mum that he was going for a walk so he let out his anger but some just thought he was crazy.

The next day Matt woke up and felt pain in his legs his mum says, “ it was probably yesterday after that long walk you took, he responded “ it probably is.

Monday, 21 March 2016

The bush walk

One sunny beautiful day four people decided they would like to go bush walking in the forest. There was a girl who had shiny long blond hair with a birthmark on her left leg who was named Emily, there was also another girl with curly brown hair who really enjoyed her walks named Ayva, a man with short black hair named Jackson and another man with short brown black’ish hair as well who really loved jogging his name was Miracle who was also the one who snored a lot at night.

As the sun was shiny like never before, it got darker darker for a sudden, so the group decided to take a break for the day so Jackson “ said” let's camp here for the night so they got out there tents and there things ready for the night. The group was sleeping Emily heard something outside of the tent. She woke up and also woke up the others but they said “what's the matter go back to sleep”, it’s in the middle of the night, Miracle said just go back to sleep it might be just something stupid like a squirrel, so she went back to bed but again it had come back, but she just ignored it but anyways she went out there and there was nothing so she went back to sleep.

The next day the group had a early start they all had bruises on the arms and legs, so they cried they wanted to go home.. They arrived home and there houses were upside down, Ayva “said” what the heck is going on here, so they cleaned up there house and went back to bed…. And they slept happily ever after.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Diamonds two digit problems using tidy numbers

WALT solve two digit problems using tidy numbers

Fair Chocolate MC

 WALT learning to make inferences from what the author isn’t telling us

Marcus Thomas - New Zealand Caveman

WALT: Understand key vocabulary in the text.     

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Monday, 7 March 2016

Letter to miss Clark

Dear Miss Clark,

My name is Amethyst and I am half Maori and half Samoan,  I was raised in New Zealand, Auckland and Glen Inns.  My favorite place in would have to be fiji. I really like to learn new things and help out others who need help. I am looking forward to be a year eight and to go to college. This year I am really looking forward to getting to know my new teacher Miss Clark. She is one of the most coolest teacher of all.  It’s always a privilege that us kids in New Zealand have parents, and they are my inspiration. My mother and father inspired me, and when I was little, people use to think I was a boy because I would always dress like one.I am currently a year 7 attending Pt England school and this is the second day of school.

Friday, 4 March 2016

The Promise by Bernard Beckett

WALT: Analyse the characters.

We are learning to Analyse the characters by using the picture and how look, there body language  and what there wearing.

How much is it

WALT: We are learning to use our knowledge of doubles to solve simple addition problems.

Monday, 22 February 2016


WALT: We are learning to find the average (mean), median and mode.