Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Number problems

Think: what is this question asking me to work out?

This week we are solving Number problems 
and we are finding out what is the question trying to tell me.

Chunky chalks 2

WALT: evaluate information and form an opinion.

This week we have a 2 texted story, one of them is chunky chalks and Taking the bait. This is our reading task that we will
be working on.

Diving Giraffes

WALT: use compound and complex sentences correctly.

This week we have a writing task about Diving giraffes 
we have been watching a video of the giraffes diving towards another giraffe as it is about to dive in the pool.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Where On Earth

WALT: Create graphs to communicate idea

Bar Graph

Discussing Data

WALT: Create graphs to communicate ideas
  1. BUS
  2. 6:00
1. Two people walk 6 kids go in the car 7 kids go on the bus 3 kids bike and 1 goes on the scooters.

1. There’s a bar graph , pie graph , tally chart

2. When you use a pie graph with no title for how many girls or boys are in the class. They don’t have any idea what you are trying to explain.
3. Bar graph and tally chart

Healing Honey

WALT: Find and summarise key information in a text
Last week we were learning about healing honey.
Healing honey can help treat your wounds.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Fun three day

This week, for three whole days some of the yr8s and yr7s were here having so much fun with our four teachers, Mrs Ilaoa, Mrs Judd, Miss Farrell, Whaea Kelly and Mr Slade. This included lots of games and a little bit of cooking. We had three groups that were named Fobalious, Munchies and churry, our team leaders name is Samoa and Javan. 

For the last three days while some of the yr8s were off at camp, we made truffles on wednesday with,  super wine biscuits, 1 can of condense milk, cocoa and 1 cup of desiccated coconut also we made them in groups their wasn't alot of mess after we had finished.

On thursday we did art with Mr Slade and we had to draw letters and cut them out then glue it on a big plain white peace of papper, I was in Aneelis, Ana and Kerstien group. The big word said carry on & stay strong .
This activity is called cup stack made up by Mrs Judd

Wednesday, 24 May 2017


This week on the 24th of may, the year 7 and some of the year 8s made some delicious truffles. As we were getting started Miss Ilaoa and whaea Kelly told us to wash our hand, after that we got put in groups. We were told to have one person to collect the ingredients. The Ingredients were super wine biscuits, 1 can of condense milk, cocoa and 1 cup of desiccated coconut. As we were making the truffles our hands got sticky and the biscuits were crunched and squashed between my fingers it felt gross but it tasted yum. How to Make Truffles. 1. Crush your packet of super wine biscuits - they don't need to be fine crumbs. 2. shift 1/4 cup of cocoa into a bowl. 3. gently mix the super win biscuits and cocoa together. 4. Add 3/4 cup of choc chips. 5. add 1 cup of desiccated coconut. 6. gently mix together. 7. pour in the whole can of condense milk (mix as you go) 8. make small truffle balls then roll it on a plate of desiccated coconut. Store in the fridge over night. 10. pack truffle balls into cellophane bags and tie it up with a ribbon.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

To much Telly

This week we are working on to much Telly. I Walt for this week is Interpret a range of different graphs

Answer below:

  1. They all have the same amount of how much time they spend watching tv.

  1. They all spend less time working on their homework because they stay up watching tv.
  2. Yes because they are addicted to the tv and they lose concentration on their homework

Answer questions below:

  1. Room 5 and 6 have the same amount on watching tv and have the different amount on working on their homework
  2. Yes because on the chart it shows how much hours and minutes they spend watching tv.

Choice squares

WALT: Interpret a range of different graphs.

The students in room 8 at Te Paki school wanted to find out which fruits were preferred by class members.Mr Winiata drew some of their suggestions and a ? on the board.

1.Why do you think Mr Winiata drew a question mark?I think it means no fruit.

2.Each student chose one of the fruits or the ? and drew it on a blank choice square. Jo collected all these choice square in a box.The students found different ways of arranging the choice square to display the results.

This is our task that we have been working on. our activity is called choice squares. This is Activity One.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Complex sentences

WALT - Identify independent and dependent clauses - Identify the features of complex sentences
This week we also have a new task about 
complex sentences. This Is about a complex sentence.
a complex sentence contains an independent clause 
(a complete thought).

Independent and dependent clauses

WALT - Identify independent and dependent clauses - Identify the features of complex sentences.

This week we have started a new writing task,
I writing task is about identify independent and dependent clauses. 

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Unuseless invention 2

WALT - Make connections between text and the world we live in.

This term our task is to crate a google drawing and draw or add an image, but you have to use your imagination. 

Home Learning

This term team 5 are working on some home learning tasks.
This week's task: Maths focus (as this was the most popular choice from our recent survey!)

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Now that's thinking

This term we started off with our new topic about now that's thinking. A song was played as team 5 started to approach hall, the song was called bright ideas by Vitamin A. 

As we were waiting team 1 started off with their item about Matariki, gathering food and making some fancy kites. Team 2 and 3 were also about Matariki and different ideas.

 As Mr Somerville was speaking a video was played and it was about Maori technologies and some genius ideas. As team 5 started to walk up the stairs, some music played the song was called Bob the builder, Mr Wiseman was Bob the builder and he started to make up this fancy accent.  

Mr Wiseman started to talk to us about how to sing the Bob the builder properly, but we never got near the sound he made. 

Mrs Judd, Mrs Ilaoa and Miss Tapuke had problems and they all needed help to solve them lucky for Bob the builder. He solved each problem with his thinking. Our topic for this term is now that's thinking.