Friday, 16 November 2018


today for book week we have been learning about meerkat. It was interesting because we learnt a lot of  fun things about meerkats. Meerkat like eating lizards,spiders,larvae of moths, and even mice.

Friday, 9 November 2018

Armistice Day

Today PanmureBridge held  Armistice Day. This marks the 100th of Armistice Day. Armistice day which is every year on November the 11th to mark and remember the sign between the Allies of World War 1 and when the gun fell silent. We will remember those who fought for their country during World War 1.

Armistice day

Today we were creating a collage of ww1 when the war had ended people were celebrating the soldiers that had survived and came back from the world war people were happy and they were sad because mum had lost there husbands and kids.

Friday, 2 November 2018


Today for tech  at Tamaki college I was in the graphic group I was starting to finish my carving out when I had finished carving I have to get and roll the paint and roll it onto the piece of shirt then I put it  that squashes the paint and the piece of shirt.

Friday, 26 October 2018

How has technology changed the way we learn?

In the olden days children use to sit in rows and look up at the blackboard. They used slates to do their work but when they had finished they would rub it out. Today technology has changed where there are laptops were you can use your google drive to be able to look back at your work.

As technology got better the children started sitting in groups of four. There were listening posts so they could hear stories and tv’s would get wheeled in for the class to watch documentaries on.

Then came out the plasma tv’s, smart phones, smart boards and laptops that became popular. Kids used simple class computers until the chrome books came out and they had different kinds of technology in front of them.

Did you know technology connects us to the world? We are able to create DLOs using google drive and still be able to look back at the work that has been done.

We are also able to look at other people’s blog posts. You can share your work that you have posted on your blog. So then people can comment on your work or do something similar to what you have done.

Friday, 19 October 2018


This morning for tech we were starting i was on my art  work to my charity  lunch box we got to chose our own work to design it was hard to find what i wanted to draw when i finished drawing i was starting to colour in what t had been drawing when that was finished you have to give your art work is done.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Peace of Mahatma Gandhi

This week for Inquiry we were learning about peace. Peace is freedom 
and every body
 is laughing instead of going to war and killing people of something
 I choose to
 research about Mahatma Gandhi when he was thirteen he would have to get 

New Zealand Shakeout

Today we have been learning that if the Earthquake comes we need to do three step which is Drop, Cover and Hold and crawl to the nearest table and  Waite  to the shaking  earthquakes stop.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

How have camels adapted to their environment

How have camels adapted to their environment?

Camels have lived in deserts for very a long time and because of this have adapted to the hot temperatures. Are you aware that camels can drink up to 46 litres of water at one time? This helps them to survive in the desert.

Deserts are very dry and hot. The temperature is around 42 c. It doesn’t rain a lot in the desert so there isn’t a lot of plants and trees that grow there. This means it is hard for camels to find food and water which is why their bodies store fat.

With such high temperatures these animals need the pads on their feet to help them walk on the hot sand. Camels have long thick eyelashes to protect their eyes from the sand. This is important because there are lots of sandstorms in a desert. They have thick lips to protect their mouths when they are eating things like cactus. A cactus plant has very sharp thorns but also has a water supply which is why camels search for these plants.

A camel’s diet is made up of twigs, thorns, bones and fat from their humps. When camels are travelling in the desert food is often hard to find which is why the fat stored in their humps is a very important source of energy.

These changes have meant that the camel survives and thrives in the hot and arid conditions of the desert.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Basic facts

For maths I have been learning up to 20 addition and subtraction  basic facts I'm looking forward on doing on up to 100 basic facts challenge. I have enjoyed doing this maths this term and hope to move onto division. 

Monday, 15 October 2018

Informal and formal

Today we have been learning how to read an informal sentence or a formal sentence. A formal sentence is like a greeting card or an email writing to your grandparent. Informal language is talking to your friend and mates and family.


Thursday, 27 September 2018


For writing this week we were learning about how to use Apostrophes.This DLO show when to use apostrophes in your sentences Apostrophes are also used when other words are shortened it is a punctuation mark used in writing.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Panmure Bridge

Panmure Bridge

Did you know before the Panmure bridge was built a punt was used to get
people across the Tamaki river.

A punt is a small boat operated by 2 people on each side of the river, you
would pay a toll to get across the river.The problem with the punt was that it
could not be used in bad weather and was hard work for the people operating it.

In the 1864 construction began to build the first Panmure Bridge. This was
needed because of the growing population, and to help the farmers  transport
produce across the Tamaki River.
It was constructed from Totara and kauri wood and was a swing bridge. This
bridge was opened in 1865.

Because of the heavy transport carrying goods across, cracks began to
appear and the bridge wasn't safe.In 1916  the 2nd bridge was built. To build
this bridge iron was bought in from Sydney and Kauri wood was also used.

By 1957 the 2nd bridge was no longer safe and construction began to build
the 3rd panmure bridge which was made with concrete and iron. This bridge
was opened in 1959.

Bridges are an important way for people and goods to be transported over
water. The 3rd Panmure Bridge is the bridge we still use today.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Problem Solving

Today for maths we have been learning about problem solving.I also know that problem solving is when you find solutions that are hard.I have worked out how to solve the answer by minusing the fractions with a full number.

Duffy Assembly - Michel Mulipola

Today, it was a Duffy assembly. Our class went to the hall to listen to Michel Mulipola. He explains a lot of things like, his job, and what he does at his spare time. He is a really talented comic illustrator. He showed us some of his drawings and the drawings the he drew for wrestlers, school journals and different types of super hero's. 

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

wheel word

Today for reading we played a game called wheel words. It was all about us trying to make a words with the letter that we got. We can't make a word without the o in the middle because that the letter that we had to use to make the words. It was kind of easy because it has the an easy letter in the middle.

Friday, 14 September 2018

kiwi can

Today for kiwi can we have been leaning about perseverance what is perseverance means it trying our best and never giving up. Perseverance is were you try your best and never give up. Today we had and energizer called tangled it when  one person that in  they had to tag some one and when they had tagged some one they had to lock arms and try get somebody .  Then we went into our activity our activity was invisible touch when you touch them you got the ball

Thursday, 13 September 2018

How to make a Hangi

In writing we have been looking at writing explanations. I found it interesting that a hangi is cooked differently to the way we cook umu in my culture. My explanation on how a hangi is made is below.

How to make a Hangi

A hangi is a special kind of traditional way of maori cooking using a pit which has been dug in the ground. Men work together to lay down the hangi.There a several steps to preparing and cooking a hangi.

Firstly the pits needs to be dug in the ground.Then volcanic rocks and irons are lit and the fire needs to burn for about 2 hours.While the fire burns a Karakia is said to pray for the environment and protect the native trees, bless the food and pray that it is cooked nicely.

Once the fire has been burning for about 2 hours they break it down and dig out the ashes to remove some embers. This helps stop the food from getting too smokey and acrid (better tasting).

Food gets wrapped in cabbage leaves.This keeps the food from drying out and keeps the dirt from going in the hangi after the wrapped food is put in basket. Meat like chicken goes in first and then veggies are put on the top.

Cabbage leaves and sacks soaked in water then put on the hot irons. The baskets are carried over to the pit and then covered with wet sacks to keep dirt out. Finally it is all covered with canvas. They let it cook for about 3 and a half hours before they remove the sacks and the baskets of food.
Hangi food is still cooked on special occasions the same way it has been done for many years.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

wheel word

Today for reading me and my group were doing wheel word we had to use a word with the letter starting with N . I only got a few words because N was a very hard word to find most.I was only aloud to use three hints to help me figure out the words i got most. were lens,nets,seen,teen,teens,Effluents.

Basic Facts challenge

For maths today Mr Wong created this Addition Challenge DLO and shared it with Mrs Anderson Maths group. We needed to use different strategies to help us solve the problems. One of the strategies I used was rounding numbers to 10. I thought this challenge was a fun way to practice addition.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Reading non-fiction texts

 Today for reading our group motuihe  have been working in a group to find where the word would go on the book. It was hard to find out were the arrow go but we all try hard.

Friday, 7 September 2018

Bridge Building

Today for Inquiry we have continued to make a bridge stronger and gluing each part together. Our group has finished creating our bridge. We manege to glue the trusses on the side of the deck. We collaborated and worked out how to make our bridge stronger with  glue gun but then we got the hot glue gun the hot glue gun dried instantly but when our inquiry group has finished we had a compaction to see who had the strongest bridge

Monday, 3 September 2018

Features of a Visual Text - Reading

Today my group Moutuihe and Pakatoa have been working in a group to find where the word wouhld go on the book. The word I was given was Cross Section. It was hard to find but Mrs. K helped me find the Cross Section. Now I know what a Cross Section is. 

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Auckland harbour bridge

For this week we have been learning  fact about the hour bridge.This show that we have been learning all about the harbour bridge and how they made the bridge Strongest by using a triangle shape to build a bridge. My partners were Dallas and Jonathan and we created an DLO of showing facts about the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Adding Decimals by rounding and compensating

For maths we are learning how to add decimals by rounding and compensating. We need to round to the nearest whole number. The example above shows I have subtracted .3 from 8.3 to make 8 the whole number, then compensated by adding .3 to 2.6 to make 2.9 then adding 8 + 2.9 to get 10.9

Tuesday, 28 August 2018


 This is my progress of my read theory. I was at four but then I started going down to one then two but I am able to read at level four my progress needs to say at level four not keep going down I need to start getting all my progress so my grades can go higher and higher.

Thursday, 16 August 2018


Today my Writing group has been focusing on PechaFlickr. We had to put images onto our PechaFlickr slides. We linked each paragraph so they can match to our images/picture. The fun part was comparing the photos and the story together. We were learning to Structure and write a narrative. Jona, Harlem and I worked in a group to complete this task. We worked collaboratively to help each other finish and complete each paragraph.  

Jetts Fitness in Mt Wellington

Today for reading our task is to make an advertisement for local Gyms. We read a book about a brother who wanted to go to the gym because he wanted to get fit and show off his muscles to this other girl at the gym.

Cook Island Language Week

Four weeks ago was Cook Island Language week. We managed to get this done. What I learned was the Cook Islands were named after the explorer Captain James Cook. I also listed facts about this Cook Island.

Kiwi can

Today at Kiwi our new topic is called Problem solving, what I know about
problem-solving, is Problem Solving is solving problems that are hard or
easy. I also know that problem solving is when you find solutions that are hard.
We also played games called Hand Soccer and Paper, Siscciors, rock

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Multiplication and Division

For Maths we are learning to use our times tables to solve Division problems.
This DLO shows how we used our 10 times tables and our 3 times tables to solve 48➗ 3


Today for the rugby inter school we were all trying to work hard and collaborating with each other
we were all tied but we manged to tackle them down and we gave it all the best we can.
I would like to say thanks to our team players that played hard on the fled and a big thank to Mr Ogilvie and the people who were supporting us at the tournament.

Friday, 6 July 2018

PRO's and Con's

Today my group crated a DLO show Pro's and Con's  what is pro's means positive people like good things about lighthouse sales Con's means negative people do not like the lighthouse . My group crated it to see if people don't like the light house and like the lighthouse.

Light house For Sale poster

Today my group crated a DLO show Pro's and Con's this is what pro's means people like good things about lighthouse Con's means that people do not like the lighthouse. My group crated it to see if people don't like the light house and like the lighthouse.

Friday, 29 June 2018


Today at tech @ Tamaki College, we made Rock cakes. We first had 1cup (1/2) of Self-raising flour then we added the Chocolate chips. We also added 1/2 of sugar and 1/2 cup of cream. Then we put 1/4 of oil. After we added 1 egg. Finally, we mixed well with our ingredients together. We scooped 4 rock cakes in each side. As we placed the rock cakes in the oven for 15 mins. Then we took them out and we enjoyed eating the rock cakes.

Friday, 15 June 2018


 This week for tech we made muffins. Mrs Tuipolotu was our learning teacher for food tech. We were making cup cake We baked  chocolate chip muffin .my cooking partner was Jericho.Jericho and i were working together to make it. 

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Making Connection

For reading we have read a story called The Forty Coat Man. It is about a man that has nowhere to live and he is blamed for poisoning Mrs Archie pigs. In the end we find out that it wasn't him. This DLO is about making connections to the story.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Measuring Angles

Today we learnt how to use a protractor. A protractor is a measurement tool that we
use to find the angle, or measurement of turn. We measure angles in degrees. An angle
is like a right angle, Acute angle,reflex angle,straight angle,obtuse angle and a full turn angle.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Making Connections

Today I have filled in the making connections sheet about the article we read about snowboarding. 

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Professes Stephen Hawking

Sadly professor hawking passed away last week we have created  this DLO to show who he was and why he was famous.In this task we focusing our own words and attributing images.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Let me tell you about the winter Olympic

Let me tell you about the Winter Olympics. There are medals such as gold silver and bronze If you come first you will get gold If you get silver you get second and then if you come last you get bronze Pyongyang is a South Korea that is leading the Winter Olympics there are 92 Country competed in the Winter Olympics sport events like snowboarding, cross country skiing, figure skating, snow skiing, ice hockey,long track speed skating, curing sledding, bobsledding, luge ski luge ski jumping.

This morning we work in pairs we had 5 min of writing of the winter Olympics. we first sat back to back and we talk about the winter Olympics.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Chinese new year

Chinese new year

Kung Hei Fat Choi is how you wish people a happy new year in China. You might hear this saying all around the world because there are lots of Chinese people  and  Communities in different places. Chinese people have celebrated this very old tradition for fifteen days every year for a very very long time.

A long time ago a monster liked to scare people every year. The people were very afraid of the dragon so the people wore red and lit fireworks and played drums to make noises to scare the dragon away.

In the Chinese New Year they use the colours red and gold. Red represents good luck,and gold represents wealth.

Chinese new year ends with a lantern festival and parade led by the dancing dragons and lions. Chinese people do these dances because they are recreating and telling stories.  

Today i have learnt about the Chinese new year is a festival celebrated
with families and the Chinese new year is a special celebration that is celebration
all over the world it is a festival celebrated with families.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Pyeongchang the winter Olympic

Today i create this DLO that shows how far away Pyongyang is from Auckland i now know that Pyongyang is in South Korea. south Korea is a country near japan and china. one fact i found about interesting is North Korea and south are both countries in Korea the people live very different.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Making Connections

                             L.i. make connection text to text,text to world and text to self .

      Today i  have  made a connection sheet about the winter olympics and the tongan flag bearer was                               wearing no T - Shirt a traditional skirt and jandels and a lot of baby oil.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Remembering the summer holidays

I heard laughing and screaming.

I heard the loud music in my ears.

I saw presents wrappers crunched on the floor.

I felt happy when my names got called out.

I felt nervous of what I was going to get.Image result for christmas presents

I wondered what was under the wrapping paper.

I wondered what kind of present I was going to be.