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Monday, 20 August 2018

HIIT Training By John L



Today for HIIT training we were focusing on Push ups and star jumps. We did 12 sets of these exercises. The hardest thing that I found difficult about the exercise was the push ups. I found this task difficult to do because it's hard to get back up and repeat it. Throughout the term we had some achievements to reach and we accomplished it.

My Scale drawing By John

Last week we were focusing on scale drawings. We were also focusing on maths week. The ratio between the scale drawings were 1:2 cm. It means by doubling the the amount of boxes from the top and the bottom. My ratio from the top to the bottom was 22:32. The scale factor was 2. At first I didn't know what scale drawing was until we were given a sheet of example to copy and paste. The most favorite part about my scale drawing enlargement was coloring in the scale drawing. What I found hard about this scale drawing was copying and pasting the monster to a bigger sheet.

Cook Island Language Week By Nickaela

This week is Cook Island Language Week. We were busy learning the basic phrases for Cook Island island. I worked with Joel and Chavda and We had a conversation with each and recorded our selves having a conversation in Cook Island Maori. The languages they speak is Cook island and Maori.

Wheel Words By Nickaela

Today for Reading we were busy doing Wheel words. In wheel words we get to try and make words up by using the middle letter. I have only used two Hints to help me out. The word I have find difficult is Robberies. What I really like about Wheel Words is that I get to learn new words.

Where is PyeongChang? By Jeremiah L

I created a DLO that shows how far away Pyeongchang is far away from New Zealand. I now know that Pyeongchang is in South Korea. South Korea is a country near Japan and China. One fact i Found about interesting is that North Korea and South Korea are both countries in Korea but the people live very different lives.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Comrades Marathon Collaborative Challenge

 

Last Sunday saw 20,000 athletes cross the start line in the world's oldest and largest race. The Comrades marathon is a 90km ultramarathon that tests the skill, ability and endurance of the runners who take part. This week we looked at information about the race to collaboratively decide what qualities these athletes would need in order to participate in this annual event.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Congratulations Junior and Hajera!


Congratulations Junior and Hajera! A certificate for participating and contributing in Kiwisport. This is very well deserved as you both confidently join in all learning opportunities. Well done!

Reflex Experiment by John

Reflex Experiment


Hypothesis


Sanujan - I think that I would be best at test 1 because my eyes send messages
to my brain fast.


John - I think that I could be good at test 2 because I think that I am great at
listening.


(Test 1)

Sanujan
John
1
24.5
16.5
2
11.8
24.1
3
0
29.7
Total
66.3
60.7


(Test 2)

Sanujan
John
1
12.6
11.4
2
12.8
0
3
27.8
15.8
Total
53.2
57.2


(Test 3)

Sanujan
John
1
10.4
13.7
2
18.6
11.9
3
13.6
21.4
Total
42.6
47






Evaluation:


Sanujan : My hypothesis was incorrect because according to the graph I was great at
tactile which is test 1 I was surprised that my connection from my eyes to my brain is not
as fast as through touch.


John -  My hypothesis was wrong because I expected that I had really great ears but I actually don’t. The graph had surprised me when I was excellent on test 3 because my ears sent messages to my brain faster than my eyes open.  What I found surprising was that my partner had faster reflexes than me.


This week for inquiry, we learnt about human reactions. We had a small challenge
that included simply a ruler, a partner, and our reactions. Our task was to attempt
to grab a ruler as fast as possible. We were given 3 different reactions to test.
Visual, where we had to grab the ruler just by watching it. No count down, go or
anything. Nextwas aural, where we had to close our eyes, and where only told "GO"
for when we could attempt to grab the ruler. No countdown, no looking, no
touching, just a simple go. Finally, was touch. We closed our eyes, no words,
just a tap on the shoulder letting us know when to grab. The partner that I was
given was Tiava, and we had a lot of fun working together. What we needed to do
next was graph our data. Although to make it even better, we were to group up
with another pair and graph all of our data in one big graph. So for this, we chose
to work with Jack and Tiava. We had a lot of fun all working together, and in the end, made a pretty great graph.

1877 Education Act by Alex



This week, the other task for poetry was to create a DLO based on what life was like back in the 1870s. I worked with Jeremiah, Jay-Don and Junior to create this. My group decided to do the education law that was passed throughout the country in 1877, for it we needed to research what the teachers wore and what the classrooms looked like. Jeremiah and I did the researching for the writing whilst Junior and Jay-Don worked on getting photos, I drew the second page's pictures.

IPhoneFakeText by Affonso



For writing this week we were to go on a text creator called Fake iPhone text to write a fake conversation between two peoples we could int use name form our school so I chose mike. First we were to write the message in the Fake iPhone text message.After that we were to write the message in a story format that included punctuation such as speech marks. This meant that we were to write every thing that a new person said on a new line.

Newspaper Article - Cinema Attendance


This week Ms Kirkpatrick maths group examined a continuous data that showed the cinema attendance by age group and year. First we were to answer a questions based on the data. Jeremiah and I worked collaboratively together to answer it. Some of the questions were: In which year was attendance highest for the 25-34 age group? What happened in 1992 and 1994 to the attendance for 15-24 year old? How else could the data be displayed? It was really interesting to see that in 1999 15-24 year old attendance to cinemas increased comparing it to 1984 where it was really low. At the end Jeremiah and I were to make a newspaper article based on the data. We were make our own Newspaper headline and we decided to call our article New Blockbusters. Captivating or monotonous?

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

My Faith of Flight by Kanye

My Faith of Flight


It was a nice warm sunset and all my friends were awake. I had just woken up from an
exciting dream about today, the day that I’d learn to fly. All my friends were at training
so I was joined with my brother. He was waiting with our mother outside on a nice,
stable chunk of wood that lied lazily by the old wagon.


My brother had been waiting his whole life for this day to come. He had thought that
he was ready. I can say that he is pretty confident when it comes to trying new things.
He’s like a superhero: he’s fearless, always giving things a go, and he won’t stop until
he had completed he’s goal.


While we were at training I had felt scared, pressured, frightened and excited all at the
same time. My heart was pounding so fast and loud I couldn't hear myself breathing.
At that moment I had just felt myself leap off that stable chunk of wood.


It took me a couple of goes to learn how to fly. Not everyone can do it on their first go;
not even my brother, and he’d been training all night. Maybe flying ain't all about
training.


I was the different one out of all of us, but that didn't stop me from being me.
All I needed to do now was spread my wings. This was like my final act. A shot
of adrenaline shot through my body and it was the encouragement that boosted me up.
Then the moment of truth had happened, all I remember was me just hesitating while
I was in the air. I was like an angel with my wings spread out.


I started to flap my wings super fast then suddenly, I was in the air and I was really
flying, I felt free from everything like I had lost myself. Everything troubling me
disappeared and I was able to zoom through any obstacles that I had come face to
face with when I was soaring through the sky.

I turned my head smirking at my brother and then, I had a head on collision with a
tree. “What happened?” I groaned. “Shhh, rest.” my mother whispered in a soft voice.
My vision went hazy and then a blanket of darkness covered my eyes.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Tech: Year 7 Thank You Letter

For the final session of Pewter Casting for the year 7's Tech, the year 7's decided to create a thank you letter. Specifically, and thank you letter to Mr Grundy, the year 7 Tech teacher. Almost every year 7 contributed to create this, and we all individually wrote a personal thank you message in their own small boxes. Although on top of that, we had a large thank you from everyone, to show our appreciation for what Mr Grundy had done for us.


Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Creating GIFs to show why we need a skeletal system...

Today we had fun creating GIFs to reflect our understanding of the skeletal system. Last week during our visit to the Life Ed caravan we found out that all babies are born with 300 bones. As we grow some of our bones fuse together which is why adults only have 206 bones. The skeletal system is one of our body systems. It is the framework for our bodies and helps protect our internal organs.



Gif created by Aung Naing, San Kyaw, Miki and Josh


Gif created by Joel, Angela, Viva, Chavda and Hajera


                                              Gif created by Joshua V, Jay-Don, Dallas and Jona-Dana


                                                          Gif created by Jonathan and Nevaeh

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Walk To School Poem - Juxtaposition



This week we have been looking at a poem called Two Day Wonder by David Hill. For the first activity we listed words that had similar meanings to the words: sick, sad, depressed or bored. Secondly, that we did the same thing with the words: well, happy, bright and active. After that we listed five opposite situations such as The world yawned and grumbled - the world shines and dances. This is called juxtaposition. Juxtaposition is when you have two different situations then put them side by side to create a contrasting effect. Lastly we wrote our own version of a poem similar to David Hill's but for this one it was based on our way to school. The DLO on the top is the poem. Reading a poem with low level words such as sad and happy can be very boring. To help us discover more vocabulary and to help us make our poem more powerful we used a cline. This is a resource that helps develop better words.