Sunday, 11 November 2018

Manaiakalani Film Festival 2018!

Manaiakalani Film Festival 2018:
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IALT: Reflect about the Manaiakalani Film Festival on Wednesday!

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On Wednesday 7th November, Tamaki Primary(my school) went to the Manaiakalani Film Festival! If you don't know what that is, it is where a cluster of schools come together and showcase there learning by making movies and sharing them with other schools. This term, I got to opportunity to be one of the presenters and share what our movie is about! Watch our movie we made about TEAM!

One thing that I really enjoyed was watching all the AMAZING movies that other schools have made and how some included different cultures which was really cool. One thing that I didn't enjoy was that when we were presenting, we had to wait for our turn and watch a lot of the same movies over and over again. 

Here is another site to go on and check out other schools movies! Also make sure comment on there movies too!


Also, we took some photos and videos while we were there...take a look:

QUESTION: What was one of the movies you enjoyed watching?

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Friday, 9 November 2018

Maths - Decimals!

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IALA: Adding decimals

This week we have been given a worksheet about decimals! So far, I have just started because I have been to Kapa Haka lately. One of the questions that I am up to now is double 34.6. I first went 34.6 + 34.6 and did it in the algorithm way. I started of with the numbers 6 so 6 + 6 equals 12. So I put 2 at then end, carried the 1, so now it is 4 + 4 + 1 equals 9. I then went 30 + 30 = 6. My answer altogether was 69.2!

One thing that I really enjoyed was that some of the question were quite challenge which I love challenges. One thing that I didn't enjoy was that I had to look for the number then colour it in which took a really long time! One thing that I need to work on is making sure that it is the right answer before I colour in the box.

QUESTION: What is one thing you enjoy about Maths?

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Nature Watcher - Predator free!

Nature Watcher - Predator Free:
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IALA: Agree, disagree or slightly disagree/agree about predator free

Today with Ms. Treena, we learnt about predator free. Nature Watcher was someone that said that all animals that are called pests by the predator free should be treated with more respect. Do you agree, disagree or slightly agree/disagree? Well I actually why:

I'm sorry to say nature watcher but I strongly disagree with you because as other people from other countries bring animals to our country, they can affect our plants, people, animals, etc. Pests are animals that kill our native birds/animals which carry diseases. They can also be a danger and a threat to our country. 
Pests that the department of conservation(DOC) listed:
Wild rabbits
Feral cat 
Kaimarama horses
(DOC) also listed wildlife that need protection from pests:
Powelliphanta snail
Knobbled weevil
Green gecko

Yes I do disagree and many people might agree or disagree but I just think that more people and animals will be affected by pests if people don't do anything about it. 

Question: Why do you think? 
Give your opinion!
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Thursday, 8 November 2018

Technology - Mince Pasta!

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IALT: Reflect about Technology

Today we went to Technology and we made MINCE PASTA! I partnered up with Grace! Our first step was to get our equipment. Here is what you need if you want to make mince pasta:
  • Pan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Pot
  • Chopping board
  • Cheese
  • Pasta sauce
  • Seasoning
  • Mince
  • Pasta
Step 1: Boil pasta with 2 cups of cold water until soft.
Step 2: Drain under cold water using colander.
Step 3: Fry the mince with onion. when it's cooked.
Step 4: Add sauces in the pan and stir together.
Step 5: combine everything together in the pan and cook. 
(Top up with cheese)

One thing I really enjoyed about today in Technology was making something new but also working with someone that I haven't worked with yet.
Hope you will make it at home!
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Monday, 29 October 2018


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IALT: Reflect about Technology

Today we had Technology and we made chocolate muffins! The ingredients that we used to make the chocolate muffins are:
  • 2 cups of Self raising flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of oil
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa 
Steps to making chocolate muffins:
Step 1: Pour all wet and dry ingredients into one bowl. Step 2: Mix together until it is smooth.
Step 3: Put muffins cups into muffins tray.
Step 4: heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and put muffins in to oven. 
Step 5: leave for 15 minutes.
Step 6: Take out, serve and ENJOY!!
(Add any toppings)

Now you can make muffins at home!
Enjoy your delicious chocolate muffins!!

QUESTION: Have you made muffins at home? If so, what kind of muffins have you made?

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Te Tuhi Reflection!

Te Tuhi Reflection:
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WALT: Use colour, shapes, pattern and scale to create our abstract painting inspired by technology

Today we went on a trip to Te Tuhi art gallery. We split up into 2 groups and one group went at 9:30am and came back at 11:50am. I was in the other group so we left at 11:50am and got back to school at 2:30pm. One thing that I really enjoyed at the Te Tuhi art gallery was that I got to see the different art that people have created and also see the different videos that people made. Another thing that I really enjoyed was making abstract art and using different colours, shapes and texture to create something! 

We got a tour around the gallery and one thing that caught my eye was a sign that said "JESUS" that was made out of brown sugar. This is because it was made out of brown sugar and a kind of super glue to help put it together. Also, the story behind this was something that was very specific and I good reason of why she did that.
One thing that I learnt today at Te Tuhi was how to make abstract art using colour, shapes, patterns etc. To make something abstract, you need to use different shapes and colours to create an effect. This is an example:

As you can see, these people have used different shapes, colours and texture.

How to create abstract art - process:
  1. On your cardboard paper, outline with pencil the stencil the 4 technology stencils you have chosen.
  2. draw two lines down and two lines across.
  3. outline with vivid.
  4. Choose 4 different colours to paint on your art(make sure the same colours of paint are not side by side).
  5. Wait till dry!
I used the colours red, purple, blue and orange because I think that they are really good colours to use together! I decided to draw a laptop, a t.v, a pencil and a PS4(Playstation 4) controller because they are really common and they are technology that a lot of people use in the daily lives!

QUESTION: What do you now know about abstract art?

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Monday, 22 October 2018

Leadership Lesson - Balancing Responibilities!

Leadership Programme - Balancing Responsibilities:
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IALT: Reflect what we learnt about Balancing Responsibilities

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Today we have done our first leadership lesson for term 4 and we learnt about balancing responsibilities. To balance our responsibilities, we need to be able to utilise others, prioritise and focus on the objective.

My responsibilities to my school work:
Someone that could help me are my friends, teachers and pairs.
I can ask for help when stuck on something if I need it.
I can get work done and it will be finished on time.

My responsibilities to leadership duties:
Someone that could help me are my teachers, friends and my pairs.
I will show up to breakfast club and be respectful in and out of class. 
I will be a role model to the younger students and show the school values.

A responsibility I have outside of school:
Someone that could help me are my family and my siblings.
I can do my chores/clean when asked to do them.
I will get it DONE!

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QUESTION: What other responsibilities do leaders need to handle?

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