Friday, 26 August 2016

Hiki The Kiwi-Fish for the Future

Image result for hiwi the kiwiHiki The Kiwi come to our school to teach us about looking after the fish for the younger generation. The fish from New Zealand  are slowly getting extinct from people fishing and keeping a bad sized fish instead of throwing it back into the water. If you catch a snapper the legal size has to be 28cm long for the legal minimum size. Mr and Mrs Minstrel taught and sang us many songs about fishing.

Kai Moana Food from the sea
Kai Moana to feed a family
Fish for the future and there will always be
More Kai Moana for you and me.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Beating the Wind

This is a few facts about what aerodynamics is. If you know anymore facts feel free to comment more facts about it. Hope you enjoy.

Why Do Our Muscles Get Tired?

This is what we learning about for the past week or so. Our focus for this term is all about the Olympics and how to stay fit and healthy. So our Teacher thought that this was a perfect task for us. We first had to read our books that were online and then answer all the questions, we also made a voice over explaining what muscle fatigue is. We also made a Venn Diagram to support what was the same with both stories and what was different. hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Saia and Gabriel

Gabriel and Saia came to our school once again to talk about their experiences that they had when they went to Silicon Valley in America. Gabriel and Saia had an opportunity to go Silicon Valley in America and visit many famous places, such as Google,Facebook,IDEO,StanFord University,XERO,Microsoft,Apple,Khan Academy, and many more. They said in a few years time we would be in their position that they are in today.

Saia said that his favorite places to go was StanFord University because he really like how he got to see what it was like to be there. Gabriel’s favorite places to go was Microsoft, they both got to test what the Xbox 2 slim was like and also got the use special glasses that can let you play and kill things just like a game but better. Saia and Gabriel inspired us to be where they were in a few years time.

I was inspired to do what they were doing, so my goal to do is to Work Hard, Dream Big and hope that good things will come my way.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Monday, 8 August 2016

Our People

elizabeth's new Term 2 movie from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.
Our focus in the Senior school for Term 2  was looking at our waka and the significance of the journeys that our ancestors made and then what that means for us today. 
As part of our learning we first found out about the Waka of the House that we belong to. At Pt England each of our Houses have been named after some of the more memorable Waka and we started by looking at the purpose of waka, why the waka were important to the Pacific peoples and  the features of them. 

We then moved on to looking at the resources they would take with them to sustain them on their journey. What an amazing undertaking!! 
We then had to Create an animation that would show what our waka meant to us and what we learned about the navigators and voyagers. Learning about this was a whole new experience, My family of course  is a really important part of my life, and learning about this brought me closer and made me think more carefully about  my heritage and culture. 

We had a  Rubric with criteria which  helped to guide and focus our thinking around  what we needed to create. I created my images using Hyperstudio and put them into  iMovie… I also created this short movie which explains the elements of my Animation and shares our learning from this. 

Monday, 1 August 2016

Coming up

This is another T.O.P.S about another story but kinda different. Hope you enjoy

The River

This is a google drawing about a story called the river. This google drawing will tell you what the story "The River"  is about. Hope you enjoy