Friday, 18 August 2017

Evaluation Of My Animated Digital Story

Evaluation of My Animated Digital Story
The digital media outcome will be an animated digital story in ‘Scratch’, relating to the context of Healthy Living in the Tamaki community.
The animated story must include the following:
  • Information on that informs readers about concepts relating to Healthy Living in the Tamaki community
  • At least two sprites
  • At least two different backdrops

My Animated Digital Story is about Sports
My Animated Digital Story relates to the context of Healthy Living in the Tamaki Community because sports is like an exercising game
My Animated Digital Story informs readers about concepts relating to Healthy Living in the Tamaki Community by Showing there reader why sports is important and good for excercise
My Animated Digital Story includes at least two sprites.  These sprites are polar bear1 and Bird2
My Animated Digital Story includes at least two different backdrops.  These backdrops are a racing track and park

I think that readers will enjoy my Animated Digital Story because it includes sports that you could do in the holidays.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

The Qualities My Friend And I Think I Have

Yesterday, I have created a poster showing what qualities I have, using google drawings. This shows what I do and what I like using to make my poster look good. 

Friday, 11 August 2017


Today we got ready to go to tamaki college, when we arrived we quickly got of the bus and ran as fast as we could to get under shelter because it was raining and wet. When we got under shelter our teacher called us to run to our rooms- that we work in or Mrs. Anderson's room. We quickly got on with our work quietly. We were also finishing of our animation stories.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Dance Practice

Today and yesterday we practiced our dance for the production at the end of the term. We were split in to three groups. The songs we did were Footloose, I see red and Staying alive. I was put in the Footloose group. We started off slowly, then practiced doing it super fast because the song had a fast beat. We all tried our hardest to do the dance super fast. When we finished, our teachers  called us down to reveal our dances to the class. We tried this very fast, twice. When we finished revealing our fast dance we got a round of  applause. We quickly sat down and carried on watching other peoples dances. This was a rewindable activity because we were able to go back to the video from yesterday to help us today.

The Diffrence Between 'A' And 'An'

Today we were learning when to use 'A' and when to use 'An' before a word. If a word begins with a vowel which is A-E-I-O-U or silent 'H' (Eg; Hour or Honor), we use 'an'. We use  the letter 'A' for all other words except for the letters in the vowels. The photo shows the sentences we wrote to practice using the letter 'A' and the word 'An'.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Scott and the Gladiator

Retell and Paraphrase 2

Title -  Scott and the Gladiator

Key words from the text



Fight gladiator

Fight lion



What happened in the beginning?
Scott looked in the old mirror. Someone looked back at him. The little boy in the old mirror looked a bit similar to Scott. “Come on,” cried the boy, “Or we’ll be late,”. Scott took one step forward and he felt himself getting sucked into the mirror. Scott looked around in a strange way. He was unbelievably in a humongous arena. There he was in front of a tall man. The man walked towards him and gave him his shield, sword and helmet. Right there in front of him was a weird looking man wearing such strange clothes. The man ran up to Scott with his sword and tried to cut off Scott's little head covered with blond hair. Scott stode up for himself he ran up close to the weird looking gladiator and tried to stab him with his sword, but he had missed because the sword was too heavy. He’d dropped the sword and landed on the gladiators biggest toe. The man started shouting and hopping around, suddenly his helmet slammed shut! The humongous gladiator ran out of the arena and screamed “Ouuuuuuuchhhh!”  

What happened in the middle?
Next came the lion who stared at the boy. The lion started snapping at the boy and ran after him. Scott reached out to scare the lion. As he scared the lion the lion ran out of the arena. The emperor's flicked a coin to Scott.

What happened at the end?
As Scott took his armor of the sunlight made the shield gleam like the old mirror did. As he saw his reflection, he felt himself getting sucked into the shield. And back into his room he went. Scott looked into the mirror again and saw nothing but himself.

In search of Atlantis

Retell and Paraphrase 2

Title -  In search of Atlantis

Key words from the text

SCUBA diving

Searching for Atlantis




Lived underwater

Diving again


Strange Arch, stone walls, statues

Stone head
Carla’s arm

Everything disappeared

What happened in the beginning?
Dad, Carla and Rob helped Dad get ready for  SCUBA diving. Dad was going to search for the lost city of Atlantis. “Can we dive with you?” Asked Rob. “Ok” cried Dad.  “But you must stay close to me”. They searched and searched but there was no sign of the lost city of Atlantis. When they got back to the boat Rob said to Carla “wasn’t it spooky down there? I thought someone was following us.” “You’re just chicken,” cried Carla. “I wasn’t scared at all,”. Carla and Rob wanted to find out about Atlantis. “Go to the Museum in the town” said Dad “and ask someone there.”
Carla and Rob went to the Museum. “Can you tell us the legend of the lost city of Atlantis?” cried Carla. The man said that Atlantis was once on land but the people of the city were bad. Their god made a huge earthquake and the city sank under the sea. “Did all the people drown?” asked Carla. “No” said the man. “The legend says they lived on in their underwater city but sometimes they come up to the town. They are strange people with gills on their necks, just like fish. But beware, bad things happened to people who search for Atlantis!”

What happened in the middle?
“That was a spooky story,” said Rob. “Maybe it’s not safe to dive.” “I’m not scared,” said Carla. “It’s just a story!”. Suddenly Rob grabbed her arm. “Look at that strange women. Maybe she’s from the lost city and she’s got that scarf to hide the gills on her neck!” “Rubbish!”  cried Carla. They went back to find Dad. He was getting ready to dive again. “I’ll come with you,” said Carla. “But Rob thinks the stories about Atlantis are true and he’s scared. “I’m not scared. I’ll come too!” shouted Rob.
They dived again.

What happened at the end?
This time Rob saw an eel coming towards him. Rob looked at Carla and waved at her. The eel snapped at her. She swam as fast as she could to get away from the eel. When the eel swam away they saw strange buildings, statues, Arches and stone walls. “I think this is the lost city!” cried Rob. Carla and Rob looked up they saw a big stone head. When the stone head came sinking down it had hit Carla’s arm. They swam up to the boat. Carla and Rob had explained everything to Dad. Dad had said “Stay on the boat i’ll dive to see if it really is,” When Dad had dived he had seen nothing. The lost city of Atlantis has disappeared.

Monday, 7 August 2017

The '2 word 1 minute' challenge With Grandmother


My brother means everything to me!. He’s rough sometimes but when it come to someone hurting or bullying him oh gosh! Aren't they going to be in big trouble. He’s my hobbie.
37 words in 2 mins
I guess my brother is everything to me just like my cousins and family. My brother is my best friend he’s funny and also my family. He is the best brother in this whole wide world. My brother always tries his hardest to make me laugh.
46 words in 1 mins.
My brother is cool and funny just like my friends at school. He’s lazy sometimes too but at least he helps me and my mother clean the house.
28 words in 2 mins.

Our challenge today was to write my ideas clearly so that it made sense. We had only 4 minutes to do this in, and 1 minute to check our writing. Our task was called '2 words...1 minute'. We had to chose one of the words then power write for 1 minute, count our words, carry on for 2 more minutes, count our words; then finish with 1 more minute. It was fun and I enjoyed it very much!...

Friday, 4 August 2017

Winter Learning Journey

Today Rachel from Auckland University came to visit our school. She Gave out some prizes and certificates to the people who joined and blogged on the winter learning journey website. Nearly everyone in our class has been given a certificate and prize. I would like to give a big thank you to those who took part in the winter learning journey and a  big thank you to Rachel who has runned the winter learning journey for months.   

My Digital Story Ideas

Today at technology (Tech) we created a google docs called My Digital Story Ideas showing the instructions for using the backdrops, Sprites and inserting your code.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Maths Strategys

Today Javeylor and I have created a poster showing the strategy that we do in our head to solve the question (problem). We find this easy to use because it is fast and simple. This strategy helped me solve maths questions (problem).

Lunch Times At Panmure Bridge School

Lunch Times At Panmure Bridge School
Let me tell you something about lunchtimes at PBS. As soon as everyone hears the bell ring as loud as it can, kids run around their class rooms like crazy people, and also grab their lunches as fast as they can like they haven’t eaten in years. All I  hear is little kids screaming like there was no tomorrow. I see a lot of kids getting excited and walking around on the field telling forbidden secrets. I always see kids running around the playgrounds playing tag. As soon as the bell rings to tell us ‘lunchtime is over,’ every walks as slow as a bunch of turtles back to their rooms. “You know what?, lunchtime is my favorite time to play at school!

Today I have created a story describing what lunch time is like at Panmure Bridge School. Lunch time is the longest play time at school. This means that you get more time to play out doors with your friends. The most challenging thing was that when we started our writing session with Mrs. Anderson was that we had only 4 mins to get all our words down. After we finished writing I worked with my partner to change somethings and add in others because some of her writing didn't make sense.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Savelina and I have created a summery about why it is important to keep the Maori culture alive.
The most challenging things about doing this was trying to find the 25 words.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Read Theory

Passing Score!      
Today I have  finished read theory for home work and also got a passing score. I was very happy and impressed about how my read theory reading is going. I found that cutting onions are challenging for me because my eyes water all the time when I start cutting onions!  

How Maui Slowed The Sun (Te Ra The Sun).

I have created a comic on how Maui slowed Te Ra the sun using story board that. I found it hard finding the scene (Back-round/Settings) and also trying to find what each brother would say to one another. I found it interesting using story board that.
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Monday, 24 July 2017

Duffy Show

SashaToday after lunch time my matariki group went to the Duffy show. When we had arrived we heard a lot of singing but the song we all heard was how far i'll go in moana. We quickly sat down and started taking part of the singing. When everyone arrived they soon started the show. During the show I was learning new things... This show helped me understand why reading is important. The characters in the show were Global hero, Zane, Duffy, Bush fire, Cyclone and the Austrian women. Thanks to this show I learnt something new! 

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Keep New Zealand Beautiful! (Winter Learning Journey Activity)

Dawn breaks on Day #7 – the final day of my Great Kiwi Road Trip. I wake up early, ready to make the long trek back to Auckland. Along the way, Curious Kiwi stops at two beautiful places, Taupo and Rotorua, for you to get out and walk around.

List of what I can do to keep my neighbourhood beautiful;

  • Pick up any rubbish that is on the ground even though it isn't mine
  • Make sure eveyone doesn't throw their rubbish on the ground
  • Help younger children understand why it is important to not throw any rubbish on the ground by creating posters/signs that have pictures of children putting rubbish into the bin.

Day #4 Swimming With The Sharks (The Winter Learning Journey Activity)

For this Winter learning Journey  activity I will pretend that by the end of day #3, I will have seen a lot of the north island of  New Zealand. I have enjoyed it and I am excited for the next phase of my journey-the ferry trip across the Cook Strait from the bottom of the north island to the top of the south island. I will be spending the next 2 days exploring the south island before I head back up to Auckland, via Wellington (the capital of New Zealand).

Why We Have To Ban Fishermen From Fishing At Farewell Spit;

Over these past few months  fishermen have caught dolphins in  humungous nets while fishing in the Farewell spit oceans. I think that we should ban fishermen from fishing at Farewell spit because of what has happened to dolphins and other types of fishes.
Image result for dolphin caught in net

Saturday, 8 July 2017

The Winter learning journey

For the winter learning journey activity,
I have to imagine that I will start the day by traveling 63km north up state high way 1 from Dunedin to a place called "Shag Point". I have to write a short poem about native Aotearoa to see what would happen next.
Being The First To Arrive In New Zealand (poem);

As Suspicious I was...
I quickly took my life jacket of.
I was wondering around trying to find help
but  no one seemed care so I  quickly took cover and tried to find my friends but I could find them because I was the only person there out of all of my friends.
As it started to rain I found a piece of shelter.
No one seemed to notice me.
As cold as I was lying on a piece of cardboard waiting patiently for someone to help until one of my friends finally arrived. As happy I was standing under the piece of shelter with my friends.  

Image result for friends under shelter

Friday, 7 July 2017

Ball Donation

Today at assembly our school got donated soccer balls and netball's. We all gathered around and took a class photo and each person was holding ball.

Needs And Opportunities

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Sharing our learning with a visiting teacher

Today I have been working on a DLO to show how we shared our learning with Miss Apelu from Tamaki College. We showed Miss Apelu how we work together to help us understand our learning.

Monday, 3 July 2017

The Five Facts About Matariki

Today I worked on a DLO about the matariki  star,s their are five text boxes and each text box has information about the 7 stars of matariki (Seven Sisters). 

The Legend Of The Seven Sisters

Today,  Jorja, Shakaia and I worked on the mith of the seven sisters. We found out that their were 9 sisters and also the names of each sister.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Into my Digitech

Moana - Hour of Code

My site

For the Moana Hour of code I had to play the game and take a screen shot of the game to make a presentation of instructions for the game.

Animated story

Context- Brainstorm

For my Context Brainstorm we had to have a example of healthy living in the community.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Winter Solstice

Today this Afternoon I have been working on a google slide that is about the Winter Solstice. 
This talks about how to Winter Solstice works and Why it is important. 

How Tongan People Celebrate Christmas

Today Jorja and I were working on a DLO on how Tonga Celebrate Christmas.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Dance Group B

Today at dance with Mrs. Anderson, we were  trying to dance in time to the music by moving at the same time as our partner… When Mrs. Anderson was filming Joshua was very nervous that he had forgotten the movements to the dance!

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

How Long It Takes For Things To Biograde

This shows how long things take to bio grade and what bio grades (breaks down).  It also shows  how many years things take to break down. We have put on a variety of things that biodegrade from newspaper to leather shoes. Glass bottles was far the biggest but it couldn't fit properly.

Today Shakaia and I were looking at charts. We chose to work on 'how long things take to biograde'. The gragh here shows how long it takes for thing to break down, and also what the items are that break down.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

The Best Way To Reduce Food

Yesterday for Inquiry I worked on a DLO that shows tips for reducing food, These are the place you could try reducing food School, Supermarket and at home. You might learn something new about reducing food,    on this poster  you could use some of my tips, Instead of throwing away the food that  you brought,  you can donate it to families who need food and are struggling. 

Monday, 12 June 2017

Read Theory

Today for reading, Group A's task was to do Read theory. The book I have read was Bicycle, Bus, Car and Truck. I found this book interesting because it had very hard questions.  I was happy because I got Perfect score. 

Thursday, 8 June 2017


Today at dance Joshua and I firstly did warm ups for group B. We moved on to finding a song or an instrumental song that would go with the dance movements we did. Some of group B found their song, But some of us didn't. It was fun trying to find a song that would suit our movements.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Samoan Kilikiti

Today Savelina and I were working on a DLO about
 how the Samoan people play Cricket and what the Cricket equipment is made out of. I learnt that the Samoan people make the Cricket ball  out of pandanus and that the Cricket bat is called Lapapa.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Stretching Sentences Using The Five W's

Today Ms. Anderson's writing groups created a google slide. We had to use the 5 W's to stretch the sentence. By using the 5 W's we all managed to stretch the sentence (make the sentence bigger and bigger). 

Monday, 29 May 2017

Facts About Lemurs

Narrative Structure

Times Table Warm Ups

Today we used the game Hit the button to help us recall our 4x answers quickly. I found it harder to find the answer so I will be practicing this in my own time.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Technology at Tamaki college

Today at tech the year 7 and 8's went out to tech. Our group went to digi tech (Ms. Anderson). We designed our own site then learned how to use and decorate the site, We played moana games and figured out how to play it. Then we screen shot the results, Then  put it on our moana slide we created then wrote about the game and what we did. I found this session exciting and simple.

Thursday, 25 May 2017


Today LS2 group B was working out how to use robotic shapes and curvy shapes.
Joshua and I were working out how to do the robotic shape together and the curvy movement, It took us maybe 20 secs to work out a strategy to use for the robotic shapes. I found it hard and fun to work out  the strategy to use, and to put the shapes in order... I found this session fascinating and exciting. 

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

World Of Maths

On Tuesday LS1 and LS2 were at the World of maths... This session was fun because our group worked out a strategy all the way through.  

Monday, 15 May 2017

Read theory

This morning for reading we did  Read theory for our task. I was so happy because I moved up another level and I got a passing score.

Thursday, 11 May 2017


Today at taekuando,
LS2 group B were practicing Taekwondo. Taekwondo was very hard to do because we had to do everything very fast and did a few excising (Push ups and punching but not really punching and kicking) . We also had to listen to Steve (Mr. Pellow or Sir).The Taekwondo made me very fit and tired at the same time.


Warm ups are physical movements that contain stretching and other sorts of movements. It's important to warm up before you exercise so your muscles can get warm, it could can also help reduce (or help make less muscle pain) muscle pain.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Using Maths Place Value

 Today I have been using place values and times tables to solve the answer to 79 x 8. I found it easy to solve because I used my place value maths.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Making connections

I have finished the Making connections doc, This is about the story called the sons of Ma'afu...  

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Reduce,Reuse and Recycle

Today I have been  working out what these three words mean, Working out the words were very easy because I knew straight away that reusing means Using materials repeatedly (or over and over again).  
Today Magenta and I have worked on the currant events. The Currant Event we were writing about was  the Ivory factories and shops will be closed down by the end of 2017. 


Javeylor and I  created this DLO to show how our words can give things human qualities. This is called personification. In this task Javeylor and I  worked together to give the days of the week personalities.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Math strategy

Today I have found the answer to 21 times 15 I found it hard to think of the answer. I have thought of a strategy to work It out.

Jumbled instructions

Today I have learnt how to write simple clear instructions. And also learnt how to put them in order. I know now that putting instructions in order are very important.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Tinker cad design

Today at tech I made Mrs Anderson using tinker cad. Using tinker cad was hard because I couldn't find the right shape.
But using tinker cad was actually fun.  

Friday, 31 March 2017

Tinkercad eye

Today at tech we went on a website called tinkercad and with tinkercad you can make different kinds of things.I thought it was easy to make but as I made it I was getting stuck...
So this was very hard to make...

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Kakako Information

I used my smart searching skills to find out about the kokako bird. Read my DLO to find out the facts I found interesting.

Photo Collage

This photo collage was about camp at Hunua Falls. Each picture shows the fun my group had at each activity.

Photo Story

The photos in my DLO tell my story of our four days at camp. As you can see we had a lot of fun.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017



As I picked my bow up I felt scared and frustrated straight away. I couldn’t believe I was actually holding in my little sweaty hands. I took one step forward and for some reason one leg fell out of place while I was trying to aim and “Zoom!”  The arrow raced straight out of the bow and straight into the black stripes. “10 points! To the Target Hunters!” Arti shouted with excitement as she raced off with Jericho.
“Begin!” Arti cried. I got a fright and shot the white stripes! “Walk and get your arrows,” was our next instruction. As everyone took an arrow and started shooting I whispered to myself, “Target Hunters you can do this!” I began gazing at the arrows as they zoomed across to the target. Everyone tried so hard that they forget what to do!

Next we sat down and before anyone talked I took a deep gulp and stared at the flying kiwi people, “We won!” shouted Zane in Ofa’s ear. They began to argue until Ofa answered Zane back and grinned, “No we won!” The next two people walked up and picked their arrows up and began firing I began cheering quietly until…”Hey! How many points do we have?” Ma’ata shouted excitedly.

This game reminds me of the movie Hunger Games. As I tiptoed across the humongous mat I was practicing how to hold the bow and how to put the arrow in place. Next up was me again. I took a deep breath and fired…
“No!” Ofa cried loudly. He distracted me by being so loud which annoyed me! It was about to hit the bullseye but instead I fired to the muddy ground. “I don’t really care if we lose now,” I mumbled talking  to myself. My heart felt like it was pounding out of my chest.
After that I called Zahra over. Zahra didn’t hear me until someone shouted over my voice she looked over to that person very scared and horrified. I ignored it and politely asked  Ma’ata for the camera. I was so excited I ripped it out of her hands and distracted others by taking photos of them.
Ugh!” Affonso cried with horror.

At the end of the game Arti called us over to listen to how many points we had scored. Zane's team had more than three hundred and Ofa’s team had fifty points, so Zane's team won as they had more points. Before anyone could speak Ofa took a deep breath and shouted at Zane with all his might. Then Jericho started talking. As everyone paused to hear someone else speak they all began to let their thoughts out! The noise was crazy! We began packing up and Ofa was complaining all the way to the back deck at camp….

Today write a recount about what we did at camp. The activity I have written about was archery> The hard part of this recount was remembering to use past tense as it shows that I had to write about what had all ready happened at camp.

Monday, 20 March 2017

people living in Auckland have been asked to conserve water. why?

Today we have been learning  about why people in Auckland have to conserve water.This is Linked to the water cycle,what a river is,A agent of change,water-care activities with sally...I think  this was supposed to be simple learning but It sometimes turns out to be hard work...well I hope you liked this DLO that I created!
By Viva