Friday, 6 July 2018

Welcome back Mrs Tele'a

Dear Mrs Tele’a,

My Name is Samoa Koloa and I am 12 years of age. I was born here in Auckland New Zealand, but my nationality is Tongan. I only have one sibling and I am the youngest child in my family. One of my favourite things to do in my spare time is to spend time with my friends and family.

My favourite sports of all times are Rugby, but I also enjoy playing Netball, Softball and Touch. This year will be my last year attending Pt England School. Right now I am currently a Prefect and a year 8 leader of the school, and hoping to achieve more as the year goes.

One of my favourite subject to do at school is Maths, I really enjoy working out problems that are difficult to solve, because it helps me to achieve more in my learning. One of the things I dislike at school is not getting my work finished on time. I also don’t like getting distracted by my classmate while working. Next time I will need to be more focus while doing my work.

I hope that your class and your students comfort you and make you feel welcome. As the year goes I hope that you enjoy your time here in room three. I hope your student's in room three treats you well, and I can't wait to be spending time with you for the next two terms.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

The last chapter of Holes!!

WALT:  Summarising - I make effective notes and condense ideas to summarise

For this weeks activity we got to read the last chapter about holes. At the end it was interesting to find who left and who stayed. It was really interesting to find out what had happened to Stanley and Zero at the end of the movie. unfortunately the book holes has now ended, I am looking forward to a second part of holes. 

Monday, 2 July 2018

Force and Motion

This term team five has been learning about Force and Motion. The reason why we are learning about Force and Motion is because it helps us to understand what force and motion means and for others to understand as well.

My group and I only had two ideas, and we couldn’t decide which experiment to do. Our first idea was the Marshmallow Shooter. Then our second idea was the Water Transporter. They were the only two ideas my group and I could think of.

Our first one we did was a Marshmallow shooter and our second one was called The Water Transporter. We tried the marshmallow shooter first outside, and that was a success. Then our second experiment was the Water Transporter, it was also a success. But the issue was that the water transporter took a bit longer than we thought it would.

Was our experiment Successful or was it a failure? Well both of our experiments we tried was a success. Why? Because my group and I followed the instructions carefully, and also my group and I listened very well and knew what we were doing. So I think my group and I did a successful job at our experiment.

Next time we will be more prepared to bring our own equipment and make sure to be ready before the day we present our experiment. Next time we need to come up with more ideas and listen to what other people come up with.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Matariki Day

Happy Matariki day!! If you don’t know what Matariki is, well In Aotearoa it means it is Maori New years. Matariki is also the maori name that represents a group of seven stars. Before I carry on with my writing I would like to fill you in on what Matariki actually means. Matariki doesn’t just mean the Maori New years but It also has two meanings, they both refer as the cluster of stars. So Mata Riki means Tiny eyes, and Mata Airiki means eye of god.

Now let’s carry on, to what happened last week on friday at Pt England School. At Pt England School we had Celebrated Matariki with fun activities for the whole day. There were all sorts of activities like Cooking, Arts and Crafts, Sports, and Movie Making. The whole School was split into either one of those four groups. I was in the Sports Group, With Tyson, Miss Va’afusuaga, Mr Moran and Mr Wiseman. We were split into three groups. One of the sports was Ki O'Rahi with Tyson, and Dodgeball with Mr Moran and then Cooking with Mr Wiseman.

My first rotation for the morning was dodgeball in the hall with Mr Moran. I was so excited to have dodgeball as my first rotation. He first had to number us off and whatever number we get we had to put our bibs on, I was in the green team. Before we played we he gave us some rules, and when he finished that when we began to play. Unfortunately I got out, but it was close to morning tea so we had to stop and have our break.

After Morning tea we continued on with our rotation, our second rotation was Ki O’Rahi with Tyson. It was my first time playing Ki O’Rahi and it was a really fun game, I really suggest this game to you all. We than had to move on and go onto our last rotation, and that was Cooking with Mr Wiseman. We were cooking Funfetti rice krispie treats. It was really sweet but still nice.

We had so Much fun at sports, It was a really good experience getting to know, not just a group of students my year but also students younger than me. I hope you all had a good Matariki day!

A few more chapters of Holes

WALT:  Inferring - I connect my prior knowledge to help me make meaning when I infer across several related clues in the text.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Stanley gets use to digging hole at camp green lake

WALT: Predicting - I form and test hypotheses as I confirm or refine my predictions during and after reading.