Monday, 26 November 2018

Visual Art Rubric - Learn ( Part 1)

   Lady Pink uses colour, shape and line.She has focused her career on empowering women, using graffiti and murals as acts of rebellion and self-expression.
Image result for lady pink

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Fact or Opinion

WALT: I will read across texts and media to form my own opinion on the current teacher strikes   

The video below shows Ana and myself stating our fact and opinion about the current teacher strikes click play to watch. Please enjoy and comment down below. 

Willow Tree

Image result for a willow tree
Underneath the willow tree,
As the wind rushes by
Making the leaves go
From side to side
It turned my frown upside down,
It got me so calm
As I watch the sun go by
Trees all around
But this one tree caught my eye

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Man and Sea

WALT: Test Ready, preparing myself with strategies to do my best in the upcoming tests          

My teacher gave us a task to do for this week it was for me to be ready for our upcoming tests. It's not just for me but other students who are in my class.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Colour Code

Do you know what a good friend is? A good friend is sort of like a best friend if you’d like to know
what it is to being a good friend then just keep on reading because in the following paragraphs I
will be explaining to you what a good friend is.

A good friend is always loyal. Being loyal to your friend is like always being there for them when
they need you there. For example, if your friend is getting bullied you should be there and back
her/him up in that way they would be loyal back, being loyal to your friend can make you be the
bestest friend. That’s what being loyal can do it’s really easy to be loyal. One time I was getting
in trouble, the teacher thought it was only me but really it was all of us I was so upset but then
my friends came along and said that it wasn’t just me, they are all good friends.

Honesty is another way of being a good friend, do you know how? Well telling the truth can
make you a good friend because by being honest your friends can trust you and if they can
trust you they will always tell the truth to you because they always know that you’ve got their
back and they’d know that you will never tell a lie. You can be trusted if you tell the truth your
friends will know that you are a good friend and that they can always count on you.

But the number one thing to do is being yourself make sure your friend likes you for you
because if your just being another person they would like that person not you. So if you be
yourself nothing will go wrong. My parents once told me that I should be myself and everyone
would know who you are, but I thought that I would get friends by being someone else. I tried
to be so funny that my friends that I had didn’t like me anymore so the next day I listened to my
parents advice so then my friends liked me for me.

So there you have it these are thought on being a good friend, so remember being a good friend
is being loyal, Telling the truth and being yourself. Be a good friend not a bad friend, care for
them and make sure you will always be their friend no matter what happens because in the end
you might not see each other again.

Yellow - Key: Statement
Green - Key: Explanation
Blue - Key : Example

Instead of my teacher marking my work I had the chance to mark it myself. To be honest I didn't really proof read properly, If you can see any mistakes just comment down below.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Test Ready


WALT: reading between the lines.  Let's be ready for our test
This term we are having a lot test coming up and our teacher wanted us to get ready for our test so she has made the presentation above so that we ready for our test coming up.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Recall and Thinking: Dele Alli


1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article? Dele Alli

2. What was the key event from the news article?  How to do the Deli Alli

3. Where did this event take place?  Everywhere

4. When did this event take place? September 3 2018


1. Find a quote from the main person in this news article? There is no quote in this article

2. In your own words describe what happened in this news article. People are  trying to do the Deli Ali hand challenge,
It’s really challenging. Everyone is guessing why he does it.

3. Find out where this event took place and include some information about this place. It doesn't show in the article.

4. Tell us when this event happened and explain what might happen in the future. This event was made by a Soccer
player and he started doing like no long ago. In the future I think that it won’t exist anymore.

5. Explain in your own words why this event took place.  A football player started to do this hand sign every time he
gets a goal and people thought it was very catchy so they tried it.

6. Use the Dictionary in the bottom right hand corner to find the meaning of 3 words from the article .  N/A

Tuesday, 11 September 2018


 WALT: Identify the theme across different texts
We needed to read four text and they all talk about energy you could read it yourself to read the
articles check out the presentation. ( The links are on slide 2 just click on the pictures )

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Podcast Script 2

This is the script to the book "Storm" we have made a few mistakes by not following the script. If you could see some those mistakes please comment down below. Also you could read while listening to the video.
Nau mai, Haere mai Ki KPE, You’re listening to Korero Pt England, coming
to you from Auckland New Zealand.  My name is Samoa and I’m a Year 8
at Pt England School. Joining me today is Kerstein and she’s here to tell
us about a book she has been reading.

Kia Ora Kerstein

Kia Ora Samoa

So what have you been reading lately ?
I've been reading ‘a book called Storm which is written and illustrated by Margaret Beames.

Who are the characters in this book?

There is a girl named Erin, she’s fourteen years of age, and she lives in a farm with her
mum, her dad, little brother and her little sister on the way.  

What do you mean by on the way?
Well her mum is pregnant

Anyways tell us more about the book Kerstein?
So Erin is stuck with doing her inside chores because her parents think that she’s
not capable of doing anything else.

Well at least she’s not doing chores like us islanders do?
Ok Samoa relax now


Anyways what’s the message that the Author is trying to tell us?

What the author was trying to tell us is when things are hard the number
one thing is to Never give up.

WOW, Thanks for the korero Kerstein.

To our listeners out there, we’ve been talking about the book Storm by Margaret Beames

and You should read it for yourself. Don’t forget to join us on KPE next week. This was

Samoa and Kerstein

from Korero Pt England

Ka kite ano

Podcast Script 1

Samoa and Kerstein: Podcast

This is our script to "The Secret Game Plan" while listening to the podcast you could read your way through if we made a mistake please leave a comment down below.
Nau mai, Haere mai Ki KPE, You’re listening to Korero Pt England, coming to you from Auckland New Zealand.  My name is Kerstein and I’m a Year 8 Student at Pt England School. Joining me today is Samoa and she’s here to tell us about a book she has been reading.

Kia Ora Samoa

Kia Ora Kerstein

So what have you been reading lately Samoa?
I've been reading a book called the Secret Game plan written by Maria Samuela 

Tell us who the characters are?

There is a girl named Mata, she likes to play rugby, and her one wish is to win one game against a boy called Sami and his friends. 

Why does she want to win against them?
That’s Because the boys in Mata’s class, kept calling the girls useless, and so the girls wanted to prove them wrong. 

Tell us more about the Book?
Well while Mata was in class she wrote a secret game plan at the back of her writing book. She leaped over to whisper to Nga, saying Training at lunchtime.

What do you think the message the author is trying to tell us?

It doesn’t really matter what kind of gender you are, just know that you should not let anyone or anything stand in your way?

Thanks for the korero Samoa,

To our listeners out there, we’ve been talking about the book the Secret game plan  by Maria Samuela and You should read it for yourself. Don’t forget to join us on KPE next week. This was Kerstein and Samoa.

from Korero Pt England

Ka kite ano

Friday, 31 August 2018

KPE - The Secret Game Plan

My buddy and I have been working on a book called The Secret Game Plan  which is written by Maria Samuela. There is a girl name Mata and she just wants to win one rugby game against Sami and his team of boys. To find out more please watch the video above. Please leave a comment down below hope you enjoy.

Rhyming Poems

WALT: Poetry that Rhymes
This week we have learning about poetry, We also have been learning what each poem has in common and that not all poems don't need to rhyme as long as they rhythm.

Almost Champions

This week we have been reading a book based on "Dancing with the stars". We needed to create a poster that will help others during events like " Dancing with the stars" and this is what I created. This poster below will help others and myself to remember that you should always " Believe in yourself take on your challenges dig deep within yourself to conquer your fears".

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Basketball Court Poetry

Basketball Court
Shooting hoops all around
Not getting shots gave me a frown
When i saw some pro’s
I gave it one more go
Bouncing the ball
As I gave it my all
Always having fun
With people all around
 Seeing smiles on faces

In certain Places

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

KPE - Storm

My buddy and I have been working on a book called STORM which is written by Margaret Beams. There is a girl called Erin and she loves being on her family farm for the school holidays. Trouble is, Erin gets stuck with the boring chores and her parents don't think she's capable of much else. To find out more about this story please watch the video above, Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Sunset Poem

Image result for background image sunset

As the sun has set,
 My life was so upset
   When the sun went down,
      My smile turned to a frown.
     The next day came,
      my feelings changed.                  

Friday, 17 August 2018

Test Results Problems

WALT:  ask questions to help my understanding of  
               other's mathematical thinking

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Teacher Strike Day

More time to teach
This must STOP! Our teachers must focus more on the students rather than working on
our reports, our learning is more important. All the teachers in New Zealand need more
time to teach there students, The reason why they need to spend more time with us is
because  some of us students have trouble understanding how and what to do.When
students come to ask the teachers a question they are usually always busy doing reports,
paperwork and presentations, I really want this to change.

Resoursing for additional needs
Some students even need one teacher to themselves, So I prefer having more teachers in
one classroom. Students who are in need, needs more help than usual students. I think
that in each class there’s always one group of students that find it hard to learn. So that
way students in need catch up with the rest of the classes learning.

Better Pay
The way I look at things teachers don’t get paid enough, So I think that teachers who
have been teaching for years should get more amount of money than new teachers
should, because they worked hard every year and they had the same amount of money.
They work hard everyday so that they could get money for their families and to pay
their bills.

So there you have it, you should know that the teachers have done a lot for you. I hope
that they should give teachers more amount of money for their families.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Bike Trip

WALT:  to explain mathematical thinking using context of the problem

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Immersion Assembly

As we sat down the sound of music came to my ears and our principle came out  dressed as Beyonce and also dancing his way on the stage, I thought he was just dressing up to make us laugh but really he was actually ment to Beyonce. Now let me tell you about my favourite item, every item was fantastic and amazing but one of them really blew me away.

Team 1 was the team that blew me away it was like an expectation vs reality type of video. Anyway the team 1 teachers made a movie and it was about what our expectation’s should look like, but Mrs Dwyer was doing the oppisite she was trying to show us what not to do. So basically what they are trying to tell us  is to eat a healthy breakfast, exercise and also sleep early.

I would just like to thank each and everyone of the teachers for giving up their time to prepare their movies an also to the team five teachers for their act. It was a great Immersion assembly it was one of my favourite's, all because of the teachers at Pt England School.

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Fitness Run

WALT:  to explain mathematical thinking using the context of the problem

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Fragments & Sentences

WALT:identify and write complete sentences

Force & Motion EXPO

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

Holes 7

Inferring - I search for clues within the text. I read between the lines to understand the hidden meaning not directly stated in the text.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Holes 2

WALT: I monitor my reading for accuracy and sense and can adjust my reading when I encounter difficulties.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Holes ( Chapter 1 - 3 )

WALT: Connecting - I make sense of new information before, during and after reading by connecting it to myself, texts I know and my world

Holes 5

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