Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Rhythm Interative's Visit to PBS

This week Johnny from the Rhythm Interative's came to our school today to teach us different instrument beats. The drum that Johnny used was an African drum called the Djembe. The meaning of a Djembe means bringing joy. Today LS2 students helped out the juniors in Room 1 or Room 6 if they were stuck learning the beat. In Room 1 I was peered up with Vill, he was a bit stuck with one of the drumming beats so I helped him carefully until he knew what to do. I found this experience fun because it was cool hearing a really cool beat that came out of all our drums. But did we know how to do it without a bit of help. Well Johnny first started it off with the beat/pattern then the whole school will join in or one side would do one beat then the other side would do a different beat. The theme was called 'together we can make a change'. What I have learnt from this experience was the skills of drumming (beats, pattern and rhythm). At the end the Head students (Mele and Jack) gave a big thank you to Johnny for coming to our school and teaching the whole school these cool drumming beats. I'll like to give a big thank you to Johnny for coming to PBS to teach us so many cool beats with different instruments beside from the drum, thank you Johnny for donating 7 drums to our school.

Friday, 21 June 2019

Inference DLO | Term 2 Week 8

LI: To understand how to use inference in Maths.
This weeks Maths session I have being working together with Holy to create this. Before we started to make our DLO we were given different word problems in Inference and we were also got a word problem that was in our Maths test. As you can see on my DLO I have my word problem, a drawing, how we figured out the answer and the strategy. I have sketched a image online but changed up the drawing a bit with the colours. 

Hiwi the Kiwi Visit | Week 8

This week on Wednesday Hiwi the Kiwi came to visit our school to talk about saving fishes for the future and also to talk to us about saving seabirds. If you check out my blog I have made a Explanation that talks about saving fishes. When LS2 was walking into the hall Mr Minstrel and Ms Minstrel were singing a song that they have written themselves. Once all the classes came into the hall we started to sing a song and we were also doing actions to the song. I found it really fun to do and also cool to see how everyone in the school was giving the moves ago. After we sang the song we started to hear some really interesting Fish facts and some funny jokes from Mr Minstrel. What I have learnt after Hiwi the Kiwi came to visit our school that it is important to wear life jackets when your are on a boat. If you would like to see a video of Mr Minstrel and Ms Minstrel singing a song or talking to the school watch the video at the bottom of my blurb. This video was created in 2016.
Click on the link if you would want to check the video out.

Tech Reflection | Week 7

This week during Tech we were learning, how to code our M-bot to make shapes. The word we learnt was Algorithms. I found it difficult to do the coding because I didn't get the correct coding for the square. We were also learning about algorithms. The meaning of algorithms is making steps or rules. I also found out brand new words that I never knew. Next week we are going to do some more coding to shapes.

Tech Reflection | Term 2 Week 8

This weeks Tech session challenge was to make our M-bot make a square or to try and make our M-bot to go around an item that was on the table. The word that we were learning about was sense. I found the 1st activity hard to do, so I decided to do the 2nd challenge because I found it a bit easier to do. Once I was done do my coding of my square it didn't really look like a  square because it looked like a Hexagon. Next week we are probably going to do some sum wrestling, which I am going to be kind of happy if I do it.

Independence Day (Angela and Chavda) | Excellence and Innovation

Last week on Thursday I created a presentation with Angela. I felt a bit nervous speaking but as I kept on speaking the nerves went away. Angela and I have being working on this show for a long time. This slideshow is about the Samoan Independence Day. It is about how Samoan people celebrates, the feast we have, the performance's schools make in Samoa and the clothing. Did you know that when we perform we have a backwards C on our cheek?

If you would like to see Angela's blog,
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Kiwi Can Reflection | Term 2 Week 8

This week for Kiwi Can we have a brand new topic called reliability. The meaning of reliability is relying on someone to take responsibility for their pet or food. This weeks energise was about trusting your partner in the front to the lead the way. My partner was Fui. Our Kiwi Can teacher gave us different challenges with our partners like being blindfolded and looking with your eyes open to see if anyone was going to try and tag them. The person in the front had to protect the person in the back, for them to not get tagged, and to tag someone at the back so that the peer can get eliminated. I found the blindfold challenge kind of hard because I didn't know if someone one was next to me or blind me, so I had to have trust in Fui. After that game we started to talk about reliability for a few minutes. Once we were done talking about reliability we started to play our activity game which was to balance with your partner in different ways or getting up at the same time. But first we had to peer up with someone that was about the same height us our self. Fui and I were about the same height so we peered up. We did different challenges with our partners. Fui and I had a lot of trust in each other. In this exercise we had to make sure we had trust in each other and to have strength to be able to lift our friend up. Before we left Kiwi Can we played GKQ. The meaning of GKQ is General Knowledge Quiz or Questions. So how we played GKQ was to have a master that went around the circle answering hard questions. If that master got eliminated by a question, the person that got it right would take over as master. The winner of that GKQ was Joel.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019


This week on Monday we have been learning a famous ballet routine called Black Swan and White swan. A big thank you to Chloe, from the Royal New Zealand Ballet (contemporary) company. Before we started the routine we were doing different exercise to get us warmed up. I learnt how to jump, because I have been learning that move for a while but I just need to lift my hands out into a L shape. Once we were warmed up, we started to learn the routine. If you guys watch the video you will see the routine that  we were practising. I found the lesson fun because I haven't been taught any ballet routines because I was self taught. The music we used was classical - Tchaikovsky.

Monday, 17 June 2019

Waltzing Matilda Poem, Summary and Main Ideas

This week Nyjah and I has read a poem called “Waltzing Matilda”. Waltzing Matilda is written by a famous author called Banjo Patterson. Banjo Paterson wrote lots of famous Australian poems as he was a poetry. We both made two collaborative DLOs. One was about the main idea and the other one was about the actual summary. For the summary we had to unpack the different languages and find out the actual meaning first. Then we wrote in 20 important words, took 6 most important words from those 20 and made a short summary about the story. The other DLO was about the main idea and the evidence to back it up. Their were 3 boxes (Detail 1, Detail 2 and Detail 3).

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Strengthening connections to Maths language

L.I: Strengthening connections to Maths Language.

This week in Maths we completed a Maths Vocabulary challenge to help strength our maths language. I have also worked with Victoria on this task. As a class, we first explored the different ways of saying "Hello", looking at it in different languages and how we use the word in different situations. Then we were asked to discuss the word "plane" with a partner. Out of misunderstanding, everyone thought of it as a air-craft and not the maths meaning of it being a flat plane (surface). We worked collaboratively in pairs to drag words in their related topics being either Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Equality, Inequality, Variable, and Answer using a the explore tool and maths dictionary to find out what some words mean and trying to place each word in a section. Doing this activity will help me understand a wider range of Maths meanings when it comes to problems.

Kiwi Can

This week at Kiwi Can we have being learning Responsibility and Integrity. Yesterday was the last day of learning about Integrity. The meaning of Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is looking, and responsibility is having control over someone like babysitting your little brother when your parents are gone out somewhere. We were also learning about motivation, is someone cheering the person on or getting them an award at the end of the game or training. The activity we played yesterday was helicopter pop out. This game was kind of hard because, once we were trying to not get hit we were also passing the ball to different people in the circle.

Friday, 7 June 2019

Gymnastic Session 4 | Term 2

This week we have being working on different skills. This weeks rotation was kind of similar to last weeks rotation but a bit different. My favorite rotation was the last rotation because I really loved doing the dive roll, backwards roll and more. The rotation that I found a bit hard was the first one because when I was swinging on the bar I couldn't hold my grip for a long time.

Tech | Ctrl 2019 Term 2

This week at Tech we are learning coding. Today we were coding our M- Bots (which is a device that can talk, move and do more things). I found coding a bit challenging because I was wasn't able to hearing any sound coming from the M- Bot. The word that we use today was variable. The meaning of variable is change, sound, beat, tone and more. Next week we are going to be doing a different coding to a Drone.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Literary Devices

This week Mrs Anderson challenged our class to created a DLO on a google document and to use explore for our definitions and our images. This was so challenging for me cause I also doing my DLO's on a google draw not a google document. What I have learnt in this task is the meaning to Metaphor, Personification, a bit of Onomatopoeia, Hyperbole and Alliteration cause I haven't learnt about these in a very long time.