Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Rhythm Interative's visit to PBS

This week John from Rhythm Interactive came to our school and taught the whole school how to play a drum. The theme for today drumming was 'together we can make a change'. John said to us if you can say it, you can drum it. We had to listen carefully so we could follow a rhythm or copy what John saying, like the song he taught us. The drum that we used was called a djembe drum. A djembe drum is from Africa. The thing that I liked was learning how to play play on the djembe and learning the beat. The students from the seniors helped the juniors play their drums. Here is the link to the Rhythm Interactive website.            

Friday, 21 June 2019


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This week for tech we were playing with a Make-block to try to make it scene where it goes like to turn if there a item in front and we also try to make the Make-block to move with out touching anything. It was hard because we need to get the coding so it will move right.     

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Respect The Sea

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One day Jack, a little red snapper was swimming around in the sea. His parents had told him to stay away from the boats but as usual Jack didn’t listen. Above the water Alex was looking for a snapper for dinner. He had taken his boat out to the place he knew the fish swam. 

Alex didn’t care about the fish. He just wanted to cook some up for dinner. He didn’t care if the fish he caught were too small. He didn’t care if the fish he caught were too big, he just took them off his hook with his bare hands. Alex only wanted a nice meal.

His friends used to get angry with him because they knew it was important to think about the size of the fish you took from the sea because if they didn’t do this the fish won’t be able to breed. That would mean there would be no fish to catch in the future.

Not using a wet towel to hold a fish will damage its scales which can make them get sick or die.

If Alex remembered to measure the fish he caught he would know it was important to put undersized fish like Jack back in the sea, but he didn’t. Jack had been hungry and had seen the bait but unfortunately he didn’t see the hook. The next thing he knew he was up! Fish don’t do that so he knew he was in trouble.

His scales felt very dry, he couldn’t breathe, why didn’t he listen to his parents. Suddenly he felt a splash of salt water, the splash became bigger and soon all his scales started to cool down and he could breathe again.

Alex had a big grin on his face. He knew he was having fish for dinner that day. Alex didn’t follow many rules but he did know that if he filled the bucket with salt water the fish would stay fresh. Alex was a greedy fisherman and caught way over the limit if seven snapper a day. As he started to make his way back home the fisheries police decided to check how many fish he had caught

Alex went straight to jail because he couldn’t pay the big fine for having too many fish. The police put Jack back in the sea just in time. He knew he had a lucky escape and decided that this would be the last time he ever tried to eat bait.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019


This week a special guest form the New Zealand ballet came to our school to teach the year 7 and 8 ballet routine. She taught us a dance called black swan and white swan. It was based on a famous ballet routine called swan lake and the royal New Zealand ballet is currently doing a show about the black swan and white swan. The music we danced to was written by Tchaikovsky. I would like to say a big thank you to Chloe for showing us these awesome ballet moves and also I would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Fiona for bringing in Chloe to teach us ballet.       

Monday, 17 June 2019

Waltzing Matilda

This week for reading, we talked about the main idea about Waltzing Matilda. We also had to back up our main idea by writing down true details from the text. We then made a summary DLO about Waltzing Matilda. In this DLO we added 20 important words, which we then narrowed down to 6 most important words out of the 20. Using those 6 words, we had to make a summary about the poem, Waltzing Matilda. The poem was about a Swag man who stole a sheep from a farmer, which the farmer than called the troops to catch him. The Swag man was well aware that the troops was under his tail, until he escaped them and was never seen again.

Friday, 14 June 2019

Tech - MakeBlock

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This week for tech we learnt how to move our Makeblock into a square and a circle. The fun thing in robotics is playing around with the Makeblocks and trying to make them follow our algorithms to move in a square or a circle. An algorithm is a set of steps or rules that you build into the code. This was challenging because we had to get the coding and the number right to move it into the right shape by ourselves.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Inquiry - Mr Wong

This week for inquiry we are learning about life in space. I made a DLO if mars has the main elements in life or it can support human life. The main elements in life is Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Sulphur, Phosphorus. Also I added a interesting fact about mars that I didn't know, mars has very weak gravity which can’t hold onto the atmosphere very well.