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Friday, 16 November 2018

Wolves


Today for book week our teacher Mrs Anderson had read to us a book written and illustrated by Emily Gravett. The book was about Wolves and the life that they live. After the teacher read the book to us we had to write what we think about wolves then later research it to see if any of our answer were true. We found out that two of our answers were correct which was that wolves eat humans and that they hunt in packs. Also wolves dont howl at the moon they howl to communicate with other wolves. 

Meerkat Mail


Today our teacher Mrs Anderson had read us a book called Meerkat mail. The book was about Meerkats and the life that they live. By listening to the story we took information from there and made a blog post about MeerKats. We have learnt a lot about MeerKats including where they live and what they like to eat. They like to eat snakes and eggs, but they prefer scorpions because their nice and crunchy. Meerkats are very interesting animals and hope to learn much more about them. This book was written and illustrated by Emily Gravett.

Friday, 9 November 2018

Armistice Commemorations


Today at Panmure Bridge our school has held a commemoration for Armistice Day since it is on Sunday. Armistice day which is every year on November the 11th to mark and remember the sign between the Allies of World War 1 and when the gun fell silent. We celebrate this to remember those who fought for their country during World War 1. We were lucky to have a member from the NZ Defense Force. During this commemoration we I read the pray at the start of the commemoration. Mrs Kirkpatrick (deputy principal) read In Flanders Field. During the commemoration we were silent for a minute to remember the soldiers who died during World War 1.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Boxing - Kiwi sport

Yesterday we had our first session of our boxing kiwi sport. There were 3 commandments Safety, Respect and Discipline. We have learnt jab and cross punches then had put it altogether to make a combo. We have also learnt a stance called the rock so we could be balanced when boxing. Our instructor who had helped us with our boxing was Pax patel a forma women's boxer.  

Tech - Reflection


Today at our tech rotation I have been coloring my design. People are caring on carving their designs and coloring their designs what I have to finish is my coloring design and drawing my design people have worked hard and collaboratively and I hope I can finish my design from the end of this term.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Basic Facts boxes


For maths today I have been practicing up to 20 addition and subtraction, basic facts. I have done well on practicing my basic facts. I'm looking forward on doing on, up to 100 basic facts challenge. I have enjoyed doing this activity and hope to move onto division. 

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Spaghetti bridges

For the past few weeks we have all came up with a design of a bridge. But this bridge we made was made out of spaghetti. This was a very interesting and fun task, We have all worked in groups of 4 or 3 and had chosen a bridge we wanted to design. In my group there was Nyjah, Fui, Kanye and Myself and the bridge we chose to design was a truss bridge. We have been creating our bridges out of spaghetti because we have been wondering how much weight can hold on to our spaghetti bridge and the item that we were going to use to see how much weight can hold on our spaghetti bridge was bricks so our group had to think how we were going to make our spaghetti bridge strong and stable enough to hold. But before I tell you the results let me explain what materials and the method we needed to use to make our bridge. There were the options of rubber bands, string and seller tape. This task of making spaghetti bridges were quite hard because if you grab 1 spaghetti it would break instantly but if you make bundles it would be quite harder to break. So we had a to clearly think how we were going to make our bridge stable to at least last 8 bricks. So Kanye had drawn a sketching of our bridge that we were going to make. It was quite hard while making our bridges because we needed to save up more spaghetti to add some layers on to the bottom to make it stable for the bricks to sit there and not break. So we had decided to make bundles of spaghetti and try to make it more stronger so our bridge wont break easily. To at least have enough spaghetti to make the bottom we halved the spaghetti in to smaller parts to see if we could use that to build the bottom part but before we built the bottom part we measured the distance and how long the pieces of leftover spaghetti's we had to make our bottom base for the bundles of spaghetti to hold. When we have finished with our bridge we measured the how long the span was and then we were ready to test it out. The span of our bridge was 32 and we tested our bridge and the total of bricks that our bridge could hold was 2. I think the reason our bridge broke at the total bricks of 2 was because maybe our bridge was quite thin and maybe there was to much pressure and how we thought it was not that stable enough due to some pieces hanging off the edge and some spaghetti pieces were also half broken off. But either way I had a lots of fun while making our bridges and how we were testing it out with the bricks.