Sunday, 28 June 2015

Decimals 2: Week 10

WALT: multiply decimals and how to read out numbers with decimal.

Decimals: Week 10

In Miss Clarks numeracy class WALT: Round Fractions to the nearest decimal place. We are learning the importance of 0 as a place holder. Here is a presentation to show my understanding.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Word Problems: Week 8

In Miss Clarks numeracy class we have been learning about circumferences, volumes, surface areas and perimeters. Here is a presentation to show my understanding.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Word Problems: Week 7

In Miss Clarks numeracy class we have been learning about volumes and surface areas. Here is a presentation to show my understanding.

Thinkboard Week 8: Area And Perimeter

Here is an Area and Perimeter thinkboard to show my understanding of what we have been learning in class.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Tiritiri Matangi Island: Reflection

Earlier this morning the Y7&8 extension students got the opportunity to travel to the beautiful island of Tiritiri Matangi managed by the D.O.C (Department of Conservation)! So at 9:00a.m on the dot we boarded the ferry which would take us to our destination. The reason why we were visiting Tiritiri was we were learning about biodiversity and how it’s important to our Earth.

Do you know what biodiversity means? Well if you don’t you’re about to know now. Biodiversity is short for 'biological diversity'. It is the variety of animals and plants found on this planet including the geographic locations they are found in.

Back to the story, when we finally arrived at Tiri we sat down facing towards a man who told us instructions and most importantly the rules on the island. After that we started our guided walk. During the walk I saw many different birds I hadn’t seen before. For example two Takahes which only have a few hundred left on this earth! Also a stitchbird and a piwakawaka (fantail) which is our logo for Pt. England School.

Five New Things I have learnt on this trip are:
  • The brown patch on the Saddleback indicates the anger of the Maori legend, Maui. He burnt the Saddlebacks back with his hot hands for not listening to his order.
  • Takahes green poop dries up into straw.
  • Bellbirds and Stitchbirds like sugar.
  • Bellbirds make sweet singing sounds.
  • In the beginning Tiritiri was 6% forested and 94% land. Now it is 90% forested and 10% land.

My experience at Tiritiri Matangi Island was amazing as I could see and learn about different birds I hadn’t seen before. I also got to ask questions to a Tiritiri Matangi volunteer/expert named John. One day… I want to be a member of D.O.C and help save endangered species!

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels

WALT: Identify and discuss language featues - literary terms and their effects in a Anzac poetry from WW1 and WW2.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Triathlon Blurb

Fakalofa Lahi Atu,
My name is Stevenson and I’m a Year 7 student attending Pt. England School. This year 8 intermediate students were selected to train for the Iron Maori Tamariki - Rangatahi triathlon which is held annually down in Napier. I was one of the 8 chosen to compete in this amazing event. We have already started bike & swim training at the Glen Innes Y.M.C.A. I’m feeling nervous because it is going to be my first time competing in a triathlon… also stoked as I will be racing along with my friends!!