Friday, 14 December 2018

End of Year Post

Today is my last day as a Year 7. Below are some memories of this year. 

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Advent & Lent Venn Diagram

Learn: I learnt about the differences and similarities between Lent & Advent.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Ruth 1:1-19

Summary of Ruth 1:1-19
Working w/ Helena

A man named Elimelech lived in Bethlehem with his wife, Naomi and sons. Together they move to Moabz. The sons marry. Elimelech and his two sons die, leaving Naomi with her two daughter-in-laws.
Naomi moves back to Bethlehem but tells her daughter-in-laws to return to their parents. Orpah leaves but Ruth stays with Naomi and Naomi is grateful. 

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Technology @ Tamaki - Cooking Sausages w/ Cheese & Chips

Wednesday 28 November. Term Four
Cooking w/ Katelyn

Four sausages
Half a tomato
Frozen Chips


Step 1: First you slice your tomato and then you cut the sausages in half.
Step 2: Place your sausages onto the tray (w/ baking paper) facing flat side up and then sprinkle your cheese and tomatoes.
Step 3: Bake in oven on 180 and leave in for 5 - 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Eat with tomato sauce or whatever condiment


Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Astria Gaming Experience

Today, my partner, Lini and I played a new game meant for learning called, Astria. In the game, we were given missions where we had to think critically and choose wisely.

“Students don’t learn much playing this game called Astria – Countdown to Impact: Their time could be better spent doing other things”.

I partly agree on this statement because I found it difficult to understand some of the sentences that they used and so most of the time we were guessing. But I still think that my partner and I did great on completing three of the rooms in an hour.
So on a scale from 1-5, I think my partner a and I did pretty good (3.5)

Monday, 26 November 2018

Camp Experience 2k18


Last week, from Wednesday to Friday, my class went out to camp in Ferndale. We were put into groups and were assigned activities like, Stream Science, Outdoor Cooking, Archery, Air Rifles, Problem Solving and Blast of the Past. In this photo, we were doing an activity from Blast from the Past. We were basically playing Hockey but with a tennis ball and newspaper. 

I wanted to share this photo because it showcases the value of teamwork. Annalisa and I worked together as a team to try and get a goal. Even though the other team won, it didn't matter because we worked together!

Friday, 9 November 2018

My Choice & Consequence

Friday 09 November. Term Four
Learn: To identify the consequence of your choices.

100 Words Challenge: Cherry Blossom Tree

Words: 97

The Cherry Blossom Trees hovered over me as I walked slowly down the damp concrete pathway. I was glad I wasn’t at home, home was chaotic and there were too many people there, fighting and arguing. I needed to get away, I needed to be alone.

I was walking down the endless petal filled pathway until I realised something. Cherry Blossom Trees were beautiful and made any space look alot better. I wish I had one at home, then maybe I’ll like to be there more often, looking after it to keep me away from the trouble.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Life of a Saint - St Julia

  • To find information about the life of a saint.
  • To identify what saints do during their life that showed how they make decisions or choices.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Technology @ Tamaki - Cooking Fish Cake

Wednesday 31 October. Term Four
Cooking w/ Fiapo & Claudia

Tuna fish
1 and 1/2 can Mayonaise


Step 1: Peel the potatoes, and bake until cooked
Step 2: Mash it up and lay it out onto baking tin
Step 3: Mix tuna fish with one and a half can of mayonnaise, mix well. Top up with cheese and bake 10 minutes.


Friday, 26 October 2018

100 Words Challenge: 122

He stared at the only life in his hands, it was his wife’s favourite flower and he was determined to keep it alive, unlike his late wife. All the loss in his life felt like a boulder bolted to his shoulders, why did it have to be his wife? He couldn’t believe what was happening to him, he didn’t want to live life anymore, he wanted to die.

He really wanted to kill himself, tears flowed down his eyes and his sight was blurry. He wiped away his tears and looked at the flower. It was still bright in this time of death, he noticed it’s hope, it’s innocence and decided he wouldn’t die now, he’ll live on for his wife’s sake.

Different Angles | New Learning

TaskCreate a DLO of any new learning in maths you have done from the Year 6 work sheet.

*Click on image above to take a closer look

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Learning the Spanish Alphabet A - K

Wednesday 24 October
A - K

Here's a video of me saying the Spanish Alphabet from A - K.

Technology @ Tamaki - Chocolate Muffins

Wednesday 24 October
Cooking w/ Fiapo & Katelyn


Two cups of self rising flour
One cup of sugar
Half a cup of oil
One cup of milk 
One Egg
One quarter cup of cocoa powder

Step 1: Mix all ingredients together until smooth, and then scoop into muffin tray (with cupcake liners). Also, preheat oven to 180 degrees
Step 2: Put tray into oven for 15 minutes, poke the muffins with a thin stick to check if done.


Friday, 19 October 2018

Explanation Writing

Learn: This week I have consolidated my understanding of the structure of an explanation writing.

Read my recent Explanation Writing!

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Welcome to Term 4!!

Thursday 18 October
Welcome to Term 4!! - Holiday Writing

On October the third, during the first week of the holidays, I went to ‘West Wave’ with my family (cousins, nieces/nephews, siblings). The day was pretty hot and humid so it great that we were at the pools. I packed an extra set of warm clothes (since it would be pretty late when we would come out of the building) and some snacks since we would be swimming around for a long time.

I walked cautiously into the slippery changing room and got changed into my swimwear. The biggest swimming pool, which is the most used one was not very packed, so I decided to get into the water as quickly as possibly (with a few of my cousins) and enjoy it while I can. The water was warm and it felt very calm for some time ... until the waves came in. I was in the deep side (which was a little too deep for me) and whenever a wave would form, it would crash over my head and I would be sent underwater, so I quickly swam to the depth which suited me the most.

I swam around the main pool, spending time with my cousins and playing pool games. After a while, a bit later into the afternoon, I got bored and decided to look after my nieces and nephews for a while in the kiddy pool. They were only small but they had a lot of energy in them, like a battery. I played with them in the very warm water for a while until they had to go home. When they left, I decided it was time to have a shower and get changed since it was getting colder.

I finally finished changing and came out to a table to have some chips. I finished eating the salty snack and we all left to go back home.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Technology @ Tamaki - Cooking Mince Gravy

Wednesday 17 October
Cooking w/ Fiapo

Step 1: Dice some onion and then fry it in a cooking pan with oil, making sure it doesn't go brown. When the onion is soft, put some mince in.
Step 2: While it is frying, pour warm water into a cup and then add some vegetable oax, a tablespoon of cornstarch and beef flavoured seasoning.
Step 3: Once the mince is cooked, you can put in the stock and then stir for 3 more minutes or until it looks cooked.
Step 4: Serve with rice or any other side dish.


Friday, 28 September 2018

Technology @ Tamaki - Cooking Quiche

Wednesday 19 September

First Step: Whisk four eggs, leave it aside and then line your muffin tray with muffin liners. (preheat oven to 180)
Second Step: Dice some ham and then sprinkle equally in each muffin liner, do the same with some cheese and then pour your egg mix. (If not enough mix, beat some more egg or add water or milk.)
Third Step: Put it in the oven and wait until golden brown.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Estimating the Volume

Wednesday 12 September 

Learn: To have a sense of estimation
Question: How many bottles of 600ml can fit into these containers?

Ice Cream Container
600ml x 4 = 2400ml
3 1/4 bottles
Crayon Container
600ml x 6 = 3600ml
5 1/2 bottles
600ml x 4 = 2400ml
3 1/4 bottles
Cooking Bowl
600ml x 6 = 3600ml
5 1/2 bottles

Technology - Cooking Sweet Chili Chicken

Wednesday 12 September

To follow the instruction.
To measure the correct amount.

How to cook Sweet Chili Chicken

1. First you boil the chicken - Add water just above the chicken and then put it on the element, then pop on the lid. (When the water starts to boil, you can take off the lid.)
2. When the chicken is ready, you drain it and then lay the chicken out on a flat baking tin covered with baking paper.
3. When the chicken has cooled a bit, turn on the oven to 200, you soak the chicken in sweet chili sauce and soy sauce. When that is done you put it in the oven and leave it in there until golden brown.

You can eat your chicken with rice or with any other side dish.

Friday, 7 September 2018

Narrative Writing

Learn: To write pre asset our narrative writing.

Emily looked at the dark clouds outside, it was about to rain and she still didn’t know if she should leave. About a week ago a tornado hit her small cottage damaging it and killing everyone she loved, her younger brother and her dear mother. Her father was working in the fields but he never returned. She had no one to go to and so she stayed in the empty cottage by herself, feeding and looking after herself. But once she ran out of resources, she knew she had to leave.

Emily got a small suitcase with some clothes and snacks and carried a thin blanket. She started to walk down the grisly path, looking down at the dirt. Emily was walking for quite a long time and wasn’t paying attention to her surroundings, the last time she had looked up at the path ahead of her, everything was the same, but now she noticed that she was in an forest. It was like she transported into an entirely new place without even knowing it.
She looked around, it was all green and uneven, anyone could of tripped and sprained their ankle if they weren’t careful. As Emily walked further into the green abyss, she heard a faint howl. She looked around nervously, “Was that a wolf?” She was curious, but she let that thought blow over. Emily continued on her way, but about five minutes later she heard another howl, but it was much more clear. Her senses heightened as she looked around the forest, then she saw it... a wolf!

The wolf was quite small and it’s black fur looked tampered with, but it’s big, sharp teeth made up for the wolf’s small appearance. Emily was dumbstruck, she didn’t know what to do or where to go, so she did the first thing that came to mind, run. She ran as fast as she could, watching her step just in case she tripped, and not far behind was that wolf.

It seemed like forever, but she finally made it out of the green abyss, but she still wasn’t alone. Not too far away was a town, even though it was dark she could still see some smoke and light coming from a bonfire. She had some hope, so she decided to keep on running. She was running at lightning speed and as she looked behind her she didn’t see the wolf, a smile crept to spread on her face, but then she tripped.

She hit the ground and felt the pain rushing through her body. “I think I sprained my ankle,” she cried in pain. She could hear the wolf’s panting coming closer. This is how i’m going to die? Wow. Emily was in a daze for a while and when she came back to reality (in the moment of panic) she screamed, “Ahhh!” She kept on screaming, so she could try and scare away the small wolf and to also get the attention of the nearby villagers. This carried on until she saw the wolf sprint off, but it wasn’t because of her constant screaming, it was because of the light and voices coming closer to where she was.

The voices were women coming from the bonfire, when they saw poor Emily lying on the grass in pain, they knew they had to take her to their village and treat her. One of the mothers (a mother of 5) voluntarily took Emily as her own after Emily told her about her sad, sad life story. Emily lived happily with that family and received an education, she spent her time looking after and playing with her new siblings, but she never really forgot about that horrible incident or her family.

The Early Church vs Now

Learn: To identify the difference between the Early Church and the Church today.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Lydia of the Purple Dye Trade

Learn: To find information about the early Christians, Lydia by reading a text that told me who she was.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Finding a Fraction of a Number

Finding Fractions:
Today during Maths, my group has been learning about finding fractions of a number. In this screencastify, I have explained how you can do that.

Character Study: Willow Chance

Learn: To study a character in our group
Note: This is only the first chapter, so we don't know much about her yet. We will add more to the Character Study as we read more into the book.

Everyday Theatre: Game Master

Learn: To write a recount about Everyday Theatre

What Happened?: Two girls from Everyday Theatre came to our school to teach us about family violence through drama.

Slogan: Every Child has Hopes and Dreams

The drama that happened yesterday was very intense and kind of relatable. I really liked how each character had a problem that they needed to work on, eg: Dave (T’s Dad) was abusive and needed to look for help, while Mirawa (T’s Mum) needed to pay more attention to T and give him more support.

I feel like one of the characters that needed to help T more was Jack (T’s Bff). Even though Jack showed his support and concern, he never told anyone about T’s problems at home. He should of told his mum so she could have got into contact with T’s mum or even a social worker.

I think another character that needed to support T more was Brian (Mirawa’s Boyfriend). Even though he tried to bond with T (and got rejected) he just left it at that and never tried again. I think he should of sat him down and talked about the current situation. He should of showed his genuine support and if he did that, I think T would of opened up more to Brian.

In conclusion, I think the show they performed was very heartfelt and had a deep meaning. They even gave us cards with the "What's Up" and "Kidsline" phone number for when situations like this happen.

Friday, 3 August 2018

What I learnt this Week🧠📝

Learn: I learnt to write Fraction problems correctly
Note: / = Divide

Basically, I have to make a post based on something I: Learn, Relearn or Continue to Learn. I chose to post something new I learnt, and that was to write Division Fractions properly.

Friday, 27 July 2018

Aquila and Priscilla

100 Words Challenge❗️

100 Words Challenge
Words: 139

Prompt: ...but I didn’t understand the instructions...
Challenge: We have to try and write a story with a hundred words.

Today in Maths Class, I got in trouble. “But I didn’t understand the instructions” I said to the Maths teacher when she asked me why I didn’t do the assignment. “Your instructions are so confusing,” I whined. “How am I supposed to know how to *reads off maths sheet* multiply the factor of X by the square root of Y?!

My teacher looked at me and asked in a cold voice ‘Why didn’t you ask someone to help you?” I thought about this question for a while before I could give her an answer, “I didn’t want to distract anyone during the test.” I smirked, I thought I was going to get away with not doing the test (on purpose) until my teacher said. “Go to the Peace Room.”

Friday, 6 July 2018

Family Tree🌳

Family Tree Art

We started doing our family trees at the start of term two. 
I found this art pretty difficult because there were a lot of stages to it. I didn't add all my family members, I just added my siblings and my mum, and her parents.

Solar Power☀️

Solar Power - Inquiry
(Aaliyah & Claudia)

Last week, our class was assigned to create a presentation with a group about Solar Power, Hydro Power or Wind Power.
We chose to do Solar Power because it sounded interesting.
Yesterday, we presented our work in front of the whole class and we were rated by our teacher, Mrs Lauchlan. We got 69/100
I was very proud of Claudia and I, I think the only thing we needed to work on was talking about our slide, not reading it.

I hope you enjoy our presentation about Solar Power!

Friday, 29 June 2018

Geometry Stop Motion Movie

Geometry Stop Motion Movie
(Aaliyah, Stella & Ewan)

Today, we had a learning assembly. So basically what we did is showcase our learning throughout this term. Everyone in my class were put into 3 groups and were assigned to create a stop motion about a certain subject, eg: Art, Holy Spirit etc. 
Our subject was Geometry.
Our video is very short because we spent a lot of time wasted on the map and coloring it in, but I still hope you enjoy it. 🌈

Friday, 15 June 2018