Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Whats the difference between? DECIMALS

Walt:Find more than one way to solve a problem
Task Description: Our task was to complete the presentation given to us by our teacher. In our presentation we are learning about how we can solve problems with subtraction and addition.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Letter To People Of Canterbury

To whom it may concern,
I am so sorry that you were involved in this tragic accident. I send my condolences to the families whose family members passed away. I am really sorry to the families who were robbed during this time too. I pray the you will all be safe during this sad time, I pray that the lord will be with you and I pray that your families are all well. I hope that your homes and families will soon be fixed and all together. I hope that you will be able to continue your life happily. Hopefully you are all safe and well.

I just want to let you know that I am here for you all through this rough time. Please don't be sad.  My prayers go out to you all. Please keep this in your mind. Know that I am here for you all and that I hope you are all safe. If I was rich and older I would buy as many supplies as I can to help you all as you are in need of food and water. I hope you are all safe, with your family.

Yours Sincerely

Wednesday, 16 November 2016


WALT: Solve these various problems using the most efficient strategies.
Task Description:Our task was to create a poster for Year 4 students on what angles are. We had to name the angle, put an image of an angle and add a description of an angle too. Here I have created a poster showing what angles are. Hope you enjoy

Friday, 4 November 2016

Instruction Writing

Rewriting Instructions

Pick up an egg, gently hit it against the side of a bowl and empty the contents into a clean bowl.
Get your egg and crack it on the side of the bowl. Then put the egg into the bowl.
Open the fridge and take out the butter. Take off the lid. Get a knife and use it to scoop some butter. Rub the knife onto the toast.
Get your butter out of the fridge. Get a knife and scoop up some butter then put the butter onto the toast and smoothen it out.
Hold the two shortest sides of paper and bend them together. Squeeze them so that the paper is now in half.
Get the two shortest sides of the paper and make a crease halfway, then squeeze the crease so it is now folded in half.
When you hear the sound of the whistle, move one leg in front of the other as quickly as you can.
When the whistle blows put one leg in front of the other as fast as you can.
When player One had rolled the die, they should hand it to player Two, who should then roll it too. The person with the highest score moves their counter first.
When the first player rolls the die they give it to the next player who then rolls the die again. The player who has the highest score moves their counter first.

If you want to turn on the computer, look for the round, lack power button and press it once.
When you are turning a computer on look for the button at the back and press once.
Hold the handles of the scissors and cut along the dotted line, making sure you don’t hurt yourself.
Hold the scissors carefully and cut on the dotted line. Don't hurt yourself.
Before you start mixing the ingredients, switch on the oven and turn the dial to 140 degrees.
Before you combine the ingredients turn your oven onto 140 degrees
Take the lid off the glue stick and rub the glue on the tab, being careful not to get any glue on your clothes.
Get the glue stick and take of the lid. Then rub some glue on the tab. Don't get any on your clothes.
When you have planted your seed, pick up the pot and move it it near to a window where it will get lots of sunlight.
Once you've planted the seed move the pot to a window so it can get lots of sunlight

Fizzy Drink and Mentos Experiment

Title - Fizzy Drink and Mentos Experiment
Purpose: What do you want to learn/find out?
Which drink has the biggest reaction with mentos?

Hypothesis: Try to predict the answer to the problem. Another term for hypothesis is ‘educated guess’. This is usually stated like ” If I…(do something) then…(this will occur)
My group thought that L & P or Diet coke would have the best reactions of them all.

Materials: List everything you will need to conduct your experiment.
5 mentos for each drink. L & P, Diet coke, coke, pepsi, fanta, 7 up,

Experiment procedure: The fun part! Design a test or procedure to confirm or disprove your hypothesis. Write down each step so that someone else could do the same experiment.
1.Get a variety of fizzy drinks and a few packets of original mentos
2.Then you tape 5 pieces of mentos to each drink lid
3.Then pull the tape of. This makes the mentos fall into the drink.

Friday, 16 September 2016


Walt:Identify Ratios
Task Description:Our task was to answer the questions given to us by our teacher. The thing we were learning that week was Ratios. Hope you enjoy.

The Black Death

Walt:Compare and Contrast
Task Description:Our task was to fill out the questions given to us from our teacher. We collected our information from a video which is linked on the front page. Here we are learning about the Black Death. Once we filled the questions out we had to make a flow chart of the Black Death and how it spreads.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Algorithm Learning

WALT:  Use an algorithm to multiply by a 1 digit multiplier
            Use an algorithm to multiply by a 2 digit multiplier

Task Description: This week I have learnt how to use an algorithm to solve my multiplication problems. In this presentation I have given you the answers and solved it out as well. Here is my learning. 

Silicon Valley

Walt:Identify features of explaining writing

Today we had two special guests from Tamaki College to come and talk to us about their learning trip to Silicon Valley, San Francisco U.S.A. The two boys were selected from a number of teenagers to go to Silicon Valley to learn. There names are Siosaia Tukuafu and Gabriel Inia.

The two students were selected from a number of Kiwi students to go on a learning journey. The places they went to were Alcatraz prison, Google, Microsoft, Khan Academy, Xero, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Kiwi landing Pad,Yelp, IDEO, Book Track and Stanford University. The boys also got to visit the Golden Gate Bridge.

Gabe’s favourite places were Khan Academy and Alcatraz prison. Saia’s favourite places were Facebook and Stanford University. While they were talking we were allowed to ask questions. Someone asked what are you going to be doing in the future. Saia’s answer was “In the future I want to be a Civil Engineer and an Architec. Gabe’s answer was “To be honest I’m not sure what I want to do in the future because I’m focusing on school work for now”.   

Overall I think that there talk was cool. It taught me a lot of things and motivated me to try my best in college to maybe go to Silicon Valley myself.

Task Description: Our task was to write about Saia and Gabe's talk about their learning journey to Silicon Valley.

Muscle Fatigue

Identify the information that supports the main idea of the text.

Task Description: Our task was to create a presentation or google drawing describing what we learnt about Muscle Fatigue.

Immersion Assembly

WALT:Identify features of explanation writing

Monday, 15 August 2016

Book Review

Task Description: Our task was to write a presentation explaining what we learnt from reading a specific book. Here I have chosen a book named Island Of the White Spear.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Why do our muscles get tired?

Walt:Identify the information that supports the main idea of the text.

Task Description: Our task was to write down what muscle fatigue is and how we get it. By reading the text I found out a lot about muscle fatigue. Once we filled in all the questions we had to create a poster showing facts about what we learnt. 

Monday, 27 June 2016

My Horror Story

Walt:Manage ourselves and our time to complete a piece of writing

It was a cold misty night in the Middleton family home. The family were watching T.V peacefully as they heard a noise in the kitchen. The dad Darrion went to go and see what that noise was, but there was nobody there. The fruit bowl was on the ground, all the fruit has spilt out of the bowl and the bowl was smashed.

Later that night the mother of baby Lisa put her to bed. Lisa’s parents also went to bed later that night. During the night Lisa’s parents heard her crying. They didn’t think it was bad so they went back to sleep.

Later that night Lucia heard Lisa cry again so she went to go and check on her. She opened Lisa’s door and Lisa was not there. Her mother then screamed and the father woke up. Her father ran into the room and started to look for baby Lisa. “Lisa is gone” her dad said. I think our house is haunted, there might be ghosts, or even someone in the house. Nothing else happened after that.

During the year they got investigators to look in there house to see if anything or anyone was there. The investigators said nothing was there so they carried on with life. A few months after that they had another child. His name was Charlie. Charlie had a happy life until he was 3,  he was taken away from the ghost. Late at night the parents of the children heard 2 little voices singing “Hush little baby don't you cry, your gonna have a sweet little life”.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Global Warming

WALT: - Identify an issue within a area of discussion.
               - Participate in group work and discussions


Task Description: Our task was to do a poster about Global Warming. Our earth is at risk because the sea level is rising, the ice is melting and the sun is getting closer and hotter than usual. Did you know that 2016 is the hottest year so far. 

Friday, 17 June 2016

How the ice is melting

WALT: - Identify an issue within a area of discussion.
   - Participate in group work and discussions

Task description:Our task was to do a poster showing you how the ice is slowly melting. This week my task was to find out how the ice was melting so fast. Here is what I found out.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016


Walt:I can recognize and understand the connections between oral, written and visual.
-Identify language features within poetry


Task Description:Our task was to write 3 poems. We had to make these up by ourselves.

Monday, 13 June 2016

The Gestapo's Most Wanted

Walt:Analyse the text

Task Description: The task was to analyse the text. We were given a piece of text to read through and find out the answer to our question. Here is my presentation. I hope you enjoy.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Mata i Pusi

Walt: Identify issues within the text

Task Description:The task was to identify issues within the text. We had to read a story about this then put the answers in the text. Here it is

iluminate Recount

Walt:Use the T.R.E.E structure to write a recount

We were lucky enough to have iluminate dance crew come to perform for us yesterday. Use the T.R.E.E structure table below to help you plan a recount telling readers about your experience.

Reveal - Who was involved? Where did it happen? When did it happen? Why did it happen? How?
Who:The 3 dancers of iLuminate
Where:In the school hall
When:Last week Tuesday
Why:Because someone thought our school was cool so they gave us a gift
How:A lady who was a visitor came to school and brang her friends to entertain us.
Events - what happened? In the order they happened.
First the classes came into the hall. Then Mrs Nua talked to us
Ending - How did it end? Final thoughts.

Start your writing here:
A few weeks ago Pt England School were given a wonderful performance from a group of dancers. The group who performed for us were iluminate. iluminate are a group of dancers from all over America (USA). Everyone was excited to hear that we were having a performance from this group. The whole school gathered in the hall for the amazing performance. Mrs Nua talked to us about this group. Mrs Nua then introduced a lady, this lady was the one that had got this group to perform for us.

As soon as they had there talk the lights were out. Everyone in the room were excited about that. The lights were out, then all you could see on the stage was a big person, a glowing person. You couldn't see there face or anything because they were wearing all black so they could glow in the dark. Once the first glowing figure was out, two people came in as well. The music then started to play. Once the group finished performing they came out and talked to the school. The selected Kapa Haka children did a performance for the group at the end. The group then learnt the NZ haka. They performed it too.

Once they had finished doing the Haka the school went back to their classes to get ready to head home. However the the Yr 7 & 8s stayed behind to ask the group some questions. Some of the questions were “Who inspired you to dance”, “ Can you do the dab” and more. When we finished asking questions we went back to class to pack up. Our day was amazing!

Task Description:Our task was to write about the group that came to perform for our school. We had to use the TREE structure to write this recount.

Venetia- POETRY

WALT: I can recognize and understand the connections between oral, written and visual language.
- Identify language features within poetry

Task Description: Our task for writing was to fill out the Poem presentation. We had to write things like Similes, Onomatopoeia, Metaphors and more.There were 3 poems for us to choose from. We had to pick the one we enjoyed the most and write down what we liked about it. Here is my Poem presentation. 

Friday, 20 May 2016

Wool and Nail Art!

Today we did Wool and Nail Art for our art rotations.  Alisha, Olivia and I created our art step by step using wood, nails , wool and a star stencil.

I enjoyed doing this because it was fun and interesting. I would do it again but I would change the star into something else. 

1. For our first step we hammered nails in a star shape onto our wood

2. For our second step we put the wool on our star. It looked like this.

Friday, 6 May 2016

Fun Week

Walt: Use a variety of interesting vocabulary to keep our readers engaged. 

On the last few days of Term 1 the Yr 8ś went to camp and the Yr 7ś stayed behind and had 3 fun days. On the first day of our fun week we watched a movie called Boys2men. We watched half of the movie on the first day. After the movie we wrote a brainstorm of the movie. 
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On the second day of our 3 fun days we watched the other half of the movie. When we watched the movie we also ate popcorn, we were given popcorn to make the movie more enjoyable. The movie was extra cool because it was made by one of our teachers Miss Muliaumasealii. Parts of it were filmed in Glen Innes and the other parts were filmed at James Cook High School and a big warehouse.  I enjoyed watching the movie because it taught me some things. 

On the last day of our 3 fun days we made flower blankets, and pasta bake. The cooking group started to make the food while the other children carried on with there flower blankets and other art. We made our flower blankets by using fake flowers, pins and mesh. After we completed our flower blankets we got ready to eat. Each of us were given a coke and a bowl of pasta bake. If you finished you were allowed to have 2nds, 3rds, 4ths or even 5ths. 

Overall I thought our fun week was GREAT. We had a fun time doing our arts and crafts. 

Monday, 11 April 2016

Problem Solving wk 9 & 10

This is our maths learning presentation for weeks 9 and 10. We are learning about fractions. Im not good at fractions but I still learnt from this

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Island Of The White Spear

WALT: Analyse how the  author's creates layers of meaning imagery, through figurative language, including analogy, symbolism and other literary devices.

This is my novel study from this term. The story I am reading is the Island of the white spear. The book is about a group of young people who go treasure hunting on a remote island. The trio go on a boat trip and come across this weird island. The trio are finally at the island. They  start to go searching for the treasure. As they are searching for the treasure the trio then come across a cave, they find several dead bodies...what could be next?!

Monday, 4 April 2016

Compare and Contrast

This is my Compare & Contrast of how me and my parents learnt at school. We had to do the differences and similarities of what we did at school. 

L.A Movie

L.A Movie from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

This is a movie made by extension group. Alexis, Lucy, Yvonne, Cameo and I created this movie so people can see what we do at Pt England. This movie is a MTV movie. In this MTV movie it shows you how we learn at Pt England and some of the things we do. The footage on this movie was out together by Lucy and Alexis, followed by the singing. The song we used in this movie is Happy- Pharell Williams. We changed the lyrics in the song to things we do here at PES. I hope you enjoy our movie!!!

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Visual Mihi

This is my Visual Mihi. This term we were given the task to do a Visual Mihi of yourself for your animation. 

In the middle is me. I am there for people to see and know who I am.

 On the top left hand corner there is a green flag with stars. That represents one of my cultures which is Cook Island.  There are 15 stars on the Cook Island flag. My other cultures are New Zealand, Maori and Tahitian.

On the top right hand corner there is a Cross. This is the Lords Cross. I have that there because I believe in the Lord. If you are good to the Lord the Lord is good to you.

On the bottom left hand there is a heart that has the word Family in it. I put that there because I Love my family dearly and always will. In my family I have 4 brothers that I love. I am the only girl in my family too.

Lastly on the bottom right hand corner there is a symbol of Music. The symbol is there because I enjoy listening to music. Listening to music makes me feel free.

I hope you learnt a bit about me. Hope you ENJOY!!!

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Wk 8 Maths

WALT: Use the 'part unknown' strategy to compare amounts.

This is my maths problem solving for week 8. We were given 3 questions to answer plus our practice work at the end

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Problem Solving Wk7

Walt:Use multiplicative strategies to solve problems 

This is my problem Solving from Wk 7. We were given questions to answer.


Sunday, 13 March 2016

Problem Solving Wk6

Walt:Use multiplicative strategies to solve problems
Learning:This week we have been learning about how to use multiplicative strategies. We were given 3 questions to answer using multiplication. Here is my working out. 

Friday, 11 March 2016

The Rejected Boy!

WALT:Add detail to our writing by using descriptive language and write stories with complete orientation, problem and resolution.
The Rejected Boy

Marcus is a little boy. He is 7 years old and is having a very hard time. Marcus is short for his age so he gets a bit mocked. Marcus has blonde hair like his father. Marcus goes to a small school located in Christchurch.

Marcus has never had a real friend. Marcus tried so hard to have that one friend. All he ever got was rejected. Marcus has always been an isolated child. If you try to talk to him he will stay quite. One day Marcus tried to find that one perfect friend but got rejected.
Walking as slow as a turtle Marcus approached the person he wanted to be friends with. With a softly spoken voice Marcus muttered ¨come play with me, I'm your bestfriend¨. As soon as he said that last word the person instantly screamed out ¨NO¨.

Marcus got so offended that he started to scream his head off. Throwing his arms in the air Marcus growled as loud as a lion. Stomping like an elephant Marcus stormed out of the classroom where he was to chill out.

Marcus decided to go for a stroll to let out the anger. Marcus was so full of anger that he walked as fast as a cheetah. With his bitter face on you could tell he was down.  As he calmed down he thought about friends. What are friends, he said to himself. Once he was calm he went back into his class.

Task Description:Our task was to write a narrative that is showing not telling. Here I have written about a little boy (Marcus). Marcus has been having a hard time lately trying to find friends. 

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Return Of The Moa

WALT:Understand new vocabulary

These few weeks we have been learning about New Zealands largest native bird the Moa. In our presentation we were given questions. The answers of those questions were in the text. Did you know that I know of 7 different Moa. They are:Bush Moa, Coastal Moa, Crested Moa, Eastern Moa, Giant Moa, Heavy-footed Moa and the Upland Moa. 

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Nga Pakanga o Aotearoa

WALT:Learn about Aotearoa around the time of the Treaty of Waitangi. Make inferences

This is my reading task from weeks 2-3. We were given the text and questions. We then had to answer those questions. All of the answers were in the text. 

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Maths Problem Solving

WALT:Solve whole unknown problems using 
Task Description:Our task was to do a presentation of our working out. We were given maths questions to answer and work out. i did these questions with my partner Lucy. Here is our work

Friday, 26 February 2016

Goldilocks and the three bears

WALT:Identify the features and structure of narrative writing
Orientation -  Three bears, Father bear, Mother bear and Baby bear. One naughty girl, Goldilocks.
Problem -  The naughty Goldilocks goes into the family's house and eats their food, sits on their chairs and sleeps on their beds.
Solution - Daddy bear gives Goldilocks a big growling and Goldilocks runs away.
Task Description:Our task was to write the features of the story of Goldilocks and the 3 bears.


Kia Orana, My name is Venetia and I am a year 7 student at Pt England School. I am 11 years old turning 12. I have 3 brothers and 1 one on the way, I am the only girl. My favourite food is Butter Chicken and Pizza. When I am not at school I like to spend time with my family and go to restaurants. My Best Friends are, Rosalina, Yvonne, Lani and Revival. My hobbies are playing sport such as Basketball and listening to music. One thing that I am looking forward to is our school FiaFia.