Thursday, 31 August 2017

Word Problems

In today's maths class we finished and started a whole presentation about Word Problems. We had to solve each word problem and then show how we got out answer. Something I think I need to word on is Fraction word problems, read my presentation to find out what our maths class learnt. 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Geometry Rockets

In maths class today we focused on Geometry and seeing things from a variety of perspectives. We were given the task to create a rocket out of cubes and take various photos of the rocket from a side, front , top and perspective view. We then put our images into our presentation. Take a look through this presentation to find out more about views and perspectives. 

Tuesday, 29 August 2017


Today in Literacy class we were given the task to post our advertisement poster plan on to our blog. We were spilt into groups and given different posters. Our task was to state down the things that were good about the poster. Each group presented there work to the class and told stated what they all wrote down.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Geometry Work

WALT:1) Draw a 2D representation of a 3D model
2) Draw a plan for the side, front and top view of a 3D model.

In today's math class we started doing Geometry.  We were given the task to draw a 2D representation of a 3D rocket made out of cubes. A part of our task was to take pictures of the rocket from 3 different perspectives (Top, Front & Side) views. We then put our photos into our presentation and carried on with our work on Geometry.

While we were doing our geometry work Mrs Ilaoa took photos of the class doing there work so we had evidence to put on our blog. I look forward do doing geometry this week because it is something I have never done before and I am willing to learn about it. 

Here is a photo of my groups work and what we did.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

GEGNZ Sudent Summit @ Ormiston junior College

Today the Yr 7 & 8 extension group got the oppurtunity to attend the GEGNZ Student Summit at Ormiston Junior College. More then 400 students from around Auckland attended this wonderful event. We did a variety of different workshops throughout the school that were based mostly on Technology. 

Our extension group was one of the very first schools to arrive so we got the chance to look around there amazing school. Once we arrived we entered the auditorium where the Ormisiton Junior College students gave us some house keeping rules. Then we got into our 2 groups. Our extension group was spilt into 2, we had a PENN group and a Scratch group. Each group got to present and also go to other workshops. 

The day started off at the school auditorium where we gathered with all schools to talk about the event and house-keeping rules. Once that was completed we then moved on to either present or do a workshop. It was time for my group (PENN) to present. In our presentation we taught the students about how we do our news network at school and how it operates. 

Meanwhile the other group (Scratch) were doing workshops taught by other students from different schools. Once both groups were done presenting we both we around to the workshops.

Overall I enjoyed the GEGNZ Student Summit. I enjoyed learning things from other schools. I think that the event was really enjoyable and it taught me a variety of things.  

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Term 2 Reflection

Have you ever had to create a game using code? 
For the past 10 weeks (whole term) Presayus, Yvonne and I have been creating a game using code based on space. Mrs Lagitupu gave us the task to create a space game using code from what we knew from the previous term. Personally I felt that this task was pretty challenging because I am not the best coder ad I don't have as much knowledge as the others. 

Beginning the game was quite easy. It was a simple first level but as we moved up in levels it became harder and harder. It started off by creating our sprites and backdrops for the game. Then we had to start coding to move our sprite and eventually it became an actual game.

My group faced quite a bit of challenges. We had problems throughout our whole game. Luckily we had Zoe and some of the other students to help us with our game. I think level three was the one with the most challenges by far.

The highlight of last term would have to be actually creating a game because I don't think I would ever be able to make a game. I felt like term two went really slow which means there were more problems and challenges. Overall I actually enjoyed term three and I enjoyed creating a space game with Yvonne and Presayus