Monday, 11 December 2017

Mr Patterson

Today Mr Patterson came to our school with a special guest Raenan, to talk about his experience in college. Raenan set a goal. It was to become head boy at Tamaki college. And a few years later at prize giving Raenan got the chance to accomplish his goal to become deputy head boy, it's not what he wanted but it's close to it . 

After Mr Patterson finished interviewing Raenan Mr Patterson started talking about many things but the most inspiring one was "Taking advantage of the opportunities". This means when ever someone gives you and opportunity to do something special just take it. 

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Decimals Introduction

This week we have been working out room 3 maths task. Today we had to expand the number, write numbers in word form and did some word problems.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Test Practice week 3

Time for decimals

WALT - Use different strategies to solve addition and subtraction word problems AND decimal addition and subtraction.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Jacks mother and the beanstalk.

Once upon a time there lived a boy named Jack. Jack lives in a small country with his mom. Everyday Jack would play with his friends and let his mother do all the chores. Jack and his mother were very rich. They would buy everything like a new car every week, lots of planes and even new clothes everyday.

Jack’s mother pondered around the house, and all of a sudden she hears a knock on the door. She opened the door and observed a man with three cows, (very strange cows). The strange man asked, “I'll trade you three magical cows for 5 thousand dollars”. So the mother agreed and traded the money for the three magical cows.

She kept them in the shed for the night. The next morning she found poop on the floor. But the very odd thing about them was, it was glowing. She scooped them up with a shovel and took it outside, she grabbed the hose and washed it out, and out came three magical beans.  

Jack's mother took it inside and started cooking mince, mashed potatoes and carrots. Jack then just got home from his friends house and spotted something different about his food. There were glowing beans in it. Jack then told his mother “I'm not hungry, i’m tired and want to go sleep”

His mother started eating and the next day she never woke up. When Jack walked into his mother's room he saw a gigantic beanstalk coming out of her stomach. And that's the end of Jack’s Mother and the beanstalk.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Word problems

Today we have been learning about word problems. We have to read the question and answer it on a new slide. Hope you enjoy my word problems. Feel free to comment.

Monday, 6 November 2017

The Rules

Last week we have been reading a story called The Rules. We had to read the book and found out the rules about the orchestra. There are four part of the orchestra 1 woodwind, 2 Strings 3. Brass and 4 percussion section.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Word problems

Room 4 maths class has started of with word problems. We had to answer fraction and decimals question.  Here is my presentation that I have finished. 

Special guest

Today we had a special talk with Andrew Patterson about our future and other Inspirational things. The thing that I found important was  A + I = M. This means Aspiration what you want to do in the future , Inspiration who inspires you and Motivation.  This is amazing because I will need to think about my Aspiration, Inspiration and who motivates me. 

Friday, 27 October 2017

How to be a Role Model.

Role models are always around us. Like the person next to you, your teachers and even famous people. Here are a few steps to become a role model.    

Step one  to being a good role model is by respecting the people around you. If you don’t respect the people around you they will most likely start to dislike you. But if you respect the people around you, you will create new bonds and friendships between them.
The second step is to always be positive, calm and confident in yourself. You don't want someone that always puts you down and does not agree with anyone's opinions. Everybody loves a happy and cheerful person that’s always confident in their work.  

And lastly choosing the right over the wrong. This has to be one of the many things people struggle to do. People are sometimes tempted to choose the wrong over the right, and then they tend to end up in a bad spot. But when you choose to do the right thing.

Well there you have it my three simple steps in becoming a good role model.

Thursday, 19 October 2017


Walt: Solve multiplication and division problems using reversibility
This week we have been learning how to solve a multiplication and division problems using reversibility. This task was very complicated for me and my friends.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Manaiakalani Slow motion 2017 Room 1.

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Finally our annual Maniakalani Film Festival is coming!! Ever sin
ce 2007, Pt England School has been apart of Manaiakalani Film Festival. 

Room 1 is making a video about things in slow motion. Like water balloons thrown at our face, Smashing glass, Spitting water at each others faces and even throwing a water balloon at someones stomach.

My part was with my two best friends. (TJ and Flyn) We had to go down on our knees, looking staunch waiting for the water balloons to be thrown. When they finished throwing the water balloons at us, I was very exited because I got it over and done with.

The making of this video was very funny and I would love to do this again.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Cross Country

Image result for cross countryOn your marks, Get set, Go!! Everyone started sprinting as fast as they could trying to catch up to Siaosi But they couldn't. I even tried myself but I couldn't. After one lap I tried not to give up so I kept on going taking my time.. A few minutes later I was almost at the finish Line. So I quickly ran threw the gate and then threw the park. And then everyone started to cheer my name. Go Judah! Your almost there, You can do it. I had finally finished Coming 9th place.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Speech and reflection

Recently I did a speech if front of my class about why kids should get paid to go to school. My teacher Mr Wiseman recorded us while we were presenting our speech. The next task was for us to do a reflection about our speech and how we felt during it.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Jack No Name.

This week we have been reading a novel called Jack No Name. We had to find out what this book is about and how this inspires us. So we had to write about the different stuff we found in this book.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Tenths and Hundredths presentation

This week we have been learning about tenths and hundredths. We were learning how to write decimals as words and to find there partners in fractions.        

Monday, 3 July 2017

Extension work.

See if you can solve these word problems. Show how you worked it out!! (use brackets to expand numbers)

This week we have been learning how to solve a stage 7 strategy, I had to explain how I got my answer in brackets.

  1. It rained 1.35 inches on Saturday and 1.98 inches on Sunday. How much did it rain on Saturday and Sunday combined? 3.33

  1. There were 7.6 litres of water in Jacob's bathtub. Then 2.9 litres drained out. How much water is left in the bathtub? 4.7
7.6 - 2.9 = 4.7
(0.7 - 0.2 = 0.5) + (.6 - .9 = 0.3)  

  1. A carpenter bought a piece of wood that was 6.15 meters long. Then he sawed 2.14 meters off the end. How long is the piece of wood now? 4.01
6.15 - 2.14 = 4.01
(60 - 20 = 40) + (0.1 - 0.1 = 0) + (.5 - .4 = .1)

  1. A chef bought 4.2 kilograms of almonds and 7.8 kilograms of pecans. How many kilograms of nuts did the chef buy in all? 12
4.2 + 7.8 = 12
(40 + 70 = 110) + (0.2 + 0.8 = 1)

  1. It snowed 8.9 inches on Monday and 3.9 inches on Tuesday. How much did it snow on Monday and Tuesday combined? 12.8
8.9 + 3.9 = 12.8
(80 + 30 = 110) + (0.9 + 0.9 = 1.8)

  1. It rained 0.97 cm on Monday. On Tuesday, it rained 0.4 cm less than on Monday. How much did it rain on Tuesday? READ CAREFULLY-THIS ONE WILL TRY AND TRICK YOU!  1.05

0.97 - 0.4 = 1.05
(0 - 0 = 0) + (0.9 - 0.4 = 0.5) + .7

  1. Omar spent Saturday picking berries at a berry farm. In the morning, he picked 3.61 kg of berries. In the afternoon, he picked 2.4 kgs. How many pounds of berries did Omar pick in all? 6.01
3.61 + 2.4 = 6.01
(30 + 20 = 50) + (0.6 + 0.4 = 1) + .1

  1. A bee colony produced 0.91 pounds of honey, but bears ate 0.9 pounds of it. How much honey remains? 0.01
0.91 - 0.9 = 0.01
(0 - 0 = 0) + (0.9 - 0.9 = 0) + .9

  1. Oscar bought 5.87 pounds of melon and 3.18 pounds of cherries. How much fruit did he buy in all? 9.05
5.87 + 3.18 = 9.05
(50 + 30 = 80) + (0.8 + 0.1 = 0.9) + (.7 + .8 = 1.5)

  1. Vince mixed 0.8 grams of salt into a pot of soup he was cooking. Before he served the soup, Vince added 0.25 grams of salt. How much salt did Vince put into the soup in all? 1.05
0.8 + 0.25 = 1.05

(0 + 0 = 0) + (0.8 + 0.2 = 1) + .5

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Speech writing

WALT: Capture our audiences attentions with our speeches

This week we have been working on a speech introduction about any topic you liked. This activity was hard but I thought more and finished it off. This activity we had to use three things in our speech, 1 a powerful statement ,2 A question and 3 a personal story. 

Monday, 26 June 2017

Math problems.

WALT add and subtract numbers involving decimals
Make sure you show how you worked it out! Using brackets ( ) to expand numbers out

  1. 3.4 + 6.7 = 10.1
(3 + 6 =9) (0.4 + 0.7= 1.1)

  1. 12.8 + 9 =21.8
(12+9=21) (0.8+0.0=0.8)

  1. 23.2 + 38.5 = 61.7
(20+30=50)(3+8=11) (0.2+0.5=0.7)

  1. 10 + 0.7 = 10.7
(10+0=10) (0.0 + 0.7=0.7)

  1. 47.5 + 61.8 =109.3
(40+60=100)(7+1=8) (0.5 + 0.8=1.3)

  1. 18 + 4.8 =22.8
(10+0=10)(8 + 4=12) (0.0 + 0.8=0.8)

  1. 33.5 + 7.6 = 41.1

  1. 68 + 12.3 =80.3

  1. 19.5 + 19.5 =39

  1. 172 + 17.2 = 189.2

  1. 23.3 + 4.4 = 27.7

  1. 101 + 110.1 = 211.1


  1. 8.3 - 6.6 = 2.3

  1. 13.7 - 9 = 4.7

  1. 29.9 - 10.5 = 19.4

  1. 10 - 4.7 = 6

  1. 40.4 - 1.9 =39.5

  1. 11.6 - 3.8 =8.2

  1. 37.2 - 3.1 =34.1

  1. 68.4 - 22.3 =46.1

  1. 30 - 17.5 = 13.05

  1. 262 - 26.2 = 236

  1. 503.3 - 54.4 =449.1

  1. 903 - 130.8 = 773.3
(903 - 130 =773)(0.0-0.3=0.3)

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Persuasive reading texts

Walt: identify language features in persuasive texts.

Today I have been working on Persuasive Reading Texts. For persuasive reading, we had been reading and listening to a young man named Martin Luther King Jr. Martin was very famous for speaking up and saying I have a dream. His dream was to make peace with the white people.

The great marble challenge.

Last week we are reading a texted called the great marble challenge. We had to read threw the text and fill in this activity. I thought they would fail this challenge but they didn't.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Statistics Maths

WALT - Identify and uses tenths to make numbers

This weeks task we are learning about Statistics. We had to Identify the uses of tenths to make numbers. We had to use graphs, Percentages, Decimals and Fractions to solve out our learning. The graphs showed us what we had to solve and work out on our own way.

Monday, 12 June 2017


WALT: Recognise tenths
This week our learning intention was to focus on recognising tenths and fractions and their similarities between one another.  

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Popsicle Decimals

WALT:Use tenths

This weeks task we are learn about decimals. In our task we had to use popsicle sticks in our learning.  

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

All in the family.

This week's maths assignment is all in the family. I had to discuss our work with my friend and we found out that our class that theirs 44 brothers in our class and 43 sisters.

  1. The line graph.
  2. The pie graph
3.  A. No because all of the girls has less than boys.
1 True
2. False
3. True
4. True
5. True
6. True
7. False
2. I have discussed with a friend and I found out that my class total of brothers has 44 and the total of sisters in our class has 43 and only 1 person has no brothers or sisters.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Complex sentences

Last weeks writing we have been working about complex sentences. In slide three we had to highlight the independent clause blue and the dependent clause red. This activity was hard but fun at the same time.

Sniff Swing Swipe.

This week we have been learning about sniff swing and swipe. This is about animals being kept in zoos. Children around the community's have been taking part in making fun inventions for the Keas. We also created our own invention in our google drawings. Here is my inventions.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Simple, compound complex Sentences

Walt: Identify and use simple, compound and complex sentences.
This working lesson we have been learning how to make our own compound, complex and simple sentences. The green represents the simple,The blue represents the compound and the red represents the complex.

2 years ago there was a boy called Harry. Harry was the only child and he was always lonely. He would have everything in the world but one thing friendship. Harry wished to be with friends for years.  He tried and tried but still no friends. After 1 year his mum finally decided to let him go to an ordinary school because of his good education work. On his first day harry was so excited because this was his first time going to school.  harry went inside his new school. While the day past harry made two new friends Tom and Dez.  When the day was over his dream came true.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Too much telly

This week we have been learning to interpret our graphs and also how to use those graphs in our work.

Answer below:

1: the three girls watch more tv

2: the sore changes everyday

3: No because Jessie and nina did the least amount of work then ruka

Answer questions below:
1: I pick both classes because they both have the same amount of people doing homework and the same with watching tv.

2: Yes they watch too much tv then doing homework

Friday, 5 May 2017

Advice column

This weeks task was to give advice about Chindogu. I have learnt lots of things like the tenets of chindogu and what chin and dogu mean. This task was very hard but fun at the same time.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Choice squares math's

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This weeks task we had to  do statistics for our maths work. It was really challenging and it was also fun at the same time.

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Monday, 1 May 2017

What I'm looking forward to this term.

This term I am looking forward to play 15's rugby for the school. We will be playing kings prep, Dilworth, Saint Kentigerns Remuera, Saint Kentigerns Pakuranga, Sacred Heart and more. This year is my second time playing 15's for the school. I cant wait until we get back on the field again.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Place value partitioning

In week 2 we were learning about place value partitioning.