Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Crossword Puzzle on Inferences

Today we had to do a crossword puzzle using our inferences vocabulary. We used a website called It was really easy as I just used the dictionary and changed the definition to make it easier.

The Our World Show

On Thursday the 25th of May a select group of students attended the science roadshow. The last thing that we attended was the our world show. In this show, they showed us the all of the different gadgets that wouldn't work with out the world working with it. For example an x-ray wave is below the visible wave in the electromagnetic spectrum, however just become we can't see something doesn't mean that it is not there so people use x-ray machines which pretty much are just more powerful eyes so they can see the waves passing through. There are also machines that do the same thing for ultra violet waves and infrared waves

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

What am I? Personifaction Poem

WALHT: write a poem using personification

As I am punched
With a tightly clenched fist
I rush through the air
With a breeze trying to stop me

Then gravity pulls me down
It keeps on dragging me down
Then all of a sudden
I am hit with a forearm

I feel the same rush flying through the air
I feel fingers and hands all over me
I hit the ground with the force of a falling wrecking ball
I hear screaming and cheering as I am just laying there in wait

What am I?

Written by Zain and Harrison

Expanding Metal Experiment

On Thursday the 25th of May a select group of students attended the science roadshow. One of the experiments was a expanding metal experiment. Where you had to blow dry some metal rods with a hair dryer and you would see that the scale showed that the metal was getting heavier and heavier because it was expanding. This showed that when metal is put under high heat then metal expands.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Hand Kettle Investigation

On Thursday the 25th of May a select group of students attended the science roadshow. One of the experiments was a hand kettle experiment. Where you had to put your hands around a hour glass shaped object on the bottom then if you looked at the top you could see that it was bubbling. This showed that the human hands carry enough heat to boil some liquids.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Rugby Game

Yesterday, Marist Eastern under thirteen restricted (weight for under thirteens it is 55kgs and under), played against Marist St Pieters. It was our first game since we had a scrum training session.  If you looked at our first scrum of the season to our latest you can see that we are scrummaging completely differently. We are all pushing together and not just relying on the front row, which I am in playing tighthead prop (number 3). I received the player of the day award  from my forwards coach Paul (in the picture)which is a buy 1 get 1 free dominos pizza voucher for my good scrummaging and rucking. If we could just get a bit more practice with the locks, flankers and number 8 then I believe that we would have a very strong scrum with lots of power.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Light Blocker Investigation

On Thursday the 25th of May a select group of students attended the science roadshow. One of the experiments was a light blocker experiment. Where you had to look into a box when the lid was closed which blocked out all of the light and then you did it again with the lid open so that light would come in. This showed that you can't see anything without, it also showed that we need light otherwise life would become really hard.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Chemical and Physical Changes

On Thursday the 25th of May a select group of students attended the science roadshow. The first thing that we attended was the physical and chemical show. In this they showed us the difference between physical and chemical changes. A chemical change is when you change something that makes something new usually with no chance to be reversed and a physical change is when you change something and it still stays the same but can also be reversed.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Migration of Māori

Ms. Maude says...

If we dive deep into Maori history you will find the story of Kupe and how he was responsible for finding Aotearoa. Kupe hailed from Hawaii. He liked octopuses, but here was on particular octopus that he chased all around the pacific. When he landed though, he landed one the north island of Aotearoa. As it had got no current inhabitants is was available to anyone that wanted it as their homeland. So he sailed back to Hawaii and informed 7 chiefs that he has found land. Then they set off heading for Aotearoa. They traveled to Aotearoa but when they had reached it the Chief of the Te Arawa waka informed the Chief of the Tainui waka that they had lost their navigator so they would have to use their's Ngatoroirangi.

Friday, 19 May 2017

This book would appeal to...

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I would recommend this book to me because my mum, my dad and my brother appeal to would not enjoy it. As the are far older than the target audience which I think is 8-12 year olds. Also, this is a really good book to learn alliteration fromas there is an example on almost every page.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Turnover Making

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  • 55.5g of pastry
  • 51g of apples
  • 20 g of brown sugar
  • 15g of sultanas

  1. Cut up a desired amount of apples
  2. Cut an equal amount of pastry
  3. Place apples in pastry
  4. Dust with brown sugar
  5. Add sultanas
  6. Fold from corner to corner making a triangle
  7. Use a fork and make lines starting from the point
  8. Poke holes in the top
  9. Pour a teaspoon of milk over the top
  10. Dust with brown sugar
  11. Bake for 20-25 minutes
  12. Enjoy

I learnt that you need to measure precisely because baking uses a lot of chemical reactions so if you are of by a couple of milligrams it won’t work properly.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Healthy Lunch Math Diagram

Walht:Work out the  outcomes.
On tuesday the 9th we went to the AUT millennium center where we were provided with a healthy lunch from nestle. With this information we made a tree diagram showing all the possible outcomes.
In total there were 24 options with the 2 different wraps (spinach and wholemeal) the 3 different meats (tuna, chicken and ham) and the 4 different salads(lettuce, tomato, cucumber and capsicum).

Monday, 15 May 2017

Water Safety and Kyaing

On Tuesday the 9th we went to the AUT Millennium Center. One of the activities that we did was water safety and kayaking. I own my own kayak and take it out regularly. I really enjoyed the day. Thank you to nestle for organizing the day.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Rock Climbing

On May 9th 2017 we went to the millennium stadium. The instructor for rock climbing was Kiri. She was actually really kind. I did struggle a bit at first but then I started to get better. If I could I would love to go back. Thank you Nestle for sponsoring the event.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Evil Twin

“Robbery down at Central City Bank,” yelled Detective West as he bolted down the stairs.
“Get the command unit down there, pronto!” yelled a police officer who also scurried down the stairs. Detective West rushed to Central City bank going as fast as a cheetah. Down  a huge crowd had formed. The command unit was already there cutting people off and clearing out the bank. Victor Mcintosh walked out in handcuffs accompanied by two officers. Victor Mcintosh, a well known doctor who discovered how to create the V9 serum made himself billions.
“We got him boss, he was the only one in there and when we found him cowering in a corner. He had two different backpacks full of golden bars,” yelled one of the officers with rather croaky voice.

The police officer shoved Victor into the police car. While this was all going on Harrison was sitting in front of his tv eyes glued to screen. He had just watched Victor been taken out of the bank and he couldn't help noticing the remarkable resemblance between the two of them. Harrison knew that Victor was innocent (Harrison’s day job was a lawyer), so he spent the next few days preparing facts and eyewitness statements. Even though Victor had a lawyer he was going to enter the courtroom and prove his innocence.

The next day was the court case and Harrison got dressed up in his suit and headed off to the courthouse. He went right in and started proving Victor to be innocent. At the end of the case the bank showed CCTV footage showing that Victor had got quite heated then took the gold that was right next to him then the camera cut out. However, Judge Wells believed that Victor was innocent, but that Harrison was guilty! So he was sentenced to five years in prison! He had to think of another plan.

Harrison asked that the Crime Scene Investigation Unit be sent down to the bank to investigate and so they did. The police had to shut down the bank so the the Crime Scene Investigation Unit lead by Wallie Wellsbury could work. They found some pretty interesting secrets like the safe lock which was frozen shut and burn mark all over the floor and walls. However, the strangest thing was hail stones weighing one hundred kg over all of the weighted pressure plates which coincidently was the weight of everything that was stolen.
“Whoever, did this is either a metahuman or a really weird meteorologist obsessed with their work,” said Wallie Wellsbury in a very sarcastic voice. “I am pretty sure that Harrison didn’t do any of this so I guess that we can set him free.”

The next day Harrison was let out even though he had only been in there for a week it felt like he had been in there for a year. Harrison went straight home and took a long and comfy nap on his own bed. Harrison realized that none of the would have happened if he hadn't stuck his nose where it didn’t belong.

Sacrifice Needed For This Job

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This article showed up in the NZ Herald and I totally agree with this poster because phones are ruining people's lives. The average 20-25 year-old spends nearly 5 hours a day on a phone! That is way too much. Basically, if you get a job you are expected to do the job. You get paid to actually work not to turn up then go one your phone. However, there has to be some liberty if there is an emergency because if there isn't your house could be on fire and you wouldn't be able to be contacted because you are prohibited from accessing your phone.

Friday, 5 May 2017

My Learning for This Week

Is it a prime number

Walht: assign probabilities to simple events using fractions and percentages.

Today I was learning to assign probabilities to a game played with 2 10 sided dice. I played with Heather. We had to roll the dice, find the sum and determine whether it was a prime number. We alternated rolling the dice. We did this 20 times. We recorded our score in the outcomes column. Of the 20 attempts, we were successful 6 times. So the probability is 6/20 as a simple fraction and 30% as a percentage. Since we did similar games this week I have a better understanding of probability. Next, I ‘d like to try with a higher number of outcomes.