Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hope and Ana - Maths Algebra


a. How many sticks were needed to build the 5 fish patterns?  
b. How many sticks would you need to build 20 fish patterns? (See if you can work out how many without making the pattern)  
c. Explain how you worked this out.  
1 fish = 6 Sticks so 6 x 20 = 120 + the 2 sticks from the first fish tail.
d. In a spreadsheet create a table that shows how many sticks are needed for up to 20 fish.

Number of FishNumber of Sticks
e. How many sticks would there be in 42 fish?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Term 3 Holidays (End of Term 2, Beginning of Term 3)

I woke up to the sound of kittens running, ipad's beeping and noisy kids. I was going home today to pick up my older sister, older brother and Dad from the airport in Auckland. I had been in Tauranga for the week with my Mum’s twin sister and her family and my Mum and I were going home in time for the plane to land.

“Mum, are we going soon?” My Mum was in the kitchen eating her breakfast. “Yes, eat some breakfast, and then get everything that’s yours so we can pack the car.” So I sat down and ate before going back to my room. It wasn’t very hard, so I just needed to grab my pillow and make my bed.

When I had finished packing, I took my bag out to the car, while I was out there I heard my cousin asking her Mum if they could come with us so that they could come to the airport too. “Mum, Please, Please, Please can we go with them, I really want to pick Uncle up from the airport!” My cousin wasn’t going to stop there, she carried on until her Mum said, “Okay, you can go with them and I will bring the rest of the kids later on today okay?” She was so excited she ran into her room and started to pack straight away.

The passengers in the end were Sally my cousin, my youngest sister Jedida, my Mum and myself. The rest of them, were going to travel back later that day. So off we went, on our long three hour trip back to our home. During the ride, we stopped for lunch in Waihi and played on the park for a bit.

After we had arrived and unpacked the car, we started to clean up the house a bit because when the rest of the family arrived, including the ones on the plane, there were going to be 11 people in the house staying for a week. So we started to clean, clean, clean until they got there and when they got there, they started to clean as well!

Tick, Tick, Tick, I was in the kitchen watching the clock, it was only 12.00am and we were leaving at 1.00am because my Dad’s flight had been delayed. In the lounge, everyone was watching tv so I went to join them before I got ready to walk into the cold, cold winter night.

When we got to the airport, my Mum dropped me and Sally off at the entrance before she went to go and find a park. So Sally and I squished our way through the crowd to the actual waiting port. We looked up at the sign where it said, “Apia” and next to it, “Processing” So we knew that they could be there any minute. We saw lots of people come out before our first relative, it was our older cousin and he got through quick because he only had a carry on bag  so he didn’t have to get his bag or check it or anything.

Finally, the rest of our family got through and when they did, there were lots of hugs and lots of the same question, “How was it?” or “Did you have a good time?” So it was good that we could all come and welcome them home. Everyone was tired so we all packed into the car and started on of the shorter journeys of the day, on our way home.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Nikki and Ana Musical Instrument Instructions


Rubber Bands (Stretchy
Polystyrene Box (Or Cardboard Box)

  • Get the Rubber Bands

  • Stretch the Band

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  • Get the Polystyrene Box (cardboard box)

  • Wrap the Rubber Bands onto the cardboard box

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The Paper Flute

Piece of A4 Paper
Scotch tape

  • Get a piece of paper and roll it up into a tube fairly tight

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  • Scotch tape/rubber band the tube together

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  • Cut a hole an inch from the top

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  • A cm wide cut
  • Bend the inside layers down

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  • straws
  • tape
cut some straws and make it as long or short you want
tape around the straws

Nikki and Ana Musical Instrument Explanation

This is a movie Nikki and I made to explain how our musical instruments work. This is part of our instrument work that we have been doing over the term and there are some pieces of writing also on my blog about these instruments. 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Fifa World Cup Presentation

This is a presentation showing the facts that I have researched and learnt about the 2014 Fifa World Cup. There aren't very many questions there but there are a few. I hope you enjoy and maybe learn something new after reading this.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Term 2 Sound Animation

This is my animation for this term. It is about Sound and how it works. We have been learning about it all term and I hope you enjoy it and maybe learn something new:-)
I-pod Animation from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Term 2 2014 Reflection

Term 2 is nearly up and I have written something to show you what I have enjoyed, what I have achieved and what I hope to achieve in the terms ahead. This term hasn’t been the easiest term and the most exciting but I think I got through it alright.

My highlights for this term would have to be performing at the Waipuna Lodge with the Kapa Haka group. It was quite recent so it was a good way to end the term for me. Another highlight would have to be the dodgeball tournament that Class 3 organised. I have really got into the sport now and I really enjoyed played against the other classes. I think that it was a good way to create unity in our senior school by getting to know each other better.

I think the thing that I have enjoyed the least about this term is getting used to the senior school ways. Even though I have been in here for a term already, the real work started this term, and for me it is quite challenging. Next term, I hope to do more movie making and more I.T work because this term, I haven’t done as much as I would like to.

This term wasn’t one of my best terms at school, I think that I could have done much better if I focused a bit more. In this time, I have got closer to my friends and my friendships are much stronger which is great. I think that next term, I should sometimes sit away from my friends to catch up with my work so that I will have good friendships and good work at the same time.

Next term I am looking forward to working harder in all my subjects. For maths, I would like to learn more about proportion, percentages, ratios and also algebra. Reading and Writing is different, I think that if I just worked a bit harder then I would improve so much more. I look forward to the challenges and adventures ahead as a Yr 7 at Pt England School!