Tuesday, 27 May 2014

My Weekly Reflection

Guess what at Pt England school? It was samoan language week. We had really special guests that knows a lot of stuff about samoans.

There were lots of samoan prayers and beautiful samoan dance. Tamaki college was dancing proudly about samoan  language  week so was the people from our school. We were proud that they stood up and dance for their closure.   

Samoan is the second language that we speak in Auckland it is a proud language.        

Thursday, 15 May 2014


A long time a go in syracuse  ancient greece there was a great mathematician named   Archimedes. One day when he was taking a bath he discovered something life changing.  When he got in some  water got displaced and it over float over the bath tub.
Archimedes discovery got him thinking. He was so excited that he ran through  the streets without any cloth on shouting eureka ! eureka !  this meant I have found it in greek.  

He figure out  that if you put something in water and it is lighter then  the amount of water being displaced, the object will float. This is known as buoyancy or the Archimedes  principle. So if the object can float it is buoyant.     

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Basket boats

;Basket  Boats
1. Find Qui Nhon on a map.  Zoom out and take a screenshot of Qui Nhon and New Zealand on the map.

2. What job does Thanh want when he grows up?
When Thanh grows up he would like to be a fisherman like his father

3. Where is Qui Nhon?
Qui Nhon is on the southern coast of vietnam.

4. What is a thung chai?
thung chai are some boats made out of bamboo sticks.

5. List in order the jobs the children will do if there is an extra big catch of fish:

1.first the boys fetch the fresh fish with the thung chai
2. there mothers sell the fish on the warm sand
3. when theres an extra big catch the boys help them sort out the fish

6. How does the boat get its shape?
the boats get shape when they  use a mouv

7. What makes the thung chai stay together?
the thung chai can stay together when it is tied up with old and  flat bamboo

8. Why do they smear sticky resin over the thung chai?
they smear the sticky resin so that the basket boat is watertight

9. List three ways the thung chai can be used for.
- the tung chai could be made for a basket of collecting stuff
-the tung chai could be used for a hat in the summer

-the thung chai can be used for sailing

10. BLOGGING:  Use the photo you have found of Quin Nhon and post to your blog with a few sentences explaining what a thung chai is, and what it is use for.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Welcome back to Pt England

Have you heard Pt England school have just started term two? In the first day at assembly we had news. The news was we have a new topic and it is ‘I like to move it move it’. And guess what there were balloons everywhere!

The next thing was even more exciting we had team one two three four and five teachers doing a show about like to move it move it. My favorite one was team 4 because they were giving out chocolate fish and some small rugby balls. But only the people that gets the answers right then they can get  a treat.

Then after team four it was team five’s turn  their show was about music. They made music with cans pencils and other stuff. They even made a video about it and  it was quite funny.

Then all of Mr Burts helpers ran and cut the strings that was attached to the balloons and all the balloon flied to the ceiling and the balloons were all in a straight  line it was awesome.

“I hope we can have another term like this” said the person setting in front of me. And I agreed with that person.   

Thursday, 8 May 2014

The Lightest Wood in the World part two

The Lightest Wood in the World? 1.1.04
LI: Use the text to find clues.

1. At Grandma’s house the whau tree needed pruning.

Polishing                         pruning                         prodding                         pedalling

2. Hundreds of brown seeds  rained from the prickly seed seed heads.

Seeds              seal                         head                         hill                         herd                         half

3. They save the seeds because the possum have been eating the seedlings.

Possum                         posh                         parrot                         cows             

4. The dead wood was very easy to saw  and they decide to make a raft.

Raft                         break                         saw                         boat                         seed

5. They used a leaf for the sail.  They put lemons on the rafts to see

how many they would carry before they sank.

Lawn                         sink                         leaf                         sank                         seal

6. Mikarere thought that their raft would win because it is more strong.

Stable                         strong                         lighter                         colourful

7. Maori used to use the whau wood to make rafts and floats for fishing nets.

Whau                         whanau                         whitu                         fishing                         frog

Blogger:  Choose two  sentences above and take a photo from the story or google to post on your blog.

1. At Grandma’s house the whau tree needed pruning.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

The Lightest wood in the world

The Lightest Wood in the World? 1.1.04
Entelea arborescens
WALT: Use the text to find information, and make inferences.

1. What does pruning mean?
Pruning means fixing up stuff like gardens and trees.

2. Why does grandma want to save the seeds?
Grandma wants to save some seed because the possums has been eating the seeds and there are no more trees growing.

3. What did the boys observe about the wood?
The boys observe that the wood was easy to saw.

4. Why do you think Daniel thought it was a good idea to make rafts from the whau?
Daniel thought if they could make a raft they can have a race down the creek

5. What was the difference between the brown whau branches and the green
The difference between the green wood and the brown wood was that the greenwood is heavier than the brown wood.

6. Which raft do you think will float better and why?
I think none of the rafts because if they add lemons it is going to be heavy and then it will sink.

7. What observations did they make about putting the lemons on the rafts?
They tried adding the lemons and see how many each raft could carry before it sank.

8. Find a legal image using > Insert > Image > Search and type ‘whau’. Find a suitable image and post to your blog with a few sentences that retell the story.