Thursday, 24 May 2018

Reading to Learn

Facts About Bees!

Religious Education

This Is The Story Of The Lost Son

L.I: We are learning how to retell the story of "The Lost Son".
S.C: I know I can do this when I retell the lost son in my own words.

Statistical Literacy

WALT:Analyse and discuss data displays
“The teachers at Sunshine school wanted to know where the most children play at lunchtime. After one
lunchtime they asked all the children where they had spent most of the lunchtime and made a bar

Assumption that the sand pit and the tree house are in the Junior area.
After analysing the data above, I have discovered that 94 students participated in the survey.
There were 44 juniors and 50 seniors. The most populated place was the sports field and concrete area
 with only seniors. As shown in the data the sand pit and the tree house are a smaller number of
seniors. The increase of students in the junior school could indicate that this area is in the junior school
versus the senior.

New Zealand's Christmas tree

The pohutukawa is NZ's national Christmas tree!

Reading to Learn

Mysterious Stone Of Tonga !

Today I am reading a story about the Mysterious Stones of Tonga of School Journal level 2 August 2017. I find the story very interesting and I learnt alot about it.

There is three large stones. Two are standing and the third stone lies across the top of the two others. This is a stone structure and is called Ha’amonga ‘ a maui  ( the burden of maui) people also calls it the King’s clock stone.

I learnt that the Ha’amonga maui stone was built to teach the King's children an important lesson.  The two upright and left right stones is stood for his 2 sons. The lintel stone is stood for his daughter. In the same way the King wanted his two sons to support their sister, this also shows that they are importance of the womens in Tonga.

The Ha’amonga ‘a Maui is very important to the people of Niutoua village. Every years some children from Niutoua primary school does a special dance around the stone. This stone is very important to all of the Tongans and to the whole world. Reported by - Eti

Religious Education - examining Pentecost


Walt: Use a flow chart to record the events and emotion of Jesus followers at pentecost.

Jesus goes to pray in a quiet place

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Jesus goes to pray at a quiet place!

Learning Intention:
Walt - make a human statue video to express the scripture reference, Mark chapter 1 verse 35.

Our Patron Saint

Saint Patrick - Virtuous Person

Quick task - Locate and take a photo of an object in our school -

The Dacrydium cupressinum tree!

A Dacrydium cupressinum tree, commonly known as a Rimu Tree is a unique tree endemic to the lush forests of New Zealand. This tall tree can grow up to 50m or 165ft which is incredible compared to other New Zealand's native trees. Young rimu trees have bright olive-green weeping branches but as it matures this changes into drooping branches. Rimu trees can also live up to an astounding amount of around 500 to 600 years which makes it really old and ancient.

The photo of the Rimu tree shows its maturity through its drooping branches.

WALHT: Take a photo and research about it to describe the image.



Is a candle stronger than a burner?

The wordle above described the new vocabulary and the items we used in the 24th of May 2018 in Technicraft (Thursday - Week 4 Term 2).



Candle Observation

In our science class, my partner Faith and I did an experience that included heat energy. Each table were given a candle, matches and a wet table cloth. First we wiped the table with the wet table cloth so that there won’t be any stains on the table if the candle tips over. Then we lit the candle away from our body so that we won’t burn ourselves. We had to observe the colours and the heat that came out from the flame that was lit.

Technicraft - Word Art


Technicraft - Science

Today In science my Partner Rhonda & I Experienced a lot of things but I discovered a greater task I understand and that was the candles. In this task the keywords that we used were Transparent, Opaque, Translucent. These following words meant: for example transparent is a  window you can see straight through. Opaque is something that you can not see through it is completely unseeable. Translucent is not quite transparent so looking through something it would be blurry. First the safety instructions were given and then we could begin the task. In this observation we compared  the burner to the original candle and raised our hands above both candles to see which may be hotter from experiencing that the burner was a lot more hotter than the normal candle.
1800 degrees Celsius
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