Thursday, November 28, 2013

Static Image

For literacy, we had to choose a static image and answer a few questions about it. We also had to explain what we thought static images were.

Static Images are photos that do not move. They can be images, paintings, signs, posters or any visual object that doesn't move.

Describe what the photo is about: The photo is about a lonely/isolated tree that has grown in the sea.
How does the photo make you feel? It makes me feel good to see a simple but nice view.

What is your interesting/unique about your photo? The photo is nice and simple but effective and it seems as it is a mirrored image. It also stands out among the blue sea.

Monday, November 25, 2013

I Wonder.....

I wonder....When was school invented? Our task was to create a movie answering a question that people may ask when doing everyday activities. Gloria and I created a movie that answered the question...When was school invented?

Extension I Wonder School from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Thrust Investigation

In Term 2, the extension Group held an investigation. The investigation was used to figure out which balloon glided fastest. We did 3 investigations. Each of them were different.We would change either the length of the straw or the size of the balloon. We experimented the changes and then drew the experiment. Here are a few screen shots.

Thursday, November 21, 2013


Kia Ora Koutou
Greetings to you all

E ngā manuhiri tuārangi, ngā tauira, kaiako, kaumātua,
To our distinguished guests, students, teachers, elders

kua hui mai nei
who have gathered here

ki tenei wahi
to this place

ki te mau mai
to bring

i nga whakaaro pai me te aroha
the good thoughts and the love

Ka nui
te koa
Great is the happiness

mo to koutou kaha
for your support

ki te aro mai
in attending

ki te hapai
to uplift

i nga take
the matters/subjects

e pa ana ki tenei hui
concerning this gathering

Tēnā koutou
Greetings to you all

No reira tena koutou, tena koutou, tena ra tatou katoa
Therefore greetings once, greetings twice, greetings again to us all.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Future Aspirations

On Thursday, the intermediate group got the opportunity to meet and hear from some inspirational people that had turned their dreams into reality. We gathered into the hall for a Future Aspiration Speech with our guests, Mosa, Emma, Aysha, Tristan and Caine.

Twelve years old and heading off to university next year is the young Tristan Pang. His passion is science and maths. He believes that being nosy is good and that “Quest if Fun!”

Mosa was an amazing speaker and his words were inspiring. He was really funny and just like the other speakers he told us about his dream and how he got there. He said we were pretty lucky to have the technology we have. His dream was to become a politic so he can change the lives for Maori and Polynesian families. “Chase your dream and catch it” was his motto.

Since I love travelling, I aspire to be a travelling journalist when i’m older. Hearing from these people was amazing, I think it will help me to pursue my dream.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Maths Activity: How Many Goats?

Here is another Maths Activity. This is a stop-motion video that hopefully shows how we worked out and how we found the answer. Sorry if you cannot exactly understand our method.
Kaycee and Tylas Maths from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Maths Activity: How Much Profit?

Here is another Maths Activity. This presentation shows you the equation and how we solved it. We hope you understand our strategy!

Maths Activity: Petals Around The Rose

Here is a game called Petals Around the Rose. We quickly learnt how to play it and hopefully you will be able to understand the game just from watching our movie! ENJOY!
Untitled from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Maths Activity: Count the Triangles

Here is another Maths Question from our Challenge. It is the second activity my partner and I have
done. For this question, we had to count the triangles.

Maths Activity 1: Only 3 Moves

Maths Triangle from Team 5 PES on Vimeo

Miss King gave us a challenge where we had to answer questions, create DLO's for them and post it them on our blog. My partner, Tyla-Marie and I have started with this question. Here is a quick movie showing you how to turn this triangle 180 degrees using only 3 moves. This is only one of quite a few. Hope you enjoy our first video.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween Extension

Here is a quick list of what I notice around Halloween time. 

People give out treats.
Dress Up
Jack O lanterns
“Scary” Costumes and Decorations
Evil Characters
“Trick Or Treat”
Toffee Apples
Going around asking for lollies
Horror Theme
Junk Food
Haunted Theme
Crazy Costumes and Decorations
Day of the Dead

And here is something about what I think Halloween is a little bit about.

Halloween is a time where everyone dresses up to go ‘Trick Or Treating’ Most people tend to dress up in crazy costumes and pretend to act like dead and evil characters. It seems that people are celebrating the death of people.

Now time for a few things that I have learnt about.

The saying ‘Trick Or Treat’ first came from people who asked for soul cakes. It started on All Souls Day when priests asked Christians to pray for the souls that had been stuck in another world, Purgatory. A netherworld that was in between Heaven and Hell. In return for prayers for souls in Purgatory, bakers would give soul cakes. If enough people prayed for one soul, they might have a chance at getting out. 

On May the 13th, Romans believed that the dead would rise. To prevent this from happening, they would pour milk and offer cakes. This was called Lemuria. After time passed, Lemuria, was christianised into All Saints Day. All Saints day was a day where they would acknowledge the holy and dead christians. Then later on, this day was actually moved to November the 1st as it was a big success. It was also moved to suck the life out of the Samhain Harvest Festival.

The name Samhain Harvest Festival changed to All Hallows Evening as it was the night before All Hallows Day. All Hallows Evening then changed to All Hallows Eve, then finally Halloween.

There was also a Celtic Calendar that has not only a light side but also a dark side. Celtic people would celebrate a festival called Samhain.

So there's a little bit of information about how Halloween came about.