Sunday, 20 November 2016

Earthquake Letter

Image result for 7.5 earthquake in NZTo the people who has been affected by the earthquake,
I am deeply sorry about the terrible earthquake that's come your way. I am also sorry about what you have been through with your families. I hope you are safe and happy together even though you have suffered so much. I know you can get through this accident if you stick together and believe in yourselves that you can live.

I couldn't believe that there have been 800 aftershocks! After Monday where there was a 7.5 quake in North Canterbury. I don't know what it's like but I do know how it feels when your in danger with your family. I hope you found somewhere safe to stay after your houses has been badly wrecked. I noticed that this earthquake was more mighty then the recent 6.3 quake in Christchurch 2011. I think that this earthquake magnitude must be the biggest quake that has ever happened in New Zealand history. I am sad to hear that 2 people has sorrowfully died during the earthquake.

Looking at all the wrecked houses and broken roads make me sad for those people who has lost there homes and injured on the street. I understand that food and water are low but once the accident is over you'll be back to normal. Don't worry and have faith everything will be back to normal because I know that it will be back to normal.

Lastly don't think that your on your own suffering this disaster because people around New Zealand are feeling your pain. You are all going to be blessed in the prayers that have been said by people around New Zealand and the world. I really care about what your going through right now because I know it's painful. But don't worry and be strong because God will be with you the whole way. God Bless :)

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Touch girls come 3rd in Auckland

Before it was the Auckland Championship for touch, we had a touch eastern zone tournament where schools from east Auckland come together and compete for the 3 titles. Girls grade, Boys grade and mixed grade. In the finals, all our 3 teams in all 3 grades made it in the finals. Where the boys played Kings school, mixed team played Bailey Road school, and us girls played Silvia park for the finals. At the end the boys and mixed team lost where us girls won 3-2. It was the first time in history that a girls touch team from Point England made it to a Auckland Championship tournament. The AAIMS tournament was in 2 weeks so we had time to train and learn fast moves. It was sad for us because on the day that the tournament was on, our coach was going on a trip so we had Tasesa who was the boys coach.

In two weeks time the day we were preparing for finally came. The tournament was held in Papakura at Bruce Pulman Park. It was raining hard and it was also cold for us to play in - but our coach still said it was on. Some of my team mates were frightened but the rest were happy to play in the rain. When we arrived we quickly warmed up and practiced our moves once more. We were in pool B. It was our very first game against North Cross. It was a challenging game, it was nill all after the half time but then in the 2nd half, North Cross cross the try line twice where we didn't at all. At the end we lost but our manager said they always win the competition so we gave them a good run on the field. We had two more games left. Our goal was to win 2 games to go to the semi-finals.

So we played our hardest in the next two games. Our second game was against Waikowhai and we won. Then we play Helensville school and drew 0-0 all. But luckily they drew with Waikowhai who we beat. After lunch our coach announced that we will be playing Henderson School who is coming first in pool A and haven't lost a game. It was a very difficult game. It was half-time and it was 1-0 to Henderson School. The hooter went and the second half started. Henderson got 3 tries with a run away when we had 2 tries behind. Then suddenly Liz got a try set up at Henderson's try line by myself. The hooter went and everyone on the side from our team jumped and shouted with joy because it was 3-3 all and we went to drop offs. There were 5 on, Liz, Rosalina, Lani, Angelica, and myself. 1 minute later it was drop off, I was sent off believing my friends can finish the game.

Pressure were on us when Henderson was at there try line. Then there it was, Lani and Angelica left a gap where a girl from Henderson dived with risky. Henderson tried 5 minutes after the hooter went. My team mates on the field cried because they thought they let our team down by missing a touch. Our coach said heads up because that was the best touch game he's ever seen us play. We congratulated Henderson with their win, while they thanked us for a wonderful game. We were still sad but we weren't out of the game, we had another game for 3rd place. We played Papatoetoe and won 3-0 coming 3rd in Auckland for girls touch.

It was one of the best moments of my life at Point England School. I'd just like to thank Mr Somerville for coaching us in the beginning where we won the eastern zone. Also just like Tasesa and Izac for preparing us till the tournament. Also thank you Miss Va'afusuaga for always being there for us when we needed something and for driving us all the way to Papakura for our tournament. Thank you teachers and parents for encouraging us to try our best no matter what. Last of all thank you girls for being in the team and working together to get as far. If it wasn't for these people we wouldn't have came third in Auckland. THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO HELPED US!!!

Friday, 18 November 2016

Fair testing preserving water

This is our reading task for this week. We are learning to synthesis information
from the multiple sources. We were given a task to summarize 2 pieces the
texts with a partner. I chose to work on myself so I don't have to rely on others
to the work.


Dear Miss Clark,

I'd just like to say thank you for everything that you have done for me in the past 2 years. Last year you were a bit harsh on me during maths because I was hanging out with the wrong people-who stops me from learning. Well I am in your maths class again this year and I really enjoyed hanging out, laughing and making funny jokes with you. If it wasn't for you as my maths teacher, I wouldn't have known the right strategies that I needed in the stage that you helped me get to. Which is STAGE 8.!!  I will miss watching you eat peanut butter- right in my face. Asking if was alright when I was quiet. I will miss the times you make me jealous by eating extra bubble when I needed it. I will miss your bunny smile and listening to you try out our friends language-which is different to how you speak. I was really shocked when I saw you jump the high jump because I didn't really see physical in you. It's going to be different without you as my maths teacher now because you won't be there eating bubble gums on your table. Also there won't be another teacher like you that know how I act and learn from other students. Good luck at your new job and always remember that our team 5 doors are always open for you to come in and visit. I will be happy to see you again on prize-giving night and our year 8 graduation. I love you and I will miss you heaps!!

Worm Juice Experiment

Today in class we learnt and did the experiment called the Worm Juice. In this
presentation it has a lot to relate to this interesting experiment I did with my class.
I learnt that Sodium Alginate and Calcium Chloride mixed together will make
worm lines. It will look fun and feel a but yucky! But I really enjoyed exploring
this fun experiment.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Ch ch ch ch changes animation

This term's topic is called Ch ch ch ch changes. As part of the topic team 5 had to create an animation
about 1 of the experience we did. I chose to do the coke and mentos experiment because it was fun and I really enjoyed the reaction. Here is an animation with a voice over by myself explaining what happened. Thanks to my friend Elizabeth G for helping me complete my movie, THANK YOU!!

Rust Task

Fast Rust Task

Walt: Walt: Synthesise information from multiple sources.
Success Criteria: I can make links between the multiple resources I access.
Task: Learning wh
Work on this Doc together with a partner.

What 3 ingredients are needed for rust to occur.
Oxygen from the air (O2)
Water (H2O)

Write a brief paragraph explaining the rusting process (why rusting occurs)

To make an iron or steel rust you will need oxygen, water and iron/steel to make it rust. Oxygen from air mixes with water. The iron surface of the nail reacts with the oxygen mixed in the water. It then forms iron oxide. Iron oxide reacts with water. It forms hydrated iron oxide, the red stuff we call rust. This process continues until it’s been eaten up.

How could you prevent something from rusting?
If a chain on a bicycle rust, putting on oil will make the bike work better and will protect the chain from rusting again.

Write 3 sentences explaining something new you’ve learned from this reading.
Something new I’ve learnt about was that iron, water, and oxygen makes iron rust. But using iron, water, and salt will make iron rust even faster. Using Zinc or paint to protect a iron will not make the iron rust.
This is last weeks reading task of how steel rust.


How to wash your hands

Part of this presentation activity, we had to write an instructional writing. I did
steps of how to wash hands.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Equilateral Triangle

As part of my maths task, I had to create a google drawing showing what a shape
means. I chose to do Equilateral Triangle because the details are easy to explain
and is easy for the year 4's to learn.

Think board wk 6

This is my fourth think board for week 4. Our focus is subtracting decimals using

Monday, 7 November 2016


States of Matter

This is my reading task presentation I created showing what states of matter means.

Variable Changes

This is our groups reading task for last week and this week. We are learning about fair test science project. Looking at keeping thing the same while it's matters are changing. These are a few task I have filled showing what I think.
Science Investigation
Fair Testing
Fill out the following table to help you explain the Growing in the dark: Plants and light experiment

Aim - what are you trying to find out?
  • Do plants need light to grow?

Hypothesis - what do you think your results will be?
  • The plant in the sun will grow with good health, and the plant in the cupboard will grow but not with full pieces
Independent Variable - what variable will you change?
  • I will have both plants have sunlight so it can grow healthily.  
Dependent Variable - what variable will you measure?
  • The variable I will measure is the height of the plant
Controlled Variable - what variables will you keep the same?
  • The same type of seeds, the type of soil, and the same amount of water used for the plants

The students of Room 4 wanted to find out what colour of bird feeders birds preferred. FIll our the table below thinking of which variables you would make independent, dependent and controlled.

Aim - what are you trying to find out?
  • To find out what colour of bird feeders with the birds prefer?
Hypothesis - what do you think your results will be?
  • From all the feeders, the birds will mostly prefer eating from the red feeder
Independent Variable - what variable will you change?
  • I would change the food and also the colour
Dependent Variable - what variable will you measure?
  • Measuring how many visits the colour feeders get . After 5 days the colour feeder with the most visits was red
Controlled Variable - what variables will you keep the same?
  • The colour that the birds mostly prefer. The amount of the food that the bird normally get feeded