Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Summer & Winter Solstice Animation

This is my animation that I have made with Sylis and Mataio. In this animation we had to explain what the summer and winter solstice is and how the seasons work. A new thing that I learnt while making this was that the summer solstice is the longest day in the year and the winter solstice is the shortest day in a year.

Chicken Pasta Salad

Today for food tech we mad chicken pasta salad. The first thing we did was slice up the onions and the meat. While we sliced up the food we let the pasta cook in the pot. You would know when the pasta is ready when it is soft. While we waited for the pasta to cook we put all the ingredients in a big bowl and start mixing. The ingredients were salami, corn, mayo, onions and chicken. Once the pasta was done cooking we drained all the water out and put the pasta in the big bowl. After we cleaned up the kitchen we made our bowls and enjoyed the chicken pasta salad.


For this task I had to find out about different ways people celebrate winter solstice. I worked with Sylis and Mataio to make a DLO of a celebration we found interesting. We choose India. Did you know that India lights fires signaling the end of winter solstice?

Monday, 26 June 2017

Legend of the Seven Sisters

Today I started an inquiry and It was for Matariki.  We did this because Matariki started yesterday. My partner and I watched a video about Matariki and the Six Sisters. I worked with Sylis to make a DLO answering the question that we were asked. We referenced the websites we got the information and photo from.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Blackout Day

Today Panmure Bridge School had there blackout day. This was to celebrate the Lions vs All Blacks game. You could come to school wearing all black to go for the All Blacks or you could wear all red to go for the Lions. The first thing we did was go to assembly to get a lesson from the roots team. The roots team have shown us how they reuse our waste. For example they turn our plastic into dresses and our rubbish into benches and play houses. They have also shown us what they are doing with road barriers. They have taken road barriers that people have tried to throw away into water collectors for your garden. Next we had another assembly after lunch to watch videos of the All Blacks and the Lions. After, we sang Tutira Mai Nga Iwi and the kapa haka boys did the haka. Then the whole school went out onto the field to spell the All Blacks. When we were in position the drone will fly over and show what we spelt. The last thing the whole school did was pass the ball. We would all get into a circle and pass the ball round while we chant All Blacks. The drone recorded us as we chanted All Blacks and passed the ball. From this day I had a lot of fun and learnt new things.

Thursday, 22 June 2017


Today for dance my partner Eric and I recorded our dance routine. Mrs Anderson helped us to record our performance so that we could see what we needed to work on. We thought we needed to work on the timing and synchronizing our movements. We both agreed that we needed to add more movements. From this dance session I learned that counting helps you to be more in sync and on time with the music.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Rubbish survey data

Rubbish survey data

This graph shows you the places people have seen the most rubbish. From this graph you can see that most people found rubbish on the field and the senior playground. This also tells you that behind room 8 and the hall have the least rubbish and the field has the most rubbish.