Wednesday, 14 November 2018

World War 1 Question

Today we have been learning about World War 1. We had a couple of minutes to write down all the questions we had about the war. Once we finished my partners Lyric and Zane helped me to choose one of the questions to research about. Our question was: Why did the World war 1 end so suddenly?. We created a google drawing showing all of our knowledge about this question. We also added links to the websites we used.

Friday, 9 November 2018

Armistice Day Commemoration

Today we had our own commemoration for Armistice Day. This day is celebrated to remember the end of world war 1 and the soldiers who fought for our country. The whole school and staff members sat outside to listen to the oaths. We all sat around a cross that had poppies buried inside it. We used poppies because they became the symbol for Armistice Day. Our principle also spoke on this day. Our vice principle read the Flanders field poem. The head students: Jeremiah and myself read the oath. He said it in Maori and I said it in English. We also had a representative from the New Zealand defense force speak to us. Afterwards we turned around to look at the flag while Reveille played. We had a minute of silence to reflect on everything. We turned back around and two people from each classroom placed their signed poppies on the fence. They put the poppies next to three olive trees. These trees represented the past, present and future. That signaled the end of the commemoration.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Armistice Day 11/11/1918

Recently we have been learning about Armistice Day. On Friday we will be having a ceremony for this day at our school. Today my partner Zane and I made a collage of photos that showed the happiness and excitement of the families and the armies. This was to show how people felt when the war ended. This started in 1914 and ended in 1918. There was 135 countries who fought in this war. The treaty was signed in Compiegne, France. The German were also made to surrender all their military weaponry and pay 35$ Billion dollars for the damage. Over 16 million people died and 37 million people were wounded during the war. This is why people were so relieved when the fighting had stopped.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Waiouru Museum Robbery

Today for reading we were researching about a story. My partner San Kyaw and I worked together to find the different perspectives of the story. We choose to read about the Waiouru Museum robbery. This event happened in 2007. A man named James Joseph Kapa was caught stealing 96 military medals. These medals were gifted to the museum by the families who have lost loved ones in the war. We also wrote our opinion on the situation.

Monday, 29 October 2018

The Highwayman Summary

For reading this week we have have studying an old poem called the Highwayman. It was written by Alfred Noyes and was set in the 18th century (1701 - 1800) in the countryside of England. This poem talks about a the relationship between the Highwayman and a landlord's daughter. For our reading task we were to create a DLO with a summary about the Highwayman poetry. We read the poem and for each paragraph we talked to our group about the paragraph and what it talks about. If you would like to listen the poem on YouTube click here. 

Friday, 26 October 2018

Boxing Term 4 Week 2

This week on Thursday we had boxing. Our instructor was Pax. She told us about the three commandments. Respect, Discipline and Safety. If we break one the these rules the whole class has to do burpies. First we learned how to stand and protect our body. Then we learned how to jab and cross. I also learned that boxing is a team sport and we should work as a team to get better.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

KiwiCan Clean Up

The student leaders of Panmure Bridge School partook in the KiwiCan clean up alongside: Glenbrae primary school, Glen Taylor School, and Tamaki Primary School. Doing this will have a positive effect on New Zealand wildlife and the way people perceive the Tamaki area. Today Jordan (SWIS) and Miss Paige (KiwCan Leader) supervised us as we walked from our school to Point England Reserve. While we walked, we picked up rubbish to ensure that our area looks clean but to make it fun we said that the group that does not pick up the most rubbish will have to do what the winning team says. When we arrived at Pt England we collected six full bags of rubbish and recycling so it was hard to tell who won. When we got their we were given lunch and a drink. As Jeremiah and I are the head students of our school we were ask to comment on the event. After that, we finished the day playing games against the other schools. I would like to than the Graeme Dingle Foundation for letting us take part and to Lion Foundation for providing us with lunch.