Thursday, 27 February 2014

My Explanation Of The Pt England Way

Co-operation, Honesty, Learning, Joy, Hope, Responsibility and Service. This is the Pt England Way. The Pt England Way to us is a way of life. We use The Pt England way because it helps us become better citizens of our community.

Co-operation is one of our values.  Working together means working as a team,like when you are doing sports you need to pass the ball to everybody not just hog it or pass it to your mates.You also need Co-operate when you get a job. Basically it helps now and then.Another one of the Pt england ways are Using your W.I.T.S.  
W.I.T.S stand for Walk away, Ignore It, Talk about it and Seek help . Pupils use this to calm down also to solve their problems.  

Each year Pt England school has a different saying. This year it is Tiaki Taonga. This means the act of caring in Maori .For an example of the act of caring  it Pt England school had the saying  Kia Pai Te Kotahi o-operation last year.

Some more wear it with pride, a tap not a kick, is it Kind?, think ahead, stop,think and do, be kind to visitors, chuck it in the bin, take charge, walk in line, purua to potae(wear your hat), play the right way. Another example is for play the right way. The students  do not play tackle unless it is for a sport team. Or wrestling even if it is just for fun. Carrying on with our values go around the outside. Finally Champions never give up. Pt England School is proud of their values.

In conclusion the Pt england way is something people at Pt England school follows. That has been my explanation on the Pt England way. Please leave some feedback. Thanks.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Math Work

Set 1
1. 3x134

2. 4x233

3. 6x518

4. 4x204

5. 6x142

6. 9x223

7. 3x257

8. 7x124=

9. 4x258
Total- 1032

Set 2


2. 6x219

3. 8x146

4. 7x512

5. 8x225
Total- 1800
6. 6x205

7. 7x442

8. 9x118

9. 8x235
Total- 1880

Word Problems

1. An Orchard has 6 containers with 145 apples in each container. How many apples do they have in total?    6x145, 6x5=30, 6x40=240, 6x100=600  Total Apples 870

2. A tie company makes 214 ties everyday of the week (Monday to Friday). How many ties do they make in one week?  5x214, 5x4=20, 5x10=50, 5x200=1000, Total 1070

3. A mail centre received 354 packages on Saturday and another 354 parcels on Sunday How many parcels have they received over the weekend?.  708

4. 5 planes have just landed at the airport. Every plane carries 235 passengers. How many passengers are there in total. 5x235, 5x5=25, 5x30=150, 5x200=1000, 1175

5. A toy maker has just sent out 8 boxes with 215 toy rockets in each box.How many toy rockets have they sent out in total? 8x215, 8x5=40, 8x10=80, 8x200=1600 1720

6. A large department store has 4 boxes of socks. There are 121 pairs in every box. How many pairs of socks do they have to sell? 4x121, 4x1=4, 4x20=80,4x100=400 484

7. A bank robber has filled 6 bags with money. he put 254 coins in every bag. How many coins has he stolen in total? 6x254, 6x4=24, 6x50=300,6x200=1200 1524

8. a warehouse has 8 boxes filled of pencils. There are 480 pencils in each box. how many pencils do they have in total? 8x480, 8x0=0, 8x80=640,8x400=3200 3840

9. A soup company has 5 boxes of cans. There are 158 cans in each box. How many cans do they have? 5x158,5x8=40,5x50=250,5x100=500 790

Monday, 24 February 2014


Our Inquiry for today is Empathy. Empathy is putting yourself in other peoples shoes. I worked with Taeshell  and Cheyanne.

WALT: Comprehend concepts related
to mental health and emotional promotion.
What is empathy?
Empathy is about putting yourself in other people’s shoes, such as knowing how they are feeling.
Why is it important to show empathy toward others?
It is important to show Empathy towards others because is shows you respect them and their feelings.
What does it mean to “put yourself in someone else’s shoes”?
It means to know how they are feeling and what they’re emotions are.
What does that have to do with empathy?
Empathy is when you know what other people are feeling and what they are going through.
What can you do to show empathy toward another person?
You can help them with anything and be kind to them.
Make a popplet or Google drawing a displaying ways that you can reach out to others.

Think of a time when you hurt someone’s feelings. Describe what happened. I hurt my little sister and I got in trouble with my dad. I was grounded for 3 days.
How did you know you hurt the person’s feelings? they cry or get angry at you because of what you have done to them.  
How did you feel about the situation?
I feel like taking everything i said or did to them and say nothing instead.
What did you do to make the situation better?
I say i’m sorry and hope they will forgive me.
Discuss how you think your school would change if all of the students showed empathy toward each other. I think it will change into a really good school, everyone will be happy and will always be nice to one another
Do you think it would be a big change or a small ? I think it will be a huge change for Pt England  
Why do you think so?  I think this because Pt England school


Thursday, 20 February 2014

My Reading Activity Louis Sachar's

The Whale Child - by Elizabeth Pulford

Looking at the title of the story only, what do you think the story is about?
A child that had floated or been dropped so a school of whales got the baby
How does the image on the first page support the title of the story?
The whales got the child and the title is the whale child
What does the quote “all those who went with her became skeletons of the sea?
The people on the boat sunk with the ship to the bottom of the sea. The people on the boat went with the boat and then they died
What happened to the ship? What was the reason for this? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
The ship sunk because of the “Fury of the sea” the waves were like big glass towers
What does the writer mean when it says “away from the silent world, back into the arms of the raging sea”?
It is Personification because it says back into the arms of the raging sea.The sea doesn’t have arms so the author is giving the sea a action of a human. When it says “away from the silent world it means from our world?
What does it mean when is says “the fury left the sea”?
the anger left the sea
Why do you think great grandma let out a sigh as she explained the story to Hannah?  
She might have know the newborn kid or it might have been her at a younger time.
Make predictions about what you think will happen to the baby, as she is now in the care of the Whales?
The whales teach her there ways of the sea
Find and write down the two similes on page 2.
“The next morning the waves were like giant glass tower”
“and it was as dark as night
Personification describes non-living things to human characteristics.  Write down three examples from pages 2 and 3.
“Back into the arms of the raging sea.
“The next morning the waves were like giant glass tower”
away from the silent world


What does it mean when it says ‘the two of them would spout water”?
the whale will blow out of their blowhole and the kid spits the water from her mouth.
What is grandma referring to as the pointed teeth on the boat? (look at the image)
How did Hannah know that something awful was about to happen?
because it says “Then, one day” that is like a danger thing?  
What is the correct way to describe a group of whales?
A school of Whales
Why do you think Great-Grandma cried?  How did the author describe her tears?
“As the grandma spoke, her eyes filled with water, swimming and brimming with salty waves. because it brought back memories of the past
Describe what happened to the youngest whale?
“and so it was that those great teeth drove deep into the side of the youngest whale, turning the sea red”. The whale child was so upset she swam and swam until she couldn’t swim anymore. she sat on top of a rock and wrapped herself up with the seal skin that the whales had gave her to keep her warm.
What do you think Great-Grandma was talking about at the end of the story?
The great-grandma was the  whale child and she was saying that her time with the whales is over and it is time to move on and go live with them. She was the one that the great teeth the ship with spears at the bottom. The grandma must have been upset through that time telling the great grandma so she might of cut the story and said it was the end because she was getting depressed, .

Monday, 17 February 2014

Maths Triangle Addition

"One of our Maths task today was working on a Addition Triangle"
One of the rules is that you can not write the same number in a each row".
I have just finished my first. I am now moving on to a more difficult  one.

Friday, 14 February 2014

This is My Narrative Of my Holidays

During my holidays my mum and dad sent my little sister and I to my Aunt’s out West. As we arrived at my Aunt’s house we got told he had too get the groceries. Looks like I am  looking after  my little sister I said to my self. I put the TV on for her and went outside to play on my bike. Awhile had passed and my sister got hungry so I gave her a pancake from the fridge. I went back outside to ride my bike.

Then I heard a bang. My little sister came crying outside. She was crying because she broke my Aunt’s good cup and plate. I went to have a look inside at what had happened. I told my sister “It's ok I’ll clean it up”. She said “ok”.   I started cleaning it up carefully. Then my sister wanted a drink, she trotted across the glass and she stepped on one. I tried to get it out but it was to hard. She was crying like a mad person. I told her to calm don

My Aunt got back and she was outside so my sister went to hide in the Garage. In  the end I decided to tell my Aunt the truth after all she would of found out. We called for  my sister”Atareita, Atareita”. She came out of her hiding place and said “ I'm sorry Auntie for breaking your plate and cup. It was an accident. I was playing around when I shouldn't have. I am really sorry. “It’s ok” my Auntie said. “It was a accident. So we cleaned it up together and then we had a nice lunch. That was my day at my Aunt’s place.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Addition Triangle 2

Here is another one of the Addition Triangle

Octagons Triangle Addition

"One of our Maths task today was working on a Addition Triangle"
One of the rules is that you can not write the same number in a each row".
I have just finished my first. I am now moving on to a more difficult  one.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Reading - Word Web Activity

One of our reading activities today was to create a Popplet or Word web to increase our range  of vocabulary. The word we were given was Leisure, I found 44 words that are synonyms for Leisure