Thursday, 22 November 2018

2018 Blog Posts

My top month of blogging was June because the work we had to complete in June was thinkers key and thinkers key has a lot of slides on it that we had to complete.

My lowest month for posting was April and July because I struggled with the work we were given in those two months.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

The Ultimate Spy Binoculars

WALT: Improve technology spy gadget.
This is a spy gadget I have designed using different types of systems that could really help while you are spying on a suspect.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Boxing Feedback

WALT: Learning how to box using the 3 commandments

3 Commandments:

I will have respect for myself, my coach, my peers and the sport of boxing.


I will have the discipline to turn up to every boxing session and give my 100%


I will not cause harm to others and only practise boxing in a safe environment under the guidance of a coach.

I enjoyed learning boxing skills with Pax and would like to learn more for self defense.
Thanks Pax

Tuakana Teina Day

WALT: Learning from each other, Learning with each other

On Wednesday it was tuakana teina day, tuakana teina means younger to older. Which means that a senior class has to buddy up with a junior class.

Firstly, Ms Fepuleai did the roll then she explained to us how our behaviour should look and sound like. She told us ways of how we were going to help our buddies from Room 3 keep up with our earthquake proof houses.

Secondly, we then had to walk down to Room 3 so we can start working on creating our earthquake proof houses. When we arrived in Room 3 we looked at a slide based on earthquakes, Ms Fepuleai wrote some of the rules we were going to be looking at while we were answering some of Miss Gormly's questions. We watched a video filled with different types of ideas of how we can make our basic house earthquake proof.

Thirdly,  we all went outside so Ms Fepuleai and Miss Gormly can put us into our groups. In my group was Savannah, Cheska, Tasi and myself. Our idea to make our basic house earthquake proof was to use four long rubber bands and nine red furry  bendy sticks ( Pipe Sticks ). After we finished making our basic house earthquake proof we had to go and tie it onto the playground then Miss Gormly tested it. 


Tuesday, 18 September 2018


WALT: Use your listening skills

Making chatterboxes

Yay Chatterbox !!
On Tuesday morning Room 8 students created chatterboxes to make a fun start to our day.

Firstly, Ms Bracey gave all of us one page each from a magazine so we can be prepared to create our chatterbox. After that Ms Bracey told all of us to hold one corner and fold it so it can be a large triangle, she then she told us to cut off the remaining paper and discard it into the paper bin.

Secondly, Ms Bracey said “ after you’ve completed cutting the remainder unfold the triangle and wait quietly ”. Ms Bracey gave us the next instruction which was to fold four corners to the middle of the square. She then told us to flip over our chatterbox and repeat the same thing we did on the step before we had to flip over our chatterbox. 

Thirdly, chatterboxes are used to test people in asking them questions they get. In order to complete making a chatterbox you have to write numbers on it and then write questions on the inside so someone can answer it if they get it.

Lastly, we had to fold the chatterbox in half and then our chatterbox was finally completed YAY!! We played with the chatterbox as if it were a fortune teller.


Monday, 17 September 2018

Magic Snow

Magic Snow

Incredible magic snow,  on Wednesday morning the students in  Room 8 worked on a science experiment based on creating magic snow.

Firstly, Ms Bracey talked to Room 8 students about history that happened in the past at New World. After Ms Bracey talked about history she showed us a little packet with the logo magic snow on it,  she read the WARNING on the back of the packet written in red so we wouldn’t try to eat the magic snow.  In the packet was a powdery product called polymer, polymer is something some companies use to put in diapers.

Secondly, Ms Bracey gave each table a small transparent plastic cup with one scissor and also one packet of polymer. We used the scissor to cut open the packet of polymer then we poured the polymer into the small transparent plastic cup. We then waited patiently for Ms Bracey to give each table ½ a cup of cold tap water. We were very excited to tip the cold tap water into the polymer.

Lastly, When Ms Bracey gave each table a cup of cold tap water we were finally allowed to pour the water in the polymer. As we tipped the water into the polymer it started to rise up as if it were a puffy ball.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Me, Myself & I

WALT: Practising posting positive comments using google share

I am a 12 yr old child that loves to explore interesting things and
go on adventures around the world in summer. I have anger issues
which is why people say my temperature is like a volcano erupting.

 5 W’s
What: Explore interesting things
Who: Child
When: In Summer
Where: Around the World
Why: Anger Issues

Falakika,I like that you spaced after a sentence.

Falakika , I like how you used the three key elements of a narrative introduction.

 Falakika, I like the way you used the 3 key elements of a introduction.

 Falakika, I like how you have so much detail.


Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Learning to Box

WALT: Learning Boxing Skills

Last week Room 8 had a boxing session, it was our very first one. For boxing our instructor told us her three important rules before we started. We learnt how to do a rock position, a stance, a jab and a cross.


Price Waterhouse Coopers

WALT: Financial Literacy in Primary

If you borrow something from someone then return it back straight away because if you don’t then you can upset that person.

If it is too hard for you to save then give you money to your parents to hold it for you.

Use your money wisely

Be prepared in case of an emergency

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Divisions Maths Strategy

This is one of the strategies to one of my maths questions
WALT: Adding and Subtracting decimals with tenths

Spider Man

WALT: Write an introduction

One evening Spiderman was having an argument with his friends because they thought he was good at saving people’s lives but he made a horrible mess in the city.
He got angry at them because he thought they were ungrateful that he saved people’s lives.
He ran away and fell into a drain with slimy stuff around.

Santa Claus’s Bad luck Day

WALT: Write a descriptive orientation

One evening on a Friday Santa Claus used his sleigh on his lunch break to get some lunch.
While he was riding his sleigh suddenly it stopped and slowly flew down, Santa Claus walked to an underground train station close by.
Well he was walking he found a portal that led to another world.
Santa Claus took a deep breath and went into the portal.

Teenage Girl

WALT: Include the orientation, character and problem

Once upon a time was a teenage girl who went shopping with her bestfriends. 
Her bullies blamed her for something she didn’t do, she ran into a faraway forest.

Thought Cloud

In Room 8 we created thought clouds on a google drawing and thought of something to write about.

WALT: Centre my text, Increase the size of the font, Give depth to the thought cloud outline and replace the colour of the fill to clear not blue

Evaporator Trap

Gas Trap Explanation 

 WALT: Where do clouds come from?
 I found out that if you trap hot water in a clear cup the water would rise up and wet the sides of the cup, it would the sides up and look like gas but if you look closely there is actually drop lids on the sides.

Monday, 2 July 2018

Alphabet Key: A - Z

WALT: Complete and A-Z listing of all
the key topic vocabulary to
do with Earth and Beyond.

A = Asteroid         
B = Blackhole
C = Comet
D = Dwarf Planets
E = Earth
F = Force
G = Gravity
H = Helium
I = Interplanetary Dust
J = Jupiter
K = Kuiper Belt
L = Lythisea
M = Micronesia
N = Neptune
O = Orbit
P = Pluto
Q = Quora
R = Rusty Planet
S = Saturn
T = Titan
U = Uranus
V = Venus
W = Wavelength
X = Xena
Y = Yellow, Red and Orange Sun
Z = Zero Gravity

The challenge for me was to think of words that started with some of these letters.

Reverse Key: 16 Ideas

I would:
  • Take cover.
  • Grab onto something really hard.
  • Hold heavy things when I walked somewhere.
  • Run to where I needed to go.
  • Stay at church.
  • Hide under my bed.
  • Wear a gravity suit.
  • Eat junk food everyday.
  • Go on a boat and bring with me heavy food.
  • Wear a space suit and fly around.
  • Fly around in a rocket.
  • Evacuate and go somewhere safe.
  • Go underground.
  • Stay in a house for the rest of my life.
  • Wear a oxygen mask.
  • Hide under some light bricks.
WALT: We know that we stick to the earth, with
the help of gravity...but what if gravity didn’t exist?  What would you do?

Bullet point 16 ideas.
The challenge for me was to think of things that I would do without gravity.

Friday, 29 June 2018

Shape Poem

This is my shape poem I created about the season Summer.

Invention Key: Word Search

WALT: Invent a game for others to play on the moon!

Who is your target audience?  What will your game be named?  What outfit will players be wearing?  What equipment will you need to play?  What are the rules?

The challenge for me was to find out words to use for my word search.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Question Key: The Sun

WALT: The answer is: The Sun

Write 24 questions that would give this answer.

What looks like a hydrogen bomb in space? 
What looks like a huge fireball in space?
What is an object that looks like a enormous glowing sphere of gas in space?
What is a Solar Star?
What is 149.6 million km away from the Earth?
What is in the center of the solar system?
What is almost a perfect sphere of hot plasma?
What does Magnetically Driven Star stand for?
What is the brightest star by apparent visual magnitude?
What is our local star in space?
What is looks like a gigantic yellowish and orangish ball in space?
What is another word for Solar?
What could fit one million Earths in it?
What gives Earth just the right amount of heat?
What do we need to help grow plants and vegetables?
Why do we need to wear sunscreen on sunny days?
Why do we wear sun hats in Summer?
What does all the eight planets orbit?
Where does the force come from that makes all the planets orbit the Sun?
What makes the water hot?
What creates heat on Earth?
Where do light rays come from?
What makes rainbow form?
What is in the middle of the whole Solar System?
What does not orbit anything?

The challenge for me was to try and find answers that answer the Sun.

What if? Key: Moon

WALT: What if we started building houses on the moon?  Who would live there?  What might the consequences of this be?  Do you agree to do this?

What would happen if we started building houses on the Moon?
If we started building houses on the Moon the houses might get wreck and the houses might even get wrecked while making them. 

Who would live there?
If someone lived on the moon I think it would be astronauts only.

What might the consequences of this be?
The consequences of this could be that whoever lives on the Moon their houses might wrecked.

Do you agree to do this?
I do not agree to do this because it will be dangerous and I wouldn’t want  to take any risks.

The challenge for me was to think of things to answer all these questions.

Picture Key: Narrative - Monkey

WALT: What could be happening in these pictures?  Come up with a thoughtful and creative story for each picture.

The Monkey that flew to space

 There once was a monkey named Albert he wanted to fly into space.

 Once upon a time there was a monkey named Albert who wanted to fly into space, so he made a plan to sneak out one day and fly to space, he started building a rocket that he could use to fly into space. After waiting for weeks and days to past the day he had been waiting for came, he waited until night time to sneak out he was so excited to experience what it would feel and look like in space.

 Albert sneaked out the garage silently so his owner would not hear him, of he went into his homemade rocket. After 17 minutes he got his rocket set up and ready to go into space he was so excited that he even made himself a space suit only for monkeys because in his times there were only suits just for humans. As he listened to his guider he put on his suit so when he got into space he could fly around but not just in a rocket in the outer space, he was so hyped that he even flew around in the rocket and forgot about what his guider told him to do if he went offline. A few minutes after Albert made into space, he and his guider searched for somewhere to park they flew to the moon and parked on it . Albert got out and connected his suit to the rocket so he wouldn't get lost in space, as he started exploring around in space he thought his owner would go to him but he wasn't there Albert didn't really want his owner to be worried about him so he just explored space for one hour then went back. As he went back his guider was online for about 7 minutes but went offline.

Albert was so worried he was panicking a lot but luckily he remembered that he put a poster saying "if your guider has went offline read these instructions to take you back home". He so happy that  he put that poster there, so he read the instructions very carefully and did as it said. When he made it back home he ran to his bed very quickly os his owner wouldn't notice that he was gone. His owner came and checked on him then left to go and sleep.

Albert learnt that he shouldn't do things without permission because things can go wrong.

The challenge for me was to think of a story related to this picture.

Picture Key: Narrative - Cat and Pizzas

WALT: What could be happening in these pictures?  Come up with a thoughtful and creative story for each picture.

The two Cats and Moving Pizzas in space

There once was a cat that wanted explore space.

Long long long ago, was a cat named Josephine who wanted to explore space she always planned of going with her cat friend Aliana who also wanted to explore space because they had been learning about the Solar System, they waited for days to past until they could sneak out quickly. Soon came the right day to sneak out because both their owners went on a double date and left Josephine with Aliana at home to rest. They sneaked out very quickly because they didn’t know when their owners would return home.

About 20 minutes later they made it to the rocket, they were so excited to see what it feels like to be in actual space. They listened very carefully to their guider so they wouldn't do anything wrong, as the rocket zoomed high up into space the cats were meowing loudly and happily. When they got into space they searched for somewhere to park their rocket, after they parked the rocket on a colourful planet they jumped out and started to explore the it. The colourful planet was kind of a mystery planet to them but Aliana wanted to go and explore the pizza planets so she left but Josephine stayed, after a few moments later they met each back at the rocket but there was a problem as their guider was taking them back home something bad happened their guider got cut of line because they were in space for too long.

They started panicking luckily Josephine found a book in the rocket the title was "How to fly a rocket back to Earth" they were glad that Josephine found the book so Josephine read the book to Aliana as she listened and did as it said in it. Two hours later they made it back home safely, they made it just in time they ran their fastest to bed so their owners wouldn't know where they went.

The two of them learnt how to fly a rocket back to planet Earth.

The challenge for me was to write down a story about this made up picture.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Interview Key: 13 Questions for Sun

WALT: Imagine you are going to interview the Sun.  Write 13 questions that you would ask.
Use a range of question starters and open/closed questions.

Extension:  Write what you imagine the Sun would say to answer each of your questions!

Why do planets orbit the Sun?  Because of the Sun's magnetic fields.

What is another word for the Sun?  A Magnetically driven star or Solar.

How far is the Sun from Mercury? 57.91 million km away.

Who is the fastest spinning planet in the Solar System?  Jupiter is the fastest spinning planet in the Solar System.

Since Solar means Sun what is another way to say Solar System? Another way is Sun System.

How many planets are in the Solar System? There are 9 planets in the Solar System.

What is the closest planet to the Sun? Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun.

Which planet is not a terrestrial planet in the Solar System? Saturn is the only

planet in the Solar System that is not a terrestrial planet.

Which planet is a densest planet? Earth is a densest planet.

Where is the main asteroid belt in the Solar System? Between Mars and Jupiter.

Which is shorter, Mercury's day or year? Mercury’s year is shorter.

How long is Mercury's day? 176 Earth Days.

What is the Great Red Spot on Jupiter? A storm that lasted over 100 years.

The challenge for me was to think of questions to write down.

Prediction Key: Houses on Moons

The challenge for me was to try and create what I thought a house on a moon would look like.

WALT: Predict how houses on the moon might look.  Remember, there is no oxygen in space for us to breath!

Draw a labelled diagram of your prediction!

Comparison Key: Earth and Mars

The challenge for me was to think of the things that Mars and Earth had in common.

WALT: What are the similarities and differences between Mars and Earth?

You could use a Venn diagram or T-Chart to organise your thinking.

Variations Key:Pollution Poster

WALT: How many ways can you think of to
get people treating our earth better?

Design a poster that could be displayed around our community.
The challenge for me was to find facts about how we could stop people from polluting our planet Earth.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Narrative: Lost in the Forest

Lost in the Forest

There once was a girl named Allison she was a young gorgeous child who lived in a castle.

Once upon a time there lived a girl named Allison she was a young gorgeous child who lived in a castle but wanted to explore what was outside.  So she planned to sneak out one day, she packed some snacks and some drinks to take with her on her journey. After weeks went past the day had come her one and only chance to discover what was missing in her life.

She tipped toed out the door very quietly so her parents wouldn’t hear her because her parents would expect that shes sleeping. She walked around with happiness, but then she got tired as she walked around experiencing what it would be like outside in the wilderness. So she stopped and searched for a comfortable spot to have a nap, when she woke up she had forgotten where she was because as she looked around the place did not look familiar to her. She started to regret going outside and not listening to her parents, she started to worry that she might get kidnapped.

Her parents went to her room and saw that she wasn’t in bed so they searched around the whole castle but she was nowhere to be found, her parents started to worry a lot so they called all their guards to go and search for her. Hours later they found her, her parents felt blessed to be with their one and only child.

Allison learnt about why her parents did not want her to go out in the wilderness.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

BAR Key: Satellite

I created this satellite by using google drawings and shapes.
The challenge for me was to try and create a satellite so people who view my work they know what it is.

WALT: Use the BAR key to improve the
design of at least two of these options..

Astronaut uniform

BAR Key: Rocket

I created this rocket by using google drawings and shapes.
The challenge for me was to try and create my rocket properly.

WALT: Use the BAR key to improve the

design of at least two of these options..


Astronaut uniform

Friday, 15 June 2018

Seasons Animation

WALT: Create an animation using google drawing. 
Challenge: The challenge for me was to fit in everything onto a slide.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Mystery - Who's the best

In our reading groups Mystery presented a play called "Who's the best".

Ko Pepeha

Moon Phases Animation

WALT: Using google drawings create the different moon phases.
Challenge: The challenge for me was to put the moon phases in the right order.

Who's the best

 I learnt that Saturn has the most rings and that Uranus is the bluest planet.

WALT: Working as a team

The challenge for me was to speak loudly when it was my turn to talk.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Our Puzzle Creation

Our Puzzle Creation We created a solar system puzzle

Firstly, we were given a blank piece of enlarged paper and 1/20 of a whole.

Secondly, on the blank piece of enlarged paper we had to look at the 1/20 piece of paper and then copy it onto the enlarged paper but enlarge it when you draw it so that it could fill up the whole paper.

Thirdly, we had to add a lot of detail onto it so that it could stand out. When we were done I thought it would be a mystery to see it at the end when it was put altogether.

 WALT: Use specific vocabulary
Challenge: The challenge for me was when I had to try and draw the white lines onto it.

Falakika - Inflatable

WALT:Describe an Experience

What is a Haier inflatable?

 A Haier inflatable is like an obstacle course!

 Firstly, you will feel like you are in a cannon because you will get spat out of a washing machine. In Fact it will feel pressuring and challenging for children. 

Secondly, you might feel like you are diving into a pool because you will jump into a washing machine. You will feel exhausted because you will be competing with a partner.

 Last of all, thanks Milan.

Monday, 28 May 2018

The Sun

Image result for sun gif
Did you know that the sun is a beautiful magnetically driven star?

The sun is like a hydrogen ball.

Did you know that the sun is like a huge fireball?

The Sun is a huge, glowing sphere of hot gas.

Did you know that the sun has North and South Polarities?

The sun is yellow and gold.

Did you know that solar means sun?

Science Week 4: Walking Water

How our experiment works

On Week 4 Room 8 worked on a science experiment called Walking Water to experience new things.

Firstly, Ms Bracey set up the experiment she placed seven cups onto a table then she filled up every first cup with water, she then put  kulakula ( red ) food colouring in the first cup of water then engeenge ( yellow ) food colouring into the next cup of water and she filled the last cup of water with pulu ( blue ) food colouring. After that she put three strips of paper towels into each cup.

Secondly, Ms Bracey asked us to predict what we thought would happen, I thought that the primary colours would transfer onto the other strips of paper towels and leave a trail.

Thirdly, we had to go and observe at what was happening to get some information about the experiment and go away then write what you observed.

Lastly, when I walked in on Friday I saw that the primary colours interacted with each other and made secondary colours when the kulakula ( red ) and engeenge ( yellow ) colours merged together it made orange then when the pulu ( blue ) and engeenge ( yellow ) colours mixed together it made lanumata ( green ).

WALT:To use a brainstorm and put them in bold.

Challenge:Put my sentences in the right orders.

Day and Night

How day and night works

We have day and night because of Earth’s rotation.

First, the earth is always spinning on its axis which is an invisible line that goes through the North Pole and the South Pole.

In fact the Earth spins around its axis like a top, this movement is called the Earth’s rotation, the Earth’s rotation is what gives us day and night.

In addition while the Earth is spinning on its axis it also orbits or revolves around the sun. This movement is called revolution one whole orbit around the sun is called a revolution.

Lastly one side of the Earth is the Northern hemisphere and the opposite side is the Southern hemisphere.

This is how day and night works.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

DMIC: Time, Minutes and Hours

Last week Room 8 did DMIC, for DMIC Multiplication and Division came together as a group and Ms Bracey put us into groups of four. We were learning about time, minutes and hours. We were given a maths problem with subjects we could choose to add up to one hour. On the paper it said that school starts at 9:00 am - 12:00 am so we had to find six subjects that equal three hours. When we were finished adding our six subjects up to three hours we had to present it and then after we presented it the other groups asked us questions about it. The challenge for me was presenting our work.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Learning to Serve

Last Monday room 8 went to kiwisport, for kiwisport we had volleyball our instructor was a girl her name is Elena if we forgot her name we had to call her coach. She showed us how to do ready position. When you are doing the ready position to do it you have to lean forward and relax your arms in front of your body.  She also taught us how to serve the volleyball properly, then she told all of us to buddy up with someone. Then one buddy had to go on the other side of the net, after that she told us what we had to do. 

Up in the stars

WALT:Repeat writing an explanation. Focus on sentence control. Continue to use a comma for punctuation.

Secondly in the planetarium there are loads of comfortable chairs. In the planetarium you can see the Southern cross, constellations, how planets move at night  and compass points. Sometimes you can even get to see a 3D movie about robots.

Challenge:This time I added a simile.

Te Tuhi Trip

This is my map of how we got to Te Tuhi.

In the corridor at Stardome

WALT:Learning to write an explanation with sentence control and commas to form a list.

Firstly Stardome is a place to learn interesting facts about the Solar System. In the corridors some of the facts you can learn are how day and night works,   what the word Solar means and more information on the Solar System.

This is a challenge to write in the present tense.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Iron Up Sports

Today I learnt how to embed my learning onto my blog post.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Behaviour in the Corridors

This is my comic strip it is about behaviour in the corridors.These two photos are what you should not do but you should tell them to stop because if you don't they might carry on doing it.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Falakika - Sgraffito

My sgraffito shows how I drew Mokoia Pa, there was a fortified village that Maori people lived in on a hill. We also learnt about the two previous Panmure bridges but I only drew the Mokoia Pa. The Maori people built their Pa on a hill so they can see when their enemies are coming to attack them. Close by was a river named Tamaki River. In the Tamaki River was delicious fish that they could fish for so they could get food. There was also a volcano with fertile soil that the Maori people used to grow vegetables. There used to be a swing bridge before the existing Panmure bridge but it wasn’t safe enough for the cars to drive on so they demolished it.

WALT: I learnt about Mokoia Pa. The challenge for me was remembering to add a space after a full stop.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

I can archieve my goals

Malo e lelei my name is Falakika I am a Year 6 student and I go to Tamaki Primary School. I am Tongan, Samoan and Niuean, I live in a family of 5.

I am good at reading and writing, I enjoy doing maths. My challenges are to improve more in maths, My goals for this year are to speak louder, ask questions more and give activities a go.

I am looking forward to achieving my goals and my challenges, someone who inspires me is my mum who always encourages me to focus on my learning and not to do bad things.Sharing my learning on my blog helps me improve in my learning so people can comment on my posts and tell me what I can do better next time, connecting with others is very helpful for me.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Mokoia Pa

Room 5, 6, 7, 8, Teachers & the Parent Helpers walked there.

On Friday the 16th of March 2018 Term 1.

Room 5, 6, 7, 8, Teachers & the Parent Helpers.

Close to the Panmure Yacht boating club.

To learn about people who lived before us.

So that they can experience how people in the olden days lived and where they lived,
they also experienced how they destroyed others Pa. They also saw a church from across the lake.


Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Waka Tapu by Jeff Evans

I listened and read this article
In a nutshell I learnt...

1:Two waka - Te Aurere and Ngahiraka Mai Tawhiti - sailed to Rapanui (Easter Island).

2:Firstly they went to Tubuai Island then to Mangareva Island and lastly to Rapanui.

3:This all happened 6 years ago in 2012.

4:They are talking about the Polynesians Voyagers.

5:It was the Voyagers dream of the Master Waka Builders.

6:They used Navigators to travel to each island.