Monday, 26 June 2017

Winter Solstice - Yalda

Daniel and I have completed a DLO about a Winter Solstice celebration that we found. Yalda is a celebration that was from Iran. Everyone comes together to eat, drink and read poetry. This event happens on the 20th, 21st and the 22nd of December.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Panmure Bridge Black Out Day

Today at Panmure Bridge School we had a blackout day. This was to support the All Blacks during the British and Irish Lions tour. Most people wore black clothes to school and some people wore red for the lions. After lunch time the whole school gathered up in the hall. We watched some videos of the All Blacks and the Lions. Then we sang Tutira Mai. After we finished singing the Kapa Haka group stood and I lead the Haka. We then all went to the field to spell out "ALL BLACKS". Mr Wong flew a drone over us and took pictures. My favourite part was at the end where we had to pass the rugby ball around while we say "Go All Blacks".

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Dance Evaluation

Today at dance, Group B were completing their dances. I was working with Daniel and we decided to join our dance routine with Calvin and Te Wai's. We managed to complete our dance routine. Everyone then had to record themselves doing their dance routines. When we watched our video we found out that we had to be in time with each other. We also need to work on facing the audience so they can see all of our moves.

Thursday, 15 June 2017


Today for dance Daniel and I have completed our dance routine. We also found music to go with our dance routine. After everyone finished their routine we had to find another pair to show their routine to. We partnered up with Zane and Lyric. We had to record them and show the video to them after to see what they need to work on. We thought that their dance was quite short so they should add some more moves.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Planning Your Meals

Today for inquiry I had to create a DLO about reducing our waste and food scraps in our landfills. I decided to create my DLO about planning your meals. You should plan before you go and buy food at the supermarkets because you can forget about it and buy the time you find it it will be expired then. 

Clothing Spree

Today for maths Daniel and I completed our DLO about the clothing spree questions we have been working on. We used our fraction and percentage skills to fin out the price with the discount on.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Te Oro

Today Te Wai, my sister and I went down to Te Oro with Whaea Odie to learn about the seven stars of Matariki. When we first got their we had a go with the virtual reality. We then went to a different room were we learnt the Maori names for north, south, east and west. We also played a game on a mat that had north, south, east and west on it. The instructor had to call out the Maori name or the english name and we had to run that place on the mat. It kept on getting harder and harder. We then went into a soft tunnel were we watched a video about sailing. We also learnt about the southern cross and the seven stars of matariki. At the end he asked us a few questions.

Friday, 9 June 2017


LS2 has been recently been working on poems. After we read the poem we had to answer some questions. We were also been learning about verbs, adjectives and metaphors. I learnt that two lines the have words that rhyme at the end of the sentence are called couplets.

Thursday, 8 June 2017


Today for dance we mainly focused on finding music the best fits your dance and your moves. First we had a warm up from Viva and Joshua. I found it quite fun. We then moved on to our music and dance moves. I worked with Daniel. We both came up with some moves and we are still continuing to make some more up. We also found some music to go with our dance. 

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Haiku DLO

For poetry we have been learning about Haiku's. Haiku's are short poems that have three lines and have 17 syllables in it. We watched a video on how Maui brought fire to the world. We had to write five haiku's that retell the story in order.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Kilikiti DLO

 Today for reading we watched a video about Kilikiti which is a Samoan version of cricket. It was first played during the 19th century and is now taking place in areas all around New Zealand. Kilikiti is a common sport that Polynesians and other people like to play in the Summer time.

Student Led Conferences

On Tuesday Panmure Bridge School had their student led conferences. We created a Learning Journey to show our family members our work that we have completed and posted on our blogs. We also told them why we decided to show them that.

Summarizing DLO

Today I completed my summarizing DLO with my group Tiava, Sylis and Mathias. First we listened to a YouTube clip about Samoa and its traditional dances. We then made this DLO and had to write down 20 important words. Next we had to chose 6 words out of the 20 important words. Then we had to write a summery using the words we chose.