Friday, 16 September 2016

Word Clines

  This is my DLO based a reading can do. I have done a activity on Word Clines. I have learnt lots about word clines, the definition of word clines are finding other words that are the same. E.g (Happy, Joyful, Delighted and more). My goal for reading today was to actually find a interesting words that I hardly use.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

How The Ngatu Came To Tonga.

How The Ngatu Came To Tonga.

Somewhere, some place, beyond the Seven Seas Captain Cook and his crew set off towards a village in Tonga.

We could all hear the ships, we knew there was a war. Mum and I kept back at hope whilst Fefe and Afa ran out. “Fefe you're the oldest so I don’t want you or your brother getting killed!” demanded the mum.
“Yes mum, Afa better listen or i’ll push him into the battle!”

“Don’t be nonsensical, now get your spears and stay safe, I’m counting on you boys to be our villages heroes!!” replied the mum.

Fefe and Afa ran out their puny little house. “Get down..” English men fired their guns, they all wondered who these new type of people were! “THEY HAVE GUNS!” yelled Afa. All the men kept reloading their muskets, Afa and Fefe had a plan. They figured out  how long it took the men to reload. The brothers and the tribe strategized ways to avoid the bullets by studying the soldiers movements. They could see immense bags lined up against the piles of dirt! They had men operating the cannons from the ships and soldiers down on the beach. Afa noticed that some men had swords, that easily meant they could annihilate them. “Fefe, let's move forward!”
“What, no you’ll get us killed!”
“Hey Fefe, whats that colored thing in the bag over there?”
“What that cloth?” replied Fefe.

They began to see things that their village had never experienced before, an artifact! An english man ran up to them, Fefe plunged his spear smashing against him repeatedly. Fefe and Afa felt their adrenaline pumping, nothing like this has never happened in their village.

“Fefe, i’m going to run up to them!”
“No…” Afa then pulled himself up from the dirt and began approaching the english men. It was too late to get him, Afa had already sealed his fate. The guns got fervorous, Fefe knew that mum couldn't live without Afa. Sadly he was gone...

Fefe remembered what their plan was, he started drawing in the sand. “Where are the rest of them?” inquired Captain Cook.
Fefe dived into the luminous water, he could see the ships. Than out of nowhere a man grabbed Fefe, Fefe tried breaking the man’s grip. The water was clear enough to see, Fefe punched the man, smashing him down. Fefe reached down, *Gurgle*  

Bullets plunged through the water, Fefe had reached the ship! “Well, well, well who do we have here?”
“I am here for that artifact in your bag!”
The men were all amazed that Fefe could speak english. Fefe had learnt english when gifted a magical rock, giving him that ability.
Fefe kicked a guard, pulling out his spear. The men formed a circle surrounding Fefe. Captain Cook watched from the top of the ship. Fefe smashed his spear, the force jabbing through the man.

In the end Fefe and his tribe managed to annihilate the crew. Captain Cook began to flee the village, leaving the bags behind. Fefe and the tribe charged towards the ship. Days later the tribe had reached a little place called Hawai’i. The Tongans and Hawaiians kept hidden whilst Captain cook and the rest of his crew came aboard. Fefe could see the men walking slowly, loading their muskets. One man heard a branch snap, he shot! The tribe ambushed the men.

They began fighting. Fefe grabbed hold of Cook, the soldiers spread out rotting on the corpulent sand. Captain Cook was then killed on the 14th in 1779. Fefe and his family were famous for what they did. Fefe found the cloth and that's how Tonga discovered the Ngatu, just like Cook discovered Tonga.

Making peace towards family and representing your people. There is a fine line between bravery and recklessness, and recklessness is not a good thing!

Run, Jump & Throw

This week at run, jump, throw we recapped last week's activities. We were reminded of the proper way to run.

- High knees - You will exaggerate this but when it comes to running in a race it will be less exaggerated .
-  Cheek to cheek - Bend you arms and cheek to cheek means past your face and butt, this keeps your body still.
- Straight Back
- Looking straight - Focused ahead
-  Light Feet - On the palms of your feet
- Run in a straight line

Afterwards, we ran relays with the correct form of running. We learnt the starter positions how we had to stand one metre away then when they say 'on your mark' then walk up to the line, 'set' get into your stance and then the gunfire sounds. We then got into partners and worked on our reaction time wich is how quick we react when the race begins.

Magic Box Poem - By mishaan

I will put in the box....

The pleasurable scent of Lilacs,
A yard full of kittens coloured pearl white, ginger and black,
The stories told, passed down from my ancestors to me to my generation,

I will put into the box …
A meadow full of bunnies scampering across the fields,
A bakery filled with scrumptious cakes muffins and loaves of bread,
The tropical fruits from the pacific islands,

I will put into the box …
An antique box filled with ruby, emerald,sapphire and topaz jewels shimmering and sparkling,
The sweet harmony of birds caroling in the meadows,
Frothy whipped cream melting at the touch of my tongue

My box is fashioned Lapis and emerald blocks from Minecraft with diamonds from mount jubilee, with pink ivory wood on the lid and decorated with word of wisdom in the corners.

Its hinges let no dreams escape

I shall lock out all of my fears in my box

This is my magic box poem. Our goal was to create powerful imagery to in our own words to create a picture in the reader's mind. I found that creating a magic box poem can be so much fun because you can let your imagination run wild and there is no end to how crazy it can be.


Today, in class during maths time, Mrs. Naicker's group were working on problem solving. Our Learning intention was to solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of decimals. To warm us up we practised our basic facts with a mix of division, multiplication, subtraction and addition. Many people in our group scored 30/30. Our group also played hit the button, we had a competition about who could get the most division questions right. After that we were sent to complete our problem solving. These are mainly about subtracting and adding decimals. I have become more confident and faster with working with decimals.

Cross Country

Today we had our cross country fun run , the three runners that place 1st,2nd and 3rd will make it in the
cross country inter school next week Wednesday. I thought today was really fun we ran 4 laps around half of the Dunkirk field. Since it was raining and wanted it to be fast we did year 7 and 8 together but places each other separate.  I am really proud of the people that placed , I am also proud of myself because I came 2nd in my year group and 3nd with the year 8's.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016


Today for maths we were learning how to recognize decimals and how to order decimals. We were recognizing decimals by using fractions to help us. ( e.g : 0.5 would be 5/10 in a fraction ) We practiced ordering decimals on a online worksheet which we had to read the question and solve it out in our maths book. I was also learning the places for the decimals. I really liked learning about decimals because I was learning something new and it links to fractions which could also help me with fractions.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Ryan Hoffman and John Palavi from the warriors

What we did was that we had an a assembly for Ryan Hoffman and John Palavi from the warriors to come and visit us thank to dtr for making them come to Panmure bridge School we really appreciate it. What we did was that we played some games. First game we played was team trivia it's when we slept into two groups one group was with (hoffy) - that's what they call Ryan Hoffman's nickname so our chant was Hoffy,Hoffy,Hoffy!!! the other team John Palavi's nickname is J.B,  once we did that we counted down to 3,2,1 and then we spend the wheel and then they had to ask us questions and we had to shout Hoffy,Hoffy,Hoffy!!!!! or JB,JB,JB!!!!! and so we answered 5 questions and the first team to shout there chant out loud gets to win so Ryan Hoffman or John Palavi had to pick one of them if they get it right they win a prize. After that we talked about some said "7.00pm,8.00pm and 12.00am" Ryan Hoffman & John Palavi Sleeps really early because they know that they have training and a game. So the game was that we had to figure out what keeps us up and that we can't go school, like t.v,social media,light and many more. When we finished we played another game it was called hydration it's when we play true or false I got one wrong that one was 'Do you drink water after your training' and it was False, because you have to drink water all the time to keep you hydrated,Most of us got it wrong and right.  All of us had really fun having the warriors come by and see us it was amazing.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Cross Country Training

For the past 3 weeks we have been training for cross country and inter-school. From Monday to Wednesday we would get ready by doing stretches and jogging on the spot. Mr Ogovly has told us some useful tips, run in a good pace and at the end you have to sprint to the finish. We have been practicing and been gaining endurance. I have been enjoying running around the school. Thanks Mr Ogovly for training us.LS1 and LS2 have been working hard to get more fit for the semi finals. Who ever comes 1st, 2nd, or 3rd you go to the inter schools final. For the training we have to run from the court down the path around by the hill and through LS2 and the library then to the court.This week we had to do 5 laps. We had to pace ourselves so we can get fit for the semi finals.