Thursday, 29 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey Bonus Activity

Bonus Activity
It’s time to use your imagination to write a short story. I’ve provided you with three different beginnings for a story. Choose your favourite beginning and finish the story. What happens next? You can use your imagination and create any ending that you want. To earn full points, you must post, at least 8-10 sentences, on your blog.

  1. I looked around the room. Nothing seemed unusual, but then…

  1. I knew it was going to be an unusual day when my mom came into my bedroom and said...

  1. The spaceship was out of control and only one person could save us....
Bonus Activity = 10 points

I knew it was going to be an unusual day when my mum came into my bedroom and said. "Honey, I have some heartbroken news to tell you." "When your dad was out with your grandma to go shopping. He told her to wait in the car while he goes and get some groceries. Until suddenly she saw an orange juice bottle and drank it. She started to cough, cough, cough and cough again until she felt like she was going to have a heart attack. When dad came back from his groceries shopping he saw grandma lying down and knew that she was gone peacefully". "Your dad started to cry and he called me to tell you". Riley, a 13 year old went out of her bedroom and cried coming down the stairs down to the living. Then her mum came following her down the stairs and also cried. Later the days have been past and Riley and her family misses their lovely Grandma.

Summer Learning Journey Day 5 A2

Activity 2
Read the following three reviews of books that are really popular right now in Canada. If you had to choose one for Curious Kiwi to read on the plane, which one would you choose? Post the name of the book that you would chose on your blog. Below the title explain why you would choose that book.
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Book 1: Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins
Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create. Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she's afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she's not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can't prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.
Book 2: Matilda by Roald Dahl
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Matilda book cover.jpgMatilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!
So I have read all of the following book reviews that are most common in Canada. The one that I have chosen is book 2. The reason why I picked Matilda was not because everybody likes it. It is because Matilda has great knowledge and responsibility. At the end of the movie she faces Miss Trunchbull with her own power and defeats Miss Trunchbull. She was never to seen or been heard again.

Book 3: Diary of a Wimpy Kid – The Ugly Truth

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Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is getting older really all it’s cracked up to be? Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting older—all without his best friend, Rowley, at his side. Can Greg make it through on his own? Or will he have to face the “ugly truth.”

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey Day 5

Day 5 – Boarding the Plane
It’s the big day! You’re about to hop on an airplane and travel to a new country. Curious Kiwi will keep you company on the journey. Unfortunately, Curious Kiwi forgot his book and he is worried that he’ll get bored on the long flight without anything to read. He asks you for some help…
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Activity 1

Think about all of the books that you have read this year and recommend one for Curious Kiwi to read. On your blog list the title and author of the book and then provide a short description of it. What is the book about?
Day 5: My Book of Choice
Title: The Stinky Cheese Vacation
Author: Geronimo Stilton (doesn't exist author, just saying)

(This author is part of all of his amazing stories)
In this story Geronimo was looking through his mails and he found a strange black border mail, with tears all over on it. Geronimo discovered that is was his uncle. Uncle Stingysnout. He is the most stingest, most cheapest rodent in Mouse Island (Geronimo’s Home land). Wonder what will happen when Geronimo reads his letter.  

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey Day 4 Bonus Activity

Bonus Activity:
Make a word poem called a ‘wordle’ using your packing list (i.e. the list of of things you are taking with you on your trip). To make a wordle you need to go to the Wordle website []. Enter the words for all of your items into the box provided and click ‘Go.’ The website will create a wordle for you. Save the wordle and then post it on your blog.

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Summer Learning Journey Day 4 A1/A2

Activity 1
To find out more about the weather in your chosen country log onto the Accu Weather website []. Type the name of the capital city of your country into the search bar. It will tell you what the weather is going to be like in your country of choice. On your blog, provide a five day forecast for the weather in the capital city of your chosen country.

Weather Forecast:
Tuesday-Today is: 35°HI
Tonight is28°HI
Sun and clouds. Mainly clear early,then patchy low clouds and fog
Wednesday-Today is going to be: 38°HI
Tonight is going to be: 31°HI 
Patchy low clouds and fog early; otherwise mostly sunny
Thursday-Today is: 40°HI 
Tonight is: 35°HI
Cloudy and a shower in the evening;otherwise no clouds
Friday-Today is: 41°HI
Tonight is: 36°HI
Intervals of clouds and sun also overcasting
Saturday-Today is: 46°LO
Tonight is: 40°LO
Cloudy with a pass of shower. Plenty of clouds with a couple of showers.

Summer Learning Journey Day 3 Bonus Activity

Bonus Activity - Airplane tickets can be very expensive. The table below lists the cost of one return ticket for one person from Auckland, New Zealand to the capital city of each country included in the Summer Learning Journey programme. The costs are listed in the local currency (money) of the country and not in New Zealand dollars.
Name of City
Cost of Return Flight
Canberra, Australia
826            AUD              Australian Dollars
Tokyo, Japan
147172      JPY                Japanese Yen
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7182          MYR             Malaysian Ringgit
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
7219           AED             United Arab Emirates Dirham
Cape Town, South Africa
27296          ZAR             South African Rand
Berlin, Germany
2182            EUR             Euros
London, England
1442            GBP             Great British Pounds
Santiago, Chile
1 582 030    CLP              Chilean Peso
Mexico City, Mexico
90 664         MXN            Mexican Peso
Ottawa, Canada
2064            CAD             Canadian Dollar
Use the XE currency converter website [] to find out how much each ticket would cost in New Zealand dollars [NZD $$]. On your blog, tell us:
  1. How much it would cost in New Zealand dollars to fly to each country.
  2. Which country is the most expensive country to visit
  3. Which country is the least expensive country to visit
To use the XE site you have to complete these four steps:
Step 1 – Enter the price of the airline ticket in the far left box.
Step 2 – Select the currency you want from the drop down menu in the second box.
Step 3 – Select ‘NZD – New Zealand Dollar’ as the currency in the third box.
Step 4 – Click on the blue button with the white arrow. It will take you to a second page that tells you how the ticket will cost in New Zealand Dollars (NZD).
Australia - 865.212 NZ dollars
Japan - 1,806.50 NZ-dollars
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 2,322.82 NZ dollars
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 2,847.77 NZ dollars
Cape Town, South Africa - 2,787.52 NZ dollars
Berlin, Germany - 
 3,262.97 NZ dollars
London, England - 2,580.11 NZ dollars
Santiego, Chile - 3,381.985 NZ dollars

Mexico City, Mexico - 6,424.74 NZ dollars
Ottawa, Canada - 2,227.19 NZ dollars

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey Day 3 Bonus Activity

Activity 2

Imagine that you have been asked to create your very own airline. What would you call it? Design a simple logo for your airline and post it on your blog. You must include a short explanation of your logo below the picture.

This is my very own airline logo I have designed myself. I used DesignMantic to create this.

Summer Learning Journey Day 3

Day 3 - Buying a ticket
Now that you have chosen your country it is time to start planning your trip. One of the first things you will need to do is to buy an airplane ticket. There are many, many airlines that fly around the world. Some of the most common are:
Air Canada Air New Zealand
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Air Canada logo.png                                C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Air New Zealand image.png

Emirates             Air Asia
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When you get onto the airplane you will be asked to watch a short safety video that tells you how to stay safe when flying in a plane. Arguably, the best aiplane safety videos are produced by Air New Zealand.
Activity 1
Watch both of the current Air New Zealand safety videos. The first is a video that stars the All Blacks. The second is a video that stars Rhys Darby and Anna Faris (Hollywood actress).  Links for the videos are found below:
Air New Zealand Men In Black’ video
Air New ZealandSafety in Hollywood’ video

Once you have finished watching the videos, go to your blog and list three things that you need to do to stay safe on an airplane.
The first thing you have to do when you are on a plane is to fasten your seat belt. It is important to do that because if you might get injuries during the flight and you might get a bump on your head.
Second thing is to stow your stuff such as laptops, ipads into their cases when not used.
Last but not least is to relax so you don't get panicky. Some people are not much of travellers but you will get used to it once you get on.  

Summer Learning Journey Day 2: Bonus Activity

Bonus activity
Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand. Have you been to Wellington? If so, please tell us about two things that you did when you were in Wellington.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to go to Wellington, follow the link to learn more about this very cool city: Discover Wellington.

On your blog, tell us what two things you would like to do if you had the chance to visit Wellington. Would you go to the botanical gardens or visit the Beehive? Perhaps you would prefer to go shopping on Cuba Street or go out for dinner on Quay Street…

Day 2 bonus activity: The two things that I want to do if I visit Wellington is to see all the events they have been taking. Such as the Christmas parade, where carollers hits the streets and sing xmas songs. The other thing that I want to do when I go visit Wellington is to see all the paintings and arts that artist have been doing also their restaurants. It is amazing to see so many food they make.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey Day 2

Day 2 – Learning the basics
Now that you have chosen your country, it is time to decide where, within your country, you would like to visit. Many tourists will choose to visit the capital city of a country. It is often quite large and full of interesting things to see and do.
Activity 1
Before you go overseas it will be important that you learn a bit about the capital city of your country. Hop online and find out about the capital city of your country. Use this information to complete the five sentences below:

  1. The name of the capital city is ____Berlin_______
  2. The population of the capital city is ____3.502 million____
  3. In January, the weather in the capital city is usually _______________________
  4. The capital city is located in the ______northeastern of Germany_______ (northern, southern, middle) part of the country.
  5. The languages most commonly spoken in the capital city are _________english__________

Activity 2
One of the most popular activities in Madrid, the capital city of Spain, is called ‘Bullfighting.’ It has been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. In bullfighting people called ‘toreros and ‘matadors’ fight with a live bull. The toreros do most of the fighting and, ultimately, capture the bull and tie it up. Once it has been caught, the matador joins the fight and kills the bull. Although most toreros and matadors are men, there are some women who also compete in the sport.
Not everyone supports bullfighting in Spain. In fact, about 30% of the population want it to be banned (stopped) completely. What do you think? On your blog tell us whether or not you think that bullfighting should be banned in Spain. Please provide, at least, two reasons to support your decision.
I think bullfighting should be forbidden because you never know when some kind of person will get hurt really badly and it's desperately dangerous.
In Spanish culture in bullfighting they play kill for fun. but you never know what the bull will do to you. The next minute you are broken apart.   

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey Day 1 A1, A2, Bonus Activity

There are two reasons why I chose Germany because it looks really interesting and I am excited to learn more about it. It is well known and famous for their food. Which everybody loves to eat. Sauerkraut and bratwurst sausages. There are the most common food in Germany.
It is a western-european country with landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and north sea beaches.
The amount of people in Germany is 81.1 million people.

-Football is one of Germany’s most popular sport.
-Germany is one of the members of the European Union
-Did you know that over 100 Germans have been awarded Nobel prize in their field. As well as Albert Einstein who was also born in Germany.
These are the three facts about Germany

Letter to my sister: Hi Mia, this letter is to you just letting you know that I am going to a trip to Germany. I would like you to join me and come and explore their traditions and history. I have decided to go because I am writing posts about Germany and I have also entered a blogging competition. I will be there for about 4 days and come back.   

Thursday, 8 December 2016


Walt: Synthesise information from multiple sources.  
Success Criteria: I can make links between the multiple resources I access to determine what is a physical or chemical change?

This presentation is about explosions. Our group Dr Seuss and all the other groups had to read 5 texts and write one sentence per text. We had to answer the following questions and post it to our blogs with our learning intention.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

My Mentos & Fizzy Drink Animation

Loseli's Experiment from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Hi this is my animation I have created. This term we are learning about the three states of matter. Solids, Liquids and Gas. The experiment that I have created is a mentos and fizzy drink experiment. Team 5 had to chose one experiment so that we animate it. Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Word Problem W7

Walt: Apply my number knowledge to word problems

This is week 7's maths work. my learning intention is applying my number knowledge to word problems. Our maths teacher Mrs Tele'a has given us a presentation to answer and solve. Then post to our blog.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Letter of Support

WALT: Compose a letter using vocabulary to add effect. 

Dear Peter and Jules (Waiau Family)

I am genuinely sorry for what you have been through. I desperately hope you are alright and safe with your family. I am also sorry for your granddaughters past and also her young brother.   

I am extremely sorry for your house being destroyed by the devastating earthquake that has been hit in North Canterbury. I understand that Sophia is buried inside the same plot with her little brother.

Many memories of your granddaughter will always be in your heart. It is good that you are shifting Sophia’s memorial stone and cross. To your new home. I hope you are safe and that you don’t have injuries, also your family.

I am a student from Pt England School, up north in Auckland. My name is Loseli and I am writing this letter to you for support of your family and your community.

Sincerely, Loseli

This is a letter of support to the people who have been hit in Kaikorua Wellington and other places that the earthquake has hit. This letter has been written to the Waiau family. Their house has been destroyed by the terrifying earthquake. I really hope they are okay and that God will be with them. God Bless Waiau Family.