Friday, 14 October 2016

States Of Matter

For the first week of literacy in room 5 we have been learninng about the states of matter. In reading we were given this activity to complete before the end of the week. The three main states of matter that we learnt about were solid, liquid and gas. Give three examples of each state of matter?

What’s the difference between the three states of matter?
A solid is something that is hard.
Liquid is something that is wet.
Gases give people or things air.
Write 3 sentences explaining something new you learned from this reading.
Juliet , Koula , Alizhay

Liquid: When you are holding a water bottle it gets heavy but when you drink it , gets lighter every time you drink from it , even takes up space.
Solids: Solids have weight they even take up space , but there are different kinds of solids , just like a basketball , Ice cubes and gold.
Gases: Gas is another thing that takes up space , for example air can take up space in a rugby ball.

Alizhay, Juliet, Koula- From watching the video we learnt the difference of the three matters, The three matters are liquids, solids and gases. All three matters have weight and take up space. While water is in a water bottle it weighs something and takes up space on the inside of the bottle, but if you drink the water it starts to get lighter. A solid also has weight and takes up space, Some solids can also turn into a liquid. Gas is just like the other matters they have weight and take up space, Gas is like air. Air can take up space inside something like a ball.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Sleeping Advice Column

In literacy last week we had been learning all about sleep. We have created an advice column for those that cant sleep properly. We learnt a lot of different things about sleep that we didnt already know.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Hiwi the Kiwi

Yesterday morning Pt England school had visitors from Hiwi The Kiwi. Mr and Mrs Minstrel talked to us about keeping our environment clean and keeping our birds alive. They gave posters to people who answered their questions. They taught us different songs and actions that had different meanings and tell you some things you can do. Mr Minstrel showed us a photo of his favorite type of birds and also told us that one of those bird died from eating plastic from the ocean. Mr and Mrs Minstrel had ask us if we could put our rubbish in the right place or our birds will die from the plastic.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Show Not Tell

This week in Mr Wiseman's literacy class we have been working on how to show instead of tell in the stories we write. The subject we wrote about was cross country. The part I chose was the the ending of cross country. This is the paragraph I wrote.

My nerves started growing as the finish line was in sight. I felt the burning heat in my chest as i raced past Miss Berry. My heart was pounding like the beat of a drum, My stomach twisted and turned. Finally i sprinted over the bright white line exhausted, The race was over.  

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Saia and Gabe's Trip

At the end of last term two students who attend Tamaki College came to talk to the year 7 and 8's about an opportunity that they'd been given. There names are Gabriel and Saia. They told us that they had been chosen to go to Silicon Valley in America to find out more about different places. They told us some places that they were visiting and which one they were excited about. They also got to stay in America for a whole week. 

This morning Saia and Gabriel came back to Pt England to tell us about there trip to Silicon Valley. They told us the places they visited which was Alcatraz Prison, Xero and Facebook. Also kiwi landing pad,Twitter adn Khan Academy.  They said it was a cool learning experience. 

Friday, 12 August 2016

Muscle Fatigue

This week in Mr Wiseman's literacy class we have been learning about fatigue. Muscle fatigue is when your muscles get tired from exercising.In the audio and presentation it tells you some ways that you can beat fatigue and  what our muscles need to work properly.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016


In Mrs Tele'a's numeracy class we have being learning our ratio's. In our maths class we have learnt how to write and read ratio's. This is the presentation with the question we were given and our answers.