Thursday, 23 November 2017

Smoke Alarms

In LS2 we have been talking about to keep safe from fire. Having smoke alarms all around your house can be very helpful because smoke alarms sense smoke and makes a loud screeching sound to alert you. Make sure to have one in every bedroom. Make sure not to have placed in the kitchen because when you are cooking it will trigger the smoke alarm I have worked with Sylis to complete this DLO.

Visiting The Fire Station

On Tuesday Panmure Bridge walked up to the Mt Wellington Fire Station. When we first arrived there, we asked questions. We learnt that if you call an ambulance there is a fair chance a fire truck might show up before an ambulance, but that is ok because they are first responders and know what to do. We then went outside and got to see the fire truck the the equipment in/outside of it. They explained to us that when people are stuck in vehicles, the firemen cut/destroy the vehicle to get the person out. They then demonstrated it with a vehicle, with nobody inside it. We then asked more questions. I learnt that they have different types of clothing for different types of jobs.

How The Fire Service Help Our Community

I have created a DLO explaining how the fire service helps our community with my group: Sylis, Tiava, and Lyric. The first thing we did write down 20 important words then choose 6 from the 20. The last thing we did was make a 25 word summary using the 6 most important words that explains how the fire service helps our community.

Powtoon - A message to our Community

I have created a powtoon about to share a message with our community with my partner San Kyaw. The message is for LS1 and it is about why we need to look after our teeth. In this powtoon we have explained what tooth decay, cavities and what tooth plaque is. At the end of our DLO we have created a list of ways to keep away from things like that. 

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Maths - Problem Solving

In maths we have been doing some maths problems. This week the problems we were solving involved using our times table and our division. I have worked with Fraidoon to show our learning through a DLO (Digital Learning Object). We have included the backstory and the LI (learning Intention).

Monday, 20 November 2017

Reading - Summarising

In reading we have been reading novels. The novel my partner (Eric) and I are reading right now is called One Wheel Drive. We have made a summary of a chapter (3) we have read. We first typed in 20 important words then we took the 6 most important words from the 20 we typed in. The last thing we did was write a 25 word summary using the 6 most important word. We have highlighted the 6 words in the summary. 

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Police Squad Visit

Today the whole of Panmure Bridge School got to see a helicopter land in our field. We managed to see the helicopter land in our top field. The helicopters name was The Eagle. They said that there were only two police helicopters in New Zealand. It was really windy when it landed. Our whole school went around it and got to see the outside of the helicopter. We then asked the police some questions. The next thing we got to see was the police dog. The police dog we met was name Kahu. Today was a fun day because, we got to experience something rare.

Thursday, 9 November 2017


This week for badminton we have been practising our forehand grip and our backhand grip. To improve our grips we were doing rally's. My partner was Eric and the highest we managed to get was 15. The grip I find harder is the backhand because I sort of have to twist my wrist. I had a lot of fun at kiwisport and I am looking forward to improving more in Badminton, for our next session.

Orcas Adaptation

In LS2 we have been learning about the adaptations of an animal. I chose an animal the starts with the first letter of my name. I decided to choose an Orca. I found very interesting was how long an Orca's fin is, it can grow up to 6 feet. That's taller than me. At first it was hard for to find the adaptations of an Orca, but I kept researching and kept using keywords and manged to find the answers I was looking for.

Manaiakalani Film Festival

Yesterday Panmure Bridge School went to Sylvia Park Hoyts to watch movies created by schools in the Manaiakalani cluster. Our school went early in the morning but since our bus driver was late we missed our session. We then booked another session during the day. We managed to arrive there an hour early. Once the session we booked started we went in. The movies that were shown there were only from Pt England School and Tamaki Primary. This year's one is special because it celebrates the 10th year of the Manaiakalani film festival. Although it was just films from those school I enjoyed watching them. When we got back we were able to go on the Manaiakalani website and watch movies from other schools. We also left comments on them.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Three Ways to Keep Safe From Fireworks

LS2 and LS1 have talked out about the past of Guy Fawkes. We then got into groups of four and have been asking questions to each other. Since Guy Fawkes day is coming up soon, in our groups we have come up with three ways of how to keep safe from fireworks. One thing we did not include in our DLO is keeping animals/pets away from fireworks, especially dogs because they are very scared of the noises the fireworks make when they go off.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Writing Explanation

How Children Learn at School

Children are curious to know things. They learn in many different ways. If they don't know what to do they ask for help. They watch others and copy them, because learning is a big part of their lives. 

They are curious to know this because they want to be able to do it. They ask for feed-forward so that they can improve in the ares they need more improvement on. They watch their friends to learn new things. They help themselves learn by taking risks.

They learn about things that interests them. When children take risks  not only are they learning learning new things, they also get an experience of what it is like.

Children practise their skills to improve their learning. One of the things they do is ask questions and focus more. They gain knowledge from others by asking and use it to improve their skills.

Children are curious to learn things. Not all the time children know what to do so, they ask questions. They learn in many different ways. learning is a big part of their lives. They watch others and copy them.

I wrote this together with my partner Jorja. After we had finished we went to another pair and asked them to proof read it. We also asked them to give us feedback and feed-forward.

Feedback:  You have linked some paragraphs and used commas
Make sure your sentences make sense. Put lowercase letters in the right place. 

Screencastify - Maths Strategy

In LS2 we have been using a tool called screencastify. I found this harder than I thought. I had to re record at least five times. I found this tool interesting because this is a great way to show our learning. I decided to show my thinking through a maths strategy. The maths problem question was fractions. I will be sure to use this tool in the future to show more of my learning. I have inserted a screenshot of my plan above the video.