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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Taking it back to pen & paper

Yesterdays Maths lesson with Tape Measures group, we looked at finding a fraction of a number. We started by going over our knowledge of fractions and how we solve problems like what is 3/4 of 24? Our group did really well and solved that easily. They were then modelled the steps to solve problems like the one shown in the presentation below. It was quite handy using pen and paper as it made it easier to manipulate numbers and writing fractions. Take a look at our hardworking group and don't forget to leave us a comment! We really enjoyed our maths lesson!

Friday, 24 March 2017

Pacific Poly Pride!

Have you ever been to Polyfest? Polyfest is a festival where different schools perform in a variety of different cultural groups. There are many stages where you can perform such as Samoan, Tongan, Cook Island, Maori, Niuean and more.  Yesterday the Yr 7 & 8’s of P.E.S got the opportunity to go and explore the Polyfest Festival at Manukau Sports Bowl. The first thing we did was go to some of the cool workshops they had at Poly. The workshops were there to teach us and all the other schools about our culture and many more things.  I have to say it was pretty cool. There were some cool performances and delicious food.

One of my highlights would have to be eating all the food. The food was so nice it tasted like heaven. There were Island food, Cook Island donuts, Mango and Strawberry smoothies, ice cream in the pineapple and watermelon, panikeke, otai and many more.  The food was absolutely delicious.  

My second highlight was probably watching the Diversity stage with my group. The diversity stage was very entertaining because I got to see how other cultures perform and express their culture. It was cool seeing an ex-pt englander on the stage performing in the Fijian group.

I think it is important for students to go to Polyfest because they get to go and learn at the new workshops. I think it is important because they get to learn about all the different pacific islands and cultures. I think more schools should go to Polyfest and learn because it is really fun and you learn.

Overall I think the Polyfest was very enjoyable and fun. I learnt heaps from the different workshops and enjoyed every moment. I loved watching the different performances but my favourite part of the day was eating the lovely food. Thank you to Mrs Sio for buying us food!

By Venetia
Room 5


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Literacy happenings!

Check out what our Bunnies literacy group have been up to. For the past 2 weeks they have been working on their novel studies. Each member of the group chose a novel to read and write about. The novels were some of Roald Dahl and David Walliams books. Here is Alisha's work around her character study. Enjoy and remember to leave her a comment.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Visual Mihi

Talofa Lava! Each year we always start our very first DLO as our visual mihi. This is a picture of ourselves surrounded by the things that are important to us and our interests. Take a look and please leave some feedback for our tamariki in Room 5. Kia ora!

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Place Value with Scales maths group!

This week we have been working on our place value knowledge! We used place value houses, place value blocks and dice to help us remember the order of the place value houses. Check out our Scales group with Angels, Chyrus, Justus and Pou as they worked in pairs. The activity came from Miss Fepulea'i and her maths group. They had to roll 5 dice, order from largest to smallest, then be able to say the number out loud to their partner. Ka Pai Scales group!

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Matching Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Atareita has done an awesome job matching the correct fractions, decimals and percentages.
Check out her blog for more fractions work! Link here

Marshals Water Cycle

Our reading the past 2 weeks have been about the water cycle. Based on the texts we read and the diagrams we saw, we had to create the water cycle to show our understanding. I hope you like it. By Marshal - Room 5