Thursday, 28 February 2019

KiwiCan: Week 4

Yesterday we had our week 4 session of KiwiCan. In this session, we learnt about Tone Of Voice. Your tone of voice is the way you say something, an example of this is an uninterested voice, where it seems you do not care about something. Our topic this term for KiwiCan is Positive Relationships, and our theme is Positive Communication. Our energiser yesterday was a game called Fruit Salad. For this game, there were 4 different actions, with a call-out to match up with it. The first, Apple (Shake your hips to the left), followed by Pear (Shake your hips to the right), then Watermelon (Shake your hips back), and finally Banana (Shake your hips forward). Someone would be saying these randomly, trying to trick the players. Next came our activity. Our activity was called Positive, Negative Role play. For this game, we were put into 4 groups, and were given a single card for our group. On the card there would be a scenario, and we would have to make it a negative outcome. In my group, there was Matthew and I, who played 2 brothers who just baked cookies. Marieta and Angela played the 2 parents, and Sakina and Alice played the mean cousins. For our act, Matthew and I brought cookies that we made to our cousins, and we go to play. They then throw them calling them disgusting, while Marieta and Angela tell them to apolagise.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

KiwiCan: Week 3

Yesterday, we had our week 3 session of KiwiCan. This week, we learnt about active listening, and our topic and theme this term is Positive Communication, and Positive Relationships. Our activity, was a game called Chop Suey Salute. For this game, you have to listen to the caller, and he or she will call either 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5. Each number corresponding to a different action. 1 was a single punch, 2 was 2. 3 was two punches and a kick. 4 was both hands together, and a push. And 5 was an uppercut. You would compete against someone for this game, and whoever was faster would win the round. You needed to win 2 rounds to win, and the winner would stay for the challenger to compete against. The best player in our class was Julian, and we even had a champion from Learning Space 1 come in to compete. We had a lot of fun yesterday, and want to play more games like Chop Suey Salute next time.

KiwiSport: Week 3

Today, we had our second session of Ki o Rahi. For this lesson we learnt how the game of Ki o Rahi works, and played a game of golden child to understand where each team goes. There are two teams in the game, the Taniwha, and the Ki o Ma team. One teams role is to defend the centre, while their team mates run around the circle hitting each pou pole with a ball. The other teams role is to hit the centre with another ball to stop the person running. Although if you are playing Ki o Rahi in the style of golden child, then the running team will have one final person who is called the Golden Child, and they then run around the circle, and when they pass someone frozen they follow along. We had a lot of fun today playing golden child, and are all excited to play the real game of Ki o Rahi next week.

Monday, 18 February 2019

Summer Learning Journey: Prize giving

Last week, we had a special assembly. What made it special was that everyone who participated in the Summer Learning Journey received their prizes. For the assembly, we had Sophie and Hazel from the SLJ team present all of the prizes in front of the whole school. I received a certificate for being a part of the fun, and unfortunately didn't manage to get a full on prize. Although I am very happy with what I got. Luckily, Alex did so well that he didn't only win 1st in our school, but the entire country! I had a lot of fun participating in the Summer Learning Journey, and hope that the Winter Learning Journey will return to Panmure Bridge School.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Maths: Collaborative Challenge

This week for maths, we have been given a word problem to solve in groups. Our question was, "There were 1229 students in the school. If each student received 4 pieces of fruit a week, how many pieces of fruit were handed out?" In my group there was Julian, Giovanni, Alice, Chavda, Nidhi, Angela, Holly, and Miiana. After we had solved the problem, we needed to create a DLO showing our working out. We had a lot of fun working on the DLO, and solving the problem, and we're all glad that we are given a new question every week.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Writing: Creating A Sketch Note

This week for writing, our task was to create a sketch note with a partner about writing an explanation. A sketch note is a drawing that explains what something is by using arrows and thought bubbles, and other shapes. For this task I worked with Julian, and we had a whole heap of fun thinking and creating. We hope that we can revisit the task of creating a sketch note again. As it is a good thinking exercise, and it allowed us to draw pictures which is something we both love doing.

Inquiry: Role Models And Heroes

This week for inquiry, we have been given a few challenges for us to complete in groups. For this challenge, we needed to create a DLO that showed what a role model and hero is. In my group I worked with Angela, Giovanni Chavda, Nidhi, Alice, Julian, Jayen, and Holly. We all had fun on this activity, and hope we can return to something like it soon.

Inquiry: How To Show That You're A Leader

This week for inquiry, we have been given a few challenges to complete in groups. For this activity, we needed to create a DLO that showed how to be a leader. For this, I worked with Angela, Nidhi, Jayden and Holly. We all had a lot fun in this activity, and we also decided to put a few pictures that we drew into each slide.

Maths: E-ako

Today for maths as a warm up, we created accounts, and played E-ako. A free website to sign up for that helps you with maths by giving you problems to solve. Our challenge was to from the very start go through different courses in 20 minutes, and then blog about our score. I ended up completing 2 courses in that time, which meant that I was answering around 1 word question every 30 seconds as there are around 20 questions in the 2 courses I took. 

Friday, 8 February 2019

Assembly: Presenting For The First Time

Today was the first assembly for Term 1 of 2019 for Panmure Bridge School. This year, I am representing my school as head student, and I am very happy that I will be able to represent the school in many ways. For this weeks assembly, Mele and I spoke in front of the school, Julian and Fui showcased the new design to our school P.E kit, and all 6 leaders received their leadership badges. In my opinion, I thought we spoke really well, and that if we can keep our composure, and speak clearly, then we can become great leaders. After the assembly, photos were taken, and smiles could be seen across all of our faces. I hope that next week, we will have just as much fun as we did today.

Link to my Head Boy speech: Here

Teamwork: Creating A Sketchnote

L.I to define teamwork by creating a sketch note.
Today as a group we have created a sketch note to define what teamwork means. We have came up with 5 ideas that defines teamwork. In our group was Giovanni, Chavda, Julian, Angela, me & Nidhi. As a team we completed this activity.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

CARE Values: Presentation

Today was our first day back a school. This year, our class is made up of year sevens and year eights, and we have a few new faces to complete the class. We have been set up into groups that we will work in for the year, and the groups consist of a mix of pupils from each gender, and each year. For this activity, we needed to in our groups, think of what each of our School CARE values mean, and how they can be shown. Once thought of, we would write our answers on a template sheet of paper, and share our answers with the class. Finally, we would create a Google Presentation that would show all of our answers, and a picture of us doing exactly that. I worked with Angela and a new girl to our class named Nidhi, and we all had a lot of fun.