Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Learning how to code!

Today we started learning how to code!

We did it on a website called www.code.org.
You have to work your way through different courses, that teach you different stuff. The course 1 is really basic stuff like how to move your character to the left or to the right, or up and down.

It gets harder when you move into course 2 and keep going.

Here are some pictures of us working on our coding.






One student even finished Course 1 within one hour and posted on her blog about it..
Alyssa @ Tamaki Primary School: Learning how to code!: Today we went on www.code.org which is a website that teaches kids how to code. Coding is like the background of how games work. I complet...

If you are not sure how coding works, check out this quick movie. Coding is when you control how a game works by moving blocks (the coloured brick looking things on the right hand side). 
 

Making up one whole.

Today we made fraction flippers so we could see different combinations of how to make up one whole.
We learnt that 2/8 is the same as 1/4, and 3/13 is the same as 1/4 as well. Because of this, there are lots of different ways that you can make up one whole.


Here are some students blog posts.

Hiria @ Tamaki Primary School: Equivalent fraction of one whole

Auckland @ Tamaki Primary School: equivalent fractions of one whole: 1/4 + 1/4 + 3/12 + 3/12 =1 whole 2/8 + 2/8 + 1/4 + 2/8=1 whole 3/12 + 3/12 + 3/12 + 2/8=1 whole 1/4 + 1/4 + 2/8 + 3/12= 1 whole 1/4...

Eve @ Tamaki Primary School: equivalent fractions of one whole:  1/12  1/4   1/8  1/12 1/4 1/8 

Syraiah-Lee @ Tamaki Primary School: equivalent fractions of one whole

Dziah @ Tamaki Primary School: equivalent fractions of one whole

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Celebrating our own learning achievement!

As part of our inquiry, we have been celebrating different parts of ourselves and our lives.
Today we had a look at our learning achievements.
Miss Ashley gave us our assessment data from term 1 and term 4, so we could compare it and see how much we have moved up in our levels.

Here is how the levels work...

Writing levels
Starts here and goes higher and higher -
1B
1P
1A
2B
2P
2A
3B
3P
3A
4B
4P
4A
5B
5P
5A

Maths levels
Starts here and goes higher and higher -
Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 4
Stage E5
Stage 5
Stage E6
Stage 6
Stage E7

Stage 7

Then we created a DLO to explain our achievements.
Here are a few..

Timote @ Tamaki Primary School: This is my achievements from term 1 to term 4.I ...: This is my achievements from term 1 to term 4.I have moved a lot of levels I am proud of myself.

  Hiria @ Tamaki Primary School: Celebrating my learning achievements.: This is my learning achievements from Term 1 to Term 4. I have worked very hard and moved up lots of levels.

  Mary-Jane @ Tamaki Primary: Celebrating my learning achievements.

  Syraiah-Lee @ Tamaki Primary School: celebrating my learning achievements

Monday, 28 November 2016

Safety Online



Today Room 6 students made some infographics to inform how kids can stay safe online.





By- Alyssa





By Syraiah Lee





By - Auckland




By - Saia

Celebrating our Families



Today we used google drawing to show why families are important to us and why it is worth celebrating what our family members do for us!




Saia @ Tamaki Primary School: Celebrating my family

A great reflection by Sossaia - as part of our inquiry unit "Celebrating Me", we are thinking about all the other things about us that are worth celebrating. Today we are writing about our families!







Saia @ Tamaki Primary School: Celebrating my family

Dziah @ Tamaki Primary School: WHAT THINGS ARE WORTH CELEBRATING ABOUT MY FAMILY

A great reflection by Dziah - as part of our inquiry unit "Celebrating Me", we are thinking about all the other things about us that are worth celebrating. Today we are writing about our families!



Dziah @ Tamaki Primary School: WHAT THINGS ARE WORTH CELEBRATING ABOUT MY FAMILY

Friday, 25 November 2016

Finger painting

We did finger painting in our syndicate. Check out our hyacinth flowers.




Syraiah-Lee @ Tamaki Primary School: the secret life of pets



Syraiah-Lee @ Tamaki Primary School: the secret life of pets: On thursday room 6,7 and 8 went to the movies in howick and we watched the secret life of pets it was fun to watch even though some people ...

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Hiria @ Tamaki Primary School: Lilliput minigolf

Hiria @ Tamaki Primary School: Lilliput minigolf: Today room 6,room 7,room 8 and half of room 10 and room 9 we all went to the Lilliput mini golf it was in anorak first we all went in room 6...

Monday, 21 November 2016

Sosaia's Reflection on today's fun activity


 Today, students from TPS had an education day called EOTC. In Tamaki Primaryƛ name, EOTC stands for Education outside the classroom.  Today the activities that we all participated in was Bowling and Lazer strike. It was fun because I was playing with my friends and we were shooting each other on the Laser Strike. What I liked about our trip we made is that I was trying to be respectful and helpful for my teacher Mrs. Sharma because it is her birthday today. Here are some photos above from where we were.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Mojtaba @ Tamaki Primary School: nets shapes

A great explanation of what we did in maths today by Mojtaba!



Mojtaba @ Tamaki Primary School: nets shapes: Today we made a cuboid  out of a net it was fun I made a sponge bob  one it looked cool . And if you look down you will see my sponge bob...

Nets of shapes

Today we were learning about nets of shapes. A net of a shape is what the shape looks like when you open the shape up.

We used nets of shapes to make 3D shapes like cubes, cuboids and pyramids.








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Here are some of the shapes we made.








#MannequinChallenge

This morning we did the #mannequinchallenge.

Most of us have NEVER done this before so it was a bit confusing and a weird experience.

Check us out!



We challenge you!

Symmetry

Today we learnt about symmetry.

Symmetry is where a shape or object is mirrored or the two parts are the same.

We used lots of different shapes and we cut the out and folded them in half (vertically and horizontally) to see if the two sides were the same. 

Then we sorted the shapes into categories - vertically symmetrical, horizontally symmetrical, and asymmetrical. We had to agree or disagree with the other groups if we thought that shape was vertically symmetrical, horizontally symmetrical or it wasn't symmetrical at all. 

Asymmetrical means when it isn't symmetrical, the two parts are not the same. 


Friday, 11 November 2016

President Trump

Today we talked about President Trump and the elections that happened this week.
We used this DLO to research Clinton, Trump and the election. 









Then we talked about everything we learnt about the two people - Clinton and Trump.





Then, we went away and wrote about our opinion. Some people thought they would vote for Trump, and some people thought they would vote for Clinton. 


Check out some of our work by clicking our name.

Here is what some of us thought..


Thursday, 10 November 2016

Google Drawings - tips and tricks!

Today Miss Ashley showed us lots of tips and tricks for using Google Drawings to make our pictures look amazing. We learnt about 
-CROPPING TOOL (this lets you cut part of the picture out)
-RESIZING (making a picture smaller or bigger)
-MASKING (making a picture fit inside a shape like a circle or heart)
-RED MARKER LINES (so the picture is in the middle of the page)
-PNG FILES (drag and drop) (We have to use PNG so they don't have ugly backgrounds, PNG has no background)
-GROUPING (This lets you kind of 'glue' two pictures together to make one picture)
-TEXT (rotating text)

Miss Ashley showed us how to build layers into our drawing, sending some of the images behind or in front of the others so it looks nice. We practiced lots of how to find good PNG images that we can layer together to create a very effective image.


Here are some of the drawings we made using these new skills

Dziah (made by Miss Ashley)

Joshua - great PNG finding of the balloons and fire works. (The bunting and rugby ball aren't PNGs, see how they have funny white backgrounds)

Mojtaba - Great layering of his face on top of the circle of roses.

Syraiah-Lee - Amazing use of PNG's to create the ring around your face and how you made it look like you are wearing a crown! 

Stanley - Again great use of PNGs to give yourself bunny ears.

Wesley - Good use of confetti, bunting and balloon PNGs in the left corner,.

We still need practice finding PNG images because sometimes it says they are and they aren't, so some of us have weird backgrounds on our images, but we will get better and better the more we practice. 

We are very proud of ourselves for the new skills we have learnt today.
What do you think?