Thursday, 13 December 2012

Push Play

The Push Play! group will show why exercising is important.

Push Play! from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

Clean And Green

The 'Clean and Green' group in Room 7 put together a movie about keeping our environment tidy.

Clean and Green from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

Honesty Is The Best Policy

Honesty is the Best Policy from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.
This movie is one of the movies room 7 made and it is called Honesty Is The Best Policy.


Tagging is Bad from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.
This is a movie room 7 made about tagging.

Be A Buddy Not A Bully

Be A Buddy Not A Bully from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.
This is a movie room 7 made about Be A Buddy Not A Bully

Outside/inside Brochure

This is my brochure about 'Energy'. I used Google Drawing for the first time to create my brochure and I had fun making my brochure. During the process of making my brochure I learnt How to 

 I learnt how to make a pie graph for the first time,
I learnt how to use Google drawing
and I learnt how to change the font of my work and how to post it on my blog.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Room's Netbook Reflection

This is my presentation about my netbook and how I have been using it for the year

Thursday, 6 December 2012


This is my wordle about my netbook

Friday, 23 November 2012

6 Hats Current Events

This is my 6 current events thinking hats about a scientists that has invented a amazing creation for dolphins

6 Hats Current Events

This is my 6  current events thinking hats about a venomous snake that crept into a classroom in Australia.  

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Spelling Sentences

This is my spelling sentences. 
The words that are underlined 
are my spelling words for the week.

  1. The Sailor sailed all the way from New Zealand to America.
  2. Some of your fruit Waste has to go in the worm farm for the worms to make worm juice.
  3. Nuclear energy is a non-renewable type of energy that can pollute the earth.
  4. I had Guest on the weekend.
  5. People are getting grounded Including parents.
  6. The Thieves stole my lollipop.
  7. I always see Poo stains on my friends.
  8. A female has to go only in the girls toilet.
  9. Some people at school wear trousers.
  10. This task is so much Easier than writing.
  11. Coal is a type of natural gas.
  12. At first electricity starts at power Stations.
  13. Insulators  are the reason why you don't get electrocuted when you touch a wire that is working.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Room 7's Birthday Survey

This column graph shows room 7's birthday survey. 3 students in room 7 are born on january.2 students in room 7 are born on February. 2 students in room 7 are born  in March. 4 students in room 7 are born in April. 1 student in room 7 is born in May. 5 people in room 7 are born in June. 1 student in room 7 is born in July. 1 student in room 7 is born in August. 1 student in room 7 is born in September. 3 students in room 7 is born in October. 2 students in room 7 are born in November. 3 students in room 7 are born in December.

Room 7's Favourite Fruit

This column graph shows room 7's favourite fruit. 4 students in room 7 like apples. 2 students in room 7 like bananas. 2 students in room 7 like peaches. 2 students in room 7 like oranges. 10 students in room 7 like strawberries. O students in room 7 like pears and 6 students in room students in room 7 like grapes. This column graph shows the same amount of the students that like banana, peach and orange. The majority of students in room 7 like strawberries whereas no one like pears.

wordle - statistics

This is my wordle about statistics 

Athletics 2012

Press play to watch a movie about our Athletics Day.

T.P.S NEWS- Athletics Day from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

My Explanation

WALT: write a explanation

Have you ever wondered how Electricity travels?

Today we need electricity to survive. Electricity helps us live. Without electricity we will not be able to do many things like cook on the oven, search the internet or watch T.V for the news.

Did you know that most of your electricity first comes from power stations? Inside a power station is a device called a generator which is is an electrical appliance. Not many people know that an energy source - like wind water and coal turns the huge blades of a turbine inside of a generator which spins a powerful magnet.The spinning magnet creates a flow of electricity.

As strange as it may seem, after a while power lines from the power plant go to a place where transformers reduce the voltage. Did you know that eventually the distribution lines carry electricity to homes and buildings? This is where electricity is produced to turn on the electrical appliances. Distribution lines can be located overhead or under ground

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Room 7 Movie Trailer

In Term 2 our school's inquiry topic was about 'Magic Movies'. Here is a trailer of our movies we made throughout Term 2. 

Room 7 Movie Tralier from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

Manaiakalani Film Festival 2012 - School Is Cool

In Term 2 we were learning a lot about movie magic, and how movies can influence our world. We created many movies. We started by brainstorming key messages we could include in our movies. 

We also made a movie that explains how to plant kumara. It was really fun to do. We created this movie to inspire people to learn how to grow their own kumara.

Our movie for The Manaiakalani Film Festival is called 'School Is Cool'. We made it to share all of the cool learning and fun that we have at school.

Our movie was also shown at the Tamaki Primary Academy Awards. We created a PMI about Movie Magic and shared what we liked, what was challenging and interesting.

School is Cool from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Topic Words - Definition

Put the word in a sentence:
Atoms:A part or particle considered to be an irreducible constituent of a specified system.There are atoms in material like paper and buckets.*
Proton:Protons make up part of the nucleus of all atoms except hydrogen.A proton is part of an atom.*
Neutron:An electrically neutral subatomic particle in the baryon family.A neutron can make electricity change. *
Electron:Electrons are the primary charge carriers in electric current.Electrons are  negative particles.*
Voltage:A measure of the difference in electric potential between two points in space.A voltage could easily hurt a human being.*
Circuit:A closed, usually circular line that goes around an object or area.A circuit is like a little chip.*
Substations: subsidiary or branch station, as of a post office or an electric utility.Substations are electric places where electricity is stored and made.*
Transformers:A device used to transfer electric energy from one circuit to another.Transformers can give electricity to power lines to give to homes.*
Conductor:Something that allows electricity to flow through it easily. Water and most metals are good conductors. Conductors can allow electricity to flow through them because the electrons in their atoms move between atoms very easily.*
Insulator:A device that insulates.Glass is a good insulator, which can’t let electricity go through easily.*
Distribution:The act of distributing or the condition of being distributed.A distribution line could take electricity through many cities. It could go underground.*
Generator:An apparatus that generates vapor or gas.A generator could send electricity to substation.*

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Room 7 - Planting Kumara

In week 3 Room 7 planted kumara in our school kai garden. We would like to say a special thank you to Koro for helping us.

Press play to watch how we planted kumara. This clip was put together by Willy and Danisha.

Room 7 Planting Kumara from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Guy Fawkes

Today we did buddy writing with Room 8. We wrote a description about a guy fawkes scene. My buddy writing was Loni

As the moon shook hands with the sun we could see colourful fireworks meeting together with the stars.I could see little kids laughing and having fun with their sparkly sparkles. I could see families bonding together as if they haven't seen each other for years.I felt amazed and excited because of all the fireworks that were going on. 
I could hear fireworks exploding into my ears. I could also 
hear drunk people singing along to the fireworks. I could hear dogs barking and hiding from the fireworks with fear. I could smell the smoke gliding towards my face. I could also smell sausage sizzle and BBQ. I could taste the smoke coming in and out of my mouth and nose.

By Loni and Taylor

Friday, 2 November 2012

My Art Club Picture

This is my picture about art club. I  have been working on this picture for almost 12 weeks. the teacher that helped me to make this picture is Mrs Manuauge.  

Simple Sentences

This is my spelling words for the week. the words that are under lined are my spelling words.

WALT: put our spelling words into a sentence.

  1. Sometimes people have to use a signal to show that they are ready.
  2. Admit that you tagged on the walls!” the judge said to the little boy.
  3. Some people just set up a fight to get attention to  show that they are tough.
  4. When the judge finished talking to the little boy his parents face was full of disappointment.
  5. “When I grow up I want to discover the world,” spoke the little girl.
  6. When it is raining you have to stay indoors.
  7. Some people are afraid of wasps but actually they are more afraid of you then you are to them.
  8. “ This speech is very average to me,” said the Johns dad.
  9. Everybody has a supply  cupboard.
  10. When you get to university you usually to a project.
  11. there are different types of energy sources.
  12. I had used a chemical yesterday.
  13. You can transform a whole house into a kitchen.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Renewable and Non-renewable

This is my presentation about 'Renewable and Non-renewable energy sources'

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

6 Hats Current Events

This is my presentation about '6 current events thinking hats. this is about
 how scientists  found a new way for dolphins to breath.

Friday, 19 October 2012

My Video-Log About Energy

This is my first time doing a V-log. I really enjoyed talking to the camera.


This is my first wordle about Energy. Energy is our topic 
for this term.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Silent Language

This is a little clip of me writing my name in silent language 

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

My Journey To Universal

Hi, my name is Taylor. For my holiday I went to Hollywood in America. One place we visited was Universal Studios. It took 7 hours to get there from Sacramento which is in California. On the way there we pulled over to get some breakfast. When we finished eating our breakfast we hit the free-way again and we  continued the 7 hour drive. Only 4 hours left to get to our destination, we went past one of the famous mountains in California. I asked my dad why was it famous, he said “ Well a long, long, long time ago the American Indian people people lived on that mountain and they used to team up with California when they used to have disagreements with other states".
When we finally got to Universal we had to pay $ 20.00 for parking. I was soooo happy to be there!! Let the fun begin!!!!

Friday, 14 September 2012


This is my presentation about ' What Participation Means'.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Planting Around The World

WALT research information about the roles, rights, and responsibilities people have to maintain sustainable food sources.

Planting/Farming Around the World Group: Taylor, Malia and Chardonnay

What is planting like in Africa?
In Africa people find it really hard to plant fruits and vegetables because most of the time the weather is too hot and dry for crops to grow. Droughts often happen in Africa which is hard for plant sustainability to happen.

Facts about sustainable farming in Africa

In the  dry areas where it hardly rains, where do farmers get their water?
The water is brought into the dry inland farms through the use of irrigation and they can also use the underground water sources.
Compare farming and planting roles and responsibilities within 2 different countries. For example farming and planting in Africa and  New Zealand. Use a Venn diagram on Lucid Charts or use Popplet.

Importing and Exporting
How is food imported and exported around the world.
Some countries send their food on a plane,trucks,ships,boat or in a helicopter.
What foods are imported in New Zealand.
Mango, cassava, coconut milk, coconut it in planes and some export there plant, fruit and vegetables in the boat.
What foods are imported in New Zealand.
  • Mango
  • cassava
  • coconut milk
  • coconut
  • Chocolate
  • cookies
  • Banana

What things are exported to other countries

  • Wool
  • Lamb
  • Apples
  • Milk
  • Medicine

What is the difference between farmers in rich countries and in poor countries?

In New Zealand there is green grass and the kiwi’s have more water and healthy product but in African people don't have that much rain so they can't plant or grow anything except for caktus.If they want to grow something it would die because there is no oxygen to help it breath.Also in Africa there is no Clean  water or rain to help the plant grow bigger and bigger.


What are our roles, rights and responsibilities to maintain sustainable food sources.

  • Planting fruits and vegetables in your garden.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Look after your garden.
  • Make sure you water it  every day but make sure you don't water it too much or it will die.
  • Make sure that here is not too much  for the plant or it will not get the sunlight that it needs.
  • If you have pets or rats that like to  eat the things in your garden you must be careful or you can build a little cage for the plants.


Energy And Plants

This is my presentation about ' Energy And Plants '.

Plants Te Reo Maori

This is my presentation about ' Parts Of A Plant In Te Reo Maori '

Friday, 17 August 2012

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Simple Fractions

This is my presentation about Simple Fractions .

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

The Great Adventures Of Banana, Apple And Orange

One sunny brigh day in a town called Fruitland, there lived thousands of fruit and every Wednesday  farmers would put fruit in their humongous trucks and take the fruit to the markets. Out of all the fruit that was there, there were three fruits named Banana, Apple and Orange.They liked going on adventures but they didn't like to go to the markets on the farmers trucks.Orange had a round beautiful orange body with orange shining eyes like a superstar. Banana on the other hand had a long tall curved body, one hundred times better than Oranges eyes but he was really bossy .Apple on the other, other hand is a sweet little apple who always likes to follow Banana and Orange around.

It all started on a bright, sunny day. Banana, Apple and Orange were right at the front of fruitland singing a song and along comes a man named Mat. Mat picked Banana, Apple and Orange up and put them in his gigantic truck to get taken to the market.Banana starts panicking because they were getting close to the market and then he came up with an idea and he  said “Hey boys why don't we jump out if we do we have to do it fast!”
“Yeah I think so too we should, we are almost close to the market!” replied Orange.
“Ahhh guys, I don't think this is good Idea I mean we could get killed, this is serious,” Apple said.
“But the worst way to die is to get eaten by a human, isn't it,” Orange spoke with fear.
“Well yeah,” Apple replied.
“So less taking more moving!” Banana said.So the fruit jumed off the truck. “Aww!” apple cried “I broke my apple core!”  
“Ouch I broke part of my banana skin!” moaned Banana
“ Ohhh my gosh i’m blind my beautiful eyes are gone, ccccrrruuussshhh you banana!”. They were all arguing but until they saw a boat. They and stared for a while and then  banana said “Hey why don't we go ride on the boat maybe we will be safe over there,”
Apple said “yeah I think this is a good idea too!”.
So Banana, Apple and Orange walked to the boat and did you know what almost happened to orange? Well you know how he has no eyes he almost fell into the sea but luckily Banana and Apple were guiding him so he would be safe.When they got on a boat a man named Fread almost stood on the three fruits, then all of a sudden fred heard a little voice “Watch out!” Banana shouted to Fred “Hey who said that who said that whoever you are show yourself,” Fred said
“Its us we are little fruits down here at the bottom!” the three fruits said.
“Ohh my talking fruits!”spoke fred.
fred freaks out faits fred state's unconscious for a little while.

When he woke up he walks off the boat and carries the fruits out with him because he thought if he takes them home maybe they will explain to him how they can talk and where they came from. When they got to Fred's house, Fred carries Banana, Apple and Orange in to his big beautiful house.Then when they all sat down the fruits finally told fread what happened and why they ran away.Then Fred told them something and that something was to never run away because it might get you in a big lot of trouble.From this the fruits have learned never to run away no matter what, but these fruit were lucking because they got to live with fred in his big mansion .  

The End