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'