Thursday, 20 June 2019

"Save fish, for a better future"

Save our fish, for a better dish
How would you feel if fish wasn't in our world anymore? Fishing can be a hobby to a lot of people in many different ways. Did you know that fish are vertebrates animals that live in the water?

Kai moana food for the sea, Kai moana to feed the family
Imagine if a special tradition was lost forever, because of the amount of fish that was left? In the Tongan tradition we have Ota ika. Imagine if there wasn't enough fish available for this traditional dish to be tasted by the children of tomorrow? What would happen if fish and chips wasn't a thing? I bet you would start thinking about different ways to solve this problem right? Remember that sustainability is important to ensure our fish for the future.

Fish for the future and there will always be more Kai Moana for you and me
Don't forget to take some salt ice, to keep your fish cool and nice! If you are fishing from a boat, remember to tell all the adults to wear their life jacket. If you catch a snapper, get out your ruler to check if it's undersize. If you ever catch a saltwater fish that needs to be returned, use a wet towel to release from the line.

Fishing is a big kiwi tradition, which means fishing has always been around. New Zealanders love to catch and eat fish. Having no fish would mean that, no jobs in this industry will be around, no money will be paid and no more fish will be exported to different countries like Japan. If the fish are too small, be sure to let them go, so that they can grow. Keeping our fish clean and healthy will give a great opportunity to the next generation.

Respect the sea for a better future
Now tell me, how do you feel? Fishing can be a hobby to a lot of people in many different ways, but if we don't make wise choices it can be a problem.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Ballet - Royal New Zealand Ballet

Yesterday LS2 was lucky enough to take their first ballet session with Chloe. Chloe is a member of the Royal New Zealand Ballet. We were taught a dance sequence from RNZB's current show ' Black Swan, White Swan' - based on famous ballet ' Swan Lake '. " Commit to the movement to get the best affect" says Chloe. The warm up that we did, included feet and hand movements. We danced to an amazing routine that everyone managed to complete. A big thank you to Chloe for teaching us the amazing ballet skills. Also a big thank you to Fiona (Viliami's Teacher) who organised this event to happen.  I enjoyed doing this routine, because this was my first and ever time getting taught, by a ballet educator. The best part was getting to rehearse our routine over and over again. 

Monday, 17 June 2019


This week for reading we have been looking at different types of ballad poems. The ballad poem that we talked about was the Waltzing Matilda. The Waltzing Matilda poem is a ballad poem, created by Banjo Paterson. Angela and I worked collaboratively to create this activity. Listening to the poem, we used our inference strategy to draw the clues in the poem. In my image I have included the features, of a Swagman lying underneath a Coolibah tree. We unpacked the language in the poem and identified what each word meant in it's own context. Above shows the summary that Angela and I have written together. We added 20 important words from the text, 6 most important words, and we used the 6 words to sum a whole summary about our story. 

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Strengthening connections to Maths language

LS2 has been strengthening their connections to the maths language to help understand what written maths questions are asking us. At the beginning of our maths session, we shared the different words we use to say 'hello' and thought about how this could be confusing for people who are learning to speak English. During our maths session, Mrs Anderson asked us what we thought the meaning of a plane is. Everyone had thought it was the transportation type, but in the maths context it was a flat surface. We need to know the what words mean in the maths context to help us understand the questions that we are asked. To complete this activity my group and I dragged each word to their maths box. We used the explore tool to help us define the meaning of a word. 

Student Led Conferences

Every year at Panmure Bridge School we have Student Led Conferences, which means every student has the opportunity to show their families the work that they have completed. Each student created different DLO'S about their 2019 learning journey. I included a link for each subject, a photo of myself, and my 1000/500 blog posts badge that I earned last year. Last night, I showcased my work to my parents. I was really proud of myself, because of the feedback that I received from teachers, parents, and families. My favourite part about last night, was getting to share my strong connections towards my learning with my parents.

Monday, 10 June 2019

English to Tonga Planets

This term for inquiry we have been learning about space. For this task Sulia, Fui, and I created a DLO that showed the understanding of our vocabulary that relates back to our inquiry topic. As a group we worked collaboratively to create screencastify with the translations of both English and Tonga. We have added interesting facts and images for each stated planet. 

Friday, 7 June 2019


Today LS2 completed their second session of their rotation. Since Mrs Heka was away, we had a reliever to fill her in - Ms Ellis. This meant that we weren't able to do food tech, but we managed to complete different types of worksheets. This worksheet included word finds, picture finding, and poster making about food tech. If we completed these sheets we could create a poster that shows others to beware of hot surfaces or anything. The challenging part was trying to find carrot in the word find, because it was spelt diagonally.