Friday, 9 November 2018

Armistice - Commemoration

Today we had our own special commemoration to remember the soldiers and the great war. A member of the defence force came to show his respect and to answer our questions we had for him. During our commemoration each of the classes had their own poppy with all the pupils names in the class written on it. After that a song was played to pull the New Zealand flag down then raise it back up again. Then we all sang the New Zealand Nation Anthem and left to our classes. The member of the defence force came into our classroom and was free to answer any questions we had about him or the defence force. He explained to us the different army jobs you can do and what he did to get there. We learnt that an infantry is soldiers who stand their grown and fight the enemies and artillery are people who are at the back line firing over the infantry into the enemy territory eliminating them. We all enjoyed learning about World War 1 and the member of the defence force and hope that one of our students one day achieve there goal of being in the army. On Sunday at 11'o clock It will officially be 100 years since the great war ended.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Armistice Collage

Today we remembered the people who died in world war 1 and created a collage about when world war 1 ended. These photos show people and the soldiers celebrating when the war ended. We added photos of the newspapers that came out when the war ended. We learnt that 135 countries participated in the world war and over 500,000 unknown soldiers fell.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Reading - Battle of the Somme

For reading we were learning about the Battle of the Somme that occurred on July 1st 1916. We first read a text explaining what happened during the war and a few facts about it. We read the text and answered the questions. We answered the questions about the war and got to write our own opinion about what we thought about the war. We have learnt that war shrines were like memorials made to remember the fallen soldiers.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Tech - Art

Today at tech we are transferring our designs onto our piece of wood. I have finished that step and are now up to colouring my finish design. After colouring my design the next step is to carve the piece of wood and use wet paint to finish our design. Next week I will be finish colouring my piece of art and will be up to painting it which I am really excited about. 

Thursday, 25 October 2018

The Highway Man

For reading we read a famous poem called Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. Back in the day a Highwayman was basically a burglar. We read this poem because if we were to learn this in college we would have full understanding about the poem. After reading the poem with the class and discussing what each verse meant Ofa, Sankyaw and I created a google drawing summarising the poem to make it easier for other people. We had fun learning about this poem and have learnt that back in the day the police were the kings soldiers.

Friday, 19 October 2018

Term 4 - Tech Reflection

Today we had our first tech session for term 4. We were onto moving our drawing from our papers onto a piece of wood. After putting your design onto the piece of wood we had to scrape the blank spacing with a chizzle. I have finish drawing my design and up to putting it onto a piece of wood. Our design had to relate to our culture so I decided to draw the Tongan flag and some simple Tongan patterns. Next week I'm excited to finish my wood piece and move onto using the chisel

Monday, 17 September 2018

Writing - Why people build bridges explanation

For the past week we have been learning about structures. Our task was to write a explanation about why people build bridges and reasons why bridges are used. In my explanation I have explained why people build bridges, The materials used when building bridges and why the first bridge was constructed. I found this take very helpful because I learnt that before bridges people used canoe's and ferry's to get across rivers.