Friday, May 9, 2014

Immersion Assembly

Omg, what a great start to term two. Immersion assembly was amazing. I loved how there was lots of excitement in the hall and seeing all my friends.

What is an immersion assembly you say? Well at our school every start of the term we have an “immersion assembly”. The teachers perform or show a movie of what they're team topic is about, and us, team 5, our topic is about ‘SOUND’!

I loved the costumes that they had on. The costumes were colourful. They also had funny wigs on. These were bright as well.

My favourite performance was team 5. I like their movie about sound. In the movie they had showed them playing instruments. They danced, it was so cool and funny. My highlights of being back to school is seeing my friends.

Grace-Science Experiment

Science experiment:

Question: What will happen to the sound if I cut the straw shorter and blow through it?

Links to research about Sound:

Hypothesis: (What do you think will happen?) e.g. I think that….
The sound will go up
Materials needed:
Straws & Scissors.
Experiment (procedure):
e.g. Step 1 - Crease straw

Step 2 - Cut crease into triangle shape with scissors. Blow air into cut end

Step 3 - Listen to the sound it makes, then record it.

Step 4 - Cut the straw shorter

Step 5 - Blow on cut end, then record it.

Data (What happened?)
Makes a sound
The sound went higher
The sound went higher at 5cm than at 10cm

First we each got a straw. Then we cut one end of the straw into a triangle form. At 15cm makes a little sound. Next at 10cm then sound went higher. The final time I had cut the straw the sound went higher at 5cm than at 10cm.


My hypothesis was right because the sound went a little higher every time I cut the straw shorter.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


My amazing Highlights this term for me would have to been: Walking down to Tamaki College for P.E. I miss going there because our tutors were like the best. All the activities and games we played was really amazing and fun. Our groups name was the All stars, I think?

I have made improvements/progress in: I probably made improvements in my Math, because I've learnt lots of new things about math. I think I need to work on my multiplication more.  

I know this because: I've been trying to work on my maths. I really think that I need to work on my multiplication because I can’t really get my strategies right and if I don’t get that right then I won’t get the answer right.  

I still need to work hard to improve my Reading, writing and Math.

I am most proud of my efforts to do my Reading work because I always reread the questions and get them all right.

My 3 main goals for Term 2 will be:
1. Not be in detention,
2. To try hard in my Maths  
3. To be a good friend to others

Friday, April 11, 2014


My highlights about fiafia was seeing my old friends. I had seen a lot of people that use to come to Pt England. I saw Jasmine, I had known her for a long time now but hadn't seen her for a while.

When it was time to get change, I ran as fast as I could to my classroom. I tried fitting into my costume, my sisi kept on falling of. Trying to put my hair in place Mrs Lagitupu had told us to come in for a photo.

Sitting down and looking at others perform was amazing. The most annoying thing that bugged me was the sisi, because people kept on playing with it.

When it was time to go on, I felt very scared. I felt butterflies in my stomach. I was scared that I might get the dance moves wrong or no one would clap after our performance. but on the other of it I felt happy and excited as well.

When I was performing I had butterflies in my stomach. I was sweating because of the lights, it had made me hot. But it all went well when I was dancing.    

My favourite parts about fiafia was seeing the Samoan group. I love it how the were not shy, happy and trying the hardest. I like how they we getting into the music. I would love to see it once more time.  

Monday, April 7, 2014

Six Sentence Story. (Buddy Writing)

Once upon a time there lived a girl named Porscha Webster. She lived in Glen Innes, with her brothers and sisters. She was very good at Netball, she was better than me. Apparently she had a problem because ever time she gets excited she starts hitting people. She had a mental problem, so she had a chat with her mother and  Porscha took her mom's advice and she fixed her problem by going to the community council.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Netball- Grace

Netball is a very physical, hard working game. When you play netball you sweat, you get tired, you can hurt your self by jumping up high and you might hurt your knee. Netball is very hard to learn because we are not allowed to step.

]Wing attack, wing attack feeds the ball into the oval. But wing attack can not go everywhere on the court. Wing defence, defences the ball from getting to the other side. There's a lot more positions like gold shoot, gold attack, gold keep, gold defence and more.   

Last week we had netball trials. I got change into my P.E and waited for our coach. Once she came we had put our pips on and got into positions. I really wanted to get into team one. Sweat coming down my face as I was running for the ball. I got nervous when I was shooting the ball.

I love netball. last year I went to A.M.I. unfortunately I didn't make it to the next trial. My goal is to try hard and practise to get into a.m.i. Last year Porscha, Mary I, Mary L, Jaylee, Hope and Mel had trial with me.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sports at Tamaki College-Grace and Porscha

Well, Every Fridays classes, 2, 4 & 5 go down to Tamaki College. Well, Tamaki College is located in this little part of Auckland, called Glen Innes. We go to Tamaki College for Physical Education/PE. My experience from going to Tamaki has been AWESOME!

The Yr 7 & 8 Students have been put into groups of 10-12. There’s lots of activities to play like, High jump, Chain tag, relays, amazing race, rope jump and more.  

There are several reasons why fitness is important. Such as, losing weight, having fun or just having exercise. Can fitness be fun? Yes, of course fitness can be fun. We all play tag/tigy right? Well, that awesome game can help us lose a bit of weight.

Porscha and I think that going to Tamaki College is awesome! We both think going to Tamaki is good for our fitness. Also, to gain more confidence:)

Friday, March 14, 2014


Yay! Fiafia is coming up. Fia fia is a performance that the whole school learns. We can pick what group we would like to be in. We have a lot of groups like, bollywood, Kapa Haka, Samoan, Niuean, Cook Island and more.

Para 2: We have practices on thursday in the afternoon. We pick up little kids so they don’t go to the wrong class. We practices for an hour, we sing and learn hip hop moves, also we sway in some groups.

Para 3: I am in the niuean group. Its really cool learning the dance. I like it how my friend is in the same group as me, she really enjoys being in the niuean group. I was in the niuean group last year because my form didn’t submit, so I got put in the niuean group and I enjoyed it.   

Para 4: Fia fia is amazing because last year we had food stores, parents selling their food and lollies. I hope that it could be the same this year. I love how the stage is so big.

Para 5: Last year we had Fiafia night on our school field. So I think we are going to do it again. There was lots of parents, kids, grandparents, friends in the audience.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Sketchup (Explanation Writing) Week 5

Class two has been designing and using a 3D digital programme called Sketchup. Sketchup is a 3D drawing tool where you can design 3D objects. Sketchup is special because you can create anything in 3D and print it out as a 3D object.

You can download sketchup on a Netbook, computer or imac and you can also play it on the internet. Sketchup it used for creating. Also its for building, making and learning.

Mainly anyone can use it. Your teacher can use it, also students, parents and designers. There are lots of tools to use. Like a pullout box that can pull out your designs that can make it taller or smaller. There’s an eraser so you can rub out your mistakes.

Also there’s a pencil, shapes you can use and much more. My favorite things about Sketchup is that we can create things in 3D. I like using Sketchup in my freetime. I have Sketchup on my netbook so that’s even better.

I think that Sketchup is an amazing programme. I love it how it has so much tools to use. Our class would be making toys for little kids from Sketchup, then we would be making it a 3D toy in real life. I would consider using Sketchup and not any other programme.  

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Interviewing Year 2

Our class had been working on some ideas for what people might like for a toy. We would be designing and creating toys that would be fun for kids, also to play with on their free time. On Wednesday last week we walked to the village to interviewed little kids. I had interviewed Eden, Pisirina and  Katie. Eden is six Years of age, for a toy she would like is a mermaid doll. I  had ask her “why would you like a mermaid doll”, Eden replied “because its pink and pretty”.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Empathy means caring for one another. Sharing with other people who are sad, also empathy means understanding your friends. Looking out for one another is also very important. It also means when you can imagine how people are feeling. True friends can tell how your feeling. Some of the words that people say to you make you feel sad or maybe like even crying but theres always that one friend who understands how you're feeling. Friendship can relate to empathy because a lot of your friends can understand how you're feeling and can really cheer you up and make you feel better.