Friday, 24 November 2017

Athletics Day Post

Today, we had an outstanding day. This Friday, was athletics day. Now, we didn't go anywhere to compete in activities. We didn't go to a track for running, we didn't go to a sand pit to do long jump. No, this was all done in our school. There were quite a few activities, some of them being common known games and challenges, and the others being ones that not most people would know. We had 9 activities altogether, but I will now be adding in every little detail. Only the major ones. We were already set up for teams to compete against each other, to make it more of a challenge, rather then joining in with activities. I, was in the blue team. Sadly enough, I was not with any of my friends. Although, it was obvious that it was going to happen. In my team, there was Te Ponamu, Fui, Neveah and I. We were all spit up into year levels, so that not everyone was competing in the same challenge. The first activity I took part in, was the egg and spoon race. The rules are simple, go from one area, to another. The challenge to this would be the you have a spoon, with a fake, or sometimes real, egg place on it. You would dodge obstacles, go over things, and race other players. In the end, my team came in second, but only by a few seconds. We then moved onto the next challenge, Basketball and Netball Shootout. This time, we had to, with our team, throw a basketball or net ball into a basketball of netball hoop. We would have 1 minute to see how many times we could score. I don't know what place we came, but we got 14 points for the basketball part of the game, and 8 points for the netball part. A quick run through, and we have scored an extra 150 points in the shot putt throw, just won our team long jump, scored 45 points (Which seems like a lot, but it's not much compared to the other teams) in hula hoop throw, and lost in surf lifesavers. I really enjoyed today, the only con I can think of is that I am still really tired from it, and I have really sore legs.


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Maths: Probability Survey And Test

L.I: to compare and contrast a probability test with a statistical survey

This week for maths, we had to create a probability survey and test, that would show us the probability of a number to be picked. For our survey, we would go around the entire class, and ask everyone to pick a number. We would have their choices limited to the amount of sides on a die. My limit for this activity was 12. We had to do this all in our books, but then later, recreate what's in our book, as a D.L.O (Digital Learning Object). For our test, we had to roll our die a number of times corresponding to the amount of sides. It being 12 for me. I rolled the die 12 times, and there was no winning number, All together number 1, 4, 10 and 12 got chosen 2 times. My survey winner this time, was numbers 7 and 8, both having ten picks.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Fire Station Visit

Today, we got an amazing opportunity. We were kindly given the chance to visit the local fire station, for fire fighters to teach us about what they do. It was a lot of fun, and the experience was breathtaking when we saw how far the hose can blast water. We were also shown that there are 3 compartments at the back on each side, and they hold all the needed tools and devices that allow them to proceed further into fires, and let them communicate to each other. The best part had to be when we were sprayed by misty water that didn't get us too wet. This was just as awesome as it was when part of the Auckland Police Team came to our school last week. I really do hope we next get a visit from the ambulance to finish this all off.


Friday, 17 November 2017

Maths: Game Show Videos

L.I: to convert the number of chances probability into the percentage probability

This week for maths, we had to either create a game, or a scenario that allowed people to have a way higher chance of winning. For this activity, I worked with Alex, and Julian. We had to, write down our idea, record the shots, and then edit them together. I've added in the rules and details that I wrote below.


The idea is to create a game show video, with presenters, contestants, and bonus rounds. There will be a spinner with both of the contestants names, one of them being bigger than the other. A pencil will be pointing towards the spinner, and when it stops spinning, the person that the pencil is pointing at has to do a challenge. There will be another spinner with 5 challenges instead of names, the hardest being the biggest, to the easiest being the smallest. The same rules apply, there will be a pencil pointing, the spinner will stop spinning, and whatever challenge it lands on, the chosen person will do that challenge. If they succeed on that challenge, they will be given a number of points depending on the challenges difficulty, and how well they performed it. Whoever the spinner chooses, that person is the only one to do a challenge. If it lands on the contestant, then the presenter can’t spin the challenge wheel for them to attempt to complete. Whoever it lands on, they are the only one who has a chance to win. However, if someone fails a challenge, then the other player can take that challenge for themselves to complete for the points to win.

Some extra details are that Alex will be the first and last presenter. Julian will be the second presenter, and Jack will film and edit the game show. All group helpers (A.K.A Alex, Jack and Julian) will be contestants, and have the higher chance of being picked / win. Our game show name will be Wheels and Challenges. Alex is going to be the presenter for each video, and the presenter is also the one that the contestant has to compete with. Jack will be director and editor for each video, but will also be contestant for second video. Julian will be contestant for each video, but will have the higher chance once like Alex and Jack. Each player has 5 seconds to 1 minute depending on the challenge.

Character Roles:

Jack will be director and editor and second video game contestant
Alex will be game presenter game contestant

Julian will be the main game contestant for round 1 and 3

Video 1:

Video 2:

Video 3:

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Police Visit: Police Helicopters And Police Dogs

Today, we were given a visit by part of the Auckland Police Team. It was an awesome experience, and we learnt quite a bit. All together, we saw a police helicopter, and a police dog. We all enjoyed it, and we could all hear the juniors all saying awww once the dog had arrived. One thing that we found out was that there is a camera on the helicopter, and that camera costs $850,000! We also found out that German Sheppard's have 42 teeth! I personally was super grateful that we were given this opportunity, and I'm pretty sure everyone else was too.

Blog Commenting: My Comment I've Published

Today I posted a comment on Alex's blogpost showing his Keyboarding Drills.

Blogpost Link: Click Here

My Comment:

Inquiry: Trades

LI: To look at more than one information source when researching.

LI: To record facts in your own words

This week for inquiry, we again had the same must do as last week. Although, this time instead of doing it on professionals. We did it on our local trades. We, like last week, had to get with a pair, and you and your pair would choose 2 of the given trades. I worked with Florence, and we chose to do Public Transport Driver, (A.K.A bus driver) and Delivery Driver.