Thursday, 13 December 2012

Push Play

Push Play! from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

The Push Play! group will show why exercising is important.

Clean and Green

Clean and Green from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

The 'Clean and Green' group in Room 7 put together a movie about keeping our environment tidy.

Honesty is the Best Policy

Honesty is the Best Policy from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

Be a Buddy not a Bully

Be A Buddy Not A Bully from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.


Tagging is Bad from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

Room 7's Favourite Ice Cream Flavours

This is a Google Presentation of my statistical investigation I did with my buddy Charday
We did a statistical investigation about Room 7’s favourite ice cream.
We followed a statistical process to help us complete our investigation successfully.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Room 7's Birthday Survey

This column graph shows students their birth dates.Three students in room 7's  birthday is on January.Two students in room 7's birthday is on February.Two students in room 7's birthday is on March.Four students in room 7 were on April. One student in room 7's birthday is on May.Most of the students birthday is on June.One student in room 7's birthday is on July.One student in room 7's is on August.One student in room 7's birthday is on September.Three students in room 7's birthday is on October.Two students in room 7's birthday is on November.Three students in room 7's birthday is on December.

Wordle Of Statistics

This Wordle is all about Statistics.

How does Electricity travel?

Electricity is a form of power that can make things turn on such as television,heaters,ovens and so on.

Are you aware that electricity starts travelling from the power stations? Most of the electricity people use comes from power stations.

Inside a power station is a device called a generator. A generator is an energy source, which gets its power from wind, water or coal. It turns blades of a turbine inside the generator.

Did you know that there is a spinning magnet that creates a flow of electricity?

After a while electricity travels to the power lines which is on tall towers that carries the electricity from power plants.

Then it travels to a substation where the transformers reduce the strength.This is called voltage.

Later on it then it travels to the distribution lines where it carries the electricity to peoples house and buildings. Finally electricity travels to our homes to make electrical appliances switch on.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

T.P.S Athletics Day 2012

Press play to watch a movie about our Athletics Day.

T.P.S NEWS- Athletics Day from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

Rewinding Back To June 2012

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 and 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.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Room 7's Favourite Fruit

This column shows students in Room 7's favourite fruit.Four students like apples.Two students like bananas.Two students like peaches.Two students like oranges.Ten students like Strawberries and six students like grapes.This column graph also shows that the same amount of students like bananas,peaches and oranges.The majority of students like strawberries whereas no one likes pears.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Shooting Explosions In The Air

Gazing over the beautiful night sky, colourful colours sparkled above us. Shooting explosions in the air  was twice as nice as seeing smiles on faces. As the flowerpots sweated with flames, I felt excited as more parties happened in the air. As we heard laughter in the background and cheering chants,sizzling sausages made me feel hungry.’BOOM BOOM BANG’was heard from every corner in the street. Dancing smoke was surrounding all of us as we breathed it in and raced down my lungs. One by one, colours just bursted up with popping noises which made us frightened. As I yawned, I felt really exhausted but I didn’t want it to end. I strolled down to my bedroom with a last forever smile, feeling that this day wouldn’t be forgotten. Ash and smoke travelled down the street like it was a misty fog saying its goodbyes.

Movie Making Evaluation

My Speech Evaluation

How did you feel about presenting your speech to the class? I felt confident and proud of myself because I wasn’t shy.

What was the hardest part about preparing a speech? The hardest thing about presenting my speech was memorising the words properly and using hand gestures.

What did you enjoy most about speeches? By finally getting it done and presenting it to the class.

How could you improve your speech making next time? To use expression and use more eye contact to the audience.

Different Types of Energy

Happy Halloween

The Three Musketeers

Once in a land called Soccer Land there were three boys named Joe, Mark and Sam.They were best friends ever since kindergarten.The three boys all went to the same school. Joe was the most popular out of both of them because his name is just like Joe Jonas and because he had wavy hair that would swing around while the cool breezy wind flowed by. On the other hand Mark was the youngest one and also the cutest one too. Sam was kind of like a nerd but not completely a nerd, he was just the brainy one. One day there was a special notice that had to go home to the parents and it was a notice that said: Soccer Tournament this Friday,You can also join for free.
Joe, Mark and Sam were so excited that they just signed up.They didn’t even know how to play soccer in fact they didn’t even know what soccer was.When it was time to train the three friends didn’t even know what to do so they just copied what everyone else was doing. It was quite embarassing for them because they were all doing it wrong, so everyone else started to laugh with joy.The boys thought that they were laughing about something else but they were wrong, really wrong. When they went home they were researching facts about soccer. After they had got all of those facts into their minds they were all ready.When it was Thursday they had got better and better and no one seemed to laugh at them any more because there was nothing to laugh about.

When Friday had come the boys were already fit and trained up. They learnt really quick about soccer because they are boys.When they had reached the soccer fields they all became nervous because everyone was counting on them escpecially Joe.Then the games were about to start the horn went on and the games had begun. Joe,Mark and Sam were off they were starting off with a good start actually, Sam and Mark had already got ten goals but Joe had only got nine goals.

Until there were only one minute on the clock until the games were finished and everyone was counting on Joe to get the last goal.
But Joe had caught up to the ball and took it off the other team and then headed to their goal.Joe had zoomed off with the ball so fast that they couldn’t even see him. He was stepping everyone with the ball. When Joe was nearly there he kicked the ball as hard as he could and then it went into the goal. Everyone was so proud of Joe that they had a party just for a celebration and his mother was so proud of him she bought him a new phone and a new ipod.

After few minutes later the three friends were called The Three Musketeers.Then they went to a pizza bar and celebrated there.Then after 5 years the three musketeers coach their own soccers teams now.

The End

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.

Friday, 19 October 2012

My Holiday

In the second week of my holidays, I was really sick.It was really stink being sick meant that I didn't eat that much and I wasn’t allowed to go outside and play with my friends.

Every day I would just sit in the sitting room and watch T.V.It was kind of cool but then I got sick of watching T.V so I had a little play but it was inside.But then it was night time.I got ready for bed  and then went to sleep.The next sunny morning I weighed myself.I was so happy because I had lost some weight.

When it was Sunday it was my cousins White Sunday.We had to get ready so early because we were going to the celebration at my uncles house.When we got there.There was a table full of yummy food.There were also cool decorations.After we had ate we had frozen ice blocks.It was really delicious.Me and my cousins were playing tiggy.I only got tagged once it was quite funny though.

Later on we had a lolly scramble.Me and my brother Toma got heaps of lollies.When it started to get dark it started to rain so they had to put the bouncy castle down.Then we went home.We had went home with my cousins.When we got home we had a long rest because we were exhausted.Then we watched New Zealand’s Got Talent as a whole family.

My Wordle About Energy

This is my wordle that I have made and it is based on energy.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Community Celebration Day

Whanau Day from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

On Wednesday the 26th of September we had had a community celebration at our school because we were opening our new Kai Garden.We had our school Kapa Haka group perform Maori songs.The children showed their parents to the hall to watch a movie about our 'Kai Garden Day.' After that some students were presenting projects about the Ko,Worm Farming, Compost, Maori medicine and how to make Kete baskets. I was presenting, it was kind of scary but I got used to it.

Topic Reflection

Energy –The Balance of Life

What is energy?
Energy is the power that keeps us humans going and moving.

Where do humans get energy from?
Humans get their energy from food,plants and even water.

1. What substance does a tree use for food?(highlight your answer in yellow)
a. photosynthesis                                                       b. chlorophyll

c. glucose                                                                   d. leaves

2. What four things does a tree need for photosynthesis? (highlight your answer in yellow)
d)_Carbon Dioxide___________

3. What causes a tree's leaves to appear green?
Glucose causes the leaves to turn green.

4. What signals a tree to preparing for winter?(highlight your answer in yellow)

a. The days become colder.
b. The weather becomes dry.
c. There are more rainy days.
d. There are fewer hours of sunlight.

5. How does a tree get water?(highlight your answer in yellow)

a. It makes water in its leaves.
b. It turns glucose into water.
c. It absorbs water through its roots.
d. It uses photosynthesis.

6. Why do a tree's leaves change color in the fall? (highlight your answer in yellow)

a. The tree has less chlorophyll.
b. The tree has less water.
c. The tree has no leaves.
d. The tree is growing quickly before the winter sets in.

What is compost?
Compost is like a fertilizer that help make plants grow healthy and strong.

What are the things that you cannot put in a compost bin?
List 5 things that you can put in a compost bin.

  • Brown Stuff
  • Green Stuff
  • Dead Plants
  • Leaves
  • Food Scraps

This term you have completed a group project about the roles, rights and responsibilities of how people maintain sustainable food sources.
Draw a flow chart that represents the responsibility that people have to maintain the food source your group researched this term.

Sustainability group topic (e.g pork farming):_Pork Farming__

Draw and label a picture that represents a healthy Kai garden.

What have you learnt about this topic?
What did you like about this topic?
What is your role in practicing sustainability for a balanced future - at
home, at school, in my community?

I have learnt how plants grow and what they need to grow.The thing I liked about this topic was making our projects and presenting to them to the parents.Also I liked the trip when we went to Mangere Mountain.
My role in the community is to never litter and to always choose the right choices for what I eat so that I can have a balanced diet.Also I have to always participate in all discussions so that I can understand what I am learning about.I have to start doing chores around the house can be clean and green.This is how I can be sustainable at home.

Draw and label a picture that represents a healthy Kai garden.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Loud Shirt Day

Today is 'Loud Shirt Day'.This day is about supporting deaf kids.All the money will go to the deaf society so that technology can be provided to help kids hear better.

We think that this is an important charity as the money will help kids like Charday in our class who is partially deaf.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

When Fish Came to Tahiti

One hot splendid day there lived two children named Anna and Joshua. They lived on a beautiful and most gorgeous island called Tahiti. The island was surrounded by lovely palm trees, pure white sand, glimmering water that would shimmer around the seagulls while they would swim, fantastic fale’s and excellent people in the village.  The two kids always wore spectacular looking clothes. They always wore the same colours.  If Anna wore blue and red Joshua would wear blue and red so you get what I mean. They were like twins except they weren’t family. But they really wished they were because they loved to have sleepovers with pillow fights and eat mouth watering fruit with delicious smoothies to drink.

One day the whole entire village started to moan about the amount of fruit they were eating. Every day they would have fruit for breakfast, fruit for lunch and fruit for dinner and even fruit for a quick snack.There was lots of moaning going on!!! Every day the children would wake early from all that racket. They couldn’t even shut their eyelids. Until one day the children had enough of the moaning so they got up and stepped outside and shouted to everyone”STOP MOANING SO WE CAN HAVE SOME SLEEP, IF YOU DO STOP MOANING ABOUT EATING FRUIT THEN WE WILL PROMISE THAT WE WILL FIND YOU SOMETHING ELSE TO EAT BEFORE SUNSET!” So the children went off to find something else that the village could eat.The children  would do anything to stop that annoying moaning.

The children were searching for hours. Suddenly they spotted something moving around in the ocean, it was a fish, but there was more where that came from. There was a whole sea of fish! The children found some string, a long wooden stick and a hook that was as sharp as a swordfish quilla quill. With all those tools they could catch fish for the village to eat so they managed to catch a fish and  then cooked it. They had a little taste of the fish, it tasted so succulent that the children were hungry for more but they had marched off to tell the whole village about the tasty fish. Then they gave people a taste of the fish they loved it. They thought that the fish was mouth watering with all its flavours. They just wanted  more and more. The Mayor had announced that fish is the best food ever to be caught and cooked in Tahiti. So fish was the most popular food for a long time. The children had saved the day from eating fruit for the rest of their lives. They still liked to eat fruit but not ALL THE TIME!!!

The End

Tuesday, 7 August 2012


This is my Popplet related to Photosynthesis.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

My Wordle

This is my Wordle related to Photosynthesis.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012




What did you like about this term’s unit?
  • Using a camera.  
  • Having the opportunity to edit a movie. Some of us are now confident to edit a movie and are now going to be helping our teacher edit T.P.S News.

  • Working as a group to plan our movies.  
  • This unit helped us build stronger relationships with each other especially when we were working as a group to produce and edit our movies.  
  • Speeches! - doing and preparing a speech helped developed our presenting skills. 
  • We have become confident in sharing our ideas without being shy. 
  • Learning about movie making equipment like the tripod, imove programme, flip cam etc.  
  • Enjoyed learning about the movie making process - brainstorming, planning, script writing, storyboarding, filming, editing, presenting.  
  • Learning about the different effective camera shots.  
  • Everyone in our class was in a movie.
  • Finishing the movie off with a whole school Academy awards. This made us feel very proud of our hardwork! We felt like REAL professional film makers.
  • Our whanau and friends being proud of us - they really appreciated our movies.
  • We have definitely expanded our knowledge about movie making and have developed good movie making skills that we want to share with others. We look forward to continuing our Movie Magic journey and learning more fun ways to extend our movie making skills.
What challenges did you have with this unit? 
  • Waiting for our turn to film because there was only one flip-cam and a tripod.  
  • We had some groups using the same filming location so we had to wait for them to finish filming and sometimes it ment we couldn't film because they were taking too long. For example the staff room, corridor, reading room etc.
  • We couldn’t film sometimes as some students were away and the weather was not too good as well.  
  • Memorising our lines for our scripts. 
What interested you about this unit?
  • The editing process.  
  • Adding sound effects and music to our movies.  
  • Learning how professional film makers make movies and trying to develop their skills throughout the process of our film making experience.  
  • Learning the movie elements helped us to make our movies interesting to watch! 
  • Solution
    How could we improve on this unit next time. 
  •   More flip-cams and tripods.  
  • Have the Imovie programme on our netbooks so that we could edit our movies instead of waiting for a group to finish.  
  • Practise our lines at home with our families.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Spelling Cloze Task

I am learning to create a cloze task that includes my spelling words for this week.

Can you fill in the gaps by using the words provided below?
  1. I have five great_________ of humor.
  1. In my body I have a digestive _______.  
  1. There is a flavoured chips called salt and________.
  1. His education gave him an __________ over the other students
  1. The word ______________ means a big group of people
  1. A natural disaster could _______ any country in the world.
  1. The word ___________ means a home,apartment or a residents.
  1. Could you ___________ me and my wonderful family.
  1. I booked a  ______ to go to Hawai'i.
  1. I have to ________ in my learning to make me a better learner.
  2. Some people in N.Z  press the ____ button to not listen to the ads if they are not interested.
  1. When we publish our work we have to _______ first to make it sense.
  1. When we are videoing something we first have to press the _________ button to capture everything.
vinegar advantages system flight  

destroy entertain dwelling sense  

association increase preview recording  


Writing Reflection

This week for writing we are focusing on speech writing.Today in our writing lesson we learnt about speech presentations and the structure of a speech.We also brainstormed different topics for speech writing this week.I have decided to write a speech about haircuts because firstly I think it is really annoying when you get a haircut, secondly it just ruins your beautiful hair and last but not least some barber shops don’t even know how to cut hair like professionals. I look forward to writing my speech about haircuts for my speech presentation next week.

Friday, 25 May 2012

B.A.R Key

Use the BAR key to improve the design of a digital camera.

The key that I did was the BAR key this represents bigger,add and replace.I used a digital camera.The thing I did for  bigger is making the lense a bit large so that you could capture people thats not in the footage.Also I added a note pad and a pencil so when someone is filming and they forget their line we could just tell them.Lastly I replaced the flash button into a zoom button so when you want to see it closely you could just press the zoom button.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Character Description - Ellie

Today I read a story about ‘Communication Breakdown’. This story is about  three aliens who came to planet earth.This story is a play. We are practicing our presentation skills as this will help us prepare for our movie making project next week.

The character I play in the story is Ellie. She is one of the children who gets frightened from the aliens and who is greedy to be on the news.I think that Ellie is a great character to play but she is a bit poshy and greedy.

Friday, 4 May 2012


Peter Pan

We watched a movie called Peter Pan.
We think that people should watch this movie.

People should watch this movie because it has good actions.
This movie has good actions where characters fight each other with the swords .Also there is funny movements.

People should also watch this movie because it has great background.This movie has great background like the forest,the sea and Wendy’s house.
So we definitely think that people should watch this movie.

By Mehi