Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Shreyas' Autobiography

Autobiography of : Shreyas Nagpal

Shreyas Nagpal was born on 19th June, 2006 in Otahuhu, New Zealand. His mum’s name is Monika, and his dad’s name is Sandeep. He stayed in Otahuhu in his first home for a couple months, then he moved to New Plymouth. That’s where he stayed for about 6 years, He went to St Pius school for year 0, and during the Christmas holiday after his first year, he moved to Auckland. He first got a house near Botany Primary School. That was where he met his friends Enrique and Anay. Around the same time, his little brother, Aayush, was born.

At the end of year 1, He moved near Pakuranga, and went to Sunnyhills School for the rest of his primary years. His friend Anay also moved to Sunnyhills, but Enrique stayed at Botany Downs. For 3 years, he stayed at our house down the Meadway, Pakuranga, but then, bought a house a bit further away, on Cascades Rd. Now, he’s finished year 6, and his brother is in year 3. Shreyas’ hobbies include; Gaming, Playing with Lego, making Youtube videos, and collecting Pokemon cards. He plays 1 sport: Tennis. When he grows up, He wants to become a Biomedical Scientist.

                                                    His current home ^

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Bailey's Autobiography

Auto-biography on Bailey Holmes
Bailey on her parents wedding day (2017 22 August)

Bailey Jade Holmes was born on the second of October 2006 in Pakuranga, Auckland. She has one little brother called Max, a mum called Sarah and a Dad called Chris. She also has a cat called Molly.. Bailey loves Netball, dance, her friends and playing with her cat Molly.
One of Baileys favourite memories with her family is when they all explored the South Island of New Zealand in their caravan. Her favourite place was Dunedin and Christchurch. While they were down there they went on the Shotover Jet in Queenstown.

⬆Bailey and her family on the shotover jet⬆

Bailey grew up with her cousin Me’a Bankier. They became very good friends and are still good friends now. Bailey started Pakuranga Kindergarten at three and became friends with a couple of girls - Abby, Kyla and Emma. They had the best time together. Soon she turned five and had to leave. She started at Pakuranga Heights School with Abby and Kyla and not long after she met another friend, Sophie. Barden. Sophie has been a very good friend to Bailey and they are still best friends now. When Bailey finished year two she moved schools and started going to Sunnyhills Primary. Guess who was in her first class… Me’a! Bailey had such a fantastic time at Sunnyhills and one of her favourite times was in Year Six when Mrs Fowler was her teacher. She went to Year Six camp at Lakewood Lodge.. She had the best experiences alongside her amazing friends - Stephany, Me’a, Sophie, Jessica and many more. She will never forget any of those awesome memories.

⬅Bailey at Lakewood Lodge Camp.

Bailey likes to dance. She goes to Neverland Dance studio and before that went to Dance Xpress. At Dance Xpress she won her very first real trophy, The Roman award. The Roman award is for never giving up and always trying your best. The Roman award was named after the owners son. Baileys favourite sport is netball. She plays it, loves it, and breathes it! She tries to go to all the Professional Series games with her mum and sometimes her friends too.. Bailey plays for Sunnyhills Netball Club. Bailey also got invited to join a Netball Talent Academy for Howick and Pakuranga Netball.  Her favourite player in netball is Silver Fern Bailey Mes. In 2017 When Bailey was 10 she won her very first netball trophy. It was the Coaches Choice Trophy. Bailey plays summer and winter netball and is coached by Renaye and Kasia. The netball prizegiving was funnily enough in Baileys school hall, at Sunnyhills! When Bailey received this trophy she was more prouder then she ever had been before. She hopes that she can continue to improve and play netball in the future - her dream is to be a Silver Fern and play netball for her country, NZ

← Renaye, Bailey and Kasia at netball prizegiving

By:Bailey Holmes.♡♡♡

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Our Autobiographies

An autobiography is an account of a person's life written by that person.

 It makes me wonder if the best moments that have ever happened in your entire life, will someday be the stories you took the time to write down.

Leora Isaac

Leora was born on the 13th of June 2007. Leora was Born in India Chennai. Leora lived in India for about two months. Then she moved to South Africa for three  years. When she was three and a half she moved to New Zealand Auckland.

Leora has a mother, father and a twin sister. Leora’s mother’s name is rosily Sunil. She is a teacher who teaches international students english in Ntec in the Auckland city. Leora’s father’s name is Sunil Isaac. He is a banker who works at ASB which stands for Auckland Saving Bank.

Leora  use to go to Arahoe School. Leora moved to Sunnyhills School when she was nine and a half years old. Her very best friend is Dominique Wiper. They both love art and they are both very creative.

On their last passion project for the year it was based on inventing. Dominique and Leora invented a board game called Game of Fun.
Leora does well in school and sometimes finds it hard to do maths but gives it the best shot, no matter what!

Leora’s favourite things to do is Art. She loves painting and drawing. She likes to invent stuff that can be recycled.  

When Leora grows up she wants to be a cake artist with Dominique her best friend.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Inventor Biographies - work in progress!

We have been learning about inventors and inventions. In writing we chose to focus on how to write a biography, first we had to all learn what one was. We have read biographies and taken notes from ones written about a famous inventor. Next we used those notes to construct our own biography about our chosen inventor. We have focused on how to structure a biography in time order of the inventor's life and the use of paragraphs to link our facts. We have edited, partner edited and had a conference with the teacher. Lastly we are publishing our biographies onto a class slide so we can print it and have our own published book about famous inventors. This is a work in progress, I have added the slide now so you can keep an eye on how our class can work together using our devices to create a collaborative piece of work.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Welcome to the Dragon's Den

This term we have been learning about inventors and inventions, what better way to celebrate this learning than making it authentic, lets invent!  The children have been learning about how to make a pitch, and being an inventor.  We followed the inquiry process to question, seek answers and create a possible solution to a problem.  Once we have presented we are reflecting on our learning and considering how we may have done things differently if given the chance again.  Once again I have been blown away with where the children can take their own learning.   I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Diwalli Celebrations - Thanks Monika

Monika read us a story that taught us all about Diwali

We used powder and a rangoli stencil to make the patterns on this table, Monika added a candle to the centre of their design

We used dyed rice and coloured powder to make rangoli patterns on our tables

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Matthew Y and Joshua - HTML

Cooper and Ethan - Commonwealth Games

Me'a and Stephany - Trends

Gareth - Or should we call him "Ed"

Our Passion Project Presentation - The slideshows

On Monday Room 7 started to present their Passion Projects with the class.  We have lots of demonstrations and practical activities that students have organised.  Shared on here are the presentations that they shared with our class. We have all evaluated each others learning and given feedback and feed forward. I am always impressed with the high standard our students achieve with these presentations.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

The Gingerbread Man - Room 5

The Three Little Pigs - Room 5

Goldilocks and The Three Bears - Room 5

Miss Cinderella - Room 5

Literacy Week Rotation

For literacy week all our classes have been rotating to all the senior classes.  In Room 7 I decided to focus on fairy tales.  We learnt that a fairy tales always have an element of magic, characters are often in groups of 3 or 7, there is good vs evil and there will be some form of royalty.

We also learnt about Hans Christian Anderson who is a famous author many popular fairy tales like: The Ugly Duckling and Thumberlina.

Lastly the children chose their own traditional fairy tale and made a movie trailer to promote their story.  The groups had to come up with their own props and make their own basic costumes.  All of this had to be done in two block of learning!

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Joshua's Teach the Teacher - Origami Spinning Top

Joshua set up a live video to demonstrate how to fold an origami spinning top.  The live video onto our big T.V. really helped us to see and understand all the folds, this spinning top was made up of three parts and lots of complicated folding!

Andrew's Teach the Teacher - Supercharging Paper Planes

Andrew showed us a new technique for making paper planes, we all folded our own and then took them outside to see whose plane would fly the longest distance.  We tested them three times, Andrew's technique was one of the best!

Leora's Teach the Teacher - The Alphabet Game

Leora taught our class how to play the Alphabet game, we will add this to our class games we play!  Everyone had to go around in a circle and name something using the letter Leora told us, it was harder than you think!

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Jessica taught us some 5 minute crafts

Jessica showed us hoe to make a loom band ball, a great way to use up spare loom bands

Everyone got to make their own piece of coloured Blu Tack, this was very simple and a great idea!

Cathy taught us how to make white bread! Our class smells like a delicious bakery!

This is a breadmaker, it kneads and cooks the bread

YOu need to add yeast to bread, this is what makes it rise

Cathy's list of ingredients

In the breadmaker and ready to go!

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Rippa Rugby

Cooper taught our class how to play Rippa Rugby for his Teach the Teacher activity.  He organised our class into 4 teams and we go to play against each other.  Cooper was the Referee, he had to make some tough calls.  We all had lots of fun and loved having a run around!

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

mBots - we had some very excited users of the mbot kits

Our class get to timetable 45 minute blocks where they can write code to operate the mBots, they can then test the mBots on the track and then make changes.

Finlay from Room 3 visited and took us for a training session, we got to see the mBot dance!

Thursday, 27 July 2017

My Kids Like Building Huts - Fort Friday

We thought outside the box today and made forts, we had to co-operate, think creatively, manage ourselves, relate to others and contribute.  Best of all we had fun!

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Patrick's ANZAC Diary

Monday 17th September

Day 12, 2:32pm 1917

Dear Diary,

Our newly dug trenches have just been breached by the enemy’s heavy artillery. We are currently trying to barricade and reinforce our command post entrances. The enemies are also trying to raid us with their infantry and bombard us with a plethora of mortars. Unfortunately we are losing this war. Our food supplies are decreasing very quickly and more soldiers are getting infected with trench foot.

Wednesday 19th September

Day 14, 1:06am 1917

Dear Diary,

Our Commander has spoken and we are about to do an attack and we have to cross ‘no-man’s-land’, all of us are hoping that we can break through the enemy’s frontline defense. “Attacking in 10 seconds men!” Shouted the commander, I loaded my trusty rifle full with bullets and told myself that it was going to be okay. “Chaarge!” shouted the commander with glory. All of us charged toward the enemy trenches, in them we could see many soldiers firing bullets at us, around me I could see soldiers falling. I quickly stabbed someone in the head and kept running. Just as I was about to stab another person, a soldier hiding in a trench beneath me, slashed his bayonet at my hand and my rifle fell to the ground...

Thursday 20th September

Day 15, 7:36pm 1917

Dear Diary,

I am EXTREMELY lucky to be saved by one of the soldiers, though my hand has been sliced off. It has been bandaged and I can see the blood seeping through it. Fortunately, it was my left hand that had been cut off and I’m right handed, right now I have been called off by our commander and I don’t have to fight (I can’t even hold a rifle.) Hopefully, I’ll be able to see my family once more.

Friday 21st September
Day 16, 4:56pm 1917

Dear Diary,

The tables have turned, we have finally broke through the enemy’s front line defense and raided their command post! All enemy recruits have perished from our howitzers and we are currently making our way back to our home-land and planning to have a massive victory celebration. Many of our troops died but in the end it was every man for himself, I didn’t have the courage to go out
and save the helpless soldiers.

By Patrick

We are going to publish our next piece of writing on Booktrack, here is a short video to watch about it.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Who Dunnit?

Room 7 children came to school on Monday to discover their class had a murder scene taped off in the middle of it.  They had to solve clues to find out what was used to murder the victim and who the class murderer was, lets just say they were caught red handed!

We spent the day solving maths riddles and problems.  We even used our murder scene to inspire some fiction writing.