Month: December 2022

Summer Learning Journey | Grand Designs

This week for Summer Learning Journey, I have done my grand design. As you can tell from the image above, I have created a tent at the beach, with sunblock, fries, jandals, a mini Christmas tree, chilly box, with soda’s, towel, beach ball, as well as a beach umbrella to keep away the sun.

I have chosen this summer shelter used for relaxation in warm weather at the beach, in addition because Aotearoa Has a great sunset, and a sunrise at the beach. I’d like to have this because I been to the beach many times, but have not relaxed and had a tent at the beach for a long time, and the location could posibly be Piha Beach, which is located in the west Auckland, New Zealand.

I enjoyed doing this activity because I think its important to think about what kind of summer shelter you would like, and design your own with everything you would like in it.

Summer Learning Journey | Treasure Hunt – Create your science toolkit

This was the first activity for the Summer Learning Journey Nanogirl activity. In this activity I worked with Jaylee to find the materials to the clues that were given to us, to help find exactly what she was looking for, to create our own science toolkit. On the DLO, we have listed all the things we found form our search.

I enjoyed doing this activity because even though we couldn’t find certain materials, we managed to use other things to help us with the treasure hunt.

Summer Learning Journey | Toa Samoa

This week for Summer Learning Journey, I have done a teaser activity called Toa Samoa, wave the flag. In this activity I have labeled the different parts of the Samoan flag. The 5 stars representing the Southern Cross Constellation, the blue colour representing for the freedom, and lastly red representing courage.

I enjoyed doing this activity because I was able to learn the meaning behind each colours and symbols on the Samoan flag.


Summer Learning Journey | Unleash Your Inner Artist

This week I have done another activity called unleash your inner artist. I have used this Manga Character site to help me form a character. The first step to this activity was to made the outline for the character, after that I had traced the blue lines to make the character more visible, and added colours, which I then used a button which blended the colours more than the left side.

An interesting fact I found about Manga was how the first ever type of Manga was printed in woodblocks, with stories dating back to the 12 century.

What I have done to make the most of my learning time at Panmure Bridge School…

The two years I have spent in Learning Space 2 has helped me to make the most of my learning time in Reading and Writing. That means I have moved my learning to the next level. Last year I helped trial activities in lockdown for Sheena Cameron and this year I have taken part in a literacy program run by the University of Auckland. 

One of the many skills I have learnt in literacy is how to take part in an extended discussion, and I understand how this helps me strengthen my connections to the learning. Instead of answering ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to a question, I know I need to share my opinions and ideas and have the evidence from the text to support my perspective. I listen to the ideas shared by other people in my group and I know I can agree and disagree with their opinions. Most importantly we all understand that it is important to respect each other’s statements. 

Mrs Anderson and Mrs Fisi’iahi have also taught the T-shaped Literacy program. This means we read lots of texts about the same topic. At the start of the year we explored the Mood and Atmosphere in texts when we learnt about the Pioneer Maori Battalion. Mood is the feeling you get while reading each line in the text, whereas atmosphere is the overall feeling we get when we read the whole text. 

After that we learnt about characterisation. This is where the author describes what a character is like, which influences the reader to feel sympathy, or to look negatively at the character. One example I remember is the wolf in Three Little Pigs. He is the antagonist in the story as he is portrayed as the enemy. 

Our final unit this year was looking at the author’s perspective. To do this we looked at what point of view was used in the story by thinking about who was telling the story, or who’s perspective we saw the events from. There are 5 perspectives, first person, second person, third person, third person limited, and third person omniscient. 

I have also had some of my activities featured in Sheena Cameron’s Literacy books. These books give guidance to teachers and I am proud that some of the different literacy activities I have done will help others learn. 

Each time we learnt something new I tried really hard to understand what it was I needed to know to be able to do the work. A lot of the work we did was done collaboratively because in LS2 our teachers remind us that we learn best when we learn with and from each other. 

Early and Modern Mode of Transport. 

LI: To correctly draw and label a diagram. 

Today we were looking at the change of early and the modern mode of transport. We labeled the different parts of one of the land, sea, rail, and air. We also chose to do one of which were the interior, outside, or the engine. 

One of the differences between the two early and modern cars were how this the Benz Patent Motor Wagon, was created with wooden seats, which could’ve been uncomfortable to sit in, if someone needed to travel long distances, whereas the Mercedes-Benz vehicle is made with leather seatings.

I enjoyed doing this activity because it was interesting to compare the differences between the two, and how in the early mode of transport, there weren’t a lot of technology included in the cars. 

An interesting fact I learnt during this activity was how the the Benz Patent Motor Wagon was one of the first ever cars made.