Thursday, 13 December 2012

Push Play

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

Push Play! from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

Clean And Green

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

Clean and Green from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

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

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

Statical Investigation

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

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.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Guy Fawkes Description

I heard crackling noises as I woke up, I ran outside to see my family light the gunpowder filled  inventions. I could smell the bitter smoke and I could hear the blast of the fireworks. I could see the mass if rainbow coloured stars as they dissolved. On the other side of the street bonfires turning night into a fiesta. Animals were fleeing from the plague of explosions startling the stars. A range of lights making everyone excited and happy. I was alarmed from the flying gunpowder flying towards me before they scattered and landed towards the ground. A bright red star rocketed up into the sky greeting the other stars and paused for a moment and slowly made its way to the ground. I was amazed from the flaming red flare as it ended Guy Fawkes Day.

Friday, 19 October 2012

My V log About Energy

This is my first V log. I am talking about our new topic at school, Energy

Energy-The Balance Of Life

This is my Wordle of words that relate to this terms inquiry topic - Energy - The Balance of Life. 

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Sign Language

Hello my name is Willy and this my friend Etu. We are learning sign language and we are going to show you our names in sign language
Hope You Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Writing Description - My Holidays

Kelly Tarltons is one of the events that I attend on my holidays.Kelly Tarltons is at Mission Bay across okahu building.We  saw penguin like they’re related with pandas with the same colours black and white .I’ve learned that there are seventeen species of penguins that are left in this world wide.After we came back from the Kelly Tarltons tour we came and went to the park and had a lot of fun at the park.Later on we hiked to the wharf for a little swim and my sister came and picked us up to go home for our dinner .Then we had to go to my uncles wedding.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Community Day Celebration

Whanau Day from Tama ki Primary on Vimeo.

We had are kapa haka group to preform to the audience.
We had to talk the kai garden that we have done in the pass few weeks.
Half of our class had to talk about information about ko and worm farm.

What I've Learn't

Topic Reflection

Energy –The Balance of Life

What is energy?Energy is nutrients that we get from food but for plants there energy is the sunlight.

Where do humans get energy from?Humans get there energy from food and fruits that have nutritional fuel in it.

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)
b)___Water ______
c)_Carbon Dioxide

3. What causes a tree's leaves to appear 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  need food scrapes to help make the soil nutritional for the plants to grow fast.

What are the things that you cannot put in a compost bin?
List 5 things that you can put in a compost bin.
  • Food Scrapes
  • banana skin
  • brown stuff
  • green stuff
  • pine-cone

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):___Dairy Farming__

Insert the picture of your flowchart in this space

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’ve learnt that you can help the world by using sustainability to help maintain this world.

I like this topic because if we have no tree’s left you can help grow some more tree’s to make paper to draw on.

To be sustainable at home I need to help my family clean up mess at home
At school I can be sustainable with my friends by thinking positively and I can archive my goals by using the feed back from my teacher my to archive my learning goals.
My community is to be sustainable is to recycle the dirt rubbish that is throw en around.

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 deaf 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, 11 September 2012

Me And My Mum

I showed my mum how I use my netbook for learning by completing this Google presentation task.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

The Two Boys And The Fruit Adventure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   There were two boys named Mosi & Sione  and they lived in a precious island called Tonga.These two boys are twins and they both have blue eyes that look the same. Their eyes shine like diamonds.They have  skin that is smooth like the fur of a lion and they both have silky hair.

As they were around the island they took a glance at the beach and saw a seagull fly like a jet across the sea.The land is clean and green.

As they were walking they found a precious seed lying on the ground.As they picked up the seed it felt like slithery lines going side to side.The seed was a mango seed witch was the most expensive fruit to be sold in the market. At this particular market mangos cost five dollars each.

The two boys got newspaper and started to read it and they saw a house on sale for 50 dollars. They started to have a conversation to sell the mangos at the market.So they planed to  plant the seed in the soil to have mango on sale at the market for 5 dollars.

Mosi & Sione were growing it then they forgot to water it everyday but  the plant was starting to die then the clouds were starting to gather together like are herd of Elephants.
After that it was starting to rain and the plant was growing, growing and growing until it had 10 mangoes and the mangoes were as smooth as a mango smoothie.

After that moment they collected all the mangoes that they could get .Later on that day they were in the market selling all the fruit they can & they got enough money to buy their house. When they got to the house and the house was as sparkly like the sun.As they lived at there house as they lived at there new house they never forgot about the mango seed.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Simple Fraction

                      This presentation is about simple fractions.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012


This popplet is about photosynthesis


Thursday, 2 August 2012

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Photosynthesis Words

                                                 This is wordle about this terms topic 'energy'.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

6 Hats Current Event

This is about the 6 hats talking about current event about the Vixens vs Magics

Monday, 23 July 2012

Weekend Recount

On the weekend I went to my rugby game at university and we vs papatoetoe demons and we won 31-10.After that we had little treats and they were fizzy drinks ,chocolate, Banana and chips.On sunday morning we went to pick up my sister from the airport and we ate K.F.C and we went to take my aunty to the airport so she can go back to Australia in Brisbane. We were watching are cool movie called Benchwarmers and my favourite part was when he tried to hit the mailbox but then he hit the window of the car and the alarm went on.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Room 7's Movie Magic Trailer



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. 

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

My Speech About Bubble Gum


How did you feel about presenting your speech to the class?I felt quit nervous but I was still able to finish it.

What was the hardest part about preparing a speech?I think the hardest part was when I memorizing the words of by heart.

What did you enjoy most about speeches?When I was explaining the 3 main points.

How could you improve your speech making next time?By using eye contact much better and also speak more slowly.

Shade in the squares to give your speech a rating out of TEN:To be honest I think my  rating is are 6.


Monday, 28 May 2012

My Speech About Culture

This week for writing we are focussing 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 my culture which is Tonga. I want to share magnificent facts about where I come from. I look forward to writing my speech about my culture for my speech presentation next week.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Listening Post

Thursday 10th May 2012.

Retell the story in your own words?

The story is about drums .So the people on the island loves to play on the drums day the prime minister said these drums have to get taken away from you because it is very noisy.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Movie Magic key

Reverse Key
  1. Today for Reading I competed are Movie Magic Thinkers Key called the Reverse Key.I had to name 12 Things that are microphone can’t do.
  1. Play on mud with it.
  2. No putting water on it .
  3. No being silly with it.
  4. No using it as a rugby ball.
  5. No kicking it.
  6. No hitting someone with it.
  7. No throwing it.
  8. No flushing it.
  9. No playing with it.
  10. No banging it.
  11. No dropping it.

Etuate Alphabetical Order

Friday, 4 May 2012

Italy Vs New Zealand

Italy vs New Zealand.

We watched a movie called Italy vs New Zealand from Panmure Bridge.

People should watch this movie because it has good message for the audience.This movie has intelligent characters.The characters told their message about good sportsmanship through great acting skills.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

My Holiday Descreption

Dear Sau,

On the holiday I went for a romantic picnic with my family.It was the best picnic because we ate lot of food and also we had played sport.The sport that we played was cricet,soccer,and rugby after a while we had to go for my rugby game.My rugby team is call varsity.When my rugby game finished I was over the moon because we’ve won our game.The coach of my team was proud when we won our game.At last we had to go back home for a tremendous sleep I was relly tired.

From Etuate xoxo

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Volcanic Eruption

Monday 12th March.    

WALT-write a narrative story based on our artwork.

It all began in a country called Samoa.There were 3 boys named Kini,Kraven and Kelly.They all loved to go for a long swim in the beach.It felt like paradise to them because they loved to wear lava lava to dances at Church's  and even at home.Every summer they used to have a large picnic , build sand castle and even go for a swim at the beach.
But one hot breeze summer  they went to the beach and they all were swimming  then they heard are shaking noise.It was as noise as a   truck rubbling pass.

,‘Oh no it are volcanic eruption’ They swam as fast as a lion hunting for meat to the shore.The lava went and spreed all over the sea ,It was starting to reach the shore.All the lava from the volcanoe burnt flowers,animals in the forest and lots of different objects.All the people of Samoa was allover the place panicking.

Suddenly the volcano had stop but after are few minutes later people were calm but the lucky thing is that no one died.They had no house no nothing.Kini had an Idea to use the old wood  to build a house.
                                     THE END         

Tuesday, 28 February 2012


Hello my name is Etuate.I am 9 years old.I was born in Tonga in 2002.I have short black hair.My eyes shine brightly when I walk outside. I have smooth brown skin like a zebra's skin. My skin is as soft as a feather floating in the air.

I live with my tremendous sisters.I have three sisters and three amazing brothers.I live with my sister,brother and my parents.

I am Tongan and I am very fortunate of my culture . I’m thinking of my culture when they keep me safe .The things that represents our culture are the palm tree,flowers,lava lava,Tongan patterns and Island food.

I love cooking,cleaning up and listening to songs.In school I love to play maths games,reading books at school and writing on our net book.

I enjoy playing with Simon because he is very intelligent and funny ,he is very kind to me.When I grow up I want to be a mechanic because I love to fix things.