Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Digital Nations 2030 Trip

 On Monday 19th of Feb our Year 7&8 Extension got to go to a hotel called Cordis. We had the privilege to go and find out more about coding and robotics and also technology. I was so excited to go. When we first got there we got to see Zoe. Zoe was one of our helpers for coding she taught us a lot of things about it.When we got to the room and it was filed with computers and robots. We got to go to a table and play with our tech!

The first thing I played with was a robot. We had a usb connected to the robot and the laptop. So what ever we coded we had to upload to the robot and when we were finish we had to press play. Our robots started doing our commands we set it to do. My second thing I did was coding. So it was normal coding like what we always do in extension. We got to make different sounds using fruit and chocolate. Isn't that crazy? The kit was called Makey - Makey. The last thing we went to was Code avengers. What we had to do was to try and get through 5 levels to get to the spinning wheel. On the spinning wheel was a Chocolate bar, A sticker and also a T-Shirt. I really wanted the T-shirt.

My overall experience was amazing. I learnt a lot of new things that I did't know about. The things I picked up was that you can give your computer commands. It's like telling someone/somebody to do something and they will do it. I hope that in the future we could be a coding genius. It was really fun to go to the event. Near the end of the event I won the T-shirt and I was so happy.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Reflection - Swift Playgrounds

Last week our year 7&8 Extension started coding on a new app called Swift Playgrounds. What I experienced using the app was that through times it was difficult but we figured out how to get all the gems and toggle the switches. We learnt about commands and sequences. We even got to make our own video. In the video we had to record a buddy and give them a bunch of commands to reach our hidden object. Overall it was a great chance to get closer to learning about coding.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Carnivorous Plants.

For this weeks activity was Carnivorous Plants. We had to compare plants that we thought were similar. We also learnt more about Carnivorous Plants.
WALT - identify key information in a text

The Rat - (Reading)

For this weeks activity, Ms Tapuke gave the Kauri group The Rat. In this activity we got to learn more about the 4 sections of an Orchestra which are: The String family, Woodwind family, Brass Family, and the Percussion Family. 

Friday, 10 November 2017

Test Practice 3

WALT -  a. Interpreting what word problems are asking me to work out.  
For this weeks activity Mrs Tele'a gave us another activity to get ready for our Gloss test. A Gloss test is a test with only you and the teacher. While I was going through the slides it felt like the questions were getting easier, so I think that the other test practice was very helpful.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Equivalent Fractions

Learning About Equivalent fractions
Today we learnt about equivalent fractions. When we first started we had to get a piece of paper and our teacher cut the piece of paper in half. Next we had to fold the piece of paper in half and in the half we had to write 1/2 in each square. Next we had to fold it again and we had to write 1/4 and we folded the piece of paper again and we wrote 1/8. I wasn't sure about what our teacher was talking about but when started I understood a bit more of what she was talking about.
Equivalent is fractions that are the same amount but different numbers, for example 3/4 is the same as saying 6/8. Hope you now understand what equivalent fraction means.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Test Practice #2

WALT -  a. Interpreting what word problems are asking me to work out.  
For this weeks activity we had to get ready for our test so Mrs Tele'a gave us this task to finish off.
In this task there are a bunch of different slides with a bunch of different questions that we had to answer. This was also a warm up for the maths test.