Friday, November 9, 2018


We wanted to present something special during Niuean Language Week, because we have students cultures from Niue in Room 8. We read a play and then Milan’s family translated it into a song for us to sing as a class at assembly. We practised with Mr Caleb and we hope you enjoy our song.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Partner Yoga

Room 8 learnt how to work together in an activity called ‘Partner Yoga’. Partner yoga is like doing normal yoga but with someone else. It was really awesome and fun.

Did you know that Room 8 was struggling a lot because some of these yoga poses were very hard to do?  Like what Dane and Kahukura are doing.

Dane and Kahukura
Heart pose

Written By: Alyssa Webster and Hope Leuta

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Kumara Vine

Room 8 just did not know what to do for the Manaiakilani Film Festival 2018! 

Milan grows ideas with young leaders

Milan had another one of his great ideas. He said he would like to make a film about the Kumara Vine.

What’s that you ask? 

Kumara Vine is all about giving, student voice, student ideas, students of every year group, ideas for the make TPS better than it is already.

Not so long ago Milan was thinking, (he does this a lot). He came up with this idea about leadership...about how from Year 0-6 the students don't get to voice their ideas until Year 7 or 8. Once he had this concept, (idea)  he went about thinking more on how it could work at TPS. While he was thinking (see, he does this all the time) a song was playing on the radio by Marvin Gaye 'I heard it through the Grapevine'. More thinking happened and Milan exclaimed, "I know, I will call it the Kumara Vine!" And so the tuber (seed) was planted.

We all sat in a circle with an oversized piece of paper and a vivid to record our memories on how the Kumara Vine came to be, (this is called a brainstorm). Next we sorted the ideas into a sequence, (sorting our brainstorm ideas) Then we started to discuss orientation, characters, problem, (it started to sound like a narrative?) We wondered, “Hey, are we writing or making a movie?”

Next minute Ms Bracey said “Auckland, Milan!”

Well, the two of us and Jarrod were extremely busy, sorting out the narrative, scenery, sound, cinematography and editing. If that wasn’t enough we had issues with everything...narrative had to be altered, scenery changed and we had to go on a school wide hunt for props that had been put in storage and forgotten where they had been put! It was not all easy going either with, actors acting up, reshooting for sound quality, reshooting for film angles and wobbles, we wasted an entire day on editing because we didn’t have the latest version of iMovie! There was so much to do!

On reflection...

We learnt a lot, we laughed and had fun, we had to cooperate and listen to each other, make so many changes, but it was worth it.
We hope you think it is worth watching too.

"Talofa lava, my name is Auckland." "Fakalofa and kia ora,my name is Milan,  Room 8 made a film about the Kumara Vine." "Hey Auckland, what’s the Kumara Vine?""Kumara Vine is a way of creating young leaders in the making."  "Sit back, relax and enjoy the movie" (click on the play button).

Monday, November 5, 2018

Not American Football or Rippa Rugby!

For Term 4 Room 8 have Flag Football for Kiwisport. Flag Football is American Football and Rippa Rugby combined into one sport. In Flag Football we learn the skills of it. A few tips that we learned is Put your pointing finger on the white line and rest on the laces. When you throw the ball aim where you want to throw it. When you catch the ball make a rhombus (diamond) with your hands. When running make a peace sign with your fingers and the pointy side of the ball between it. After that put it on your chest and run.

Written by Auckland Faamita

Thursday, November 1, 2018


My minefield experience.

Before our writing assessment Room 8 played a game called ‘Minefield’. In this game you need to buddy up. The game is simple, all you needed to was dodge objects that were in your way; like desks , chairs and other classroom equipment. But the trick is you are blindfolded and your buddy need to instruct you! The main idea of this game is your listening and your teamwork. During my turn I was confused and I couldn’t hear my buddy due to the blindfold blocking my ears a
little. After a few attempts I finally crossed the minefield safely. By Jarrod

Friday, September 14, 2018

Earthquake House

WALT: Learning from each other, Learning with each other

On Wednesday it was tuakana teina day, tuakana teina means younger to older. Which means that a senior class has to buddy up with a junior class.

Firstly, Ms Fepuleai did the roll then she explained to us how our behaviour should look and sound like. She told us ways of how we were going to help our buddies from Room 3 keep up with our earthquake proof houses.

Secondly, we then had to walk down to Room 3 so we can start working on creating our earthquake proof houses. When we arrived in Room 3 we looked at a slide based on earthquakes, Ms Fepuleai wrote some of the rules we were going to be looking at while we were answering some of Miss Gormly's questions. We watched a video filled with different types of ideas of how we can make our basic house earthquake proof.

Thirdly,  we all went outside so Ms Fepuleai and Miss Gormly can put us into our groups. In my group was Savannah, Cheska, Tasi and myself. Our idea to make our basic house earthquake proof was to use four long rubber bands and nine red furry  bendy sticks ( Pipe Sticks ). After we finished making our basic house earthquake proof we had to go and tie it onto the playground then Miss Gormly tested it. 


Tuakana Teina with Room 3

On Wednesday the 20th of September
Room 8 went to our buddy class Room 3.

Firstly, Room 8 were talking with Mrs
Fepulea'i about the expected
behaviours around young children.
After Mrs Fepulea’i and Room 8 were
talking about the expected behaviours she
told Room 8 that we had to
line up behind me or Manaia so we
can go to Room 3.

Secondly, when Room 8 got to Room 3
we had to sit on the mat and look at
a google slide show that Miss Gormlie
created about earthquakes. A few seconds
later  Room 5,8 and 3 had to go outside so
Mrs Fepulea’i can sort out the groups, after
Mrs Fepulea’i sorted out the
groups she said that we had to go to a lady
to get a paper and pen for our plan.

Thirdly, after we planned our unbreakable
earthquake house we had to record us saying
what items we are going to use and where we
are going to put the items. A few minutes
later Miss Gormlie and Mrs Fepulea’i gave
the groups a milk box each to create
our earthquake proof house.

Finally, When we finished creating our
earthquake proof house we had to tell Miss
Gormlie that we were finished so she can
see if our houses were earthquake proof.  
When Miss Gormly finished shaking our
house on a cardboard she told us to pack up
the class. I enjoyed this activity because I
wanted to spend time with my buddys in
Room 3.

In conclusion, creating an earthquake
proof house was very much fun!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Three Commandments

      Boxing Pax feedback.

Walt learn how to box using the 3 commandments.
When I first went to boxing I thought we were going to punch some bags but I realised it was more of a discipline kinda way. So I thought to myself this might be fun. So I wanted to go and I was right it was fun in a way. First my gloves were sweaty and I wanted to quit but I did not give up and I learnt self discipline.
The three commandments
I will have respect to my coach, my peers and the sport of boxing
Discipline I will have discipline to turn up to every boxing session and give my 100%
Safety I will not cause harm to others and only practice boxing in a safe environment under the guidance of a coach.

I would love to do this again!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Don't eat the snow!

Magic Snow

What a surprise, we made magic snow! On Wednesday morning,
the students in Room 8 did a science experiment.

Firstly, Ms Bracey explained the history of magic snow.
The product of the magic snow is called polymer.
Polymer is mostly used by scientist.
WARNING, This product is not suitable for younger children,
under the age of 5.

Secondly,  after Ms Bracy explained, we followed her
instructions and got on with the experiment.
The materials we used was a packet of polymer,  
plastic cup that was transparent and ½ cup of cold water.

At last, we poured the packet of polymer into
the transparent plastic cup, then we poured the water into the same cup.
The polymer absorbed all the water, and made magical snow.
It grew so fast, that everyone squealed. It felt squishy and slimy.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Listening to chatterboxes


WALT:Using your listening skills.

How to make a Chatterbox.

I done this chatterbox with all Room 8 and a junior in the class. We were doing a chatterbox that looked like mountains all together. It was happening last Wednesday when the bell rang.
I was in the class with Room 8 students and with the teacher. We were doing this so we can get ideas from it for when we write our recount and I was excited about it.

Firstly, We were given a magazine, tore out a page and folded each corner into the center. When we folded the magazine there was lots of folding to do and there was lots of triangle´s to fold. We seem to be folding forever until we make a chatterbox.

Finally, We got to play with the chatterbox. When I made the chatterbox I straight away thought it looked like 4 mountains, volcanoes, stuck all together. When we finished it Ms Bracey said we can play with it until the end of the day or until we do more learning to do about fractions, maths, reading, inquiry, cybersmart.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Are you going toilet?

Room 8 students watched a video on how not to behave when you go to the school toilets. They turned it around into the positives of how students should behave as part of PB4L.

We brainstormed as a class and then Auckland took the class IPAD and students out to film.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Me, Myself and I

Auckland @ Tamaki Primary School · Post Me , myself & I Posting as Auckland
WALT: write a positive comment using google share.

In New Zealand there was a boy that loved to explore. He is 11 yrs old.
The boy wants to be an explorer but he is still in primary school.
One day the boy was sick of being told that he’s too young and weak to be a explorer.
Then he went to Rangitoto because Rangitoto is a volcano.
The boy read a nonfiction story that there was crystals and gems in a volcano.
Suddenly Rangitoto erupted.

Auckland, I liked how you used future tense.

Auckland, I liked the way you spelt everything correctly.
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Practising posting positive comments

WALT: Practising posting positive comments using google 

I am a 10 year old kid that likes to explore, I love to go on
adventures around the world so I know what is happening, but I have enmity issues like a vomiting volcano. I go on mystery adventures
when the sun is out. I love to explore around any volcano like Mount

Alyssa, I really like the way you wrote a simile describing the  character

Spewing lava and molten rocks.

WALT: Practising posting positive comments using google share.
 Introduction. In New Zealand there was a boy that likes to develop facts about a volcano on a island called Rangitoto At the moment I was a scientist but he wished that he could go on a ferry to Rangitoto Island But he is scared of his boss.
But one day his boss told him to go home because he said he was sick but he lied.
Then the scientist went on a ferry to Rangitoto but the volcano started spewing out lava and massive rocks.
 Who? The character is me,myself and I.
What? The volcano started spewing out lava and massive rocks.
Where? It was at Rangitoto Island. When? It was to day.
Why? Because the temperature of the volcano was to high so it spewed out massive rocks and lava. Vaka, I really like the way you have remembered to do the three key elements in the introduction of a narrative and put in bold and to do the 5 W’s Rawiri

My bad temper

Practicing posting
Positive comments
Using google share

A few days ago I heard that Rangitoto Island was going to erupt. But it is dormant right now,
I would like to explore Rangitoto Island. I kind of have a bad temper that’s why I like
volcanoes,it explodes with anger like my temper.

5 W’s
When:A few days ago.
Where:Rangitoto Island

Why:Bad temper like volcanos

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Tidy number maths strategy

WALT: To add tidy numbers.
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300+798=1098                300+700=1000+90=1090+8=1098

A clue is the zero.


WALT:Using tidy numbers they usually end with a zero (0)

For example: 124+287=411

  Tidy number (100+200)+(80+20)+(4+7)=411

Making Ten

WALT: Making tens
2+8=10         7+3=10
8+2=10         3+7=10

6+4=10     9+1=10
4+6=10     1+9=10

These are my maths strategies

Brackets help with tidy numbers

WALT: add and subtract numbers up to 100 using tidy numbers



Algorithim to subtract decimals

This is one of the strategies to one of my maths questions
WALT: Adding and Subtracting decimals with tenths

Compensating and tidy numbers

WALT:Using tidy numbers
Tidy numbers end with a 0
 -7    +7



Numbers to ten.

WALT: numbers to ten
My maths strategy is  numbers to ten.
for example.
6+4=10     9+1=10   10+2=12     12+10=22

 so it equals 22

Tidy numbers

WALT: Use Tidy numbers.
Tidy numbers are numbers that end with the number zero (0)

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Decimals are tidy too!

Image result for maths gifWALT:  To subtract and divide decimals.

1.4 + 9.8= 11.2
1.0 + 9.0= 10.0
0.8 + 0.2 = 1.0+0.2=1.2
10.0 + 1.2 =11.2

To answer my question I learned a strategy to  figure out the answer.
Maths GIF on GIFER - by Saithilace

A new strategy

Monday, August 13, 2018

Thought Cloud

  • Center my text
  • Increase the size of font
  • Give depth to the cloud outline
  • Replace the colour to clear, not blue

sharks swimming in the sky?


Fluffy White Sheep

In Room 8 we created a thought cloud on google drawing and thought of something to write about.
                                                        WALT:create my text.
                                                       Increase the size of font.
                                           Give depth to the thought cloud culture.
                                      Replace the colour of the fill to clear not blue.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Hook, Jab, Cross...

 WALT: Learning to box.
In boxing our coach is called Pax.
In boxing we learned how to jab , cross , hook and uppercut.
Pax told us this game called knee tag.

The Three Commandments


Boxing teacher: Pax

Right hook and left hook.
Footwork,forward,backward and side to side.

What did I learn?

I learnt from boxing is the three Commandments and I learnt heaps of move and footwork I even learnt that you only use the moves in a gym or somewhere safely.



Upper Cut

Today Room 8 went boxing in the hall
learning how to do skills like rock,hooks,jab,
uppercut,and move steps.
It was fun to learn all of these new skills.