Google Meets Panmure Bridge School

What was the big message?

Panmure Bridge School met the Google Team, which are Steve, Caro, Teyha and Simon. The Google Team introduced themself to us and talked to us about what they do at their job. While they were conversing, they also gave us worthy advice which could help us in the future. Here is an advice I found encouraging, “Embrace every opportunity and do as much as possible before you decide to have fun.” They also gave us really big messages which were supportive. The message I felt encouraged by were, “Possibilities are achievable” and “Celebrate failures and success.” Later on, they answered some of our questions we were eager to know. One of the question I found interesting was “How did Google got it’s name?“. I found out that Google is a misspelled version of Googol, the number 1 by 100 zeros, which was picked to signify that search engine was intended to provide large quantities of information.

I felt really inspired because of the the advices and the big messages they gave us, it was supportive and encouraging.


Haiku Poem – Maui and the Sun

For this activity, we created Haiku Poem about the Maui and the Sun. We had to watch a story on how the Maui slowled the sun, we had to write 5 verses with 3 sentences in each of them. In a Haiku Poem, there is 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables on the second line and 5 syllables on the last line. A Syllable is a word that are broken into pieces and it contains a vowel, here is an example, Syl-la-ble.

I found this activity helpful because this could help me write poems.

Long Division Algorithm

LI: calculate quotients of whole numbers, using long division.

Remember these steps: Divide, Multiply, Subract and Bring down. Here is an example: 3 divided by 285. We need to know how many does the divisor go into the dividend? You can’t do that, therefore we have to do 3 divided by 28. 3 times 9 equals 27, and 27 is the closest to 1. Now you have to subtract the dividend with the number you multiplied making a new digit and then bring down the other digit which turns into 15. You just repeat the same process to find the answer. (You can take a look at my DLO on top to understand it more easily!)

I found this activity helpful because division algorithm is an easier for me to solve maths problems.

Taniwha Name

LI: Understand how culture connects with your name.

For this activity, we had to create a Taniwha Name. Therefore, we basically had to make our name blend into the Taniwha. First, we made a draft on our name on a paper. I made my Taniwha a different colour other than green because the colour green was the most common colour in Taniwha and I wanted to make different. The colour I chose were red, yellow, and blue. I also tried blending in my name, by using the eyes as an “i” and used the “n” as the nose.

I found this activity fun because this could help me with my creativity in Art.


L.I: To evaluate the facts and make an informed opinion.

A Provocation is an action or speech that triggers a strong feeling about a topic. Our topic was “Did the punishment fit the crime?” For us to make an opinion we read an article about the two mens who stole 96 medals. We created two perspective, Perspective A and Perspective B. We thought that the punishment was too easy. This is because they stole 96 medals that are important to our country not only that also taking something apart from New Zealand memories, but they also committed fraud, money laundering and burglary offences.

I found this activity helpful because this could help us make an informed opinion when it comes to an action that triggers a strong feeling about a topic.

Place Value

LI: To explore numbers (written, expanded, numerals).

Me and my partner created a DLO about Place Value. Place Value are the numbers that has their own house, therefore they are basically separated into columns. Each columns has their own label representing their positions, for example: Ones, Tenths, Hundreds, Thousands, Ten Thousands, Hundred Thousands, Millions and it just keeps going. Each column can only go to 9, if the columns goes higher then 9, a new column is generated.

I found this activity helpful because this is an easier way for us to learn bigger numbers.

Howick Historical Village

For this activity, we had to create a collage about our trip to Howick Historical Village. LS1 and LS2 went to the Howick Historical Village to explore the things that has been happening in the 1800s. Mrs Hallam gave us an introduction about the Village. Our first activity was Creating a Trolley, we got into groups and used the woods and materials that was on the side for us to construct a trolley. We also learnt that the mens were allowed to build and work in 1800s, meanwhile the ladies weren’t allowed, the ladies would’ve been watching the mens working or doing other stuff like sewing. Our second activity was Butter Making. We had the butter inside the jar, we added cream into it and used a tool called the “paddle” to mix it together. While we were mixing it, we sang a song which goes like “Churn Butter Churn. (Name) is waiting at the gate, waiting for some butter cake. Churn Butter Churn.” Lastly we went for a tour of the village, we took a look at some vintage items and learned the history behind some of the houses.

I found this activity interesting and memorable because there were some intriguing informations/histories about life in the 1800s and the collage could give us great memories being with our class.

Statistical Inquiry

LI: To read the text, gather, sort, graph and analyse the data.

For this activity, we learnt how to gather and analyse data. Me and my partner collected data’s by posing a question for us to ask our class, LS2. Our question was “Do you prefer to read Non-Fiction or Fiction?”. After we gathered out data, we created a graph showing 22 students preferred Fiction and 13 students preferred Non-Fiction. We’ve found out that Fiction is the preferred type of genre which is obviouslys because they feel motivated when reading made up stories because it has entertaining

I found this activity interesting because there were multiple answers to our question.

Treaty of Waitangi

LI: To explain what The Treaty of Waitangi is and why is it important to the people in Aotearoa.

For this task, we had to research about the Treaty of Waitangi and the reason why it’s important to New Zealand. The Treaty of Waitangi is an agreement between the Maori Chiefs and the British. There is also the three P’s, Protection, Partnership and Participation. We also looked at the Art of the Treaty from the 80s. We then read a book called “Te Tiriti o Waitangi” which is made by Ross Calman, Mark Derby, and Toby Morris. We thought of reason why the Treaty was important to this country, New Zealand.

I found this activity interesting because there was some intriguing facts and informations about the Treaty.

Aretha Franklin’s Song RESPECT – Respect Care Awards

I’m currently working on achieving a Silver Respect Badge. For me to achieve this, I need to complete 5 tasks therefore it could help me strenghthen my leadership skills and connections to the CARE values. For this task I had to create a DLO about Aretha Franklin and her song called “RESPECT”.

I found this activity intruguing because I was quite interested to the informations I researched about her and her song.