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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Donald Trump and the US elections

WALT: Compare and Contrast the differences between peoples views.

This week my literacy group have reading an article based on the Donald Trump elections. I have learnt a lot about the elections from reading this article, and seeing what the republicans believe in and the democrats, to me its pretty sad to see what the Republicans think and believe. Only because they are willing to  help a minority of people which seems to be the wealthy. Whereas the Democrats are willing to help the majority of people. We looked at Politics this week because we are voting for our Auckland Mayor.

Friday, 26 August 2016

The Strength of Roots.

WALT: Identify language features of the text and sentence types

On Monday we were introduced to our new reading task for the week. We were given a story called 'The strength of Roots'. Our Walt this week is to identify language features of the text and sentence types such as Metaphors, Similes, Personification, Complex, Precise Verbs and so on. The story had a lot of descriptive writing in it. It's about a young boy in Samoa at the plantation. When all of a sudden heavy waves dragged him down into the rough water.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

TC Students go to Silicon Valley

A few months ago two students from Tamaki College came to explain to the year seven and eights of Point England School a very important event they were going to experience. Today they came and told us about their experience. They were sponsored by many companies to go to the U.S.A.
They visited Google, Apple, Microsoft, Khan Academy, Alcatraz, Xero, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
They visited all these companies in just seven days.
They enjoyed their journey to U.S.A. They also visited the Golden Gate bridge.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

The Olympic Games

Olympic Games is a sport event that happens every four years. More than two hundred nations participate in the games. The games have grown so much nearly all nations around the world are being represented, by their top athletes.

The Olympics started off with just one sport. 100 meter race. Only men participated the event. No women were allowed, only single women. The first games began in 1896. The games were held in honour of  Zeus, king of the gods, and were staged every four years at Olympia. These days women are able to compete in the Olympic games. Unlike the ancient Olympic games women were not able to participate.


This year the Olympics are being held in Rio. More than eleven thousand athletes are competing against each other this year. On the fifth of August 2016 was the opening ceremony for the Olympics. A lot of countries were called out and all their athletes walked out into the stadium proudly. More than one hundred athletes are representing New Zealand.

I look forward to seeing the closing ceremony for the Olympics because I can’t wait to see how they are going to celebrate. Hopefully you’ve learnt some facts about the Olympics. Bye!

Monday, 8 August 2016

Fractions

WALT: use our knowledge of fractions to solve word problems.