Athletics Day 2023

Week 9 of Term 4 saw Panmure Bridge School’s Athletics day run by Kelly Sports.  LS1 had a lot of fun participating in the different events.  We did a great job at rolling with the changes in the weather and schedule.  Our favourite part of the day was when the whole school got together to watch the school sprint heats and finals.  The song used in our video is “Fast” by Sione Toki – “fast” like quite a few of our LS1 members. Enjoy!

Here is second version of our Athletics clip. It is longer and includes the other classes at PBS. The song used in this second video is “Ta’u Koula” by Three Houses Down, General Fiyah and JP.

PBS Market Day

Week 8 Wednesday of Term 4 saw Panmure Bridge School’s 2023 Market Day! This term for Inquiry, we have all been learning about the topic ‘Enterprise.’ This has to do with the economy, managing money, and especially running a business. Each class at PBS had the task of designing different products we think other students would like to purchase.

LS1 designed and produced bookmarks and pencil holders. We had lots of fun throughout the design process and especially on the actual market day where students could purchase our products for only 1 token! Everyone had 5 tokens to spend, so lots of the products sold out quite fast.

Here is what some of our pencil holder designs look like.

One of our favourite stalls was LS2’s Ika Aniwaniwa – where they sold harakeke keyrings, and customisable bracelets! Here is Kane and Darius modeling their purchases. Thank you to everyone who purchased one of our products!

   

The Jandal Throw – Manaiakalani Film Festival

Perseverance! What does that word mean?  Miss Tele’a’s Cybersmart group decided to make a film about ‘perseverance’ – a word lots of us had not know the meaning of previously.  We had lots of fun planning, acting in and filming our movie.  It definitely took a lot of perseverance.  No student or staff was harmed in the making of this film – they are just very skilled actors (fa’afetai lava Miss Gerry!).  We hope you enjoy our film ‘The Jandal Throw’ and are reminded to never give up.

Teacher :

Contestants :

Teacher hit in face :

  • Miss Gerry

Announcers :

Crowd :

Mr Shaking Hands :

Blurbs for Narrative Writing

Miss Tele’a’s writing group have been learning about narratives since Term 3.  This term we are going to write and publish our very own.  Our task this week was to use our previous brainstorms to create just the blurb for our stories.  A blurb should entice a reader to read the story, without giving too much of the plot away.  Using keywords from our blurb, we then used craiyon.com to generate an image of one of the protagonists, or something that might resemble the cover of their story.  It was important to be specific and descriptive when generating our AI images.  Have a read of our blurbs and let us know what you think!

8-Bit Pixel Art

<-Ash and Pikachu by Kendric.  Click here to visit his blog.

Pikachu by Darius. Click here to visit his blog  ->

 

 

In Cybersmart this week, we have been learning about pixels.  A “pixel” is a single point in a picture.  On a screen, a pixel is usually in a square.  Mr Goodwin showed us how to use the website make8bitart.com to create our pictures.  We first practiced by copying an image of Ash and Pikachu from Pokemon.  We were then able to create our own 8 bit art of whatever we wanted.  Here are some of the 8 bit artworks we created :

 

The flag of China by Ikimotu.  Click here to visit Iki’s blog.

Sonic the Hedgehog by Beniz.  Click here to visit Beniz’s blog.

Ash and Pikachu by Sweet-E.  Click here to visit Sweet-E’s blog.

Pokeball by Mateo.  Click here to visit Mateo’s blog.

A scene from Pokemon by Jeremiah.  Click here to visit Jeremiah’s blog.

Chinese Dragon and Hello Kitty by Valencia.  Click here to visit Valencia’s blog.

If you would like to see the instructions we received from Mr Goodwin before we did this task, you can click here.

Sportsmanship

At Panmure Bridge School we learn and teach using the Positive Behaviour For Learning (PB4L) programme. As part of PB4L, we have been discussing what it means to be a good sport and show sportsmanship when playing sport. We started by reading the story “Sally Sore Loser.” Being a good sport allows us to have fun and play hard in a way that is respectful to others. Here are some DLO’s our students created to help us understand the concept of sportsmanship more.

by Jeremiah

by AJ

We then made animations of any sport of our choosing to show how sportsmanship helps us to play properly and enjoy ourselves.

by Mateo
by Angie

Volcano Research Projects

Kia ora! Welcome to LS1’s exploration of volcanoes! 🌋🔥 Check out our students’ Digital Learning Objects (DLOs) – animations, videos, posters, and more – presenting their research on volcanoes in creative ways.  If you click on a student’s name, it will take you to their own Edublog.

Presentation by Kane, Daniel and Semi

Animation by Tuteao and Kato.

Presentation by Valencia and Amarley.

Animation by Cattaleya and Amanda-Rose.

Infographic by Angie, Hasna and Amanda-Rose.

Te Reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani – Cook Island Language Week

Kia orana koutou!  LS1 have put together a few phrases from the Cook Island language we think would be useful to know – whether it be that you are A) Wanting to start learning the language, or B) Eager to build your vocabulary in different languages.

Meitaki ma’ata to our in-class Kūki ‘Āirani experts Brooke and Nio for your help in teaching the rest of us how to pronounce these phrases.

 

Matariki in LS1

In the Term 2 holidays, we celebrated the Matariki holiday.  At the end of Term 2, LS1 students selected a different star to focus on and create a DLO to explain to someone the significance of that specific star.  Here is the Google Slides our students looked through before selecting a task to complete :

Here are some links to our work :

Marcel – Matariki

Loa – Ururangi

Fern – Waiti

Darius – Pohutakawa

Blake – Tupuanuku

Kato – Waita

Amarley – Tupuanuku

Valencia.