Category: Hanga | Create

Tamaki Cricket Tournament

This blog post was written by Malosi. Click here to visit his blog.  Blake, Vaingalo, Malosi, Eneasi, Easton, Roman and Rekard were selected to represent PBS for the Year 5 & 6 team.

Last week on Wednesday we had inter school cricket, we went there by bus and we were in PE uniforms.
We setted up a camp at a shady spot under a tree, our first game was in twenty minutes and we were to see Sylvia Park school first. We began some stretches and practices to get us warmed up, we were versing Pt. England, Tamaki primary and Ruapotaka. We versed Sylvia Park and won, we said good game and went back to camp.

We had our lunch we packed and then it was another game. We played Tamaki primary. We both had good games, we had lost but that motivated us. We then went back but we just rested otherwise we would get stitches, our team then went to verse PES we had a good game and we lost by one point. We said good game and went back to camp and we ate and got back our energy.

We headed to Ruapotaka and we wanted to win this game, our match was intense and we won. Our team celebrated and we had a good game. Our coach had speeches and we all said something we were grateful for on this day before we packed up.

We headed back to school and followed on our normal day. In the end we lost two and won two.

Boats that Float! Buoyancy Challenge

Below the video is more information and context for our buoyancy challenge. Miss Tele’a challenged us to design and create a boat that could achieve the following two functions:
1. Float
2. Keep a tea-bag dry.

The only equipment we could use was :
– 20 popsicle sticks
– 4 rubberbands
– paper straws
– craft glue

Watch our video to see if we achieved the 2 specific functions!

As part of our inquiry topic “Our Whenua” – LS1 has completed lots of research and discussion on Mokoikahikuwaru, a taniwha known as the guardian of Panmure. One of the key features of Mokoikahikuwaru, was that it would appear as if it were a large log floating in the water. From this, we’ve branched off into science to learn more about buoyancy – which has to do with floating. This is part two of our create task.

Paper Boat Challenge

As part of our inquiry topic “Our Whenua” for this term – we did lots of research and discussion on a local legend – Mokoikahikuwaru, a taniwha that was known as the guardian of Panmure.  One of the key features of Mokoikahikuwaru, was that it would appear as if it were a large log floating in the water.  From this, we branched off into science and did some learning about buoyancy – which has to do with floating.  One of our create tasks was to create a paper boat.  We then used this paper boat in a fun class challenge – seeing who could blow it across the ‘river’ to the other side first.  After this, we constructed boats out of different material.  We will blog about that very soon, but for now – enjoy our video!

 

 

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