Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The Kindness Boomerang - PES Class 3

What does it mean to be kind?
What does it does helping another look like?
...... The students of class 3 created a feel good movie about 'The Kindness Boomerang'.
Here are a few examples of our interpretations.

The students of class 3 :)

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Applying multiplication strategies to word problems - by Raeleen

This week the hexagons have been applying their knowledge of 'multiplying in parts' when solving some very tricky maths problems they were posed with.

Here is Raeleen's presentation :)

Ready to Roll - By Vaifoa

For the past two weeks the Dr Seuss' in class 3 have been reading the text 'Ready to Roll' by Brownwen Wall.
Check out Vaifoa's follow up activity :)

Friday, 20 June 2014

Animation about sound - class 3

This term class 3 has been learning about various aspects of sound.
Here is a movie created by a student in class 3, sharing his knowledge about sound.
Enjoy :)

Friday, 16 May 2014

Sound and vibration - Telephone Cups experiment by Paige.

Students in class 3 have been conducting experiments about sound.An experiment we recently conducted was about sound vibrations. In this experiment we used strings of various lengths, widths and materials and tested to see which string was most successful, when speaking to our partner of distances over two meters.

Here is Paige and Gloria's experiment

Sound - String telephone data sheet

What are the two thing that made the sound travel well in this experiment?
  • The string has to be pulled tight so the string can vibrate so that the air molecules can move to your ear.  
  • You have to put a small hole at the bottom

Why did the sound travel well in each case?
Because the string vibrated which means that the air molecules moved and went into our ear.

What are the two thing that made the sound travel poorly in this experiment?
If you did a big hole the string wouldn't vibrate properly. If the string wasn’t pulled tightly then it couldn’t vibrate too.

Why did the sounds travel poorly in each case?
The thicker the string the better the sound. If you have a long as as as as  string and it is pulled tight you will still be able to hear each other.

How do sounds travel from one cup to another?
Here is why it works. When one person talks into his/her cup, the bottom of the cup vibrates back and forth with the sound waves. Imagine the bottom of the cup moving back and forth very quickly (1,000 times per second or more) with the sound waves of the speaker's voice.
The vibrations travel through the string by pulling the string back and forth. Therefore, the bottom of the second cup should start to vibrate back and forth just like the bottom of the first cup is vibrating, producing sound waves.
The second person can hear the sound waves and can therefore hear what the first person says.

Name: Paige and Gloria

Title of experiment: Cup Telephones

(What do we want to find out?)
We want to find out who it works and which string will let us hear each other better.
Hypothesis:  (what do you think will happen?)
We think that if the string isn’t pulled tightly then there will be no sound.
The Plastic Rope will work the best

How will we find out?
(Step by step)

Step 1 : Poke a pin sized hole in the bottom of the polystyrene cup
Step 2 : Get the cotton string and thread it through the bottom of the cups.
Step 3 : Tie a bit of popsicle stick to the end of each string and put the popsicle stick in the cup.
Step 4 : One person stays in place and the other goes back until the string is pulled tightly
Step 5 : Whisper into polystyrene
Step 6 : We untied the string from the popsicle stick and tied the next bit of string which was the wool.
Step 7  : We tied the the wool to the popsicle stick
Step 8 : After testing we untied the wool and tied the plastic rope on and tested that.

What actually happened?
With the 1st string (Cotton) we found that it was quiet. If the string wasn’t pulled tight enough then we could not hear each other
With the 2nd string (Wool) it was a bit louder. The tighter the better. The looser the quieter.
With the last string (plastic rope) we could hear each other the best.

What did we learn?
What we learnt was we don’t need fancy phones to communicate, however this is except if you communicate and the person is far away then you could only hear them quietly because the vibrations can’t travel far enough.

Sound vibration - telephone cups experiment by Quziyah and Mua

Students in class 3 have been conducting experiments about sound.An experiment we recently conducted was about sound vibrations. In this experiment we used strings of various lengths, widths and materials and tested to see which string was most successful, when speaking to our partner of distances over two meters.

Here are what Quziyah and Mua discovered throughout and following their experiment

Talking through cups - Scientific experiment

We want to find out if we could hear each other from far just by using cups, a small string, a small rope and a thicker string. When the string is pulled tight it will work better and then you can then hear each other clearly .

We think that we will be able to hear better with the plastic string because when we first used the thin string, we couldn’t hear each other clearly. Since we couldn’t hear our voices properly, we think that the thicker the string gets, the better you can hear the other persons voice.

First we were given three strings, two pins and also two cups, and the ice blocks stick.
After collecting all of the equipment we needed to poke a small hole at the bottom of each cup that will be big enough to fit a very thin string into it.
Next we concentrated to put the string through the hole and tie the string to the ice block stick. Eventually we got it through without a struggle. After that we went outside and tested it out. We couldn’t really hear each others voices by speaking into the cup so we changed the string and attached a thicker string which was a rope.
We did the same thing we did to the thinner string and tested it out. This time we could hear each others voices clearer. My partner and I were onto the last string.

After following the instructions, we found out that we could hear better with the wool rope. We think that the reason for this is because the voice goes throw the string and it vibrates to the other cup .

We learned that the vibrations travel through the string into the other side of the cup making the other person able to hear their voice. We also learned that you have to pull the string tight enough because if it’s crooked then the vibration won’t be able to travel.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Class 3 empathy movie

Made by the students of Class 3.


Class 3 movie about the highlights of term 1

Here's another movie made by the talented students of class 3.

Enjoy :)

Class 3 movie about Term 1 highlights

This week class 3 has been looking at highlights of Term 1.
Here are some of our highlights.....

Thank you to the teachers and students who were interviewed and participated in this movie.
Enjoy :)

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Biography writing week 8 - by Taeshell Makita

Student's in class 3 have been writing biographies about 'special people' on a local or global scale. Here is Taeshell's biography about her selected special person.

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary

Sir Edmund Hillary was born on July 20, 1919 and died on January 11, 2008. He grew up in New Zealand, Auckland and lived on Grand drive located in Eastern Auckland. If you noticed Sir Edmund Hillary is actually on New Zealand’s 5 dollar note, he is very famous because he was the first person to climb Mt Everest. Where he went for Primary was Tuakau Primary. For college he attended Auckland Grammar School and then studied maths and science at University of Auckland.

Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay was the first people to climb to the summit of Mt Everest. They both achieved this huge goal in 1953. Both of them went through a lot during their trip up Mt Everest. Such as blistering winds, dangerous heights and freezing days. But he was determined to make it to the top along with his buddie Tenzing Norgay. Eventually they both made it and were very proud of what they have achieved. If you were to look on a New Zealand five-dollar note, you would see that Sir Edmund Hillary is the figure on it. I think that he is on the five dollar bill because of his historical achievement for being the first New Zealand person to climb Mt Everest.

Sir Edmund Hillary became a famous person after he climbed the tallest mountain in the world (Mt Everest). But before he had accomplished that he had already been successful with climbing other mountains. In 1939 Mt Olivier was the first mountain Sir Edmund Hillary climbed. He then decided to join the Air Force and trained to be a navigator in 1943, he promised himself after the war that he would be a mountaineer. In the year 1945, Sir Edmund Hillary was a flying  boat navigator in the Pacific during the war. He got badly burnt and got sent back home. He spent the next few years climbing in the Southern Alps, including Mt Cook. 1949, Sir Edmund Hillary travelled to Europe and climbed in the Austrian and Swiss Alps.

Sir Edmund Hillary married Louise Rose. But sadly in 1975, Lady Hillary and their youngest child Belinda were killed in a plane crash in Nepal. He was really devastated and he went through depression. Ten years after the accident he recovered and married June Mulgrew, widow of his friend Peter Mulgrew who died in 979 during the Erebus plane crash.

Even though Sir Edmund Hillary has passed on, he is still a legend. I think he probably inspired people to keep on going, even when they feel like giving up. He was a great person and has achieved many different things. Especially climbing mountains, he was really good at that.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

The Malaysian Airlines Gone Missing! Newspaper report by Vaifoa

The Malaysian Airlines Gone Missing!

By Vaifoa LamSam

A Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370 has vanished off the radar screens last week on an early Saturday less than an hour after taking off from Kuala Lumpur . The Malaysian Airlines flight was bound towards Beijing. With 239 people on board the flight, they still haven’t manage to find the plane .

At this stage the reason of disappearance is unknown.  The weather was fine, but the plane was at cruising altitude and flew above 35,000 feet and the pilots didn’t send a distress signal. The Malaysian aviation also investigated two New Zealand passengers apparently able to get on the aircraft with stolen passports.

It is almost 2 weeks now since the plane still missing. Many people have said, that the two passengers with stolen passports might of turned off the radar signal. The plane maybe was hijacked and the plane did a u turn in the wrong direction before the signal went off, but we don’t have much evidence..

Frustration is growing among relatives of those on the plane at lack of progress in search. Relatives anger over the vanished plane information on the fate of their love ones on board the Malaysian Airliner. Malaysian children stand in front of a board with messages to people involved in the missing Malaysia Airlines Jet liner.

Conclusion: Search efforts for the Malaysia Airlines jet has been redoubled after a search plane noticed a pallet and other floating objects in a remote area of the southern Indian Ocean.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Our class

Here's a picture of class 3 :)
Thank you to Donna for taking this lovely photo of us.

Miss Clark.

Class 3 self portraits

Students in class 3 have been working on self portraits.
The image in the bottom right corner represents someone who inspires them and their inspirations.
The bottom left represents their hobbies.
The top left and right represents their culture and images that best represent themselves.

Here are a few portraits students in class 3 have just completed.

Enjoy :)

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Raeleen's explanation about 'empathy'

This week, students in class 3 have been writing explanations about 'empathy' 

Here is Raeleen's explanation. 

Enjoy :)

What does empathy mean to me? Empathy is having the ability to understand the feeling of another person's emotions or situations. Empathy is respecting others. Sympathy is pity, empathy is a way of understanding others even when they are new to our school. What if you got picked on how would you feel. Would you feel upset or angry?. Having empathy is sticking up for something like that. we help people that need it, not people who take advantage of your kindness. Empathy is caring and loving for others.

People show empathy by lending a helping hand by showing them you care for them and being kind to a classmate or a  friend. Sometimes we show empathy by talking them through their situation and helping them feel included to our school or game. We help them when they are needed so they don’t feel left out.

It is important to show empathy to others because they might not know what empathy means so that they can tell their friends to show empathy to others. Empathy is a out word for being kind to one another and respecting others. The key thing about why is empathy important is that heaps of us kids can change our behaviour by doing chores and not complaining.

On the playground heaps of kids play but they don’t care for the juniors so someone always goes to class crying.  By showing empathy at the playground,  we can keep the little juniors safe by keeping an eye out for the little ones encase they get hurt.  When it comes to sharing time in the class and someone says the wrong word don’t laugh just be sensible when they are sharing their work to others and pay attention because they might have some interesting facts that you might want. Support them by not backstabbing them when they say or do the wrong thing.

Remember to always have a open mind and a open heart when it comes to empathy, empathy is a way of treating others like they are your siblings. Sometimes heaps of juniors gets bullied by older seniors, If the the bullies don’t know what is empathy just tell them. If your Best friend gets bullied on don’t just stand their just use your self defence or walk away and ignore it.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Raeleen and Paige's Vocaroo maths

Students in class 3 have been using a voice recording site named 'Vocaroo' when answering their maths questions.

Raeleen and Paige have recorded themselves discussing and answering the following questions using Vocaroo, click on the link below and have a listen to hear the strategies they are using in class 3!

Vocaroo Voice Message

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Anisha's Google Drawing and scenarios about 'Empathy'

Paige's explanation about 'The Pt England Way'

Co-operation, Honesty, Learning, Joy, Hope, Responsibility and Service. This is the Pt England Way. The Pt England Way to us is a way of life. We use The Pt England way because it helps us become better citizens of our community.

Co-operation is one of our values.  Working together means working as a team,like when you are doing sports you need to pass the ball to everybody not just hog it or pass it to your mates.You also need Co-operate when you get a job. Basically it helps now and then.Another one of the Pt england ways are Using your W.I.T.S.  
W.I.T.S stand for Walk away, Ignore It, Talk about it and Seek help . Pupils use this to calm down also to solve their problems.  

Each year Pt England school has a different saying. This year it is Tiaki Taonga. This means the act of caring in Maori .For an example of the act of caring  it Pt England school had the saying  Kia Pai Te Kotahi o-operation last year.

Some more wear it with pride, a tap not a kick, is it Kind?, think ahead, stop,think and do, be kind to visitors, chuck it in the bin, take charge, walk in line, purua to potae(wear your hat), play the right way. Another example is for play the right way. The students  do not play tackle unless it is for a sport team. Or wrestling even if it is just for fun. Carrying on with our values go around the outside. Finally Champions never give up. Pt England School is proud of their values.

In conclusion the Pt england way is something people at Pt England school follows. That has been my explanation on the Pt England way. Please leave some feedback. Thanks.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Pt England picnic

On Friday the 21st of February Pt England School had their yearly picnic down at Pt England beach.

The weather was beautiful, the sun was out and we all had a fabulous day!

Here are some pictures of students in class 3, enjoying themselves at our school picnic!!

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Welcome to Class 3's Blog for 2014

Welcome to the Class 3 blog for 2014!
During the first week back (and what a fabulous first week it was!) students in Class 3 discussed
'The Pt England Way' and what it means to them.
Here are some of the ideas, students in Class 3 came up with!