Friday, 20 October 2017

Mr Jacobson's hidden talents!

This terms topic is "Music madness" and this morning our school got the chance to experience and watch Mr J perform one of his hidden talents. He had 4 different wind instruments behind him which he taught us how to use and what they were used for. Also where they were made and invented. 

My favourite wind instrument he showed us was the Shofar. They were made by cutting off the horns of rams and cutting holes off the end. When they were blown they made a deep sound that was used to communicate with people and other things too.      

Niuean Language Week

This week was Niuean language week and to finish this week off during assembly we had a special performance from our own Niuean group. Students from years 2 all the way up to year 8 got together to form a Niuean group, practising all week during lunch times two kinds of Niuean dances. Both the boys and girls danced, first the girls and then ending with the boys. 

Something I found fun about the performance was the seeing all our class friends dancing and also seeing all the different colours on the stage. Our parents were all happy to see their children on the stage representing their cultures.       

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Word Problems

In maths class we started up with a word problems presentation. We had to answer ratio and decimal word problems. Go through my presentation to find out what else I learnt.  

I am, you are, we are Niue!

This morning I learnt about the culture of Niue. Also about some of the difficulties of not growing up with your own culture and finding and keeping your culture alive. In this presentation I had to state my opinion about the text and about what I thought about the writing provided about Niue. Here is what I learnt.    

LAST Immersion assembly for 2017

It’s Term 4, the last term for all the year 8 students and school just started up again today. Walking through the red school gates I noticed all the teachers wearing really bright clothes. I remembered that we had Immersion assembly this morning, something to look forward to. Here are my thoughts about my last Immersion assembly at Pt England School.

I found team 5’s item the most entertaining because of the sense of humour that all the teachers were putting into their items. Even the way the characters were grouped as a family. Also because if the facial expressions they showed everytime the song changed. Everytime they changed songs they would also change the way they felt, their emotions and I found it funny the way they did change. One last thing was the popcorn throwing, there was popcorn everywhere and for a little they even threw it at each other.

The most informative was team 3’s item because they played a movie showing an example of what they were specifically doing this term. A movie showing how to tell stories using songs, I found the movie interesting and funny too. It definitely is a smart way to show the focus of the terms topic.

This was my last time watching our schools immersion assembly, I am a year 8 and my time at Pt England has almost come to an end. Something i’m looking forward to the most is just seeing our school making music, music videos or even instruments and spending the term with my friends and teachers before I go to college.