Friday, May 30, 2014

Samoan Language Week

Talofa Lava. Its Samoan Language Week. This week I have been creating a movie about Manu Samoa. Also our assembly that was held on Monday. Having performances by Tamaki College and also our very own Samoan Group.  

Having a speech by the one and only Sam Lotu Iiga. Who had the privilege to come to our school and celebrate Samoan Language week with us. Giving us the opportunity to celebrate Samoan Language week with Sam was Great. He also gave us a Speech.

Learning a different parts of Cultures. AMAZING!! Did you also know that Samoan Language is the SECOND most common language in New Zealand. Here is a movie that I have created.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

State Of Origin

2014 has came and State of Origin has started. Today was the day right at 9:30, currently New South Wales and Queensland are playing against each other. Its the first game already. So GO NSW!!! You can do it this time guys. I hop your coach has taught you good. NSW you got this.

"Work Hard Play Hard" "Practice Practice Practice
makes it Perfect" Lets go NSW!!! Sorry Queensland Suppoorters but I'm a New South.

And also NSW won!!! YAY. The score was 12- 8.

Friday, May 23, 2014


Sound travels through air and water. It is the fastest known “thing” in the world. Sound is a vibration, made up of the air molecules surrounding you. Music is the best type of sound. To make music, we use musical instruments. One of the most well known instruments, is the guitar.  

There are 6 strings and 12 notes on a guitar. The shape of a guitar is quite pear shaped. There are curves on each of the sides of a guitar which is a. The sound hole is a hole that controls the noise of the guitar. There is the bridge, which holds the strings.

How is sound created from a guitar?? As soon as you strum the strings, the sound will come out through the sound hole. What it does is that it reflects back with a louder sound.

On every guitar there is a neck. Which also has strings. Once you strum the strings it creates sound. There are also chords which makes the beats of the sound you want! Once you strum the strings the strings vibrates and creates noise.

Playing a guitar is Really easy.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Science Experiment. Part 2 Paper Experiment

Science experiment:

Question: What will happen to the sound if I change the shape of a piece of paper? (e.g. from a flat shape to a funnel shape)

Links to research about Sound:
Hypothesis: (What do you think will happen?) e.g. I think that it will the sound will get louder and quieter every time I change the directions.

Materials needed:
A Flat Paper, Your self, Tape, and a tissue.
Experiment (procedure):

e.g. Step 1 - First hold a flat piece of paper against your ear. Block your other ear with your hand. Get your partner to speak to you. What is the sound like? Can you hear clearly?

Step 2 - Next, roll the piece of paper into a funnel shape. Put the funnel against your ear. Face the funnel towards your partner and listen to them speak. What does it sound like? Can you hear clearly?

Step 3 - Next, face the funnel to the side while your partner speaks to you. Does it make a difference to the sound that you can hear?

Step 4 - Put some cotton balls or tissue paper into the funnel to block one end. Does it make a difference to the sound you hear? Is the sound quality the same?

Step 5 - Next, roll the piece of paper up and face one end of the paper roll towards your partner. Listen to your partner speak. Is there a difference to the sound you hear?

Step 6 - Finally, turn to the side with your paper roll and listen to your partner speak. What is the sound like?

Data (What happened?)

flat piece of paper
clearer? Didn’t make any difference.
funnel facing to the front towards partner
It actually sounds really loud
funnel facing to the side (opposite partner)
Its more quieter than when it was facing towards my partner.
cotton ball blocking funnel
I could hear echos
rolled up piece of paper (facing to the front)
It was really loud. It even made my ears hurt.
rolled up piece of paper (facing to the side)
It was normal.

When I put the flat piece of paper to my ears it did not make any difference. But then when I got to fold it, it finally made quite louder sound. As I switched the funnel to the opposite side of my partner It was more quieter than when it was facing towards my partner. Then it was time to put the tissue in it and the weird thing was that all I could hear was echos. The rolled piece of paper - It was REALLY Loud, and it even made my ears hurt. Then it was finally the rolled up piece of paper (facing to the side) Which was normal.


Just like my hypothesis said. And my Observation. Every time I had switched my funnel to the opposite side of my partner it was quieter and different.

How music affects your Brain?

Music. Ahhhh Calming and Relaxing. There are a many types of Music around us and the world. Like ~ R&B, Pop, Hip Hop, Reggae, Jazz, Rap, Classical's and even more. Nowadays a lot of Teenagers enjoy listening to Rap and Pop and Hip Hop.

Impact:But the weird thing was that it could affect your Brain. Some types of Music that is from the 80’s and 70’s are what most adults like but others like what we children like.  its enjoyable and sometimes it can be sad!

Have you heard of a Hippocampus?? Well I am going to tell you about it. A Hippocampus is part of your brain that brings back old memories. Loud music can also Damage your eardrums and your hearing.

Have you heard of any artists in the world? Well I know a lot of artist and the ones I mostly like is Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Chris Brown and Tyga! They rap and sing a lot of songs! But the best artist I enjoy listening to is Ariana Grande!

You probably didn’t notice but when you listen to music your heart beats with it. This cause could happen by,Instruments, Sound and MUSIC!! Not only music can cause this but also instruments like, Drum kits, Guitars, pianos and even more.

But the world without Music and Sound is just weird. Also BORING. Think about a party without Music. That’ll be SUPER Boring. So Thanks to Music and Sound our world is Fun.

Summary Article

We were reading a book about a little Boy named Dylan, which was born deaf. The first implant was funded by the Health System in June 2011 .Dylan’s parents tried really hard to raise $50,000 to pay for his second cochlea implant which was done in September 2012. Dylan’s parents are now able to pay more attention their son. Dylan’s hearing really improved and his speech and development. The government will now pay for two cochlear implants for children under six years old starting in July.

Here is the link to the Article.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

What Can I hear??

There are many sounds around us. Teenagers nowadays enjoy listening to Music because it calms people down. Around our community we hear a lot of things. A lot of cars whizzing by, yelling and also announcements.

At home the most annoying sound is my brother, cause he always got to shout, cry, laugh loud and do annoying stuff!! Especially when he talks, he talks forever and gets in trouble. And at school I hate the sounds of growling.

Also the sound of Traffic Jams. Why? Well a lot of horns going by. And also traffic going very slowly. Ugh that is truly annoying right. Trying to get through to school and work.

There are so many sounds we can here around our environment and community. Such as sounds like lots of talking, kids crying and also yelling. Around our community, we hear a lot of things. Like today I had heard that the Sydney Roosters are going to play against the West Tigers. WOAH!!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Science Experiment

Science experiment:

Question: What will happen to the sound if I cut the straw shorter?

Links to research about Sound:

Hypothesis: (What do you think will happen?) e.g. I think that the sound will get higher.

Materials needed:
Scissors, Myself, Straw.
Experiment (procedure):
e.g. Step 1 - Creased the straw 2-3cm.

Step 2 - Then using the scissors again cut the end of the straw into a triangle.

Step 3 - Put the triangle shape into your mouth and blow,
Step 4 - Cut the straw shorter.

Step 5 - Blow the straw on the cut end. Then listen to what the sound makes.

Data (What happened?) Observation
Length:                                           Results:
Long 15cm
makes a sound

sound was higher

sound was high pitched

Long 15cm: When we first received our straws. The sound was very low
10cm:  The sound got higher.
5cm:  The was High Pitched.

I have realised that when you cut the straw shorter. The sound will get Higher and higher every moment you cut it.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Immersion Assembly

It was eventually the first day of Term 2, and already we had an example of what the Main Topic was for the term. We started with an Immersion Assembly. Of all the teachers performing/Entertaining us of what our Team was going to do.

I really enjoyed watching Team 3’s Item.  Which was about Colours,Light and the Speed of Light. Performed By ~ Miss King, Miss Thompson, Miss Trimble, Mrs Barks and Miss Walters. They taught us a very good lesson on what Colours can do. But the question that was asked was “ What is the colour of a Banana in the Dark??

But I was still wondering what our Team was learning about (Team 5 by the way)  As soon as Mr Burt called out Team 5. We were so excited to know what we were going to learn about this Term.  So then our teachers finally announced that our Topic for this term is “Sound”

At the end it was finally Learning Time.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Typing Test

Today my friends and I were having a competition on who was the BEST typer. I had the score of 45 out 50 words which was quite close. One of my Friends got the score of 50.  Here is the Link if you would like to visit it. Typing Test. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

School And My Birthday!!

It is now the second week of our School Holidays and I cant wait till next Term. Why? Well on the first week of school. Will be my Birthday. 9th of May. So there is still 8 more days. AHHHHH. I can't wait till my Birthday and School. Which is a bit Different. Because I don't really like going school for all that learning  and stuff. But this year I am Pumped. So Here I come Term 2. Can't wait to see everyone and the Teachers.