Monday, 21 June 2021

Mars Information Report

 Did you know that Mars holds the largest mountain in the world? It is 3 times the size of Mount Everest. Mars is the fourth planet from the sun. It is the second most inhabitable planet in the solar system. It is similar in a few ways to earth such as, the planet isn’t too hot or too cold and many more. 

Mars was named by an ancient Roman God of war, the reason why it is called Mars is because it resembles the color of blood. The Mars color is called a Bloody red. 

Mars is also known as the red planet because it is made out of iron-rich dust which gives its landscape rusty-red color. 

Did you also know that Mars actually has two moons? The names of these moons are Phobos, and Deimos. Phobos is a bit bigger than Deimos and orbits only 6,000km above the Martian surface. Phobos orbits around Mars about 3 times a day while the more distant Deimos takes around 30-35 hours for each orbit. 

I hope after reading this information report you learned a few facts about our amazing and interesting planet, Mars. Who knows, we may even end up living there one day. 

Friday, 18 June 2021

Dazzling Decimals

 Dazzling Decimals

We are learning to add and subtract up to three decimal places. We are learning to convert between fractions, decimals and percentages.

 Noel and Margaret each had a salary of $60 000 in 2008.

Noel’s salary increased by 11% in 2009 and then increased 6% in 2010. 

Margaret’s salary was increased by 6% in 2009 and then increased by 11% in 2010. 

Who had the greater salary in 2010? Make a guess then check your guess with a calculation.

 A person decides to go on a diet. To get to a healthy weight they must reduce their  food intake by 15%. An average intake is 9200 k a day.

How much of a reduction in average food intake would they need, to get to a healthy weight?

 A real estate agent is paid a commission for selling a house.

The commission is based on:

Sales for: the first $300 000, commission is 3.95%

amounts above $300 000, commission is 2%

How much would be paid to an agent who sells a house for $757 000? 3409853

Flash Addition!

 114 + 97 = 211

 93 + 289= 382

 128 + 87 = 215

163 + 84 = 247

 311 + 93 = 404

Change to fractions and decimals

1. 21% -  0.21  21/100

2. 19% - 0.19 19/100

3. 35% - 0.35 35/100

4. 63% 0.63 63/100

5. 40% 0.40 40/100

6. 15% 0.15 15/100

7. 75% 0.75 75/100

8. 83% 0.83 83/100

9. 7%  0.7 7/100

10. 1% 0.1 01/100

Why does matter matter?

 Three basic properties are volume, mass, and shapes 

All matter is made up of tiny particles called atoms

Volume is the amount of space the matter takes up

Mass is the amount of matter an object has

Liquid takes the shape of their container  

Gasses do not have a definite shape or volume 

 Liquids do not have a definite shape but they do have a definite volume 

 Solids have a definite shape and volume 

A Ice and chair are examples  of solids 

Task Description: Today with our reliever we did a task called why does matter matter. We learned a lot of things by ready the piece of paper she handed us. After reading all the facts about matters we answered some questions which are up above. My answers are the ones highlighted in blue.

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Decimal Fractions

Task Description: This task I found a bit challenging with the converting into decimals but my teacher Miss Stone helped me and I ended up getting it really quickly.  

Thursday, 10 June 2021

The Jacket - Part 2

Task Description: This is part 2 to my latest post. I will be putting up part 3 maybe later on in the week. 

The Jacket - Part 1

Task Description: This task is split into 3 so there will be 2 more parts going on later on in the week, stay tuned to see what happens next. 

Friday, 4 June 2021

FiaFia Reflection

 Yesterday we had our Biannual Fiafia at Pt England school. Fiafia is when our whole school and our families come to watch us preform and show our cultural dances. 

One of my highlights from last night was seeing all the families come and support all of the children there. I also loved how hyped it was last night with everyone supporting everyone. Seeing all the smiles reminded me of my first ever Fiafia at Pt England which gave me joy. 

My favorite group out of them all besides the Samoan group had to be our Tongan girls and boys. Everyone looked so beautiful on the night and I was so thankful that the weather held up for our special night. 

After it was all done I felt proud of my Samoan group because even if it wasn't perfect we all tried our hardest and pulled through for each other.