Friday, 3 August 2018

Why you should exercise and what it does for you? - By Bethan

Do you like running? No? Do you like dancing? Yes? They may be different but they give you the same results: They Both give you an adrenaline rush, they both give you sweaty pits, they are both aerobic exercise. Once you finish reading this piece of writing you will want to get up and go for a run, or go to zumba class, or do something that gets you sweating.

The first reason that you should be doing exercise right now is because It reduces the risks of obesity, stroke, heart disease and a whole lot more. Exercise helps you in so many ways it gets the heart pumping which gives oxygenated blood to the brain, you can see how that would help you in you term essay right. As well as giving good blood to the brain it gets your lungs working as well, meaning more oxygenated blood, meaning happy brain.

Exercise also helps the release of hormones which make your brain cells increase in growth rate. It helps refresh the brain plasticity which help form new connections in cells in a wide range of cortical areas in the brain. In a study done at the university of british columbia it has been proven that exercise helps increase the size of the hippocampus.

The final reason you should be exercising right now is because every time you sit down it increases the amount of energy that gets turn into fat. The more you exercise the more fat you burn. Many children these days are obese because they are sitting down more than they are running around doing exercise.

So get up off your butt and run around. Go to zumba! Why are you still here? Go away, stop reading this. I’m telling you to go away and ride your bike or walk your dog or do something that will get you sweating. Because that is the exercise that helps you get better in life.

Friday, 27 July 2018

Sustaining Ourselves

Walt: address the factors that can affect our well being


Next to each of these scenarios write down which area of your wellbeing is being affected - social/whanau, spiritual, mental/emotional or physical. You might find that they affect more than one area

Going for a run

Playing a sports game with others

Going to church, the marae, temple...

Listening to your favourite music

Eating fresh fruit and vegetables

Learning from a grandparent or caregiver

Taking part in a cultural club or activity

Getting enough sleep


Imagine you are part of the following scenarios. Make a decision that will positively impact on your wellbeing and note which aspect of your wellbeing is affected.

You and your older brother have been given some money to buy food for you and your younger siblings for the next few days. You are tempted to buy take away, but you have to buy enough food for breakfast, lunch (for school/pre-school) and dinner for two days.
In this scenario I would count how much money there is look online at the shopping centers website and try to fit in the food with the amount of money i have been given.

 You are having a really bad day and feel yourself getting angry and upset. You had a small argument with a friend earlier in the day, but you are now really angry at them. The bell will be ringing in ten minutes and you will have to sit next to this friend. What could you do?
I could Confidently walk towards my friend and sit down i would turn to her and apologise if he/she doesn’t reply then i will give them time to think about it if he/she forgives me then I will get back to being good friends

You have just changed schools and are missing your old friend and activities. At your old school you played for the school rugby team, but you have not played sport here, except for in P.E.
I would try to keep in touch with my old friends while Making new friends in school and I try out for the rugby team.

You are Tongan, but your parents were born and grew up in New Zealand. They taught you English since you were born so that you would find New Zealand life easier, but they did not teach you much Tongan. At school you see other students speaking Tongan and participating in Tongan clubs and dancing. Although you feel happy in New Zealand, you wish you could connect to your Tongan roots.
I would ask my parents about my roots and ask them to take me to my grandparents to learn the language and then I would participate in Tongan things.

Task Description: For this task I made a copy of the google doc and then put it in my inquiry folder. I then answered all the questions in a detailed manner. After finishing i published my work onto my blog with a detailed manner.

Te Whare Tapa Wha

Walt: share the four definitions of health with a detailed explanation


























Task Description: For this task I made a copy of a google draw and put it in my inquiry folder. I then filled in all of the boxes explaining the four different aspects of health and how to take care of them. I then posted them on my blog with, a Walt, Labels, A Task Description, and a Title.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Play Task

Walt: perform confidently to an audience



Task Description: For this task I made a copy of the presentation and put it into my reading folder. I then filled in the questions from the boxes. When I finished the task I published my work onto my blog finished to a high standard.

Monday, 25 June 2018

Dangerous Decimals

Walt: identify the relationship between fractions and decimals

Decimals are fractions of 1 whole.
0.1 is 1/10.
0.01 is 1/100.


What is 2/10 as a decimal? 0.2

What is 6/10 as a decimal? 0.6

What is 7/100 as a decimal? 0.07

What is 18/100 as a decimal? 0.18

What is 1/1000 as a decimal? 0.001

What is 7/1000 as a decimal? 0.007

What is 24/100 as a decimal? 0.24

What is 55/100 as decimal? 0.55

What is 12/10 as a decimal? 0.12



0.5 + 0.3 = 0.8

0.6 + 0.2 = 0.8

0.7 + 0.5 = 1.2

0.5 - 0.1 = 0.4

0.3 + 0.9 = 1.2

5/10 + 0.5 = 1

1/10 + 0.47 = 0.57

5/100 + 0.21 = 0.26

Task Description: For this task I made a copy of the doc and then put it into my Math Folder. I then answered all of the word questions and moved onto the symbol questions. When I finished I posted it onto my blog with a Title, a Walt, a Task Description, and Labels.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Fractions Sketchnote

Walt: add and subtract fractions and decimals



Task Description: For this task I made a copy of the google draw and then I filed it in my math folder. I then decided I've all ready done the 1/2 and 1/4 so i decided to do the 1/4 and 1/3 problem. I then put it onto my blog with, a Walt, a Title, a Task description, and labels