Thursday, 27 September 2012

Glen Innes School is the best!

Glen Innes School Chant

GI School is the best
We will beat the rest
Do we try hard?
Oh boy yes! we do.
We’re  humble
And never grumble!
Kick the rugby ball through the poles,
watch that soccer ball roll, roll, roll.
We go out there to play hard and to win
And when we do we grin.

The children in our school
have the force

and we’re champions of course!

Friday, 14 September 2012

Survey and Report

Walt: to write a report on our survey

A few weeks ago I decided to find out “Who is your favourite teacher in Glen Innes School?” I used excel to draw my 3D graph. My data was represented in a column graph, it was a bit tricky but I got the hang of it. My target group was the seniors of our school.

I took the survey sheet around myself and personally asked them. 25 children were surveyed. I surmised that Mrs Barry is the most popular teacher. Mr Ramkolowan was the 2nd favourite teacher but the least favourite teachers were Mrs Webster, Mrs Manu and Mr Naidoo.

I think that most of the children chose Mrs Barry because she is the Sports Teacher and she is very fun to be around, hilarious and is very good at making connections with children.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Hard Materials

Walt: write a narrative.

Every Monday the children in year seven of Glen Innes School have Technology at Tamaki College.  We do Hard Materials with Mr Grundy. He is very fun to work with.
This week we had to finish off our sketches from three weeks ago. I didn’t really enjoy the sketching because it got a bit boring and I’m not really an artist.  The measuring part was the easiest for me because I got it in one go. When we had finished our five designs we had to do the final design which is the wooden toy you would like to make with your housing joint.

I think we have Technology so that we can improve and enjoy Hard Materials. Also I think that we have Hard Materials so that we can make things with wood.

We did many things in Technology from cooking to ICT and even being creative with wood! It is not that easy to make things out of wood but once you get the hang of it you get better.  A few are very creative because they chose to do a note holder, a car, a flying car and even a space car!

I have learnt many different words like try square, axle and even wrench.  I have heard those words before but have not worked with them but now that I have started Hard Materials I have used a Try square and even a bench vice clamp.

I found so many things interesting in Technology like experimenting with the work tools. Using a Try square was fun, but my favourite thing experimenting with was the bench vice clamp and I made my housing joint.

Overall I enjoy every bit of Technology.