Friday, 1 June 2018

Fortnite Battle Royale


Check out Josh's essay about Fortnite. Does it really live up to the hype?

I play Fortnite Battle Royale at least once everyday. The thing I like about this game is how it is open world and you can build.

What is Fortnite? Fortnite is a free-to-play battle royale game developed and published by Epic games. It is a early access video game which means it hasn’t fully been developed yet and is still in development. So far the game has done very good. The update in february 2018 the developers reported they have 3.4 million players.
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How well did Fortnite do? Well for starters Fortnite has earned 126 million dollars beating their rival game PUBG, With over 178,000 viewers on twitch and there rival game with 84,000 viewers. While Fortnite is still free on xbox one, ps4, pc, and mobile. PUBG is still charging there fans. $29.99 to buy the game on xbox one, pc, the game has not yet released on ps4.

How do you play Fortnite? Once you start a game in fortnite you load into a place called Spawn Island. After that you hop on the battle bus which will take you above the main island were the war begins. You jump out and land at a location of your choice. After that you find a weapon which will help you knock your enemies down to win the game and get a victory royale. It doesn't sound very exciting but it really is a accomplishment for many people. And it is still doing amazing to this day.

To conclude I want to explain how much I enjoyed making this review. My favorite part about writing this is researching the facts about Fortnite.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Homelessness

This week we have been writing about issues that are
important to us. This is Lucy's issue.
Did you Know? 40% of homeless
people are Employed. Shouldn’t work be
an escape from poverty?

How did you become homeless ? You can get
homeless By you havingno money and you can be
homeless from you parents Because if your parents
were homeless then you might be homeless too.


Why is Homelessness a problem? I think it is a big
problem because if you have kids how can you
buy food for your kids. And if you are homeless
you don’t have a house and you don’t have any
money.

How can we help? we can help by giving them
some money like when you walk past a homeless
person the you can give them some money in there
hat or there money bag and you can help by giving
some food to eat.

Why is homelessness a bad thing? It is bad because if
you have kids then how can you look after you kids
they are going to be starving how can you buy food
for them.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Ramadan

Nasibah is currently fasting for Ramadan. She wrote this summary to explain more about it:


Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Fraction of a set!

Today Room 4 maths were practicing finding the fraction of a set. We noticed that there never seems to be an even amount of each colour MnM in a pack of MnMs.

First we had to find out how many MnMs are in a pack. This told us what the 'whole' is; how many MnMs make up one whole. Then we found out how many MnMs were of each colour.



Kelly noticed that 4/16 is the same as 1/4 as 4 x 4 = 16.  That meant 1 quarter of the pack were orange.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Tread Lightly

Today Dominique from Tread Lightly visited our school to teach us about recycling. We have introduced new recycling bins in our school to help us be more tidy kiwis. This production reminded us why it is important to recycle and how litter affects our environment.

The production involved Hone, Bobby and David who acted as characters. David was a turtle who was affected when he ate a plastic bag (Hone) which he mistook for a octopus. This reminded us that our litter often ends up in the sea where it can potentially kill sea animals.




Monday, 30 April 2018

Connecting Maths and Physics

This morning Room 4 maths explored the connection between maths and physics for our new inquiry topic on Force and Motion. We completed several activities and we had to guess what maths and science theories they might be connected to.

First we completed a challenge where we had to hit a domino from the bottom of the stack. This demonstrated the law of inertia; An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. This meant that the bottom domino moved when we hit it with a ruler, but the other dominoes would not move unless we hit them as well.



We then used our dominoes to make a domino run. We realised that this activity is linked to the law of inertia as well; as soon as the dominoes begin to fall they continue to knock each other over. We tried some different configurations of dominoes and attempted to use some obstacles as well.


We then considered the different forces involved in this activity and we identified one of them as gravity. Our next challenge was to attempt to build the tallest tower that we could with our cups. We started this with our small groups and then realised that we could build an even taller tower if we combined all of our cups.




Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Hank Zipzer Part 3

We are learning to justify our ideas.
BBC Hank Zipzer Season 1, Episode 2
In the episode Hank miraculously seems to play better when he is wearing the 'lucky socks'. Do you believe in the power of a good luck charm?

Why or why not?