Friday, 25 November 2016

I can find fractions decimals and percentages of amounts expressed as whole numbers,simple fractions, and decimals.

WALT: I can find fractions decimals and percentages of amounts expressed as whole numbers,simple fractions, and decimals.

Link to assessment task

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Blog Post Title : Te Reo, Term 4 2016. 0

Blog Post Title : Te Reo, Term 4 2016. 0

This term we have been learning all about the Marae. We have learned that a
- Marae is a place where people get looked after.

  • The Marae is an important focal point for the community.
  • The Marea is a place where tradition and customs can be carried out.
  • The Marae is a place where people can express their values with dignity.
  • There are many kawa ( protocols) that prevail on the marae.
  • Marae kawa (protocols) can differ between maraes and iwi.

We have focussed on some key concepts when doing this learning.
These are listed and explained in the table below.

Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
It is a custom way of doing things.
To welcome others on to a marae.
Tangata whenua
People who are connected to a marae.
People visiting a marae.
Gives you somewhere to stay.
It means connection or belonging 
Care for someone. 
Loving and caring for others.

See this video for an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of people on a marae.

Something I would like to learn more about the marae is.................
- How many people can stay at a marae.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016



This term we have been learning about Parliament. We have looked at the difference between government and parliament, NZ parliament, who is in government, how our government works and we compared democracy to dictatorship.

Three things that I learned are NZ parliament are:

  • That the prime minister sits in the 4th seat on the right.
  • You get given a seat on how many votes you get in the elections.
  • National sits on the right side

Here is the link to my compare and contrast map explaining the difference between democracy and dictatorship.

Friday, 23 September 2016


Maths Assessment

Identify classes of two- and three-dimensional shapes by their geometric properties
Assessment task:

Complete this task and then add it to a blog post.

Identify classes of two- and three-dimensional shapes by their geometric properties
Assessment task:

Complete this task and then add it to a blog post.

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Thursday, 22 September 2016



Blog Post - Use this model for your Visual Art blog post.

Visual Art: WALT: Apply knowledge about shapes and patterns derived from nature into an original artwork

For Visual Art the SOLO level I achieved was:

The 3 Visual Art techniques I used in my art work to achieve this level were:

Here is a photo of my artwork:

My next step in visual art is:
Not rush what I am doing like painting and using the vivid

Friday, 16 September 2016

Koru Games

Koru Games

The activity I did was: Touch rugby

Two highlights of Koru games for me was: 
1. Scoring a try because it was my first try ever.
2. Being a great team player because even though we lost all but 1 game I didn't get mad.

I am most proud of Scoring a try because it was my first try ever.

Next year I want to play a different sport, I'd like to play Volleyball first and Soccer second.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Water cycle

Water cycle

Here is the Water ways modeling book LINK

Here is my information report on the Water cycle 

Water cycle

The water cycle is a process that water goes between land and sea also the atmosphere. The water cycle doesn’t start or stop it goes on forever and keeps getting recycled.

Water covers probably 70% of earth. The other 30% is land. Heat from the sun hits the water and then creates Evaporation with her turns into gas and goes into the clouds. Evaporation is a vapor. Energy from the sun turns the water into vapor. Evaporation is invertible so you can’t see what is happening. Condensation and Precipitation are both parts of the water cycle, Evaporation creates Condensation and Precipitation.

Condensation  and Precipitation are both the coldest parts of the water cycle. Condensation is just like steam say you have a pot on the stove put a clear lid on it. After awhile take of the lid and see the Condensation. Condensation is the stuff that you see on your window when your house is warm and it's cold outside it turns into Consideration. Precipitation is pretty much just rain,hail,snow and sleet. So it is mostly cold weather. The water heads down a hill into the river that is called runoff and groundwater.

Runoff comes from the mountains and groundwater comes from the runoff. Only 35% of runoff ends up at sea and ocean the other 65% is talkin by dirt. The water from the mountains heads to the rivers and makes runoff,runoff is what we drink. Groundwater is what we drink but the people who supplies the water clean it so we can drink it and so we don’t get sick.

The water cycle is very important if there was no water cycle we wouldn’t be alive right now to tell you this.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Using a range of multiplicative strategies.

In Maths we have been learning to use a range of multiplicative strategies when operating with whole numbers.

The strategies we have been learning are:

- Estimate the reasonableness of large problems like 1 788 – 891. Could 497 be right?
- Use multiplication to solve addition and subtraction problems eg.
  64 – 48 = as (8 x 8) – (6 x 8) = 2 x 8= 16
- Use doubling / halving, trebling/ thirding and adjusting to solve multiplication problems,
 eg.  12 x 50 solved as 4 x 150= 600
- Use an algorithm to solve multiplication problems.
- Solve problems using simple cube numbers .
- Use an algorithm to solve division problems.

MATHS Rich Assessment Task

WALT:  Use appropriate scales, devices, and metric units for length, area, volume and capacity, weight
Measuring is about making a comparison between what is being measured and a suitable measurement unit. Central to the development of measuring skills is lots of practical measuring experience. Also important is the reality that measurement is never exact.
Required Resource Materials:
  • Oranges
  • Measuring equipment including; rulers, scales, measuring jugs.
Activity: Complete the questions below:
  1. How can you measure an orange? (there will be multiple answers for this, list as many as you can think of). Think of the attributes of an orange eg juice.
  2. Choose two of these attributes of an orange to measure and carry out the task. Write up a proposal for your investigation, including details on:
    • Attribute being measured
    • Equipment required
    • Method (step by step)
    • How will you present your results?
    • Write up your results
  1. What were successful/unsuccessful approaches to measuring each of your chosen Attributes? Why?
  2. Choose 4 other objects to measure in the class - use 4 different measurements eg measure the length of something and the weight of something else. Write up your results in a table.

Inside the orange
65 Grams
200 Grams
62 Grams
25 Grams

Altogether after deconstructed

Pencil case
300 grams
20 cm
6 cm
80 cm
Weight               Length               Width              Height

Friday, 29 July 2016

Wednesday, 6 July 2016


I can describe the characteristics of music from songs of a different time and place

Over the past 7 weeks I have been learning to describe the characteristics of music from songs of a different time and place

I can describe these characteristics in a piece of music
1. Form - form the songs
2. Timbre - Is something that makes an instrument sound different to another.
3. Mandalay - the part of the song that gets played over and over again.
4. Harmony - In music, harmony is the use of simultaneous pitches (tones, notes), or chords
5. Rhythm - Is a beat that keeps the music going

Here is an example of my learning Music

Friday, 1 July 2016

Student Led Conference Reflection

The things I enjoyed most about my SLC were: Is presenting my progress to my parents.

What went well and why? My hole SLC because i didn't stop going on about my learning.

What were the challenges you faced when preparing and presenting your SLC? when the internet went down i keep-d going and didn't stop.

What changes would you make for next time and why? Trying to keep my grads up so i can please my family.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Reading Assessment Task

WALT: I can use a use a wide range of comprehension strategies to understand text such as: - using their prior knowledge, along with information in the text, to interpret abstract ideas, complex plots, and sophisticated themes - gathering, evaluating, and synthesising information across a small range of texts - identifying and resolving issues that come from competing information in texts
Complete both texts and write the answers in your own words.
TASK 1 - read the text about Sneakairs

TEXT: EasyJet's Smart "Sneakairs" Makes Sightseeing Effortless

What I already know about navigating with maps?
  • That some people use phones instead of maps.
  • That navigation maps help you get out of places.
  • That some people prefer to use there phones instead of maps.
Who created “Senakairs?”?
Lechal and easyJet
How do the “Sneakairs” work?
  • To transform Sneakairs from an ordinary shoe to a tour guide, all the wearer has to do is enter his or her desired destination into the easyJet smartphone app. A built-in GPS will determine the wearer’s starting location while the Google Maps navigation tool will help chart the best route.
How do “Sneakairs” help tourists visiting a new city or town?
  • They have a biotin GPS so you just turn on your bluetooth and connect it to there phones.
What challenge does easyJet need to overcome before “Sneakairs” can go mainstream?
  • the easyJet team still needs to tweak the prototypes. Among the challenges that need to be addressed is the smart shoe’s three-hour battery life, which is hardly enough for a tourist to catch all the delights a new city or town has to offer.
Can you think of any other uses for smart shoes like Sneakairs? - (give at least 2)
  • They will help you to not get loser
  • you won't get losed if you are whereing them
Can you think of a better invention than Sneakairs to help us navigate places? Why is that invention better than Sneakairs?
  • Spring and smart shoes in one.

TASK 2: The purpose of this task is to identify details that support a main idea.
A main idea that the author David Hill often explores is: New Zealand's natural environment, and how awesome (impressive and amazing) and powerful it can be.
Read the following passages from pages 7, 8 and 9 of "The Sleeper Wakes" by David Hill.
a) Find details in the text that support this main idea. Underline these details.
b) Think about what the 'sleeper' is, and how it would 'wake' up. Highlight details in the text that suggest this development.
Two girls stood with their parents by a car, watching him. So Corey tried to look cool and expert, and he started up the track behind his father.
The blunt pyramid of Mt Taranaki lifted into a blue winter sky. Snow softened the cliffs where lava had flowed, thousands of years ago. High up towards the summit, the ridge of The Lizard showed where more lava had crawled downwards before cooling and setting.
Corey lowered his gaze to the 4WD track twisting up the mountain's north-east flank. Packed grey and green trees rose on either side. After just ten metres, all sounds from the carpark faded away. Only the crunch of their boots broke the silence.
Three steps ahead, his Dad walked steadily. He wore a woollen hat and green Gortex jacket to keep out the June cold. Warwick Lockyer, Department of Conservation Field Officer; expert on Mt Taranaki; tramper and climber.
His father loved this mountain. He loved its silences and stories, the way it tested people. Corey felt the same way. Being up here was the greatest feeling in the world. Pity some other people couldn't see it that way.
* * *
After 30 minutes' climbing, they paused, took deep breaths, and gazed around. The trees were lower. Tangled, waist-high shrubs had taken over, crammed together for shelter, tops flattened by the wind. In summer, white and yellow flowers blazed here, flowers that grew nowhere else in the world. Now everything huddled beneath winter snow.
Far below, the towns glinted like little grey models – New Plymouth, Inglewood, Stratford. Off to the left, the Tasman Sea was a sheet of grey steel.
On the horizon, blue-and-white shapes shouldered upwards: the peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, Tongariro. Corey thought of Riki, the other DoC Field Officer. From Riki, he'd heard how Mt Taranaki once stood beside those other volcanoes, fought with them for the love of beautiful Mt Pihanga, then marched away in anger after losing the fight. Hardly any Maori people lived along the line between Ruapehu and Mt Taranaki; they believe that one day, Taranaki would head back in the fire and smoke to find his love again.
Corey stood listening to the silence. A puff of wind slid past. A pebble, loosened by the morning sun probably, dropped from an icy bank nearby.
'Awesome day,' Corey said.
His father nodded. 'Pity Dean couldn't make it.'
Corey glanced up at the dazzling white summit. Dean was a volcanologist who monitored New Zealand's North Island volcanoes to see if any eruptions seemed likely. He came to visit two or three times a year, even though nothing ever happened on Mt Taranaki.
Corey's father was gazing upwards, too. He stretched, and grinned at his son. 'Come on, mate. We're sleepier than this mountain.'