Wednesday, 25 November 2015


Discription: Every Thursday all the seniors do inquiry. Inquiry is when you go around classes and do stuff and then you get put in groups and you stay in those groups. I am in joys group and we do gardening and science. Here is some of the gardening we did. hope you enjoy. Kayla

All finished ⬇️

-What was your proudest moment in your inquiry? Getting it all finished and tidy.

-What did you think was going to be easy but took longer than you thought? Pulling all the weds out of the garden to make it look more exciting and nice.

-What made you choose this inquiry? Because I like science but not much gardening so I gave it a go.


Monday, 16 November 2015

Book bash

Madam spry questions
Hi and this is the book that I am reading and here Is some questions I have answered. 
I hope you enjoy.
Who were the main characters? Madam spry, Mr mustard and Hugo.
In your own words Describe madam spry... She is indervigiul and special.
What could you ask about The story? why is she called madam spry instead of madam spy.
How is Hugo related to the story? He helps madam spry with the missions.
Based on what you know, how would you explain mr mustard. He is scary and likes to scar kids.
Invent a new gadget for madam spry. Invisible wings that only madam spry can see.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Book bash 2015

Description:term 4 has just started and we do reading a bit different now. We have been put in reading groups and I am in madam spry. We got in the groups by picking three books and the teachers chose 
one out of those three and put me it madam spry. So that is how I am in madam spry.
1. Assess the cover design, blurb and title.  
.What made you choose this book?The title and the first page as soon as I read the first page it was so interesting.
.What appeals to you?on the front cover she looks like she is a spy and it looks interesting.
.What hooked you in?The blurb and the title.

1. Title - "Madam spry and the blue Dimond" sounds like an interesting story. I don't know what the story is about but I will find out when I read it. Why is it called madam spry instead of madam spy?

Cover design - I think the illustrations look quite fun. I wonder why there is a police looking up at her? And how did she get on the roof and why is she on the roof.

Blurb - when she got a letter it said there is an emergency and come quick, that really hooked me in! I can't wait to read some more. Once I got a letter from my grandma but it wasn't an emergency.

Predictions - I think the story is set in a small city. I think that the blue Dimond has been stolen bye someone and madam spry is helping too catch the theft and maybe the police is helping her I don't know the theft is yet but I will find out.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Te reo

Description:Every Monday some people go to kappa Haka and the people who don't go to Kappa Haka are doing et reo. I do et reo! we learn the Maori body parts and sing some Maori songs. I like Te reo because you get to make posters and movies and I made a movie and it was fun.


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Big idea:for Te reo I am in a group of two I was in a three but kiana had to go with someone else so I am just with Alyssa and she is good at it so I am glad I am with her.

Feedback: I like how you added the song to explain the body parts in Maori.
Feed forward: maybe next time you could explain what the words mean.

Evaluation:I think I need to work on making my movie more interesting so people will watch it.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Portfolio writing

Description:in school we are doing writing and I am in Kate's writing group and it is F U N fun because we get to choose the sort of writing we want to do and I chose to do a description because I love to do them and I love writing. When we did our writing it had to do with LIFE and so I did a story about my uncle that I had never seen in reall life only on pitchers so I hope you enjoy my writing.

Title:uncle Scotty 
Description:my uncle Scotty died because he had cancer and he was very sick and about one month later he had a heart attack and died. But there was something really special about him and that was that he was the most kindest person in the whole wide world! He's was thoughtful caring and loving. But when we heard that he had died everyone was so sad and terrified. I never actually saw my uncle so I don't know what he looked like. But I am sure he looked nice and handsome.  

Big idea:what i am trying to tell you is that even if you think your life is not going the way you want it to other people think that you get on well and you try your best.look At this quote!๐ŸŒ…
Feedback: I enjoy the quote and I also feel sorry for you because you never met your uncle.
Feed forward: maybe next time you could put into your writing of what your parents really liked about him. Devin 

Evaluation:I think I need to work on making my story sound interesting so that people will keep reading my story and not think it is boring but I have tried my best and I am proud of what I have done.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Maths learning

Description:in maths we have been leaning lots of ways to equal this ?x?=?.
Problem 1
Big idea: I solved my problem bye drawing cars and putting 5 people I each car and that was 6 cars and 1 person left.

Problem 2
I worked this out bye putting 6 in each one and counting in 6's.
Feedback:I like the way that you writed neat so you can read it.kiana
Feed forward: I think that you should take a photo so you can see it.kiana

Evaluation: I think I need to work on giving more information and make it more clear so they understand.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Pop Art Portfolio

Description: Every Thursday afternoon we do some activists and there is one drama with troy two is pop art with Kate and last is passion project with suzan. I am in pop art with Kate and I am so happy that I am because art is my favourite thing in the world. Pop art is a tipe of art that when you do four squares and draw the same pitcher on each one. Then you paint all of them different colours and I gives that special affect. There was some famous pop artists and one of them was

Richard Hamilton and Robert Raucshenbe. Here is my pop art.

Big idea:the reason I choose this pitcher is because at my house I have a real bunny so I thought I could do a bunny so it represents my life and what I have. My favourite animal is bunny that is why I love bunnies.
Feedback:I like all of the colours on the rabbits I like the way that you got different colours on the rabbits.
Feedford:maybe  you should add more information and colours.
By kiana
Evaluation:and I think I should take my time and try a bit more but I think I have done pretty good.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Reading Portfolio Term 3 Tic Tac Toe

Description: For my portfolio sample I am in summarising I choose to do summarising because I think it is something I need to work on so I can pronounce my words right and make it make sense. summarising Is a key word and a key word is a word that describes something or unlocks a sentience.
In my workshops I have learned everything that I just told you. A tic tac toe is a sheet that tells you the things you must do and the things you can do the tic tac toe I choose is somebody wanted but so then.
Big idea:I learnt in summarising that you need to think about what you are going to write and say so it will make sense and we understand the meaning.

Feedback:I like the why that you put in the image so we know what you are doing and what it is about.
Feedforward:i think that you should make the word bigger so I can read it. By kiana๐Ÿ˜€

Evaluation: next time I think I could try a bit harder and do a bit more work and don't talk as much so I can get more work done and published.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Everyone is a genius

Description: when you want to do something that you see someone else do and you think you can't do it give it a go and if you give it a go and you don't do it just try and try and you will get there! Also don't judge people by their looks or actions just go up to them and ask them if they want to play with you.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

My story about the net ball

WALT: to add impact 
Success criteria: to write a story about what it is like to be a ball

I fell someone squeezing me! I start felling myself getting
hire and hire all of a sudden I am in the air of a click of a finger.
Did I say that I love it up here in the cold breeze.

I start to travel to the other end. suddenly I fell something grabbing me 
I am going throw a big round thing everybody says "Go THROW THE HOPE"
everybody says "YES". And the same thing goes all over again. I smash
the edge of the hope. I hear a loud noise and everybody goes away.
"Yay finally it is over now" being a netball isn't so bad after all.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Maths portfolio sample

Dicription:in maths we are doing portfolio samples and the one that we are doing id about rebell sports I am in ebonys maths group and the stage group I am In is stage 4. we have been learning fives tens and doubles thay are a bit hard but as you practis it gets esyer and esyer. You will get it write.

Big idear: I worked them out by adding and doubling and using tens.

I think that you did a really good job at using the same strategis because you are really good at them. But you could work on using a better strategis because it looks like you only know one you could work on rounding and compensating becase it is a really good strategis you could work on.
Evaluation I think I need to work on trying harder it is a bit easy but then it gets really tricy.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

science portfolio sample

Description:we made a food web based on our lunchboxes we had to find what food comes from where.

Big idear:we had to find out what food comes from where and most food is based on the sun.

Feedback/feedforward:I think you are good at explaining what from what but you need to get better at
taking a clearer picture. Harriet

Evaluation:I think I need to work on ading a bit more information.

My tic tac toe

Description:My reading goal is comprehension every week I go to two workshops and this week we have to do a post for our portfolio. We have a tic tac toe on our divice I chows get creative and it was fun.

Big idear:in poutama we have been going to two work shops every week and to learn the tic tac toe.
Sixsess criteria:when I went to Australia I herd the waves crashing against the racks.
Feedback/feedforward: I like the way that you use net writing so we can read it. I think you need to work on making more room. by kiana
Evaluation:I think I need to work on making it more clearer so we understand.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

catch me if you can

Every week we learn about skills and movement that will help us play sports. This term’s focus has been around defense. We made a video showing some of the goals we have been practicing. I have highlighted the thing I think I have done well YELLOW and one thing I would like to work on PINK.

WALT: Defensive skills and movements
Success Criteria:
Body Movement
  • Weight on balls of feet
  • Feet shoulder width apart
  • Knees flexed
  • Concentration and eyes on ball, head and eyes up
  • Push hard off outside foot and go forwards to attack pass
  • Quick small feet, stay on balls of feet
  • Arms within confines of body
  • Take feet to ball
  • Land with a SBP
  • Body angled to see player and ball
  • Anticipate pass and player movement
Restrictive Marking
  • Meet player as they start towards the ball/where they want to go
  • stay close to the attacking player
  • Head and eyes up, arms close to body to avoid obstruction/contact
  • Angle body so attacking player is ‘pushed’ away from where he/she wants to go
  • 0.9m from ball carrier

Insert Video Here….

Evaluation: I try to stay close to the attacker.

Feedback/Feedforward: I think you need to work on intercepting. You had good body movement.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Discovery time

Disripshion: today me and Alyssa where doing a collage we had lots of fun and made a blog post and
We where showing agency by helping and giving turns.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

My geometry

Description: I think my post is really clear and I have got the right words in the right places I am really pleased with my work that I have done.

Big idea: I think if people are really stuck I would help them but knot do it for them.
 Feedback: you know what you are doing and you know what the shaps are called.
 Feedrorward: you should learn more about the shapes. 
By Alyssa 

Evaluation: at first I thought it was a bit hard but I have been practising and it is easy.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Te Ahu a Turanga Noho Marae

Description:  In week 7, we had an overnight stay at the local Marae in Woodville.  We were immersed in Maori culture and participated in a range of activities.  We set two goals to focus on during our stay.

Big Idea:  
1.  Did you achieve your goals?  How do you know?yes I did and I practised and practised.

2.  What are you most proud of from the marae stay and why?That I gave everything a go and tried my best.

3.  What challenged you the most and why?the knuckle bones because the hurt my fingers.
We made book marks showing pictures about what is special. My book mark is really cool I think and it is really special to me and the first picture is about when we 
went in the bus and saw the Manawatu river. The second one is when we stayed at the Marae. 
The last one is when we went on the bush walk.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Story telling

Purpose: create a story to share orally
Description: Oral storytelling is a Maori tradition. We have been planning our own story to tell on the Marae in Week 7.

Feedback: is that I like your story but put more ackshion.
Feedforward: is to speck a bit louder.

I think it was pretty easy but I was a bit shy as wall.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Bus stop writing

It looks like a bus transformed in a bus stop and it looks like to buses stuck together it looks like 
the colours yellow and orange it looks really cool too.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Stuck movie

We watched a silly video and it was called stuck on the escalator we made a video like that but it was a bit different.

Criteria: (Content)
  1. Video - 30 seconds long, time is limited.
  2. Scenario - Show someone being stuck and not using the ability to act.
  3. Clear Message - Short sharp clip. Can the watcher get the point of your video?
  4. Unique - Coming up with something funny that gets a laugh from others.
  5. Time Passing - Do you need to show time passing in your clip to emphasise your message.

Criteria: (Movie)
  1. Light - Make sure the sun isn’t creating a hard to see clip.
  2. Voice Volume - Needs to be louder than other background volume eg Noise, Kids.
  3. Frame - What’s in the frame to make your message obvious.
  4. Steady Hands - Make sure the camera is still.
Individual Clips - Don’t do one continuous shot of 30 seconds. Make a range of short clips and join together.
Well done and great work! I like the way you guys produced a movie so stupid about the inability to act! I also like the way you guys included Jorden in your movie. What I think you could work on is maybe make the movie more unique and more creative.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

My swimming goals term 1 2015

For the the next 5 weeks, we are swimming 3 times a week. We want to set a smart goal so we are focused when we go swimming.

By the end of next week I want to have put my head under the water because I don't really like putting my head under so my goal is to put my head under. I will know I got better because you will see me with wet hair. I am going to do this by the end of next week.

I have got better at floating and going under the water and I feel really confident and safe in the water.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Child hood memores

Remember when I loved doing number bonds in maths when I was a year 4?

Remember when I did art with Kelly when I was a year 3 and that was awesome?

Remember when I was a year 2 I fell off my chair and I broke my arm and that hurt?

That was me growing up.

My maths goals term1 2015

We did the test to learn more about maths. We tried to get over 80% but we didn't
and pink is for think and go is for gold.

My maths goal is to get faster at my subtraction facts by the end of next week. I will know that I 
Have got better at it and I will ask someone to test me and tik the prove it.