Sunday, 29 November 2015

cinqians with troy

Description: in poetry with troy we had to do a cinquain about our passion. My passion is gaming. A cinquain has a patten of syllables 2,4,6,8,2


dark and light sky 
smelting ,mining ,crafting
lava flowing ,water glistening

Feedback/Feedfoward: T think you did a good job on using descriptive words next time you could
add a bit more detail about minecraft.

link to video

evuleation: i think i did well at my ciqwain because i TOOK MY TIME AND ADDED COMERS.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Free verse poetry

Free verse poetry writing
Click lick lick meow, wake up, lamp on. 

See bright blue eyes, fluffy fur ball on bed.

Purrs all around, meow meow.                                                                                                  

Huh, see creamy kitten with a black face.

Evaluation :
I think i did okay with my senses but i don't think used the best of my abitlty's. But I think I used lots of language features.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

writing poetry

First kitten
Click lick lick
meow wake up
lamp on. See bright
blue eyes fluffy
kitten on bed.
Purrs all around
fluff everywhere.
Cuddling him i dose off too sleep
after four years he still does it.


Thursday, 22 October 2015

book bash pre

Title : This land we call home sounds a title when they move away but come back to find it like this ?

Cover design: looks like an un playful place and it looks partly rundown and it looks abandoned like plants tookover and like the place was not there and then there.

blurb: it hooked me in when it said about its 1941 rural caforineia and i wonder what that WHAM WHAM  it sounds like infected from walking dead series and it said about horrorfiying avents happening.


i think i was about things happening and them not knowing about it.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

te reo post

destription: every monday afternoon we do te reo. te reo is where we go and learn maori languge.

video about maori body parts

big idea: me and ross made a puppet pals for 5 and 6 year olds and the video is about the maori body parts.

feed back: you did good at pronounciation. hannah c

feed foward: you could work on adding less violence. hannah c

evaluation: i think i could work on adding less violence when the crash happens.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Production post

Description: on Fridays we have been doing wearable arts for production. We need to make a gamete
Or wearable art out of recycling. Our theme is out of Africa we got to choose a group and we would get to write a 1st 2nd 3rd choice to right in. My inspiration for my garment is a tribal mask. 

so far i have got a chest pecice / top on my top is bottle caps.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

maths portfoilo sample term 3 2015

desciption: in maths i have been learning to divide and multiply with rebecca.

Here is my question

Big Idea:  This is how I worked it out.

I used repeated addition to work 30 divided by 5.  This is what I did.

For the second question I used the happy hundreds board

I used my five times tables to work out 6 x 7

Evaluation : I found the first question hard - I could have used materials to make it easier.  I liked using the happy hundreds boards and it made it a lot easier.  I could have used these for the first question too to make it easier.  I will work on using materials.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

drama portfoilo post term3 2015

description: every thursday we do drama with rebecca. My favourite activity was you cant take me because we had to stay in charcter of an object.


big idea:  in drama we did hot seat in hot seat we had to pretend to be a charcter and when we were in the hot seat we got told lots of questions an we had to anwser  them.

feedback: I like how you tried something hard in the bedroom like the scratching post.   

feedforward: next time you should try be more relistic 

aluation: I was okay at drama but I think i needed to do better at hot seating.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Reading portfolio sample

Description: image questioning is where you look at at an image and then you have to try and get 10 or 20 questions to think up.


Big Idea : questioning is where we think up question's and find questions in the text in a book. We also need to ansesr them to understand the book in our reading.

Feed back: 

Feed forward: 

I think I did good okay on lmage questioning but I might've needed to add a little bit more.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Maths portfolio sample

In maths we had a problem to solve. Stage 6 needed to do 2 ways to sovle the problem and
Stage 5 needed to one.

Big idea: in maths I needed to use two sragerges to work out one problem. there was
Four questions to work out.


Feedback: I think you did great explaining and I liked how you presented it and how you used a number line. Zac.M

Feedforward:next time you could work on the subtraction because you can't minus money at rebel sport.Zac.m

Evaluation: In maths we had to use sragerges I still need to work on reversibility in maths I got rounding and compensating, number line good.

Science portfolio sample

In science we were researching about animals. We needed to pick animal and think
Up a question to find out.

Big Idea:


- think like scientists
- act like a scientist
- make Predictions
-  ideas
- talk like a scientist

Video of spotted hyenas laughing 
This is the sound of spotted hyenas 

This is the link to my inquiry 

Feedback: your slides of spotted hyenas was good. But make sure you put the awnse for on.

Feedforward: I think that you can make your finish your awnser at home when you are sick at home.


I think I need to maybe get more information in my inquiry like adding more details.
Next time I need to maybe try an experiment 

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

writing portfolio sample

In writing we are learning complex sentences. we had to make a story up or a backstory.
we had mouse for sale as insperiain to write a story or we could write about mouse for sale 
or a back story. We highlighted some of our sentences red because they were a complex sentence. 

Big idea:
A complex sentence is a sentence that needs the first bit to stand alone.
Example of a complex sentence:

My cat Jake is fluffly, with white fur.
This is a complex sentence because (with white fur) needs the other bit to make sense.
Cause (with white fur) can't stand alone because it won't make sense.

Feedback: you did really well at explaining your story. William b

Feedforward: you could make it like two more sentences. William b

Evaluation: I think I need to get more words and details in my writing but otherwise I think it's good.
My goal is complex sentences. 

Cat for sale.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Catch me if you can post

Catch Me If You Can- Defence
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
  • Quick small feet, stay on balls of my feet
  • Take feet to ball.
  • Land with an SBP
  • Body angled to see player angle
  • Anticipate pass and player.
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

Feedforward: next time you could work on your timing.

Feedback: you did good because you tried your best to intasept the ball.

I'm not much of a fan of cmiyc but I try my best and I work hard on defending, dogging, attacking and catching.  


Monday, 11 May 2015

Sea turtles

Sea turtle facts

Sea turtles take 2-3 years to finish their migration, how cool is that. Did you know that some types of sea turtles can weigh up to 1000 pounds, and that is awesome.  Why to sea turtles travel 1000 kilometres? Because they do it to finish their migration, and to lay their eggs in the sand that they were born. Their are two types of turtles, the long neck and the leather back, is that cool. The long neck can weigh up 1000 pounds.

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 because I followed my adult and his rules

2.  What are you most proud of from the marae stay and why  because we got to learn lots of things like weaving and doing the gorge walk

3.  What challenged you the most and why the gorge walk did because we had to go up down and  around bends.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Position and Orientation (Geometry with Eb)

Description: We have been learning about Position and Orientation with Eb. It is a part of our learning about Geometry at maths time.

WALT: give and follow directions using, left, right, up, down, North, South, East and West


1. What major landmarks can you see from the Plaza? Subway,bus stop

2. What is the closest landmark North-West from McDonalds? Doctors

3. What direction is the Arena from United Video? North west

4. After the doctors I turn right down Victoria Ave and turn right at the round about. I travel South-West until the main road. Turn left. Follow road and stop at the 3rd right turn.Travel South-West and stop at the bottom corner of the square. What am I doing?...

a) Going Shopping        
b) Getting a Sandwich at Subway        
c) Getting a library book        
d) Hiring a DVD

Feedback: I liked How you put lots of detail in your own instructions.

Feedforward: you could put some more instructions in question 5. 

5. Create your own instructions for someone to follow using the language you have learned.

After subway you turn North east. Then you down Broadway ave . Then you turn right and hit Victoria ave. then turn left. Where do you go ? Doctors by Brennan.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

My swimming goals term 1 2015

For 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

Goal : Freestyle 

I will inprove my freestyle by brushing my ear with my arm then cupping the water

Evaluation : 

Doing the first part like brushing my ear with my arm. The hard part was breathing and coming up for breaths. I learnt that it's not as easy as it looks. 

My next steps are to get the breathing right

Sunday, 22 February 2015


On Monday, we watched a really funny movie about 2 people who get stuck on an escalator. Have you seen it?

We think that we can relate the message in this movie to our learning...Its like being stuck in our learning, we need to ask for help and we need to look for ways to solve the problem ourselves. We thought it would be fun to make our own movie to get this message across. We had 2 groups of criteria for our movie...
Click here to watch our video

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

Criteria: (Movie)
  • Light - Make sure the sun isn’t creating a hard to see clip. 
  • Voice Volume - Needs to be louder than other background volume eg Noise, Kids.
  • Frame - What’s in the frame to make your message obvious. 
  • 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. 


next time you could show james trying to press the button for longer. Zachary M


I liked how it showed time passing with the sound and writing. Zachary M

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Maths post term 1 2015

 This test is about what I know about maths. I need to know the answers within 3 seconds 


Big idea 
My goal is to write the words

Writing 2015

Purpose: to share memories from my childhood.

Remember flying in my dads plane The plane crashing and thumping?

Remember getting an old phone from me dad and the phone breaking.The power running down and the phone getting ruined?

That was my growing up