Monday, 21 November 2016

Te Reo, Term 4 2016.

This term we have been learning all about the Marae. We have learned that…….

  • The Marae is an important focal point for the community.
  • The Marae 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.
Tangata whenua
The people of the land
The visitors
Place to stand/Place where i belong
A sense of family belonging

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………
The feeling of being in a marae.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Water ways writing term 3

Walt:write an info report about the water cycle.

The hydraulic cycle, rather known as the water cycle is an on going cycle that happens everywhere;even now that cycle is happening.Through land,sea and atmosphere water changes form countless times(liquid,solid and gas).The processes that water goes through are evaporation,condensation,precipitation and runoff/groundwater.

Firstly, evaporation and condensation both are similar, but they have a slight difference.Evaporation is a process where a liquid turns into a gas.This happens because the water is heated up ,which causes water vapor.This means the amount of water vapor increases on hot days.To be more specific the heat breaks up the liquid molecules, so it forms into a gas.Another name for water vapor is humidity.The process of condensation is when all the vapor rises and transforms into a cloud.But, if that was all the steps to the water cycle we wouldn't have the clean water we have now.

Extend powers term 4 maths

WALT:Extend powers to include integers and fractions.

I found the assessment task hard but easy.And I learnt a lot about exponents.

Assessment task


Thursday, 3 November 2016

Treaty of Waitangi term 4



Compare and contrast

A few sentences we found interesting:

That the Maori agreement was different to the British.

There were 200 copies of the treaty.

Maths compounding interest

WALT:I can apply everyday compounding rates.

The things i learnt while doing this activity are how apply everyday compounding rates and a little bit about how to use logarithms.

Here are 2 links one for my assesment task and the other one is a random activity.

Assesment task

Other thing

CARE blog post template

CARE: My progress so far

The CARE award that I am working towards is: Bronze

The one area of CARE that I am doing best in is:   Excellence        because: I've just been working harder on that area and I have more ticks in that area.

The one area of CARE that I need to work harder in is:  Respect            because:I just don't have many ticks

To show my leadership qualities I am a role model to others in the CARE values by doing/showing these leadership traits:Motivation

On the CARE SOLO matrix below I am at this SOLO level: In between relational and extended abstract.            because:I'm following and showing the care values but still I don't think I'm 100% there.





Extended Abstract
I am not aware of the CARE values yet.
I know what the CARE values mean.

I need help to use them.
I can use the CARE values.

I need reminding to use them.
I can use the CARE values independently.
I can use the CARE values independently.

I can role model to others how to use the CARE values.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Parliament term 4 integrated learning


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:

  • Parliament has 120 seats + 1 for speaker. 
  • John key sits in the 4th seat on the right.
  • Governor general opens parliament every 4 years.  

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

Music term 3



Paste this into the blog post

I can describe the characteristics of music in songs from the past and present and from different genres.

Over the past 9 weeks I have been learning to describe the characteristics of music from songs of various times and genres.

I can name and define these characteristics of music… (list them below and explain what they are)

1.Harmony:A combination of music notes to make a pleasing effect.
2.Melody:Multiple notes that are played at once.The part that gets stuck into your head.
3.Form:How the song is laid out. E.g the tempo, harmony and etc.
4.Timbre:What makes the song unique and different.
5.Rhythm:A repeated pattern of movement or sound. E.g drums.Also like the beat of the song.

What did you find most interesting during this topic.
I found old songs interesting because they're so different to the latest songs.

Which characteristic do you find yourself picking up on when listening to your own music now?
When I listen to my own music I often hear rhythm because it's just really easy to hear( and form you can listen and Know the layout of the song.

Here is an example of my learning

Taking action project.

I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury

In this project I was working with Scott M and we decided to create a water filter.

Here is a link what we made.

In this project we decided that our success criteria were: (list the criteria you created on slide 7)

water filter
Why is this important?
Needs to clean the water.
Because that is what a water filter does and if it doesn’t produce clean water people can get sick.
Needs materials.
Without the materials you can’t make anything.
Needs to be strong.
Because you could just drop it and it would break.
Needs to be quite small/must be easy to transport
If you can’t move the water filter  around in small places. It means you have to go to the water filter and use it.
Has to last long.
So you can use it over and over and it makes the water clean every time.

Overall our project met this criteria because we created a kind of drinkable water.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Koru games

The activity we did was football
Two highlights were

  1. Playing St Thomas A because it was a really difficult match and fun, yes we won and it was just really good, we went to penalty's and won
  2. Another highlight was playing against Middleton A because it was hard yet we won 2:0 I was defending one of Middleton's best players or maybe best,but still he couldn't get past most of the time which was a great achievement.
I am proud of winning the whole tournament because we had won even though there were a whole bunch of amazing teams.
One tip for people going to Koru Games next years year 7's is if you play against a really hard team try your best.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Assessment Task: relate tables, graphs, and equations to linear and simple quadratic relationships found in number and spatial patterns.

Assessment Task

WALT: relate tables, graphs, and equations to linear and simple quadratic relationships found in number and spatial patterns.

Assessment Task: A car rental business has two rental schemes, red and blue for rentals up to ten days. These schemes are advertised in their brochures with this graph.
Use the following information to work out how many days of rental would carry

the same total cost on either the blue or the red scheme (show your working).

  • The area under the graph gives the total cost of renting.
  • The schemes each follow a linear pattern, cutting the vertical axis at 120 and 170.
  • Both blue and red schemes cost $110 on the 4th day of rental.


Thursday, 25 August 2016

Reading week 4

WALT:I can recognise and understand a variety of grammatical constructions.

I did a grammar test and got a good score.So I played a game and aced it.Here is my score.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Maths Measurment

WALT:I can apply the formula to solve a range of questions polygons,circles, composite shapes,prisms & cylinders.

For the last few weeks(before the holidays) we have been looking at Area,perimeter & volume. I have been trying to find like the volume of cones and all sorts of other shapes. Also for perimeter I had some trouble with Pythagoras and also for area I've been just finding areas of composite shapes.

My next step is to keep revising.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Te Reo Reflection term 2

Term 2 Te Reo Reflection





Extended Abstract
I can say 1-5 words about celebrations in te Reo Maori.  

With help, I can ask and answer several questions about celebrations, using te Reo Maori.
I can ask and answer several questions about celebrations,using Te Reo Maori.
I can ask and answer a range of questions about celebrations,using Te Reo Maori. I can teach others these questions and answers.

In Te Reo this term I have been learning about using vocabulary around food (Kai) and celebrations (Ngā hākari)

Here are some sentences, with english translation in brackets, that I can say confidently (list 3-4).
  1. He pai ki a koe te/ngā ___? ( Do you like _____?)
  2. Kāore e pai ki ahau te/ nga___ .( I don’t like_____.) 
      3. Ae, he pai ki ahau te/ nga_______. ( I like________.)
      4.He mea pai ki ahau te/nga__________ .(I like ______.)