Thursday, October 19, 2017

Writing narrative

I am learning to write a narrative story.

music time

In music with Mr McCullum I have been learning to play the ukulele.
I'll know I've been successful when I hold the ukulele correctly and can strum the cords .something I learnt was  an haw to play the happy birthday soing

.Taiao Time

In Taiao I have been learning about chickens. I have learned about the parts of a chicken, some facts about chickens, the parts of an egg (which I used to make an omelette), and what a chicken needs to be happy and healthy. 

something I learnt was  there are 6 parts of an egg. soothing I found hard was cocking the omelette.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Maths: Tapawha

I am learning to solve addition and subtraction problems by exchanging ones for hundreds.

I'll know I can do this when I can use column adding to solve problems.

Something I learnt was to to solve addition and subtraction problems by exchanging ones for hundreds.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Art Attack: Don Binney

We are leaning to create art inspired by Don Binney.

I'll know I can do this when I have created a landscape with a foreground, middle, and background.
My bird and my background are coloured using pastels and natural colours.

Something I found hard is having no white gaps.

Reading: Toroa

I am leaning how to focus on reading for a set purpose (skimming and scanning).

I'll know I can do this when I can find the key ideas and record the key ideas.

Something I found hard was completing my SML's.

Learner Qualities: Empathise

I am leaning how to empathise.

I'll know I can do this when I can identify a variety of ways I can show empathy to others.

One way I can empathise is by helping someone with their leaning.

Writing: Information Report

I am learning to write an information report.

I'll know I can do this when I can plan and write an information reports with a title, topic sentence, and a group of facts about a subject.

Something I found hard was finding facts.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Peace Week 2017

  have been learning about Peace Week.

Peace Week is an annual tradition organised by The Peace Foundation every year. You can learn more about The Peace Foundation by following this LINK.

As a way to learn about Peace Week I did three different Peace Week activities.

With Miss Brennan we created a poster to help promote peace and Peace Week.
With Mrs Baker we made hand print doves and wrote messages of peace on them.
With Mr Horn we looked at the symbols of peace such as the dove and created origami doves.

Here is an example of one of my activities

Friday, July 7, 2017

Student Led Conference

My highlight at my student led conference was sharing my tiki art because  there were lots of patterns and you had to get it just right.

I am most proud of sharing my monster soup because some of the instructions were really funny.

I think my parents enjoyed the rugby math game because they bet me and it was a fun game.

Next time I would like to be more confident about sharing my learning.

Friday, June 23, 2017


My learning goal this term is focus on reading for a set purpose (skimming and scanning )
I can do this by reading a text really fast to get the information I need. This is a photo of my leaning:

Friday, May 26, 2017

Procedural Writing

WALHT write a procedure.
Something I leaned about  writing a procedure is you have to number the instructions.
Something I would like to do better is use adverbs to show How.
Here is my learning.

Jelly pops.

How to make jelly pops - what do you need?

  • Jelly crystals
  • Party cups
  • Boiling water  ( one cup)
  • Cold water  (1/2  cup)
  • Fruit sticks
  • Measuring cup
  • Whisk
  • Jug or bowl


  1. Prepare the party cups on a flat surface
  2. Carefully pour one cup of boiling water into a bowl you will need an adolt
  3. slowly pour jelly crystals into a bowl
  4. Use a whisk and sti the jelly crystals until dissolved
  5. Once jelly is desolvd  carefully pour ( 1/2 cup) of cold woter then leave for 15 minutes
  6. Then cerefle pour the jelly into the party cups
  7. Get the fruit sticks and carefully put the Fruit sticks into the cup that will be the handel
  8. Then leve the jelly pops in the fridge until they set

Friday, May 19, 2017


We are learning how to dance. The dances we are learning are hip hop and salsa.
The dance I enjoyed most was salsa. Something I learned was the cross body lead.

Friday, May 12, 2017


WALHT we are learning to display data in a bar graph.
Something I learned was how put data into a  bar graph.
Here is a photo of my learning.  
My next step is to learn abut different graphs.

Friday, May 5, 2017


WALHT add a twist to our writing.              
Here is my poem.

I didn’t But I did

I didn’t see a dinosaur
I didn’t see an alien
I didn’t see a tarantula  
But I did see a deer

I didn’t eat a turtle
I didn’t eat a human
I didn’t eat a monkey
But I did eat herrings

I didn’t try to blow up Mercury
I didn’t go to mars
I didn’t try to blow up Mount Everest
But I did go hunting

Next time I would like to come up with more interesting words.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Punchy Poetry

I have been learning to create an example of Onomatopoeia
This is my example: Boom zap pow wham.
Next time I would like to came up with more examples of Onomatopoeia.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Taiao Program

I have been learning to be safe around the kitchen.
We made apple crumble.
I learned the recipe of the apple crumble so I can make it at home.
A question I have is why did you choose apple crumble and how do you keep graters sharp?

Learning to send a photo

I am learning to add a photo to my blog from my Google Drive.