Sunday, 6 December 2015

Harriet's poetic writing

Description: In Troy's writing group we have been doing poetry. The kind of poetry we are doing are limericks, free verse and cinaquins. We only published our free verse and cinquains. A cinquains looks like a Christmas tree because you go  two words then four words and so on until you get back to two again. You can find them on the link below. 

Big idea.

Feedback and feed forward
I love how you expressed what you thought about the spotted Lynx in your poem next time I think you could go into a bit more detail about seeing and touching the spotted Lynx while keeping the poem kind of short. Devin 

I think I did good describing the Lynx and it's features but next time I think that I could add where it lives and it's habitat.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Book bash post

  This term we are doing book bash and that is when you choose a book and then we read it.

Blurb: It made me interestered because when I read the blurb I knew it was the best book 
out of the ten. It had adventure.It made me want to read more about the spiral chrysalis.

Title: When I looked at the title I thought that is was an adventure story ,but when I read the first chapter I knew it was a creepy story to.

Front cover: When I sore the cover

Monday, 23 November 2015


1. I would describe the bikers as tough and rough.

2. Faluse 


Tuesday, 17 November 2015


In bookapedia we are doing trailers of our favourite books and Gracie and I are doing Harry Potter 
We made a trailer on iMovie to show it

There are seven books.
I like Harry Potter and the goblet of fire best because it has a lot excitement 
in it.

Where's Carl

The second chapter of the spiral chrysalis is where's Carl. I think Carl's gone to a magical place in the chrysalis and Kelly and Nareen have two week to get him out.

I think in the next chapter that Kelly and Nareen are to go after Carl and 
try to get him out.

Free verse poetry

We have been doing free verse poetry in Troys writing group
This is my writing

I touch and freeze.  
The fur is so soft. 
A low gentle growl sounds in ears.
It looks like a whole heap of spotted fur.
It smells like a lot of snow and dust.
I touch and freeze.
The mountain Lynx is powerful and kind.

I think I used smell, touch, see, and hear.

I didn't use any language features

I think next time I could use language features and make sure I focus.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Discovery time

Description: We have started doing discovery time and i did minecraft.
I showed agency by not getting angry when I couldn't get up the ladder

These are my dogs
       V. This is devins worlds.   V



I am going to continue with this.

Monday, 7 September 2015

E Te Reo

Description: In Te Reo we have been learning to say the body parts in Moari. We made a poster 
to tell people in Fiona's class ( 5 year olds ) what the body parts in Moari.

Big Idea:
Atlanta,Gracie and I made a poster of Dora so the kid in Fiona's class will know how the character is 
We also named them in english so they will know what they are

Feedback/feedforward:I like the way that you put the English words in too. I think that you should have a character that you have drawn. Kiana

Evolution: I think that I did well spelling the Moari words. Next time I could use a drawen 

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Maths 2015

Description: In maths we are doing workshops and I am in Elly c group. Shavorne has been teaching 
us on Thursday as a extra teaching session. Do you like my work.

Big idea: I am working on using my multiplcation to figure out division facts
I have used multiplcation facts I know to figure this out.

Feedback/feedforward: I think you did good and you did a lot of work on your post
You could get better at putting more detail in.

Evolution: I think that I did good at my work and I can get better at using a different strategies.
I found this stragagie better.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Pop art

Description: Pop art is a art that catches the eye. It is painted by Andy Warhol who was a famous 
pop artist. Pop art was formed in the mid 1950's and it has bright contrasting colours.
Here is my pop art.

Big idea: We had to do our own pop art and my was around cats

Feedback/ feedforward:I like the way that you added lots of colours I like the way that you used different colours on the cats but maybe you should add lots of info. Kiana

Evaluation: I think that I added lots of detail and I could get better staying in the lines.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Writing 2015

Description: This term I am with Rebecca instead of Troy for writing and we are doing ideas.Our inspiration was                                         
a cat in a cage with a bird sitting on top. I wrote from the cats point of view and the bird was bad to 
her. My goal is to have a clear structure, which means to have a clear beginning, middle and end

Hi, I'm spark the cat and that is my worst enemy sun the bird,well cannery to be exact and an annoying one to.
So I was wandering around minding my own business when sun flew by with the cat treats.I leaped up and grabbed 
them so we wouldn't tease me,( He likes to tease me but now your here he can,t.) Bop! Ow i will get you.

So i ran after sun and I almost had him (I am glad I did all that training with the feline patrol) and i just missed him by a second 
and so i went straight into sun cage! sun laughed and laughed because he had shut the door to the cage so i was not able to get 
out. i banged on the cage but that hurt my paw.

so instead of giving up i went on biting and clawing until it broke. i shot out with the speed of a tiger and the agility of a deer.
The thought of deer makes my mouth water. wait what a good idea that is. i can use a deer to ... no that would not work.

Well I have to go so by for now

Feedback/Feed forward:
I think that you did a good job at adding detail and I think that you have been working on your goal. I also think that you did a nice job at not going of the subject. I think that you could work on making them talk maybe next time. I also think that you could work on having a bigger story instead of a little on and make some phargrahs to make it look good.

Evaluation: I think i did good with using my ideas and next time I think I could join them together

Production 2015

Discription: This term we are doing wearable arts for our production. I am in troys elements group. 
I chose that because elements are more interesting and I don't know about them. We are doing 

I have made a smok and a staff because I am wind and I have made a mask.
I made the smok out of cardboard and then I painted it. I made the staff by rapping tinfoil 
around it, taped masking tape to it, covered it again and then painted it.
I made the mask by cutting it out of cardboard and then painting it white.

Next I need to make a headdress so then my costume is complete.

The materials that I used to create my garment were: A cardboard smok, a straw, some wire
a lot of tinfoil, some cardboard and some paint.

2) The most challenging thing about production for me was: Painting the staff because I couldn't make
up my mind

3) One way I demonstrated a growth mindset during production was: That I could handle the time and not panic 

4) Something I am really proud of about production was: My smok because it took a lot of time to finish 
it and I like it

5) Our school vision is to create agency, creativity and excellence. I showed this by: Using my axe
to make wind in stead of killing people

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Tictactoe summarising 2015

Description:In reading we have been learning summarising and we go to workshops.
In summarising tictactoes there is image promts and that is what I am going to show you today.
My goal is summarising and to summarise you have to tell the story in your own words and make it a little bit shorter.

Big idea: I learned that summarising  is also telling the story with key 
words so you like cat and some other words and then you summarise them.
I hope you like my picture.👍

Feedback:I think you have done a good job and i can read it properly.
feedforward:next time i think you could work on a bit more detail.
by kayla

Evaluation: next time i think that i could get better at writing more in.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Math portfolio post

Discription:In maths we have been learning about strategys.I am in stage early six.We have to figure 
one or two problems for the post.

Big idea: we have been doing these strategies to help us find the answer quicker.
We have been learning to use revsiblity, rounding and compensating and place value.

Feedback: I think show me is a great app to show your learning. I think you have done great maths. I love your thinking and what you have done to help you work it out.

Feed forward: I think you could make a link to show me so that we (audience) can see the slides. 

Evaluation:I think I am going good at my strategys making tens and doubles and I think I'm going to get better at rounding

Sunday, 7 June 2015

The cat with no back legs. Cat For Sale

Discription: In Troys writing group we have been learning to write complex sentences
This is a story that show what complex sentences look like.

Feedback and feed forward: I think that you described your story well but I thought could have made it a little bit longer. Serena

Evaluation:I think that I am good at using complex sentences and I think I need to get better at putting
More in

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Science portfolio post

Discription:We have been learning about food web in Troys science group 
We have done a marine food web,a native bush food web and our on lunch box web.
We know that everything relise on the sun.
Big Idea:We did our lunch box chain because we want to show were our food comes from.
This is what they look like.

I think that we should include fossils because it shows what happens to a animal when it dies or 
gets eaten.The animal turns into rock (or breaks down.)

Feedback/feed forward: I think you did well on explaining what came from what but I think you could have put a bit more colour. Serena 

Evaluation:Thanks Serena I think I am good at explaining.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Reading portfolio post

Description: For our reading goal we have been expanding our vocabulary to help us with our reading
Expanding our vocabulary helps us to find out tricky word what they mean.

Success criteria: 
.To reread and see if it makes sense 
.To read back
.Use the root or base word

Feed back and feed forward: I like the whey that your trying very hard and I like it that you put lots of interesting words. I think you should put more juicy words on it.

Evaluation: Thanks kiana, I am good at thinking up interesting words.i am achieving my goal
by rereading and looking for the root word

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Catch me

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

By Harriet

Evlatoin:I think I am good at staying on the balls of my feet
I need to work on my piveting because I twirl not pivet.

Feed back and feed forward: Kate: I think next time you should make sure you record on you device.
But I like the way you described in the description even though you didn't have your movie to show me.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Writing goal


This term we were finding our writing Goal
My writing goal is to include complex sentences in my writing.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Stuck movies

Description: On Monday, we watched a really funny movie about 2 people who get stuck on an escalator and don't have the ability to act. Have you seen it?

Feedback: i think that the video is good because it show the ability not to act.
Feed forward: I think that the video is good but next time it could have more laugh in it. 

  • 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.

i got better at keeping the camera still. next time i will stay out of the sun.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Title: 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?
My goal is to eat food I don't like like beans and I achieved eating them.
 I didn't achieve my other goal because I didn't wake up at 7am
2.  What are you most proud of from the marae stay and why?
 sleeping in a room with lots of people I don't know. I got to sleep straight away
3.  What challenged you the most and why?
The stilts because I kept falling of and I couldn't balance on them.

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 Mcdonalds the arena.
2. What is the closest landmark North-West from McDonalds?
bus stop
3. What direction is the Arena from United Video?
north east
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😄

5. Create your own instructions for someone to follow using the language you have learned.
you are by a glue stick you go south west turn left go north east and stop were are you.

feedback:i think that your own instructions are very good and clear.
feedforward:next time you should make them clearer.

by ashlee

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Marae stories

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.

I think i did good at crowd pertisapation and i had a clear message in my story.
Next time i can get better at making my voice louder and i can make it longer.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Star test

We did a star test for reading and we are doing a goal. the goal is for what we need to get better at.

I will get better at my comprehension by monitering and fixing up 
and I will do it by the end of the term.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Swimming goal

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. I am going to improve on my freestyle by my arm brushing my ear'cupping the water and brushing my thighs. My arms are like windmills and my arms make little splashes as i kick. I will practise and i will do it by the end of the term.😃

I have got better at freestyle because my arms go round in circles and i can breath under water properly. Next time i will get better at breaststroke so i can get some points for my house.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Remember when.

Remember when I was freaked out on my first day? I couldn't find my class.
Remember when I made new friend like Alyssa? We love sliding down the slide.
Remember when I went to the marae? It was fun sleeping on the bouncy mattresses.
Remember when I did cross country? We didn't do it at the athletics track. 

Maths test 2015

We did a math test to find our goals for math. We are going to work on them until we accomplish them.This is stage 5 & 4.

I am going to work on my division. To get better at my division I will get my buddy to test me every day until I get better and I will do it by the end of the term. The teacher will test me and I will do it under three seconds.

Here are some of the pictures

Stage 5                                                         Stage 4