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Monday, 21 November 2016

NZ Identity Treaty of Waitangi

Te Reo Term 4 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.

Concept
Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
Tikanga
What they do like customs and traditions/the way they do certain things.
Pōwhiri
The welcoming ceremony on a marae to welcome the visitors and be accepted into the marae.
Tangata whenua
The local people or tribe(welcome people onto the marae).
Manuhiri
The visitors to a marae.
Tūrangawaewae
Their place to stand their home and where they belong which gives them rights and responsibilities.
Whanaungatanga
A relationship or connection withing family/belonging
Manaakitanga
Care for a person and their well being including elders,family members,children and local people.
Aroha
Love and respect. Being concerned for someone and giving hospitality or gifts.

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 I would like to be part of a Powhiri to further learn about their customs and traditions.


Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Parliament

Parliament


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:


There are 120 seats in the house(121 if you include speaker)
We are a democracy so everyone over 18 gets a vote/say but in some countries there is only a dictatorship so only one person gets a say.
National( our government) didn’t gt enough votes to govern by themselves so they had to pair up with other parties.
Here is the link to my compare and contrast map explaining the difference between democracy and dictatorship.





Thursday, 27 October 2016

Thursday, 22 September 2016

I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury



I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury


In this project I was working with Mollyanne and we decided to create an online children's book.


In this project we decided that our success criteria was:
Eye catching covers
An interesting title
Colourful illustrations  
Jokes spread around the book
Rhyme if possible

Overall our project met this criteria because our book had all of these traits and was successful.

This is our final product
Book titled 'S P L A S H !'Read this free book made on StoryJumper

Describe patterns of reflection, rotation, & translation


Instructions:

  • Rotate the top left hand N 90 degrees
  • Rotate another 90 degrees
  • Rotate another 90 degrees
  • Rotate another 90 degrees

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Apply the techniques of improvisation to a range of different scenarios.

WALT apply the techniques of improvisation to a range of different scenarios.


Improvisation TECHNIQUES that I have used successfully are: The yes and technique where you accept what you partner is saying and add more, keep eye contact and listen to what you partner is saying so you can think of what to add.
Some Improvisation TECHNIQUES that I would like to have more practice at are: keep a straight face and casual body language because I sometimes start laughing in the middle of a sentence


The thing that I enjoyed most about this unit of learning was being able to say anything and everyone else would just go with it because we can have a lot of fun but still learn things.


The thing that I found most challenging during this unit of learning was getting involved at the beginning because I think we were all quite shy and awkward and had no idea what to do.


My favourite improvisation game was yes and because we could say really random and stupid things but some how still keep going.
My next step in improvisation is getting involved more and faster because it took me quite a while to get comfortable and involved.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Koru Games

                              Koru Games

The sport I participated in was Touch Rugby

My two highlights from Koru games were:
Having a device there because I could listen to music and contact my friends who were in different sports.
Working as a team with different people from my class as well as my friends because we often don't get the chance.

Something I am proud of is stopping a lot of tries from the other team because I was one of the faster people in our team so I was great at defense.

Some advice I would give to next years' year sevens is try your hardest and give everything a go, even if it means getting out there and out of your comfort zone its very fun and definitely worth it.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

CARE: My progress so far


The CARE award that I am working towards is Bronze but I am only two care ticks away.


The one area of CARE that I am doing best in is community because have highlighted everything off under community.


The one area of CARE that I need to work harder in is excellence because it is where I have the least care ticks.


To show my leadership qualities I am a role model to others in the CARE values by showing these leadership traits: Resilience and being goal focused.


On the CARE SOLO matrix below I am at this SOLO level Relational because I can use my care values independently but I need to be reminded every now and then.


Prestructural

Unistructural

Multistructural

Relational

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.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

I can apply my knowledge of adverbial clauses and connectives to see how ideas are linked in texts

Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 11.04.56 am.pngI can apply my knowledge of adverbial clauses and connectives to see how ideas are linked in texts.



For reading I have been learning about adverbial clauses. I have found this learning boring but helpful because I will need to know most in this in the future. I found it quite easy once Mr. Ladbrook explained it.

In this activity, I had to Highlight the adverbial clauses in each of the sentences. the adverbial clause is the part of a sentence that is before or after a comma, that tells you a place time or who,what, when,where or why. The adverbial clause is the part of the sentence that would not make sense on its own, the other part of the sentence is the main clause which can stand alone and make sense.

My Water Cycle Information Report

The Water Cycle

                                            Introduction
The Hydrologic cycle (water cycle) is a never ending process of recycling water, that has been happening since the beginning of the earth. The process is between land ocean and atmosphere and has four key stages.The four Stages include Evaporation, condensation, precipitation and runoff/ groundwater. The state of the water changes continuously between liquid, solid and vapour.


                                           Evaporation
Evaporation is the process of the water molecules separating and re-forming into a vapour before rising into the atmosphere. The process of evaporation works best on hot days because it is the sun's energy and heat that cause the water molecules to separate so the water evaporates. Evaporation is an invisible process because the water vapour is translucent only recognisable as humidity. The water Vapour rises into the atmosphere where it mixes with dust and forms a cloud or condensation.                   
                             Condensation/Precipitation
Condensation is when water vapour mixes with the dust in the air and forms a cloud. These small clouds group together and make large clouds. As the air gets colder higher up the water vapour cools and forms water again. Eventually the clouds become full of water which causes it to rain; This is called precipitation. There are lots of different types of precipitation this includes: rain, snow, hail and sleet.


                                   Runoff/Groundwater
Runoff is the is the process of precipitation running downhill or along the surface, getting back to the ocean or a lake. Runoff can be identified as Rivers,creeks or streams. Groundwater is when runoff soaks into the ground and goes through aquifers. In Christchurch we drink groundwater; it is also what we use in our houses for cooking,cleaning and watering our plants.



                                                  Conclusion
Overall the hydrologic cycle is very important for our planet's survival as much as it is for its inhabitants. The four key stages have become part of our daily lives and we have adapted to these changes.


This is my information report on the water cycle. The green highlighting is some punctuation that goes towards the year 9/10 standard.

Monday, 29 August 2016

I can recognize and understand a variety of grammatical constructions and some rhetorical patterns

I can recognize and understand a variety of grammatical constructions and some rhetorical patterns

In Lauren and I's test we got 17/19 a good result meaning we only had a couple of activities we do before completed.

In this unit I have been learning about:
The parts of speech.
The types of nouns.
The types of sentences.

In this unit, I found challenging remembering the difference between collective noun,abstract noun and noun

Something new I learnt was Learning what different words meant and fully understanding them so I can use them in my writing or reading

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Evaluating Author's purpose.



In reading we have been learning to make decisions about the usefulness of the text for the purpose, by using a variety of criteria to evaluate.


We read a range of texts and  evaluated them against four key criteria.
These were:
  • Readability
  • Accuracy
  • Relevance
  • Quality of information/ language.




Here is my evidence to show that I am able to demonstrate this reading skill.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

My CARE Progress

I have done a check of my CARE progress so far this year.


I am doing ok but I could do a little better because I am a little behind but I am trying to catch up.


How far away are you from reaching your BRONZE
I am quite far away I need three more certificates and then a few more ticks after that.


The area of CARE that I need to try harder in C / A / R / E
Because those are the areas I have the least ticks in and need to improve in.


To achieve my BRONZE award quicker I need to achieve more in the assembly section by paying attention to the speaker.


The one thing that I can do to improve my progress in CARE is try my hardest to get as many certificates.


We will review CARE progress again at the end of the term.

Friday, 8 July 2016

I can describe the structure of a Short Story

Something I have learned about the structure of short stories is: it is very similar to that of a normal story with only a few changes.

After reading some short stories two things I will remember when I write my own short story are try not to make the story too long or too short and get to the point quickly.

Student Led Conference Reflection


The things I enjoyed most about my SLC were:
being able to show my parents all of the things we have been learning.


What went well and why?
All of my links worked so that was a relief because last year some of mine didn't work even after the teachers tried them before hand.
What were the challenges you faced when preparing and presenting your SLC?
when we first got there the Wifi dropped out so we started a bit late but I managed to complete my conference in the time we had left.
What changes would you make for next time and why?
Explain the points more and read all of my writing because we were running low on time so I just read the introduction and conclusion.

Student Led Conference Reflection


The things I enjoyed most about my SLC were:
being able to show my parents all of the things we have been learning.


What went well and why?
All of my links worked so that was a relief because last year some of mine didn't work even after the teachers tried them before hand.
What were the challenges you faced when preparing and presenting your SLC?
when we first got there the Wifi dropped out so we started a bit late but I managed to complete my conference in the time we had left.
What changes would you make for next time and why?
Explain the points more and read all of my writing because we were running low on time so I just read the introduction and conclusion.

Student Led Conference Reflection


The things I enjoyed most about my SLC were:
being able to show my parents all of the things we have been learning.


What went well and why?
All of my links worked so that was a relief because last year some of mine didn't work even after the teachers tried them before hand.
What were the challenges you faced when preparing and presenting your SLC?
when we first got there the Wifi dropped out so we started a bit late but I managed to complete my conference in the time we had left.
What changes would you make for next time and why?
Explain the points more and read all of my writing because we were running low on time so I just read the introduction and conclusion.

Student Led Conference Reflection


The things I enjoyed most about my SLC were:
being able to show my parents all of the things we have been learning.


What went well and why?
All of my links worked so that was a relief because last year some of mine didn't work even after the teachers tried them before hand.
What were the challenges you faced when preparing and presenting your SLC?
when we first got there the Wifi dropped out so we started a bit late but I managed to complete my conference in the time we had left.
What changes would you make for next time and why?
Explain the points more and read all of my writing because we were running low on time so I just read the introduction and conclusion.

Term 2 Te-Reo Reflection

Term 2 Te-reo Reflection





Unistructural

     


Multistructural


Relational

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 ngā/te aporo?- (Do you like apples?)
  2. Kei te hiakai ahau ( I’m hungry)
  3. Whakatika te tēpu koutou. ( correct the table )
  4. He aha ō mātou pirangi? ( what do we need?)

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Visual Art


Visual Art: WALT: Apply knowledge about shapes and patterns derived from nature into an original artwork

For Visual Art the SOLO level I achieved was: Extended abstract because I used all the techniques well and put them in an original artwork

The techniques I used in my art work to achieve this level were: glazing, shading and moving water colours. I also tried to use contrasting colours.

My next step in visual art is: use the different techniques more and stay on task more to

Here is a photo of my art work: