Tuesday, 22 November 2016

When the yr 5s were on camp

where: School

when: Tuesday and Wednesday.

what: I made a game on scratch. The game was about a maze with lava walls and you have to get to the safe zone(green). When you complete it it says you win  - have an ice cream!

I was proud of being able to do the coding to get it to work. Now I would like to be able to code harder levels.

Friday, 4 November 2016

literacy week

What? This week was literacy week we did many things such as the golden ticket and the scavenger hunt.

So what? I enjoyed the golden ticket eventhough I didn't get one.  

Friday, 21 October 2016

what:we did atletics at our school.

so what:we did discos,highjump then sprints.

now what:we have to do long jump.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016


I have been learning to swim.

I have been learning back stroke,streamline and freestyle.I learned how to use the correct breathing technique.

I want to get better at my streamline because there is room for improvement.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Word Study - Blog 1 term 3

I am learning to understand how words are formed using roots, prefixes and suffixes.

So What?
I have learned that words that have the root hydra- and aqua- mean water. For example aquamarine is a type of water blueish color with green.

I have learned that words that have the root spect- mean look / see. For example a spectator who watches someone or something.

Now what?
I feel that I have a (good) understanding of the root words aqua-, hydra-, and spect-

Friday, 8 July 2016

My Habitat Art


We have been learning about habitats and different animals.


here is a photo of my art.


i want to learn some more animal art.

Friday, 20 May 2016

IALT: develop my reading comprehension skills

Recently I took an asTTle reading test. I read a number of texts and answered a range of questions to check my understanding and comprehension. The aim is to take a test at a level where I will make some errors so that I can identify what I need to work on to be a more successful reader.

I have looked at the results of my test and identified 3 goals for this term.

My reading goals are:

[1] Consistently read to understand the meaning of a text
[2] Make a conclusion or an assumption
[3] Know what different words mean

# 1 and 2 are about understanding the text, especially by thinking about the text more ‘deeply’.

# 3 is about developing my vocabulary and being able to use the information around a difficult word to make sense of it.

You can help me with [1] and [2] by asking me about the book I am reading at home;
  • about the characters, setting, plot and resolution (fiction)
  • Get me to explain why I believe the characters have acted in certain ways and how this influences the plot and outcome of the story
  • Ask me to make a conclusion about different aspects of the story and encourage me to make assumptions about characters, events, moods and what might have happened in the text if the character [s] acted, behaved, made different choices.

You can help me with [3] by;

  • encouraging me to explain in my own words what I think a word means
  • helping me to identify parts of a word that might help explain its meaning (e.g., in submarine the ‘sub’ means under so that will help with making an educated guess about the meaning of the word
  • encourage me to come up with words that have a similar meaning, or look in a thesaurus for words with similar (synonyms) and opposite meanings (antonyms).

Friday, 13 May 2016

Writing Refletion

This week I am reflecting on one of my writing goals

IALT: Improve my writing by learning how to:

* use a variety of sentence starters

This week I have been focusing on how to write a drop-in clause

Here is an example of a drop-in clause

Mr Forman is our teacher.
He loves his red car.
Mr Forman, who is our teacher, loves his red car.

Mr Forman is the subject of the sentence.
We change ‘He’ to ‘who’
We place commas around the clause we ‘drop-in’

Here are two examples of a drop-in clause that I have created.
[1] Ashton, who likes rugby, is awesome.
[2] The footballer, who played for the Crusaders, was kicking the ball.

I rate my understanding level at 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
My confidence level with using these types of sentences independently in my writing is

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

my writing goals for team 2

                                         my writing goals

IALT: improve my writing by learning how to

*organise my writing into paragrphs

*use a variety of sentence starters

*Use the correct language feayre of a narrative - dialogue

use a variety of sentence starters

to help me with this goal i am useing a 'sentence starter menu'

it will help my writing to be more interting and to hook the reader in more.

Friday, 15 April 2016


We have been learning about what our body needs to stay happy and healthy as part of life education truck visit that came to school.


I learned that there are many different names for sugar.

More than 10 gm of sugar per 100gm serving is not good for you. Mint slice biscuits had way more than 10gm. I had popcorn which had 0.7gm per 100gm. But it had a lot of sodium which is the name for salt.  


I'm going to read the nutritional labels on food packaging at home.

Friday, 11 March 2016

My Reading Goal


this is the book i am currently reading as part of my reading goal which is to be able to read for longer periods of time retain meaning

So what?

i liked the book because it is awesome and its about spys.

Now what?

my goal is to read a variety of genre.this book is genre
the next genre im ggoing to read is more zac power