Sunday, 6 December 2015

Reading follow up

In Ellys reading group sign of a warrior we had to make a poster to convince people to by it. and here it is.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015


Every Thursday we do inquiry. For inquiry I'm in Suzannes group (Caine's Arcade) and we're making arcade games made of cardboard boxes like caine did. 

I am inspiring people to make games and to be creative. I am also being inspired by making games like Caine did.

I thought of a ticket booth and no one else thought of it.

What changes could you make to improve your inquiry: make it out of metal or to have more time.
What did you accomplish: my cardboard ticket booth for the arcade.
What was the most frustrating/ challenging thing? What difficulties did you encounter: when we had to make the tickets and then we didn't need to.
What was your proudest moment in your inquiry: making the ticket booth and give the tickets to all of the classes.
How will our inquiry groups impact the future: Suzannes group will inspire kids to stop playing on there iPads and to get boxes and make arcade games or anything you want.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Book bash 2015

  • What made you choose this book?  The cover made me feel adventuress.
  • What appeals to you?  The the loin and the boy made me feel like this book is for me.
  • What hooked you in? The blurb because it made saspenes in me so is chose it.
Prediction:I think that he will survive and kill the lion.
1.title. The title makes me feel like me because I'm very warriorish

Cover design. The cover makes me think of hunting and survival because their is a lion and a boy with a spear.

The blurb made me think of me because I am really adventuress and all was in to mischief.

2.prediction. I think the story is in a dry country with loins and I think the character is a survivor with no food.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Reading portfolio sample

Description: in reading we are learning summarising and questioning, I'm in questioning an i chose the tic tac toe called disadvantage. Here is my list.


No cars
No food
No pets
No clothes 
No glasses 
No technology 
No paid things
No jobs
No money
No shoes
No toys
No doctors 
No aeroplanes
No farms
No houses
No school 
No city's 
No president 
No wifi
No internet 
No sports
No iPads
No music 
No TVs 
No swimming pools
No books
No bed
No ink
No juice 
No pens
No timber
No movies
No lollies 
No transport 
No furniture  
No blankets 

Big idea: we had to pick a tic tac toe to question and I picked disadvantage about if we had no money.
Evaluation:I think i did good at the thinking and thought clearly about the topic.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Te Reo portfolio sample

Description:every monday afternoon we do something called Te Reo. We do it when the kapa haka people go to kapa haka. The topic is Maori body parts. Here is my poster.

Big idea: we had to make a poster or a video to show the Moari body parts. James and i had to think about an audience like adults, little kids and elderly people. 

Feedback/feeedforward:I think you made a clear picture and little kids would be able to understand all the words.TOM H👍🏻

Evaluation: I think that I made a lot of progress and little kids will understand.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Maths sample

Description: in maths this term we have been working on division and multiplication.I think that multiplication is my strong point. Here are my working out.


Big idea:p1. I worked the problem out with a number line and times tables and counted in fives to 30 and one remainder. P2. Then I used another number line and used times tables and I counted in threes to 18.

Evaluation: I think I should work with useful material.

Feedback:I think that you did really well in working out all the answers.

feedforward:next time you could work on making your work a little more clear.From Max

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Pop art sample

Description: every Thursday afternoon we go off into three groups drama, pop art and passion project. Pop art is a mix of bright colours that standsout. The most famous pop art person is named and andy Warhol.
I'm in pop art. Here is mine.

Big idea: we used stencil and painted it so it standed out.

Evaluation: I think that I have done good at the detail and I think it looks really really good.

Feedback/feedforward: I like your pop art and you added lots of detail, and next time make it neater as the spider outlines are very messy. #TaneIsTheBest

Monday, 24 August 2015

Writing portfolio post sample

Description: for writing I'm learning to use more fanboys, fanboys mean for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.
Hear is my story.

Big idea:
Evaluation:I thought about what fanboys to use and I thought about the topic, and to not change the topic.

Feedback/feedforward: I think you used lots of fanboys and your writing is unique. I think you should use fanboys.James😜

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Production portfolio sample term 3

Description:every Friday we do something called wearable arts for production, it's about life,ora  What is wearable arts you ask, well wearable arts is art that you can wear. There are three themes, heroes and Villains, elements and out of Africa. The group I'm in is out of Africa.

1) The materials that I used to create my garment were: cardboard, fabric, cloak.

2) The most challenging thing about production for me was: glueing everything.

3) One way I demonstrated a growth mindset during production was: not giving up.

4) Something I am really proud of about production was: EVERYTHING!

5) Our school vision is to create agency, creativity and excellence. I showed this by: I showed creativity by not buying anything.


Evaluation: I think that I have a good image about what I am going to do and I think I will get heaps of claps.

This week I have been making my wearable arts and this is what it looks like. I have made a tiger paw on my left hand with some egg cartons and stuck it on my fingerless glove. I also made a potion with water and food colouring.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Tic tac toe reading

Description: in reading my goal is questioning, we ask questions to find out more about what the topic is and we had to do something called a tic tac toe. tic tac toes are reading activities to do when your not in a workshop. Here is mine
Big idea: I learned about think outside the box and using who how where when why and what to help me to find some questions.                                                           
Evaluation: I think I looked closely and thought closely to what it could do, next time i think i should take my time and not rush it and to not make some silly questions.

Feedback/feedfoward: I think you need to work on questions you think that will be like real and stuff so can it fly is probably not yes.
You did really well with most of your questions and I think that most of them are really imaginitave.

😜Jayden Paddison.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

The digestive system

Description: in science we have been learning about the digestive system.

Big idea: the digestive system is all about breaking food down so it gets processed  better.

Feedback/feedforward: don't play the video without talking at the same time. Connor

Evaluation: I think that I did good explaining the digestive system because I said some facts that some people don't know.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Two stars and a wish

First star: this week I think that I have pushed myself to achieve this goal I am currently on because this goal is very challenging because I cry if things go wrong.

Second star: this goal has been very hard to achieve but I got there in the end.

Wish: the next goal I should work on is" I move with purpose and get straight on task" because I don't move with purpose.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

E Te Reo

Description: in e te Reo we have been learning lunch box Te Reo with Troy and Elly when the kapa Haka kids were off to kapa Haka.

Big idea: here is my video check it out-->

Evaluation: I think that I used the right pronunciation and I think I should work on moving my person at the right time.

Feedback/feedforward: it was awesome next time put what your saying in English.#Alex.

Monday, 15 June 2015


 Description: in writing we have been learning to make conjunctions. Elly gave us three sheets one was words, sentences and ideas and on those sheet their was tally charts. If you one with lots Tally's and another one with lots of Tally's and one that doesn't have a lot of Tally's that is your goal.

                                                        THE KILLER ROBOT

In 4016 there was a inventer called Logan. One day Logan was walking on the footpath, when he saw a rusty, destroyed house.  He was curious so he opened the door, CAREEEEEK, then he tip-toed in quitely and quickly. "Oh look at that" said Logan "a robot, I could make millions if I make this thing work." he clicked the button CLICK then the button went into the robots body so he could not turn it back on again. 

"Hell-o" the robot said "DIE NOW." "HELP" a voice screamed from inside the robot ." "hold on" Logan said "I'll save you." he ran to his shed, he grabbed a bazooka, then he ran back to the house and he pulled the trigger, PEWWWWW, KA-BOOM the robot goes " I saved the day" said Logan. He ran to the boy "hello" Said the boy " my name is James" 
" i will make some epic battle amour for me and you so that you have something to cover your undies". Said Logan. " thanks" said James. So after that they became best friends and they fort The evil and they never saw the robot again. THE END

Evaluation:I think that I am good at putting in action in my and I think I should work on putting in more conjunctions at the start of my sentences.
Feedback/feedforward: I think that you did well and I loved that you added me in. I think that you could work on your writing skills like making more paragraphs James.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Maths Portfolio sample

Description: in maths we have been learning to use addition and subtraction.

To figure out these questions i used the strategy called place value partitioning, place value partitioning is when you plus the tens first and then the ones or add one or two onto the ten to make a tidy ten

Have a sum more than 550
1) 359 +341=700
2)have a differents between 40 and 60=53
Have a sum less than 250
Have a difference more than 120

Feedback/feedforward: I think you have used a range of strategys (Juven)
Evaluation: I think I am good at making tens so I think I should now work on reversibility.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Tic tac toe reading

Description: in my reading my goal is comprehension. The book I'm reading is Captain underpants
Big idea: I used my comprehension and thought the character is Harold and some stuff about him is just like me. So in the photo those words are like me and Harold. I am learning to make connections so I know that A lot of things happen to Harold and they happen to me too.

Big idea: I've learnt connections like text to text, text to world and text to self.
I am good at text to world connections because I can make very good text to world and putting lots of detail in my connections.

Success criteria: 
Put a picture in the readers mind 
Use text to text, text to world and text to self 
Save some evidence of learning 

Feedback/feedforward: I think you did well on your just like me and Harold is like you. But I think you should give a little more detail. James
Evaluation:I am good at text to text because I make very good connections. 

Tuesday, 26 May 2015


Once upon a time there was a abandoned temple and suddenly CRACK, BOOM the rocks fell in a big wave. 
The abandoned temple is creepy with MASSIVE spiders and cursed skeletons but it's alright if you have a gun.
The temple looks like a jungle and it's creepy.
There's quicksand and it's kind of fast.
There are also lots of ants and mice in the temple.
Wow there's a chest full of gold and Ruby's.
There are carvings in the stones.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Discovery time

Description: Today at discovery time I showed agency when someone drew on my drawing and i just played cool and told him to not do it again. today at discovery time I did some drawings, here are my drawings. these are bosses of a game called terraria.  

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Catch me if you can

Catch Me If You Can- Defense

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

Evaluation: I think that I did good at defending and stepping in front of the person that was throwing the ball.

Feedback/Feedforward: you did awesome when you did your defending and next time you should get more closer to the person that was throwing the ball:) James.

Monday, 18 May 2015

ing sentences

Going through the water as fast as lightning speed.

Gliding through the water, the mighty great white leaped into the air to catch the seagull.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Blockers and drivers

This is what blockers and drivers are 
Drivers are things or people that help your learning 
Blockers are things or people that disturb your learning

Our ANZAC poster

The bullets are shaped as the sun rise badge
100 years ago the Poppy's grew on Flanders field 
The guns represent the the guns people shot at war
The explosion means the bombs the people dropped 

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Te Ahu a Turanga Noho Mārae

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? Yes because I did my jobs and slept through the whole night without waking up.

2.  What are you most proud of from the marae stay and why? The rākau sticks because I did my best and tried my hardest.

3.  What challenged you the most and why? The gorge walk because I was scared that I would fall off the side and it was a LONG walk.

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? Library, bus stop and subway.   

2. What is the closest landmark North-West from McDonalds? Bus stop

3. What direction is the Arena from United Video? 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.
Start at subway, up Main Street, up David street down Cuba street and up pascal street. We're are you?
A) playing basketball by James 
B) getting a sandwich 
C) getting a dvd
D) getting a library book

Evaluation: it was a bit hard but it put me in the learning pit and I feel great that I finished it.

Feedback/feedforward: it was easy but you could make it harder

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Story telling

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.

Big idea: the moral of the story is slow and steady wins the race.

Evaluation: I think i made a good loud voice so the audience could hear me.
I also think I made awesome sound effects and great voice changing.

Alex: HAHAHAHA!!! That was crackup and I love the way you explaned the word frienenemies Awesome bro.

Monday, 2 March 2015

My reading goal 😎

Description: In class we did a star test. We used our results to form a reading goal.
Big idea: my reading goal is comprehension.
This means to understand more of what I read.
To achieve this goal I must make a picture or mental image in the readers mind.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Weird bus stop

Purpose: describe  the caracleristics of an object

Big idea: Its cool
It Is very interesting and very unique
It's funky and awesome 
I would take a picture of it if I was there
It is a pretty weird design 

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Two stars and a wish.

Description: stars are what you think you re good at or proud of and a wish Is what I need to work on.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Stuck on an escalator remake.

Description: we have been watching a video called stuck on a escalator and we thought about making our own. 

Criteria: (Content)
1. Video - 30 seconds long, time is limited.
2. Scenario - Show someone being stuck and not using the ability to act.
3. Clear Message - Short sharp clip. Can the watcher get the point of your video?
4. Unique - Coming up with something funny that gets a laugh from others.
5. Time Passing - Do you need to show time passing in your clip to emphasise your message.

Criteria: (Movie)
1. Light - Make sure the sun isn’t creating a hard to see clip.
2. Voice Volume - Needs to be louder than other background volume eg Noise, Kids.
3. Frame - What’s in the frame to make your message obvious
4. Steady Hands - Make sure the camera is still.
5. Individual Clips - Don’t do one continuous shot of 30 seconds. Make a range of short clips and join together.

Here are the people who were in the movie. Troy duckworth, logan Bary, Katelyn Burmeister.

I think it is really funny and silly. 
Feedback: I think you were speaking loud and clear really well. #jett
Feedforward: I think you could work on keeping the cam still. #tom

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

My food writing

It looks like a giant bird poop. How does my mum like this? I pick a little piece up with my fork and shove the mushy mess in my mouth. It smells like a dead fish but it tastes quite good. But do I spit it out? No I keep chewing the mushy mess. Am I going to be sick? I quickly swallow heaps of water before I vomit. It turns out eggs are pretty good.

My Swimming Goals

For the last 3 weeks we have been Swimming in the pool, we swim every Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. 

Big Idea:
Here are my goals
Goal 1- to come second or first in backstroke. I will achieve this goal by training hard.
Goal 2- to use cat and mouse armstrokes. Cat and mouse is when one hand touches the other one. I will achieve this goal by practicing it out of the water and then practice it in the water.
Goal 3- to use a little but fast kick when I do freestyle. I will achieve this goal by lying on the floor and practicing kicking fast. Kick from my knees, not my hips

Evaluation: I think I've achieved my goals because I've I kicked from my knees not my hips and doing cat and mouse with my arms. (cat and mouse means one hand touches the other but quickly changes.)  

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

My maths knowledge goal 2015

This test is seeing what we now about maths, this is my goal.

My goal is to work on my write the words. I know I can achieve this in a term. I know I can achieve this goal. I'm going to practice everyday.

Big idea: my goal is write the number words.

All the pink highlighted ones I need to work on and the yellow highlighted ones I got right when my buddy showed me.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

My new little buddy

My new buddy is super awesome and he knows a lot about iPads, laptops and more.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

My childhood memories

Purpose: To share childhood memories.

Description: we started every sentence with "remember" to explain my memories from my childhood. This is my story.

Remember watching barney on tv and dancing to his songs? 

Remember when I was skidding on my tricycle and face planting onto the the grass?

Remember when I was helping lift the heavy boxes from one place to the next?

That was my childhood.