Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Maths Term 4

WALT Generalise the properties of of operational with fractional numbers and integers

Link to Extended Abstract Task
Compare and Contrast Task

I learnt how to multiple and divide fractions.
I found dividing fraction hard, because I forgot to rearrange the second fraction.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Te Reo, Term 4

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 focused on some key concepts when doing this learning.
These are listed and explained in the table below.

Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
The way of doing things.
Welcoming Ceremony.
Tangata whenua
People who belong to the Marae.
Where your ancestors came from.
Where you belong.
Looking after others.

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 how many Maraes are in New Zealand.

Treaty of Waiangi

Important People
The 3 Articles
Compare and Contrast

I learnt that the Maori and English versions were different.

Thursday, 20 October 2016


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:
  • Parliament has 120 seats and 1 for the speaker.
  • John Key (Prime Minister) sits in the 4 seat on the right.
  • The Governor General opens and closes Parliament every 4 years.

Here is the link to my compare and contrast map explaining the difference between democracy and dictatorship.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Excellence Must Do 2

19 October 2016
Excellence Evidence for: Kauri Team Events
Today we had our first day of the 2016 Kauri athletics. Firstly we had shotput I threw my 3kg shotput the furthest of the 12-year-old boys. Then we had long jump. After that, we had a very short lunch break. After the bell rang we went back to class. We all went back out and did our next event. My next event was discus. I had two great throws. My second throw had a very good spin on it and I won the 12-year-old boys' discus. Then we went to high jump. I got to 1.25 metres. I had a fun day and the weather was amazing. I showed Excellence by not giving up and I also showed leadership by wearing my sunhat so the younger students would too.

Friday, 23 September 2016

I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury

In this project I was working with Ryan and we decided to create a water filter

Here is a link what we made.

In this project we decided that our success criteria were: (list the criteria you created on slide 7)

Overall our project did not meet this criteria because it didn't filter the water properly.
A water filter needs...
Why is this important?
To actually turn dirty water into clean, drinkable water.
So it works and people don’t get sick when they drink it.
The right materials
Might not work or make the water clean
To be portable
So it can filter water whenever/wherever we want
Strong, Sturdy and Long Lasting
So that we can use it for a long time before we need to make another one.
It needs to be balanced
So we can put it on anything and it will stay and collect water.

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

Improvisation TECHNIQUES that I have used successfully are never say 'no' and keep the scene going.

Improvisation TECHNIQUES that I would like to have more practice at is never say 'no'.

The thing that I enjoyed most about this unit of learning was making things up because improvisation is about making things up.

The thing that I found most challenging during this unit of learning was keeping the scene going because it is hard to try not to kill the scene.

My favourite improvisation game was 'What are you doing?' because we had to act out a random activity on the spot.

My next step/ something I need to work on further in improvisation is to get involved more because I wasn't involved that much.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Jonathan's Maths

I have been learning to: Form and solve linear and simple quadratic equations.

Monday, 5 September 2016

CARE: My progress so far.

The CARE award that I am working towards is Gold.

The one area of CARE that I am doing best in is Community because I contribute to class and group discussions.

The one area of CARE that I need to work harder in is Respect because I keep losing my pens and stuff like that.

To show my leadership qualities I am a role model to others in the CARE values by doing/showing these leadership traits: Integrity, Trustworthy and Active Thinker

On the CARE SOLO matrix below I am at this SOLO level Extended Abstract because I can use the CARE values independently and I role model these to others.





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.