Wednesday, 26 July 2017

book review T3

The most interesting book I read was Grandpas great escape because it was a adventure book and had a lot of suspension.

This story is about a boy and his grand father.The grand father has memory loss and does a lot of crazy things which gets him in trouble.He went to far and one day the mayor said to put him in the old folk house.He tries to escape; read the book to find out if he escaped or not!!!!!!!

Thursday, 13 July 2017

3 home learning challenge (exellence)

I  have chosen to use a piano. I have learn't 3 songs up till now. Twinkle twinkle little star, A song in some other language and lonely shephard.

3 leadership exellence (other)

In Kapa Haka we learnt some new songs and the action. It is hard to sing the song and do the action at the same time. But I managed to do it. I showed my care values by respecting the Maori culture.

3 leadership exellece (key role)

This week we did not put a different country flag and the New Zealand flag was up the whole week. Mrs.Ward and the reception teachers are happy that I do my job properly and on time.One of the reception teacher gives me compliments on my folding skills. I show my care values by doing my duty on time, respecting the teachers and respecting the flag.

2 home learning challenge exellence

I attended a community function by going to the Pakistan Eid festival held in the Lincoln road church. It was fun. Eveybody wore cultural clothes and looked amazing. We had food, competions and prizes. I also met some of my friends whom I had not met in a long time.

2 leadership exellence (other)

This week in we had a open day and we did Kapa Haka and we did around 4 to 5 songs and the parents enjoyed it.I was kind of nervous but I overcame my fears.I showed my care values by respecting the Maori culture.

2 leadership exellence (key role)

This week I put up the Samoan flag and the usuall New Zealand flag .The reception teachers and Mrs Ward are proud of me and Mrs.Ward said she might give a bucket filler award. I showed my care values by doing my job on time, respecting the teachers and respecting the flag.

Term 2 Novel Study


This term I have been reading and studying the novel Run

I found this novel interesting because its theme was good

During the novel I had to complete a thinking map which shows that I can classify how the author has shown the theme of the book.

National Standard this covers

  • Year 9/10 Standard
    • I can locate, evaluate, analyse and summarise information and ideas within texts and across a range of texts.
    • I have a large vocabulary that is connected to my own knowledge about the world and includes: - academic e.g observe vs watch - subject-specific (specific words about a subject (e.g feline) - technical terms (specialized vocabulary of a particular field.)

Overall I would give this novel a rating of  8/10 and I would / would not recommend it to others to read because it has a good moral and because it tells you about polio.

1 home learning challenge (exellence)

This week we gave a bed head to the salvation army. My young sister is growing fast so we often put clothes in the clothing bin.

1 leadership exellence (other)

This week in Kapa Haka we learnt how to do the Haka and to be honest. It was kinda hard to remember the actions and get the stance right. After Kapa Haka I also helped out put the BBQ machine away. I showed my care values by helping teachers and respecting the Maori culture.

1 leadership exellence (key role)

This week I put Britian's flag and the normal New Zealand flag and the reception teachers and Mrs.Ward are proud of me and Mrs.Ward also said she might give me a bucket filler award.I showed my care values by doing my job on time,respecting the teachers and respecting the flag.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Current Events Term 2, 2017

WALT: I can successfully research a current event.
Here is a link to our online modelling book for this unit of learning.

The National Standard that I have been aiming for during this unit of learning

  • Year 9/10: I can read in different ways to find and/or understand information that that is not immediately easy to access or is not organised in familiar ways.

Each week we have read a short text about a current event/ topic. We then formed questions based on what we had read.  After this we researched the answers to our questions and finally we gave our opinions on what we had found out.

Here is some evidence of my learning.




My Next Step is to continue to  apply the reading and  research skills that I have learned in a variety of other areas.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Music Term 2

For Music this term, three things I learnt were:
1. rapping
2. different type of artist
3. mother nature rap


Something I found challenging was separating the NZ artists from the world artists

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Careers Education C.V. Writing


In CAREERS EDUCATION we have been learning to write a skills based Curriculum Vitae.

A skills based C.V. focuses more on the skills that we have,  rather than our work history.

Here is a link to our online Modelling Book that shows the process we have followed.

Three things that I have learned about writing a Curriculum Vitae are:

  1. It has your work career history

  1. It has your skills

  1. It has your personal requirements

Here is a link to my Skills based Curriculum Vitae. Link your C.V. here

Student Led Conference

Thursday, 22 June 2017

WALT: Reason with linear proportions I have been learning 3 WALTS

1.National Standard 1: Combine simple proportions to work out what parts the whole is made up in a unit of 10 like 3 yellow with 7 blue, 5 yellow with 5 blue, 4 yellow with 6 blue. Say what the fraction and percentage of each stack is for yellow and blue.

2.National Standard 2: - Combine proportions to work out what parts the whole is made up of using non-multiple of 10 like 8 yellow:5 blue:4 white with 11 yellow:11 blue:11 white (19:16:15 and 38%:32%:30%)

3. National Standard 3: - Order fractions with unlike denominators by finding a common denominator

My evidence: assessment task

My next step is: be fast at mental maths.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Reading Assessment: I can evaluate writers’ purposes and consider how they have used structure and language to suit these purposes. (Eg: I can make decisions about why the writer has written a piece of writing and how they have used particular structures and words to meet the purpose.)

Assessment: I can evaluate writers’ purposes and consider how they have used structure and language to suit these purposes. (Eg: I can make decisions about why the writer has written a piece of writing and how they have used particular structures and words to meet the purpose.)
Name:      Choose 3 out of the following texts:  

L5 Author’s Purpose follow up
I can describe the author's purpose in relation to structure and language choices in a text and give relevant evidence (eg vocabulary used)
I can compare and contrast differences in the author's purpose in relation to structure and language choices between different texts.
Text:
Laundry Folding Robot
The author’s purpose is information.


The specific language/ structure choices that the author has made to support their purpose are technical language and the article is not organised because there is no intro and there is information everywhere.


Specific language choices in the 3 texts:
Structure of the 3 texts:
Similarities


There is a lot of technical and descriptive language
Similarities


There is a lot of information in every text

Text:
World's Largest Artificial Sun
The author’s purpose is Information


The specific language/ structure choices that the author has made to support their purpose are Technical and descriptive language and it is kind of organized.


Text:

Can giant pumps help refreeze the Artic


The author’s purpose is persuasive


The specific language/ structure choices that the author has made to support their purpose are technical and descriptive language and it is pretty organised.
Differences

Not much difference



Differences
Organisation is different in each text.






Level 5 - Authors’ Purpose Map
I can describe the author’s purpose in a text
I can identify several features of the author’s purpose



The author’s purpose is…
The point of view is…
The intended audience is...
I can identify several features of the author’s purpose; and explain giving relevant examples and evidence.

What does it say in the text to show you that:
  • this is the author’s purpose
  • this is the point of view
  • this is the intended audience
The author’s purpose is…
P? I? E?



Information
1.The fact that the Dionaea muscipula, or Venus flytrap, feeds on unsuspecting insects.

2.University of Freiburg in Germany has uncovered that the crafty plants use the proteins extracted from their prey, not just for nutrients, but also as an alternative source of energy.

3.the plants jump-start the digestive process using energy from photosynthesis
The point of view is…



Third person
1.The researchers, who published their findings in the scientific journal

2.However, scientists thought the prey only provided the plant with essential nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorous

3.The scientists believe the large amount of energy required to break down the insect’s proteins cannot be supplied by traditional photosynthesis alone.
The intended audience is...


Intermediate school, high school, young adults and over.
1. Mostly has the word University.

2.Technical language for high school.

3.
I can generalise about the author’s point of view

Overall this text was informative because it had information about the plant.

Friday, 2 June 2017

reading assessment

Assessment: I can evaluate writers’ purposes and consider how they have used structure and language to suit these purposes. (Eg: I can make decisions about why the writer has written a piece of writing and how they have used particular structures and words to meet the purpose.)
Name:      Choose 3 out of the following texts:  


L5 Author’s Purpose follow up
I can describe the author's purpose in relation to structure and language choices in a text and give relevant evidence (eg vocabulary used)
I can compare and contrast differences in the author's purpose in relation to structure and language choices between different texts.
Text:
Laundry Folding Robot
The author’s purpose is information.


The specific language/ structure choices that the author has made to support their purpose are technical language and the article is not organised because there is no intro and there is information everywhere.


Specific language choices in the 3 texts:
Structure of the 3 texts:
Similarities


There is a lot of technical and descriptive language
Similarities


There is a lot of information in every text

Text:
World's Largest Artificial Sun
The author’s purpose is Information


The specific language/ structure choices that the author has made to support their purpose are Technical and descriptive language and it is kind of organized.


Text:

Can giant pumps help refreeze the Artic


The author’s purpose is persuasive


The specific language/ structure choices that the author has made to support their purpose are technical and descriptive language and it is pretty organised.
Differences

Not much difference



Differences
Organisation is different in each text.




Level 5 - Authors’ Purpose Map
I can describe the author’s purpose in a text
I can identify several features of the author’s purpose



The author’s purpose is…
The point of view is…
The intended audience is...
I can identify several features of the author’s purpose; and explain giving relevant examples and evidence.

What does it say in the text to show you that:
  • this is the author’s purpose
  • this is the point of view
  • this is the intended audience
The author’s purpose is…
P? I? E?



Information
1.The fact that the Dionaea muscipula, or Venus flytrap, feeds on unsuspecting insects.

2.University of Freiburg in Germany has uncovered that the crafty plants use the proteins extracted from their prey, not just for nutrients, but also as an alternative source of energy.

3.the plants jump-start the digestive process using energy from photosynthesis
The point of view is…



Third person
1.The researchers, who published their findings in the scientific journal

2.However, scientists thought the prey only provided the plant with essential nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorous

3.The scientists believe the large amount of energy required to break down the insect’s proteins cannot be supplied by traditional photosynthesis alone.
The intended audience is...


Intermediate school, high school, young adults and over.
1. Mostly has the word University.

2.Technical language for high school.

3.
I can generalise about the author’s point of view

Overall this text was informative because it had information about the plant.