Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Letter Writing

In Writing we have been learning to: Write a formal letter.


We have followed the writing process and have planned and drafted a formal letter.


This shows the process that we have followed.


Here is the letter that I have written Link


Here is my reflection on the letter writing that we have done.


One thing that I found challenging about writing formal letters was keeping it formal.

My next step is: look for more opportunities to put my letter writing knowledge into practice in the future.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Write an effective argument for our chosen political party.

WALT: Write an effective argument for our chosen political party.


National is the best party in the world.In my opinion National is the best option.
Here are  three policies that I would vote for:
Health is one of the most popular arguments used in politics.


Continue to implement a plan to reduce childhood obesity.The National Party would continue to implement the Childhood Obesity Plan, established in October 2015.This involves 22 initiatives, including targeted interventions for those who are obese, increased support for those at risk of becoming obese, and broader approaches to make healthier choices easier for everyone. The plan focuses on food, the environment and being active at each stage of life, including early childhood.The Plan is supported by a health target for 95 per cent of obese children identified in the B4 School Check programme to be offered a referral to a health professional for support by December 2017.Death is also one of the problems in NZ.


Expand the programme to reduce Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy National would expand the programme to reduce Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy.The programme would provide at risk families with safe sleeping devices for babies, such as wahakura or pepipods. The programme also involves encouraging parents to reduce smoking, immunise their children, breastfeed and sleep babies on their backs.National has set a target of reducing the Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy by 86 percent and 94 percent for Maori by 2025. This would see the rate drop to 0.1 per 1,000 babies born. The rate is currently 0.7 per 1,000 for the whole population, and 1.59 per 1,000 for Māori babies.Smoking is also one the problems in NZ


Work towards NZ being smokefree by 2025.National would work towards a smokefree New Zealand by 2025 through various initiatives.Plain packaging for tobacco products will come into force in 2018. The National Government has also set a health target for health services to provide better support for people quitting smoking.National would implement new rules for nicotine products which can be used as safer replacements for cigarettes. It would establish a system in which smokefree tobacco products, such as snus and moist snuff, could be pre-approved before entering the New Zealand market.I have no time for doing more arguments because there is too many policies but National is the best party.


National is the best party to vote for because their policies are good.If I was old enough to vote I would vote for national because they have good policies.I have talked about continue to implement a plan to reduce childhood obesity,expand the programme to reduce sudden unexpected death in infancy,work towards NZ being smokefree by 2025.Who are you gonna vote for?


My next steps are:

Put in some complex sentences.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Koru Games Reflection

In the Koru Games the sport I competed in was football

Our team won 17th position

I found the experience to be good because it could help in the future of sports.

In terms of working with Individuals and Groups; my solo level is multistructual because I don't really get involved

For Teamwork; my solo level is multistructual because I work well with teams.



Individuals and groups
I need help to work in a group (with teachers or other students
I can work in a group with my friends.
I can work in a group with anyone in my  year level or team  


I can respond positively to the needs of others
I can reflect on how well I work with the group and seek feedback on how I can improve
Teamwork

I need help to interact with others.

I need help to participate in a team.
I can interact with others one to one.

I can participate in a team.
I can interact with others in a small group.

I can participate and take responsibility in a team.

I can participate and take responsibility in a team and explain my choices in terms of team outcomes.
I can participate in creating healthy teams by taking responsibility and critical action.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

6 leadership excellence (other)

This Friday there was no Kapa Haka and neither did anyone need help so did not really get involved around school.But anyway I used my care values by respecting my friends and teacher and showing good attitude towards learning.

5 leadership excellence (other)

This Friday in Kapa Haka we learnt new songs and the actions and it was a bit difficult.But I tried my hardest.I showed by care values by respecting the Maori culture and getting involved in different things.

4 leadership excellence (other)

In this week I helped Sam with P.A.L.s because his partner was not here and we did jump jam in the hall with the kakano students.The session went good because all the children were listening and everyone got involved which was good.I showed my care values by respecting the students, helping Sam and the teachers.

5 home learning excellence

Sir Edmond Hillary
Sir Edmund Percival Hillary (20 July 1919 – 11 January 2008) was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. They were part of the ninth British expedition to Everest, led by John Hunt. TIME magazine named Hillary one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.

Hillary became interested in mountaineering while in secondary school. He made his first major climb in 1939, reaching the summit of Mount Ollivier. He served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force as a navigator during World War II. Prior to the 1953 Everest expedition, Hillary had been part of the British reconnaissance expedition to the mountain in 1951 as well as an unsuccessful attempt to climb Cho Oyu in 1952. As part of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition he reached the South Pole overland in 1958. He subsequently reached the North Pole, making him the first person to reach both poles and summit Everest.

Following his ascent of Everest, Hillary devoted most of his life to helping the Sherpa people of Nepal through the Himalayan Trust, which he founded. Through his efforts, many schools and hospitals were built in Nepal.

4 home learning challenge excellence

At school I designed a mother and father's day card.A lady came to school and and helped everyone make a card.First we made a mothers day card.I choose a green card with a brick wall texture.It said worlds best mom at the front and said happy mother's day inside and also said designed by Hussain Siddiqui.For the Father's day card I choose a blue card with a ribbon on it and at the front it said world's best father and on the inside it said happy father's day and also said designed by Hussain Siddiqui and my parents and I were really proud.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

5.leadership excellence (key role)

Today I put the Indian flag up and it was red white and green with a wheel in the middle.It was their Independence Day from the British.I should my care values by respecting the flag and doing my job on time

4.leadership excellence (key role)

Today I put the Pakistan flag up.It was green and white and had a crescent and star in the middle.I felt proud.Mrs Ward was also happy.I should my care values by respecting the flag and doing my job on time.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Operations using fractions, percentages, decimals and integers.

In Maths we have been learning to: Understand operations using fractions, percentages, decimals and integers.


Here is some evidence of my learning.


Include screenshots for all 6 IXL activities that you have completed.
Percentage problems total unknown - link you activity.
Standard place value, reversing and compensating with decimals - link your activity.


Extended Abstract assessment task - Link your Lazer Blazer task here. Include links to the answer sheet and the activity sheet.


Something that challenged me during this unit of learning was calculating because there were big numbers.


My next step is to continue to apply these strategies to real life/ problem solving situations.

Text Composition

In reading we have been learning to….
recognise the way words, sentences and paragraphs are put together (eg sentences that express cause and effect) and use this knowledge to understand complicated texts.




These documents show evidence of my learning during this unit:
(link your own learning for each of these activities. Please make sure your sharing settings are open)




My Next Step: Is to continue to apply this new knowledge of parts of texts, to help me make sense of increasingly complicated text types.

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.