Thursday, 9 November 2017

Book Week Character Dress Up Day Term 4 Week 4


Red and White aka Read and Write
Celebrating: Where’s Wally’s 30th Anniversary and Dr Seuss’s 60th Anniversary

As part of Literacy Week there is a dress up day to come as your favourite book character.



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Who’s your favourite book character and why?

My favourite book character is Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series. She is my favourite character because she is so witty and we have so many things in common. I have the gryffindor robes from last year, and I have her wand. I am also very good at her voice and her british accent because I’m ¾ british myself.

Her personality includes: witty, bookworm, kind, intelligent and hard-working. So, we have a lot in common. This is what she looks like:

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Thursday, 2 November 2017

Athletics Reflection Term 4 Week 3

Athletics Reflection

How well did I use a growth mindset to stay positive when the competition got tough?
Even though sometimes it got hard, I tried my best.


Did I manage to achieve my athletics goals and why/why not?
My athletics goal was to get in the top 3 in something, and I got 3rd in long distance so I completed it.


In what ways did I represent my House well in the competition?
I represented my house well because I wore the Rātā colours and I tried my best. I cheered on my house.


What did I do well and how do I know?
I think I did long distance well because I got in the top 3. I am proud because I didn't want to do it in the first place so when I did it, I actually got a placing in the top 3!


What was challenging and how do I know?
High jump was challenging because the bar you had to jump over kept getting higher and higher and I jumped to my limit.


What am I most proud of and why?
I am most proud of long distance because I came in the top 3.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Term 4 Learning Goal Week 1 Term 4

Term 4 Learning Goal
My Learning Goals
Maths - Geometry because That is my weak spot in Maths.
Do more Mathletics because I don’t do it much at home.

Writing - Plan before writing.

Reading - Complete the 40 book challenge.
Learn a wider span of vocabulary.
How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
Maths - Pay attention in maths.
Do some at home.

Writing - Always remember to plan beforehand and to use my plan when writing.

Reading - Remember to log my books.
Read more challenging books with harder words in them.
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
Maths - When I understand completely.
By completing my Mathletics every time for SMLs.

Writing - Planning and using my plan without needing to be reminded.

Reading - When I have completed the 40 book challenge.
When reading harder books becomes easier.
My Learner Qualities Goal
Collaborate because I usually work by myself.
How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
By working with a buddy more often.
Work with a variety of people.
Getting more involved in group discussions.
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
When I always work with a buddy. This does not include talking - It includes getting work done.



Goal Review
What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?


My Next Step is...



Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Learner Qualities: Communicate Term 3 Week 10

Big Idea: What qualities will I need to develop at school so I can make a positive contribution to my community now and in the future?
Relating to learning about our Cultural Narrative, Communicating and Empathising
The Qualities

SOLO rubric
Term 3 2017



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Cultural Narrative: How early Maori used and valued natural resources in Southwest/Te Waihora
I need help to design a model and write an information report based on my understanding of the Cultural Narrative


I can design a model and write an information report based on my understanding of the Cultural Narrative if I am prompted or directed.
I use several strategies to design a model and write an information report based on my understanding of the Cultural Narrative but I need support to do it and understand why I am doing it.
I use several strategies to design a model and write an information report based on my understanding of the Cultural Narrative and I can do this independently and know why I am doing it.


I use several strategies to design a model and write an information report based on my understanding of the Cultural Narrative and I can do this independently and know why I am doing it.

I seek feedback and act upon it.

I can show empathy to others by giving them feedback to help their learning.


I put myself at extended abstract because I used several strategies to design a collage and write an information report. I can do this independently. I seek feedback and act on it. I can show empathy to others by giving them feedback.

Integrated Learning Report: NZ Fur Seal (Kekeno) Term 3 Week 10

WALT write an information report about a resource found in the Canterbury area that is of significance to the Maori.

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The Kekeno is a type of fur seal that lives in New Zealand.

They have dark-grey fur, and white whiskers. Their size is smaller than the Australian fur seal.

You can find Kekeno on beaches along the coastline of New Zealand, and you can also find them in Stewart Island.

What do They Eat?

Kekeno eat mainly squid, octopus and mid-water fish, sometimes eating larger species, such as Conger eels, Barracuda, Jack Mackerel and Hoki. They also occasionally eat even birds, such as Penguins and Shearwater.

What are the Predators to the Kekeno?

The predators of Kekeno’s known predators are Orca (Killer Whales), Sharks, male Sea Lions, and Leopard Seals. Leopard seals mainly target pups.


Were the Kekeno any Help to the Early Maori?

The early maori killed fur seals for their fur, and meat. They used the fur The Maori name for fur seal is “Kekeno” which means “look around.”

Do Kekeno have ears?

Eared seals include NZ fur seals and NZ sea lions. They have external ears, which means you can’t see them from the outside.


How do Kekeno Mate?

The female fur seal (cow) gives birth during a breeding season, then mate again just a few days later. The following year they will return and give birth to a single pup after a nearly year long pregnancy, and mate once again to continue the cycle.

What is the baby Kekeno called?

The baby Kekeno is called a pup.

When will Kekeno go extinct?

They have banned hunting for fur seals for over 15 years now, but still they seem to be disappearing, if we don’t stop disobeying the rules of the community they will disappear very soon and quickly.



Are Kekeno hostile?

If you annoy, or try to harm them. They are also hostile if you get too close to their pups.

What is the scientific name of Kekeno?

The scientific name for Kekeno is Arctocephalus forsteri.

Kekeno were killed by the early Maori for their meat and their fur. We showed this is in our art project.

For our art project we chose a college, because we thought it would be too hard in a diorama or a model to show a maori man killing a fur seal.

We thought that a poster would be too easy, and it wouldn’t look like we put much effort into it. We also wanted the layering effect that a college has.

Here is a picture of our finished art:

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The first thing we did was make all of the little bits that we glued on. Including: The sun, mountains, waterfall, river, rocks, palm tree, dolphin, the maori man, and the fur seal.

We painted the background a sunset and the mountains a mint-green with dark green specks.

Then we glued on the mountains with PVA glue, which was a challenge as the cardboard did not want to stick down. But finally, after a lot of pressing, and sticky hands, it glued on and started drying.

We positioned the sun to be between the mountains, where a sun in a sunset would be, then glued it down. This was easier than the mountains because it was paper and not cardboard.

We glued down the river, which was also hard because it was cardboard.

We glued down the rocks, which the maori man was standing on. We slipped the palm tree behind the rocks, and glued that down too.

We proceeded to glue down the waterfall, rocks around the waterfall, dolphin, and the fur seal. When we glued down the maori man it was very hard even though it was paper. He was so slim it was hard to glue him down, and we accidentally decapitated him! Luckily, we glued the head back on, and it looked like nothing happened.

As the last finishing touches, we wrote facts on little blue clouds and glued those on the sky.

We let it set overnight and it looks great!

Written by Lillian, Claudia and Daphne.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Mihi Assessment Term 3 Week 8

Te Reo Solo Rubric - Mihi



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Relational

Extended Abstract
I have no idea what a mihi is
I know what my mihi means and I can explain this
I can say my mihi with the help of someone else or a resource
I can independently say my mihi with correct pronunciation (off by heart)
I can listen to a person’s mihi and understand.

I can teach others to say their mihi correctly.
Strategies could include:
  • Written prompts
  • Picture prompts
  • Peer/adult support
Strategies could include:
  • Written prompts
  • Picture prompts
  • Peer/adult support
Strategies could include:
  • Written prompts
  • Picture prompts
  • Peer/adult support

I put myself as “Extended Abstract” because I know my mihi off by heart, and I understand others’ mihis.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Oaklands School Learner Qualities Week 7 Term 3

Oakland School Learner Qualities
Be Self Aware (Excellence Value): SML tasks


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Be self aware
I know my learning goals.
I know how I learn best.
Think about and reflect on:
  • How have I been managing my time with completing my SML Tasks?
  • How well have I been completing them?
  • Have I been completing my MUST Dos each week?
  • Have I been organised enough to complete bonus tasks?


What is my learning goal?
IALT manage my time well so I complete all my “MUST Do” SML Tasks each week
What has been going well?
I get most of my SMLs done than I used to.
What have I been learning to do to get the tasks done?
I use my time wisely and get my work done.
Which tasks have I completed well?  Why?
→ I always get my reading, writing and maths done.
→ I always get my spelling done.
→ I always get any blogs done.
→ I always get kiVa done.
→ I always get my chinese done.

These tasks are easy to do in free time, and at school rather than home.
Which tasks have been challenging?  Why?
→ Mathletics

I don’t go home and do it, and even if I plan to, I forget. If I remember then I am proud of myself that I got my Mathletics done.
What are some other bonus tasks I would like to do?

I like doing SSR (Sustained Silent Reading) and SSW (Sustained Silent Writing).
My next step is……..
Get my Mathletics done every week.






Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Art Attack Term 3 Week 4

This week we are focused on art attack.

The type of art we are doing is inspired by Raewyn Harris, who is an artist that creates art similar to this.

What is the goal?
The goal was to create artist inspired artwork.

What did I learn to do?
I learnt how to create Artwork inspired by Raewyn Harris.
We looked at colours and what colours go well together. We looked at complementary colours. Complementary colours are opposite each other in the colour wheel.

What is my next step?
My next step is to try and draw my main Koru more rounded at the edges.

My favourite part of my art is probably the fern in the bottom left.

Here is a picture of my finished artwork.


Thursday, 10 August 2017

Music Term 3 Week 2

How did you go about achieving this?
Worked as hard as I could to get it finished
What resources were used to help you?
Used a device to write down our rap.
Did you go through the process on your own or collaborate with other people?
I was collaborating with Jordyn.
How did you find the process?
A little difficult because you had to find a lot of words that rhymed.
What did you enjoy most about the process of creating a rap?
Collaborating and finding words to rhyme.


What might be your next step?
To make it more interesting.


I wake up on Monday,
Pretending to be sick,
‘Cause everyday on my way to school,
You push me into the ditch.


You pass rumours around,
and push me to the ground,
you throw me into the school pool,
you think you’re just so cool!

I’ve told the teacher many times,
But all the bully does is lie!


I have to fake the flu to get away from you.  

Why do you taunt me and haunt me?

by Daphne and Jordyn