Monday, 17 July 2017


``Identify classes of two- and three-dimensional shapes by their geometric properties
Assessment task:

Complete this task and then add it to a blog post.

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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Term 2 Novel Study

Blog Title: Term 2 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel … Castaway .

I found this novel ok  because I did not think it was that great because it was boring until the end and then it got better .

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 (delete the ones that do not apply to you.)

  • Year 7/8  Standard
    • I can identify and evaluate the way writers’ use language and ideas to suit their purpose and I can use my growing wide range of academic and content-specific vocabulary to understand texts.
Overall I would give this novel a rating of  4 -10 ( insert your rating here) and would not  recommend it to others to read because I did not think that it was that interesting but it depends what they are into because I am not that person .

Tuesday, 4 July 2017


In ARTS this term we have been learning to: Make a role .
Select and use techniques and relevant technologies to develop drama practice.
Here is a link to our online modelling book.

  • During this unit of learning we:
  • Described the characteristics of silent performances.
  • Identified different techniques used in silent performances.
  • Used these techniques in a variety of different practice situations.
  • Worked in a small group to put together our own silent performance.

The most challenging part of this unit of learning was trying to make one up because it hard to think of one .

The two things that I enjoyed the most were:
1 running around .
2 learning how to make one .

The story that my group told silently was didn't do one .

Overall I think my group worked not so well because we did not do one .

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 is:

Year7/8: I can use appropriate skills and technologies to find and use a range of texts for specific purposes.

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.
Describe Map One One of them.
Describe map Two Secon one

My Next Step is to continue to  apply the reading and  research skills that I have learned in a variety of other areas. To try make them more interesting because it will look better .

Monday, 26 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. its easier to use bullet points.

  1. that you write what you do outside of work.

  1. spaced evenly

Here is a link to my Skills based Curriculum Vitae.

Sunday, 4 June 2017


I can make links across texts by recognising connectives or adverbial clauses

In this unit learnt… About connective and adverbial clause .

A connective is…Something that joins sentences together and it cant make sense on it own .

An adverbial clause is… Gives good informain and it also cant make sense on its own .

Here is a link to a compare and contrast map of an adverbial clause and a connective

Friday, 5 May 2017

                                   Abandon Ship                               

I enjoyed how they made it so it's  major when it did not need to be . I enjoyed how it was so good at getting people right in to it because ones your in to it you are suck because its so good . The person who write it was Debbie Atherton . They never tried to give up so they are pretty brave to face a storm on a ship . The ship is was big lots of people but  they made it off tho . The Wahine disaster happen in 1968 it is the most dangers bout disaster it is not good to think when your on a bout .

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Abandon Ship

Blog Title: Term 1 Novel Study

Term 1 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel … Book is Abandon Ship  The Writer is Debbie Atherton

I found this novel (interesting, ok etc)  because…I like this book because the way how there were so many disasters and how it was so interesting .

During the novel I had to complete two major assessment tasks. The first is an Explain Map which shows the consequences of a major event in the book. The second was a Describe++ Map (Inference map) which shows I how I have connected prior knowledge and other experiences to what I have been reading to make an inference.
Link to Explain Map
Link to Inference Map

National Standard this covers (delete the ones that are not appropriate)

Year 7/8  Standard
using several pieces of information to make inferences
using their prior knowledge, along with information in the text, to interpret abstract ideas, complex plots, and sophisticated themes
I can use a range of strategies, such as inferring, to work out more complex words.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Assessment task: Use simple fractions and percentages to describe probabilities

Assessment task: Use simple fractions and percentages to describe probabilities

Question 1:

Show your working and answer here:
2/15 Because she has 6 favourite and she's only getting two.

Question 2:
Show your working and answers here:
2a: 1 $



Question 3:

Show your working and answer here:
¼ Because he had 4 tiles

What is you next step?
To understand what the meaning is .

Finally, add the screenshots from the 3 IXL activities you did here:Apr 4, 2017 10:45:58 AM.jpg

Activity One
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Activity Two
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Activity Three
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Friday, 17 March 2017

Leadership Article

In writing I have been learning to use basic punctuation that is mostly correct;
- use capital letters, full stops and commas,
- use question marks and exclamation marks,
- use apostrophes,
- use speech marks

I have been especially focussing on using exclamation marks and commas. I have highlighted these in green where I have used them as well as other punctuation that I changed because it was used incorrectly. Here is a piece of my writing that shows this.

My leadership role at Oaklands School is pal . There is six traits to follow to be a good pal there are,Integrity,Trustworthy,Resilient,Goal Focused,Active Thinker,Motivational . Leadership is a skill of being able to to motivate people,teams to work towards a goal .