Thursday, 22 September 2016


can describe the characteristics of music from songs of a different time and place

Over the past 7 weeks I have been learning to describe the characteristics of music from songs of a different time and place

I can describe these characteristics in a piece of music

Notes put together to make a sound.
Repeated sounds that change speed.
The timbre is a unique sound.      play by everything
The plan and of the song, also broken into three parts, chorus, verse and bridge.

is when the song getsstuck in your head

Here is an example of my learning

Friday, 2 September 2016

Information report water cycle

Water, water is a liquid that covers a large amount of the Earth surface. Water was a hard to understand back in the old days some people thought it was magic, but we have now found about the water cycle. There are four key stages of the water cycle Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation and runoff or infiltration ( runoff and infiltration they both happen at the same time or just one happens )
Evaporation is when the sun comes out and heats up the water and then the water starts to evaporates
Now it is a gas. Water vapor is also called humidity so on a hot day they're will be a lot of humidity. When water evaporates the water vapor is invisible because it is a gas. When the water evaporates on a cold day the water vapor can condense and turns it into water droplets and this can result in fog. When the water evaporates it goes up into the atmosphere as a gas then it goes into the step of condensation.
Condensation is when the vapor in the atmosphere turns into clouds, Precipitation is when it rains one of the states of water. Condensation happens when the water vapor in the atmosphere collides with dust and then small clouds are created then the clouds join together to make big clouds. The clouds keeps on rising and the clouds get colder and colder until the water vapor in the cloud gets too cold and then it starts to rain. When precipitation starts it rains water, hail, snow and sleet. When it starts raining water falls all over the Earth into rivers, lakes, oceans and dirt so what comes after they are called runoff and infiltration.
Runoff and infiltration are the steps after precipitation, runoff is water moving once the water has fallen from the cloud and while all that happens a large amount of the water is going underground. There is a large amount of water under our feet this is called groundwater and this is we comes out of the taps in New Zealand and all this is thanks to infiltration. All the plants in the world drink ground water, trees though they let of some water vapor that helps other vapor to come so they can make clouds if this didn't happen there would be less rain. If you dig down you will eventually find water but the deeper you go the hotter it gets then if the water goes to deep it would  burn and evaporate.
All of these steps happen everyday thanks the sun and gravity. There is a lot more information to do with the water cycle, just think what if we didn't have the sun none of this would of happened.  

Thursday, 1 September 2016

I can recognise and understand a variety of grammatical constructions and some rhetorical patterns

In this unit I have been learning about:
The parts of speech.
The types of nouns.
The types of sentences.

In this unit, I found challenging defining parts of speech because I wasn't always know what one the word went to.

Something new I learnt was " That band is awesome!" is a Command.

adverbial clauses

I can apply my knowledge of adverbial clauses and connectives to see how ideas are linked in texts.
For reading I have been learning about adverbial clauses. I have found this learning fun because it was an easy task to complete.
In this activity link , I had to highlight the part of the sentence that we think is the adverbial clause.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Using a range of multiplicative strategies.

In Maths we have been learning to use a range of multiplicative strategies when operating with whole numbers.

The strategies we have been learning are:

- Estimate the reasonableness of large problems like 1 788 – 891. Could 497 be right?
- Use multiplication to solve addition and subtraction problems eg.
  64 – 48 = as (8 x 8) – (6 x 8) = 2 x 8= 16
- Use doubling / halving, trebling/ thirding and adjusting to solve multiplication problems,
 eg.  12 x 50 solved as 4 x 150= 600
- Use an algorithm to solve multiplication problems.
- Solve problems using simple cube numbers .
- Use an algorithm to solve division problems.

Here is a link to my Multiplicative Strategies Assessment which shows that I know why and how I use particular strategies. This doc also has screenshots to show which IXL activities I have completed as part of my learning.

My next step in my Maths Learning is Solve problems using simple cube numbers

Friday, 8 July 2016

Term 2 Te Reo Reflection





Extended Abstract
I can say 1-5 words about celebrations in te Reo Maori.  
With help, I can ask and answer several questions about celebrations, using te Reo Maori.
I can ask and answer several questions about celebrations,using Te Reo Maori.
I can ask and answer a range of questions about celebrations,using Te Reo Maori. I can teach others these questions and answers.

In Te Reo this term I have been learning about using vocabulary around food (Kai) and celebrations (Ngā hākari)

Here are some sentences, with english translation in brackets, that I can say confidently

  1. He pai ki a koe ngā / te aporo?- Do you like apples?
  2. He aha te mea pai, ki a koe kei to pāti?  (What do you like about your party?)   
  3.  Ae!.......kā pai tō koutou mahi. ( good job you lot )

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

I can describe the structure of a Short Story

Something I have learned about the structure of short stories is: everything happens more quickly.

After reading some short stories two things I will remember when I write my own short story are I have to make my story happen more quickly and use shorter words meaning longer words.