Friday, 25 November 2016

WW1 ANZAC day slide

Treaty of Waitangi

I found the fact that the aboriginal's were treated way worse than maori.
I want to find more about what happened to the aboriginals.

Te Reo, Term 4 2016.

This term we have been learning all about the Marae. We have learned that…….

  • The Marae is an important focal point for the community.
  • The Marea is a place where tradition and customs can be carried out.
  • The Marae is a place where people can express their values with dignity.
  • There are many kawa ( protocols) that prevail on the marae.
  • Marae kawa (protocols) can differ between maraes and iwi.

We have focussed on some key concepts when doing this learning.
These are listed and explained in the table below.

Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
The correct procedure
the welcoming ceremony
Tangata whenua
the local people 
your rights and obligations
care for someones wellbeing
love and respect

See this video for an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of people on a marae.

Something I would like to learn more about the marae is why do we have a marae.

Friday, 23 September 2016

taking action project

 I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury

In this project I was working with Cormac, Rishab, lindsay and I and we decided to create a water filter

Here is a link of what we made. video (how to), slide/plan

In this project we decided that our success criteria were:  

A good water filter needs...
Why is this important?
Produces drinkable water.
you will get sick if it doesn’t produce drinkable water.

It needs to be strong and long lasting
So that it can be used more than and we don’t have to make lots.
Easy to make and easy to use
So that we can easily rebuild it or use it.
Use the right materials.
Otherwise it won’t work as well.
Cost effcient and easily portable
So that you can easily make it again and take it with you.

Overall our project met/do not meet this criteria because it could be used multiple times it was easy to make and use and it was cost effcient and easily movable.

Friday, 16 September 2016

koru games

The activity I did  was football
My highlights of the Koru games are:
scoring a goal against Cashmere A because they are a very good team.
Only losing 2 games without going to penalties because that means we had really good defence.
I am proud of coming 22nd out of 32 teams because thats is a very good placing for a new team.
Next year I will play more in defence because we had many close calls and I would rather have cleaner defence.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Info report

The water cycle

The water cycle is a process that goes through land, sea and the atmosphere. The water gets recycled as the process continues changing between liquid, gas and solid. The different stages of the water cycle are evaporation, condensation, precipitation and runoff/ groundwater.

Evaporation happens when the sun heats heats the water and it changes to gas/water vapor. On hot days evaporation happens a lot faster because the sun is hotter so the water heats faster. Salt does not rise with the water vapour because it’s too dense and heavy to rise and that’s why rivers and lakes are freshwater.  After evaporation has happened the water vapour rises until it cools down enough to become condensation.

Condensation happens when the water vapour gets too cold. If the water vapour gets too cold on a cold day it comes down as snow. Water vapours merge to create droplets in the clouds. Clouds hold condensation as droplets until they get too heavy and falls  down as precipitation/rain. Runoff/groundwater happens when the precipitation seeps into the ground/ rivers and lakes.

Runoff/groundwater is the water when the precipitation seeps into the ground. Groundwater, goes into the aquifers via underground streams. Runoff happens when the water from precipitation runs down the mountain. Groundwater is fresh h2o.

The water cycle is a process that is very important for people to survive.  

Wednesday, 31 August 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… The types of nouns.

Something new I learnt was... The types of nouns.

adverbial clauses.

Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 11.04.56 am.pngI 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 difficult because I didn't know what to do.

In this activity (link to adverbial clause activity), I had to change the highlighted writing to the sentences below.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Reason with linear proportions

WALT: - Order fractions with unlike denominators by finding a common denominator
I have been learning to work with fractions that have unlike denominators. Here are 3 screenshots to show my new understanding:


My next step is: to use prime numbers, common factors and multiples, and powers (including square roots).

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Maths measurement

Deduce and use formulae to find the perimeters and areas of polygons and the volumes of prisms
find the perimeters and areas of circles and composite shapes

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

My CARE Progress

I have done a check of my CARE progress so far this year.

I am doing ok because i am almost halfway to getting my bronze

How far away are you from reaching your BRONZE/SILVER?

The area of CARE that I need to try harder in C / A / R / E

because i only have two highlights in excellence.

To achieve my BRONZE/SILVER award quicker I need to record my ticks more often

The one thing that I can do to improve my progress in CARE is to put my ticks in.

WALT: I understand the features of different types of texts and text forms.

  1. Text features are important because: it makes each text genre different and special from the other genres

  1. Each genre has different text features because: that have different points their trying to make

  1. Two genres that I studied the text features of are: websites and poems

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 (list 3-4).
1. He pai ki a koe ngā/te aporo?- (Do you like apples?)

    2. He pai ki a koe te/ngā _______?   (Do you like _______?)

    3.He aha te mea pai, ki a koe kei to pāti?
        (What do you like about your party?) 
     4. Whakatika te tēpu koutou. ( correct the table )
         He aha ō mātou pirangi? ( what do we need?)

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Visual art

Visual Art: WALT: Apply knowledge about shapes and patterns derived from nature into an original artwork

For Visual Art the SOLO level I achieved was: Extended abstract because I could apply the three techniques shading glazing and moving.

The techniques I used in my art work to achieve this level were: shading glazing and moving Here is a photo of my artwork:

My next step in visual art is: to use more techniques

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Reason with linear proportions

Example question

What is the percent of increase from 600 to 3,000? 500% because 600 goes into 3000 five times so its 5 times the original number 600 and since 600 hundred is 100% of the original number you times it by five equaling 500%


Reasons of linear proportions

 example question

Which is less?
62% of 10,000
8% of 60,000
neither; they are equal

First figure out the numbers
so for the first one  62% of 10000 60% of 10000 is 6000 and 2% of 10000 is 200 so add those together and it makes 6200. now for the other one 8% of 60000 so to figure out first you have to figure out 1% of 60000 which is 600 then times it by 8 which equals 4800 so then you put them together against each other so its 6200 or 4800 and since we are trying to find which one is less 4800 is the answer.

 example question

Do these ratios form a proportion

9:8 and 18:16

Yes because 9 goes into 18 two times and 8 goes into 16 two times

example question

Last term, Theo earned an average score of 85 points on maths tests. So far this term, his average score is 20% lower. What is the average of Theo's scores this term?
to figure this out we have to figure 20% of 85 the way I would do it is find 10% of 85 which is 8.5 then I would times it by two which equals 17 and that is your answer.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

I can use a range of comprehension strategies that I use deliberately and flexibly, depending on my purpose for reading

Year 9/10 Standard: Assessment task
WALT: I can use a range of comprehension strategies that I use deliberately and flexibly, depending on my purpose for reading. (Eg: predicting, questioning, synthesising, locating main ideas, summarising…)
Complete both texts and write the answers in your own words.

TASK 1: Cold Water Survival
The purpose of this task is to read to retrieve information from a text. Read the text below and answer the questions in your own words
Cold Water Survival
A person who finds him or herself in cold water should not remove any clothing, except for a heavy item such as an overcoat.
A person wearing a life jacket can increase survival time by using the Heat Escape Lessening Position (HELP). This is where the knees are bent and drawn towards the chest, and the arms are pressed firmly against the sides of the chest. This position delays heat loss by protecting the most vulnerable areas: the head, the sides of the chest, and the groin.
In rough, cold water, an average swimmer without a life jacket should not swim a distance greater than one-tenth of his or her swimming ability. If the swimmer is close to the wreckage of a boat, he or she should attempt to climb onto the boat and should maintain warmth by tucking themselves into a ball.
The 'huddle' position is based on the same principle as the HELP position and was developed for groups of three or more people. The sides of the chest, the groin, and the lower body are pressed together. This formation is particularly useful if small children are involved, as they can be supported, protected, and warmed in the centre of the group.
If swimmers must stay in deep water without a life jacket for a long period, they should remain as still as possible, conserving energy and, if possible, staying in a tucked position. As the bodies core temperature drops, it will become increasingly difficult for swimmers to make sensible decisions. Purposeful muscle movements (e.g., swimming or holding onto a boat) become difficult, and people may be unaware of their situation.
A person with a extremely low body temperature (hypothermia) must always be handled very gently and re-warmed slowly. If the person is conscious, do the following:
  • Remove the person from the water.
  • Shelter him or her from the wind and rain immediately.
  • Create a sheltered, warm, dry place.
  • Remove wet clothing and wrap the person in blankets, space blankets, or a sleeping bag.
  • Huddle together for warmth so body temperature can rise gradually.
  • Give the person warm, sweet drinks.
  • Seek medical aid.
Do not do any of the following:
  • Apply excessive external heat (e.g., fire or an electric blanket) to the person's body.
  • Massage the person's arms and legs.
  • Give them alcohol.
  • Move them.
Write the three areas of the body for which the "Help" position assists in delaying heat loss.
1. head
Imagine your boat has capsized in rough sea conditions and you are by the boat and 200 metres from shore. What would be the best thing to do? Adopt the help position (B)
(A) Try to swim to the shore
(B) Climb onto the capsized boat
(C) Adopt the "Help" position
(D) Call for help
Two advantages of the "huddle" position are:
1. small children can be warm and protected in the middle
2. it's made for groups of three or four
Two key things to do if you are in deep cold water without a lifejacket are:
1. try to be as still as possible to conserve energy
2.stay in a tucked position
As hypothermia sets in two effects will be noted. These are
1.they won't make sensible decisions
2. their purposeful muscle movements won't work

TASK 2: Sneakairs
TASK 2 - read the text about Sneakairs

TEXT: EasyJet's Smart "Sneakairs" Makes Sightseeing Effortless

What I already know about navigating with maps?
  • they were used along time ago to move around places 
  • the place had to be charted/found already to have a map
  • they were a very useful way to navigate places you hadn't been before
Who created “Sneakairs?”?
How do the “Sneakairs” work?
  • the user puts the desired destination into the easyjet smart app and it will use google maps 
How do “Sneakairs” help tourists visiting a new city or town?
  • it shows them places they would never find otherwise by themselves
What challenge does easyJet need to overcome before “Sneakairs” can go mainstream?
  • work on it more so they can get more good products
Can you think of any other uses for smart shoes like Sneakairs? - (give at least 2)
  • you could put reminders in it  
Can you think of a better invention than Sneakairs to help us navigate places? Why is that invention better than Sneakairs?
  • sunglasses that you see your route to your destination