Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Yr 7/8 structures and features of text

WALT: I can recognise and understand the features and structures of a wide variety of text types and forms.

The text types that we studied were:
  • Poems.
  • Stories/ narratives.
  • Articles
  • Websites

  1. Each text type has different structures and features because:

  1. Two text types that I have enjoyed learning about are narrative/story and poem here is a link of the two poems i did poem 1-learning to read poem 2-sea dog My leaning to read answer My sea dog answers

Friday, 29 July 2016

Te hapua 3D learning

Today we have been learning about 3D printing in for our up coming weeks at te hapua . 3D printing

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Maths goal the orange task

For maths my W.A.L.T was to use appropriate scales,devices, and metric units for length,areas volume and capacity , weight (mass) ,temperature,angle,and time .for maths we had to get 100 on our five ixl games after that we did a orange task were we cut the orange in half and squeeze out the juice here is a link below of our results of the orange task Here is the link of our orange task

Wednesday, 6 July 2016


I 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

Harmony-happy music

timbre-beat and singers in the background

from- the beat stays the same

melody-it is repetitive

Rhythm there are instruments

Thursday, 9 June 2016

My comprehension assessment task.

Complete both texts and write the answers in your own words.
TASK 1 - read the text about Sneakairs

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

What I already know about navigating with maps?
  • They help you for were you want to go so you don't have to use A paper map the shoes are A smarter way for were you want to go.
  • these shoes are very smart.
Who created “Senakairs?”?
lechal made these smart shoes.
How do the “Sneakairs” work?
  • There is a tiny arduino clone a bluetooth module and a vibration motor that are encased which is in a plastic box and is placed beneath the soles to make the sneakairs work also this is a ordinary shoe to make it be a easyjet smart sneakair all you have to do is get the easyjet smartphone app once you have reach were you want to go the easyjet smart sneakairs will vibrate three times meaning it is telling you you are there and then it will go back to a ordinary shoes until you use the app again.

How do “Sneakairs” help tourists visiting a new city or town?
  • It helps you so you don't have to look at A map.
  • It tells you when you get there.
What challenge does easyJet need to overcome before “Sneakairs” can go mainstream?
  • They need to get others to buy a few of the shoes so the shoes will spread round the place then lots of audlts and kids will buy them and then the shoes will become a big thing and to make this a big thing they could put ads on tv.
Can you think of any other uses for smart shoes like Sneakairs? - (give at least 2)
    • if you could you could run with them and they might be able to tell you how long you have ran for
Can you think of a better invention than Sneakairs to help us navigate places? Why is that invention better than Sneakairs?
  • It could be good if you did't have to have A app because you don't no if you have to buy the app and if you do have to buy it it could be lots of money maybe.

TASK 2: The purpose of this task is to identify details that support a main idea.
A main idea that the author David Hill often explores is: New Zealand's natural environment, and how awesome (impressive and amazing) and powerful it can be.
Read the following passages from pages 7, 8 and 9 of "The Sleeper Wakes" by David Hill.
a) Find details in the text that support this main idea. Underline these details.
b) Think about what the 'sleeper' is, and how it would 'wake' up. Highlight details in the text that suggest this development.
Two girls stood with their parents by a car, watching him. So Corey tried to look cool and expert, and he started up the track behind his father.
The blunt pyramid of Mt Taranaki lifted into a blue winter sky. softened the cliffs Snowwhere lava had flowed, thousands of years ago. High up towards the summit, the ridge of The Lizard showed where more lava had crawled downwards before cooling and setting.
Corey lowered his gaze to the 4WD track twisting up the and green trees rose on eastflag north-nk. Pamountain's cked grey either side. After just ten metres, all sounds from the carpark faded away. Only the crunch of their boots broke the silence.
Three steps ahead, his Dad walked steadily. He wore a woollen hat and green Gortex jacket to keep out the June cold. Warwick Lockyer, Department of Conservation Field Officer; expert on Mt Taranaki; tramper and climber.
His father loved this n. mountain He loved its silences and stories, the way it tested people. Corey felt the same way. Being up here was the greatest feeling in the world. Pity some other people couldn't see it that way.
* * *
After 30 minutes' climbing, they paused, took deep breaths, and gazed around. The trees were lower. Tangled, waist-high shrubs had taken over, crammed together for shelter, tops flattened by the wind. In summer, white and yellow flowers blazed here, flowers that grew nowhere else in the world. Now everything huddled beneath winter snow.`
Far below, the towns glinted like little grey models – New Plymouth, Inglewood, Stratford. Off to the left, the Tasman Sea was a sheet of grey steel.
On the horizon, blue-and-white shapes shouldered upwards: the peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, Tongariro. Corey thought of Riki, the other DoC Field Officer. From Riki, he'd heard how Mt Taranaki once stood beside those other volcanoes, fought with them for the love of beautiful Mt Pihanga, then marched away in anger after losing the fight. Hardly any Maori people lived along the line between Ruapehu and Mt Taranaki; they believe that one day, Taranaki would head back in the fire and smoke to find his love again.
Corey stood listening to the silence. A puff of wind slid past. A pebble, loosened by the morning sun probably, dropped from an icy bank nearby.
'Awesome day,' Corey said.
His father nodded. 'Pity Dean couldn't make it.'
Corey glanced up at the dazzling white summit. Dean was a volcanologist who monitored New Zealand's North Island volcanoes to see if any eruptions seemed likely. He came to visit two or three times a year, even though nothing ever happened on Mt Taranaki.
Corey's father was gazing upwards, too. He stretched, and grinned at his son. 'Come on, mate. We're sleepier than this mountain.'

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

I can describe the structure of a Short Story

Something I have learned about the structure of short stories is It has paragraphs and its made up.

After reading some short stories two things I will remember when I write my own short story are to Have paragraphs and to make it sound good.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Maths prove it

For maths I have been learning Square root of numbers with perfect Squares and Write multiplication Expression using exponents here is A photo below of me doing A square roots of numbers with perfect Squares and here is the photo of write multiplication expression using exponents                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2.2.2 is 2 because the number is 2 And how many 2 are there 3 so there is                                                      your Answer.                                                                                                                                                  
The square root of 289 is 17 so your answer is 17.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Term 1 Integrated learning -Leadership

We have been learning all about What makes a good leader.

We identified that good leaders show 6 main character traits. These are Integrity Trustworthy Goal focused Resilient Active Thinker and Motivational.

The leadership trait that I think I show the most is I show Resilient by not giving up on my work I keep trying and I find A way to try and figure it out.

The leadership trait I would most like to develop is Active thinker

Something NEW I have learned about leadership is That motivational is A skill of being able to motivate others toward there goals.

The SOLO level that I reached during this unit of learning is relational because I can contrast of A Different leader.

My next step in learning about leadership is to apply everything that I have learned about leadership to my own leadership roles.

Monday, 11 April 2016


W.A.L.T  present an drama performance

I can... apply the techniques of improvisation to a range of different scenarios.

Think back to your improvisation performances…..
Reflect on these using the two prompts below.

Improvisation techniques that I have used successfully.
Improvisation techniques that I would like to use better/ more.
I can make things up on the spot agree to everything. say Yes to what your partner says to keep the conversation Going and keep a normal face listen to my partner.

Try and get the story to make Sense trying not to laugh with the things you say

What did you enjoy most about this unit of learning
I enjoyed playing the game were you have to keep the story going.

What did you find most challenging during this unit of learning?
Speaking in front of others.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Striking and fielding

WALT: Apply Striking and Fielding activities in a range of sports and activities.

My Strengths

The striking strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the games we played were standing in the right way and hitting the ball not hitting people in the face with the ball.

The throwing and catching strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the games we played were catching the ball and successfully not hit anyone in the face with the ball.

My Next Steps

To improve my striking of a ball I need to hit a bit harder because I can't make it home in time and I have to keep standing there

To Improve my catching and fielding when the ball come towards me I need to try and catch it because I don't try and catch it sometimes.

The game that I enjoyed the most was rounds because I liked striking.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

My prove it reading

WALT can identify and evaluate the way writers use language and ideas to suit their purpose we have been Learning to tell if the author is persuading me inform or entertain me. we looked at A text to tell if that was Happening and it was then we wrote it on A sheet here is A photo of my work I did about this.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Playing games with the juniors

Today Reia and I were planing games for the juniors we played a new game for them it was even new for us. The game was called Caterpillar this is how you play .so you can have as many people as you would like so They Would all lie on there tummy and the person at the start would get up and jump over the kids that are face Down on the ground and jump over all of them and the next person would do the same and we would time it And each time they do in they would have to beat there time and that is how you play the caterpillar game .it was fun but it was hard for us because we had to tell them how to play it lots of times because they Would not understand it but in the end they got it and understood it we did A jumping one and A rolling one I think the kids really liked our game.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Food Forest Leadership

The year 8's went down to the food forest and the garden on Wednesday and Thursday what we did we Were pulling out all the weeds together some year 8's were at the little kids class room helping them with There learning. and some were at the food forest and garden we were pulling out weeds.                                                                                                                                                                                                   We did it because our garden was looking A bit of A mess and needed A bit of a clean out to make it look Better.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We did it at school and we did it on Wednesday and Thursday we did it on Wednesday afternoon and we Did it on Thursday in the morning.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I felt cold because in the morning it was really cold I guest it was aright but it was A little bit boring. But it Was fun looking after the Little kids but the hard thing with the Little kids is sometimes they would not listen To you but it was fun seeing how they learn So next time I am happy to work with them and my goal next Time is to do more work in the garden  .