Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Scales, timetables and Charts

Scales, timetables and Charts


In Maths we have been learning to interpret and use scales, Timetables and charts.


Here is a link to our online modelling book.


These are the activities that I have completed as part of this learning.







Roundabout Rugby








My next Step is to apply the new knowledge that I have gained to real life situations eg using airport/bus timetables.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Write an effective argument for our chosen political party

WALT: Write an effective argument for our chosen political party.

“Let’s do this” do you know what party you want to vote for and have you voted? Because if you haven’t I have some strong ideas on why you should vote for  the Labour party. Personally I believe that everyone should vote for the Labour party because Labour have so many interesting and helpful ideas for New Zealand these are: Everyone should be provided with free student loans, establish a national cancer agency and provide more grants for housing and insulation. There is my first reason you should vote for the Labour party.

Firstly The Labour party believe that to get a good education you need to provide everyone with free student loans. This will encourage students to go to school because it will be no charge. It will raise awareness to show that schools are willing to go charge free. People will go to school for free and it will make them think that  their child should go to school because it is free. But that’s not all the Labour party have to offer; another really interesting policy is to establish a national cancer agency.

Another policy Labour are going to introduce is we want to establish a national cancer agency. The benefits of a national cancer agency is that A National Cancer Agency would improve the quality and consistency of cancer treatment in New Zealand.The Agency’s goals would be to improve consistency of treatment across the country and develop a National Cancer Plan to reduce death rates due to cancer. The Labour party are also trying to help housing in new zealand by providing more grants for housing and insulation.
Last but not least The Labour party are trying there hardest to improve housing in new zealand by providing more grants for housing and insulation. Labour believes that too many homes are poorly insulated and heated, leaving people in cold, damp homes. Increasing the home insulation subsidy should bring more homes up to standard. Labour believe that homes in New Zealand are getting too cold for people to live in and in some cases people are dying. Another reason you should vote for labour instead of National is that National are making empty promises.

On the other hand one of the reasons you should vote for Labour instead of National is that one of  National’s policies is to Provide pregnant women with one free dental course. If National do go through with this policy it is unfair on the male part of the country and just because females give birth doesn’t mean they can get an advantage in dental course. Not all pregnant women will want to take the dental course and this means that other pregnant women get more care. The people that run the dental course might not want to give free dental courses to pregnant women so National will need to check that they agree with this policy.

The Labour party are thinking of you so you should return the favor by voting for them. In my opinion I think Labour is the best party to vote for because they have the best education, health and housing policies and they speak for all of New Zealand. To recap on what I have just said the Labour party are offering a national cancer agency, improving housing and providing everyone with free student loans. Furthermore the Labour party is the best party to vote for It can offer lot’s of useful and helpful policies and thats why you should vote for the Labour party… so “let’s do this.”



My next steps are:
To add more of the different types of conjunctions.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Koru Games Reflection


Koru Games Reflection

In the Koru Games the sport I competed in was Netball

Our team won 6 games out of 10 which got us 12 out of 32

I found the experience significant because the people in my team and myself learnt how to show sportsmanship and how to work together.

In terms of working with Individuals and Groups; my solo level is relational because I tried my best but their is always room for improvement.

For Teamwork; my solo level is relational because sometimes I got frustrated if our team was losing.



Individuals and groups
I need help to work in a group (with teachers or other students
I can work in a group with my friends.
I can work in a group with anyone in my  year level or team  


I can respond positively to the needs of others
I can reflect on how well I work with the group and seek feedback on how I can improve
Teamwork

I need help to interact with others.

I need help to participate in a team.
I can interact with others one to one.

I can participate in a team.
I can interact with others in a small group.

I can participate and take responsibility in a team.

I can participate and take responsibility in a team and explain my choices in terms of team outcomes.
I can participate in creating healthy teams by taking responsibility and critical action.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Text Composition

Reading - Text Composition


In reading we have been learning to….
recognize the way words, sentences and paragraphs are put together (eg sentences that express cause and effect) and use this knowledge to understand complicated texts.




These documents show evidence of my learning during this unit:
(link your own learning for each of these activities. Please make sure your sharing settings are open)



My Next Step: Is to continue to apply this new knowledge of parts of texts, to help me make sense of increasingly complicated text types.

Letter Writing

Letter Writing


In Writing we have been learning to: Write a formal letter.


We have followed the writing process and have planned and drafted a formal letter.


This shows the process that we have followed.







One thing that I found challenging about writing formal letters was having to include their address and my address.

My next step is: look for more opportunities to put my letter writing knowledge into practice in the future.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Distinction blog post 10

Distinction blog post 10
28.8.17
Today I had band practice. The first song we did was Believer, Emily had to work on her beat and Ashley and I worked on our cords. Today we had singers joining our group and this made the song sound a lot better. After we had worked out the cords we went through the whole song. When band practice was over I thought I showed the care value of Respect because I listened to what Mr Rule had to say, I also thought I showed the leadership trait of Goal focused because I set a goal that I would work out the cords to the song and I did so I achieved my goal.