Sunday, 30 August 2015


In strategy maths we have been learning about times tables and division. I am in Elly A which is a stage six group. We have been given a task to work out these production questions. We had a times table question and a division question. We have been learning to use the box method, the box method Is when you draw a box and then if your number is 330 you would put 300 3/4 the way in and 30 on the other side. 6x5 equals 30 so you would put 5 on top of the 30. 6x50 is 300 so you would put 50 on top. You add them together and the answer is 55.
Here are the questions

Here are the answers 

Feedback/feedfoward: that looks like really hard maths well done. The t looks like you really know hat you are doing-Bella m

Evaluation: I think that I am doing well at times tables but I think I could work on my division problems. I don't work out my division problems as fast as my times tables.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Production sample

Description: Every Friday we do production. We do are doing wearable arts. Life is our theme, in Maori its called ora. You got to chose what group you wanted to be in. There was Elements, what is Fire water wind and earth. Then theres out of Africa which is doing animals of Africa. The last one is Heroes and villains. I chose Elements, I chose wind because that's my personality. The task is to make a garment ( wearable art costume) that  can go on you. 

My plan

My mood board


My progress

I have made a head peice out of wool and ribbon here's a photo

The next thing I have made is strings of bottle top lids to attach to my dress. 

The next thing I have made is the top part of my dress. I have weaved plastic bags together. I am going to make another one for my back and I am going to attach them together.

Here is my finished garment,

1) The materials that I used to create my garment were: plastic bags, netting , white material, grey table cloth, glitter, milk lids, chopsticks, mask, ribbon and wool. 

2) The most challenging thing about production for me was: trying to weave plastic bags it was difficult because I ran out of plastic bags half way through and had to start again and that really made me frustrated.

3) One way I demonstrated a growth mindset during production was: I kept going even through it was getting boring weaving the plastic bags but I knew that if I kept going I would look amazing with a plastic bag top. 

4) Something I am really proud of about production was: I reused everything and I made every thing myself p.

5) Our school vision is to create agency, creativity and excellence. I showed this by: trying to think out of the box I did that by not using one plastic bag as a top but I weaved lots of bags together to make a top.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Writing sample

Description: In writing we have been given a task to write a story about a picture. We could write it in different ways like a narrative, news report Etc. I choose news report. We had to make up a story that matchs the genre we choose. The motivation came from the picture we were writing about. 

Here is the photo: 
Here is my story

Big Idea: I have been learning sentences, For example complex sentences. My specific goal is F,A,N,B,O,Y,S What means For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So. I decied to do FANBOYS as my goal because I am not using it in my writing. After writing this story I went through and added some more detail and impact. I have learnt to add complex sentences for example david scanned the hall looking for the culprit, while addressing the school.

Feedback/feedfoward: I like how you hooked the reader and add impact. Maybe next time you could add more fan boys and maybe complex sentences. -Zara

Evaluation: I think i did a really good job at making it like a news report but I could improve on putting some fanboys into my writing.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Reading sample

In reading we have been doing tic tac toes which are tasks to do with our goal. I choose a task called news report. In news report you have to read an article about the world body painting festival. I did my news report with bella. I was the reporter asking questions and Bella was one of the designers. We had to summarise the article to the main points.

Here is our news report link

Big idea: In reading I have been learning to summarise. Summarising is when you have a long story and you shorten it to the main points. From doing this task I have learnt to summarise the key points in questions like for example what categories are there in the body painting festival. This Ties into our learning because we summarised the article to the main points and put it into question form.

Feedback/feedfoward Well done girls. I think your questions were good.  They gave people an insight into the body painting champs. I think you need to think about a nice quiet place you could record your interview so there are less distractions. - Mum 

Evaluation: I think that we have done really well except it wasn't really a summary. We could have known the script a bit more so we didn't have to look down so much. I think we did really well at showing that it was a news report.