Tuesday, 22 November 2016


we did a super hero writing 

So What 

A  few weeks ago room 24 did a superhero writing.In my story my real life best friend Crystal is my sidekick in my story and in her story I'm her sidekick.

Now What 
My goal is to work on my spelling and use paragraph.

When the year 5 s was on camp

When the year 5 s were gone on camp Mrs Casey came to be our reliever teacher it was so much fun. We did sand art,art and my favorite was the word search I did it with my best friend Crystal and we also did this dragon thing where you need to use tiny pieces of wood to make it was a lot of fun.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Cycle safe

 We did cycle safe last term and it was really fun

So What
I enjoyed doing the cycle safe when we are at the round about when we need to let the person from the right side to go first .

Now What
I need to work on things around me and understand where to ride on the road .

Friday, 4 November 2016



This week was Literacy week and there was a lot of activity like SDW/stop drop and write and also SDR/stop drop and read.

So What

What  I really liked about Literacy week is  SDW/stop drop and write because normally we get to choose about what we write but when we are doing SDW they give us a photo and we write about what we think the photo is.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016


IALT: develop my swimming skills.

I am learning to swim.

So What
I have leaned lots and lots of swimming skills at starfish in 2 weeks.I have done freestyle,backstroke and many more.I enjoyed playing the game also doing some surviving skills at starfish.I found doing the side breath stroke is really challenging for me because i couldn't get the right position.

Now What
I want to improve on my side breath stroke because side breath stroke is really challenging and I want to challenge myself to do it. My next step is to do more and more difficult swimming skills.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Word Study - Blog 1 term 3

I am learning to understand how words are formed using roots, prefixes and suffixes.

So What?
I have learned that words that have the root hydra- and aqua- mean water. For example hydrate= means to add water or moisture to something to supply something with water.

I have learned that words that have the root spect- mean look / see. For example spectacles = glasses that help someone see better.

Now what?
I feel that I have a beginning understanding of the root words aqua-, hydra-, and spect

Friday, 8 July 2016


we did our student led conference on June 28th 

So What ?
At the student led conference I shared my math goal and reading and also writing goals.I am proud of that I was confident.I enjoyed sharing all my learning to my parents.

Now What ?
reading:  I want to improve on my vocabulary.
Math: to improve on my division algorithm with 4 or 5 numbers.
writing: to use paragraph.

Friday, 27 May 2016

Week 3 -  Reading Goals

IALT: develop my reading comprehension skills

Recently I took an asTTle reading test. I read a number of texts and answered a range of questions to check my understanding and comprehension. The aim is to take a test at a level where I will make some errors so that I can identify what I need to work on to be a more successful reader.

I have looked at the results of my test and identified 3 goals for this term.

My reading goals are:

[1] Consistently read to understand the meaning of a text
[2] Make a conclusion or an assumption
[3] Know what different words mean

# 1 and 2 are about understanding the text, especially by thinking about the text more ‘deeply’.

# 3 is about developing my vocabulary and being able to use the information around a difficult word to make sense of it.

You can help me with [1] and [2] by asking me about the book I am reading at home;
  • about the characters, setting, plot and resolution (fiction)
  • Get me to explain why I believe the characters have acted in certain ways and how this influences the plot and outcome of the story
  • Ask me to make a conclusion about different aspects of the story and encourage me to make assumptions about characters, events, moods and what might have happened in the text if the character [s] acted, behaved, made different choices.

You can help me with [3] by;

  • encouraging me to explain in my own words what I think a word means
  • helping me to identify parts of a word that might help explain its meaning (e.g., in submarine the ‘sub’ means under so that will help with making an educated guess about the meaning of the word
  • encourage me to come up with words that have a similar meaning, or look in a thesaurus for words with similar (synonyms) and opposite meanings (antonyms).

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Week 2 -  Writing Goal update

This week I am reflecting on one of my writing goals

IALT: Improve my writing by learning how to:

* use a variety of sentence starters

This week I have been focusing on how to write a drop-in clause

Here is an example of a drop-in clause

Mr Forman is our teacher.
He loves his red car.
Mr Forman, who is our teacher, loves his red car.

Mr Forman is the subject of the sentence.
We change ‘He’ to ‘who’
We place commas around the clause we ‘drop-in’

Here are two examples of a drop-in clause that I have created.

I rate my understanding level at 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
My confidence level with using these types of sentences independently in my writing is
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Friday, 6 May 2016

My writing Goals for term 2

IALT: Improve my writing by learning how to;

* organise my writing into paragraphs

* use a variety of sentence starters

* use the correct language features of a narrative-dialogue

Use a variety of sentence starters

To help me with this goal I am using a' Sentence starter  menu '

It will help my writing to more interesting and to hook the reader in more

Thursday, 14 April 2016


We learned about swimming with Lee-ane

So What?
Lee-ane taught us some swimming activities like the caterpillar, waving and many more.
I think I have improved on my swimming skill and confidence.

Now What?
I would like to

Friday, 18 March 2016



we did a sun art with Mrs Boston

So What

So we got a normal paper and draw a draft and then we used chalk on the black paper and then

Friday, 11 March 2016

my reading

This book I am currently  reading as part of my reading goal which is to be able to read for longer  periods of time and retain meaning.

My goal is also to read a variety of genre . This book is Fantasy . The next genre I am going to read is Mystery.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

year 6 camp


Last week the year 6 students went to Waipara for 3 day camp.

So what

At the year 6 camp we did Absalling and Raft building and other more. Something that i enjoyed is Raft building and swimming in the lake. Something that challenged me and I gave it my best is Absalling and my camp highlight is doing caiking.

I am going to use the skills and dispositions I developed on camp to help me throughtout the year.