Thursday, 6 July 2017

Finding The Phases Of The Moon



WALT: accurately identify and organise the phases of the moon

My Reflection

I was able to read the description of the phases and match the text to the images of the moon and then recheck my words and images with my friends. The link between Matariki and the moon is Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. The second reason was Matariki comes after the second New moon after Winter Solstice

Next time I will first read through the description first before just guessing were everything goes and just placing things everywhere.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Queen's Birthday



WALT: understand passing on messages is important so we can understand why we celebrate

Learning Reflection

I was able to find a group of three and find the real meaning of Queen's Birthday and post it into a slide show. I needed to find who, what, when, how about the queen's Birthday. I think it is very important to pass the message correctly without any incorrect information otherwise the next people who read it will think that is correct, but actually is not true.

Next time I will read the information from the internet and put into my words that relate to the purpose  even more clearly than I have done in this slideshow

Monday, 26 June 2017

Venn Diagram



WALT: compare and contrast between two different characters in a venn diagram.

I was able to find the same things and different things between Leslie and Jessie.

Next time I will try to find the more detailed character traits between the two of them.

No Collar!



This is my story that I entered in the Barfoot and Thompson writing competition

Friday, 16 June 2017

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Multiplication Strategies



WALT: use a variety of multiplication strategies to solve problems

I was able to use place value partitioning, rounding and compensating and doubling and halving to solve all multiplication problems. I am now much more confident with my maths.

Next time I will try to solve harder problems in multiplication.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Barfoot and Thompson Young Authors Challenge Writing Competition.


Sukie and I wrote an amazing story which we have entered in the Barfoot and Thompson Young Authors Challenge Writing Competition. I hope that Sukie and my story get published!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, 29 May 2017

Birthdays Now and Then






WALT: To compare and contrast birthdays.

I was able to find the difference between 1967 birthdays and 2017 birthdays.

Next time I will  use the internet to see what games they used to entertain children at parties.

Using Quotation Marks

video

WALT:  use a wide range of advanced punctuation correctly

Reflection

I was able to identify what parts of my writing was speaking so I know when to use my quotation marks.

Next time I will... read the sentence correctly and use the speech marks correctly.


Monday, 22 May 2017

Bridge To Terabithia


WALT: make justified predictions from the scanning of the cover, title and blurb

I was able to find the similarities and differences. I could find the key words in the blurb and make a strong enough prediction to what will happen in the story.

Next time I will:

  • Look for key words that will help me make my prediction make more sence
  • Improve my infrience skills

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Anzac Day



WALT: to find and summarise information by choosing the most important information in a text and linking it back to the topic.

I was able to:
use my reading skills to help me find the main and important facts in each paragraph. I had to fins the important information and link it to Anzac. The facts that I find need to be the 6 most relevant, they need to be put in my own words.

Next time I will:

  • find more relevant ideas
  • put the ideas into my own words which mean the exactly the same



Friday, 7 April 2017

My Metaphors



My Reflection

This task was set for me to understand what is a metaphor is.

My Kennings Poem



WALT: Distinguish between relevant and irrelevant ideas for my Kennings poem.

Learning Reflection

I was able to find and use relevant and irrelevant ideas in my Kennings Poem.

Next time I will use more relevant ideas that directly relate to me.




Camp Merc Acrostic Poem



WALT: to edit and revise my Camp Merc writing for clarity and impact in response to feedback

Learning Reflection
I was able to make changes to my work. I changed the spacing between my sentences because Everest told me to.

Next time I will try to reflect on my work on my own or sit next to somebody who I know will help me and give me good feedback.


Did You Ever Poem


WALT:to use a thesaurus to make precise and interesting language choices.

Learning Reflection 

I first did not use a thesaurus but after I had finished I went back and used a thesaurus.

Next time I will get a thesaurus on my own without Mrs P telling me to.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

My Word Clarification Sheet



WALT: look on our own for new words to increase the amount of words we understand
Learning Reflection 

I was not able to actively increesse my knowledge of new vocabulary.

Next time I will have my computer ready to put all words in the spread sheet






Thursday, 30 March 2017

45 Letter Sounds




WALT: use different spelling strategies to increase my word knowledge

I had to learn all of the 45 letter sounds in the alphabet. The 45 sounds don't just come from one letter but sometimes come from a whole lot of really different letters. This helps me to use more words when I am writing stories.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Camp Merc Showcase




From the 1-3 of March the Year 6's went to Sir Peter Black Marine Education and Recreation Centre. We went for there days and slept for two nights. If we completed the full stay at camp Merc we get a certificate with our name on it. I am very happy I went to camp Merc

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Statistics




Walt : display data on histogram, tally chat
Walt : interpret information from histograms and tally marks eg. medium, mode, range, mean

I was able to put the data the we found into a tally chart and a histogram. I thought this was easy.

Here is some of the statics I interpreted:

  • The range for the first name scores was from 4 - 20
  • The range for the last name scores was from 2 - 21
  • The range for the full name scores was from 9 - 31
  • The most popular scores for the first name was 14
  • The most popular scores for the last name was 11
  • The most popular scores for the full name was 22.
  • The average for the first name scores was 10.34
  • The average for the last name scores was 10.79
  • The average for the full name scores was 21.13


The mode is the number that appears the most number of times. The median is the number that  is in the middle of the set of numbers. The mean is the average. You add up all the numbers then divide that number by how many numbers there were.

This is the video I watched to help me learn about mean, medium and mode.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Welcome Post


I am really excited to be in year 6 this year. My teacher is Mrs P.

My goals for this year is to:
  • be a councillor
  • be head girl
  • be in digi kids
  • be a peer mediator
  • to get lots of gold tokens for Matai!