Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Final Post

I have loved 2017!!!!!!! It was an amazing year with loads of exciting and enjoyable moments that I will remember for years to come. My friends have been the most amazing bunch of people that I will remember forever and ever. My teachers this year are super supportive and I thank all the teacher who have left and are still here. I hope that whatever I have learned will stay in my mind until I get a job and maybe will stay with me even past my job years.

Auggie's Classroom

WALT: convert different lengths into meters
 I was able to draw out an irregular shape and give each side of the shape and decimal number in meters. I was able to add up all the decimal numbers and show my working. I thought the drawing and the numbering was a bit tricky but the working out was easy for me.

Next time I will try to do either a harder irregular shape or make the numbers harder. Next time I can try to make a estimate which is a tiny bit more accurate that the estimate I have drawn in my drawing.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Wonder Language Features

WALT: recognise and understand specific language features

I was able to listen carefully to the words and phrases in the story Wonder. I was able to take my take my time and think carefully about the different language features that the author used. I was also able to understand the meanings of different language features.

Next time I can try to re-read the part in the story where I thought there was a specific language feature. Next time I could try to use sticky note to remember what each language feature meant.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Precious McKenzie

Walt :Edit my Precious McKenzie writing independently to identify errors and get my work ready for Book Creator publishing.

I was able to use a dictionary/internet to correct my spelling errors. I was able to find the words that had red lines under them and I went and corrected my spelling mistakes.I was able to make sure I had used capital letters in the right places eg. names, places, beginning of sentences. I was able to use full-stops at the end of my sentences. I was able to re-read my sentences to make sure no words were missed out and my sentences made sense.

Next time I can check and edit my work as soon as I finish one sentence.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Kindness Acrostic Poem

WALT: use new words to suit my acrostic poem

I was able to use many new words in my poem. I was able to use a thesaurus to find more interesting words to use in my acrostic poem. The new words in my acrostic poem are:

  • Precept
  • Sensational
  • Encouraging
  • Balckout
  • Delingtful
  • Treated
  • Noticeable
  • Increse 

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

John Pule Art

This is my John Pule art. This art idea is inspired by the Nuiean artist  John Pule. This year Elm Park School is turning 50 and we needed to draw symbols that relate to our Elm Park School journey.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Monday, 18 September 2017


WALT:locate, select and evaluate text for speciļ¬c information including internet sources

I was able to research diabetes from the internet and change the internet words into my words. I found that sometimes the research that the internet gave was a bit hard to understand, but after reading through the paragraph the words started to make sense.

Next time I will read through the paragraph properly and correctly the first time round. Next time I can try to be more consistent and focused on the task I was doing on Diabetes.

Ghost Maths

WALT: Use a calculator with accuracy

I was able to press the correct numbers the second time round when I rewrote the equation. I was able to press the numbers firmly so that the number showed upon the calculator screen. I was able to enter the plus and minus and equal sign when it was needed. I was able to press the equal sign only once so my equation does to double.

Next time I will try to add up the easy numbers like 60 x 4 in my head and not using a calculator. Next time I will try to avoid using the calculator for easy things. Next time when I make a mistake in my calculations I can click CE and then the plus sign to go back to my previous number. Next time I will try  to look at the screen every time I put a number in.

Speech Persuasive Words

WALT: Detrimentally choose words to create an affect on the audience

I was able to write my speech using persuasive words and emotive words in my speech. I wasn't aware that I used persuasive words until I went back and read through my speech.

Next time I will try to use more emotive and persuasive words in my speech. Next time I will try to remember to put some descriptive words in my speech.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Ghost's Thoughts

WALT: to create and drawing and show what Ghost was thinking when he was racing.

I was able to take my memory back to the book and think of the sentences Ghost was thinking at the time.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Dance Celebrations

WALT:understand that people celebrate in different ways

I was able to find all dances from across the world and write down the sort of dances they do and write a dance move spelling out the word dance.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Facts On Usain Bolt

WALT:locate and evaluate information about Usain Bolt on the internet
I was able to find 5 facts on Usain Bolt and put them into my own words. I found most of the facts from a website on the internet.

Next time I try to make the facts I find and try and make them into my own a tiny bit more clearly them I have do this time. I did find it hard to look for the relevant facts to put in my slideshow.

Making A Prediction About "Ghost"

WALT: make a prediction based on the cover and blurb of Ghost by Jason Reynolds

I was able to make a prediction on the book Ghost and  predict why the author chose the pictures and what illustrations I would use if I was the illustrator.

Next time I will try to give a more detailed explanation if needed but if not give a fine explanation.

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

WALT:  use a wide range of advanced punctuation correctly


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


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 digikid kids
  • be a peer mediator
  • to get lots of gold tokens for Matai!
  • to get a principals award 
  • to get to at least 90 ticks