Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Term 1 Novel Study Blog

This term I have been reading and studying the novel Fat Four eyed and useless

I found this novel exciting because I really wanted to find out more in the story when I was a quarter of the way through.

During the novel I had to complete two major assessment tasks. The first is an Explain Map which shows the consequences of a major event in the book. The second was a Describe++ Map (Inference map) which shows I how I have connected prior knowledge and other experiences to what I have been reading to make an inference.

  • Year 7/8  Standard
    • using several pieces of information to make inferences
    • using their prior knowledge, along with information in the text, to interpret abstract ideas, complex plots, and sophisticated themes
    • I can use a range of strategies, such as inferring, to work out more complex words.

Inference map

Explain map

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Superhero Narritive

                   Superhero Narrative

WALT make our own Superhero Narrative.

I enjoyed my superhero writing because I loved my characters names, my setting and i was using my writing as an example for the class. 

My next step is to add more details and info about the characters.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Year 6 cycle-safety

                                  Year 6 cycle-safety

We had cycle-safety this year in September.

My favourite part of cycle-safety was going on the road and learning about things on the way and my favourite thing to learn was learning about roundabouts.

My next steps are to learn to get everything right. 

Friday, 4 November 2016

Literacy Week

                                                          Literacy week

This week was Literacy week. 

My favourite parts of Literacy week was Golden Ticket hunt and the Dress up day. On Dress up I dressed up as a pirate which was Captain Jack Sparrow. 

My next step is to try all of the activities.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Kauri Athletics

WHAT ? This Wednesday and Thursday the Kauri team are having Athletics. 

SO WHAT ? My favourite sport would are high jump because I am really good at it, and discus because I am really good at too but i'm better at discus.

NOW WHAT ? My next steps are to try new activities like shot-put or long jump.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016


WALT improve my swimming skills !

I enjoyed learning new swimming skills !

I want to get better at swimming skills !

Friday, 8 July 2016

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 aquarium means that

I have learned that words that have the root spect- mean look / see. For example …

Now what?
I feel that I have a(beginning, good, really good, spectacular, an excellent) understanding of the root words aqua-, hydra-, and spect-