SW Canterbury Informational Report

WALT write an informational report about a resource found in the Canterbury area that is significant to the Maori.

NZ Tree Fern

images (46).jpgWhat are ferns?
Ferns are mostly a tropical group, and New Zealand has high number of species. We have about 200 species, ranging from 10 m high tree ferns.

What do ferns eat?
The fiddleheads of certain ferns are eaten as a cooked leaf vegetable. The most popular of these are  Western swordfern, Polystichum munitum, king of northwest ferns.

What colour are they?

Fern green is a colour that resembles ferns. A Crayola crayon named fern was created in 1998. The first recorded use of fern green as a colour name in English was in 1902.

What is a fern?

A fern is one of the most important NZ plants. The fern is a design that is used in Maori art a lot and is very important to the culture.

Where is a fern found?
The fern is found a lot of different areas. Tree ferns are found growing in tropical and subtropical areas, as well as rainforests in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and other island groups nearby.

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Term 4 Goal

Term 4 Learning Goal

My Learning Goal
I want to improve in Reading. I want to be able to read tricky words.
How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
  • Read more at home and school
  • Look at the letters
  • Look for patterns and sounds I know
  • Chunk the word into parts that I might know
  • Ask someone to help me if I don’t know the word (teachers, students, parents)
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?

When I can read tricky words on my own.
My Learner Qualities Goal
To be more resilient
How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
  • Ask for help when I need it
  • Keep trying even when it is hard
  • Have a growth mindset
  • Practice at home and at school
  • Don’t give up even if you want to
  • Keep positive when things get hard
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
I won’t give up on things when they get hard.
I’ll be asking more questions and for help when I need it.

Athletics Reflection 2017

2017 Athletics Reflection

Write your reflection on your participation, effort and performance in the 2017 Athletics competitions.

You could reflect on these questions.
  1. How well did I use a growth mindset to stay positive when the competition got tough?
  2. Did I manage to achieve my athletics goals and why/why not?
  3. In what ways did I represent my House well in the competition?
  4. What am I most proud of and why?

Start your writing here:

On Tuesday I wasn’t at school so I missed high jump, sprints and long jump events. On Wednesday I participated in shot put and discus.

1. It was hard missing most of the events on the first day but I came back on the second and got involved in shot put and discus. I kept a growth mindset by staying positive.

2. I was happy that I didn’t miss discus because that is my favourite event. My goal was to come in the top 2 for discus, I came in the top 5. I was happy with where I came. My goal for next year is to go to Zones in discus and maybe some other events too.

3. I got house points for participating in shot put and discus.

4. I am most proud of placing in the top 5 in discus.

Learner Qualities: Empathise and Communicate

Learner Qualities: Empathise and Communicate

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Share at least 3 example of how you have shown empathy recently. Add a photo if you can.
1.When I helped Felix when he feel over and I could feel the pane and what he was feeling at the time.
2.When I helped someone at math when they were stuck on a question.
3.When I helped Baxter on a question when he was doing kiVa.

Share at least 3 examples of how you have communicated in different ways this term. Add photos if you can.
  1. When we do circle time I always share how my lunch / morning tea time.
  2. I always share ideas when we are doing brainstorming.
  3. I always stick to the noise meter in the class.

Blog Post – Music

·    To compose and create a rap (with beat if possible) about bullying
I wake up in the morning don't want to go to school
They call me a fool but they think they're cool

They follow me down the street
On my way to school
and they call me a creep
I don’t know what to do

when I get to school
they push me on the grass
At 9 o clock the bell goes I don't want to go to class cause I know that
They are going to bully me fast
Bullying is not ok for you or me

Let’s stop..

bullying in the school
Should be gone forever
No it's not .

Math Term 3

My goal is to now the time tables

Family of Facts

8 x 7 =56
7 x 8 =56
56 ÷ 7 =8
56 ÷ 8 =7

4 x 15 = 60
15 x 4 = 60
60 ÷ 4 = 15
60 ÷ 15 = 4

11 x 10 = 110
10 x 11 = 110
110 ÷ 10 = 11
110 ÷ 11 = 10

12 x 11 = 132
11 x 12 = 132
132 ÷ 11 = 12
132 ÷ 12 = 11

14 x 5 =70
5 x 14 = 70
70 ÷ 5 = 14
70 ÷ 14 = 5

12 x 6 = 72
6 x 12 =72
72 ÷ 12 =6
72 ÷ 6 = 12

WALT Solve division problems with remainders

  • Sally has 39 biscuits that she wants to put in to packets of 5.

How many packets can she fill?  7 (5 x 7 = 35)
How many biscuits will she have left over? 4
Answer = 7 r 4

  • 17 children wanted to play soccer. There are 5 people in each team. How many teams were there and how many children would have to be reserves?
17 ÷ 5 = 3 r2 (3 x 5 = 15, 15 + 2 = 17)

book review

this is a link to the book review

Creatures from the Deep

I heard The cannons, the Choppers and the octopus.

I saw the octopus and the submarines heading into the octopus s cave.

I felt the Sea Spray and the Choppers.

I tasted the vomit coming up but i kept it in my mouth.

I Wondered Esther octopus would Rise.

Writing blog post

My goal is I can write content relevant to the task I can support my ideas with detail
What is my next learning step right 2 full Pages


At dance I enjoyed the the cha cha
I have been challenged by the hip hop cross turn
I have surprised myself by some of the moves
I learnt all the dances
 I found out I was a good dancer
I would now like to do hip hop

Term 1 2017 Goal Review and Next Steps

Term 1 2017 Goal Review and Next Steps
Name:Marshall tomkinson

Parent Goal(s)
Strategies I can use are:

  • Leadership
  • Continue his interest in IT

Stuck poster

Student Goal(s)
Strategies I can use are:

To be in the top groups for math
Reading + writing

Fouks on my work

Multicultural Week

This week I have participated actively in a range of learning experience around ‘Multicultural Week’

WHAT: I was involved in a range of learning experiences for Multicultural week. I learned how chopsticks to pick up jelly beans and marbles. Russia has 9 time zones.

I learnt about a building in Russia that was built with no nails.
I enjoyed doing chopsticks.
I was most fascinated by the dead sea in Israel.

A question I have is….
How old Israel?

Learning Plan Review

Learning Plan Review

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WALT follow the statistical enquiry cycle and conduct my own investigation


1.The most popular sport was football.
2. The least popular sport was basketball