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Friday, August 4, 2017

Learning how to write reports about a scientific experiment.

Kia ora.
We are having a science fair this term so we needed to learn how to write a report about a scientific experiment. Our teachers chopped a piece of scientific writing into bits and we had to sort them out into the right order. We had to match the structure clues with the correct sentences and paragraphs. It was tricky. When we were finished we used the report to carry out a floating and sinking experiment using Blutack.
The Blutack wouldn’t float unless we squeezed  it into the shape of a boat. It was fun. Here is a picture.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Scientific writing

Kia ora
We are learning how to read and write scientific reports. We have been doing experiments and writing about them. This is a reading activity we did. We had to be able to match a title for a report with a wondering question.

Freezing Water.
What will happen when you mix vinegar and baking soda?
Floating and Sinking.
What will happen to an ice cube if you take it out of the freezer?
Kitchen Chemistry.
Which materials make the best insulators?
Disappearing Water.
What happens when you put a container of water into a freezer?
Keep Your Cool.
What will happen to a puddle of water on a hot day?
Ice Cube Experiment.
Does Blutack float?

Monday, June 19, 2017

My basic facts progress.

Kia ora

Here is my basic facts progress for this year. In Term 1 I was working on Stage 5 and I got a score of 46/60. In Term 2, my basic facts score for Stage 5 was 50/60. I need to works a lot harder on my basic facts each day.


Learning Journey 2017

Learning Journey 2017


Reading
At age level
Term      1      2     3      4

Spelling -
Grade Spelling
Term   1      2      3     4  

Maths
Stage 6 by end of Year 5
End Stage 6 by end of Year 6
14.5-15+











Stage 7




14-15yrs









Stage 6

E6


13.5-14




5




Stage 5




13-14 yrs




4




Stage 4




12.5-13




Essential List
Term 1   2    3    4
Stage 2-3




12-13yrs




8




Term
1
2
3
4
11.5-12.5




7

`7.2


Writing - Expected Levels
Year 5 - 3B by the end of Year 5
Year 6 - 3A by the end of Year 6
11-12yrs




6




10.5-11.5




5




Term
1
2
3
4
10-11yrs




4




Level

3B


9.5-10.5




3
3.1




9-10yrs




2




Basic Facts
1
2
3
4
8.5-9.5yrs




1




Stage
5
5


Friday, June 16, 2017

Fun Friday

                                                                    Kia Ora

Today we are doing and we have been setting up Fun Friday. Fun Friday is the day at lunch everyone gets to play games that the seniors set up. This is only half of our group though. We are doing ring toss for our activity. Our group names are Nero, Tae, Shannon, Mossese, Lukas, Enzo, and of course me. If you don't know what Ring Toss it is a game where you throw rings and try get them onto a pole.



Friday, June 2, 2017

Onesie & Pyjamas Day

                                                                                Kia ora,

Today was onesie & pyjamas day at school. it was animal themed . I didn't wear  any animal themed stuff but I wore my fluffy Iron Man pyjamas though.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Camp recount

                                   Camp
We are learning to do success criteria's with similes and metaphors



“YAY!” I yelled just when I walked into the gates. It  was finally the day that I went to camp as a year three. Later that day we were told to go line up at the gate. When I heard that we had to go line up I got revved up like a  motorbike.


Vroom!!  I got paired with Terei and Shannon and Terei’s dad drove as fast as a ferrari. When I saw the trampolines I thought they were giant bouncy cotton candy. Once we had a small look around we were told to go into the gigantic main hall. It was the colosseum.


After all that we were allowed to play on the trampolines and slide down the huge green grassy hill. It was the best day ever.

By Jack M-P