Sunday, 27 November 2016

Maori Whakatauki Market Day

Description: We recently had market day here is a Whakatauki we learned. A Whakatauki is a maori proverb. We learnt this one because it relates to market day and is working as a group...
Ehara taki toa, he takitahi, He toa taki tini
Our task was to say what this means in our own words and say why it relates to market day...
I think that it means that you share your success with everyone not just yourself.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Athletics Reflection

What was the most enjoyable part of athletics for you? I really enjoyed the high jump, because it is my favorite event in athletics I really enjoy high jump because I love the feeling of clearing the pole after you have jumped, and the thrill of running flying through the air.

What are you really proud of? Why?
I am really proud of myself for coming first in long jump and high jump because last year I came 2nd and 3rd (Aria bet me) and I thought that would again but I surprised myself.
What was the most challenging part? Why?
The eight hundred meter run was definitely the hardest because I am not used running long distances and can sometimes not pace myself.

Where to now? What are your goals for next time? Why do you want to focus on this?
I would like to get better at running long distances so I can get into the top 5 next year I want to focus on this because I am already good at the short distance and don't need to improve right now.

This is the Massey track where our athletics was held:

                                       This is the year 5 girls after the 800 meter run:

Monday, 14 November 2016


Description: For maths Jame's group have been doing inquiry's, Emily and I researched the price of cheese compared to the price of cheese 10 years ago, we made a presentation about our inquiry here it is...


ET Reo

Description: Every Monday afternoon half of poutama do ET Reo (Elly Troy Reo) with Elly and Troy . This term we have been preparing for market day and we wanted to be able to greet people and tell them about our product in Maori, so we made movies explaining how to say these things, I worked with Sophie and Bella to make a puppet pals. There are a few mistakes and next time we would do it to a higher quality, but we ran out of time. Here is our movie...


Sunday, 13 November 2016

Persuasive Writing

In writing we have been learning how to persuade others to buy our product. We were given a small box, that we made a use for, Sophie and I decided that it should be a teleporter, then we wrote an add in our book, next we recorded it, here it is.


Book Buddies

This term we are carrying on with book buddies.
But Book Buddies has changed a little bit I am still with Bella but this time we have different books my book is called eighty dollar champion wich is about a horse that Harry bought for eighty dollars and he becomes a champion show jumper, here is our slide

PrEP/Market Day

9/11/2016: This term we are having a market day. Market day is on the 11 of november. I'm in a group with Bella and Tabitha. Our product that we were selling is soap dough which is a dough that you can play with and you can take a pinch you can wash your hands with it. 14/11/16: Now that market day is done I am going to tell you a bit about how it went. Pretty much everybody sold out including us. We made a great profit of around $66! It was very busy and there were lots of people pre-ordering our product. All together we made $2406!! We have filled in a slide of our reflection. Here it is...

Monday, 7 November 2016

PAT Tests

Description: This term we did another PAT test to see where we were at and what we needed to work on, I am a stanine 6 which means I am above the average score for year six's. I got 23 out of 41 and I need to work on my number strategies, here is my test results in a graph.



Monday, 24 October 2016

Buddy Time!

Description: Every Tuesday afternoon my class has buddy time, where we get together with another class (our buddy class) and every term we get new buddy's, this term my buddy is Leila. We did a task with our buddy's so we could get to them, so we downloaded an app called MSQRD, we used it to swap faces.


Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Risk Taking

Description: This term some of the year Six's worked with the teachers from Ashurst school, then came back and taught us what they had learnt, they had been learning about risks, so they taught us about taking risks in our learning, he gave us a sheet of risks and we had to number them from most risky to least risky (9 being the least risky 1 being the most risky) my most risky thing was asking a question that supports my learning. Then we made an action plan we wrote down our risk, the things\resources that we would need to complete the risk and any strategies that would help, here is mine.

These are my risks:
This is my action plan:


Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Art Portfolio Sample 2016

Description: This term we have been doing calendar art and we have been doing self portraits and what we like. The first we had to think about what represents us and draw the ideas down. The second stage was draw our ideas onto A3 card. The third stage was to practiced using paint and pastel for our backgrounds. The fourth stage was to practice drawing our self portrait and after that we had a practice we got some card and drew the real thing. The last thing we did was the background. We used paint pastel and dye to make the background look effective. Here is a slide showing some effects we used and the finished piece.


Feedback\Feedforward: Wow Tabitha really like your art but I think that you could work on your shading but other wise you did a really good job.
- Sophie B

Evaluation: I think I could work on my shading in, of people that I draw, but I did my best and at the end of the day that's what matters most.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

ET Reo Portfolio Sample 2016

Description: In ET Reo we have been learning about Whakatauki's. A Whakatauki's Is a Maori proverb. A proverb is a meaningful quote to live off and be inspired by. We learnt 2 Whakatauki's. One was He Aha Mea Nui o Te ao? He Tangata He Tangata He Tangata. (What is the most important thing in the word? The people, the people, the people) I am going to be telling you about what we did for that one. So we decided that it was about the people and we are people so we did a self portrait of our selves. And we thought we need to spice up this one wall in the class room so we painted the quote on paper and then stuck our people around it here is a picture of it...


Feedback\Feedforward: Tabitha you have a great finished product and great pronunciation of the proverb. I agree you did need a lot of help drawing but you did as much as you could and most importantly you didn’t give up and as a result of that have a great finished result. 
Bella M

Evaluation: This task was a challenge for me because I have never drawn a person in my life so I needed a lot of help, but I tried my best and strived for excellence. Thanks Bella for helping me draw.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Writing Portfolio Sample 2016

Description: This term we have been doing writing, we were split into three different groups Elly's writing Troy's writing in Nic's writing. Each group was focusing on different goals Elly's was focused on sentences, Nic's group was focused on organizing ideas, and Troy's groups was focused on words.
I am in Elly's group, we made a slide to show what we have learnt.


Feedback\Feedforward: Good work Tabitha I really like your sentences but next time you could add some more detail.
- Sophie B

Evaluation: Thanks for the the feedback Sophie, I think that I could improve on adding more detail, so my sentences hook people in.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Book Buddies Portfolio Sample 2016

Description: This term we have been doing book buddies I am in Bookapedia  so Suzanne divided us into groups, we were in groups with people that have the same goal, then in our groups we chose our buddie I chose Bella, every week we have to have a discussion with our buddies and our coach to make sure that we are on track.


Monday, 15 August 2016

Mathex Portfolio Sample 2016

Description: Every year something called Mathex is held at the Awapuni race course, Mathex is when 50 of the top mathmetions in the Manawatu get into groups of four organized by the math teacher of each school James the deputy principal organized our teams there were two year five teams, two year six teams and the reserves I was a year six reserve. There are two parts the practical where you have a sheet of questions that you need to answer in 15 minutes then there's the quick fire you get one question at a time once you have completed on the runner hands it in you get 3 chances before you automatically move on you have 15 minutes for this part as well. One of the year six teams finished 20th and the other team finished 39th, one of the year five teams finished 2nd and the other team finished 21st. James gave us a number of tests to decide how was going to go, he looked at how we worked in a team and our ability to solve problems. We practiced every day till it was time to compete, we did lots of quick fire maths and practical here is an example question.


Feedback\Feedforward: Tabitha I think you did a good job at practices and even though you were a reserve you keep trying and strived for excellence. I think you have improved so much in your maths ring I'm Mathex like me! Next time maybe you could have practiced more at home. Go Tabs! -Zara

Evaluation: Thanks for the feedback Zara, next time I could try harder in practices and be in an actual Mathex team instead of just being a reserve, but I have learnt a lot over the past 3 weeks and I think that I have improved maths skills and teamwork skills.  

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Discovery Time Sample 2016

Description: Every Monday instead of doing reading and maths we do discovery time, this is time too try new things and be creative in what you create, last Monday I was making pompoms on my fingers then we had an idea to make a gigantic pompom with two otimons and string it didn't work but now we know that it doesn't work, and at least we tried.


Monday, 4 July 2016

Cloud Writing

Description: This week we have been writing about clouds who named the why were they named, we watched a video then we took notes on a burger plan we then began our draft.


These are all the different cloud types:

Cirrus, Stratus and Cumulus why are clouds called that why are they named in the first place who named them, have you ever thought about it wondered? Well if you have read this to find out more.

Luke Howard was a pharmesist but he had a passion for clouds he wanted to be a meteorologist but he was so busy watching the clouds the only class he payed attention in was Latin and because of that he acutely had a good understanding of clouds because he observed them so much he built a understanding.

He found out that clouds have many shapes but few forms such as cirrus which means hair in latin you see Cirrus clouds high in the air on sunny days, Stratus which means layer or sheet wich you can see on alright days in the low section of the sky and lastly Cumulus wich means heap or pile in Latin this is also a low cloud, so there you have it Luke Howard named the clouds that we see in the sky today. 

SLC Reflecton

Description: Yesterday I had my student led conference with Troy and my mum. The teachers gave us some questions to answer about my SLC.


1) How do you think you did on your SLC? What was the highlight?
Having the chance to share my learning with my mum, because I don't get todo that very often and since that was last SLC at school I wanted to make it memorable. 

2) What did you do differently to make your SLC stand out?
Well I think that I made mine stand out by sharing my learning without looking at the post really sharing for the heart.

3) How will you make your Home Led Conference in Term 3 be awesome? What things might you do to make it awesome?
I could make it interesting by making them feel like they are part of the learning weather it be asking them questions in a different language or simply asking themmaths questions. 

Monday, 27 June 2016

Algerbra Maths

Description: This week we have been looking at algebra, James wants us to be able to write patterns mathematically we did a worksheet to helps.



Douglas Park Sports Exchange

Description: A few weeks ago a school from Masterton came to palmy for a sports exchange(Last year we went there).We competed in a series of events like Rugby, Soccer, Hockey, Netball and Basketball.I played Netball in the B team and I made a video asking some questions here it is...



Description: Last week all of troy's whanua class have been doing seed-to-table. We will be doing it for the next 3 weeks. Last week we did minestrone soup with Focaccia  bread and for dessert we had self sauce and pudding.
The next week we had corn fritter and for dessert we had apple crumble
The next week we had spaghetti and meatballs and for dessert we had dutch pear and apple tarts

For science we are trying to figure out away to manipulate plants into growing in winter and we have chose to change one thing in the way they grow. So what we are doing is keeping the pots they grow in the same the place the grow the same how many seeds go in each pot and what type of seeds go in it and lastly we are keeping how much water we pt in there the same. The thing we will be changing is the temperature of the water. I am working with Bella, Zara and Libby

here is our slide...


Description: Last week all of troy's whanua class have been doing seed-to-table. We will be doing it for the next 3 weeks. Last week we did minestrone soup with Focaccia  bread and for dessert we had self sauce and pudding.
The next week we had corn fritter and for dessert we had apple crumble
The next week we had spaghetti and meatballs and for dessert we had dutch pear and apple tarts

For science we are trying to figure out away to manipulate plants into growing in winter and we have chose to change one thing in the way they grow. So what we are doing is keeping the pots they grow in the same the place the grow the same how many seeds go in each pot and what type of seeds go in it and lastly we are keeping how much water we pt in there the same. The thing we will be changing is the temperature of the water. I am working with Bella, Zara and Libby

here is our slide...

Sea Turtle Writing

Description: This term our writing has been around sea turtles, first we watched a video so we could learn about sea turtles then we made a plan, so we knew what we were going to write about, then we started our drafts.


Here is my writing

Sea turtles have been around for 150, 000, 000 every 20 years females lay 1000 eggs on the beach they bury them high up on the beach so that the tide doesn't wash them away, out of 1000 eggs 800 hatch 400 make it to the water the other 400 get killed by crabs and seabirds because they can’t look after themselves, 200 make it to maturing age and 20 lay eggs 2 survive pollution that's a 96% chance of surviving.

Growing up. It’s not easy when you're a sea turtle you have no friends your on your own you die it’s over you didn’t help repopulate another turtle dead.

Babies. As small as the palm of your hand came from the size of a dinner table not fast enough to run away from the deadly predators of the sea, scared and lonely.

Sea turtles must have a hard life, I for sure wouldn’t want to be one.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

E Te Reo Portfolio Sample

Description: Every Monday afternoon poutama splits into two groups half got to Kapa Haka and the other half stay and learn Te Reo Maori with Elly and Troy, I chose to do Te Reo Maori, we have been learning the song Aotearoa by Stan Walker, we have also been learning the names of food at the dinner table I made flash cards to help me learn this.


Here is the song we learnt

Good job Tabitha, you doing really well. Next time you could make a kahoot for others to play and then you can help others learn too.
- Sophie B

Thanks for the feedback Sophie I will work on that next time, I think that I am improving heaps by playing kahoots and playing with my flash cards.

Monday, 20 June 2016

SportsStart Portfolio Sample

Description: Twice a week the teachers take us down to the courts to something called sports start where we learn lots of good skills for playing things like netball and basket ball there are two main games that we play, color rounders and rainbow strike.

Color Rounders:
First you have 4 hula hoops set up in a circle with a ball in each hoop and a bat in one, there are 8 people playing in each game 4 people stand in each hula hoop and the others are fielders they stand in between each hoop. One of the fielder bowls to the person with the bat once they have hit the ball, everybody in the hoop run around in circles until the fielder get the ball, as the people in the hoops run around one person count how many hoops they got, once every body has had a go at batting you switch roles.

Rainbow Strike:
First split into two teams one fielding one batting, (this game must be played on a court with three thirds) one of the fielders bowl and the first one in line on the batting team bats, if it lands in the first third that's 1 point if it lands in the second third that 2 points and if it lands in last third that's 3 points, once everybody has batted switch roles.

One of the games is called gateways and in gateways there are a whole bunch of cones on the court making lots of little gateways and in each gateway there is a type of throwing device.
There could either be a ring or a mini bean bag, once you have thrown the device 10 times back and fourth you switch partners and gateways.


Feedback\Feedforward: great work Tabitha you did really well I love how you have gone really in depth with the description Next time you could work on your ball skills and practise your batting! but other than that well done
 -Bella M

Evaluation: Thanks for the feedback Bella I will work on that next time, I think that my skills in batting and catching have improved a lot since we started sports start I think I could work on batting and aiming. 

Monday, 6 June 2016

X - Country

Description: Today we have X-Country at Skogland park, the year 6's are 2K our task was to set a S.M.A.R.T goal for Cross-Country, mine is to come in the top ten, I am going to achieve this by not stoping, and pacing myself along the way.

Sunday, 29 May 2016


Description: Last week we did a test to see what we need to work on, I got 32%, which means I need to practice more because I haven't improved since my last test.


Seed2Table Reflection

Description: Every Friday Troy's whanou class, go's to the hall with Elly and makes food for lunch and explores science.
I think that the soup could of had more flavour, but the bread was amazing and the pudding was the BEST, my experiment is ready, and I think that this will help the plants survive the Winter.   

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Maths Portfolio Sample

Description: In Poutama we are all in different maths groups, I am in James maths group, we have been working on a fraction checkpoint to see what we need to work and so James can write our reports. Here is my completed fraction checkpoint


I like the way you showed different strategies to work out each answer. Next time you could show your learning more in some of the answers you worked out.
- Emily. S

Thanks for the feedback Emily, I will work on those things next time.
I think that did pretty well and I completed every question without too much help, but I could still work on some things.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Bookapedia Term 2 Research Skills

TITLE: skimming and scanning

WALT: create criteria to evaluate sources


A good source:

-has a good reputation, be from a trusted expert

-not ask you for private information or have virus warnings

-contain the keywords/information you are looking for

Skill 2:
TITLE: Summarising

WALT: Persist to find information to gain a wider perspective


You wouldn't want to be a....
I would NOT want to be a mammoth hunter because, you would be forced to kill something innocent everyday. I would hate to be scared every day by my job, and chances are that you will die from hypothermia, which is a horrible way to die.

 Skill 3:
TITLE: Notetaking
WALT: Organize our notes to make connections and find gaps

Feedback\Feedforward: Tabitha you have done really well at summarising and you have nearly filled up your tree wich means you have been to lots of different sites to gather this info!Next time you could find lots of different strategies to summarise because it doesn't seem like you did great in the first task.
- Bella M

Evaluation: Thanks for the feedback Bella, I think that I have improved my skills at notetaking I have used a range of sites and got the most important parts of the facts, I could improve on finding new strategies to summarise like Bella said.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Weather Inquiry Portfolio Sample

Description: This term poutama has been doing inquiry every Friday, Troy's class is doing weather, Elly's class is doing seed2table and Nic's class is doing The Moon, I am in Troy's class, Then we chose what we wanted to focus on, next we chose an experiment, around what we wanted to focus on, I was learning about the seasons and why they change, my experiment was to make dew and frost.
In the can on the left I put water and ice in the can on the right I put salt and Ice, to form dew on the left and frost on the right.

Here is a link if you want to do it at home

I think you did well except you could be a bit more specific on everything you talk about and in the post you could give a reasoning  to why you think seasons are different now compared to before when you knew nothing about it.
- Bella M

Next time I could stir the salty can a bit better, but otherwise I saw dew and frost, so a successful experiment.  

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Japanese Portfolio Sample

Description: This term the year 6's are learning Japanese with Kelly, (room 5 teacher) every Thursday afternoon, I am really enjoying it and am passionate about Japan, we have learnt how to count to ten in Japanese and how to introduce ourselves.


Tabitha you are great and very fluent you are a quick learning and I can tell you are going to do great things with this there really is nothing I can see that you need to improve on except for practise!

Thanks for the feedback Bella, I think I am doing well, I can now introduce myself count to twenty and write my name in Japanese, and I am also practicing every day, I think I am on the right track to speacking fluent Japanese. 

Monday, 16 May 2016


Description: Every day we have to write a sentence using different types of writing today's task was to write a sentence using a metaphor here is mine.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH” the human slipped and fell off the cliff edge.

Science (Clouds)

Description: Every week we take a photo of the clouds and put them into our cloud diary here is mine for today.


Tuesday, 10 May 2016


Description: This term I took a spelling test to see if I knew all 300 essential words, I got only one wrong so I don't need to practice this in litracy.


Evaluation: I think that I did well and the word that I did get wrong I know, it was time pressure so I need towork on not being overwhelmed by time. 


Description: For inquiry we have been looking at the clouds, and what type of clouds there are in the sky, we takes photo from the same spot everyday to see the changes.


Monday, 9 May 2016

Maths 7

Description: In my workshop we were looking at fractions and how you don't have to split it into tiny bits.


Red 1 With Scott

Description: Today in my workshop we got into pairs and read two different books then we compared the similarities and differences, we wrote them down in our think books.


Evaluation: I think that I did well but I could have drawn it evenly.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Maths Week 2

Description: Today I worked on my mixed, proper and improper fractions, I think that I know this know as knowledge and I don't need to work on this any more.


Evaluation: I think that I don't need to practice this any more because I gotten out of ten on the quizzes .

Red 1

Description: Today in my workshop we were looking at descritive sentences, we had to recreate a sentence.


Evaluation: I think I need to work on making my sentence more descritive.


Description: Last week we had to write a poem to see if our handwriting was fast, legible and accurate,      then we rated our selves on a 1-4 basis, I ranked myself a three, but I would like to get a bit faster when I write.


Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Maths 4

Description: In my workshop we were looking at equivelant fractions and ratio's I learnt that that there are so many fractions that are the same but look different.


Evaluation: I know that know this but it's not knowledge yet, I think I need to work on this a bit more to make it knowledge.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016


Description: Today we learnt about converting fractions into mixed fractions.


Evaluation: I learnt what mixed fraction is but I still need more practice to make it knowledge.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Maths Week One

Description: Today for independent work I did some quizzes on fractions I worked on improper, proper and mixed fractions. 
Today in my workshop we looked at solving unit fractions of a set like

Solve the unit of a set.
e.g. 8 is 1/3 of ?

Solve the non-unit of a set.
e.g. 4 is 2/3 of ?


Evaluation: I think I know my proper and improper fractions but I need to work on my mixed fraction.

Graffiti Art

Description: One day last term my teacher Troy was sick, so we had a reliever in his name was Chris. The task was to make some grafiti art first we mastered the letters then we added features lastly we used paint to colour it in.


Next time I could put in more time and effort into it but I still completed the task in time.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Maths Week 1

Description: Today I learnt about proper and improper fractions, I learnt that if the denominator is smaller than the nominator then it is a improper fraction.


I think that I need to work on this a bit more but I still learnt something new.

Labels Post

I am setting up labels for the term

Thursday, 14 April 2016


Description: In maths we were given some tasks to do I worked with Emilee to complete these tasks tack a look, see if you can work out which one we got wrong can you find the answer?


Tuesday, 12 April 2016

SLC Reflection

Description: After our SLC we reflected on how it went what we felt what challenged us our highlights and some facts.


Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Star Tests

Description: Every year we do a star test to see what our next goal is, today we got our results, we decided what our next goal is based on what we got wrong on the test I got 47 out of 50 we also looked at the stanine that is based on our score, the average numbers are 4,5,6 if you are over that then you don't really need help if you are under that then you need help. I don't have anything to work on, on the year 6 test so I did the year 8 test and I am still waiting on results....