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.

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