Book character week

Red and White aka Read and Write
Celebrating: Where’s Wally’s 30th Anniversary and Dr Seuss’s 60th Anniversary

As part of Literacy Week there is a dress up day to come as your favourite book character.

Add a photo of you from the dress up day
Add a photo of the front cover of the book your character is from

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Who’s your favourite book character and why?

My favourite book characters Is hey Jack because the author is  a good writer and it is interesting.
He likes football like me and he doesn't like goalkeeper. He is fun and happy all the time.

Integrated Learning

Maui dolphins.
Maui dolphins are a mammal that lives in nz waters.
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What do maui dolphins eat?
Maui dolphins like to enjoy their meals of fish, squid, flatfish and cod. Maui dolphins find their fish and squid at midwater and on the floor they get flatfish and cod.

How big are maui dolphins?
Maui dolphins can grow to an average size females being 1.7 metres or more and males being smaller as a size of 1.4 metres in length.

How many maui dolphins are left?
Fishermen also catch and kill dolphins because they believe they eat too many fish and so the slaughter is a form of pest control. And five maui dolphins get killed each year. 40 years ago there was 1,800.

How long do maui dolphins live for?
They only live up to 20 years. This is a short lifespan compared to other dolphins and whales.
Why are the Maui dolphins endangered?
Maui dolphins are endangered because of the Japanese coming to New Zealand uninvited to kill Maui dolphins and whales.

Is the maui dolphin big or small?
Maui dolphins are the smallest dolphins in the world with the hector dolphins. Females grow to 1.7 m long in length.

How heavy are the Maui dolphins?
Maui dolphins are only weigh a small weight of 50kg!

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This is my diorama about Maui Dolphins

Term 4 Learning Goal

Term 4 Learning Goal

My Learning Goal
To get better at Writing in all areas. I want to increase my overall level.
How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
Having strategies in my learning.
Write more often - SSW at home and school.
Using my Asttle pathway to see which areas are strengths and which are gaps.
Using my National Standards tracking sheet to see which goals I need to work on.
Proofread my writing and make changes where needed.
Share my writing with my friends and ask feedback.
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
I will be better. And know lots more.
My Learner Qualities Goal
How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
Connect with other resources/people
Maintain the friendships that I have
Work with different people in the hub to get to know everyone
Talk to people
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
I will be connecting with more people.

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 someone was hurt I help them up.
2.I used empathy when someone got stuck I help them finish their work.
3.When someone does not get the test score they would like I use empathy.

Share at least 3 examples of how you have communicated in different ways this term. Add photos if you can.
1.I was communicating in my writing group by talking
2.I was communicating in my reading group useing devices

3.I was communicating in my math group by sharing ideas when we were problem solving.

Oakland School Learner Qualities

Oakland School Learner Qualities
Be Self Aware (Excellence Value): SML tasks

Be self aware
I know my learning goals.
I know how I learn best.
Think about and reflect on:
  • How have I been managing my time with completing my SML Tasks?
  • How well have I been completing them?
  • Have I been completing my MUST Dos each week?
  • Have I been organised enough to complete bonus tasks?

What is my learning goal?
IALT manage my time well so I complete all my “MUST Do” SML Tasks each week
What has been going well?

Getting at least 20 points SML
What have I been learning to do to get the tasks done?
Sitting by myself SO I can get on with my learning without getting distracted.
Which tasks have I completed well?  Why?

Mathletics because I get at least 1500 points
Which tasks have been challenging?  Why?
Blogging because I sometimes find it hard to decide what to write about my learning.
What are some other bonus tasks I would like to do?
My next step is……..
To get at least 22 points

Koru Art

WALT: Create artists inspired artwork.

One week ago I did my koru art I finished my in about 55 min 
Fisrt I had to use the chalk to outline the so the dye could sink into the chalk. We were inspired by the art of Raewy Harris to do koru art. It was fun to do art that again.

My next step is to make my art to have more detail and make sure it is not messy round the outside of the koru design and it is clean.

by Jack

PE: Relationships with individuals and groups


Maths Term 3

Family of Facts
Multiplication and division - Knowing multiplication facts will help you solve division problems - this is because they are opposites.


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 ✔


         Cha Cha

The cha cha at originates from Cuba The capital of Spain and It is an island
It was invented in 1950

is the name of a Latin American music and dance, of Cuban origin. It is dance music introduced by Cuban composer and violinist Enrique Jorrín in 1953. The rhythm was developed from a previous dance, the danzón, by a split fourth beat. The name is derived from the shuffling of the dancers

Photo of where cuba is..

   Hip Hop
Hip hop originates from New York city
Hip Hop was invented 1970 in a African American country                            
Here is a photo of new york city

Cha Cha people.

D.J Casper
Bryan Watson
Eddie Torres
D.R.A.M. Dram was born in Germany and raised in Hampton Virginia U.S. Hes name is Shelley :Marshaun Massenburg-Smith Herman Brood:

Moment in Time Writing

I turn on the tv and see “Breaking News” - “Boulders cracking on Lagoon.”Is that a place? In New Zealand at the bottom of the misty cool place on Stewart Island.
I can see the boulder cracking on the beach. There are millions of cracks on the egg as more and more eggs drop on the beach. The first egg keeps changing colour as I get closer to the boulder. I see a green light coming from  the boulder. I crept closer to the glowing egg” I think I can see the oozing of the egg it is green then it turns purple.

I can hear the crashing of the waves on the sand and the clicking of  the rocks that are on the beach. It is hard to hear the noise the  egg  is making. BANG it smashes into a hundreds of piece of rock.

I can smell the salty sea water in the air. As I breathe in the salty air, YUCK!, I find it hard to breathe with the disgusting smell.
I can feel the soggy and squishy seaweed under my feet as I walk further and further into the water.  As the rocks descends into the water I walk in closer to them.

I can taste the salty sea water from then spray coming off the waves. I stand in the water. As  the water smashes against my feet from the moving waves the sand quickly disappears from under my feet.

The boulder crash sighting is over know as I walk back home back to my miserable life.
By Jack  

Integrated Learning

WALT describe ideas about school design.
The school idea I am presenting curved walls.
I am presenting this by making a diorama in my work.
I think the school should use this idea because it has more leaning spaces.

Strand maths

We have learnt how to measure different objects.
Three units of measurement I know about are mm
cm and m.

My writing goal

My writing goal is to: Slope more in my writing.
Something I will do to achieve this is by correcting my work.

Reading - Our Class Novel

As a class we read Best Mate by Michael Morpergo The best thing 
About this book was he got to see Patrick.
A question I have for the author is why do you all ways write about animals 
I am feeling great to start reading the BFG.

My CARE Goal

My CARE Goal is to be on time.

Comic Book

WALT: use Comic Book to show what we have been doing with our learning.

Jack Simpson's Journal

Shrapnel Valley, Gallipoli

18 May 1915

Today I survived my 23rd day of war.  Me and Duffy took 

38 wounded down the hillside to the beach.  We are 


Today we had the worst day ever.  I had to work in 

smelly clothes.  I stink!  I had to go right to the battle 

front to get the wounded men.

Duffy and I are so tired and I want to go home.  It is 30 

degrees and I’m exhausted from going up the narrow 

path to get to the fighting.

I hate the blood and grit on my hands and I am 


I want to go home. 

Welcome Post

Welcome to my blog for 2015. Thisyear


We are learning to solve addition and subtraction problems in lots of different ways.
We play group box games to help us practice this.


I am learning to edit my work neatly. This makes it easier to read.


I am learning to: Write to persuade.

I can do this when I can:
- Make a statement.
- Give reasons to back up my statement.
- Use punctuation correctly.
- Check my writing.

My next step is to: give more reasons to back up my statement.


We are showing the Key Competency 'Managing Self' by being creative and sharing with others.

Term 3


We are learning to : write a description.
We can do this when we: record our idea's in order, include our senses, use interesting words, check our writing and use punctuation correctly.

My next step is to: edit my writing and fix my spelling errors.


We are learning to : identify words from a story.
My next step is to: try and stay focused for a longer period of time so I can finish my work.


We are learning to : use repeated addition.
My next step is to: use this strategy with word problems.

Integrated Topic Term 3

We are learning to: participate and contribute with creativity.


I am learning to participate and contribute. I shared the keyboard with others.