Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Te Reo Maori Marae Blog Post

This term we have been learning all about the Marae. We have learned that…….

  • The Marae is an important focal point for the community.
  • The Marae is a place where tradition and customs can be carried out.
  • The Marae is a place where people can express their values with dignity.
  • There are many kawa ( protocols) that prevail on the marae.
  • Marae kawa (protocols) can differ between maraes and iwi.

We have focused on some key concepts when doing this learning.
These are listed and explained in the table below.

Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
The correct way, custom, procedure, of doing things 
Welcoming ceremony on a marae 
Tangata whenua
Local people connected to the marae either through assoction or by genealogy
Visitors to a Marae
Home base on a marae, Rights and Obligations
Family connection, Belonging, Relationship
Care for someones well being, Respect given to elders
Love, Respect, Giving, Hospitality, Concern

See this video for an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of people on a marae.

Something I would like to learn more about the marae is... What they do in the marae? Do you have to ask to go to a marae, or do you just go?

Thursday, 22 September 2016

WALT apply the techniques of improvisation to a range of different scenarios.

improvisation TECHNIQUES that I have used successfully are,listening and paying attention ,trusting my partner that i am budded with

Improvisation TECHNIQUES that I would like to have more practice at is yes and

The thing that I enjoyed most about this unit of learning was the games because they where fun but they where still teaching us something

The thing that I found most challenging during this unit of learning was trying to think of a character for the games because there was lots of characters to choose from

My favorite improvisation game was party quirks because its my favorite game and its very interesting to see the host to try and figure out what the guests character is

My next step/ something I need to work on further  in improvisation is to get the hard parts to challenge myself because i usually get the really easy parts

Thursday, 1 September 2016

I can apply my knowledge of adverbial clauses and connectives to see how ideas are linked in texts.

Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 11.04.56 am.pngI can apply my knowledge of adverbial clauses and connectives to see how ideas are linked in texts.

For reading I have been learning about adverbial clauses. I have found this learning… kind of easy because… i catched up to it really easily and it was really fun too.

In this activity (link to adverbial clause activity), I had to.. copie and paste the sentences down at the bottom of each few sentences


I can recognise and understand a variety of grammatical constructions and some rhetorical patterns

I can recognize and understand a variety of grammatical constructions and some rhetorical patterns

In this unit I have been learning about:
  • The parts of speech.
  • The types of nouns.
  • The types of sentences.

In this unit, I found challenging…was finding out what kind of words where in the category

Something new I learnt was... what a statement is and a exclamation is
this is some of my learning that i did
can identify the types of nouns 2
 can define the types of nouns
can identify types of sentences 
I can define the types of sentences
I can define the parts of speech

Monday, 8 August 2016

Yr 7/8 structures and features of text blog post

WALT: I can recognize and understand the features and structures of a wide variety of text types and forms.

The text types that we studied were:
  • Poems.
  • Stories/ narratives.
  • Articles
  • Websites

  1. Each text type has different structures and features because: there different structures like stories, poems and articles

  1. Two text types that I have enjoyed learning about are the poems and the articles.
  2. Here is a link to my learning
  3. articles  saving out national bird websites Features of a website follow up 
  4. poems sea dog    storymiri and raru poems  learning to read 

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Visual Art: WALT: Apply knowledge about shapes and patterns derived from nature into an original artwork

For Visual Art the SOLO level I achieved was: Extended abstract because I used all of the techniques in art.
The techniques I used in my art work to achieve this level were: Shading, Moving water colours and Glazing.

Here is a photo of my artwork:>>>> (down)

My next step in visual art is: To not use to much water and not to use to much paint on my brush.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Reading: Short stories blog post I can describe the structure of a Short Story

Something I have learned about the structure of short stories is: the action happens quickly
After reading some short stories two things I will remember when I write my own short story are the outcome and the problem

Monday, 25 April 2016

Term 1 Integrated Learning - Leadership

We have been learning all about What makes a good leader.

We identified that good leaders show 6 main character traits. These are Motivational,
Integrity, Resilient, Goal Focused, Trustworthy and Active Thinker.

The leadership trait that I think I show the most is Goal Focused because i try my best at finishing my goal.

The leadership trait I would most like to develop is Active Thinker because i dont choose a good place to learn, so i get distracted.

Something NEW I have learned about leadership is the leadership traits because i didn't know what they meant and I do now.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

PE- Striking and Feilding

WALT: Apply Striking and Fielding activities in a range of sports and activities.

My Strengths

The striking strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the games we played were
trying to aim to where i want the ball to go.

The throwing and catching strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the games we played were i was moving around places to try and catch the ball.

My Next Steps

To improve my striking of a ball I need to aim the bat or tennis racket up because so it gets farther away.

To Improve my catching and fielding I need to be in a good place to catch the ball because all the places i have been to try and catch the ball it didn't come to me.

The game that I enjoyed the most was the rounders game because i got to practice my striking and Fielding