Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Athletics day

Description: Today (23/11/16) in athletics. All of my school (Russell street school) went to the Massey athletics track. Everybody did every event there was discus, shot put, javelin (but with a vortex), 800m run, 100m sprint (but for the people who won there races at school not at the track), hurdles, long jump and high jump.

  • Athletics Reflection:

    • What was the most enjoyable part of athletics for you? Why? Talking with my friends in my house and cheering them on.

    • What are you really proud of? Why? I'm proud of my 800m running because I did better than last year

    • What was the most challenging part? Why? The most challenging was 800m running because you need to jog at the start then you sprint when your about 100ms left of the track

    • Where to now? What are your goals for next time? Why do you want to focus on this?next time at intermediate I need to work on my running because we do a 1500m run as well as a 800m run. Image:

Evaluation: The best bit about athletics is I got better at my running because I beat a person that beat me last year. But next I need to sprint faster.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Maths statistics

Description: In Poutama there are some kids that go with James to maths and some stay in with Elly, Troy and Nic. I go with James and we are learning about statistics. James said that you can pick what you want to do that you can get the stats from it. Angus and I are doing the salary compared from football players (soccer players) and basketball players. So Angus and I chose some players from a each century. Started from the 60"s to 2010's. Angus and I thought the football players (soccer players) got payed more than basketball players.


evaluation: I think I did well with Angus because we didn't fight and we got it done.

feedback: I think you did well in figuring out the stats
feedforward: next time can you make a graph

Monday, 14 November 2016

Te reo

description: In poutama we do et reo instead of kapa haka. we made a video about market days so ack and i did one together



Description: In writing i am with nic. He told us to write a story about a useless item i did cow poo.

image: Useless item

A useless item is something you really can’t use. A useless item hmmm. I know cow poo. I think you could persuade someone for using it. I think you can make a movie or a poster. Here is the story. Here we go. “Have you been wondering something is missing in your life. Now there's not “CoW PoO” Its really usefull. You can brush your teeth makes a fresh teeth whitener and a very silky conditioner. Also if you call in the next ten minutes you get the other the exact same price . And if you call in the next 20 minutes you get your own social worker. come over jibby jibjib. He's really efficient do your weights aghh my hands. And that's all.

evaluation: i think i did well but next time make it longer

book buddies term 4

description: In poutama there is a thing we do its called book buddies. Its when you and a buddy choose a boo that you both like. my book buddy is eli. we also do tasks that we wont to do


evaluation: I think i am doing well in book buddy by reading my book  and doing a task

PREP portfolio post

Description: Last friday (11/11/16). All the school contribute in market day. My group and I were doing a sandpit dig at first but room 8 already booked it. So we started think what to do so we did. We chose to do gingerbread men. so we started then the teacher Eileen gave us ninja cookie cutters so our name was "Ginja Ninjas". So we sold out at market day. We got the profit of $68.10.


Evaluation: I think i did well during market day but next time i could make more

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Maths P.A.T tests

Description: In poutama we had to do a p.a.t test. I got stanine 6. It was for how good our maths for intermediate. All the year sixes and year fives got one. We got a sheet of paper with our scores.


Evaluation: I think I did well but next time i need to work on not mucking around.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Risk taking

 Description: in class twenty years sixes are doing a risk taking programme. I'm not one of them but one of the year sixes got a group and gave the people in the group a sheet of paper that we had to fill in. You needed to do the risk out of nine. My most risky one issuing vocalburaly in my writing that I don't know how to spell because I'm not so good at spelling. They gave us an action plan. My action plan is to keep trying to spell the word.


Evaluation: I think I did well with my action plan and my risk next time I could to better with a harder risk.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Term 3 Art portfolio post

Description: In Poutama Room 13 and 14 are doing self portraits. Room 12 are doing the Rio 2016 Olympics art. I did rugby sevens. Then with Suzanne we did calendar art. The Rio art was pop art. The art we did with Suzanne is a quilt pattern called drunkard paths. We used panekiretanga (excellence) to measure and cut actuarially. The drunkard paths was inspired by Eric Carle and the Rio olympics pop art was inspired by Andy Warhol.


Feedback: you did well on your art because you put texture in it
Feedforward: next time you could work on your rio art because there is white gaps. Sam R

Evaluation: I think I did well with my art but with the rio I could do better.

Monday, 5 September 2016

ET reo portfolio post

Description: In poutama every monday afternoon we have et reo and kapa haka. I do et reo. This term we have been working on whakataukis. We have learnt two so far. A whakatauki is proverb. The two whakataukis are he aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata! he tangata! he tangata!. What is the most important thing in the world? Its People! Its people! Its people! And the other whakatauki is Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou ka ora ai te iwi (ngā tamariki). With your food basket and my food basket the people (the children) will thrive.


feedback/feedforward: You did a good job on the body but next time make the head bigger. Sam R
Evaluation: I think I did well in my art because i tried my hardest but next time i will do a bigger head

Friday, 2 September 2016

Nic writing portfolio post

Description: In writing we got put into a group with a teacher. My group is with Nic. I am writing a story about when you switch talents with ronaldo. I haven't finished my story yet.


evaluation: I think i did well with my slide and my plan because my plan is good but messy.

feedback/feedforward: i think you did well in your slide but next time you could make you plan photos more visible. Sam ross

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Book buddies portfolio post

Description: In reading we have a program called book buddies. My buddy is Eli. Eli and I chose to read the 52 story treehouse. We finished that book and now we are reading the 65 story treehouse. The next book would be the 13, 26, 39 or 78.

Evaluation: I think Eli and I did well in our book we think the books are funny. Next time we could do a activitie card

Feedback/feedforward: I think you did a good job with your book buddies. Next put your discussion in. Juven j

Monday, 15 August 2016


Description: This term we have been focusing on excellence. We have made a google slide to show how we as a learner go with excellence in class. We've been focusing mostly in discovery time.


evaluation: I think i did well in discovery time because i did as good as I could with the drumming. I went to the art space with my friend Sam. On thursday nights i play basketball and try my best.

feedback/feedforward: I think you did well in your discovery and next time you could explain more about your basketball. Kyan

Monday, 1 August 2016

Discovery reflection: Week 2

Description: In Discovery time I started off with breaking up stuff with Troy I broke up a microscope, then I went out side to do some skipping with jack, Sam and Jayden p. Then I went to play with the Ozobots. Then I went to play with the imaginez.

Evaluation: I think I did well in discovery because I did quite a lot of activities.

Friday, 29 July 2016


Description: In maths the teachers sent a slide to make a copy of our own so everybody in poutama did. We did a math rich task work sheet and we did two we had to deflect on it.


Feedback: I like how your slides describes everything up you did.
Feed forward: next time work on your handwriting so your pictures are mor clearer to read. Mikes sung

Monday, 25 July 2016

Discovery reflection

In discovery there were different activities to do. For the fist hour and 3 quarters I did war with the imaginz. The 20 minutes before pack up I broke a fan with Troy and a group of boys. We tried to brake the motor of the fan. I learnt that it is very hard to break a fan motor with a group of 4 boys helping. I enjoyed breaking the motor with Sam, Angus m, jack w, juven and Logan b. 

Evalituion: I think I did well in discovery because I did two different things. Next time I would want to stay on the breaking the fan.

Feedback: nice work breaking the fan and pulling it apart
Feedforward: next time add more information about the war.

Friday, 8 July 2016


Description: In science we have been learning about the weather. We got into little groups and fletcher and I were in a group. We researched about volcanoes but we didn't get to do our experiment. We made a video that explaineds a bit about volcanoes. Hope you enjoy


Evaluation: I think I did well in science because I did quo
It's a lot of research with fletcher.

Feedback: I think you did well because you put that funny video with fletcher and your researching.
Feedforward: next time you should speak more clearer in the interview. Trey L

Thursday, 7 July 2016

SLC (student led conference) reflection

Description: The teacher set a task for the class after the stundent led conference. Every one in pouts a did this after there stundent led confrenece we reflected on it. 

1) How do you think you did on your SLC? I think I did well because I talked good. What was the highlight? When my parents said that my report was good.
2) What did you do differently to make your SLC stand out? I did nothing really differently but I changed  a post differently that ws my sea turtle one.
3) How will you make your Home Led Conference in Term 3 be awesome? What things might you do to make it awesome? By making my post better and taking clearly to my parents.
Evaluation: I think I did well because I speaked well and didn't worry about. Next time I should not get distracted.

Feedback: The number 3 question is good how you explained it because then you know what you a going to do next SLCT2016.
Feedforward:I think next time it would be good if you wrote how you felt . Mike S

Monday, 4 July 2016

Sea turtle writing

Description: In reading we have been learning about note taking of the life of a sea turtle. We watched a video that gave us ideas of sea turtles so we could go research a bit more of the sea turtle. We researched the life of the sea turtle and the species.

My writng: Sea turtle writing

Sea turtles. They have been around since the late Jurassic roughly 150,000,000 years ago. They have survived from the challenges of the dinosaurs. The turtles life phase is. From egg to hatch to beach to ocean to mature to breed. The eggs are as big as ping pong balls. When they hatch there are threats. The threats are crabs, seagulls,rubbish and humans, when they get into the ocean there are even more threats to the sea turtles. The threats are fish, sharks, orcas, seagulls, oil spills and Fishermen.

The mother sea turtle lay 1,000 eggs, 800 hatch, 400 make it to sea. 200 progress to adult. 20 survive to breeding age without any interference, 2 survive with interference. Turtles are reptiles with hard shells. That protect them from predators. They are among the oldest and most primitive groups of reptiles.  Having evolved millions of years ago. Turtles live all over the world in almost every type of climate. There are different types of species of turtles there are loggerhead sea turtles, cheloniidae, leatherback, hawksbill and olive ridley.

There were species of sea turtles when the late jurassic like I said before in the story. The species of the jurassic. There is the Archelon, Toxochelyidae and Thalassemydidae. Very long names. Did you know that have a hard shell that protects them like a shield this upper shell is called carapace. Also turtles also have a lower shell called a plastron. The turtles grow up to the size of a dinner table. The turtles that make it as adults repeat the progress. I would rather be a shark. Because it doesn't die as easy as the turtle. 
Quote. Try to be like the turtle, At ease in its shell.

Feedback: I think you did well at explaining what they go throw. Tom H
Feedforward: I think you could of made the story smaller. Tom H

Evaluation: I think I did well because I added a lot of facts and the quote is pretty cool.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Te reo

Description: In et reo we have been learning about The Maori dinner table. My group and I made a puppet pal so we can talk about some of the food in Maori. In my group it was Mike, Finis and I made it together.


Feedback: I think you did well at learning the Maori language and i think you will be a great teacher.
Feedforward: I think you don't have anything to work on. It is good. Jacob W

Evaluation: I think my group and I did well because we did quite a lot of maori and english words. I like the way we did a mix of the new zealand culture with english and maori.