Monday, 18 September 2017

Political Pamphlet

We have to create a pamphlet for our political party using “Canva”. We need to think about layout, and readability.  We need to include at least two policies, information about our leadership and participants. We need to include our slogan and logo.

✓ Name of Party

✓ ID Leaders

✓ Slogan

✓ Deliberate use of colour

✓ Photo of Party Participants

✓ Clear to read/see

✓ Layout

✓ Logo

✓ Contact Details

✓ Policies x 2

We have compared our pamphlet to a real political pamphlet. Out of a score of 10 we got 10/10 including all of the above.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Maori Language Week With Scratch

WALT create and share a learning game on scratch for Maori Language Week

We will be successful when we have created a successful scratch learning game that allows other students to learn te reo words.

Political Speech

WALT show an increasing understanding of how to shape texts for different purposes and audiences.

Context: Rotary Speech Competition and the New Zealand Elections

Success Criteria: we will have met our learning intentions when we can

  • Plan our speech using Coggle
  • Construct texts that show an awareness of purpose and audience through deliberate choice of content, language, and text form.
  • Convey and sustain personal voice where appropriate.
  • Write and film our own version of a “edTalk” to share with our peers.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Algebraic Thinking

Algebraic Thinking 

WALT understand and accurately apply patterns, logic and reasoning.

Context: Algebraic Word Problems


I can bring sound mathematical reasoning to answer word problems accurately. 

Tuesday, 4 July 2017


We are learning to present our thinking and ideas in a range of ways.  
Context: Matariki
We will have been successful when we have gathered our vocabulary around Matariki and presented it in a wordcloud on our learning blog.

We went to to build our word clouds.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Finding The Area

How I Found Out The Area Of My Sail

Our job was to replicate the original sail which was a triangle. We first needed to find the measurements then actually draw another using these measurements. This then would make one sail. We had to record our workings and how much material would be needed. There are two ways to figure out the area for this task. The first way I went:

The method to find out the area of a triangle is to half the base times the height.

  1. My first step was to measure the base and the height of the triangle

Base = 11.8cm

Height = 20.9cm

2) The next step was to halve 11.8cm.

11.8cm ➗  2 = 5.9cm

3) Then I went half the base time the height (20.9cm x 5.9cm =  123.31 ㎠)

That then is the area of one triangle. To find out the area of both triangles I multiplied 123.21 by 2. That then equaled 246.62㎠. That is the area of both triangles, which also means we need 246.62㎠ of materials to make the sail.

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The second way to find out how to find the area of the second triangle is:

Firstly, these triangles are half of a rectangle. This means we can make this triangle into a rectangle. For example:


That means we can multiply the base time the height. Which is 11.9cm x 20.9cm =  246.62㎠.

Therefore, the area of both triangles is 246.62㎠.

I would now need 246.62㎠ of materials to build my sail.

The last step was to draw my original shape. I went along 11.8cm for the base and then went up 20.9cm. With the diagonal length of the sail being 24cm I drew that line with a pencil then cut it out of the card. Then glued it on the other side of the original triangle so it was reflecting.


Its Matariki time again! We wrote a poem about Matariki this year. Including the things we would smell, hear, see and feel. We also had to include more than three poetic language techniques. We then signed up with a website called Canva. Then creating a A4 flier to paste our work onto and print.