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. 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Maths Investigation

Create - Mathematics. We are learning to plan and conduct investigations using the statistical inquiry cycle:
- determining appropriate variables and data collection methods;
- gathering, sorting, and displaying multivariate category, and time series data to detect patterns, variations, relationships and trends;
- comparing distributions visually;
- communicating findings, using appropriate displays.

We will have met the success criteria when we
  • Develop an understanding of how to use a tally chart and a frequency table.
  • Use a spreadsheet to record our tally / frequency data.
  • Correctly develop a graph or chart using a spreadsheet programme. (Google Sheets)
  • Develop a clear statement based on our graphed data and share our learning on our learning blogs.

Woodland Holiday Park
Our maths task was to complete page 96 in our Dragon Maths. Then we inserted the data out of one of the tally chart tasks into a google spreadsheet, turning our information into a graph as shown below. The finally writing a concluding statement about our findings.

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Tally Chart:

Spreadsheet Information For Graph:

Final Collated Graph:

Overall, there was 36 children in the Woodland Holiday Park. The biggest age group consisted of 10 children in the 6 to 8 years old. The smallest amount of children was 2 in the 15 year old group. I believe that there is the most children in the 6 to 8 year old group because it is most common at that age when kids are able to do more activities and want to do more. Now, I would like to investigate what each child was doing there.