Monday, 27 June 2016

Sea Turtles Writing

This term our writing has been around Sea Turtles, First we watch a video so we could learn about them. Then we took notes about the video and then we made a plan so we knew what we were going to write about. Then we did our first draft and then we conference with a teacher. Then we did our second draft.

Here is the video we watched.

Here is my writing.

Sea Turtles

The Sea Turtle is a threatened species that has been on earth over 150 million years. It takes approximately 20 years for the Sea turtles to grow into the adults.


When the eggs are lay approximately 1000 are laid.When the eggs are laid they are the size of a ping pong ball. Their Mum will dig a hole and lay the eggs in there. Only 800 will hatch.


When the eggs hatch they are the size of the palm of your hand. Getting to the water is hard for the little turtles because there are many obstacles like crabs, birds and rubbish that can kill the turtles because they can’t defend themselves. Only 400 make it to the water.

Growing Up

Growing up is still hard for the sea turtles because there are Sharks, big Fish and Birds that will eat the turtles. So only 200 tune into adults.


When they grow into adults they are the size of a table. When the Mums grow fully into adults they go up to the beach. Then dig a hole and lay their eggs, but only 2 survive to breeding age.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Science Seed2Table

Today in Seed2Table we found lots of different seed packets and we didn't know how old they were so we germinated them. First we got two paper towels and put them in water. Then we put 6 seeds onto the paper towel and folded it in half. Then we sealed the edges and put it into a snap lock bag and wrought our names on the bag what seeds we put in. Here is mine.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

E Te Reo

Every Monday afternoon Poutama splits into two different groups. One group goes to kapa haka and the other group goes to E Te Reo. I go to E Te Reo with Troy and Elly. This term we had a task to create something about helping others to learn how to say to food in maori. We got into a group of 4 or 5 people and my group has Tabitha, Bella, Charlotte, Rebekah & Myself, Sophie. We made flash cards and on one side the food was in  English and the other side was maori. We also have been learning a new song called Aotearoa by Stan Walker. Here is the song and photos of our flash cards.

Good job Sophie, you are doing really well, you could work on being more fluent and
confident-Tabitha C

Evaluation: Thanks Tabitha for the feedback and will work on that next time.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Douglas Park Sample

Last week a school from Masterson came to our school to have a sports exchange. Last year we went on a bus to Masterson but this year they came to us. In the sports exchange there are 5 different sports Rugby, Hockey, Basket Ball, Soccer and Netball. I played Netball and the score was 7 all. When they arrived on the bus the school ambassadors welcomed the and bought them into the hall. Then we had a powiat and we had some morning tea. Then all the Hockey players went on a bus to QEC to play there games because we don't have a Hockey turf. After all of the games we had a mini prizing giving. We had little MVP trophies, that one person from each team got. We have a big flag that one school will win and we have trophies that are in the shapes of each sport ball. Last year we won the flag and the Rugby trophy, Basket Ball trophy and the Soccer trophy. This year we lost the flag and we won the Basket Ball trophy and the Soccer trophy. The whole day was really fun and here are some pictures of the day.

We got given a task to make a small video about douglas park and our challenges and highlights so here is mine.

Feedback/Feedforward: Nice job Sophie next time you could have more depth in your answers so we know why but I think you have done a really nice job.

Evaluation:I think that I did a good job but next time I could be more detailed in my answers so others know why.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Sport Start Sample

In Poutama every Wednesday and Thursday we go out for sport start. We have been learning a few different games and we have recorded 2 videos. One video is about a game called gate ways and there are a lot of different cones set up with ether a small ball, a mini bean bag and a ring. First we get a buddy and go to a gate way then we throw the piece of equipment to each other 5 times. Then we move to another gate way and do that 3 times.

Here is us playing gate ways.
Coming soon.

The second game is called rainbow strike and there are two teams, one team are fielders and the other team are the batters. Someone from the fielders team bowls and small ball and if the batter hits the ball into the first square they get 1 point, second square 2 points and the third square 3 points. They can get bonus points by running to the top corner of the court and you can run there and back as many times as you want before the ball gets back to the bowler.

Here is a video of us playing rainbow strike.

Feedback/Feedforward: I like the way you were your balls of your feet ready to go to the next gateway. Next time you could hit the ball more fiercely to help get a bigger score. Emily

Evaluation: I think that I'm quit good at gate ways but I still need to work on rainbow strike and hitting the ball harder.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Science Portfolio Sample

This term every friday we and been doing inquiry. For our inquiry each teacher and been focusing on something different about science. Nic's group is learning about the moon, Troys group is learning about the weather and Elly's group is doing Seed-To-Table. I have been working with Troy and we got to choose what we wanted to focus on and I wanted to learn about snow and snowstorms. Then got to choose a experiment about our focus. My experiment was to make snow and then make a snow storm in a jar. To make the snow you will need shaving cream, baking soda and a bowl. First you spray some of the shaving cream into the the bowl then put some of the baking soda into the bowl and mix with your hands. Keep adding more of baking soda or shaving cream to make your snow. To make the snowstorm you will need water, baby oil, alka seltzer, white paint, a jar, a bowl and something to mix with. First fill the jar 3/4 of the way with baby oil, then in the bowl mix the water and white paint this will be the fake snow. Then add the water and paint mixture with the baby oil. Then add the alka seltzer and watch.

Here is us making the snowstorm and the snow.

Here are my slides.

Feedback/Feedforward: I think this experiment is really interesting but next time you could talk in the video -Eli

Evaluation: I think that we did a good job with our experiment but next time we could talk in the video.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Maths Squares

In maths we got given task to find different letters are there in the alphabet that have an area of 6 squares? I did all of the alphabet and I got 20/26. Here is my letters.

Monday, 6 June 2016

Cross Country Goal

Today is Cross Country and we were given task to set a goal for ourselves. My goal is to come in the top ten because I have been working hard and practicing hard as well.