Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Grass Hopper Tennis

WALT: improve our small ball skills like catching, throwing, and hitting.

Description: We have been participating in a tennis programme with Big John (John Salisbury) from Tennis Manawatu. He has taught us some tennis skills that help with controlling and hitting the ball

Task: complete the rubric with targets to show your reflection. Make a comment to the questions below?


1. What are you most proud of and why? I am proud that I have contributed to everything no  matter how challenging it gets.
2. What challenged you the most and Why? The one when you throw the ball up in the air about 2 meters and then you catch it on the racket. I have not quite got there yet.
3. Next time, what is a goal you can work towards?  Nailing t
he one when you throw the ball up in the air and then you catch it on the racket.

Sunday, 15 June 2014


WALT: Show Integrity

Task: We are making a short movie that shows what Integrity looks like with our little buddy.
Description: Troy and Chris shared with us some movies that demonstrate people showing Integrity when it looked like they were not going to show it. Our goal was to create our own movie that showed integrity at school.

Self Assessment: I think our video shows integrity alright but next time we could try & add some diffferent angles.

Buddy Assessment: I think that our group cooperated well together. and I think you were right with the different camera angles. good job. Maia B

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Heat & Temperature

WALT: inform
DESCRIPTION: Write an explanation about something you have learned about energy.
Self Assesment: I did good at explaining but I need to consentraite better next time.
Buddy Assesment: brilliant job. There were some parts that I didn't understand but it was still a good story. Good  job. Maia B

Heat & Temperature

Do you think heat & temperature are the same thing? Well, Keep reading to find out...

Heat is a type of energy that goes crazy & warms up the atoms. For example,You see those atoms as sweat. When your face goes bright red, you know your hot. When you cold, If you jump up & down it wakes the atoms up & that's how you warm up.

Temperature is also an energy that heats up the atoms. But temperature cools down the atoms too. When someone says 'I've got a temperature.' They normally meen they are hot because we don't use our English properly. When you go to the beach & the water is freezing when you swim. you get cold because   body is trying to reach the same temperature.

Heat &  temperature are not the same thing. Well,People say they are but they not because you just read what heat is & you just read what  temperature. There is a difference. Remember heat it something hot &  temperature is something hot or cold.Energy transfers through our body & warms up or cools down the atoms. Also, When your sick the germs heat the atoms which go crazy & make you get a hot temperature.
Heat & Temperature are not the same thing because heat is hot and temperature is hot or cold. 

This informing writing proves that heat & temperature are not the same thing.

state the main point in the first part of a each new paragraph 

You have used clear points start each body paragraph.

include evidence (facts, experiments etc) to support my main point

You have included a great example (evidence) that the reader can relate to.  This was clearly explained - great job!
explain the evidence and how it proves my main point

You have tried to explain how/why your example proves your point - this is really tricky, well done.
Practise writing a linking sentence to my next paragraph

Your ideas link in your paragraphs.A next step is linking between paragraphs. 
infuse style: topic-specifc vocab, second/third person, present tense, transition words

Great style. I wonder what other transition words. from the list you could use in an explanation?


Monday, 9 June 2014

Our Understanding Of Energy

WALT:show our understanding of how energy works.
Description:We have been learning about energy. To share our learning, we have made a video to explain how energy works
Self Assesment: I think Ella & I showed our pressentation about how energy works really well because if I didn't know what potential & kinetic energy was then I think After I had watched it I would know what it was.
Buddy Assesment: Great job Georgia. I like the way you and Ella Agreed on what do. Good work. Maia 

Sunday, 8 June 2014


Description: We had to get at least 5 spelling words from our spelling test and make them into a Mnemonic that we wre going to remember.
WALT: Write Mnemonics with our spelling words.
Self Assesment: I think that I will be able to remember these and I did a good Job of completing them quickly.
Buddy Assessement: Awesome poster Georgia. I think that your gonna a be able to remember those words now there is nothing you need improve. Maia