Thursday, 18 June 2015

Wednesday, 17 June 2015


“Matariki Sample”

Purpose: To share our learning about Matariki; what is it? And how we can celebrate Matariki in our own way?

WALA: Matariki


  • Retell the story of Matariki like a play

  • Write a story about Matariki

  • Make a model about Matariki

  • Create a piece of art about Matariki

  • Learn and sing songs.

  • Create a movie about Matariki to share (it could be a legend or about Matariki)

  • Create a facts Kahoot about Matariki

  • Create a TV commercial advertising Matariki

  • Create a debate about this statement: “Matariki Day should be a National Holiday”


  • Choose one of the above activities

  • Ask yourself: Will it suit my buddy? Is it appropriate for the amount of people in my group?

  • Research some facts about Matariki: What, When, Where, Why, How, Who?

  • What resources do you need?

  • Prepare the things you need for Friday morning for buddy time

  • On Friday you will have from 9:30 - 11am to complete it with your buddy

  • The following week you will have more time to edit / practise / put on the final touches

  • Be prepared to share with the whole-school on Thursday Matariki Day


Phoebe, Freya, Ruby & Kalia (Rm 3)

Annaliese, Noah, Mason & Troy (Rm 4)

Toby, Lenni, Ryder, Jack (Breakout rm 4/5)

Hannah,Abby, Manaia, Addisyn (Rm 6)

Samantha, Halle, Aroha, Layla (Rm 6)

Azahra, Cohen, Luca, Mac

Emily, Renae, Emma, Max, Samuel (Rm6)

Emily S, Charlotte, Liwan, Porsha (Rm4)

Angus, Mason, Kairo, Benji, James (Rm 3)

Richard, Shrawan, Max, Shaun, Jackson (Staffroom)

Bella, Jayde, Miracle, .. (Rm4).

Billy, Gordon, Jayden (Rm 3 office)

Kate, Tahu, Braydon (Sick bay)

What do you enjoy the most and why?

What challenged you the most and why?

What do you need to get better at and why?

How can adults help you with this goal?

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Term Two Writing

“Writing Sample”

Purpose: To share our writing goals with our parents and evaluate how well we did so we can improve. Our parents can then help us at home.



  • Choose your favourite story so far from this term

  • Reread to make sure it makes sense, does it match my walt?

  • Do some more writing to finish

  • Fix up spelling, paragraphs, capital letters so that it’s ready for a reader

  • Get a buddy to read it

  • Publish writing (do a good copy of it)

  • Get an adult to check it.

  • Put it on your blog

  • Copy and paste title, purpose, task

  • What is your writing goal?

Put a target on your goal for this term:  💪

Copy and paste your favourite sentence here: Why is it your favourite sentence? It could be a deer because its cool

What challenged you the most and why?

It was hdt  to  rut because it was hard.

What do you need to get better at in your writing and why?

Writing because I need to learn more words.

How can adults help you with this goal? 

You can help me  by helping me write.