Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Term 1 Book Review

World Cricket Records 
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This book is about cricket, it has all the records and facts for every form of cricket. 
All the test teams have their own page of facts and records. And it includes bowling, batting fielding records for Tests, ODI's and T20's. Also there are a few pages for domestic cricket and the IPL 

I think that it is a really good book because it has lots of facts  

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Probability

In Maths we have been learning to:


  • compare and describe the variation between theoretical and experimental distributions in situations that involve elements of chance.


  • calculate probabilities, using fractions, percentages, and ratios.


Here is a link to our online modelling book that supports this learning.


Here is some evidence of my learning.
  • Include screenshots for all 4 of the IXL activities.



My next step is to continue to apply my knowledge of statistics and probability in a variety of real world situations and contexts.

Current Events Term 1

Current Events Term 1

In Current Events I covered these topics:
The design of the Halswell Skate Park and I made a submission to the council.
Donald Trump’s Refugee Plan
Christchurch Earth Memorial
The new Ngā Puna Wai Sports Facility
The Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan with a submission to the council.

My favourite topic was the Halswell Skate Park because we got to send a submission with our ideas to the council

Here is a link to my learning on the Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan.

The Reading National Standards I have achieved are

Year 9/10
As I read I can make decisions about the usefulness of the text for the purpose - Eg: by using a variety of criteria to evaluate





Term 1 Novel Study

Term 1 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel Sitting on the fence

I found this novel OK because sometimes there were boring parts but some parts were good

During the novel I had to complete two major assessment tasks. The first is an Explain Map which shows the consequences of a major event in the book. The second was a Describe++ Map (Inference map) which shows I how I have connected prior knowledge and other experiences to what I have been reading to make an inference.
Link to Explain Map
Link to Inference Map

National Standard this covers
Year 9/10 Standard
I can monitor my understanding as it develops during my reading, and adjust my strategies to address any comprehension problems Eg: If I don’t understand a passage I have read I can re-read it, read-on, use pictures or diagrams, or explore the meaning of some of the vocabulary.
I can use strategies to analyse ideas and information and to reflect critically on the meaning I am gaining from my reading. (Eg: I can think about the meaning of the information and ideas and how this fits with what I think)


Home Learning Challenge R.6

Onion Bhaji's 

 Onion Bhaji's are an onion snack that India and Nepal both claim that they invented them. In those countries it is a street food but they are popular in Indian Restaurants all over the world.  

I made some onion Bhaji's 

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Leadership Merit getting involved Kapa Haka blogpost #5

On Friday kapa haka practised in the hall, we practised some songs and the actions to some of them. I have shown excellence by contributing to the wider school

Head boy Leadership blog post #5

As Head boy part of my role is being in the student council and on Wednesday we had our first meeting. We had to share why we are in the student council. Then we also shared what we want to do in the student council. I have shown active thinking by contributing to class/ group discussions.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Home learning challenge C.1

Prepare an itinerary for a tourist visiting Christchurch

Leadership Merit getting involved Kapa Haka blogpost #4

On Friday kapa haka practised in the hall. We sang ka waiata and while everyone sang other songs Cormac and I practised the calls with Mr Brown. Then we went back in and sang a few songs. I have shown excellence by contributing to the wider school.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Head boy leadership merit blog post #4

Today the heads and deputy's meet with Mr Ladbrook about running student council. We had watched a video about running a meeting and we learnt some strategies. I have shown active thinking by contributing to my group.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Writing blog post

In writing I have been learning to use a wide range of punctuation appropriately and with increasing accuracy like . , ! ? “”
- colon :
- semi-colon ;
- hyphen -
- parentheses ( )
- brackets [ ]
- ellipses ...

I have been especially focusing on using parentheses and semi-colon. I have highlighted these in green where I have used them as well as other punctuation that I changed because it was used incorrectly. Here is a piece of my writing that shows this.


To be a good leader you need to be resilient. A great leader that is resilient is Brendon McCullum because he has played 100 consecutive test matches ; he has captained the Blackcaps through many hard tours and series and he never gave up. As my role as Head Boy I need to be resilient because if some things are hard I need to not give up and keep trying. I will be resilient by keep trying and not giving up. Another way to be a good leader is being a good active thinker.

Being a good activer thinker means that you are able to problem solve. Bill gates is a great leader because he is a great active thinker. He thought of new ideas and products.(He is one of the most successful people in the world.) Being an active thinker is important to my role because if I have to do a speech with hardly any notice. I will demonstrate this by thinking on the spot if I have to. Another trait of an effective leader is Integrity




Games with minimal or no equipment.

In PE we have been participating in a variety of games that require little or no equipment.
Below is the Matrix which shows our progression in this unit of learning.


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The table below shows my understanding of games with minimal or no equipment.

Examples of Games that need minimal or no equipment.
What equipment would we usually need to play these games.  
Why do we play games with minimal or no equipment?
French Cricket
seaweed / octopus
invisible touch/tag
battle ships
versions of tag 
Bat and ball
Cones
Cones and Bibs 
To be active and to have fun
to get fitter
so we don't have do waste time getting gear 


My Strengths.  
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are playing the games because some games are fun.


My Next Steps.
Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment are trying harder in some games Because some can be a bit boring.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Home learning challenge Garden show

I represented oaklands at the school garden show. On the Thursday evening I went to the prize giving. We got a silver award. 
On saturday and sunday I went over and some of us talked to people about the exhibit 

Head Boy Leadership Merit Blog post #3

As a student leader we have to come up with an idea to make the school better. So the heads are doing stuff about bullying so we have been planning what we will do. I have shown active thinking by contributing to my group.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Head Boy Leadership Merit Blog post #2

As head boy I had to open assembly on Monday, I welcomed everyone to assembly and then I helped Mrs Martin hand out some awards. I have shown active thinking by making a speech with about 5 minutes to practice.

Home learning challenge E.9


I researched the west coast gold rush.

Gardening club Leadership Getting Involved Merit Blog post #3

On Wednesday 9 Year 7/8's from the gardening club went to the Woolston club to set up for the oderings school garden show we went over with Mr Rush and Mr McAven and we all set up our Hansel and Petal exhibition. On Thursday night the boys went to the prize giving and we got a silver award. On Friday some of us went in the morning and the other half went in the afternoon to talk to members of the public about it. I went both afternoons this weekend to help out. I have shown excellence by representing Oaklands positively.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Gardening club Leadership Getting Involved Merit Blog post #2

For gardening club we have been getting ready for the Garden show we have been painting a lot but now we are doing our last touches. The garden show is next week and we are nearly ready for it. I have shown excellence by being a role model to the wider school.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Use factors multiples and powers, including square roots.


In Maths we have been learning:In Maths we have been learning:

Divisibility rules up to 10.
  • Simple powers to 10.
  • Square roots of perfect squares.
  • Common factors of numbers to 100, including highest common factor.
  • Least common multiples of numbers to 100.


Here are the IXL screenshots that show evidence of my learning.  


Here are the IXL screenshots that show evidence of my learning.  





My next learning step in Maths is to be faster in answering these questions.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Gardening club Leadership Getting Involved Merit Blog post #1

For gardening club we are getting ready for the garden show. We are making a house with big pipes painted like a candy cane. We are also putting red and white flowers in them. And the roof will be made of cardboard tubes painted like candy canes. I have shown excellence by contributing to the wider school.

Head Boy Leadership Merit Blog post #1

Over the last few weeks the student leaders have been learning about our roles and today we have been planning things that we will be doing. I have shown Active Thinking by contributing to my group.