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Monday, 21 November 2016

Te Reo, Term 4 2016.

Te Reo- Term 4 2016

This term we have been learning all about the Marae. We have learned that…….

  • The Marae is an important focal point for the community.
  • The Marae is a place where tradition and customs can be carried out.
  • The Marae is a place where people can express their values with dignity.
  • There are many kawa ( protocols) that prevail on the marae.
  • Marae kawa (protocols) can differ between maraes and iwi.

We have focused on some key concepts when doing this learning.
These are listed and explained in the table below.

Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
Tikanga  basically means the correct way of doing things on a marae.
Powhiri is a very important concept, it is the welcoming ceremony that is held on the marae. 
Tangata whenua
Tangata Whenua is the local people, that are connected to the marae. 
Manuhiri basically means the visitors to the marae. 
Tūrangawaewae kind of gives you a home base and feel more connected to the marae.
Whanaungatanga is your relationship towards the marae, it represents your belonging on the marae.
Manaakitanga is your care for people's well being and health, mainly respect for elders. 
Aroha means love, it can also mean respect, hospitality etc

See this video for an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of people on a marae.

Something I would like to learn about the marae is what is feels like to be on a marae .

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Interpret scales, timetables and charts.

Walt: Interpret scales, timetables and charts. 
Here is a link to the modelling book. 
Overall I found this maths group quite easy, the part that I found challenging was roundabout rugby because you had to create a round robin rubgy tournament with no teams playing consecutively. 
Next step: 
My next step is to set a new maths goal. 

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Treaty of Waitangi

 Treaty of Waitangi learning:

Here is a link to my compare and Contrast map.
Here is a link to my learning about the three articles

What I found interesting: 
I found learning about what happens in Australia and how they are treated interesting because it was very different and also quite sad. 

I would like to find out more about the three articles and what they mean.

Thursday, 27 October 2016



This term we have been learning about Parliament. We have looked at the difference between government and parliament, NZ parliament, who is in government, how our government works and we compared democracy to dictatorship.

Three things that I learned are NZ parliament are:

  • I learnt about the different roles in Parliament. 
  • I also learnt about the different between Parliament and Government. 
  • I learnt about the governor in general and what she does.  

Here is the link to my compare and contrast map explaining the difference between democracy and dictatorship.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Maths- Find fractions, decimals, and percentages of amounts expressed as whole numbers, simple fractions, and decimals.

Walt: Find fractions, decimals, and percentages of amounts expressed as whole numbers, simple fractions, and decimals.

Answer and explanation: 
The first sweatshirt is cheaper than the second one because 30% of 60 is 42 and 40% off 72 dollars is 43.20. The first sweatshirt is 1.20 cheaper than the second one. 

The second jacket is cheaper because 20% off 96 is 76.80 and 30% of 120 is 84. The second jacket is cheaper by 7.20. 

The first jeans is cheaper because 30% of 48 is 33.60 and 45% off 68 is 37.40. The first jeans are cheaper by 3.80. 

The second tracksuit is cheaper because 25% off 64 is 48 and 30% of 86 is 60.2. The second tracksuit is cheaper by 22.20. 

The least you could spent if you brought one of each clothing item would be 200.40 and the most would be 224.80. You would save 24.40. 

I figured it out by figuring out what the percent is as a fractions, timing it by the cost and dividing by the fractions denominator. Then misusing the total from the cost. 

Here are links my IXL screenshots and task 1. Task 1, Task 2, Task 3, and Task 4

The thing I found most challenging was using multiplication and division strategies to estimate and solve problems with fractions, because it was hard to found a strategy that worked. 

Here were the strategies we did: 
- Use multiplication and division strategies to estimate and solve problems with fractions, eg. 11 ÷ 3 = 1 1/3         
- Find a fraction of another fraction by multiplying. eg. 3/4 x 5/2 = 15/8, 15/8 = 1 7/8 
- Describe and show renaming tenths, hundredths, thousandths as decimal fractions and relate them to place value order, like 2/100 = 0.02      

- Work out and explain percentages of simple amounts         

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Alicia ,Zainab and Honor's Water Filter.

I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury

In this project I was working with Honor and Zainab and we decided to create a water filter.

Here is a link to our plan: Our plan

In this project we decided that our success criteria were:

A good TV ad, water filter or Children’s Story needs...
Why is this important?

Needs to be able to produce drinkable water.
Because if the water is not clean bacteria spreads and people get sick.
Need to be strong.
So it doesn’t break and It can carry all the weight in it.
Needs to be long lasting.
So you don’t have to make new water filters all of the time.
Needs to have the right materials.
Because without the right materials the water filter wouldn’t work.
It needs to be able to work in different areas.
Because all water filters are built for different countries and areas

Overall our project kind of met the criteria, because our water filters is strong, has the right materials, is kind of long lasting, it can work in different areas and can produce drinkable water on the second/ third time round.
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