Thursday, 8 December 2016

Choices



My Reflection
Something I found hard was organizing my story because I kept combining sentences together.
Something I learnt is to expand my ideas in sentences.
My next step is to organize my story better.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Character Letter

3 Ennis Avenue
Pakuranga
29th June 2016


Dear Gilbert


Hello my name is Johnny I go to an amazing school called Elm Park School that is a primary,  i’m a year 6 my class is room 21 and my amazing teacher is Mrs Borcher.  Mrs Borcher gave the blue group a few novels to choose from, I chose Abandoned On The Wild frontier that tells me about how your father got killed in the war of 1812 and how your mother got kidnapped by the Indians etc.


While reading about you you were making me really jealous because you basically get a life of freedom because you get treated as a master and get to do nearly whatever you want.  Unlike me I have to stick to many rules.  Anyway what’s it like having freedom?  What’s it like having a pony and is it hard work to take care of?  Was it really scary being put in a rain barrel for hours?

It has been fun and interesting to read about your life and a bit of your adventure to try and save your mother and hopefully return to a normal life.

Perimeter And Area

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Camp Thank You Letter

Camp Thank You Letter

Room 21
Elm Park School
46 Gossomer Drive
9 September 2016

Dear Jesse

Thank you very much for helping and encouraging me through activities and making a challenge on the rock climbing wall.

My favourite activity was Archery because it was fun to get as many points as possible.  I was proud of myself when I achieved 3 bulls-eyes in Archery.

I was very tired because the day wore me out and I managed to get a good night’s rest.  Hope you enjoyed the camp.

Kind regards
Johnny

Friday, 9 September 2016

Camp


My Reflection
What I enjoyed is Archery because I never tried it before.  Something I achieved was getting 3 bull-eyes in Archery.  Something I didn't enjoy was not getting enough sleep because people kept on talking, shouting and flashing their torches.  My Favorite memory was in stack' em saving myself from the wind blowing on the crates so many times. 


Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Inferencing

Learning Intention:  
I am learning to answer inference type questions by looking for KEYWORDS and USING THE TEXT and my PRIOR KNOWLEDGE to GATHER THE INFORMATION and to JUSTIFY MY ANSWER.

Read the following passage and answer the questions below using full sentences.  Underline the keywords and justify your answers.

Peter and Ralphie went exploring last Saturday. Peter carried a net and a bag to put specimens in. Ralphie ran ahead and stuck his nose into a bush searching. Peter followed behind bending to grab a small, red and black, winged critter. Peter looked up, held out his hand, and decided to put on his wide brimmed hat and jacket. He tucked the specimen bag under his jacket so it wouldn’t get wet.

When the sun came back out and the clouds moved away, Peter and Ralphie sat down for lunch. Peter had a ham sandwich, and Ralphie had a big, juicy steak bone.

After lunch was finished, the boys trotted on home and observed their new pet. Later that day, the two played catch while the sun set.

Summer was over, and Peter had to get up early the next day.


1. What did Peter and Ralphie go out to collect?
Peter and Ralphie were collecting specimens.
I knew that because the text said that Peter carried a net and a bag to put specimens in.

2. What kind of critter did Peter find?
Peter found a ladybug.
I knew that because I know that a ladybug is a small, red and black, winged critter.


3. Why did Peter put on a hat and jacket?
Peter knew it was raining.
I knew that because the text said that Peter looked up, held out his hand, and decided to put on his wide brimmed hat and jacket. He tucked the specimen bag under his jacket so it wouldn’t get wet.

4. What do you know about Ralphie?
I know that Ralphie is a dog.
I knew that because the text said that Ralphie ran ahead and stuck his nose into a bush searching and later on the text said that Ralphie had a big, juicy steak bone and afterwards the text said that the two played catch while the sun set.

5. Why do you think Peter had to get up early the next day?
Peter had to go to school.
I knew that because the text said that summer was over.



My Reflection
I am learning how to answer and justify inference type questions.  
I found it easy to find the keywords in the text.
Something I could improve on is using the correct verbs.

How I will do that is reading my answers properly.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Why We Should Recycle More?

W.A.L.T: write a persuasive argument

Why We Should Recycle More?


Did you know that dolphins, whales and turtles can choke or starve by confusing plastic bags for jellyfish.  I'm here to persuade you to recycle more.


My first reason is it’s reusable because we don’t have to make as many things that is not recyclable or reusable and it saves more land because there’s less trash to put in the landfill.  You can also turn what you recycle into something useful like a car tyre into a big flower.  Or some plastic bags from the shops into some bin bags around the house.  Or used paper into wrapping paper or envelope paper.  And some old envelopes into some scrap paper to make notes on.  And those are some of the ways that you could reduce rubbish usage.


My second reason is it doesn’t smell as bad because some takeaways left in the rubbish bin for a week will smell much worse than if you put some bottles in the recycling bin and some of the thing you chuck in your rubbish bin could be bad for your lungs.  However most of the things that are recyclable wouldn’t be bad for your lungs. And if you say why not incinerate, yes it certainly has some advantages like reducing the rubbish in the landfill and it can produce useful energy.  But it can also produce toxic air pollution and burning almost everything around it except for plant that has just grown very recently.  And landfills can be horribly polluting.  They look awful, they stink, they take up space that could be used for better things and sometimes can create toxic soil and water pollution that can kill fish in our rivers and seas.


My last reason is it’s good for the animals because some rubbish that wasn’t put in the rubbish bin properly like a plastic bag could trap a landing bird and in some restaurants and ships once there finish with some oil they will dump the oil in the sea and think it will disappear.  But what’s actually happening is that the water gets polluted and eventually kills the sea creatures.  And an organisation in the U.S called the E.P.A says that some old oil can negatively affect up to 1 million gallons of fresh water. And over 1 million seabird and 1 hundred thousand sea mammals are killed by pollution every year.

In conclusion for the above reasons, it being reusable, not smelling as bad and good for the animals.  I hope I’ve persuaded you to recycle more.

Reflection:

I found it tricky to come up with a topic for my speech.
I didn’t enjoy any part of writing my speech.
Something I need to improve on is coming up with a topic for my speech.
How I will do it is by choosing a topic that I’m passionate about


Monday, 16 May 2016

Zentangle Tree Art






Zentangle Tree Art
I have been learning to create simple repeated patterns called zentangle art.

The Awesome Adventure



Learning Reflection
I am learning to write an imaginative adventure story.
I am so proud of following all the steps in the plan to write an adventure story.
It can be tricky to add in details.
My buddy can help me with my story.
The next step for me in my learning might be to write another story with more detail in it.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

The Mad Science Show



I am learning to write a recount.
I am so proud of being able to write about the main ideas of my recount.
It can be tricky to remember to add in all the punctuation.
My buddy can help me to write a recount.
The next step for me in my learning is to write a recount a lot quicker.



Thursday, 24 March 2016

What Is The Question?

Maths Reflection

I am learning to recognize the effect of multiplying or dividing by 10, 100 and 1,000.
I am so proud of finishing this task quickly.
I found nothing tricky and I need harder questions.
My buddy can help me with this task.
The next step for me in my learning is to do more harder questions.

Monday, 21 March 2016

Past Tense Activity



Reflection
I am learning to write in the past tense.
I am proud of remembering the rules of past tense.
I found nothing tricky in this activity.
My buddy can help me in my learning.
The next step for me in my learning is to learn more about past tense.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Art - Using A Sketching Pencil


Sketching Skills

This Term in Art we have been learning to make our sketching pencil whisper, talk and shout.  We have also been learning to shade from dark to light and light to dark.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Youth Town Sports - Term 1






Youth Town Sports

This Term we are working with Youth Town Sports.  We are focusing on teamwork, sportsmanship and making good decisions.   

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Leadership Presentation



I have been learning to research a leader and summarise information that I have read about them.
I am so proud of being able to write the main ideas from the information.
It can be tricky to find facts about who we are researching.
My buddy can help me with this task.
The next step for me in my learning is to research someone else and summarise information about them.



Maths Place Value Evidence - Decagons

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Year 6 Welcome Post


Welcome to Year 6. My name is Johnny and I am now in Room 21. This year I am looking forward to Camp. One of my goals for this year is to take more risks. My responsibilities so far this year are being a Peer Mediator. I am enjoying being part of an all boys class and learning about being a leader.