Friday, 7 July 2017

Term 2 Novel study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel see ya, Simon

I found this novel interesting because he is a normal boy with normal characteristics but he cant do normal things

During the novel I had to complete a thinking map which shows that I can classify how the author has shown the theme of the book.

National Standard this covers
  • Year 7/8  Standard
    • I can identify and evaluate the way writers’ use language and ideas to suit their purpose and I can use my growing wide range of academic and content-specific vocabulary to understand texts.

Overall I would give this novel a rating of  7/10 ( insert your rating here) and I would / would not recommend it to others to read because I feel like it sure teach's you a life lesson because not many people get to live the life others do and we need to enjoy it.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Current Events Term 2, 2017

WALT: I can successfully research a current event.
Here is a link to our online modelling book for this unit of learning.

The National Standard that I have been aiming for during this unit of learning is:

  • Year7/8: I can use appropriate skills and technologies to find and use a range of texts for specific purposes.

Each week we have read a short text about a current event/ topic. We then formed questions based on what we had read.  After this we researched the answers to our questions and finally we gave our opinions on what we had found out.

Here is some evidence of my learning.

Describe Map One - Where does all the NZ tax money go?

Describe map Two -G7 fail to agree on a climate change


My Next Step is to continue to  apply the reading and  research skills that I have learned in a variety of other areas.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Music Term 2

Blog Post Title: Music Term 2

For Music this term, three things I learnt were:
1.New Zealand and world artist
2.Quotation's - Music is life that's why our hearts have beat's
3.Rap and Hip-Hop


Something I found challenging was finding New Zealand artist and making sure that they weren't world artist

Monday, 26 June 2017

Skills based Curriculum Vitae.

In CAREERS EDUCATION we have been learning to write a skills based Curriculum Vitae.

A skills based C.V. focuses more on the skills that we have,  rather than our work history.

Here is a link to our online Modelling Book that shows the process we have followed.

Three things that I have learned about writing a Curriculum Vitae are:

  1. Punctuation, use full stops, capital letters and comma's.

  1. Right use of language make sure it makes sense.

  1. Correct information make sure its true.

Here is a link to my Skills based Curriculum Vitae.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Reading assessment task

I can recognize and understand a variety of grammatical constructions and some rhetorical patterns

In this unit I learnt what a grammatical construction and a rhetorical pattern is.

A grammatical construction is a group of words that form a sentence and are considered as a single unit.


A rhetorical pattern is A piece of writing that groups or categorises ideas.

Here is a link to a compare and contrast map of a grammatical construction and a rhetorical pattern.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

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?
Tag Games Bibs and conesencase we have no equipment 

My Strengths.  
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are play games with no or minimal equipment because this is our task

My Next Steps.
Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment absolutely no equipment because that's our task

Friday, 3 March 2017