Friday, 10 November 2017

Red and White aka Read and Write
Celebrating: Where’s Wally’s 30th Anniversary and Dr Seuss’s 60th Anniversary

As part of Literacy Week there is a dress up day to come as your favourite book character.

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My favourite book character and why!

My favourite book character is danny from Dead Ball.
He is my favourite book character because he solves mysteries and is super keen on Football. I am going to dress up as the girl in the book tomorrow though because I had some good ideas of how to dress up as her.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017


2017 Athletics

I showed a growth mindset when in the high jump because when I jumped I kept knocking off the bar, even though when I didn’t manage to jump as high as last year I didn’t get angry.

I did not manage to achieve my athletics goals because I had not had much of a chance to practice at school.

I represented my house by showing my CARE Values and trying my best.

I did well in discuss because I came fourth when I did not think I would come fourth place.

The high jump was challenging because I had never managed to jump 1.5 metres and they were going up in tens which was hard because ten centimeters was quite of big height difference.

I am proud of coming fourth in discus and that I did not come last in my race because I was versing some good runners.  

Monday, 16 October 2017

Term 4 learning goals

My Learning Goal

To catch up on what I missed last term (Reading, Writing and Maths National Standards tracking sheets)
How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
Make sure I finish everything each week.
Look at the national standards spreadsheets to see what I need to work on and identify my goals.
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
I have got more things checked off on the national standards spreadsheets.
My Learner Qualities Goal
To collaborate in whanau hui more.
How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
Put my hand up to answer questions and share my achievements and celebrations.
Be confident when sharing ideas/learning/achievements in front of the hub.
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
I will be answering questions in Whanau Hui.
I will be sharing my ideas more in Whanau Hui.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Moment in time The Old Rail Road

The old rail road

I was walking on a over grown track in a dense forest. Below me I feel the ground slipping out from beneath my feet. I slip off the track into the bushes and trees.

When I come to a stop I open my eyes and see an old train track, it has got moss all over it.The rusty bolts look like they're about to fall on to the ground.

I wonder where does it go? Will it lead me out of the forest I hope so.

All of a sudden I start feeling hungry, I look around me I see a blackberry bush. I run over and pick some blackberries. I taste the sweet juice trickle down my throat.

I start walking down the railway line. After walking for about 15 minutes I come to a clearing, there is a road. I am extremely lucky because after about an hour I hear the buzz of a car's engine. I stand in the middle of the road and signal for the car to stop. I ask them if I can a lift to the nearest village. They say yes. Very soon we come to a village, I thank the people and get out of the car.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Creatures of the deep

WALT we are learning to write a moment in time

Creatures of the deep

Woosh, I fall off the boat and into the swirling, deep, dark and terrifying waters I feel suddenly extremely cold. I need to get to the boat! I try swim to the surface but the suction is extremely strong.

Then suddenly, one of the octopus’s long arms come up from beneath me and I fly out of the water and into the air. A
aaahh I am rapidly falling downwards. I hear the octopus’s arms thrashing against the water.
I wonder to myself am I going to get out of the water alive.

Then from above I hear a chopper flying over the water. I try to keep my head above the water so that the helicopter can see me.

I see something being lowered out of the helicopter. I grab onto it and I get hauled in. I thank the people on board. I am so happy I made it out of the water alive.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

The problem with plastic

The Problem with Plastic  

WALT use reference books/tools. WALT  use appropriate skills and technologies to find and use a range of texts for specific purposes   (assessment task
I learnt how to do a Bibliography correctly.

Possible resources:
Plastic Fantastic SJ 2007:3:3
Accidental Plastics Connected SJ Level 4 2013
You may be able to find others to help you complete your research.

You can present your learning on a google doc (this one) or a presentation. PLEASE link your presentation onto this document.  

What do you need to research?

  1. What is plastic?
Plastic is a material that is synthetic and made from a wide range of organic polymers. It is made from petrochemicals which are fossil fuels eg coal, oil.

  1. Why is it a problem for the environment?
Plastic is a problem for the environment because it is ruining our seas, oceans and wildlife and if wildlife from the sea die we won’t have as much food.The reason plastic is a problem is because it does not break down.

    3.What facts can you find about the amount of plastic we use, how it is made, how it breaks down?
The average amount of time for plastic to break down is 450 years.
The amount of petroleum used to make one plastic bag can drive a car 115 metres. World wide it is estimated that four billion plastic bags end up as litter each year if tied together could circle the world sixty-three times.
4.What can you do to help?
I can Reduce by buying one big pack of chips not lot’s of small bags. I can Reuse plastic bags and I can recycle thing that could get reused.

5. Glossary
  • microbead   A small particle of plastic, usually between 0.05 millimeters and 5 millimeters in size (or one hundredth of an inch to about two tenths of an inch). These particles can be found in exfoliating face wash, but can also take the form of fibers shed from clothing.
  • plastiglomerate   A name some scientists have proposed for a category of rock created when plastic melts and fuses with chunks of stone, shell or other materials to create a long-lasting record of human pollution.
  • polyethylene  A plastic made from chemicals that have been refined (produced from) crude oil and/or natural gas. The most common plastic in the world, it is flexible and tough. It also can resist radiation.
  • zooplankton   Small organisms that drift in the sea. Zooplankton are tiny animals that eat other plankton. They also serve as an important food source for other marine creatures.
  • pollutant   A substance that taints something — such as the air, water, our bodies or products. Some pollutants are chemicals, such as pesticides. Others may be radiation, including excess heat or light. Even weeds and other invasive species can be considered a type of biological pollution.
  • oceanography  The branch of science that deals with the physical and biological properties and phenomena of the oceans. People who work in this field are known as oceanographer

       6. Bibliography

Plastic fantastic journal article

Friday, 2 June 2017


I've enjoyed learning the Hip Hop routine.
I’ve been challenged by remembering all the moves.
I have surprised myself by enjoying the dancing lessons.
I learnt to do the Cha cha.
I found it is not as hard to learn to dance than I thought.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Run Bike Run

WALT use poetic verse to recount an event we participated in.

The Run Bike Run event was usual enough; it had the
cones, the bikes, the bags, the coloured bibs and even running shoes.
My friends, my classmates and I did what kids do -  run fast, cycle speedily, eat hungrily, talk, cheer and clap loudly.
Racing against each other trying our best and having fun.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Hannah WALLACE Term 1 2017 Goal Review Student

Term 1 2017 Goal Review and Next Steps

Parent Goal(s)
Strategies I can use are:
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
IAL` how to type.

At home before I play any games do five - ten minutes of practice with the website dad showed me. Take my time to try and get my fingers to go into the right place without looking at the keyboard.

Student Goal(s)
Strategies I can use are:
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
Pass commonly misspelt spelling words.   

Do a pretest of the commonly misspelt list and then practise the errors to learn how to spell them correctly.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Cultural week

This week I have participated actively in a range of learning experience around ‘Multicultural week’ WHAT: I was involved in a range of learning experiences for Multicultural week. I tried to use the chopsticks. SO WHAT: I learnt that there is a building in Russia that is built with just wood and no nails. I enjoyed I enjoyed learning how to use chopsticks and trying to pick Jelly beans up with the chopsticks. I was most fascinated by that in Russia if you threw boiling hot water at of a window it would immediately turn into snow. NOW WHAT A question I have now is how cold at one time has it ever been in Russia.