Friday, 25 November 2016

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

W.A.L.T Find fractions, decimals, and percentages of amounts expressed as whole numbers, simple fractions, and decimals.

I learned about how the percentages work.
What I found challenging was the surfs up activity because working out the prices were hard.
How I worked out the surfs up percentages were I asked myself what is 50% or 10% of that number.

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 Marea 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 focussed 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.
The correct procedure, custom, way of doing things. Eg Karakia, powhiri.
The pōwhiri (or pōhiri) is the welcoming ceremony on a marae.
Tangata whenua
tangata whenua are the local people who are connected to the marae, either though genealogy or by association.
Visitors to a marae.
Tūrangawaewae give you a home base on a marae. This includes rights and obligations.
Relationship, sense of family connection. Beloning.
Care for a person's well being. This includes the respect given to elders.
Means love. Aroha can mean respect, concern, hosptality, and the process on giving.

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

Something I would like to learn more about the marae is……...


this is my treaty compare and contrast map.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Lachlan's copy of Parliament Blog post Template


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:

  • john key sits in the fourth set.
  • how it works.
  • what it is like in parliament.

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

Friday, 16 September 2016

The activity I did was Touch.
Two highlights of Koru Games were...
1. The tuck shop and the tasty food.
2. The sports and working together
I'm proud of myself because I think i did well.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

CARE Blog Post

CARE: My progress so far

The CARE award that I am working towards is: Silver

The one area of CARE that I am doing best in is: Respect because: I always have the most ticks in Respect

The one area of CARE that I need to work harder in is: Active Thinking because: I have the least ticks in active Thinking

To show my leadership qualities I am a role model to others in the CARE values by doing/showing these leadership traits: honesty, trustworthy and fair

On the CARE SOLO matrix below I am at this SOLO level: Extended abstract  because: I can use the care values on my own and role model.





Extended Abstract
I am not aware of the CARE values yet.
I know what the CARE values mean.

I need help to use them.
I can use the CARE values.

I need reminding to use them.
I can use the CARE values independently.
I can use the CARE values independently.

I can role model to others how to use the CARE values.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Information Report


Water cycle is process that endlessly goes through between land, sea and the atmosphere, it recycle in the process that it goes through. The three stages it goes through during the cycle their liquid, gas and solid.The steps in the water cycle are evaporation, condensation, precipitation and groundwater/runoff.


Evaporation is when the sun heats up the water e.g. on oceans,lakes and rivers, the water into a gas called vapour. For the water cycle to reach the sky from the ground the heat rises it as condensation; evaporation turns the water into a gas called vapour. The sun's heat makes the water rise which turns to condensation. The next stage is condensation/ precipitation.

                        Condensation/ precipitation

Condensation/ precipitation, all air contains water molecules in the form of water, which is invisible. Condensation creates from a heat from the sun. condensation makes the cloud from the gas forming together. Now for runoff and groundwater.

                             Runoff/ groundwater

Runoff/ groundwater, groundwater has a storage unit underground. Did you know that there is always water running below your feet. The water moves because of gravity.


I think that the water cycle is a good way to recycle the water and reuse it, because