Thursday, 8 November 2018

Being a good Learner

Education is one of the key things that are important in my life.  Believe it or not it holds a huge position to being the best learner I could be. If you work hard and you do your best, you can do anything.  So let me explain to you in the next three paragraphs on how you can improve your chances of being a good learner.

Being a good learner involves making eye contact, even when the teachers talking.  Folding your arms easily can catch your teachers attention that you understand the task that has been given to you.  For an example sitting in the front of the class setting a good example for your classmates around you.

As a good learner it’s always good to ask a question.  The more people asking questions the better result you get from your teacher. The reason to it is because when asking question no matter if it’s wrong or right, raising your hand just to ask a simple question just means that you want to improve your learning. For instance your stuck with a strategy, and you don’t understand the task that has been given to you.  It’s always good to ask a classmate next to you, or even your teacher.

Being a good learner requires being present at school.  Students are most likely to succeed academics when your attending school everyday.  That way your teacher doesn’t have to repeat herself. For an example there’s something really important and your part of that event, not attending the event can make it harder for your classmates around you to cover for you.

So there you have it three ways you can improve your chances of being a good learner.  Making eye contact, asking questions and being present at school are easy ways you can become a good learner.  I hope that my three points were clear to you, and that you could follow these tips to help you out.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Review on my writing test!

Color Code:
Statement: Yellow
Explanation: Green
Example: Blue

Having friends is not just to play with during morning tea and lunch, but having friends also means having someone to talk to when your going through a rough time.  What does it mean by having a good friend? Well read the following paragraphs on how you could improve yourself by being a good friend.

Being a good friend means to always have trust in them.  Trust is a big thing, not just for me but I know for others.  The reason to it is because when telling others your personal life, it’s like relying on them to keep it a secret.  Which I know I have friends I can depend on when telling a secret.  For instance you have something really bad you want to tell your closest friend, but you don’t know whether you could trust them or not.  So here’s my advice to you if you really know him/her that well, then I suggest you go ahead and tell that person.

As a good friend you should always care for them, no matter how hard things are between you and that person.  Caring for them can easily mean I got your back, you got mine.  That way you know they care for you.  For an example, your going through a rough time, and you have no one to talk too.  Just remember you got that one friend that can change your mood into pleased rather than sad.  

Furthermore cracking jokes with your friends can easily put a smile on their faces.  Cracking good jokes has a way of entertaining others, instead of snapping jokes that shouldn’t be said.  So say your group of friends are just having a bit of a laugh, but there's always that one person who has to ruin it by saying something not even close to what yous were talking about.  Just whisper over to that person and, tell them something encouraging for them to think twice about what they just said.

Finding a supportive friend can help a lot with your learning.  That way you don’t have friends that distract you from getting your work done on time.  If you know your gonna talk to them, I’ll recommend that you sit with a friend that can help you with your work, so that way you don’t have to stay in for not finishing your work.  So say I had this one friend that can just crack jokes and talk all the time, I won’t just sit there laughing.  Instead I would move somewhere where I don’t get distracted.

So there you have it, trusting one another, caring for them, cracking good jokes and just being a supportive friend.  These are ways of what a good friend looks like. I hope that my tips helped you on being a good friend!

We got the opportunity to mark our own writing test, as part of our writing for the week. We had to highlight parts that is been given a statement, explaining, and also having an example.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Man and Sea

WALT: Test ready, preparing myself with strategies to do my best in the upcoming tests.
For the past few weeks we have been given the task to read about a boy named Ioane, and him in the of getting a tatau tattoo.  It tells us how much pain hes in while getting the tattoo and so the dad helps him cool down, by explaining a story about a black octopus that damaged his island.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018


WALT: Test Ready, preparing myself with strategies to do my best in the upcoming tests
As part of our reading test, we have been preparing our selves for the upcoming test.  I would say that this has helped me with my upcoming test.  

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Welcome back to term 4!!

It’s the start of the term it’s time to find out what our study will be.  As usual our teachers always have something in stored for us. It’s either with a movie or even an act.  Let me explain to you in the next 3 paragraphs which items I enjoyed the most.

This terms immersion assembly has everyone pumped up about our focus for the term.  I was so excited to see what every team had to present. Our main focus is all about art, Te Wa Toi.  At Pt England School we love having immersion assemblies, because we love to see what teachers have to act out for us to focus on for the term.  It’s a way to start our term!

Every team was great but I have to say that team 1 smashed it!  At first most of the audience were getting a bit confused of what their doing.  When it got to about half way we were seeing different types of painting shown by the teachers of team 1.  As I was looking at what every teacher had to paint, at first I thought they were drawing different types of mountains, But it getting to the end.  They brought the paintings together, and that’s when we all realised they were painting a lion. From my point of view I thought it looked a bit weird, but at the same time it looked pretty interesting.

The team that I understood more about was my own team, team 5.  Our focus was how do artists express meaning through their art? The reason to why I understood this team is because if I were a artist myself, how would I express my feelings through art? Well that’s what our teachers were demonstrating on stage.  They all had five to three minutes to paint their work, to show how they were feeling. At the end they had to explain what their story behind their painting.

Last but not least the item I really enjoyed watching was team 4.  The team 4 teachers had two special guess up the stage, Mr Wiseman and Mr Moran.  Team 4’s item was a competition to see who could draw the best. As the timer started game faces were on for the team 4 teachers.  It was getting closer to the end, and all the teachers were completing their final design.

There you have it - my 3 paragraphs explaining what show I enjoyed the most and what I understood the most about their focus for the term.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Lawn Mowing

This week we have been focusing on perimeters and the area of the field.  But first we had to get into four groups of three.  My group and I Strategy was to just add them all, to get the answer. On the third slide explains how my group worked.  And how I could improve my work next time. 

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Kiwi Kids News

1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article? Dele Alli

2. What was the key event from the news article? Can you do the Dele Alli?

3. Where did this event take place? Anywhere in the world

4. When did this event take place? 3rd of september 2018

1. Find a quote from the main person in this news article? There is no quote shown in this article

2. In your own words describe what happened in this news article.  This article about everyone in the world trying to do the dele alli.  It became more popular, and it started to be the new trend

3. Find out where this event took place and include some information about this place.  It does have any information about where the event took place.

4. Tell us when this event happened and explain what might happen in the future.  This Dele alli trend is the new trend.  I’ll be very honest, in the future I dont think this might not be as popular.

5. Explain in your own words why this event took place.  It started from the football player, Dele Alli.  After he scores goals he does his hand gesture. It recently became more popular.

6. Use the Dictionary in the bottom right hand corner to find the meaning of 3 words from the article.  
  • Craze: An Enthusiasm for a particular activity or object which achieves widespread but short-lived popularity
  • Gesture: a movement of part of the body, especially a hand or the head, to express an idea or meaning.
  • Viral:  circulated rapidly and widely from one Internet user to another.