Thursday, 29 October 2015

WALT Blog Properly

One thing I do well when blogging is spell words correctly.

My next step is to use capitals and lower cases in proper places.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

NZ Identity. -Parliament-

In NZ Identity I am learning about Parliament which is teached by Miss O.

We learnt about who is the speaker in Parliament and is the leader of the house.After our first lesson we were told we were going to do a Kahoot! quiz in pairs or threes. I paired up with Joseph Trick. We had to chose a name so we called ourself Bill English who is actually in Parliament. We won the quiz because got them all correct apart from one.We are having another Parliament lesson today.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Koru Games 2015

Over the last 3 days.....

I really enjoyed scoring a try because me and one other person were the only people to score a try.

I really improved on playing dummy half.

Overall I found the Koru games fun and well organised.

Friday, 28 August 2015


WALT:Make up a question and research it.
My next step is.... to add more info into my chart.

In Discovery I am researching to find the best mountain bike track in Christchurch.So far i have only been doing this topic for one week and I have done quite alot. Click below for a link to my discovery matrix!!
my discovery

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Math Reivision Sheet

WALT:Learn percentages of amounts.
This is my maths revision sheet.I Found Some of this difficult but most i found easy.One of the questions I found hard was: There are 40 yr 7s at Happy Hill Primary.15 of them have brothers or sisters at the school.What % have brothers or sisters at the school? I answered 40%but the correct answer was 37.5%.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Te Reo

In Te Reo the subject has changed from weather, too Health/Sport (Hauora). One question is He aha te mate? That is pronounced. he aha te marty.You can respond by saying Kua Mamae taku puku!


In Reading the programme has changed so we have the same book for TWO weeks not ONE week. On the first week we have to complete our before activities and inference. On the Second week you have to complete your teacher activity and Must Dos. Personally I prefer the new way.

Friday, 7 August 2015


Maths Revision Sheet,this is the maths revision sheet we had to complete this week.


This is my reading from this week

Thursday, 6 August 2015


In writing we are writing speechs.I am writing about Dogs Are better than cats.This is my speech writing so far!


In science today we but different things into red cabbage water.Some of the things we put in the red cabbage water were apple,lemon,salt,yogurt,sugar,oven cleaner,jiff and many more things.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Writing Goals

My Puntaction goal is Commas and Contractions.My Main Writing goal is Ideas.

Maths goal

My new math goals is Classify numbers by factors and multiples including primes.

A School Goal

My goal is to speak for at least 2 minutes at the speech competion in our class.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015


In SDL we have to complete a maori weather report,our careers board,maths sheets,check our careers writing has no mistakes and do a research assignment on an animal of your choice.

Learning License

i am a independent learner. Everyone started on independent but some moved up to mobile while some people moved down to regulated and even moved down to teacher.Let me tell you a bit about the lisences.


You can learn any where in the school with permission. Only about 7 people have made it too Mobile.


This where everyone started.Can do everything but can only learn in our classroom.About 25 people are here. This is where i am.


 You are told where to sit.Not the best license but not the worst about 9 people here


The worst license to have.You have to be at a desk or near the teacher and can have NOONE sitting near you.About 4 people are here

Friday, 19 June 2015

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Time tables

My time tables.I did my 9s

times tables challenge

This is my time table challange we have 30 seconds to do them up to 12.I chose to do
 my 12 time tables

Monday, 15 June 2015

Measurement Goals

My Measurement Goal is.....

  • Find Perimeters/Areas of common shapes and limits of answers
  • Know about simple angles
  • Know perimeters,areas and volumes of simple shapes
  • Find volumes of common shapes and limits of answers
  • Describe features of 2D & 3D objects in geometrical language

Thursday, 11 June 2015


In writing we are writing about a career we would like.I chose a Police Officer.When were done we will show our findings at a career expo in the school hall.We show our findings on a presentation board at the hall.

Friday, 8 May 2015


On Tuesday i ran a Pals game with Jack R and Brooke we did a game of octopus with the Kakanos.Some of them got a wee bit upset when they got tagged but we let them no be tagged.I enjoy doing Pals its fun running games for little and big kids.

Travelling on the bus to Lincoln

I am being respectful on the bus by only talking to the person beside me.And Lincoln Tech I am doing woodwork.We Are making boom boxes.

Discovery (Making An App)

In Discovery Me,Victor and Matthew are making an app.We are trying to make a game but the game won't be really complicated but won't be to easy.We are still deciding about what type of game to do!

Friday, 27 February 2015


Every Friday I do Kapahaka. I am in the learning group.We learn the actions instead of peforming it at festivals like the peforming group.At Kapahaka we do actions to Maori Songs.

Wainui camp 2015

I am looking forward to Wainui camp because we so heaps of activities like coastearing highropes and kayaking and much much more.I am in a bunk room with 3 other people. We go next wenedsday

Multi cultural day

on Monday there was a multicultural day at oaklands school.There Was a shared lunch.We also played Some games from a different culture.We came dressed in our cultural clothes .

Thursday, 19 February 2015


On Tuesday the 17th of February I had my turn at running a Pals game with Jack R and Brooke.

We decided to do a game of Soccer. Jack R and I had whistles to blow if we needed to pick up the ball. About 15 people came to play our game of Soccer. The score was 1-0. We gave everyone who came to play 1 Pozi for playing and more if they made a special effort. I Enjoyed running the game of Pals and look forward to doing it again.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Oaklands School 1964-2014

Oaklands school had its 50th Anniversary this year.It opened in 1964.The first principal was Mr. Anderson.For the 50th Anniversary Oaklands school had new gates that had written on them 1964-2014.

There was  a production called Who Cares We Do put on for the was based on Oaklands school in 1964 one charecter was the first caretaker Mr Mcseveny,and the first prinicipal mr Anderson.the production told the story of how they were looking they were looking for the 4 discs if they did not find them would be a curse put on the school for a hundred years.luckily they found 3 discs and the last one was found in someones belt.they sung some very good songs.Joshua in my class sang my way is apathy,he sung very well.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014


We are learning about measurement is maths at school.I am learning about the perimetre,area and angles of shapes.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

100WC Week#8

Since ancient times the elderly man had stood between the same two trees. No one knew the truth about him and his burnt charcoal cloak.
So one day a curious little boy decided to find out the truth, but when he arrived he discovered a statue. Puzzled, he tapped the statue's eyes to find them starting to blink.

"Aaahh,'' shrieked the little boy.
He ran away stunned at the sight of a blinking statue.

That night he saw someone peeking through the window.
"Go away and don't come back," yelled the frightened little boy.
"What was that?"asked his Mum.

Thursday, 25 September 2014


There once were two boys who were both 12. There names where Bob and Elvis. They were both adventurous. They decided to visit Satin beach one misty day.

When they arrived there they saw a old wooden cart and a cart track leading out to sea which they had never seen before. Since they were adventurous they decided to go on the cart for a ride. So they hopped in but they could not see in the distance because it was misty.

The cart rolled automatically down the track.

"STOP"Yelled Bob. 

"Why"Asked Elvis.

"Because there is a tiny puppy on the track"Answered Bob.

When they got closer to the puppy they discovered it was crying."

It is crying because it is lost"Elvis told Bob.

They hopped off the cart to help the tiny puppy. Then the puppy rose off the ground.The sky suddenly lit up and thunder and lightning appeared scaring us. Straight away the puppy came down and the thunder and lightning stopped. The thunder and lightning started again. An old bearded wizard appeared in front of them.

"YOU THIEVES"shouted the wizard.

He threw a red fireball at them. The fireball killed Bob and Elvis. The old wizard took his puppy back home to his magical palace underwater.

By Jack

Thursday, 18 September 2014

O.A.K.L.A.N.D.S Acrostic Poem

Ordinary super learners
Amazing work
Kindness is awesome
Learners rock
Amazing to others
Nice to others 
Daily learning
Super learning

By Jack

Tuesday, 24 June 2014


CLICK HERE  if u want to go to a awesome maths site called Studyladder.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Be a nice kind and caring friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Made with "ComicBook!" iPad app

Ballantynes Fire

In 1947,on the 18th of November there was a big fire at Ballantynes. This is important event in Canterbury history because 41 people died.


At 3:31 the fire started in the cellar.One of the salesman was told by an woman employee there was smoke coming up the stairs.They made a 2 calls to the fire brigade one at 3.31 and another at about 
3.45.The fire brigade arrived at 3.47.A civic Funeral was held at an Anglican Church on the 23 of November 1947.


In 1854 Ballantynes was founded by Mr Davidson and purchased by John Ballantyne in 1872.In 1883 A Timaru branch was opened Then it moved to its current place in Timaru in 1913.


Ballantynes was badly damaged in the 2011 earthquake.But no one died in Ballantynes.They close the store but reopened it on the 29th of October 2011 after many $1000's we're spent modernizing the building.


The Ballantynes fire was one of the worst fires in NZ history but they have rebuilt and still got a very nice and successful store.

By Jack
Room 11

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

The New Cathedral.

Rebuilding and repairing the original (A) would cost between $104 million and $221 million and take 6-22 years to do so.

The traditional building(B) would cost between 85 million and 181 million and take 5-22 years to do so.

the modern choice(C) would take only 4-9 years and cost between 56 million and 74 million.                                           .
Which one do you like best?                                                                                                                                  A.                     B.                        C.

Monday, 9 June 2014

On the 29th of May 2014 the year 6's of Oaklands school went on a Rebuild tour

I really enjoyed the rebuild tour.

On the Friday the 6th of June I had my first game of winter sport

We played at Nunweek Park.My team lost 10-nil but we played really good.I was right forward in the first half and left forward in the second half. I didnt actually change postions I changed from left to right because at half time we changed direction.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Ballantynes Fire

My class got to choose what Canterbury history event from 1850-2014.I choose The Ballantynes fire & history.      Above:the video of the fire.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014


My goal last term was to write a decimal as a % and a % as a decimal
Here is the evidence that i achieved my goal.


Friday, 9 May 2014

Winter sport

I made the Hockey B team.Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the giant sequoia tree

this photo 126 photos joined to make 1.It's called the president.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Winter Sport

On Tuesday the YR 5-8 from Oaklands School trialed for a Winter Sports team.I trialed for hockey.I hope I make a team.Tomorrow the teams are announced.

Cross Country at Westlake Park

Today we had a cross country at Westlake Park.I came 9th out of about 30 Yr 6 boys.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

My highlight of the term is............................................................

.......................Balanz bikes at living springs camp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Writing Goal

WALT:To use more interesting words

How did I achieved this?

By using interesting words likes

  • Scrumptious
  • Relieved
  • Revive
  • Narrow
  • Tearing

Now what?

To use interesting words more regularly

Monday, 14 April 2014

Top Town

This is me doing Question of Balance we had to walk of these stools then over a blank about 10cm above the ground then around poles. Here is a picture below of the course.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Wanted Poster


DO NOT call the number on the photo 
I do not know what will happen if you do

Top Team Poem

This is the Top Team Poem I wrote about Top Team.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Communication Team.

This year I am part of the Communication Team.The Communication Team has its own Blog.CLICK HERE for the Link to the Blog.The Communication Team Meets Every Monday at 12:40pm.We take photos and Videos around Oaklands School.

Wet day monitors

Joshua and I are wet day monitors in room 18.Wet day monitors are children who look after the junior classes during wet morning teas and lunchtimes.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

E tour Nga mea

this is a maori song we sing in class time

E toru ngā mea        There are three

Ngā mea nunui       Great things

E kī ana                  That are spoken of
Te Paipera              In the Bible
Whakapono            Faith
Tümanako              Hope
Ko te mea nui        And the greatest of all
Ko te aroha           Love

Tihei mauri ora

This is a maori song we sing in class time.

Tihei mauri ora            Let there be life!
Tihei mauri ora            Let there be life!
Ngä iwi o te motu e     To all the tribes of the land
Tü ake, karangatia       Stand forth and be welcomed
Tü ake, manaakitia      Stand forth and be hosted
Ngä iwi, kia ora rä       To all the tribes, greetings to you
Ngä iwi, kia ora rä       To all the tribes, greetings to you


Friday, 4 April 2014

Living Springs Camp Photos!!!

                        This is me on the monorail at living springs.It was quite bendy but it was really fun.

This is me on the bouldering wall at Don's shed.It was really tricky because we had do this around the world activity and I went quite far.Living springs was really fun.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Living springs camp

       Living Springs Camp

   Balance bikes at recreation

Balance bikes leaning side to side

      Difficult to balance

    One front,Two rear tyres

    Wide backs,Narrow fronts

        Tearing around


Thursday, 27 March 2014


Today we had a Run/Bike/Run at Westlake Park

It was very fun. I came 5th.

Thursday, 13 March 2014


Here's a link to a online reading log we use at school.

Wet day games

Some fun wet day activities

  • Uno
  • battleship
  • Cluedo
  • chess
  • Rubik's race
  • sorry
  • drawing
  • trouble
  • read a book
  • go to the library

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Choose your culture treat it four ways.

Hi,Welcome to my learning blog.This is my blog where i will show all my learning.

We are learning about the elements and techniques of painting.
We are able to share cultural identities through the arts.

Step 1. We chose what we wanted to draw (eg.Koru) and planned it.

Step 2. We painted our draft copy with primary,secondary and complementary colours

Step 3. We outlined our drawing  on an A4 piece of paper. Then we put it on one of the four squares and drawed on the other side then we  repeated it 3 more times

Step.4 We then painted our painting with,Black and White with coloured or grey background,complimentary (eg. yellow and purple) Analogous 3 colours next to each other on the colour wheel. monochrome 3 different shades of the same colour (eg. light green,green and dark green)

Step.5 We then outlined our drawing with black vivid and black paint.