Monday, November 30, 2015

Bloom questions reading

Description: We had to give our buddy questions and they had to awenser them about the book.

1.What do you think the bikers would of done if they had of court up them?
Killed them/ run over them

2. What would you bring in the backpack?
water, a carrot and my phone

Monday, October 26, 2015

Spiral chrysalis

description: We had to read some of our book the spiral chrysalis and then we had to give our buddy in our group and then after we finished our questions we had to email them to our buddy and awenser them here they are!

My questions:

1. Who died in the story: gran. yes

2. What was turning Gold: the chrysalis. no (the wellington hills)

3. Who was the lazy one: carl. yes

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Discovery time

 Description: In discovery time witch is a free time and we can do what we want I made on Minecraft a sign that says I love school it took me a while  to make the front and the back they are the same on each side I showed and agency creativity and exallance by not annoying any one and not doing anything im not allowed and also making my sign and next time in discovery time I want to do some sketching and play around with it!

Monday, October 12, 2015

My reading Prediction.

Description: We had to take a picture of the cover the blurb and a random page in the book then we had to answer some question and I chose to put hem in to groups so, like. Cover, Title, Blurb, My prediction.

My book:

Title: "The Spiral Chrysalis" The name just hooks me in strait away and I just think of a beautiful butterfly but that is not what it looks like at all the book sounds like and book full of mysteries!  

Cover: The cover to me has lots of mystery for me and i'm  wondering what the black curves are I think there people protecting the chrysalis in the back round there is also smoke coming out of the chrysalis and I really want to know what the is!

Blurb: The blurb makes the book sound even more amazing than it looks for me its all about a girl who finds the spiral chrysalis and her gran tells a story about it. I would just love to find out more.

My prediction: I think its about a girl who finds the chrysalis then wants to know about it but there are some guards to it an she doesn't know anything about what it is!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Tic tac toe image promts

Description: I have an image and I have to relate it to my learning or maybe even how I work in poutama this is the picture!

This is my work!

Drawing my own Tic,Tac,Toe!

Description: This week the internet was down so I thought with my friend Serena and she said we could make our own story wheel so we did!!:) I had to draw a circle then do seven lines going to diagonal but only seven lines because theres always one more space when you do lines! Here it is!

My own story wheel: I read this book/ play and I did it with Serena and my other friend Grace and the story is a bird election and all of our native birds want to be president so they all fight but there are helicopters and trucks coming so in the end they all work together!!!


Wednesday, September 9, 2015


Description: WOW started in Nelson 1987 where they started to make wearable arts in 2004 they announced that they were moving to Wellington to make more money. They started to have light, performers (Dancers,) and someone who introduced each category. I hope you enjoy graces and I's video!

Big Idea: We had to video or write a summary about WOW with 
When, Why, What and How. This is our video!

Feedback/Feedforward: You have done a cool movie explaining the world of wearables art. You have explain when the wearable arts started. In your summary you could maybe tell me who started the wearable arts and how they did it. Georgia :)

Evaluation: I think I did well with my movie but next time I think I should  go some were thats not windy or cut out the background noise.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Te reo portfolio sample

Description: Three weeks ago we started to plan what we would do for our maori body parts video poster etc... Naomi and I made a video for year twos younger. I hope you like my video!

My video:

Big idea:
To get to the stage of making the video we had to practice a song could, Te ringa te roto.
For our video we chose five body parts witch were your, Legs, hip, fingers, nose and stomach!

Feedback/forward: I think you did a good job on using good pronuciation and pointing to the body parts clearly. Next time you could use louder voices. -Zara

Evaluation: I think I did well with my video and we did well with music but I think we could speak up a bit so that even though you can here me if we speak up you could here me even more and more clear!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

maths portfolio sample

Description: In maths we are learning to times multiply and divide. In our last work shop we did the box method. I like the box method but it doesn't suite me as a learner, but I might work with it sometimes.

big idea/task:
We are off to production in Week 10 and we need to get to the Regent to do this.
  • We have ordered 6 buses. There are 330 kids at Russell Street School that need to go. How many kids need to go on each bus?  

  • If tickets cost $16 and I need to buy 12 for my family, how much does it cost me?


Feedback/feedforward:Good job Katie I like how you wrote about the box method. But next time you should do nothing different to what you have already done. Because you have done exactly what you were asked to do.
Olivia Furness:)

Evaluation: I think I did well with my maths. At first I was wondering what to do but now I under stand a lot and all of the strategy's that I have learned helps me with learning.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Pop Art Portfolio Post

We have been learning how to make pop art. pop art is a type of art that is colourful and bright colours on all of the pictures!
There are some people who are very famous for there pop art and there names are Andy Warhole, David Hokney and Peter Blake, there are more but these are the ones with very good art! I like pop art because it stands out and is WOW! I have been working on my strokes in how I paint my pop art so it looks all the same. I would love to do pop art again it is very fun!


Big Idea
he picture I chose the music note because I love music and I love to play instruments and sing!
For pop art the colours we have are bright and light because we want to show how colours can make other colours pop out!
For starting to make or pop art we drew a picture that we would do on the big peace of paper in our think books then we made a stencil. on our big peace of paper we ruled four lines and then put the stencil on started to trace around it. After that we started to paint bright and light colours!

I think that you did a really good job because of the different colours. But I think you could have made the music note a bit bigger. Serena :)


I think I did well but Next time I could be more careful with how i'm using my paint brush but apart from that I think I did well!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Writing sample

Description: In our writing class we had  this picture and we had to write down what we think is happening in the picture. then we wrote down the setting and things the animals might be thinking. After that we started writing a story and my friend (Serena) and I all worked on our story's and we were taking turn's and helping each other with feed back and feed forward for our story's!I hope you like my story!

My planning!

My story!/Big idea:

Feedback/Feedforward: I think you did a really good job because you described you characters really well but you could have talked about the settings a bit more.
Serena :)

Evaluation:I think I did well with my story but next time I would like to be a bit more organised because I did a lot of editing!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Production wearable art

Description: This term all of the school has been planning for our awesome production that we will have next month/21 of September. I'm going to be a normal African girl but i'm going to make my own t-shirt out of all ready used fabrics then sew on all the rest of the other fabrics!

This is all of my planning for what i'm going to do for my costume!

This is my mood board!

Iv been working a lot on my garment and this is how it has improved !

I decided to make cheetah bracelets so I had something else to do and I think it looks cool with my garment!

1) The materials that I used to create my garment were:
Fabric, hot glue, fur (not real), foam and this kind of wirey stuff.

2) The most challenging thing about production for me was:
Making the top it was really hard!
3) One way I demonstrated a growth mindset during production was:
I didn't give up on making the top when I go really angry with myself
4) Something I am really proud of about production was:
Knowing that everything is done it makes very proud and happy!
5) Our school vision is to create agency, creativity and excellence. I showed this by:
I think I showed agency and exallance by managing my time i think thats how I got my garment finished!

I hope you like my garment! :)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Image promts

Description: I wrote about what I would do in the situation with the image down below. If you don't agree with what I would to write in the comments with what you would to!

This picture is very scary but I would try my best to stay calm and stay still on the boat so then the shark will hopefully the shark will go away and think I'm not scared.

New NZ Flag

Description: I did a news report on the new NZ Flag. There are four of us in the report telling us either they want to change the flag or keep the one we already have I hope you like it and ill put the link to the new NZ Flag article down below.

People who were in it: My self, Grace smith, Bella minis, Max Hannon.


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Reading Portfolio Sample Term 3 Tic Tac Toe

Description: This term we have been doing tic tac toes, we do them when we aren't in a workshop, depending on what goal we are. My goal Right now is summarising. I think I have been doing well at sticking to the main Or key words in the story or artical when I summarise, I could improve on useing key words to wright my summaries cause sometimes I write sentences. I know I am getting better at summerising because after I read something I can easily summerise the story in six or less sentences!

Big Idea:
We had to  pick a tic tac toe and I chose the story wheel. The story wheel is when You have a wheel and you have a story or an article and then fill in all of the wheels with the key words.

Feedback:I think you did a great job on your story wheel,and how you showed that it was based on bean boozle and harry potter.
Feedforward: I think maybe next time you could show more detail in your drawings so then you don't need to do as much writing. Hannah P :) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think that it was quite challenging thinking of things to draw because the article was not that big. I think I did well with the colour I wanted big and colourful and thats what I got! :)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Image Prompts

Description: This is one of my tic, tac, toes that I had to do. This ones about images and what the image means, so I put down what I thought of the image below means. :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A cloudy lesson

I think it tells you that if you make a mistake then you can still turn it into something good or even great! Check out the video below!!!

Link to the video:

Monday, July 20, 2015

Man just gets away from shark!

This incredible Australian surfer (Mick Fanning) survived the heart stopping shark attack, in south Africa in a competition. Someone from the other team tried to save him and in his interview he said, “I was swimming to him and then i saw him getting pulled under the water, then I new I couldn't do any thing anymore” Then in  Mick Fannings interview he said “I felt something grab my leg and pull me so I kicked it and punched it and then for a few seconds I was under the water” Then a rescue team went out and pulled him up, luckily he is ok and nothing hurting.

The link to the article:

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

ET Reo

Description:This year we have been doing something called ET Reo so far we have been learning lunchbox foods like (Āporo/apple) the line on top of the a is a macron, and with the macron you say the letter longer like Aaaporo.

Big Idea:
We had to learn some sentences and they were in maori do you like Āporo/ Apple then we would say in maori no. Or yes.
To make a video of us saying the sentences to each other.
Feedback/Feedforward: I think Katie did good at pronouncing the words but I think you could of done better at keeping her voice needs to be a little more talking like then shouting. By Bridget

Evaluation: I think I did well with my video and that it was clean but I need to practise my words because I had to do a lot of videos. But apart from that I think I did well.

Monday, June 15, 2015


Description: My goal in writing has been to write conjunctions I am getting better at conjunctions by adding on some good sentence start like, So,ing and nor. I aim to complete this goal by the end of term 3. Here is my plans and writing.

Big idea:

Feedback/Feedforward: Good work Katie I think you did a great job on your story but I think next time you can add more of an interduction and explain more about the characters. But other than that I loved your story. - Hannah P:)

Evaluation: I think I did well with my story but I could improve a bit with my punctuation. But apart from that I think I did well. :)

New NZ flag

Description: Every country in the worlds flag has a connection to its past, history and culture. I had to Post this picture on my blog and then connect it to me the world or another text.

This is my picture:
I picked this one because it reminded me of when I saw the silver fern's one's.
The colours reminded me of my mum because one of her favourite colours is red and blue makes me feel safe.
And the stars show me a beautiful stary night.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Strategy Maths

Description:This term we have been doing strategy maths, like subtraction and plus. We have this thing called a maths strategy passport, it helps us with some strategy's we could use later. Our task was to have a sheet of paper with prises with rebel sport items and we four questions and because I'm a stage five I have to do at least one good answer.

This is my work.

Big Idea:
I split my number up in to 100's 10's and 1's then I plus'ed the all together.
For example.
+ 350

Feedback/Feedforward: You have made a really detailed poster. I love your thinking that you have done and how you have shown your strategies. I think you could go further and do 2 strategies for each one even though you are in stage 5. I think you are a great learner. Great Job Katie. Rosalind:)

Self Evaluation: I think my maths work is good but next time I want and think I should do more than one strategy.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Inquiry presentation

Description: In poutama we went to all three teachers (Elly Ebony and Troy) After we went to all three teachers we chose one of them. I chose Ebony, because it was about animals and biological and behavioural adaptations. Now a  biological adaptation, is apart of the animal for example the stripes on a tiger is a part of the tiger. Now a behavioural adaptation is when it learns do do something like hunting for food.

Purpose: To think like a scientist.

  • Think like a scientist.
  • Talk like a scientist.
  • Act like a scientist.

 Feedback/Feedforward: Well Done Katie I really think you understand how a scientist speaks and thinks, next time you could work on not saying um in your presenting well done anyway. Grace :)
Self Evaluation: I think I did well with my post. But next time I want to have a bit more of an experiment for my presentation.  

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


For reading my goal is comprehension. And we have been learning how to connect. An example is down below of how to connect self to a text/book!


  • To use text to text connections
  • Make connections to the world etc. text to world
  • Make connections with your self and the character
  • To Visualize

Big idea:
Text to self
Text to world
Text to text
The worry website is an awesome book. I am connecting me to the main character holly.
She only lives with her dad, and gets annoyed a lot, and its the same with me but I live with my mum.

Feedback/feedforward: Great job Katie I agree that you still need to work on text to text and you are really good at doing text to world and text to self. Well Done! You are nearly there. Grace :)

Evaluation: I have been going to work shops and learning how to connect like text to text, text to self and text to world. I think Im good at connecting myself to the text, but I need to get better at my text to text. But a way to get better at my text to text is by getting to books that I know and read  a chapter of both books then connect the things that are the same about them!:)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Catch Me If You Can- Defense

WALT: Defensive skills and movements


Every week we learn about skills and movement that will help us play sports. This term’s focus has been around defense. We made a video showing some of the goals we have been practicing. I have highlighted the thing I think I have done well YELLOW and one thing I would like to work on PINK.

Success Criteria:
Body Movement
  • Weight on balls of feet
  • Feet shoulder width apart
  • Knees flexed
  • Concentration and eyes on ball, head and eyes up
  • Push hard off outside foot and go forwards to attack pass
  • Quick small feet, stay on balls of feet
  • Arms within confines of body
  • Take feet to ball
  • Land with a SBP
  • Body angled to see player and ball
  • Anticipate pass and player movement
Restrictive Marking
  • Meet player as they start towards the ball/where they want to go
  • stay close to the attacking player
  • Head and eyes up, arms close to body to avoid obstruction/contact
  • Angle body so attacking player is ‘pushed’ away from where he/she wants to go
  • 0.9m from ball carrier

Evaluation: I think I did well because ran in and intersepted the ball like our goal was. But next time I could catch the ball insted of hit it.

Feedback/Feedforward: Well Done Katie I think that you also need to try and
land in a SBP (Stable Body Position.) The skill I think you did well was staying on the balls of you feet so you were ready to intercept the ball. Grace :)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Discovery time

Description: Every friday our three classes all have a thing called discovery time, and that is when we have some options to do things that we don't do often. And today I did sewing, it was fun I made a dress (But its not the best) Heres a picture!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Thinking about connections

Description: For one of our tic,tac,toe activities we had to think about connections with what we are reading, and at the moment I'm reading worry website and this is my sheet.

Writing "ing" verbs

Description: We had to use a sentence then finish it off or improve it, but no matter what we have to start our sentence off with an "ing" word.

Arriving by moonlight, there were three of us. Sweeting with fear we walked into the cave.

I highlighted the part the was the sentence I joined on to.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Two stars and a wish

This is my two stars and a wish. My stars are things I've accomplished and are feeling proud of, and my wish is things in need to work on throw out the term or year!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Te Ahu a Turanga Noho Marae

Description:  In week 7, we had an overnight stay at the local Marae in Woodville.  We were immersed in Maori culture and participated in a range of activities.  We set two goals to focus on during our stay.


This shows were we all sleeped together.
My twist show that I had to do some tasks by my self.
And my koros show all our team work and all of us together! 
In Ellys class we had to make a book mark about the marae, and this is mine.

Big Idea:  
1.  Did you achieve your goals?  How do you know? I achieved eating every thing I was given because It was yum and my plate was clear

2.  What are you most proud of from the marae stay and why?Actually getting to sleep for most of the night. I thought I wasn't going to go to sleep at all!

3.  What challenged you the most and why?Going back to sleep before 7:00am. I couldn't get back to sleep because  most people were talking, but Im going to be honest I talked a bit to.

Sunday, March 22, 2015


A Pepeha tells people about how you connect to a place. This is my RSS pepha.

Big Idea: I worked with Hannah kid to do this. I rememberd as much as I could, it was hard but I did it!

Position and Orientation (Geometry with Eb)

Description: We have been learning about Position and Orientation with Eb. It is a part of our learning about Geometry at maths time.

WALT: give and follow directions using, left, right, up, down, North, South, East and West


1. What major landmarks can you see from the Plaza?
Subway MacDonalds

2. What is the closest landmark North-West from McDonalds?

3. What direction is the Arena from United Video?
South west

4. After the doctors I turn right down Victoria Ave and turn right at the round about. I travel South-West until the main road. Turn left. Follow road and stop at the 3rd right turn.Travel South-West and stop at the bottom corner of the square. What am I doing?...

a) Going Shopping        
b) Getting a Sandwich at Subway        
c) Getting a library book        
d) Hiring a DVD

5. Create your own instructions for someone to follow using the language you have learned.

Your at subway. Turn right on Ferguson st. At Ferguson St turn right until the corner of princess St. Go up princess St until broadway Ave. Turn right down broadway and at the round about Turn left up Victoria St, what are you doing...

(A) Getting a video 

(B) Watching a game at the Showgrounds

(C) At the doctor's having a cheek 

(D) Shopping at the plaza

When you choose say in the comments please :)

Feedback/Feedforward:  I think you did well and that you followed the instructions really well next time you could make sure you check your answer's twice.

Evaluation:  I think I did well with following the instructions, and I'm feeling proud of myself, and if I dod this again I will make sure I think about what direction I'm facing and making sure I go back and cheek it again to make sure I dident make any mistake like I did, when I did this.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Story telling

Purpose: create a story to share orally
Description: Oral storytelling is a Maori tradition. We have been planning our own story to tell on the Marae in Week 7.

Big Idea: To create a story about how spiders got eight legs

And now look what they can do! This is my video for my story telling.

Feedback/Feedforward: I like how you used crowd paticapation because that way the crowd didn't get bored. I think next time you could speak a tiny bit louder because I couldn't really hear you.Aria

Evaluation: I think I did well in my story but maybe next time I could make it a little bit more exiting.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Star test

Description: We had to do a star test, for reading. We did this so that we can know our goal. We did our star test in our swimming class, and the year fives and sixes did A and B. The year fives did test A and the year sixes did test B.

 goal is comprehension because in our test for comprehension I got a 17/20 so this is what i need to work on, by asking questions throughout the reading process.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Two stars and a wish

This is my two things that Im happy with for school and my goal for the moment.I am exited because this is the first one of the year(2015)

Monday, February 23, 2015

Swimming Smart Goals

We have been learning how to swim better. Our swimming teacher Troy has been teaching us backstroke, freestyle and sculling. We have been learning these because in week 6 we are all going to the Lido for swimming sports, and we have to have a goal for swimming sports. So just below are my 2 goals for school and then 1 for the lido.

Video:I tekninal issues with my video. But I was slapping my arms, but my kick was good and I was smooth through the water

Big Idea:
I am most proud of my kicks in swimming, because they are powerful but going everywhere.
My goals for school is: To make my hands into cups when I swim freestyle. To do this I must practise remember to practise getting the water in my hand and pull hard through the water.

My second goal is to have my arms always bent and pointing to the sky during freestyle.  To do this I must always think about pointing my arms arm with each stroke I do. This will make me a faster and straighter swimmer.

My goal for swimming sports is to swim in at least two heats. To do this I will put my hand up for the events and give it my all.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Stuck video

Description: We had to make a video showing someone not acting. I had to work with Grace s,Furgus k,Thomas m and myself (Katie O). We mad this from the normal video, stuck on an esculater.(If you want to see it its on poutama blog its very funny!)

This is my video.

Criteria: (Content)
  1. Video - 30 seconds long, time is limited.
  2. Scenario - Show someone being stuck and not using the ability to act.
  3. Clear Message - Short sharp clip. Can the watcher get the point of your video?
  4. Unique - Coming up with something funny that gets a laugh from others.
  5. Time Passing - Do you need to show time passing in your clip to emphasise your message.

Criteria: (Movie)

  1. Light - Make sure the sun isn’t creating a hard to see clip.
  2. Voice Volume - Needs to be louder than other background volume eg Noise, Kids.
  3. Frame - What’s in the frame to make your message obvious.
  4. Steady Hands - Make sure the camera is still.

I really liked your video! I loved the way you used time lapse to show you waiting! I also really liked the way you used voiceover so that I could hear your voice really clearly. Next time I think that you could zoom in the camera a bit closer so that I could see your face clearer. Hannah