Sunday, 27 November 2016

E T Reo

Description: In E T Reo we have been making memes to show our understanding of our Whakatauki. We had to get or make an image to go with the quote. Here is mine.
My success should not be given to me alone, as it was not individual success, but success of a collective.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Athletics Day

Description: Yesterday was Athletics Day. We had to make a reflection on yesterday's event.
Athletics Reflection:
    • What was the most enjoyable part of athletics for you? Why?
      Long Jump because at practise I wasn't that good but on the day I did pretty good.
    • What are you really proud of? Why?
      I am proud of trying my hardest because even though I don't do well I always like trying.
    • What was the most challenging part? Why?
      800m Long Distance because I am not good at running alone, but long distance is a lot harder for me.
    • Where to now? What are your goals for next time? Why do you want to focus on this? My next goals are to keep working harder so I can do better at Ross.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

E T Reo Video

Description: In E T Reo we have been learning to be able to talk to consumers in Te Reo Maori. We have been making video's as a guide. Here is mine and Juven's.

Book Buddies

Description: On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Morning we do Book Buddies. Book Buddies is when we collaborate with a buddy with the same learning goal and we read books together. Here is my slide.


Description: Every Monday and Friday we do PrEP for Market Day. We have been making products, but I am in the Executive Team, which runs the event.

Monday, 7 November 2016

PAT Results

Description: In class we did PAT Tests to see where we are at. Here is mine.
My next steps are to get better at my statistics.

Persuasive Writing

Description: In writing we have been learning to persuade with an ad. We have been doing the ad about headphones. Here is mine.
Broken at the gym? Stolen on the bus? Yeah, I’ve heard it all. So that's why I use Bad Beatz! These headphones are a true one size fits all. No more cables, and 12 hour listening! Quick charging makes Bad Beatz effective! These one of a kind are also Water Resistant! Also, the padding is a pillow, so you'll be relaxed in no time. Call now at 0800 MCCAW and get your headphones signed by Richie McCaw. Terms and Conditions apply. Visit for details.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016


Description: In the past 2 weeks some of the Year 6's have been learning about taking risks. Now, we became the teachers and we taught Poutama in groups of 3 or 4 about taking risks in their learning.
Here is some feedback from my 'students'.

to me
Thank you for sharing what you did for your risk taking group I wanted to know what you did in the group.
Charlotte WILSON
to me
Thanks for being our coach i had fun i think that my strategieswill help me overcome my worst risk.

to me
10 minutes ago
Hi Tane, Thanks for being a great coach. I think you did very well on speaking loud. Your next step could be being more clear about what you are saying. Thanks a lot 👍🏻😋


Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Art Portfolio Sample

Description: For calendar art we have been making self portraits. We had to make marks from, dye, pastel and paint. We also did blending to make better effects and different colours.

Feedback/Feedforward: I think you did a good job at doing blending and and mixing together stuff. You did a great job! #Jacob w.
Evaluation: I think I did good at blending with pastel. Next time I could try us in more materials, like paint and dye.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

E T Reo Portfolio Sample

Description: In E T Reo we have been doing Whakatauki's. A Whakatauki is a Maori Proverb, or something to live by. Our first Whakatauki was 'He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!', which means 'What is the most important thing in the world? It is people! It is people! It is people!' We made some art to go with the Whakatauki.
Feedback/Feedforward: I love how much detail was in your drawing. Maybe next time you could go a bit closer on where there are all the people so we can see the quote.

Evaluation: I like my person but I am not that happy that I couldn't get it done because of E Learning Buddies.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Writing Portfolio Sample

Description: In writing we have been learning to use descriptive words. First we made our own slide, with tonnes of other options for boring words. For example, good could be exquisite. Then we watch a video on how tennis balls are made, and we wrote some words down for inspiration. Now we have our story made.
Our inspiration...

Evaluation: I think that this is the best story I have written ever, because it was so descriptive compared to my other ones. My next goal is to keep the descriptiveness consistent. Feedback/Feedforward:I think you use lots of great words and not boring ones. Next time you could change the scene. Max

Monday, 22 August 2016

Book Buddies

Description: Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Morning, we do Book Buddies. Book Buddies is a thing where we have a buddy, and we discuss about a book that we are reading. My Book Buddy is Devin. At the moment we are starting to read 'The Lord of the Rings' by J.R.R. Tolken.

Monday, 15 August 2016


Description: Over the past 3 weeks we have been practising for Mathex. Mathex is an event against 50 other school groups who compete to come first in this maths event. It is in the racecourse where you have 2 sections, the first part is where you have to answer some slow questions onto a big sheet, and the second part where there is quick fire questions. There are 15 minutes in each part. My group came 39th out of 51, and the other year 6 group came 20th.

Here is a question to show you how hard it is.

YEAR SIX   Mathex 2013                                     Team

Question 18

The Campbell family has a total of 13 pets, all either rabbits or birds.  If there were 42 legs in total, how many birds and how many rabbits do the family own?

*Answer is at the bottom.

We had to be able to use teamwork. This means
- communicating our ideas
- valuing ideas
-building on others ideas.

We also had to be able to think creatively, especially if there is a question that we don't know.

Feedback/Feedforward: I was fun I went to but next time you could say what we practice.

I have also now improved a lot of my maths skills, like area and learning more on capacity. We could've  done better, but we didn't do it quick enough.
My next goal now is to get into Mathex at Ross Intermediate, because that will be even harder with more people to choose from.

*8 rabbits and 5 birds

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Panekiretanga Portfolio Sample

Description: This term our value has been Panekiretanga, which is Excellence in Maori. We made an assessment slide to show us what our goals are and where we are at.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

SLC Reflection

1) How do you think you did on your SLC? What was the highlight?
I think that I did well because I wasn't nervous and when your not nervous you tend to do things better. My highlight was getting my report because I like to see how much I have improved.
2) What did you do differently to make your SLC stand out?
As I said before I wasn't nervous and when your not nervous you sound more natural.

3) How will you make your Home Led Conference in Term 3 be awesome? What things might you do to make it awesome?
I will make my Term 3 HLC awesome by relaxing more and relaxing my parents. I will make my parents tea and coffee to relax.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Sea Turtle Writing

Description: This term we have been writing about sea turtles. We did research and then we wrote our piece. This is my final piece.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Seed2Table Week 2 Update 1

Today I planted my seeds which I was testing to see if they would germinate. Check out my photos.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Algebra with Matchsticks

Desciption: We have been learning about Algebra. We got a worksheet that we did based on number patterns. Here is mine.

Stage Seven Test

Description: I did the Stage Seven Maths Test. To go up a stage, you need to get at least 80%. I got 74%.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Seed to Table Update 1 Week 1

Today for lunch we are making Soup with Bread and Potato Bake. For dessert we are having Feijoa and Apple Crumble. I helped with the meal by peeling some potatoes, grating cheese, chopping potatoes and pouring cream on our potato bake.

As well as cooking, we have been doing science. We are investigating seeds. I am investigating Garden Peas. We got some paper towels and soaked it, then we put in some seeds and we shut it, then we put it in a plastic bag and now we are testing to see if it will germinate.

Reflection: I think I did well at peeling the potatoes because I had never peeled potatoes before and I enjoyed peeling the potatoes.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016


Description: This term we have been doing SportStart for our PE. We have been playing two main games, Gateways and Rainbow Strike. For Gateways you need: 2 cones and a ball/throwing object. Set up the cones in a line, one cone in one place, and another cone 50cm-1m apart. Now you can throw your object. For Rainbow Strike You Need: 2 teams, a bat and a tennis ball. It's a bit like cricket. Watch the video to find out.

E Te Reo Portfolio Sample

Description: On Monday afternoons, we split into 2 groups. We either go to Kapa Haka or E Te Reo. I go to E Te Reo. Over the past few weeks, we have been learning the different types of food in Maori. I have made a Pic Collage showing the different foods. We have also been learning a song called Aotearoa by Stan Walker. To learn the song, we translated all of the lyrics with Maori Dictionary. Then we started learning the song by singing it and getting really good. Now most of us know the song off by heart.

Feedback/Feedforward: I think you did well at explaining about what you did when we go to kapa haka but you could of showed what teachers you worked with. Tom

Evaluation: I think I worked well at learning both the song and the foods in Maori.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Douglas Park Portfolio Sample

Description: Last week on Tuesday, Douglas Park School came to our school and we had a sports exchange. There were 5 sports that we could play; Rugby, Soccer, Netball, Basketball and Hockey. We won overall the Soccer and Basketball Trophies, but they won Rugby, Netball and Hockey, so they won the overall prize flag. I played rugby and I got interviewed as well. Thanks Max!
Feedback/Feedforward: I think you explained it well and told us what Trophies you got. good job
My Feedforward would be if your team was passing good and if you got any goals. Shaun.b

Evaluation: I think I did well in the interview acting very professional. Next time I could try and get my groups task done quicker.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Weather Inquiry Portfolio Sample

Description: Over the last 6 weeks we have been doing science. On the first week, because I am in Nic's class, I was with Nic for 3 weeks. This week, last week and the week before, I am in Troy's Inquiry group, doing weather. First we chose a topic to research on. I chose thunder. Second we found an experiment on Weather Wiz Kids. Third we did some research and we tweeted our question on Twitter. Then we did an experiment and recorded it. Now we are putting it here for the rest of the world to see.
To see the experiment, Click Here!!

Feedback/Feedforward: I think you did the description really well but try explanation how thunderstorms work #tomhrss

Evaluation: I think that I have done really well with time spent doing my experiment, but maybe I could explain the real thunderstorm more.

Monday, 6 June 2016

Cross Country Goals

Description: Today is Cross Country Day, and we are setting goals for our running and other people's running as well. My goal is to get in the top 20, because the track at Skoglund Park is hard for me, and I am not a running type of person. I can achieve this by not stopping and chatting, but running and jogging the whole 2 kilometres.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Maths Fraction Checkpoint Portfolio Sample

Description: In maths a few weeks ago we did a Google Doc about fractions as a rich task. The top line are questions which give away the thinking, and the bottom line of questions are questions where you have to think about what to do. 

Feedback/FeedForward: Good strategies Tane. Next time think your answers more straight. #sammrss

Evaluation: I think I did well at showing the strategies but next time show more what I was really thinking.

Dice Writing Portfolio Sample

Description: Today I rolled two dices, and each dice means something to do with writing, like dice 2, rolled on 3 is onamateopeia. I got a two, so I did what I do, and I got another two, so I had to use alliteration.
Feedback/Feedforward: I think you could add a bit more to you're sentence but I like the game and how you make a sentence out of the numbers and how that the dice (says) what you have to make a sentence about.

Evaluation: I agree with Tom that I could've added a bit more in my story, but I think I have explained it very well.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Moon Reading

Description: Today I watched a video about some people thinking the NASA moon landings were fake. Here are some reasons.

Writing with a Metaphor

Description: Today my task was to write using a metaphor. I wrote about the moon. Here is mine.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Tangram Old Chinese Puzzle

Description: Today we had to make as many (3 or over) puzzles as we can. Here are mine.
Pirate Ship
Cat Chasing Bird
Watering Can

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Bookapedia Term 2 Research Skills

Skimming and Scanning
WALT: create criteria to evaluate sources
A good source:
-has a good reputation, be from a trusted expert
-not ask you for private information or have virus warnings
-contain the keywords/information you are looking for

WALT: Persist to find information to gain a wider perspective
My Task evidence for this week: You wouldn't want to be a medieval knight because there is a lot of time, 7 years to train, then another 7 years as a squire before becoming a knight and you would be very young when you start training, at around 6/7 years.

WALT: Organize our notes to make connections and find gaps.
Feedback/Feedforward: I like how you explained what a good source is. Maybe next time explain more about the task because if an alien came to school and read your post he might not know what you mean.

Evaluation: I think I have got better at Skimming and Scanning because I already knew how to skim and scan but I had a wider basis of key words, so narrowing the key words is good because I can spend less time skimming and scanning but more time making decisions and researching.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Japanese Portfolio Sample

Description: Each Thursday afternoon we have been learning Japanese. On Wednesday, 29th June, we are going to I.P.U to see some Japanese culture, instead of going to Japan and travelling halfway across the world, although that would be nice. We have learnt so far hi, counting to 10, greetings, body parts and there is still more to learn!

Arigatoo means Thank You! Arigatoo! (A-re-ga-tò)

Feedback/Feedforward: I like how you explain what we have done and are going to do. Maybe you could tell the people who teaches you Japanese. #juvenarss

Evaluation: I think I have done well at teaching a little brief bit in Japanese and explaining what I have learnt. I think that this is done high standard.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Writing Post

Description: Today I wrote a sentence with a metaphor and I have it below.

Moon 17/5/2016

Description: Today I looked on a website to see the moon status and I have evidence down below.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016


Description: Today I played spelling city for a spelling test. I couldn't hear my one wrong word.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Moon 6/5/2016

Description: Around 1 week ago we made a video on our thoughts about the moon for science. Here is my video.

Monday, 9 May 2016


Description: A few minutes ago I measured the moon with my fists from straight to the moon, and then to the sun. Here is my drawing.


Description: Today I timed myself for handwriting and I wrote 58 words in less than five minutes.

Sunday, 8 May 2016


Description: On Wednesday we had an image and we copied it onto a piece of paper, then we had someone mark it. Here is mine.
- Accurate: I think I was quite accurate about the spelling and the punctuation.
- Legible: I think that my neatness in my handwriting was very good.
- Fast: I think I could've been faster at my handwriting.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Banyan Tree Art

Description: Last term we got some inspiration from Pinterest and Google Images of Banyan Trees. We used pencil to outline our tree, then we used paint and pastel to create this awesome effect.

My Art:

A Real Banyan Tree:

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

SLC T1 Reflection

Description: Last Week, we had Student Led Confrences (S.L.C). We made a reflection to reflect on our S.L.C.

Thursday, 7 April 2016


Consider all three-digit numbers formed by using different digits from 0, 1, 2, 3 and 5.

How many of these numbers are divisible by 6?


Divisibility rule for 3/6/9










Thursday, 31 March 2016

School Ambassador

Today I met some people from Massey University to show them around the school and in my learning.

Buddy Challenge Day Writing 2016 Portfolio Sample

Purpose: To Inform
I chose to publish my Buddy Challenge Day Writing Because I am quite bad at informing.

What a day on the Russell Street School field! I was running a fun activity called ‘Cat and Mouse’, which is a game where you have a human pretending to be a cat, and another person pretending to be a mouse, and the cat has to try and eat (tag) the mouse, and you have a group of people standing in a circle holding hands to try to let the mouse in and out, but keep the cat away.

“I thought that your game was a big success, because everyone likes cat and mouse, because it is fun and everyone gets a turn at what they want”, Sam says.

“I had a rope climb and made them go under a net and over a bunch of ropes and work as a team. They didn't have a great time limit, but the fastest time was 48 seconds, and the slowest was 8 minutes! I think that the kids really enjoyed, Hunter, one of the school ambassadors who was running
another activity said.

“I think that the game was quite good because all the other activities were quite fisical, and this was quite relaxed. I think that this was my favourite!”, Tom said. Now it’s time to see Camden for an interview. “It was kind of hard, hot but challenging”. He enjoyed the day.

Buddy Challenge Day seemed to be a blast, like a rocketship into the sky of happiness. We all enjoyed Buddy Challenge day, and we are all excited for next time.

Feedback/Feedforward: I like the way you explained about each activity. Next time you could make the ending more interesting because it kinda ends in a way that stops the excitement. Emily

Evaluation: I disagree with Emily because it is a newspaper to inform, not to entertain.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

I Statements

Description: In class we have been learning about I statements, and we made videos to demonstrate.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Whakapapa Portfolio Sample

Description: In E Te Reo, we have been learning about our Whakapapa or our family tree. Here is mine.
Me - Au. Daniela, Sister - Teina. Brent, Father - Papa, Matua. Paola, Mother - Mama, Whaea. Colleen, Nana - Kuia. Donald, Grandpa - Koroua, Koro. Miriam, Nana - Kuia. Mark, Uncle - Matua Keke. Kim, Aunty - Whaea Keke. Shane, Uncle - Matua Keke. Tanya, Aunty - Whaea Keke. Andrea, Aunty - Whaea Keke. Alejo, Cousin - Kaihana. Andres, Uncle - Matua Keke. Daniela, Aunty - Whaea Keke. Diego, Uncle - Matua Keke.  Isabella, Cousin - Kaihana. Liliana, Aunty - Whaea Keke. Valentina, Cousin - Kaihana. Pilar, Aunty - Whaea Keke. Antonia, Cousin - Kaihana. Stefan, Aunty - Whaea Keke.
Big Idea: First we wrote all our relations on our Think Book. Next we used an app, a poster, or online to show our Whakapapa. Now we have labeled all of our siblings. Mine is below my image. We did this because in the Maori culture, it is important to know your relations.

Feedback/Feedforward: It's great that you can go back generations. Next time you could find out the names of all your family. Max

Evaluation: I think I did well, considering I knew barely anything about my family.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Camp 2016 Portfolio Sample

Description: In class we have just come back from El Rancho Camp in Waikanae! We had 10 activities, which included Water Slide, Rifles, Horse Riding, Low Ropes, Kayaking and much more! While at camp, we had a camp diary, which we did regular daily entries into about what we enjoyed the most with a drawing, what we were challenged by the most and comments about our goal. Down below are my entries and my diary.

Feedback/Feedforward: l like the way that you told what activities were there and what was 
Challenging. Next time you can take a better picture either way it looks great. Shaiv.