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.