City trip

What? On Monday the 20th hub 5 went into the city on 2 buses.  we went to the Canterbury museum we also went on a walk around the city and we went to the art gallery

So what? when we went to the art gallery we got to look at all the panting/sculptures we had to do lots of activity some were easy some were hard.The city walk was just a big scavenger hunt over the WHOLE CITY there was a lot of walking.At the museum there was a tour guide with us and she made us do lots of activity's it was really really fun.   

Now what? If I went back I would have spent more time in the gallery because it was my favorite destination on the trip.


On Tuesday and Wednesday we had Kauri athletics.

A challenge I faced on athletics day was getting over the bar in high jump.

My favorite event on the day was discus because I am good at it and came third

Something I am proud of is that I came 4th in sprints, 4th in shot put, 4th in long jump and 3rd in discus which is really good because there was 48 people in my group.       

C.A.R.E Values Blog, Week 8-9, term 3

My goal is to develop the consistent use of our CARE Values towards all the people I interact with and for myself .


  • My strengths are in being a being a respectful person because I am nice do jobs without being asked and say good morning.
  • I have achieved my bronze certificate.
  • I am going to work towards silver because its the next and I think I am going to get it.
  • I am going to do this by consistently showing my care values such as the respect value.

Art Attack Blog, Week 5, term 3


For art attack my goal was to produce a piece of art related to our local landscape using either paint, water colour or pastel.

With Mr Rule I looked at the different landscape features of Canterbury and Banks Peninsula.


somethings I included were trees mountains flowers a river and birds  


I would like to try water colours if I did another landscape because I want to see the difference between water colours and paint

My learning Goals for Term 3


I have been identifying my literacy goals for the start of term 3
My reading teacher is Mr Rule
My writing teacher is Mrs Marsh

So What?

My handwriting goal is to slope all of my letters in the same direction

My spelling goal is to complete list 8

My writing goal is to identify the structure and features of a moment in time/descriptive writing.
My reading goal is to understand what the author has written in a paragraph to help us make a sensible prediction what will happen in the next paragraph.

My blog goal is to proofread and edit my blog post before publishing


What is my learning goal?
My goal for the year is to get to and finish list 8 / commonly misspelt words.

What have I learned?
I have learned how to spell  list 4 and words, like people.

What is my next step?
My next step will be to complete list 8 fully

music lessons

what? My learning goal is to learn a rap of by heart.

So what? I have learned how to rap.

Now what? My next step is to be able to memorize a rap.



IHBL: a hip hop routine and a cha cha routine
So What
 My favorite movement / dance was the hip hop and my favorite part of the hip hop routine was
the robot

Now what?

        I would like to do further dance lessons




I have been learning to solve times problems using the standard written form (algorithm)

So What?

I am learning how to solve problems like 469 X 7 in a algorithm

Now What?

I feel confident with this strategy.

Reading Goal`s

What is my learning goal? My goal is to read the Harry Potter Books properly by the end of the school year.

What have I learned? I have learned to read all the "Big Nate" series of books.

What is my next step? My next step is to be able to read a "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" in under in hour.

Reciprocal Reading

I am learning about Reciprocal Reading 

So what? 
I have learned that Reciprocal Reading involves students being leaders. everyone is expected to contribute  

Now what?
Two areas I want to  get better at are predicting and questioning  

te reo maori

we have been learning language about ko au which means me myself and I

so what?
something I have learnt to say is  what is the maori word for ------- maori is  he  aha te kupu maori mo

now what? 
my next learning step is to say my hole mehi of by heart


What? I am learning about Anzac Day as it is an important part of our learning about ‘Being a New Zealander’

So What?

Two things I know: That at an Anzac ceremony they have an minute of silence
and were poppy,s because they grew on the battle field

Two things I would like to know: what guns they used and how long it took to make the guns ammo and grenades for all the solders

One things I have learned: That some people had to go to war if they liked it or not

Now What?
what I would like to know is who were famous people in the war

Keeping Ourselves Safe

This week,s post is about keeping ourselves safe.

What?    I am learning to make safe decisions.

so what?    I am learning this because it will help me be safe.

now what?   an example of a safe decision is if some one asks  for my full name on a game or to put up the webcam and I will say no.

Multicultural Week


I learned about different countries and  cultures

so what?

I was learning about

  • Israel with Cheryl 

now what?
i want to improve my skill to use chopsticks


WALT: write a poem with a twist 

I learned that poems don't have to rhyme  

I achieved my goal because I didn't always rhyme 

Here is my poem with a twist 


Make popcorn 

Get a blanket 

Get snuggled up 

No movie


Wake up early 

make toast  

Pick up black briefcase 

Open white car door

No job

Athletics day

WALT: I am learning different athletics skills. 

I figured out that in discus you can't glide the discus you have to throw it. 

I achieved my goal because I used all my strength to throw the discus.  

Next time I will try not to step out of the circle.  

Integrated learning

WALT:design a new piece of furniture for a new learning space.

I learned to take my time.

I achieved my goal because I stuck with my design.

Next time I will try a harder one.


WALT:Pass, kick, and catch large balls.

I learned to put your hand in a W to pass a basket ball.

Here is an example of my learning 

Next time I will try to put my hand in a W every time I pass and shout.

Maths strategy

WALT: used standard form (algorithms) to solve + and - problems. 

I learned that the strategy makes maths easier

I achieved my goal because I kept With the strategy when I was terrible at it.

Next time I will try bigger equations


WALT: introduce ourselves in Te Reo

I learned to say my parents in Māori Ko Elle tōku mama Ko Glen tōku papa

I achieved my goal because I say my parents correctly in Māori 

Next time I will work harder to say my mountain correctly.

Reading term 2 week 7

WALT: make connections with a text.

I learned that you can connect stories with your life and the world.

I achieved my goal because I made connections with myself and the outside world.

Next time I will think about other stories.

Herb farm trip

I learnt how to plant a seed 
This is an example of the seeds we planted at oderings yesterday 
The steps we had to follow were:
-put soil in 
-put seeds 
-and water it 
I learnt that machines can  plant seeds and soil in the trays 
I achieved my goal of planting a plant. 

Kauri Year 4/5 Goal Setting

has just shared this Viewable by link Google Document with you:Thomas

Leaning to Blog

WALT add a post to our own blog.

This is one way I will be sharing my learning this year.

My next step with blogging is to send a photo to my blog.

Test post

I am learning to add a post to my blog.

Compost - topic

WALT: recognise and understand the process used to construct a compost

We can do this when:

  • we participate in discussions about compost
  • explain how compost is constructed
  • explain why we use compost and its benefits

We were very lucky that Mr McCaven showed us the grass clippings that will eventually turn into compost. We learned that the grass clippings will get warm and decompose and then they will help the school gardens grow.


WALT: EXPLORE translations through slide, reflect, and rotate on plane shapes.

Success criteria:
 - Use the first letter of your name to slide 
 - Use the first letter of your name to reflect

 - Use the first letter of your name to rotate
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