Thursday, 25 February 2016


W.A.L.T: do addition and subtraction

Description: the strategy that I am learning to do is equals adition.  It is when you
Add onto a number to make a tidy number but when you add on both of the numbers you have to make sure it is even then you subtract the two new numbers 

Feedback/feedforward: you did really well at working out the problem 

The legend of okatia (draft)

 W.A.L.T: re write the legend of okatia in our own words
Down below there is our plan and our finished piece 

Description: my whanau ropu and I are re writing the legend of okatia. But we are writing it how we know the story.

Feedback/feedforward:good job even know we are in the same group I think you're ideas standout 👍🏼

many years ago according to a Maori legend there was a spirit called Okātia,who lived in a Totara tree in the Puketoi ranges. Okātia was the biggest most muscular tree in the world. Okātia thought he was the best and no one was more gigantic than him. Suddenly Okātia’s friend told him about Moana and how it's 20 times the size of him... he was so jealous. Flames were ERUPTING out of his head, the wheels that kept his head running were spinning.  He wanted to see Moana for himself. Many minutes later 

Okātia ripped his roots out of the ground enraged.“Oh there's one” said Okātia,“oh there's another one. Okātia tried to walk but he just fell over on his front and started rolling. As he raged through the forest he makes Tāne furious, no one has ever done this much damage in years. The forest broke and stretched as the mighty Okatia crashed through and made Tāne angrier and angrier because he is the protector/God of the forest. But Tāne is too hurt to fix it. As he rolls powerfully he comes across a colossal stone wall. But the sea is practically calling him. So he takes one big hit at the wall, nothing happens except break his branch. So he hit it with his damaged branch a few more times till there's a crack. He is furious and he wants to get to Moana as fast as he can, so he bashes the crack till it bursts.

Bruised and battered, tired and numb, bunches  of branches crackling as it starts to burst. He knew his journey was almost over as he heard the crashing waves getting closer and closer,  making it easier for him to calve his way towards Moana. Water is gushing behind him, nibbling on his broken roots. The wounds and cuts on his trunk made it harder for him to move. Suddenly, he stood still to catch his breath. WHOOOSH! A wave crashed right over him while he was resting. Soon he was in the water rolling, tumbling, over and under rocks until he witnessed the gigantic, colossal, Moana. He picked himself up and glanced at the beauty of Moana. All at once he dropped himself carefully on the surface of Moana and drifted away allowing tangaroa to drift him far away.

addition and subtraction

W.A.L.T: use compatible numbers

 Description: I used compatible numbers and that's when you find two numbers 
  that make 10 

Feedback/ feedforward: I think that Riley done well at at putting 12 and 18 together to make 30

Wednesday, 17 February 2016


Walt: write poetry 
What I did was a haiku poem about the beach here 
Is the published piece 

Feedback: well done Riley to challenge yourself next time maybe do 4 verses Peara,

Monday, 15 February 2016


Problem solve 
There were 26 children going on a trip, a small car can take 3, a big car takes 5.
What is the least amount of cars you will need?

My strategy that I used was doubles and tens to get my answer and 
That was 6 
Feedback: Riley you did so well I am speechless 

Problem slove (maths)

W.A.L.T: problem solve 

A.what is the next shape in the pattern?
B.what would the 15th shape be?

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Handwriting (reading)

Today I have done handwriting the letter was d.
Handwriting is one of the must does that are on the board 
For reading,  

Feedback: perfect I am very impressed on how well you did for next make sure to highlight Peara,


Tuesday, 2 February 2016


The whole class had write there own rule that we should use to respect other people this is my groups treaty sentences 

Maths matchstick

On Monday for maths we got to do this math task when we had to write our names with 
50 match sticks    

My new buddy

  This is yassmine

She decorated it