Literacy Week Dress-Up Day

Red and White aka Read and Write
Celebrating: Where’s Wally’s 30th Anniversary and Dr Seuss’s 60th Anniversary

As part of Literacy Week there is a dress up day to come as your favourite book character.

Add a photo of you from the dress up day
Add a photo of the front cover of the book your character is from

Who’s your favourite book character and why?

Add your quick write here

That guy because he is this really nerdy kid and his dad makes him play lots of sports and he sucks at them. I also chose him because I can wear my football stuff and I don’t have to go shopping for a costume.

2017 Athletics Reflection

Yesterday we had athletics. Firstly we had Discus, Secondly we had high jump, Thirdly we had Sprints and Lastly we had shot put.

In Discus I Went 4th to last and threw it to be in the lead by a long way. On my next throw I threw it further to extend the lead.

Next was high jump where we started at 0.95 metres which I easily cleared. Next we went to 1.05 metres and I cleared that as well. Next we went to 1.15 metres I think and I cleared that at that ended two people going for first me and William. The bar went to 1.20 metres and William jumped first and he missed. Next I jumped and missed. Then william jumped over it but knocked it off with his hand and missed. Then it was my turn and if I got over I won. I went full pace at the bar and jumped over it the bar stayed on and I won.

Soon after was sprints where I got 1st in my heat and then I went to the finals where I nearly got second but when we looked at the video my head was third.

Shot put was next where I went up had my throw. Carter got 1st William got 2nd and Ryder got 3rd.
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Fern is a member of a group of vascular plants that reproduce via spores and have neither seeds nor flowers. They differ from mosses by being vascular, i.e., having certain tissue that conducts water and nutrients, and having branched stems. Like other vascular plants, ferns have leaves.
What do ferns eat?
The fiddleheads of certain ferns are eaten as a cooked leaf vegetable. The most popular of these are          Western swordfern, Polystichum munitum, "king of northwest ferns.
How tall is it ?
Image result for What colour is a fernFerns are mostly a tropical group, and New Zealand has an unusually high number of species for a temperate country. We have about 200 species, ranging from 10 m high tree ferns.
What colour is it?
Fern green is a color that resembles ferns. A Crayola crayon named fern was created in 1998, which is a lighter shade of the top color shown on the right. The first recorded use of fern green as a color name in English was in 1902.
What is a fern?
A fern is one of the most important NZ plants. The fern is a design that is used in maori art a lot and is very important to the culture.
Where is a fern found?
The fern is found a lot of different areas. Tree ferns are found growing in tropical and subtropical areas, as well as temperate rainforests in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and other island groups nearby. a few genera extend further, such as southern Europe.


Overall the fern is an important NZ bush/plant and is well known for its design.

Term 4 Learning Goal

Term 4 Learning Goal
My Learning Goal
Completing my blogs because I have to put lots of effort into them.

How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
Be self aware and work hard.
Be resilient and take my time.
Make sure I am working in a good space.

How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
Because my blog posts will be very good.

My Learner Qualities Goal
Be resilient and self aware.
How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
Not giving up and making sure I am in the right place to learn.
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
Because all of my work will be better and longer.
Goal Review
What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
I haven’t started yet.

My Next Step is...
To get help when i am stuck.

Learner Qualities: Empathise and Communicate

Learner Qualities: Empathise and Communicate

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Share at least 3 example of how you have shown empathy recently. Add a photo if you can.
1. When at tech someone didn’t have a group so I let them come with me
2. I helped felix chose what to put on his coaster at woodwork at tech
3. In science at tech I helped felix get dishwashing liquid on his skewer

Share at least 3 examples of how you have communicated in different ways this term. Add photos if you can.
1.At tech Felix and I talked together on what to put on our coaster
2. At tech in cooking we talked about what we wanted in our milkshake
3. At tech in science me, micah and felix talked about how we could get our skewer through the balloon

Oaklands School Learner Qualities

What is my learning goal?
IALT manage my time well so I complete all my “MUST Do” SML Tasks each week
What has been going well?  My self management because I have been focusing hard and getting them done.

What have I been learning to do to get the tasks done? Focus and stay focused because I normally get sidetracked easily.

Which tasks have I completed well?  Why? My maths because the follow ups don’t take too long.

Which tasks have been challenging?  Why? Blogging because it takes forever to complete because it takes a lot of thought and effort

What are some other bonus tasks I would like to do? Free time outside.

My next step is…….. To take breaks because I normally end up doing the wrong thing.

Art Blog

2 weeks ago we participated in an art program where we made a koru with designs around it. We were inspired by Raewyn Harris who also makes landscape art but we chose to do the koru's. I started off 2 weeks ago but I had to finish It last week because I was sick on Thursday and Friday.
We started off going through on a normal piece of paper with pencil. Next we used the same paper but used chalk and coloured in with crayon and dyed over it so the chalk went black. Next we did the exact same thing but on an A3 piece of paper which turned out to look like this in this picture.

Music Blog Post

Blog Post – Music
So What / Now what
·    To compose and create a rap (with beat if possible) about bullying
How did you go about achieving this? good
What resources were used to help you? Drum kit
Did you go through the process on your own or collaborate with other people? Other people
How did you find the process? easy
What did you enjoy most about the process of creating a rap? making the beat

What  might be your next step? to put it together

I was walking to school, Drum beat
Bullies think there cool.

They think I'm sad,
But actually I’m glad.

They think they’re so strong,
But their just plain wrong.

If you ruin my day
Then you're gonna pay.

They call me fake
That gives me a headache.

Maths Term 2

WALT: Solve written division as by showing a remainder as a fraction.

My next learning goal: Become independent at estimating the reasonableness of answers to very large problems.

I learnt how to do this>

by doing the question and the whatever the remainder is you turn it into a fraction by what you were dividing by.
In this example the remainder was 1 and I was dividing by three that's how I got 1 3rd.

Student Parent Goals

Link to this as well


Last term we made this koru art. firstly we drew the koru.
Next we made a design in the koru, next we coloured it in then we were done.


My goal is to estimate the weight, length, height, perimeter and area and then find the proper weight or height.
This is my goal because it was one of my gaps in the asttle measurement test.
y goal is to estimate the weight, length, height, perimeter and area and then find the proper weight or height.

This is my goal because it was one of my gaps in the asttle measurement test.


Reading Goal Term 2

WALT: Organise text into order.

I think I have achieved this because I have worked on it for a while and I think I have achieved this goal.

In this photo we had to read a story and then write out the key points onto this sheet. Next we had to draw out the pictures for the piece of writing.

In the four areas we had to include the main ideas in order. I found this hard because it is hard to identify the main ideas.

Term 2 Dance Program

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We did a dance program for 2 weeks and at the end on the friday night we had to perform it was something i will never do again :)

 I learnt that dancing is very fast and hard to be in time in hip hop routines.
I've been challenged in the hip hop by trying to stay in time.

Moment in Time Writing Term 2 2017

Moment in Time Writing Term 2 Week 4

WALT write "a moment in time" piece of writing.
Specific goals (Please highlight yours)
  • I can support my ideas with detail  (Ideas)
  • I can communicate precise meaning related to the topic  (Vocabulary)
  • I can use language that is suitable to the topic, audience and purpose. (Structure & Language)

I am walking down the beach looking at the sea crashing over the boulders. There are rocks out in the salty wet sea. It is so satisfying looking out in the beach with all the sand everywhere.  Crash!!! A boulder comes flying down right in front of me.

I can see a boulder about to hatch with cracks all over it. Standing here wondering if there is goo or slime or rocks inside the boulders. I am waiting for it to burst open when a giant wave crashes over me.

I can hear the boulder cracking and cracking wondering what pops out of it or what could pop out when suddenly, more come flying down Boom!! Crash!!
More and more what are these. All I can see are boulders crashing down in front of me.

I can smell The salty sea water blowing to me and some goo which i think is coming from the boulders. I can smell the salty rotting seaweed underneath my feet EWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!! What is wrong with this seaweed?

I can feel the tickling sand underneath my feet as well as the disgusting rotten seaweed that is soooooo salty!! The boulder keeps cracking open there are about a million cracks on it now. It is so cool watching it crack and crack.

I can taste salty water in my mouth from swimming as well as the seaweed that is stuck to the boulders. They crack every second now that it is open so much. There is another boulder it landed right on top of the one in front of me.

It landed directly on the boulder Boom! The bottom one cracks open it spurts out disgusting green goo eww I ring my mum she comes down to pick me up we both leave the beach with a photo of everything.


My reflection on writing this week: I think I have done really well on this writing because I put lots and lots of effort and detail into this.
I have worked towards achieving my goals by: Using up my time at school and a little at home by working hard and trying to use good ideas from myself and put them into lots of detail.

The Mirror In The Attic

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WALT:write a “moment in time” piece of writing.

The Mirror In The Attic

The girl kneels carefully in front of the mirror curious about what might happen. She wonders why there is a lovely rectangular mirror in the attic and as it in perfect condition why is it not being used.

She sees herself in front of the mirror wondering how it is so clean. You would think it would be covered in dust because the whole attic is and the mirror is clean.

She can hear the creak of the wooden floor. It is very scary being up there alone with a mirror. I wonder what it would be like up there in the attic by herself, with lots of dust around her and a sparkling clean mirror.

She can smell lots of dust from the whole attic but at the same time she smells water. I wonder what it is from is it her breath where the water is coming from, she must be creeped out.
She touches the mirror it feels like water, that is the smell but how is it water. There are even ripples it is like what happens when you drop a rock in the sea.

She could taste the dust in her mouth while tasting her lunch she’d just eaten, but she can taste water as well. She hasn't had any water in the past 30 minutes, maybe it was the mirror, she became scared and then she leaves.

The girl comes back with her mum and tells her about everything. She asks her mum to touch it but nothing happens, how, it is impossible it's so weird her mum tells her she's weird and they both leave.

Goal Review

Term 1 2017 Goal Review and Next Steps
Parent Goal(s)
Strategies I can use are:
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
Improve handwriting and punctuation

Practise, am I in the best place to learn, do I have the right resources, take a break, know your learning goal, follow the standards for your learning, use your time wisely stay focused.
Read my writing out aloud to find errors with punctuation eg a pause usually means a comma and a breath usually means a full stop.

Student Goal(s)
Strategies I can use are:
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
Handwriting and to stay focusedPractise, am I in the best place to learn, do I have the right resources, take a break, know your learning goal, follow the standards for your learning, use your time wisely stay focused

Cultural Week

Cultural Week

2 Weeks ago it was cultural week First some Chinese ladies came in and we learnt how to use chopsticks and we made some Chinese paper ornaments After that we learnt about Israel did you know the deepest place on earth is called the dead sea it is in israel? and lastly we learnt about Russia there is a whole building made out of wood using no nails!!!


WALT: Follow the statistical enquiry cycle and conduct my own statistical investigation. I can make and justify statements about relationships from my investigation.


  1. The most favourite sport is Football.
  2. No one's favourite sport is Cricket.
  3. Not many people like Basketball.

Year 5 Camp

Year 5 Woodend camp

Last week the year 5's went to camp on Tuesday the 15th & Wednesday the 16th to Woodend.
We had activities like wall climbing, go karts, team building, archery & air rifles, orienteering. We had some activities that we had to have a teacher or parent with us like the mini golf & the water slide. Lastly there were the activities that we didn't need a teacher or parent and they were the maypole, trampolines, beach volleyball, sports (e.g. basketball), gaga dodge ball, playground.

Literacy Week, Week 4 Term 4 blog

What? This week was literacy week. We did many things such as golden tickets, dress up day, stop, drop and write, drop everything and read and library activities.

So What? What i enjoyed about literacy week is the activities, the golden tickets, Soraya Nicholas (the author of the starlight stable series), and guess the teacher.


We had athletics on Wednesday the 19th of October.

So what?
I got third in long jump, first in shot put, second in sprints and we didn't finish high jump.

Now what?
We have to wait til next week on Tuesday to do  discus.