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Thursday, 22 May 2014

pounamu atawhai






What makes Pounamu Atawhai special?
how we all work togther as a team



Do you like the classroom? Why or why not?

YES beacause we have 2 teachers and its twice the fun

What is the best thing about being in this classroom?

my friends


If you could change anything and you were the teacher, what would it be?

to get ride of the BOYS.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

learning patners

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- Name
clara holmes
- Nickname
ladybug ears
- Favourite colour
fluro colours
- Favourite food
subway
- If they had a day to do anything what would it be
go to paris in a 3 storey limozeen
- What is their best quality
friendly ,chubby nice,laughing



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- Name
candice
- Nickname
Candy
- Favourite colour
purpel
- Favourite food
subway/fruit
- If they had a day to do anything what would it be
disney land
- What is their best quality
nice,friendly,caring

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-Name
akiva
- Nickname
none
- Favourite colour     
pink
- Favourite food
ice cream-cookies and cream
- If they had a day to do anything what would it be
go to disney land
- What is their best quality
kind sports talky chatty nice


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- Name
kaia
- Nickname
patrick
- Favourite colour
baby blue
- Favourite food
ice cream
- If they had a day to do anything what would it be
travel world
- What is their best quality
sports kind nice caring

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Heading to camp/Year 4 Sleepover



Are you excited about camp/Year 4 sleepover this year? Why or why not?

this is my second year of camp and I am excited to be with my friends and all the activty's
What are you looking forward to the most? What are you scared of the most?

im scared of hights so i dont really want to do bungy jumping


What are some of the challenges you may come across? How are you going to deal with them?

to help my team and to work together as a team

What kind of attitude do you need when going away overnight?

a sensibile playing attiude

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Pounamu Atawhai Science Matrix

Criteria I have mastered are YELLOW.
Criteria I have not mastered are GREEN.
I am working at the level which is mostly YELLOW with some GREENS.

Inquiry Skill - WALT Use Fair Testing to gather data and evidence
Novice
Apprentice
Practitioner
Expert
On my own I can...
On my own I can...
  • organise and run a test to gather the data I need
On my own I can...
  • come up with a theory or question to investigate
  • decide what data I need to collect
  • organise and run a test
  • clearly explain the process I used
  • decide if the test was fair or not and justify using evidence
  • organise the data as evidence to prove or disprove a theory
On my own I can…
  • come up with a theory or question to investigate
  • plan, organise and run a fair test to gather the data I need
  • clearly explain the process I used in detail
  • think critically about the quality of my process/test
  • organise and interpret the data from the test
  • think critically about the quality of the data I collected
  • use my test data to prove or disprove a theory
With help I can...
  • plan and run a test
  • decide if the test is fair
  • explain the steps of a process
  • organise the data gathered
  • use the data as evidence to prove or disprove a theory

With help I can...
  • decide what data I need to collect
  • plan a test to collect the right data
  • decide if the test is fair
  • explain the steps of the process
  • organise the data gathered
  • use the data as evidence to prove or disprove a theory
With help I can...
  • plan a test/process to gather the data I need
  • think critically about my process
  • think critically about the quality of the data I have gathered


With help I can...




Key Competency - WALT Use language, symbols and text to communicate our learning
Novice
Apprentice
Practitioner
Expert
On my own I can...


On my own I can...
  • explain a scientific process in the correct order
  • have a go at organising my ideas so I can communicate my learning to an audience
On my own I can...
  • explain a scientific process in order, in detail, using an appropriate media or tool
  • communicate my learning clearly to an audience
On my own I can...
  • choose an appropriate communication tool to explain a detailed scientific process
  • choose appropriate communication tools to communicate my learning to others
  • communicate my learning in a way that is accurate and interesting for the audience
With help I can...
  • explain a scientific process in the correct order
  • communicate my learning in an easy to understand format
With help I can...
  • decide what communication media or tool is best to use
  • find out if I have communicated my learning in a way that is interesting and easy to understand
With help I can...
  • decide what media/tool is appropriate
  • make sure my message to the audience is accurate, interesting and easy to understand

With help I can...



Knowledge - We are learning about physical and chemical changes and fair testing
Novice
Apprentice
Practitioner
Expert
On my own I can…

On my own I can…
  • explain the difference between a physical and chemical change
  • define what a fair test is
  • come up with further questions to investigate
On my own I can…
  • explain the difference between a physical change and chemical change using real life examples
  • define what a fair test is and give examples
  • justify why a test is fair or not
  • come up with further questions to investigate
On my own I can…
  • explain the difference between a physical change and chemical change using real life examples
  • define what a fair test is and give examples
  • explain clearly why fair testing is important
  • justify why a test is fair or not and predict problems that would arise from unfair testing
  • come up with further questions to investigate
  • choose and use appropriate research tools and skills to help me answer my questions or triangulate my data
With help I can…
  • define a physical change
  • define a chemical change
  • define what a ‘fair test’ is


With help I can…
  • justify why a test is fair or not fair
  • find/check the answers to my questions using research
With help I can…
  • explain the importance of fair testing
  • use appropriate research tools and skills to help me answer my questions

With help I can…