Southwest Canterbury Report

Fur seal / kekeno

The fur seal / kekeno is a mammal and hunts it prey at night when the fish and squid move closer to the surface. The fur seal's eyes are well suited for seeing underwater and in low light conditions.

1. Why were fur seals hunted ?
A: The Maori hunted kekeno for meat, skins for clothing and for their teeth.

2.How did the maori catch the fur seal ?
A: The maori caught the fur seals while they were lying on the beach when they were asleep and threw a net over them.

3.How would the fur seal hunt and catch their food ?
A: Fur Seal hunting, or sealing, is the personal or commercial hunting of  fur Seals .

4.What did the maori use the fur seal for?
A: The maori used the fur seal for the fur.

5.Why did the Maori hunt the fur seal when there were other animals for them to hunt?  A: The Maori hunted the fur seal for its fur to make clothing Meat for food and teeth for fishing hooks.

The fur seal is a majestic marine animal and overall they should not have been hunted. Thanks for listening

By Jack & Liam. 😃 😀  

Book character 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
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Add a photo of the front cover of the book your character is from
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Who’s your favorite book character and why?
Draco Malfoy is my favorite book character because he is like professor Snape’s favorite student and is a death eater. Also Draco Malfoy is one of Lord Voldemort supporters. Another reason I like Draco Malfoy is because he hates Harry Potter.  

2017 Athletics Reflection

2017 Athletics Reflection

What am I most proud of and why? I am most proud of the sprints because I made it into the finals but I came last.
What did I do well and how do I know? I did well in high jump because I made it over 80cm but failed on the 1m high.
Did I manage to achieve my athletics goals and why? I managed to achieve my athletics goals because when thing got hard I never gave up.
What was challenging and how do I know? Something that was challenging was shotput because the ball was heavy and it was hard to lift.
In what ways did I represent my House well in the competition? I Represented my house well when the house relays were on because I was cheering for miro.

How well did I use a growth mindset to stay positive when the competition got tough? I used a growth mindset when I was doing the finals for 50m sprints I didn’t get angry when I came last.

Term 4 Learning Goal

Term 4 Learning Goal

My Learning Goal
I want to do well in Maths

How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
Focus on want the teacher wants me to.
Work with people that I know I work well with.
Use time wisely.
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
I will know more to do with Maths.
Get more exercises correct.
My Learner Qualities Goal
I want to be more resilient
How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
Not giving up when things  get hard.
Look at different ways of doing things.
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
When I complete things that are hard.

Oaklands School Learner Qualities

Oaklands School Learner Qualities
Be Self Aware (Excellence Value): SML tasks

Be self aware
I know my learning goals.
I know how I learn best.
Think about and reflect on:
  • How have I been managing my time with completing my SML Tasks? I have been managing my time with SML because I do some at home.
  • How well have I been completing them? Mostly every week I have been getting around 16 points
  • Have I been completing my MUST Dos each week? I been completing my MUST Dos basically every week
  • Have I been organised enough to complete bonus tasks? Some weeks I get on to do some bonus tasks and some weeks I don’t get my bonus tasks done.

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 maths has been going well for me because if I have not finished my maths during maths I work on it during SML time.
What have I been learning to do to get the tasks done?
Trying to get at least 3-4 SML tasks done per day.

Which tasks have I completed well?  Why?
I have completed Mathletics well by using my time wisely by doing most of it at home and some at school.

Which tasks have been challenging?  Why?
The task that I think that has been challenging is spelling because I don’t often know when to do it.

What are some other bonus tasks I would like to do?
A bonus task I would like to do is word search.

My next step is……..
To get more done at home so I can focus on Reading,Writing and maths tasks done during school.