Maths Tapawaru

I am learning how to sort fractions with different denominators.

I'll know I can do this when I can order fractions based on their size.

Something I learned was to use division in grouping fractions.

Learner Qualities

I am learning how to communicate.

I'll know I can do this when I can show a variety of ways to show communicate. 

One way I  can communicate well is by talking and keeping eye contact.  

Art Attack Don Binney

We are learning to create art inspired by Don Binney.

I'll know I can do this when I have created a landscape with a foreground, middle, and background.

My bird and my background are coloured using pastels and natural colours.

Something I learned was that art doesn't always have to be neat because that might not be what the artist wants.

Writing: Information Report

I am learning to write an information report.

I'll know I can do this when I can plan and write an information reports with a title, topic sentence, and a group of facts about a subject.

Something I will do next time is remember to put capital letters at the start of my sentences.

This is my Blue Duck Report:


The blue duck is a bird that swims in water like other ducks.The whio is also a herbivore which means it eats plants and leafs.

A blue duck has a pinkish white bill and dark slater grey color. They have 2 legs, 1 pairs of wings,1 big tail, 2 little ears and 2 floppy feet.    

Food and Habitat

The blue duck eats berries, fruits and wet bread. Blue ducks live in ponds, lakes, New Zealand rivers, swamps, grassy areas, and parks.  


A blue duck is a very powerful swimmer even when the water is strong. The blue duck nests in hollow logs and dark spots like under trees and in tunnels.


The blue duck is a really rare species of duck. The males sound like an alarm clock. Baby chicks can fly at 70 days old. The blue ducks eggs look creamy white.

Reading Whio

I am learning to apply my prior knowledge to a text.

I'll know I can do this when I can think of ways I have connections to a text and I can use those connections to help decode unfamiliar words and ideas.

Something I learned is that I need to ask myself 'what do I already know?' when I am reading.

Peace Week 2017

I have been learning about Peace Week.
Peace Week is an annual tradition organised by The Peace Foundation every year. You can learn more about The Peace Foundation by following this LINK.

As a way to learn about Peace Week I did three different Peace Week activities.

With Miss Brennan we created a poster to help promote peace and Peace Week.
With Mrs Baker we made hand print doves and wrote messages of peace on them.
With Mr Horn we looked at the symbols of peace such as the dove and created origami doves.

Here is an example of one of my activities

Student Led Conference

My highlight at my student led conference was sharing the maths games because they are fun.

I am most proud of sharing my monster soup because some of the words end with ly.

I think my parents enjoyed it because I learned how to do partitioning.

Next time I would like to do it slow and take my time.


My learning goal this term is recognise and use new vocabulary.

I can do this by trying again until I get it right.

This photo shows my learning.

Procedural Writing.

WALHT write a procedure.
Something I learned about writing a procedure is write a set of instructions.
Something I would like to do better is to put in more adverbs in my writing.
Here is my learning.

Jelly pop’s

How to make delicious jelly pop’s

What do you need

  • Jelly crystals
  • Party cups
  • Boiling water (1 cup)
  • Cold water (½  a cup)
  • Fruit sticks
  • Measuring cup
  • Whisk
  • Jug / bowl


  1. Prepare the party cups upright on a flat surface.

  1. Carefully pour 1 cup of boiling water into a jug or a bowl WARNING ask  adult to help
  2. Slowly tip jelly crystals into the jug
  3. Quickly dissolve jelly crystals with a whisk
  4. Add ½  a cup cold water
  5. Leave them for 15 minutes and put it on a flat surface
  6. Pour the jelly into the party cups
  7. Then add the fruit sticks and lean them to the side
  8. Put them in the freezer for 10 minutes
  9. Dip them in hot water for 15 seconds
  10. Enjoy your jelly pops!


We leaned salsa and hip hop.
I enjoyed learning hip hop the most because it was fun and easy.
I leaned how to do the cookoracher salsa steps.


WALHT display data in a pictograph.
Something I learned was how to find data. 
Here is a photo of my learning.
My next learning step is to find more data to add to different graphs.


WALHT add a twist to our writing

Here is my poem:

I didn’t see a flag in the moon
I didn’t see a flying piglet
I didn’t see a silly emoji
BUT i did see Beauty and the Beast

I didn’t eat a fish
I didn’t eat a town
I didn’t eat a 100 pigs
BUT i did eat McDonalds

I didn’t go to Auckland
I didn’t go to the moon
I didn’t go to the beach

BUT I did go trampolining

Next time I would like to more detail to my ideas.

Punchy Poetry

I have been learning to create an example of Onomatopoeia
This is my example: Boom Wosh Vroom FIZZ splash kapow pow zap whack
Next time I would like to include an Onomatopoeia in a poem.

Taiao Programme

I have been learning about how seeds move around.
We made winged warriors
I learned that seeds can spread and make other trees.

Learning to Send a Photo

I am learning to send a photo to my blog.

Year 3 Gala Performance - Towards the Sun

We are learning how to:

  • Perform as a group

We will know we have been successful when we:
  • Put in the effort to learn the song words and the actions
  • Perform with energy and expression

Music - Playing the recorder

We are learning how to:
  • play simple songs on the recorder
We will know we have been successful when we can:

  • hold the recorder correctly
  • breath correctly
  • use the correct finger positions for each note we play

My Improbable Day - Mathematics, Writing & Information Technology

Mathematics & Writing
I am learning how to
  • Make connections between my Maths learning and my writing
  • Make my writing interesting to read
I will know that I have been successful when
  • My sentences include adjectives (Writing)
  • My ideas are improbable but not impossible (Mathematics)

Information Technology
I am learning how to
  • publish my writing using a device
I will know that I have been successful when I have:

  • searched for an image on Chrome
  • saved the image to the Camera Roll of the device
  • inserted the image into Blogger
  • accurately typed my writing into Blogger

Easy Blog Photo
I went into my kitchen and I saw a large, chubby, hairy, scary white tailed spider.