Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Letter Writing

In Writing we have been learning to: Write a formal letter.

We have followed the writing process and have planned and drafted a formal letter.

Here is a link to our online Modelling book.
This shows the process that we have followed.

Here is the letter that I have written Letter

Here is my reflection on the letter writing that we have done.
One thing that I found challenging about writing formal letters was remembering to write the address and the date.

My next step is: look for more opportunities to put my letter writing knowledge into practice in the future.

Interpret points and lines on coordinate planes, including scales and bearings on maps

Interpret points and lines on coordinate planes, including scales and bearings on maps,

I learnt how to read topographical maps and contour lines.

I found matching the contour lines on the topographical maps to the mountains on the normal maps challenging.

Extended abstract task

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Evaluate Author's Purpose

In reading we have been learning to….evaluate writer's purposes and consider how they have used structure and language to suit these purposes. (e.g.  I can make decisions about why the writer has written a piece of writing and how they have used particular structures and words to meet their purpose.)

Here is a link to our online modelling book

We have been evaluating how well an author has achieved their purpose based on:
Specific Language choices made by authors.
Specific Structure choices made by authors.

These documents show evidence of my learning during this unit:

Types of  Author's Purpose
Explaining how writers use structure and language to meet their purpose. 
Evaluating Author's purpose 1
Evaluating Author's purpose 2

My Next Step: Is to continue to apply this new knowledge and evaluate texts as I read them, checking to see that the author is meeting their intended purpose.

Friday, 28 July 2017


The book that I enjoyed the most was Silverstream. It is about the world in the future when the government is over controlling. The main character is a girl named Lorna. Her mum is in a group of people planning to corrupt the government. When her mum gets taken away Lorna escapes to go get her back. With the help of her sisters boyfriend Micheal she gets to the camp Silversteam and endures the way of life there with hope that she should find her mum.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Operations using fractions, percentages, decimals and integers.

In Maths we have been learning to: Understand operations using fractions, percentages, decimals and integers.

Here is some evidence of my learning.

Extended Abstract assessment task - Link your Lazer Blazer task here. answer sheet activity sheet.

Something that challenged me during this unit of learning was dividing fractions because I found it hard to understand the strategy that the group was using.

My next step is to continue to apply these strategies to real life/ problem solving situations.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Term 2 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel Silverstream.

I found this novel ok because I like the theme of the story but I didn't like the style that it was written in.

During the novel I had to complete a thinking map which shows that I can classify how the author has shown the theme of the book.

National Standard this covers
  • Year 9/10 Standard
    • I can locate, evaluate, analyse and summarise information and ideas within texts and across a range of texts.
    • I have a large vocabulary that is connected to my own knowledge about the world and includes: - academic e.g observe vs watch - subject-specific (specific words about a subject (e.g feline) - technical terms (specialised vocabulary of a particular field.)
Overall I would give this novel a rating of  3/10 and I would not recommend it to others to read because I didn't enjoy the book because I found it hard to get into.