Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Election Argument.

WALT: Write an effective argument for our chosen political party.

The labour party is the best party nz needs a change in government. Personally, I believe that Labour is the best party to vote for. Here are three policies that I would vote for: ensure access to justice for transgender people, increase police officers by 1,000 over three years and pay $60 per week to all families with babies and toddlers. The first policy is ensure access to justice for transgender people.

Ensure access to justice for trans people. Everyone should have the same basic rights regardless of if you are transgender or not. Transgender people are still humans and should be treated the same as others.
At the moment transgender people aren't treated fairly in the criminal justice system and that should change.
Another policy that I believe is very important is increase police officers by 1,000 over three years.

Increase police officers by 1,000 over three years. Increasing the number of police officers should bring crime under control. Having less crime will make New Zealand a better place. It will also create more jobs for people.
Another policy that I believe is very important is pay $60 per week to all families with babies and toddlers.

Pay $60 per week to all families with babies and toddlers. It enables all children to have the best possible start at life because it can sometimes be very hard for the families in the child's early years. It gives the family with young children financial security. It enables the children to have a good start to life with the essentials they need.

I strongly believe that the worst policy National has to offer is tighten freedom camping rules and increase funding for tourism infrastructure. National​ ​thinks​ ​that​ ​if​ ​we​ ​tighten​ ​freedom​ ​​camping​ ​rules then​ ​people will pay more respect to the environment. ​They​ ​also​ ​think​ ​that​ ​tourism​ ​is​ ​hugely​ ​important​ ​to the​ ​economy. I think that one of the many reasons this is a bad policy is because people should be able to go where ever they want when they’re freedom camping. Instead of restricting the areas so people will respect it they should just tell them and if they don’t just trespass them cause other people shouldn’t suffer from others consequences.  I believe with the tourism national shouldn't fund it because it's a waste of money, tourist should just stop because if they were put into our shoes they would understand.

Now I have stated to you why you should vote for Labour. By far in my opinion Labours the best party because they are gonna try there hardest to protect people so they can be who they wanna be and help people.
The points I have stated are the Labour policies such as ensure access to justice for transgender people, increase police officers by 1,000 over three years, pay $60 per week to families with babies and toddlers.
By now you know what party I’m clearly going to vote for.

My next steps are: To add more emotive language.

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

Silverstream

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.