Tuesday, 14 November 2017

NZ Fur Seals
New Zealand fur seals have small black eyes. They have fur, which is different to most seals because their fur is slippery.

What are their favourite fish?
NZ fur seals have 9 kinds of favourite fish. They like:    
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  • Anchovy
  • Silverside
  • Lanternfish
  • Ahuru
  • Hoki
  • Jack Mackerel
  • Yellow-eyed mullet

Are they endangered?
Yes, in 2001 there were about 200,000 left. Now there are more, but they are still endangered. They aren’t the only type of fur seals.

What colours can they be?
When NZ fur seals are pups they can be black or dark brown, but when they get older they become silver or dark brown.

What do you do if you find an NZ fur seal?
If you ever come across an NZ Fur Seal you should stay at least 20 metres away. You should also not disturb them by yelling or throwing things near them. Keep dogs or children away and don’t feed or touch them.
Do NZ Fur seals have any other names?
Yes. They have a Maori name called Kekeno, and a scientific name called Arctocephalus forsteri

Who are their predators?
NZ fur seals are prey to killer whales, sharks, male NZ sea lions, and possibly leopard seals.

How many are there?
Their population has climbed back to about 100,000 and is increasing. They started going down again, but in the 1990’s they started to come back up.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Book Character Dress Up Day

Red and White aka Read and Write
Celebrating: Where’s Wally’s 30th Aniversary 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

(Couldn’t add one)

Add a photo of the front cover of the book your character is from

Who’s your favourite book character and why?

Diamond isn actually my favourite book character, but I read the Hetty Feather series, which is the one she’s in. They’re set in the early 1900s. She gets sold to a man that works as a clown at the circus called Beppo when she’s eight. She meets a nice lady called Madame Adeline. She runs away with Hetty Feather/Sapphire Battersea/ Emerald Star (That’s a lot of names, I know)When she get threatened to get a beating for falling down because she’s an acrobat.. In the newest Hetty Feather book, Little Stars, they become music hall artistes, and live with a dressmaker near the Cavalcade. They become popular almost immediately. They become invited to be actors in a production Alice in Wonderland by Marina Royal, Hetty Feather's new heroine.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Term 3 Mihi Solo Rubric

2017 Athletics Reflection

In what ways did I represent my House well in the competition?
I was respectful and listened. I participated in different events and got house points for my house, Kowhai.

What did I do well and how do I know?
I tried my hardest and I know because I did my best. I completed every event to the best that I could.

What was challenging and how do I know?
Shot Put because the balls were heavy.
High Jump because I couldn’t get over the bar.

What am I most proud of and why?
Sprints, because I almost got into zones. I came 4th in my heat, I almost came 3rd. If I got 3rd I would have been in the finals and may have been able to go to Zones Athletics.

How well did I use a growth mindset to stay positive when the competition got tough?

I just kept on going. Even when I didn’t make it over the High Jump I kept trying and kept a smile on my face.

Did I manage to achieve my athletics goals and why/why not?
No, because I didn’t get into zones and that was my goal. But I tried my hardest in everything that I did.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Term 4 Goal

Term 4 Learning Goal

My Learning Goal
To get better at division, because i’m not that good at it.
How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
Practise it lots until I know it
Practise at home and at school
Use Prototec, Mathletics and Maths Whizz
Use the sheets for basic facts practice
Write down family of facts to help me
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
Because I will know more and I will feel more confident about
My Learner Qualities Goal
To get better at asking more questions because I don’t ask many questions all the time.
How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
Try to remember to ask questions more.
Ask questions to help me with new learning.
Ask the teachers and my friends questions.
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
I will ask more questions.
I will be confident to ask questions in front of the group, class or hub.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

WALT create a artist inspired artwork

In term 3 week 4 we had a week of art attack where we did art all week. We did Koru art inspired by Raewyn Harris. We had to do a draft in pencil then a draft in chalk. How we did it was we did the outline in chalk. We had to do it really thick. Once we were done we had to pastel it in. we chose our colours on Monday. We had heaps of fun doing it. My next step is to try it again with different colours.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017


WALT compose and create a rap about bullying
Bullying Rap  HTML 5 Drum kit background music
How did you go about achieving this?
I went well in achieving this rap with Sophie
What resources were used to help you?
Just my computer, HTML 5 Drum kit and the slip of paper
Did you go through the progress of working on you own or did you collaborate with other people?
I worked with Sophie
How did you find the process?
I found it fun but it was a bit hard.
What did you enjoy most about the process of creating a rap?
The creativity
What might be your next step?
Make it longer.

We looked at what is Hip Hop and the 4 elements of it. We watched some rap videos on bullying. We were given an environmental rap in groups and had to learn and perform it. We looked at how rap is composed, and wrote some rhyming couplets about school. We were given a page of rhyming words that could be used and started the process of creating a rap. We were given ideas for creating a backbeat via a website – HTML5 – Drum Kit

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Year 6 Camp 2017 Oaklands school


2017 Dance IMG_6392.JPGTerm 2

This year we went to dance for 2 weeks. We leant a lot of things with the help of Dean, our dance teacher. We performed the dances to parents and families of the students at Oaklands school on Friday 26 of May. I learnt a lot of things about dance and how it works. I was challenged by the 2nd dance which was a Cha cha. I surprised myself by how I could remember the dance without having at person in front of me.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Student/Parent goals

Term 1 2017 Goal Review and Next Steps
Name:Kalila Davis

Parent Goal(s)
Strategies I can use are:
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
To get better at maths.
To get quicker in transitions and improve in my learning.

Asking for help when i’m stuck.
I have made progress in faster transitions but i am still working on my maths.
Maths and improving in my learning.

Student Goal(s)
Strategies I can use are:
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...

Better Public speaking
Read more

Find more time
I have been reading more books at home
And I am now a good public speaker
2 books a week

Friday, 3 March 2017

Multi Cultural Week

This week I have participated actively in a range of learning experience around ‘Multicultural week’

WHAT: I was involved in a range of learning experiences for Multicultural week. I did well with the chopsticks and practised at home

I learnt how to use chopsticks to pick up Chinese/Japanese food
I enjoyed making the Spring paper design
I was most fascinated by the dead sea and how it can heal cuts so quickly

A question I have is….
How so much salt can be good for cuts and how people can just float

By Kalila Davis

Learning Plan review 2017