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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

We never stop learning!


We are learning to understand and reflect on the message from today's mass.
I know I can do this when I write an emotion about trusting God to help us when we need him.

Monday, 7 December 2015

We should start thinking about the coming of Christ!


We are learning to understand the season of Advent.
I know I can do this when I write 10 facts about Advent using De Bono's white thinking hat.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

How can we manage fair testing in science experiments?


We are learning to understand fair testing in Science experiments.
I know I can do this when I understand that variables can affect the results of a Science experiment.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Upon this rock, I will build my church!


Success criteria: We are learning to understand life in the early church.
Learning intention: I know I can do this when I write a summary for Matthew 16:18.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Bok, bok, I think there's a hen in here!

We are learning to understand and follow the structure of a procedure.
I know I can do this when I write ten easy steps on how to make a paper
hen.


What you need:
  • Colouring pencils or pens
  • Paper plate
  • Some thin cards
  • Black, brown and orange paint
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Coloured paper
   
Steps:
  1. First, grab your paper plate and then paint the back of the plate yellow or brown.
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  1. Next, put the plate somewhere to dry, take some thin card and cut out a beak for your hen. After you have cut of the beak, you can colour it in with felt tips or paint.
  2. Cut out a comb for your hen and you can colour it red.
  3. When the paint on your plate has dried, fold it in half so that the paint is on the outside. Screenshot 2015-11-17 at 12.46.23.png

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  1. Then fold the beak in half and staple it on the inside of the plate at the top of the fold.
  2. Staple the hen’s comb above the beak, along the fold of the plate.
  3. Paint or draw eyes for your hen.
  4. Give your hen some feathers, either by cutting the feathers out of coloured paper or you can draw the feathers on.
  5. Glue your feathers on both sides.
  6. Cut some grains or wheat using yellow paper. Give your hen a push and your hen will be able to rock back and forth pecking the wheat.
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When you're finished it should look like this:



Thursday, 19 November 2015

Our condolences to the victims of France!





Learning intentions: We are learning to show our sorrow for the tragic events that are happening around the world through music appreciation.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I use Movenote to record the peace prayer.

I wonder what the temples looked like in the early church community?

We are learning to understand what life is like in the early church.
I know I can do this when I describe how the apostles dealt with difficulties in the early church.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

I wonder if we can have another special guest next week?


Learning intention:We are learning to write a description.

Success criteria:I know I can do this when I write a short description of this week's assembly. 



Description:
Every second Monday, Saint Patrick's School gathers together for an assembly inside Room 4. Room 7 led the assembly this week. First we sang the National anthem, then I led the class with prayers. Next, the teachers gave out certificates for the students who have been great role models at our school.  After that, we were introduced to a special guest whose children had also attended our school past pupils. On his many travels around the world, he bought a video camera that he was willing to give to us. We all clapped with gratitude.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

I want to go there again!

Learning intention: We are learning to write a description.
Success criteria:I know I can do this when I write a short description about the Manaikalani film festival.

On the 11th of November, Saint Patrick's School went to the Manaiakalani film festival where we were given the opportunity to watch the movies that other schools have made. After our short ride on the bus, we arrived at Sylvia Park b
 where we were able to watch the short movies from Glen Innes School, Glenbrae School and Panmure Bridge School on the Xtreme screen.


Description:
On the 11th of November, Saint Patrick's School went to the Manaiakalani film festival where we were given the opportunity to watch the movies that other schools have made. After our short ride on the bus, we arrived at Sylvia Park Hoyts where we were able to watch the short movies from Glen Innes School, Glenbrae School and Panmure Bridge School on the Xtreme screen.

We are all part of God's family!


We are learning to understand and reflect the message from today's mass.

I know I can do this when I reflect on the importance of being a part of God's family.




Friday, 13 November 2015

You have to believe in yourself!

We are learning to understand and reflect on the message from today's mass.
I know I can do this when I write an emotion about trusting God to help us when we need him.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

I wish I was there when Jesus performed the miracles!


We are learning to understand how we can continue Christ's saving work.
I know I can do this when I read the scripture stories and identify the sacrament that it is referring.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Do you know how to solve 5 to the power of 2?





We are learning to understand exponents.
I know I can do this when I give two examples of exponents and write down the workings to reach the correct answer.

Who knew there was a mountain called Mount Snowdon?

We are learning to develop critical thinking skills through the research process.
I know I can do this when I cross reference the information that I find and record down the accurate height of 8 different mountains.
 

Can we celebrate the liturgy outside of church?


We are learning to understand the importance of the liturgy in continuing Christ's saving work.
I know I can do this when I describe what liturgy is in my own words.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Hey, did that just shrink?


We are learning to use critical thinking skills through the research process.
I know I can do this when I analyse Cheska's statements and cross reference with at least two websites to verify her statements.

I'm confused, is this salt or sugar?


We are learning to understand salt.
 I know I can do this when I cross conference using two websites to support and websites that don't support my statements. 

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Why is the tuatara looking at me?


We are learning to understand and follow different types of poetry.
I know I can do this when I write a poem describing the tuatara using appropriate adjectives and verbs.

We are all important in God's eyes!


We are learning to understand the Jesus' saving work.
I know I can do this when I write four sentences about the miracles and the kindness of Jesus.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Let's fight for poverty!


We are learning to understand Christ's saving work.
I know I can do this when I write three sentences about the sufferings around

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Do you know how to use an atlas?


We are learning how to use an atlas.
I know I can do this when I write four steps on how to use an atlas to locate a country around the world.

Do you know the significance of the celebration of the Eucharist?


We are learning to understand the importance of the Eucharist.
I know I can do this when I explain what the celebration of the Eucharist is about and why it is at the heart of the church.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Should I be a farmer when I'm older?

We are learning to understand about farms through the Inquiry process.
I know I can do this when I ask 4 Inquiry questions and research online to find the answers to my questions about farms.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

What do you know about the seven sacraments?

We are learning to identify how Catholics worship God through every celebration of the sacraments.
I know I can do this when I illustrate the symbols for three of the sacraments.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

That was a distracting connection!



We are learning to make strong connections to the text that we read.
I know I can do this when I write a summary that explain 3 types of connections.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Jesus is our redeemer!


We are learning to understand today's Mass reading.
I know I can do this when I write an emotion about how we can have eternal life.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Get ready, get through!

We are learning to be more aware of the earthquake drill ShakeOut.
 I know I can do this when I make a poster and write down what we can do during an earthquake.

God is everyone's inspiration!


We are learning to understand today's mass reflection.
I know I can do this when I describe what Margaret Mary did when she was inspired by God.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Remember to drop, cover and hold!


We are learning to understand ShakeOut through the Inquiry process.
I know I can do this when I ask five Inquiry questions about ShakeOut and research online to find the answers.

Go now and build the kingdom of God!


We are learning to understand and reflect on Sunday's mass reading.
I know I can do this when I reflect on today's mass and

Monday, 12 October 2015

Can I measure another monster?

We are learning to use a scale to measure lengths.
I know I can do this when I write down how I measured my monster.
 

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Sheep are not supposed to be ridden on!

              
Sheep riding


I am against this idea of Sheep riding because it is cruel.
I want to persuade farmers not to encourage others to ride on sheep.
Sheep shouldn't be ridden on because it is dangerous for the person and the sheep. And there are no equipment for sheep riding because they could fall off and hurt themselves.
People could harm the sheep and there would be no more sheep. It is dangerous for the sheep because the person could fall and break their arm or get other injuries. People could even hurt the sheep’s leg or spine, which could cause permanent damage and it might not be able to walk properly.
Sheep riding should be banned because sheep riding can be dangerous and it could injure the sheep.

We are learning to understand and follow the persuasive writing structure.
I know I can do this when I plan and write a persuasive writing about why sheep riding should be banned.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Can I got to the Netherlands, mum?


We are learning to understand the book that I read.
I know I can do this when I summarise Thea Stilton and the Great Tulip Heist in my own words.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

"Look, I've caught a sprat!"

We are learning to develop critical thinking skills through the Inquiry process.
 I know I can do this when I ask and answer 5 Inquiry questions about sprats.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Hello, animals!

We are learning to understand and use descriptive language.

Success criteria-I know I can do this when I use appropriate adjectives, adverbs and verbs in my writing.



       On Saturday I went to Rotorua with my brother, cousins and nephew.
When we arrived in Rotorua, we got off at Paradise Springs Wild Life to feed some animals. As soon as we got inside, we paid for ten packets of animal food.
         
             Then we walked along an old pathway that led us to a very large fence for us to see the lions and we weren't allowed to feed them. So we had a look around and we saw a big dark long, cave that was filled with so many lions that I couldn't count all of them. After a little while we waved our goodbyes to the lions and walked back towards the other path.
           
          Next we walked into a bush that had a gate so we opened it and it led us into a large yard. There was a garden full of vegetables but they looked fake and old. Then we saw a little, old, worn out shed which had a big sign in the the door that said open. When I opened it, it creaked. We went inside then out of nowhere a cockatoo bursted right at us so we ducked. My cousin didn't duck in time, so it landed on his head.
       
        As time passed on , we went into another area which had another sign that said"Eels can grow up to 200 centimetres long and have been alive for more than 50 years. We continued to walk deeper into the sanctuary and found a narrow pond that had more than 10 eels in it. They were very large and we got to feed them with the food packets that we had brought. As I was watching them fight for the food, the sun set around us. Soon we moved on and it led us to six hungry pigs who kept snorting at us. And of course they were muddy. However I didn't want to feed them because they ate a lot. Their mama pig was sitting by herself snorting at us as well. I felt sorry for her and went over to her with my little nephew following with is  packet of food which he took off my cousin.

        After feeding the mama pig, we said goodbye to them. As soon as we left, we found out that it was getting dark and so we had to pick up the speed. Next we went to a waterfall that stated" This fountain is a tourist attraction it was used in the 1800's till now and it is okay for drinking". After reading the sign , we felt thirsty so we tried it. It was so cold but very refreshing.
Image result for swans        Next we fed some ducks and there were lots of them. Then, we went over to the llamas and the wallabies but they were sleeping under a small tree. We moved to the horses. They were big, small, tall and short. There were so many of them. However we weren't allowed to feed them because they had hay.

Later on, we found the most beautiful swans but they were only two. I just wanted to feel it's feathers. Finally we got to see our last animal, they were the cute and cuddly bunnies. They were so adorable and and an employee told me if I wanted to hold one, so I did. I just wanted to take him home he was so soft. Then we waved good bye to the animals. As we left, my nephew wanted to stay with the animals but we told him that he cannont stay or else we will leave him be himself.

I had a very fun and exciting time at Rotorua. However it would be better next time if we had gone earlier so we could have a longer time to explore Rotorua.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

We are all sinners!

We are learning to understand the difference between personal sin and original sin.
I know I can do this when I write the meaning of Personal sin and Original sin in my own words.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

How do you start a sprint race?


We are learning to understand the techniques for running and the start for sprinting.
I know I can do this when I write down the techniques for running and what to do before a sprint start.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Help me please, I have no home!


We are learning to understand the text that we read.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I use movenote to record my summary for No Home for a gnome.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Wow, what beautiful voice!

                                               Duffy Assembly

On Tuesday, we welcomed a visitor to our school and her name was Tasha Hohaia.
She was a Duffy role model for kids and she was promoting reading to the young students. She is very clever, talented and determined. Tasha is known for being on X-factor. She also sang a song called Mama knows best. She was so confident and had a strong and flexible voice. Then she sang her favourite song 'Price tag'(by Jessie J). She was fantastic so we gave her thunderous claps and cheers.


We are learning to describe a person.
I know this when I use verbs to describe Tasha and make my writing more interesting.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

No! It's the end of the world!


We are learning to develop understanding of the book that I read.
I know I can do this when I summarise Captain Underpants and the preposterous plight of the purple potty people in my own words.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Jesus is our light!


We are learning to understand today's Mass reading.
I know I can do this when I write an emotion about how we can have eternal life.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Don't bite me shark, now I can't sit down for a week!

We are learning to understand the text that we read.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I use movenote to record my summary for Shark attack.

Can you match the symbols of the Holy Spirit to the scriptures?


We are learning to understand the symbols of the Holy Spirit through the scripture stories.
I know I can do this when I match the symbols of the Holy Spirit to the scripture references.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Hello! Nice to meet you!

We are learning to understand and use descriptive language.

Success criteria-I know I can do this when I use appropriate adjectives, adverbs and verbs in my writing.

On Saturday, we had a exchange student from Shanghai in
China, who we had to pick up from One Tree Hill College.

When we arrived at the college we waited and waited. We waited for a long time. Then at 3.00 pm  we saw her. She introduced herself to us  and  her name was Yang Ying. She had turned 15 yesterday and learnt English in China as well.

After our little chit chat we hopped into the car and then we drove off. When we got to Mt. Wellington we went to the bakery to have something to eat. We all had a banana smoothie with apple pie which was very yummy. I wished I could have some more but we were too tired and and all we wanted was to get home. When we got home, we saw my brother's car.  When we opened his door, he was fast asleep and he was snoring very loudly! We started laughing and told him to wake up and to go  inside the house because it was raining. 

Finally we got inside and Yang unpacked her stuff, while we prepared dinner. For dinner we had chicken drum sticks with potato mash. When we all ate hungrily as if we have not eaten for days. The food was delicious! I wanted some more but I was too full. When we finished we watched the news on T.V 1 and then we went to sleep.

I had a great day meeting Yang. I think I will enjoy getting to know her better. I hope that the weather will be sunny so that we can show her around the place.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Flying fireflies!

WALT develop creative thinking skills through poetry.
I know I can do this when I write a poem about fireflies.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Let's go, Shetland ponies!


We are learning to understand the text that we read using diagrams.
I know I can do this when I make a labelled diagram of the equipment needed for riding Shetland ponies.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Did you see a dove when you were baptised?


We are learning to understand how the dove was symbol of the Holy Spirit in the scriptures of Matthew 3:13-17.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I retell the story of Matthew 3:13-17 in my own words and the importance of the presence of the dove.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Have you heard of the ghost pirate's treasure?


WALT develop understanding of the text that I read.
I know I can do this when I write a summary of Geronimo Stilton and the ghost pirate treasure in my own words.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Ahh! I see more clones!

We are learning to understand and extract information from the story.
I know I can do this when I retell the main part of the story in my own words.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Homai he karoti!

E ako ana mātou ki mahino me te whakamahi i ētahi kupu kai maheni.




Lord hear us!


We are learning to write a personal prayer to God.
I know this when I write a personal prayer following the prayer structure.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Have you had your confirmation?


We are learning to understand how oil is used in celebration of Sacraments to show the actions and presence of the Holy Spirit.
I know I can do this when I name the four sacraments where oil is used.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Do you think we are causing climate change?


WALT understand climate change through the Inquiry process.
I know I can do this when I ask 10 Inquiry questions about climate change and research to find the answers.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

What do you know about the Assumption of Mary?


WALT understand the Assumption of Mary.
I know I can do this when I write 7 important facts about the Assumption of Mary.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Let the Holy Spirit guide you!


We are learning to understand how the Holy Spirit was present in the scriptures of Genesis 8:8-12

I know this when I retell  the story of Genesis 8-12 in my own words and the importance of the presence of the dove.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

David is king!


WALT understand the importance of the anointing of oil.
I know I can do this when I retell the story of 1 Samuel 16:1-13 in my own words.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Let's carry our cross, everyone!

WALT understand today's Mass reading.
I know I can do this when I write an emotion about how we are a follower of Jesus.
 

Homai he periti!


We are learning to use Te Reo through our everyday lives.
I Know I can do this when I can pronounce the Te Reo Maori vocabulary for making sandwiches.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Shear water birds migrating across the sea!


WALT develop creative thinking skills through poetry.
I know I can do this when I write a poem about Shear water birds.

Hurry, or I'll melt away!

WALT understand and write a persuasive slogan.
I know I can do this when I write keywords to attract people's attention.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

How fire, water and wind represents the Holy Spirit!

WALT understand the scriptures that relate to the symbols of the Holy Spirit.
I know I can do this when I retell the story of the scriptures that showed the symbols of the Holy Spirit.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

I think I need to measure everything!


We are learning to measure lengths in squares.
I know I can do this when I measure 5 items using the squares in my maths book.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Can you speak Te Reo Maori?

WALT understand commands in Te Reo Maori for preparing food.
I know I can do this when I write in Te Reo the commands for handling food.


Friday, 31 July 2015

Saint Ignatius, pray for us!


WALT understand today's mass reflection.
I know this when I use the red thinking hat to describe an emotion about Jesus preaching about God.