Communicate and Empathise

Learner Qualities: Empathise and Communicate

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Share at least 3 example of how you have shown empathy recently. Add a photo if you can.
  1. Asked people who look lonely if they wanted to play with my friends and I.
  2. I tried to cheer my friend when she was sad.
  3. I cheered my teammate on in sprints.

Share at least 3 examples of how you have communicated in different ways this term. Add photos if you can.
1. I verbally communicate when I am talking to someone
2. I show gestures which represents my mood.

3. Sofia and I couldn't talk to each other because we were at home so we had to communicate via comments on docs.

Mihi Assessment

I have rated myself Extended Abstract on my Mihi Assessment because I can say my Mihi off by heart and understand other's Mihi.

Te Reo Solo Rubric - Mihi






Extended Abstract
I have no idea what a mihi is
I know what my mihi means and I can explain this
I can say my mihi with the help of someone else or a resource
I can independently say my mihi with correct pronunciation (off by heart)
I can listen to a person’s mihi and understand.

I can teach others to say their mihi correctly.
Strategies could include:
  • Written prompts
  • Picture prompts
  • Peer/adult support
Strategies could include:
  • Written prompts
  • Picture prompts
  • Peer/adult support
Strategies could include:
  • Written prompts
  • Picture prompts
  • Peer/adult support    

SOLO assessment

Oaklands School Learner Qualities
Be Self Aware (Excellence Value): SML tasks

Be self aware
I know my learning goals.
I know how I learn best.
Think about and reflect on:
  • How have I been managing my time with completing my SML Tasks?
  • How well have I been completing them?
  • Have I been completing my MUST Dos each week?
  • Have I been organised enough to complete bonus tasks?

What is my learning goal?
IALT manage my time well so I complete all my “MUST Do” SML Tasks each week
What has been going well?
Something that has been going well is getting my SML points each week.
What have I been learning to do to get the tasks done?
I have been doing more work at home.
Which tasks have I completed well?  Why?
I have completed Reading, Writing and Math follow-ups well because I get as much work done as possible in each lesson so I can move onto the next follow-up for the next topic!
Which tasks have been challenging?  Why?
The 40 book challenge is sort of difficult because I have to finish a book each week.

What are some other bonus tasks I would like to do?
Passion Project, Research Activities, More Myth Writing =D
My next step is……..
To get the whole 30 points every single week!

SOLO assessment for PE, Teamwork and Relationships.

For my P.E, teamwork and relationships SOLO rubric, I have rated myself extended abstract for both. I have written down why I rated myself this. Here is my rubric..

For my P.E part of the SOLO assessment I said "When I first joined the Winter Sport team for Netball, I didn't really know most of the year 5's, but I quickly learnt all their names and when I pass the ball I cant actually say their name while passing. When I joined the team I had no idea how to play. My friend gave me some tips! I come to practices with my team and participate actively."
For my Teamwork and Relationship I said that "I work well with my teammates at whatever game we are playing, I take fair goes whether its taking turns being 'it' or taking turns being A in Netball. I can help people in my Basketball because I have more experience and also for my netball, I can help with shooting."

Art Attack - Raewyn Harris Koru Art

WALT create an artist inspired piece of artwork.

Artist: Raewyn Harris

The Year Six Hub have been doing art inspired by the amazing Raewyn Harris. She has made lots of designs which has helped us gain ideas. We started off doing a pencil draft. Then we did another draft with chalk to prepare us for the good copy. We had to draw with chalk because when we dyed it the chalk lines would turn black. We tried to not go over the chalk when we coloured because then we wouldn't be able to see the lines. Here is my unique piece of art. ;)

It was difficult for me to choose the right contrasting colours. I tried to make it as bright as possible, I didn't want any chunks of black. Every single white space on the art work would turn black, so I filled in the white specs. My personal favourite part of my art is the leaf at the right top. Doing this art was very challenging and fun. It was challenging because we started doing art on Monday and I wasn't here on Monday so I had to pencil draft, chalk draft, good copy, colour and dye in 2 days! But I did it and I am proud of what I have done. Raewyn Harris Koru art is definitely something I would do again!

-By Holly V

Music Blog Post

WALT: To compose and create a rap (with a beat if possible) about bullying.

In music we were learning how to write raps, rhyming couplets, beats and more.

 The process was...

1. We learnt what Hip Hop is made out of.
2. We learnt rap elements
3. We did the mother earth rap and the basketball rap.
4. We did rhyming couplets
5. Bars and melody's
7. Bullying words that rhyme
8. Bullying rap

WALT ·    To compose and create a rap (with beat if possible) about bullying

Hint = Blue = Answer
How did you go about achieving this? I worked on the rap for my SML's and I tried to get all my work done while I was in music so I didn't have to take up other learning time to get it done.
What resources were used to help you? I used the Learner Zone to see what I had to do and find websites that can help me.
Did you go through the process on your own or collaborate with other people? I went through the process sometimes on my own and mostly collaborating. I found it easier to collaborate because we got more ideas with more people.
How did you find the process? The process with interesting because you built up to the rap but learning music things along the way.
What did you enjoy most about the process of creating a rap? I enjoyed picking rhyming couplets and putting the whole rap together because it sounded really cool in the end.

What  might be your next step? My next step is to use different,unique words that no one else will think of in the making of the rap.

Here is our  rap... (Sofia,Vanessa and I)
P.S I have highlighted the rhyming  couplets 

I wake up every morning, not wanting to go to school.
All the kids tease me and think I'm a fool.
Even when things and going wrong
I have to stand up and be strong
People call me lots of names
Even though we are all the same
Hey! Mr. Bully, hear my plea
Just for once set me free
Nobody ever lends a hand
If only someone would take a stand
I always cry, if only someone would hear
Everyday I shed a tear.
Everyday you make me pay
I just want it to go away.

By Holly .V. 

Mult/Div learning

WALT: Solve division facts using algorithm.

In Mrs Pattens class we are learning how to solve division questions using algorithm. Here is how you work it out.
 So first you write the question in a algorithm form. In this occasion we are doing 84 /6 so what we do first is we say to ourselves "How many 6's go into 8 without going over the number 8?". The answer is...1. One 6 goes into 8 with 2 remainders(Put the number 1 on top of the line). So we put the remainder(s) (2) onto the other number (4) which makes it 24. Then we ask ourselves " How many  6's go into 24?" And the answer is 4.  So we put 4 on the top of the line next to the 1. The answer is 14!!!  :)

What have I learned? 
I have learned how to solve division facts is an easy way.

What is my next learning step?
My next learning step is to be more confident with this way of working out


In multiplication I learnt how to use doubling and halving to solve multiplication problems. Doubling and halving is where you double one and halve the other. For example...

14 x 5
Figure out which one to double and which one to halve.  The easiest one to double is 5 which is 10. Then I'll halve 14 which is 7. 7 x 10 = 70 Wallah. ALL DONE!

What have I learned?
I learnt how to solve big multiplication problems using doubling and halving.

What is my next learning step?
To use the method more often.

Goal Template Sheet

Term 1 2017 Goal Review and Next Steps
Name: Holly Vincent
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……...

Greater confidence in math -Back
Asking friends or teacher to help out. If I don't know an answer just give it a try. Make sure if I don't know it,tell the teacher so they know what I can and can't do.
I have made progress in my math because I am asking people for help more often(Family,Friends, Teachers..)
My next step is to have more confidence in all my learning subjects.

Eg. When I'm stuck with my reading,ask the teacher who is in the room.

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……...
To improve my presentation and formation in writing. My math in fractions too.

Not writing so fast and taking my time with my presentation and with my fractions. I can give it a go and if I don't know it I can ask the teacher or friends if they know it.
I slow down when writing and use the dictionary for incorrect spelling as well as adjectives for pieces of writing.
To use different adjectives to describe something.

Eg.  (Incorrect) The shoes are really good to walk in. They are good for sport too..

(Correct) The shoes and really nice to walk in. The are fantastic for sport too.


In Mr. Hillary's class for maths our goal was to - Read and Explain everyday time problems.

I learnt how to tell analogue clocks & 24 hour clock (I already knew how to read digital clocks). Here are some examples of my learning...

  • 1400 hours (Pronounced 14 hundred hours) is 2:00pm because when you go around twice (Or when its the afternoon) it doubles. Like 12:00 would be 24:00 in 24 hour time.🕛
  • Analogue clocks are really easy to read. You have to find the small hand then see where it's pointing at. Then you find the big hand and count in the 5x tables around the clock until you find what number its at. 

So there is some evidence of what I've learnt in measurement. 

Thanks for reading!!


The Donkey Disaster

     Learning From Mistakes...Moment in time

On a hot,summer day,it was my 6th/7th birthday party. I desperately wanted to go to pony parties. So mum organised a day to go. I invited a lot of friends & we got to feed a lot of adorable animals such as piglets,chickens,donkeys and MORE! We washed our hands so we could eat cake. Then we went to ride the donkeys

I hopped on one donkey and my older sister went on the other one,but they didn't have any saddle or anything! Even the staff weren't holding onto the donkey at all. My grandad was standing near the donkey and so was the little Chihuahua. I said to my grandad “The dog wants to chase after the ball. Maybe you could kick it for her!” My grandad gave it a tiny kick and the dog bolted off. Which made both of the donkeys bolt off with my sister and I still on them. The donkey headed straight for the fence and I had seen my sister had fallen off. I fell of and landed on my thumb (Which hurt A LOT!) and my sister landed on her tailbone!

A few days later I went to the hospital (on my actual birthday) and got a cast for me hand. I came home and my whole family was there. I told them everything that happened a few days ago. Then I opened MORE presents.

I will never ever ask anyone to kick a ball for a dog near a donkey.


I am in Mrs Patten's reading class and we are learning to use reference books/tools on Google Classroom. We have learnt lots of new things about the world and the latest news.

We have recently been learning about plastic and what it does to the environment. I have learned that plastic is a synthetic material made from a wide range of organic polymers. A synthetic material is like a cork, Artificial leather or Bio-polymer.  Plastic is a real harm to the environment, so here is some ways you can help...

  • Take the caps of all bottles (Milk,Water,Coke etc...)
  • Rinse out yogurt containers

My goal is to...

Find information and recall it in my own words.

Thanks for reading my reading work! ;)

-By Holly