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Sunday, 11 February 2018

Learning the Time - What's the Time - Bronze Medalists Problems

Walt: build a stronger knowledge base around time.




Task Description:
  • Understand the difference between (am) and (pm)
  • Convert written, analogue, and digital forms

Learning the Time - A Thousand Seconds - Gold Medalists Problems

Walt: build a stronger knowledge base around time



Task Description:
  • Understand the difference between (am) and (pm)
  • Convert written, analogue, and digital forms
  • Recognise key times throughout our day
  • Solve basic problems

About My Group - Gumboots Fact Sheet

Walt: Explain in my own words what my group name means using the readings.
Walt: Follow instructions and complete work to a high standard and learn about my group name through reading

Task Description: Create a fact sheet that you can share with other people using all of the information you have found out about your icon.

About My Group - Gumboots True or False

Walt: Explain in my own words what my group name means using the readings.

Walt: Follow instructions and complete work to a high standard and learn about my group name through reading





Statement
True or False
Evidence from the text
Taihape is the Gumboot capital of New Zealand
True
Pg 18 - at the start of the article it is written at the top that Taihape is the capital.
The Gumboot Festival only happens every four years.
     False
Pg 18 - Every year, at Easter, Taihape holds a Gumboot Festival.
No one in the town puts in any effort or time to practice.
      False
Pg 18 - The whole town puts in lots of practice for the world-famous
gumboot-throwing competitions.
The first gumboots were made in New Zealand in 1843.
      False
Pg 19 - Gumboots were first made in New Zealand in 1943
The Duke of Wellington’s boots were made out of leather.
     True
Pg 20 - The Duke of Wellington’s boots were made of leather.
Most farmers still prefer to wear black gumboots on the farm.
    True
Pg 21 - Most farmers still prefer black gumboots.
You can only buy gumboots in one colour and that is black.
  False
Pg 21 -  but these days gumboots are sometimes made of plastic, and you can buy them in any colour you like.
In the book there is something called a rare gumboot tree.
(Take a picture of this one and place it in the evidence box).
   True

Task Description: Fill out the table and answer true or false to each of the statements and then provide evidence from the text.

About My Group - Gumboots - Poster

Walt: Explain in my own words what my group name means using the readings.
Walt: Follow instructions and complete work to a high standard and learn about my group name through reading.



Task Description: Create a poster advertising the annual gumboot throwing competition in Taihape. Make sure to use information from the reading to help you create this. Also make sure that is appealing to the people who will be looking at it. A poster should be eye catching but it should also be informative.


About My Group - Gumboots Questions

Walt: Explain in my own words what my group name means using the readings.

Walt: Follow instructions and complete work to a high standard and learn about my group name through reading.

GUMBOOTS - Janet Pates
1.Where is the Gumboot capital of New Zealand?
Taihape.

2. Why do you think they call it the Gumboot capital of New Zealand?
Because they have a Gumboot Festival.

3. How often do they have a Gumboot Festival? When in the year is it?
The Gumboot Festival is held every year at Easter time.

4. What are some of the competitions listed in the book?
Best decorated gumboots, gumboot art awards, gumboot-throwing.

5. How long ago were Gumboots made?
In England about 200 years ago.  Gumboots were first made in NZ in 1943.

6. Explain the story of the first Gumboots in your own words:
The Duke of Wellington needed some boots made that he could go thru mud
and water, boots that look good and were comfortable.  He went to his
bootmaker and asked him to make these kind of boots.

7. When were Gumboots first made in New Zealand and why?
1943 - for farmers to use on their farms.

8. What is the difference between The Duke of Wellingtons boots
and the boots made for farmers?
The Duke of Wellingtons boots were made from leather and famers
boots were made from rubber.

9. Why are they called Gumboots in Australia and New Zealand?
Because they are made from the gum of the rubber tree.

10. In YOUR OWN WORDS describe why gumboots are black:
In the olden days to make the rubber gumboots strong, carbon was mixed with the rubber.

11. What is one goal you have for reading this year?
To be better than last year.

Task Description: Read the story Gumboots by Janet Pates and answer the questions above.

Duffy Assembly - Recount

WALT: Write a recount with the right structure
WALT: Use interesting words to make your recount more exciting
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Have you ever been to a Duffy assembly before? You don’t know what you are missing, aye.

Pt England School were lucky enough to enjoy our first Duffy assembly for 2018, last Wednesday.  As we walked to the hall, I wondered what story we were going to see acted out.

We sat in the hall in our classes.  The actors introduced themselves, Melanie, Ashley and Duffy. We tried to sing the Duffy song.  It was pretty sad, not a lot of people actually sang.  The actors did the sign language version of the song. That was pretty cool.  

The story they acted out was about a girl named Melanie and she was being bullied by Ashley.  Ashley would say unkind things and take her lunch.  It was really sad.  Melanie liked to read especially when she couldn’t sleep at night.  

My favourite part of the assembly was when Duffy stood up for Melanie.  I think that was cool and the right thing to do.  It’s just like the Pt England way.  

I learned that being a bully is not cool, but being kind is.

I can’t wait till the next Duffy assembly!


Task Description: This week we wrote a recount about the Duffy assembly that we had a school this week.