Wednesday, 5 July 2017


In ARTS this term we have been learning to:
Select and use techniques and relevant technologies to develop drama practice.
Here is a link to our online modelling book.

  • During this unit of learning we:
  • Described the characteristics of silent performances.
  • Identified different techniques used in silent performances.
  • Used these techniques in a variety of different practice situations.
  • Worked in a small group to put together our own silent performance.

The most challenging part of this unit of learning was coming up with a plan because you could chose a range of things

The two things that I enjoyed the most were:
  1. planing
  2. practicing

The story that my group told silently was some one was throwing a ball and then thew other person ran away with it.

Overall I think my group worked ( well, really well, not so well) together because we completed it.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Current Events Term 2, 2017

WALT: I can successfully research a current event.
Here is a link to our online modelling book for this unit of learning.

The National Standard that I have been aiming for during this unit of learning is:

  • Year 7/8: I can use appropriate skills and technologies to find and use a range of texts for specific purposes.

Each week we have read a short text about a current event/ topic. We then formed questions based on what we had read.  After this we researched the answers to our questions and finally we gave our opinions on what we had found out.

Here is some evidence of my learning.

My Next Step is to continue to  apply the reading and  research skills that I have learned in a variety of other areas.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Reading - Evaluate Texts

In reading we have been learning to….apply some criteria to evaluate texts eg accuracy of information and presence of bias.

We have been evaluating texts against the following four criteria:
  1. Readability
  2. Accuracy
  3. Relevance
  4. Quality of language/ information.

These documents show evidence of my learning during this unit:

My Next Step: Is to continue to apply this new knowledge and evaluate texts as I read them, checking for readability, accuracy, relevance and quality of language/ information

Monday, 29 May 2017

Sam TILSON - I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions

I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions

Please complete these two problems. You will need to explain how you got the answer.

Question 1
In our household, there are twice as many cats as humans, with sixty legs in total.

How many cats are there to be fed? 12
Cat = 4 legs x 2 =8 legs
Human = 2 legs
Total 10 legs
60 divided by 10 =6
This means there are 6 humans and twice as many cats = 12

Question 2
Three men run a business together.
The proportion of the profit they each get at the end of the month is based on the proportion of the funds they have invested in the business.
The April profit is shared out so that Al gets one third, Bob gets one half and Chuck gets one sixth.
In May, Des joins the group, investing half as much as Bob invested.
What share of the profit can Des expect to get? One fifth or 20%

We made the business investment to be $600 so ⅙ of the business to be $100 so that makes the following
Al ⅓ = 2/6 = $200
Bob ½ = 3/6 = $300
Chuck ⅙ = ⅙ = $100

Des then put in $150 so that would make a total of the company to be $750

$750 divided by 100% multiplied by $150 = 20% or ⅕

Sunday, 7 May 2017

evalate staments

Evaluate statements made by others about the findings of statistical investigations and probability activities.

In the newspaper article, ‘Which Social Media for Teens?’, it was reported that young people are using different forms of social media than they did a few years ago.
Read the article below and comment on whether the reporter’s statements are consistent with the survey data.
Which Social Media for Teens?
It looks like Facebook is no longer cool amongst the teens of today.  Instagram and Twitter have taken over the most popular social networks among American children and these kids are ditching Facebook.
Research has shown that today’s teens are no longer using Facebook. Rather, they are using Instagram and Twitter. There has been a steady decline in the usage of Facebook, with all other social networks increasing in popularity. Surveys of 15,000 social network users between the ages of 13 and 19 over the past three years, gave the following results:

Source: This article has been created for the purpose of this statistics exercise and is not from any publication.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

My favorite Book from Term 1 is the 52 story tree house

   The 52 story tree house

Image result for the 52 story treehouse
This story is about two boys who decide to make a tree house and there on there 52 story one it used to be a 39 story tree house but they added another 13 story. Andy decided to make a book writing machine and it tuned on them and wouldn't let them back in. So they stayed at Jill's for a few night's with all the animals.
so every day they decided to go back to the tree house they tried hitting the door with a big log.    

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Sam's fat four-eyed and useless

This term I have been reading and studying the novel …fat four-eyed and useless

I found this novel very interesting because you never really knew what was going to happen next.

During the novel I had to complete two major assessment tasks. The first is an Explain Map which shows the consequences of a major event in the book. The second was a Describe++ Map (Inference map) which shows I how I have connected prior knowledge and other experiences to what I have been reading to make an inference.

National Standard this covers
Year 7/8  Standard
  • using several pieces of information to make inferences
  • using their prior knowledge, along with information in the text, to interpret abstract ideas, complex plots, and sophisticated themes
  • I can use a range of strategies, such as inferring, to work out more complex words.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Games with minimal or no equipment.

Games with minimal or no equipment.

In PE we have been participating in a variety of games that require little or no equipment.
Below is the Matrix which shows our progression in this unit of learning.

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The table below shows my understanding of games with minimal or no equipment.
(Fill this table in, in as much detail as possible. )

Examples of Games that need minimal or no equipment.
What equipment would we usually need to play these games.  
Why do we play games with minimal or no equipment?
hide and seek
chain tag
so we know what to do if all the sports gear was taken
and so we can play at home with no equipment

My Strengths.  
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are is being a pals and trying touse no equipment or minimal
because ilike sport games such as rugby

My Next Steps.
Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment are asking the kids what they want to play

Because the kids don't always wont to play


In writing I have been learning to:
  • use all basic punctuation independently
  • attempt more complex punctuation (eg semicolons, colons, parentheses)

I have been especially focussing on using parentheses and commas. I have highlighted these in green where I have used them as well as other punctuation that I changed because it was used incorrectly. Here is a piece of my writing that shows this.28/2/17        

Hi I'm Sam and I am going to make a article for you

Leadership is a skill of being able to motivate people/ teams to work towards a goal. There are 6 traits of an effective leader: Integrity, Trustworthy, Resilient, Goal focused, Active Thinker, Motivational.My key leadership role is pals which is when you make an game for the other kids.My goal is to get 50 or more kids and to show the 6 traits.`

One of the traits are Resilient and that is one of my goals because (jak and Lindsay) do their job,of writing the peoples names on the board each day of the every week.I have got to show resilience when the kids don't like the game that we are playing we have got to change. When you are resilient you have to think of what game to change too if the kids don't like.

My next paragraph is about active thinking. Jak O' shows this value when he’s got too 2 things on he has got to think what one is more important and do that one. When they don't like the game you are playing you have got to have another idea for an game. Being resilient you have got to motivate people to play your game

Motivational is a great trait because you came motivate younger people too get involved. Lindsay has shown it to  motivate the other pals too do their job on the days they are meant to be on. You can make kids want too play your game.

Feedback from Mr Ladbrook
Nice work with the commas and brackets. Your ideas are mostly developed and you have linked some of them. Your next step is to remember that proper nouns need to start with a capital