Integrated Learning Term 3 Fur Seal Report.

Screenshot 2017-09-27 at 10.40.28 AM.pngThe Kekeno (NZ Fur Seal)

W.A.L.T Write an information report about a resource found in the Canterbury area that is significance to the Maori.
The Kekeno is a type of fur seal that lives in New Zealand.

They have dark-grey fur, and white whiskers. Their size is smaller than the Australian fur seal.

You can find Kekeno on beaches along the coastline of New Zealand, and you can also find them in Stewart Island.

What do They Eat?

Kekeno eat mainly squid, octopus and mid-water fish, sometimes eating larger species, such as Conger eels, Barracuda, Jack Mackerel and Hoki. They also occasionally eat even birds, such as Penguins and Shearwater.

What are the Predators to the Kekeno?

The predators of Kekeno’s known predators are Orca (Killer Whales), Sharks, male Sea Lions, and Leopard Seals. Leopard seals mainly target pups.

Were the Kekeno any Help to the Early Maori?

The early maori killed fur seals for their fur, and meat. They used the fur The Maori name for fur seal is “Kekeno” which means “look around.”

Do Kekeno have ears?

Eared seals include NZ fur seals and NZ sea lions. They have external ears, which means you can’t see them from the outside.

How do Kekeno Mate?

The female fur seal (cow) gives birth during a breeding season, then mate again just a few days later. The following year they will return and give birth to a single pup after a nearly year long pregnancy, and mate once again to continue the cycle.

What is the baby Kekeno called?

The baby Kekeno is called a pup.

When will Kekeno go extinct?

They have banned hunting for fur seals for over 15 years now, but still they seem to be disappearing, if we don’t stop disobeying the rules of the community they will disappear very soon and quickly.

Are Kekeno hostile?

If you annoy, or try to harm them. They are also hostile if you get too close to their pups.

What is the scientific name of Kekeno?

The scientific name for Kekeno is Arctocephalus forsteri.

Kekeno were killed by the early Maori for their meat and their fur. We showed this is in our art project.

For our art project we chose a college, because we thought it would be too hard in a diorama or a model to show a maori man killing a fur seal.

We thought that a poster would be too easy, and it wouldn’t look like we put much effort into it. We also wanted the layering effect that a college has.

Here is a picture of our finished art:

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The first thing we did was make all of the little bits that we glued on. Including: The sun, mountains, waterfall, river, rocks, palm tree, dolphin, the maori man, and the fur seal.

We painted the background a sunset and the mountains a mint-green with dark green specks.

Then we glued on the mountains with PVA glue, which was a challenge as the cardboard did not want to stick down. But finally, after a lot of pressing, and sticky hands, it glued on and started drying.

We positioned the sun to be between the mountains, where a sun in a sunset would be, then glued it down. This was easier than the mountains because it was paper and not cardboard.

We glued down the river, which was also hard because it was cardboard.

We glued down the rocks, which the maori man was standing on. We slipped the palm tree behind the rocks, and glued that down too.

We proceeded to glue down the waterfall, rocks around the waterfall, dolphin, and the fur seal. When we glued down the maori man it was very hard even though it was paper. He was so slim it was hard to glue him down, and we accidentally decapitated him! Luckily, we glued the head back on, and it looked like nothing happened.

As the last finishing touches, we wrote facts on little blue clouds and glued those on the sky.

We let it set overnight and it looks great!

Written by Lillian, Claudia and Daphne.

Athletics 2017 Term 4

Athletics 2017

Discus and Shot put were difficult, I persevered by giving it a go when I didn’t want to do either of them. I stayed positive during all activities even if I didn’t come a placing.

I didn’t manage to achieve my athletics goals as my goal was to come a placing in sprints; I almost made it at 4th place.

I represented by house by getting 3 pozi’s for working well with my team.
I think I did well in discus because I was really scared I was going to hurt myself doing it.

Shot Put was challenging because I had to hold a very heavy ball and throw it into the air. I had to show a growth mindset and push through even though it was too heavy for me.

I’m most proud of sprints because I nearly came 3rd.

Term 4 Learning Goal

Term 4 Learning Goal
My Learning Goal
Finish the 40 book challenge by the end of the term.

How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
  • Get books out of the library that suit the genre I’m working towards.
  • Continue reading every night.
  • Read at school when I get the chance.
  • Remember my book everyday.
  • Log the book as soon as I have finished reading it.
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
I would’ve read and logged 40 books.
My Learner Qualities Goal
Be Self Aware, because I don’t know if I work well with people around me.
How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
Stay away from anyone who distracts me and ignore them when I’m doing my work. (Choose sensible place to work)
Knowing my learning goals (National Standards Spreadsheets)
Working towards achieving my learning goals.
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
I will be able to get my SML tasks done within a week.
I will choose sensible places to work.
I will have worked towards my learning goals.

Goal Review
What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
I’ve made progress by sitting next to sensible and quiet people. I know this because I’m doing better in writing and reading.

My Next Step is...
To finish my SML tasks around my talkative friends.

Learner Qualities - Empathise and Communicate

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. I apologise to Dania when I did something wrong to her.
  2. Worked with Lillian when she was alone.
  3. Included people into the game I was playing.

Share at least 3 examples of how you have communicated in different ways this term. Add photos if you can.
  1. I always work with a friend so if I need help I can ask my friend beside me.
  2. I communicate to the hub by sharing what my achievement/celebration was that week or on the weekend.
  3. I communicated with Daphne and Lillian for Integrated Learning.

Oaklands School Learner Qualities

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?
Writing is going well before because I’m working with sensible people.
What have I been learning to do to get the tasks done?
Not talk/get distracted with the people around me.
Which tasks have I completed well?  Why?
Writing because I put a lot of effort into it.
Which tasks have been challenging?  Why?
Maths because Fractions are challenging for me.
What are some other bonus tasks I would like to do?
Word finds or XtraMath.
My next step is……..
Get in a spot alone without any distractions and do my work.