Tuesday, 26 November 2013


        We are learning to perform a dance from the 1940's in the School Production.
        We had to ...
        -   learn the steps for a box-step Foxtrot.
        -   keep in time with the music.
        -   work with a partner.

       Student comment:
       The dance if fun to learn and I feel excited about doing it.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Term 4 Written Language

WALT write a character description of a person we know very well.
We know we have achieved this when we …
-    have written about the person’s physical appearance (the way they look).
-    have written about the person’s behaviour (how they speak or act).
-    have written about how they affect other people (what do they do to make you notice them).
-    have written about the person’s environment and belongings.
-    used descriptive words to make a picture in the mind of the reader

My Dad by Matina Charlton

My dad tickles me really lightly and he’s got happy smiles all the time. My dad has dark eyebrows and he wears light blue work shoes - very light blue shoes and he has got brown eyes like me. He has got big giant ears and he is 42 years old. He is very old and my dad is very, very tall. He carries me to bed at night. He has no hair but only spikes that are little and black. He owns a motorbike that he has been fixing for months. My dad lives at 59 Cobra Street. We had some tulips that I am helping him with. His special people are me and my sister Serena, and my mum. Our backyard is like an adventure playground so you can have an adventure in our backyard. He sleeps on the couch and owns a white car.

You have begun to describe your Dad’s behaviour and what he does but I have no real picture in my mind of what he actually looks like. You need to describe his physical appearance more. Check the criteria as to what else to add.

Next steps:
1.    Try to begin your sentences in different ways.
2.   Use adjectives (describing words) and maybe some similes so there is a clearer picture of Dad.

3.   Some sentences can be extended further to give more information e.g. “He has got big giant ears.” What exactly are they like. Could you use a simile?

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Term 4     Discovery

We are learning to involve ourselves in activities during discovery and use one of Key Competencies
We know we have done that when we show we  
- use Language symbols and texts
- Self-manage our learning
- Participate and contribute
- Relate to others

Student voice:

I showed the Competency of using Language, Symbols and text when I got the certificate for helping others do what they needed to and talking about it.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Term 3 Mathematics

WALT change an equation to make counting on easier.

Term 3 Physical Education - Gymnastics

We are learning to:
  • ·      create and perform a sequence of unlike actions incorporating a piece of apparatus

To be successful we need to:
  • ·      have nine different actions in our sequence and never repeat an action
  • ·      jump on and off a bench in our sequence

Term 3 Reading

Miss Frampton:
What does a good reader do?

They sound out tricky words.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Term 3 Te Reo Māori Mihi

We are learning to:
  • Introduce ourselves in Te Reo Māori.
  • Communicate personal information, such as our name, parents’ and grandparents’ names and home town in Te Reo Māori. 
To be successful we need to:

  • Speak clearly and fluently.
  • Use short simple sentences of Te Reo Māori to communicate personal informat

Thursday, 27 June 2013

T2 Change - Plants and Seeds

We are learning to understand that:
Scientists follow a specific process and ask questions that lead to investigations.
Plants need many things to move through the life cycle.
We will be able to:
Show the life cycle of a plant.
Label the parts of a plant.
Classify objects using a Venn diagram
We will know we can do this when we can:
Draw pictures that depict the life cycle of plants.
Correctly label the parts of a plant

Sort and classify leaves into categories of our own making and independently represent these in a Venn diagram.