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:
       It is fun to dance but I had to dance with a boy because there wasn't enough girls.



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 Harry Eastwick

My dad is called Craig. He has short brown hair, which is like candyfloss. He wears old clothes because they have glue and silicon on them. He has greeny-brown eyes. He is very funny. His favourite game to play is Pop. He sometimes plays his guitar. We live at 112 Wales Street, in Halswell. He is a tiler and has a van with tiles in there. He works with Franklin Tiling. He loves going on the computer. If someone is on it he just tells us to get off or watch TV.

You have begun a good description and used some describing words and similes but need to tell a little more to get a picture in the reader’s mind.

Next Steps:
1.    Add more details to show what your Dad looks like. How tall is he? You could use a simile to show this.

2.   Check the WALT criteria to see if you have included all you need in your writing.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Term 4     Music

We are learning to create a piece of music using a 4 beat pattern.

We know we have done that when…
-       we can use the ta,  ti-ti and sah symbols
-       we can clap the beat in time

-       we can work with a partner, put two patterns together and present the piece to the class.

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 we discussed how we would do our pictures.

I also used my self-managing skills when I was working with Jesse.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Term 3 Mathematics

WALT solve multiplication equations by using repeat addition.

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 unknown words.

Tuesday, 10 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 information.