Tuesday, 26 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 Maxim Nurpeisov

My dad’s name is Marat. He has black hair and a brown-white skin colour, light grey eyes and also a happy smile. He has a hair cut. He has a short haircut every time but not every day. My dad works in a shop called New World and he’s the oldest person in my whole family. He is funny because he tells me jokes and he laughs with his friends. He wears lots of colourful clothes.

Well done Maxim. I like your first two sentences. You have tried to write how your father looks. You need to add some more details to make things clearer as I still do not have a very clear picture in my mind.

Next steps:
1.    Maybe you could write a simile to make things clear as to how tall he is and what build is he e.g. My dad is as tall as…..
2.   Choose to start your sentences with different words instead of always using “He”.

3.   Refer to the WALT criteria to see what else you can add.

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 Relating to others when I worked on my picture in the quiet room and talked about what colours to colour it in with.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

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.

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.

Wednesday, 26 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.