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 learn because you learn new steps.


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

Granny by Siobhan Kenna

My granny is old and has wrinkles. She always has a smile on her face and also wears red lipstick. She always wears bright colours and a hat with a feather. Her hair is about the colour of sheep’s wool. My granny loves visitors, especially me. When she goes out she always wears her earrings. My granny has a two-storey house and lives with her son Kevin. She has a kind heart. My granny lives on a hill and near the beach. My granny wears a dress that goes with her feather and shoes. My granny has a small garden that has a path in the middle and plants around the outside. It also has a bird feeder. She has blue eyes like the colour of water. I have the best granny.

You have used some good similes and some adjectives in your description to create that picture about your granny but I still need to know a little more about what she looks like.

Next steps:
1.    Try to organise your description into paragraphs – what she physically looks like, about her personality/behaviour, and about her environment/belongings.

2.   Try to start as many sentences with different words as you can.

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 Managing self when I was skipping outside with my friends and seeing how long I could skip for.

I also had to decide what to do with the play dough and what mould I would choose.

Saturday, 28 September 2013