Monday, 25 November 2013

Line dance

Dance Term 4
We are learning to: express ourselves creatively through dance.

To be successful we need to:
Learn the specific steps to the dance
Keep in time to the music
Follow instructions
Try our best

Term 4 Music

WALT - create a piece of music using a 4-beat pattern.

We know we have done this when we can clap beat using symbols.

We can work with a partner to present a pattern to the class.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Discovery - Key Competencies

Key Competency: Thinking

How were you using  Thinking today?

"I had to follow instructions for the sandwich."

Term 4 CARE Values

You usually try your best, Seren. Keep it up!

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Self Portrait

We are learning to draw self-portraits in the style of Matisse.
We will know we can do this when we can:
Use bold colours and patterns in a background
Draw a black line around the outside of self-portrait to emphasise colour
Include all facial features
Draw and correctly place all facial features
Begin to show other facial features such as eyelashes and earrings

Seren's Voice - "I like my background because it's colorful and I drew it really well.  My eyes and nose are in the right place. It looks like me."

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Topic - Venn Diagram

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.
Understand and describe how plants make their own food from water, air (CO2) and sunlight (photosynthesis).
Sort and classify leaves into categories of our own making and independently represent these in a Venn diagram.

Seren said, "I learnt how to do a Venn Diagram and I learnt about change and plants.  My favourite bit was the Venn Diagram because I liked sticking the leaves onto different parts.  My Next Step is to put different things onto Venn Diagrams."

Sunday, 16 June 2013


Narratives- Fractured Fairy tales

We are learning to write a fictional narrative by adapting a fairy tale.

We will know we can do this when we can..
Follow the Writing Process – planning, draft copy, editing and publishing
Have a title
Write three paragraphs: an Orientation, a Complication and a Resolution
Write in past tense
Use direct speech (dialogue)
Use onomatopoeia, questions and similes to create pictures with words and build suspense

 Seren said, "I wrote about mermaids and fish.  I like my story because I like mermaids.  I learnt  to make my story interesting by using interesting words.  I learnt  to use similes like they swam as fast as lightning.  Next Step: I'm going do more similes and check for full-stops and capital letters."

Statistical Investigations

WALT: collect data, construct a graph, and discuss the results.
Success Criteria: I will know I can do this when I can:
·      Know what data is
·      Pose questions for investigation
·      Collect data
·      Use tally marks
·      Make a pictograph
·      Make a bar graph
·      Ask and answer questions about the graph

Seren's Voice:
“I asked what kind of animals do you like best – jungle animals, fish, reptiles or house pets?  I drew a bar graph.  My bar graph shows that 10 people like reptiles, fish -2 people, jungle animals - 3, and house pets -3.   The most popular animal is a reptile.”

Friday, 7 June 2013


We are learning to recount events that happened in the past.

We know we can do this when we can:
·    Follow the Writing Process
·    Have a title
·    Write: an orientation telling when, who, what and where the event happened, a     sequence of events and a personal comment to conclude the recount
·    Use the past tense
·    Use a lot of different descriptive words to make our recount more interesting
·    Start my sentences in different ways

Seren's Voice - "I learnt that using good words in your story are really good because it makes more interesting.  I can write  better stories than last year.  My Next Step is to write longetr adn put more intersting words in."

Conflict Unit

We are learning to understand that:
  • there are many perspectives and types of conflict
  • there are a variety of ways to deal with conflict
We will know we can do this when we can:
  • use several strategies to make an \"I feel... when you...\" statement during conflict and know when and why to use them.
  • teach others to make an \"I feel... when you...\" statement during conflict.
  • act as a role model for others to help them make an \"I feel... when you...\" statement during conflict
  • seek feedback on how to improve making an \"I feel... when you...\" statement during conflict.

Seren's Voice - "I learnt that conflict isn't a cake, it's a person fighting.  I learnt how to say stop it I don't like it when you hurt me."