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:
       I am very confident with the dance and  I like 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

Dad by Thorvin Basha

My dad tells funny jokes and always watches UFC trains at Strike Force. He is 45 or 46 years old. He has big muscles and loves pets and animals and boxing and fighting and TV. Sometimes he plays a guitar and drums and he loves me. He wears jeans on kind of hot days and also on hot days, he wears hats.

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.

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 your dad.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Tuesday, 24 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 unknown words.

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.

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.