Discovery Term 4

We are learning to engage in positive relationships with others and focus on developing the key competencies:
Managing self
Using language, symbols and text
Participating and contributing 
Relating to others

Student reflection from a Discovery session: I showed my CARE values by using my manners. I asked the teacher how to spell something on the ipods.    

Writing Term 4

I am learning to: write a description of an animal.

What I need is: 
Describing words
What the animal is
What the animal looks like
What the animal does

Our animal is the giraffe.It is a very tall animal and it has a two metre long neck. It has small knobs and it likes green leaves. It can't run .

Typed and written by Conor, Xiyi and Kade.

CARE Term 4

Student response: I show Excellence when I stay on task.

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

Click on the link below of Room 21 and 2 practising together:

Music Term 4

We are learning to: recognise different sections of music and respond through singing, moving, playing and creating.

To be successful we need to:
  • Listen carefully to the music
  • Move as directed by the words in the song
  • Sing as we move

Click on the link below:

Gymnastics Term 3

We are learning to: do a pencil roll.

To be successful we need to: put our arms above our head, have our hands palm to palm, our legs together and keep our bodies as straight as we can.

-Kade is on the far mat.

Maths Term 3

Click on the link below:

We are learning to: Convert 10s into 100s. This is working out how many 10s are in a number over 100.

To be successful we need to: Understand that 10 ones fit into 10 and 10 groups of 10 fit into 100.

Reading Term 3

Teacher question: What do good readers do?

Student’s response: They ask themselves if what they have read makes sense. They read the title so they know what it is about. They leave a word out if they are unsure and then they come back to it. 

Mihi 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.

Click on the link below:

Writing Term 2

I am learning to
Write an information report on the Venus Fly Trap.
Success Criteria
·     Include what it is, what it looks like, where it is found and what it does.
Next Step: Re-read my writing to check it makes sense.

Inquiry Term 2

We are learning to express our understandings of change.
Teacher Instruction - With this play dough or paper, make or draw what you know about change.
Teacher Question- What have you made or drawn to show me what you know about change?

Note: The first photo has been taken at the start of the unit and the second photo has been taken in the middle of the unit.

Teacher Comment:  You understand how animals and plants change as they grow.

Mathematics with Statistics Term 2

I am learning to
Create a tally chart on Room 21’s favourite colours. Use this and a class graph to make statements.
Success Criteria
·     Ask a question to gather information.
·     Create a tally chart correctly.
·     Make a statement on the data: For example the most popular colour or the least popular colour. 

Child Comment: Most people like pink.