I.A.L.T further develop my Maths knowledge and strategies through using Mathletics.

Room 1 Super Heroes

Today we dressed up as super heroes.

Discovery Award

I got this certificate in Discovery today because I used Language, Symbols and texts.
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Discovery Term 4

I am learning to use language, symbols and text by teaching Miss Corcoran how to make a banger.

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Oaklands School Jubliee

I.A.L.T recount the Oaklands School Jubilee.

In my piece of writing I am proud...
that I have used adjectives!

Buddy Reading

I.A.L.T develop my reading fluency.

Kade says...
I am proud that I am good at reading!!!

P.E. Athletics

In athletics I have been learning to run from a lying start and working towards a crouched normal sprint start.

I know I can do this when I can:
  • Get into the starting position ready to race
  • Push myself up into a running position
  • Aim to run towards the finish line
  • Run hard and fast in a straight line to reach the finish line
  • Run from a crouched sprint starting position.
I can get ready, push myself up and run fast to the finish line. I am learning to run from a crouched sprint start position.

Reading Term 4

In Reading I am learning to:
Retell the story in lots of detail.

I know when I can do this because I can:
  • Talk about the characters in the text
  • Talk about where the story takes place (setting)
  • Explain what happens in the story
  • Answer questions about the text.

I can already talk about the characters, setting and explain what happens in the story. I am learning to do this with lots of detail.


I.A.L about fractions.

I will know this when I can:

* draw different shapes and divide them into equal fractions.  


Kade says...

I learnt fractions need to be even.


WALT measure length and area.

I will know I can do this when I :
- can order objects by length by comparing them.
- use appropriate units to measure length.
- use metres to measure big distances/heights.
- use centimetres to measure smaller lengths/heights.
- measure around the perimeter of a shape/object.

Next Step:  To use "cm" when recording measurements in centimetres.

Integrated Topic Term 3 - Drama

This term we have been learning to participate and contribute in drama to create a play about Tangaroas gift. Click on the link below to see our performance.

Assessment Rubric

Participating & Contributing
I need help to participate and contribute  
I can participate and   contribute  if I am prompted or directed.
I can participate and contribute .
I cannot explain why it is important to do so.
I can participate and contribute .
I can explain why it is important to do so.
I can participate and contribute .
I can explain why it is important to do so.

I act as a role model for others to help them participate and contribute
I seek feedback on how to improve how I can participate and contribute.

Procedural writing

I am learning to write a procedure.

I know I can do this when I include:

  • A title
  • A list of equipment
  • Numbered instructions in the right order.
I did all of theses things.

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WALT: develop different strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems.

Success Criteria: We will know we can do this if we can:

* solve addition problems using place value knowledge to add tens then the ones.
* solve subtraction problems using place value knowledge to subtract tens then the ones.

Discovery 2014

At Discovery time I have been learning to relate to others.

Success criteria:
Share with others.
Take turns.
Use my manners.
Listen when others are speaking.
Let others join in.
Play fair.

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I am helping the other children put the shapes together.

Reading 2014

In Reading I am learning to: 
Use different reading strategies to work out tricky words.

Success criteria:
Use the pictures to think about what the word could be;
Look at the beginning and end letters and think about what word would fit and make sense;
Look for chunks or words I know within a word and think about what work would make sense;
Read on to the end of the sentence, then re-read and think about what word would make sense.

My next step:

To retell the story in detail.

Persuasive Arguments

W.A.L.T write a persuasive argument

We will know we can do this when we...
* say what the issue is.
*  give an opinion about the problem.
*  give reasons for our opinion.
*  use conjunctions to show cause and effect.
*  use adjectives to make the argument more powerful.

Kade says...
I liked that I told Mrs Trotter it is important to have fresh air.

My next learning step is to check my writing makes sense.  


WALT: play the recorder.

We will know we can do this when:
* hold the recorder correctly.
*  use the correct breathing techniques.
*  use the correct fingering to play different notes.
*  can read and perform music with 3-5 notes on the recorder.

Kade says..

In recorder I like playing the hot cross bun song.


My next learning step is, I would like to learn how to play really fast notes.

Art Workshop

Today with Mr Shaskey we learned about sketching and drawing. We learned to set the limits, draw the outline and then add the shapes.

We can follow instructions and sketch some fruit and vegetables

I liked the apple I drew because I did a great circle, as I am normally bad at circles.

To practice the skills I have learnt.

C.A.R.E - Learning Co-operatively

W.A.L.T learn to work co-operatively.

We will know we can do this when we can:
*  take turns at the activity
* let other people have a go first
* share our ideas
* focus on completing the task
* work together to complete the task
*  listen to each others ideas.

Student comment:
I worked as a team to create the puzzle.  My next step is to listen to others ideas. 

Adventure Writing

WALT write an adventure narrative

We will know we can do this when we can:
Include a beginning, middle and end.

Describe the characters and settings.

*  Use past tense.
Use nouns, adjectives, and action verbs.

* Use capital letters, full stops and speech marks correctly.

Student Comment:

I like blood going down the walls.

Next Step:
To use capital letters and full stops correctly in my writing.

Fun with Probability

We are learning about probability.

We will know we can do this when we can:
* compare and order events;
*  find all of the possibilities of some events using equipment;
* know that the more times you perform an event the closer you get to the predicted probability.

Next Step:
To apply our knowledge of probability to everyday situations.

Penguin Artwork

WALT: use different painting techniques to paint a picture of a Penguin.

We will know we can do this when:

·    we can mix colours;

·    use different colours to emphasise specific features/details;

·    use different brush stroke techniques to create different effects;

·    we can paint a background.

To use several techniques independently and explain why they are appropriate to my artwork.