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:
       Dancing is fun.

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

My Grandma by Liam Calderwood

My grandma wears green and white T-shirts. My grandma’s environment is the garden with purple flowers, grass, apple trees and cows and horses. In my grandma’s garden there is celery and carrots.

You have made a good start and begun to describe your grandma’s environment but I have no real picture in my mind of what she actually looks like. You need to describe her physical appearance.

Next steps:
1.    Use adjectives (describing words) and maybe some similes so there is a clearer picture of your grandma in the mind of the reader.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013


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 Relating to Others when I was sharing how to play the game on the iPod with Andrei.

I also shared the lego with Tre.