Term 4 Writing - What am I?

Learning Intention:
For science, we have been learning about all the characteristics that living things do that means they are living.

Success Criteria:
We will be successful if we talk about some of the things something needs to do to be living. 
Breathe, Eat, Drink, Reproduce, Move, Grow

We decided to do some guess who writing for you! We chose a living thing and wrote a description of this living thing.  Can you guess what my one is....

Easy Blog Photo

It's a cheetah!

Easy Blog Photo

Well done Kevin. You were able to explain why a cheetah is a living thing.

Hui - Identifying Kai

Learning Intention:
I am learning to understand and use some familiar food vocabulary

Success Criteria:
I will be successful when I can identify kai pictures and say the words correctly.

Te Reo with Matua Rihare

We are learning to:
  • sing waiata
We will be successful when we

  • participate with respect and enthusiasm
  • use correct pronunciation

Music with Mr McCallum

We are learning about Pitch
  • High and low sounds
  • Creating a pitch map
  • Making ascending and descending melodic patterns

We are learning about beat and rhythmic patterns.

Kevin wrote:
We did Music with Mr McCallum. We sang Ahaka Ma. It was fantastic. We can watch Harry Potter. We had a big circle. We did the Dinosaur Stomp too.

Ordering numbers to 100

Learning Intention:
I am learning to order numbers up to 100.

Success Criteria:

I will be successful when I order numbers in my rocket correctly so it can blast off!

Geometry 2D Shapes

Learning Intention
We are learning to sort shapes by their characteristics

Success Criteria
We will know we are successful when we:
  • use  words like - shape, line, straight, curved, corners, edges, sides
  • think about different ways to sort the shapes
  • talk about how and why we sorted the shapes
September 23

September 3

Technology - Force & Motion

Technology Brief
Your moving toy needs to:

  • Have a body that can hold a plastic teddy bear.
  • Have at least two wheels that move by themselves.
    • You can push it to start it moving
  • Move past the 1 metre line at the bottom of the ramp.

Oral Language and Writing

The Learning Process
  • First, the children listened to the teacher describe a creature and they drew what they heard.
  • Then they wrote about their creature, using descriptive words.
  • Next, they shared their writing with a talking partner to "Give one -Take one"  - share words that they could add to their own descriptions.
  • Finally, they worked on their writing again to make it better.
Learning Intention

I am learning to:
  • Use words to build a picture in my own mind
  • Use descriptive words in my writing
  • Use talking and sharing my ideas as a way to make my own writing better.
Success Criteria
  • The words I use will put a detailed picture into the mind of the person reading my writing - my audience.
(Click to enlarge)


Learning Intention:
I am learning to create and perform a sequence which links two shapes through rolling, traveling or jumping.

Success Criteria:
I will be successful when I create and perform a sequence that links two shapes through rolling, traveling or jumping.