Sunday, 24 November 2013

Term 4 - Discovery

Discovery time is an opportunity for your child to choose from a range of activities some of which are not offered during the normal course of the day.  Your child is encouraged to try different things.  The Key Competencies: Thinking, Relating to Others, Understanding texts and symbols, Managing Self and Participating and Contributing are embedded through Discovery time, as are the School Values.  

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Beat and Rhythm

Write and clap a rhythm

·      To write and clap a rhythm
·      To use semi quavers, crotchets or rests in our rhythm
·      To write a rhythm that is equal to four counts    

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Term 4 - Published Writing

Publish our writing

·      Re-read our draft so that it makes sense
·      Go back and fix up mistakes
·      Copy our draft work correctly
·      Use our neatest hand writing


These are some of the things I think a good reader does:
  • Reads fluently
  • If they don't know a word they break it into smaller parts to work it out
  • They re-read to help make sense
  • They stop and pause when they get to a full stop

Term 4 - Oaklands' School CARE VALUES

I show the Community  value when I put rubbish in the bin.

I use the  Active Thinking value when I follow instructions and let other people learn.

I demonstrate the Respect value when I use my manners.

I show the  Excellence value when I do my best work every time.

Term 4 - Dance/Drama Integrated Topic

Express ourselves creatively through dance
·      Learn the steps to the dance
·      Keep in time to the music
·      Follow instructions

Value Focus: (Excellence)
·      To try our best
·      To persevere
·      Acknowledge the efforts of others

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Johanna's MIhi

Te Reo Maori Mihi

We are learning to:

  • Introduce ourselves in Te Reo Maori
  • Communicate personal information, such as our name, parents' and grandparents' names and home town in Te Reo Maori
To be successful we need to:
  • Speak clearly and fluently
  • Use short simple sentences of Te Reo Maori to communicate personal information.

Monday, 16 September 2013


We are learning a range of balancing, rolling, jumping and travelling movements to incorporate into a floor routine.


  • To incorporate at least two balancing movements
  • To incorporate at least one jumping movement
  • To incorporate at least one rolling movement

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Term 1 Writing

We are learning to:
  • Use a plan to organise our thoughts and ideas

Success Criteria:
  • Record what our ideas look like, feel like and sound like

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Term 2 Visual Art

We are learning to
  • Craft a pencil sketch

Success Criteria
  • Set the page limits
  • Use curved lines and shapes appropriately
  • Apply light and dark shading to specific areas

Term 2 Mathematics - Statistics

We are learning to:
  • Ask questions
  • Collect data
  • Read our graphs

Success Criteria
  • Ask on question to obtain data
  • Collect data by using tally marks
  • Graph our data using a column graph
  • Make one observation from reading the graph

Term 2 Writing

We are learning to
  • Edit our writing

Success Criteria
  • Reread our first draft
  • Underline words that need to be checked for spelling
  • Use our dictionaries to correct spelling errors
  • Re write sentences that do not make sense

Term 1 Integrated Topic

We are learning to express our understanding of Conflict
Teacher Instruction - With this play dough, make something to show what you know about conflict.
Teacher Question - What have you made to show me what you know about conflict?