Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Term 4      Music

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.

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:
       It is fun and a wee bit funny because sometimes I get muddled with the steps.


Monday, 25 November 2013

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 Dad by Ashton Kidgell

My dad is very special because he takes me out to places. He’s a wee bit funny. He’s got an orange T-shirt and some gold skinny jeans, light coloured skin and that’s all he really has on him. He tickles me every night then reads me a book. I always get a cuddle every night. He waters our garden every morning. We have nice flowers and grapes. My dad has light greyish eyes and he is always wearing black shoes. He also has a black bald head but not fully bald.

You have used some good similes and some adjectives in your description to create that picture about your Dad.

Next steps:
1.    Organise your description into paragraphs – what he physically looks like, about his personality/behaviour, and about his environment/belongings.

2.   Try to start as many sentences with different words as you can.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

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 Participating and Contributing when I showed how well I can skip now when I was doing the outside activity.