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:
       I enjoy the dancing but at first I didn't.



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

Aunty Jody by Ashley White
My Aunty Jody always has a smile on her dial. She always wears dangly earrings and necklaces. She always tells jokes, and by the way, my Aunty Jody has a tall skinny body with freckles and coffee-marked teeth. She used to be pregnant and now her baby is born and it is a boy called Nate. Aunty Jody wears bright pink lipstick. She is the best Aunty you can ever have. My Aunty Jody lives in a small house but it has a big garden with Uncle Darren and as I told you, baby Nate, three dogs called Filly, George and the other one but I can not remember what it is called. I think that my Aunty Jody is the best.


You have used some good similes and some adjectives in your description to create that picture about Aunty Jody but I still need to know a little more about what she looks like.

Next steps:

1.    Try to organise your description into paragraphs – one about what she physically looks like, another about her personality/behaviour, and another about her environment/belongings.
2.   Try to start as many sentences with different words as you can.

Wednesday, 20 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.

Term 4    Discovery

We are learning to involve ourselves in activities during discovery and use one of Key CompetenciesWe 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 Thinking when I had to think what colours to use in my sewing and how I would sew my picture.

I can also self manage myself when I was working on a design in the quiet room.