Writing Report

I am learning to write an information report.
I'll know I can do this when I can plan and write an information reports with a title, topic sentence, and a group of facts about a subject.
Something I learned was adding more ideas!


In Taiao I have been learning about chickens. I have learned about the parts of a chicken, some facts about chickens, the parts of an egg (which I used to make an omelette), and what a chicken needs to be happy and healthy.
Something I learned was that chickens have a oyster.


In music with Mr McCullum I have been learning to play the ukulele.
I'll know I've been successful when I hold the ukulele correctly and can strum the cords.
Something I learned was that when at music sometimes I am in the learning pit because I had never tried a ukulele.

Learner Qualites

I am learning to empathise.
I'll know I can do this when I can identify a variety of ways I can show empathy to others.
One way I empathise is by seeing the emotions  of the other persons face.

Art Don Binney

We are learning to create art inspired by Don Binney. I'll know I can do this when I have created a landscape with a foreground, middle, and background.
My bird and my background are coloured using pastels and natural colours. 
Something I learned was to keep the white out of my art.

Maths Tapawha

I am learning to Order fractions with different denominators.
I'll know I can do this when I can Explain and show the order of single fractions with different denominators from smallest to largest value.

Something I learned was if I had a pizza and I ate half of it, how many pieces do you have left? I have a half of a whole.

Reading Toroa

I am learning to focus on reading for a set purpose (skimming and scanning).
I'll know I can do this when I can find the key ideas and record the key ideas.
Something I learned was to use the key to find the ideas!

Creative Writing - Scripts

We are learning to write scripts to create a play.

We know we are successful if our script has:
- multiple characters
- a setting
- character speech
- stage direction (in a different colour to the speech)

Once we have written our scripts we are creating the plays using Puppet Pals.

My play is called "The War"

Peace Week 2017

I have been learning about Peace Week.

Peace Week is an annual
tradition organised by The Peace Foundation every year. You can learn more about The Peace Foundation by following this LINK.

As a way to learn about Peace Week I did three different Peace Week activities.

With Miss Brennan we created a poster to help promote peace and Peace Week.
With Mrs Baker we made hand print doves and wrote messages of peace on them.
With Mr Horn we looked at the symbols of peace such as the dove and created origami doves.

Here is an example of one of my activities