Thursday, 25 June 2015

Nga Tae

We started by singing the colours song on our blog
Then in buddy time we shared the big book T-shirts. We thought we could use this book as inspiration for our learning so we made collage T-shirts. Rosie taught us how to say “This is my blue T-shirt” in Te Reo.

Success Criteria
ü  For the collage:
o   Small pieces of paper, the same colour
o   The white paper is all covered
o   Flappy edges glued down
ü  We know at least 4 colours in Te Reo
ü  We can say the colours correctly 

How I am going

I helped create the t-shirt collage
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1 know the colours of the t-shirts in Te Reo 
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1 can say the words correctly 
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Reflection

I really like: I liked learning the name for the colour blue in Maori

I think I need to practice: learning all the names of the colours in Maori

Something that really helped me was: singing the colours song lots.


Kerri thinks
You worked hard with your buddy to create your T-shirt. You use the colours song to help remember the colours like 'kakariki green'. Great job Brodie. Keep on practising and you will remeber more and more of the colours.

I am scienctist

We have been learning to think like scientists this term. Learning all about plants has helped us to become scientists. We have been asking lots of questions and trying to answer them. We found out that plants breathe and drink water. We found the best way to germinate a seed – seeds need water to germinate but the plant needs water, soil and sun to grow well.
WALT: investigate
         Ask questions
         Make predictions (think about what is going to happen)
         Observe and record what happens    
Use what we have observed to make conclusions
WALT share our ideas

Task
Show my science learning using play dough, drawing and labelling what we can see, classifying the plants and completing the plant life cycle activity.

Success Criteria:
I can ask questions
I think about what might happen
I look closely (observe)
I share my ideas
I look closely at what I see and then I draw it.

We can look closely and classify our plant pieces

My plant starts as a seed and
has roots and shoots.



















How I am going

I can ask questions
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I think about what might happen
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I look closely (observe)
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I share my ideas
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Reflection

I really like: planting our own seeds.

I think I need to practice: sharing my ideas with everyone

Something that really helped me was: making a plant with play dough because it helped me learn about parts of the plant.

Kerri thinks
I am pleased that sharing your learning with the playdough helped you to learn about the parts of a plat. As a scientist you look carefully and can draw what you see. Your next step is to think about what you want to know so you can turn your ideas into some questions. We would love you to share your thinking with us so we can all learn together.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

My Reading

WALT: make my reading sound like talking.

Task
Create a ‘movenote’ or a 'show me' on the ipad to share your learning.
Take a photo of the book you are reading and record yourself reading one or two pages.
Remember to show your learning - check the success criteria… 
Have you reached your goal?

Success Criteria:
  • I read the punctuation (full stops, commas, exclamation marks…).
  • I scoop the whole sentence with my eyes.
  • I have included a picture of the book I am reading.
  • I read in a clear voice.

How I am going
I read the punctuation
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I scoop the whole sentence with my eyes
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I have included a picture of the book I am reading.
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 I read in a clear voice. 
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Reflection

I really like: reading because it's my favourite thing

I think I need to practice: reading more books 

Something that really helped me was: looking at the pictures.

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Wow Brodie! What fantastic reading!!. You use the pictures, the start sound chunk and what the story is about to help work out tricky words. You read the full stops to make sure your reading makes sense. You are working hard to make sure your reading sounds like talking. What a champion!

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Showing Excellence

We are learning all about Panekiretanga (excellence) as our value this term. We can show excellence in our learning and in our play. We can show excellence at school and at home... we can show excellence anywhere!

We think excellence is:
  • Giving it your your best shot and never giving up
  • If you don’t succeed, try and try again
  • Keep on practising
  • Do some thinking, then ask for help when you don’t know what to do
  • We all have our own excellence, and it can be different for different things
  • We need to encourage others – we show excellence in the way we talk.
  • We use our manners and share, including other people in our games – we show excellence in our play
WALT: show Panekiretanga (excellence) in our learning. 

Task
Show excellence in the classroom:



  1. Using the discovery equipment explore, experiment and try something new. 
  2. We love to try all the discovery activities and work
    together to play collaboratively.
  3. During buddy time work as a team to complete the T-shirt collage with no gaps, thumb size pieces of paper.
    High 5 and Ci7cus learning together
  4. Use your i-time card and follow during maths. Give every activity your best shot and don't give up!
We practise our learning with the teacher and by ourselves.
We never give up!
Remember to show excellence by encouraging and including others and trying your very best.

Success Criteria:
  • I tried my very best
  • I kept on practising even when it was tricky
  • I encouraged others (excellence in my talk)
  • I used my manners, shared and I included other people in my games (excellence in my play)
How I am going

I tried my very best
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I kept on practising even when it was tricky
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I encouraged others (excellence in my talk)
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I used my manners, shared and I included other people in my games (excellence in my play)
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Reflection

I really like: sharing toys with my friends

I think I need to practice: letting my friends play with me in the playground.

Something that really helped me was: my friends help me to remember 

Kerri thinks
You are thinking about how you can show excellence in you learning. Remember to keep on going even when it is tricky like in writing - never give up! Sometimes it is tricky to share your friends and toys but remember in High 5 we can all play and learn together.