Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Term 4 dance and drama


TERM 4   DANCE and DRAMA

        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 doing the box step in the dance.
       



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 Mum by Bonnie Carrington

Her name is Tania. She is my mum. She has dark brown eyes and she is a tall person. She has black hair. She is nearly as tall as my dad. She has brown eyebrows. Sometimes she wears sunglasses. They are wide and purple with a sign that says Blood and she wears them to the shops. Sometimes she wears her hair down at home too. She has hair like a panda’s - really soft. My mum is very nice and special because she helps me do things and gives me hugs. My mum takes me to places. She wears a black jacket and blue jeans with a black shirt. She tells me jokes that are funny. She plays Monopoly.

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

Next steps:
1.    Organise your description into paragraphs – what she physically looks like, about her personality/behaviour, and 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 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 Using Language, Symbols and Text when I was talking to Tiara and my friends to find out what they were doing.

Saturday, 28 September 2013