Monday, 20 October 2014

Term 4 Writing

Today we wrote about what we did in the school holidays.  Then we looked back at the first story we wrote at Elm Park School.  Look at the difference!

Kaya says:  Now I have got finger spaces and nice writing.

Making words.

Learning your words by making them with play dough is lots of fun.

Kaya said, " I am trying to learn words."

Writing Numbers

Look at all the numerals you can write the correct way. Keep trying!

Kaya said," I am proud because I do lots right."

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Our Poupou

For one of our art projects we learnt to draw a poupou.  Poupou are traditionally a wooden carved Maori statue.  Poupou tell the stories of the meeting house, the local iwi and the iwi's ancestry.  We sketched our Poupou and then painted them using cotton buds and dye.  We learnt about symmetry and proportion.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Term 3 Writing Sample

I am learning to read my writing to make sure it makes sense.  I can also read it to someone else to check.  Listen to my story!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

maths term 3

You did a clever job putting all these numbers up to 10 in order. Now you will be able to learn about 'teen' numbers. Ka pai Kaya !

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

100 days smarter!

You had so much fun making yummy food for our celebration. These biscuits were delicious!

Maths term 3

You have used the Kidpix programme to write and solve your own number problem. You had lots to remember- counting the pictures and writing the matching numerals correctly, adding up the numbers and having a go at using the correct maths symbols we have been learning. It was also a huge fine motor challenge to get the arrow to move where you wanted it to. Well done!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Celebrating Matariki

We have been learning about Matariki in our class.  We learnt that it is a group of stars that marked the beginning of a new year.  You know it is the beginning of the new year when the first new moon rises after the stars appear in the sky (you can only see Matariki for a part of the year).  To celebrate Matariki we made fried bread, we learnt how to sing "Twinkle twinkle little star" in Maori and we reflected on the year past and the year to come.  Here is a slideshow of some of our learning.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Reading my poem

Here you are reading a poem of your choice. You are learning to pay attention to the author’s punctuation to help your reading sound interesting and change your voice when you see bold print. Reading out loud to people is a fun way to show your family what skilled readers you are becoming.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Term 2 Reading

These are some of the basic sight words you are learning. It is important to look at the first and last sounds of the word to help you read them.

Kaya says:  I have learnt some new words.  I think I need to keep practising my words I don't know.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Fun at PMP

Look at you trying so hard to balance on the board! Our Perceptual Motor Programme (PMP) is where we learn to move and control our bodies, improve our listening skills, strengthen our hand and eye coordination, follow directions and lots more. 

Kaya says:  I I go to PMP.  I jump like a kangaroo.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Term 2 Writing

I have been writing lots of stories at school.  I can draw a picture for my brainstorm and then I use my alphabet card to help me find words and sounds that I need to write my sentence.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Self portrait

First we had to draw what we thought we looked like. Then we talked about the shape of our face and where all the parts on our head went. We had to think carefully about all the little bits, like the shapes of our eyes and what our eyebrows looked like. We had to really concentrate and think about how to draw the lines for our faces.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Term 1 writing sample

I am learning to:
-use a plan for my writing
-write and use a range of simple words using my phonic knowledge
-read as I write to make sure my writing makes sense.

I know I am successful when:
-my picture illustrates my writing
-I try words on my own
-I have read my writing and it makes sense.

Kaya said," I like doing the pictures. I am learning to do stories."

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Term 1 Reading

We have been learning how to read books in our classroom.  We know that we need to point to the words when we read and we can look at the pictures to help us work out what some words say.  Here is a video of me reading.

W.A.L.T read basic sentences.

Success Criteria:  I can recognise some basic high frequency words.
                                I can point to the words when I read.
                               I can use the picture in the story to help me read words I don't know.

***Please note:  This video was recorded using the application "photo booth".  It mirrors the image which is why the video shows everything from right to left instead of left to right.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Look at the Numbers I Know

In Maths we have been learning to write the symbols for numbers in the range 1 - 10.  Look at what I can do so far.  We are going to keep practising our numbers and see how many we can write by the end of Term 1.

W.A.L.T:  Write the symbols for numbers in the range 1- 10 correctly.

Success Criteria:  I can form my numbers correctly.
                            I can write them around the right way.
                            I can correctly tell you the number I have written.

Remember to check back at the end of the term to see how much progress I have made.

"I am doing numbers and I can go a long way."