Discovery Term 4

We are learning to engage in positive relationships with others and focus on developing the key competencies:
Managing self
Using language, symbols and text
Participating and contributing 
Relating to others

Student reflection from a Discovery session:  I built a block city with Morgan and Amelia. I showed self management by not arguing. 

Writing Term 4

I am learning to: Describe a sea creature from the story Commotion in the Ocean.

What I need is: 
Describing words
What the animal is
What the animal looks like
What the animal does


It lives in the ocean. It is blue with a white tummy. It has white teeth and they are very sharp. It eats hundreds of people and is very scary. It also eats hundreds of fish. Sharks are very dangerous. In Australia they are in a big tank or at SeaWorld or Sydney.


CARE Term 4

Student response: I show excellence when my learning is on the Quality Learning Table.

Dance Term 4

We are learning to: express ourselves creatively through dance.

To be successful we need to:
  • Learn the specific steps to the dance
  • Keep in time to the music
  • Follow instructions
  • Try our best

Click on the link below of Room 21 and 2 practising together:

Music Term 4

We are learning to: recognise different sections of music and respond through singing, moving, playing and creating.

To be successful we need to:
  • Listen carefully to the music
  • Move as directed by the words in the song
  • Sing as we move

Click on the link below:

Reading Term 3

Teacher question: What do good readers do?

Student’s response: They read smoothly. They sound out the letters in the words.

Gymnastics Term 3

We are learning to: do a pencil roll.

To be successful we need to: put our arms above our head, have our hands palm to palm, our legs together and keep our bodies as straight as we can.

Charlie is on the far mat.

Maths Term 3

We are learning to: Count on and back to solve problems within 100.

Success Criteria: Start from the bigger number and count on or back to solve problems. Solve these in our heads or use a hundreds board to help us.

Click on the link below:

Mihi Term 3

Te Reo Māori Mihi

We are learning to:
   Introduce ourselves in Te Reo Māori.
   Communicate personal information, such as our name, parents’ and grandparents’ names and home town in Te Reo Māori. 
To be successful we need to:
   Speak clearly and fluently.
   Use short simple sentences of Te Reo Māori to communicate personal information.

Click on the link below:

Inquiry Term 2

We are learning to express our understandings of change.
Teacher Instruction - With this play dough or paper, make or draw what you know about change.
Teacher Question- What have you made or drawn to show me what you know about change?

Note: The first photo has been taken at the start of the unit and the second photo has been taken in the middle of the unit.

Teacher Comment:  Your understanding of change is developing.

Mathematics with Statistics Term 2

I am learning to
Create a tally chart on Room 21’s favourite colours. Use this and a class graph to make statements.
Success Criteria
·     Ask a question to gather information.
·     Create a tally chart correctly.
·     Make a statement on the data: For example the most popular colour or the least popular colour. 

Child Comment: Pink is the tallest on the graph.

Writing Term 2

I am learning to
Write an information report on the Venus Fly Trap.
Success Criteria
·     Include what it is, what it looks like, where it is found and what it does.
 Next Step: Use word families to help me with unknown words.