Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Beat and Rhythm

Write and clap a rhythm

·      To write and clap a rhythm
·      To use semi quavers, crotchets or rests in our rhythm
·      To write a rhythm that is equal to four counts    

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Term 4 - Discovery

Discovery time is an opportunity for your child to choose from a range of activities some of which are not offered during the normal course of the day.  Your child is encouraged to try different things.  The Key Competencies: Thinking, Relating to Others, Understanding texts and symbols, Managing Self and Participating and Contributing are embedded through Discovery time, as are the School Values.

Term 4 - Published Writing

Publish our writing

·      Re-read our draft so that it makes sense
·      Go back and fix up mistakes
·      Copy our draft work correctly
·      Use our neatest hand writing  

Term 4 - Dance/Drama Integrated Topic

Express ourselves creatively through dance
·      Learn the steps to the dance
·      Keep in time to the music
·      Follow instructions

Value Focus: (Excellence)
·      To try our best
·      To persevere
·      Acknowledge the efforts of others

Saturday, 16 November 2013


These are some of the things I think a good reader does:
  • Good readers read the words that are there
  • They pause at full stops
  • They are able to read fluently
  • They read with expression 

Oaklands' School CARE VALUES

I show the Community  value when I clean up after myself and when I let people play and when I take turns.

I use the  Active Thinking value when I follow instructions and get ready to learn.

I demonstrate the Respect value when I use a quiet voice.

I show the  Excellence value when I pay attention and use my manners.

Monday, 16 September 2013


We are learning a range of balancing, rolling, jumping and travelling movements to incorporate into a floor routine.

  • To incorporate at least two balancing movements
  • To incorporate at least one jumping movement
  • To incorporate at least one rolling movement 

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Brooke's Mihi

Te Reo Maori Mihi

We are learning to:

  • Introduce ourselves in Te Reo Maori
  • Communicate personal information, such as our name, parents' and grandparents' names and home town in Te Reo Maori
To be successful we need to:

  • Speak clearly and fluently
  • Use short simple sentences of Te Reo Maori to communicate personal information.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Term 1 Writing

We are learning to:
  • Use a plan to organise our thoughts and ideas

Success Criteria:
  • Record what our ideas look like, feel like and sound like

Term 2 Integrated Topic

We are learning to
  • Sort and classify scientific information using a venn diagram.

Success Criteria
  • Choose an attribute and sort different types of leaves
  • Record the information correctly on a venn diagram

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Term 2 Visual Art

We are learning to
  • Craft a pencil sketch

Success Criteria
  • Set the page limits
  • Use curved lines and shapes appropriately
  • Apply light and dark shading to specific areas

Term 2 Mathematics - Statistics

We are learning to:
  • Ask questions
  • Collect data
  • Read our graphs

Success Criteria
  • Ask on question to obtain data
  • Collect data by using tally marks
  • Graph our data using a column graph
  • Make one observation from reading the graph

Term 2 Writing

We are learning to
  • Edit our writing

Success Criteria
  • Reread our first draft
  • Underline words that need to be checked for spelling
  • Use our dictionaries to correct spelling errors
  • Re write sentences that do not make sense

Term 1 Integrated Topic

We are learning to express our understanding of Conflict
Teacher Instruction - With this play dough, make something to show what you know about conflict.

Teacher Question - What have you made to show me what you know about conflict?