Tuesday, 29 March 2016

My Learning Goals

Today we looked through our reports from last year. We identified a next step (goal) for reading, writing and maths. Here are my goals:

Maths: My next step is to use 'tidy tys' when adding and subtracting e.g. 185-7 as- (185-5)-2

To achieve this goal I will: try my hardest.

Reading: My next step is to persevere when self-correcting words which I am unsure of.

To achieve this goal I will: chunk the words up like hard-est and chu-nk.

Writing: MY next step is to write for different purposes using a range of genres such as explanations and instructions.

To achieve this goal I will: try to do my extra hardest on my goal.

We also looked at our STAR results.
  • Word recognition I got 8 out of 10.
  • Sentence comprehension I got 10 out of 10.
  • Paragraph comprehension I got 10 out of 15.
  • Vocabulary I got 9 out of 10.

I am going to focus on: Paragraph comprehension

To improve in this area I will: practice practice and more practice until I get 10 out of 10 in Paragraph comprehension.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Active Listening

We are learning about different types of listening. There are 3 main types of listening that we learnt about. Busy Listening - When the person listening is busy doing something. They are too busy to concentrate on what is being said. Me Too Listening - When the person listening has a story that they feel is more important than the person talking so they interrupt and share their story instead of listening. Active Listening - When the person listening looks at the person talking, concentrates, gives non-verbal feedback (e.g. nodding) and asks questions about the story. To learn about the different types of listening, we watched this video:


 As a class we created our own video to help us understand the different types.
After practising each type of listening, we realised…

  • Busy listening makes us feel like you’re not listening to us. We found it really hard to keep talking. 
  • Me too listening makes us feel frustrated and sad that you think your story is more important. 
  • Active listening makes us feel valued. We know you are listening because you are looking, nodding, asking questions. 

 As a class we are all trying to get better at being active listeners.


In music with Jenny we are learning to play in a band. We are all learning different instruments and we are working on our rhythm. Check out our videos:

My Reflection:
    i did music with Jenny. we did weeping sky wind and rain.

My Maths Learning

I am learning how I can use animal strips in an array to help me solve multiplication questions.


My reflection:
  in maths i used animal strips and  see how much all together without counting.


On Monday we went for a bush walk, after the bush walk the bus picked us and dropped us at kids Rap. On  Tuesday we did art we did a inside out one a night Forrest and a piture of ourselves and put flower petels on. On wendsday we had building day I builed with logo. On Thursday it was water day I made a boat and I put real old money on it but it sunk because it got too wet. I did a water fight next then I went with Sophie she blew up the balloons with water I helped her fill them up with the water balloons I went to fight the people that were doing the water fight for the rest of the day. On Friday we did camp day

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

family tree

                            i am leaning to say my family in Māori.
                            i am getting better at it.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

My Swimming Goal

My reflection
I am leaning to keep my knees strat.
 I'm not really good i am good at swimming.
 but not really good at keeping my knees strat.
 next year i will be leaning to keep my knees strat.
i can go faster at swimming if i put my head down with a fluterbord and without a fluterbord.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Swimming sports

On Monday morning we went on a bus to the lode for swimming spots. I did the withe, after the ledo we went outside and evry class and did the roll. The bus picked us up and we went to the park. We walked a and  we sat on the grass we saw dukes. The bus picked us up and we went back to school.It was a really fun day!!!