Thursday, November 30, 2017

Writing Narrative

I am learning to write a narrative story.
I'll know I can do this when my stories have:
- Character - Setting - Introduction - Problem - Climax - Conclusion - Descriptive language such as smilies and metaphors - Character speech using speech marks

This is my narrative plan.

This is my narrative. It is about a fairy turning into a mermaid.

Something I found hard was writing my narrative.
Something I learned was using my speech marks.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


In Taiao I have been learning about chickens. I have learned about the parts of a chicken, some facts about chickens, the parts of an egg (which I used to make a omelette), and what a chicken needs to be happy and healthy. 
Something I learned that different people eat different parts of a chicken.


In music with Mr McCullum I have been learning to play the ukulele.
I'll know I've been successful when I hold the ukulele correctly and can strum the cords.
Something I found hard was putting my fingers on the cords.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Reading Putakitaki

I am learning to make connections between the text and my prior knowledge.
I'll know I can do this when I can share what I already know about a topic prior to reading and make connections throughout the text.
Something I learned was understanding new vocabulary.

Maths Tapawha Hangai

I am learning to solve addition and subtraction problems by exchanging ones for tens, and tens for hundreds, leading to a written algorithm.
I'll know I can do this when I can use column adding to solve problems.
Something I found challenging was learning decimals.

Art Don Binney

We are learning to create art inspired by Don Binney.
I'll know I can do this when I have created a landscape with a foreground, middle, and background.
My bird and my background are coloured using pastels and natural colours.
Something that was challenging was to not leave white gaps.

Writing Reports

I am learning to write information reports.
I'll know I can do this when I can plan and write an information reports with a title, topic sentence, and a group of facts about a subject.
Something I learned not to do is only write two sentences in a paragraph.

Creative Writing - Scripts

We are learning to write scripts to create a play.

We know we are successful if our script has:
- multiple characters
- a setting
- character speech
- stage direction (in a different colour to the speech)

Once we have written our scripts we are creating the plays using Puppet Pals.

My play is called "The Different Cinderella Story"

Learner Qualities

I am learning how to communicate.
I'll know I can do this when I can identify a variety of ways I can communicate with others.
I showed I can communicate by using silent language.

Thursday, August 24, 2017