Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Conflict Unit

We are learning to understand that:
  • there are many perspectives and types of conflict
  • there are a variety of ways to deal with conflict
We will know we can do this when we can:
  • use several strategies to make an \"I feel... when you...\" statement during conflict and know when and why to use them.
  • teach others to make an \"I feel... when you...\" statement during conflict.
  • act as a role model for others to help them make an \"I feel... when you...\" statement during conflict
  • seek feedback on how to improve making an \"I feel... when you...\" statement during conflict.
Jak said," I learnt about fighting and disagreeing.  I learnt to do I statements.  I use them to my brothers.  My next step is to use them at school more."

Saturday, 22 June 2013


We are learning to recount events that happened in the past.

We know we can do this when we can:
·    Follow the Writing Process
·    Have a title
·    Write: an orientation telling when, who, what and where the event happened, a     sequence of events and a personal comment to conclude the recount
·    Use the past tense
·    Use a lot of different descriptive words to make our recount more interesting
·    Start my sentences in different ways

      Jak said, "I learnt to paint pictures in my head and use words for it.  I like my story because I sounded out words by myself and I tried  stuff.  My next step is to check for capital and full - stops and sound out my words more."

Topic - Venn Diagrams

Change - Plants and Seeds

We are learning to understand that:
Scientists follow a specific process and ask questions that lead to investigations.
Plants need many things to move through the life cycle.

We will be able to:
Show the life cycle of a plant.
Label the parts of a plant.
Classify objects using a Venn diagram

We will know we can do this when we can:
Draw pictures that depict the life cycle of plants.
Understand and describe how plants make their own food from water, air (CO2) and sunlight (photosynthesis).
Sort and classify leaves into categories of our own making and independently represent these in a Venn diagram.

Jak said, "I learnt that I can put my leaves into jagged and smooth.  It was hard because I didn't know how to do it but I gave it a try and I could do it.  My next step is to try Venn Diagrams with different things."

Sunday, 16 June 2013


Narratives- Fractured Fairy tales

We are learning to write a fictional narrative by adapting a fairy tale.

We will know we can do this when we can..
Follow the Writing Process – planning, draft copy, editing and publishing
Have a title
Write three paragraphs: an Orientation, a Complication and a Resolution
Write in past tense
Use direct speech (dialogue)
Use onomatopoeia, questions and similes to create pictures with words and build suspense

Next Step:  Edit my work for spelling, punctuation and meaning and then publish my writing by myself.

Statistical Investigations

WALT: collect data, construct a graph, and discuss the results.
Success Criteria: I will know I can do this when I can:
·      Know what data is
·      Pose questions for investigation
·      Collect data
·      Use tally marks
·      Make a pictograph
·      Make a bar graph
·      Ask and answer questions about the graph

Jak's Voice: “I asked which pets do you like best – dogs, cats, rabbits or birds? I drew a bar graph. My graph shows the favourite is dogs and the least favourite is rabbits and cats.  Only 2 people like rabbits and cats.  8 people like dogs.”

Monday, 3 June 2013

Art: Self-Portraits in the style of Matisse

We are learning to draw self-portraits in the style of Matisse.

We will know we can do this when we can:
Use bold colours and patterns in a background
Draw a black line around the outside of self-portrait to emphasise colour
Include all facial features
Draw and correctly place all facial features
 Begin to show other facial features such as eyelashes and earrings

Jak said, "It was a bit tricky because  had never done it before.  l learnt about Matisse who used colour and patterns.  My next step is to make my face bigger."