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 an omelette), and what a chicken needs to be happy and healthy. Something I learned was that in a egg there is a air cell in a egg.


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 learned was that the ukulele is fun and I like it.

Reading Kereru

I am learning to make explain my inferences using information in the text.I'll know I can do this when I can use picture and word clues to make inferences
explain WHY an inference has been made.
Next time I well tell the teacher when I make a mistake.

Calendar Art

This is my calendar art!
My bird is a ruru.

Maths Tapawaru

I am learning to solve addition and subtraction problems using place value.
I'll know I can do this when I can order fractions based on their size.
Something I learned was dividing.

Art Don Binney

I am 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 I learned was that the Ruru can see in the night. 

Writing Report

I am learning to write an information report.
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 found hard was to find facts.

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.
One way i can communicate is by using my hands and feet without my mouth.

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 Fight"

Peace Week 2017

I have been learning about Peace Week.
Peace Week is an annual tradition organised by The Peace Foundation

hevery year. You can learn more about The Peace Foundation by following this LINK.

As a way to learn about Peace Week I did three different Peace Week activities.

With Miss Brennan we created a poster to help promote peace and Peace Week.
With Mrs Baker we made hand print doves and wrote messages of peace on them.
With Mr Horn we looked at the symbols of peace such as the dove and created origami doves.

Here is an example of one of my activities

Student Led Conference Term 2

Student Led Conference Term 2
I liked my student led conference because I got to share my Reading and Maths. I liked sharing my maths because I got to play a maths game with my mum.