Term 4 Music

- keep a beat
- keep a beat using different instruments

Term 4 Dance

Big Idea: We can express ourselves creatively through dance

Deep Understandings:
The children will understand:
That dance has evolved through the decades.
That to learn a dance you need to follow a series of instructions.
Dance is a form of social interaction.
Dance is good for your health and well being.

Skill Focus:
1 - Learn the specific steps to a dance
2 - Keep in time to the music
3 - Follow instructions

Value Focus (Excellence)
1 - Trying our best
2 - Persevering

3 - Acknowledging the efforts of others

Term 4 Discovery & Key Competencies

September 27, 2013

Key Competency: Participating & Contributing

How are you showing that you are participating and contributing?

“You’re doing what the game is meant to be.”

Term 4 Writing

I think this is a great piece of writing because...

"I used 'to' and it's my favourite word."

I am going to...

Term 4 CARE Values

Greer, when you play nicely, you are being your best self. I like to see you playing nicely with your friends!

Term 3 PE

What's your favourite thing that we do in gymnastics?

What do you think is the trickiest? Why?

Term 3 Maths

Term 3 Reading

What does a good reader do?

"They do good reading without people talking to them and they just try to ignore."

Term 3 Te Reo

Term 2 Maths

  • sort objects into categories for display
  • make a display of the data collected (pictograph)
  • make statements about data displays

Student Comment

Tell me about the graph.
"The brown hair is a bit short. Black hair is a bit small. The blonde hair people are a bit big."

Term 2 Art

  • create an art work using printmaking including leaf prints and sponging. 
Success Criteria
  • Identify which is the textured side of the leaf so we can use it successfully in our art
  • Include at least 4 leaf prints
  • Use autumn colours (Leaves should be white)
  • Use sponging technique (dab, dab, dab as opposed to wiping the paint on with the sponge)

  • Try not to sponge on top of leaves

Student Comment
What do you think is good about your painting?
"I like it's like a kind of rainbow."

What would you do differently next time?
"I would listen. Because I put it (point to white painting at top)."

Term 2 Writing

We are learning to:
  •  draw a picture to help us think about the story we will write.
  •   say our story in a sentence.
Success Criteria
  • My picture will be detailed.
  •   I can tell my teacher my story.

Teacher Comment

Greer, I can see that you have drawn a really detailed picture, and your picture matches your story!