Learner Qualities

I am learning how to empathise.
I'll know I can do this when I can identify a variety of ways I can show empathy to others.

One way I can show empathy is recalling things that happened to me.

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.

Art Don Biney

I am learning to create art inspired by Don Biney.
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 found hard was getting my bird to look good.

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.

Maths Porowhita

I am learning to solve addition and subtraction problems with integers (positives and negatives).

I'll know I can do this when I can solve simple addition and subtraction problems involving positive and negative numbers.

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 "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

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Peace Week 2017

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


Term 2 Student Led Conference

My Student Led Conference Term 2

This term my student led conference was a big success. I think that getting more time really helped me. We got half an hour instead of 15 minutes. I really enjoyed showing my parents around the Year 4 Hub.I was a little bit nervous at the start,but I soon really enjoyed it. The part I enjoyed most was sharing my statistical investigation poster. Next time I would like to work on having a bigger voice.