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We are learning to: express the seasons through dance
Success criteria: create our own movements and link them together using a range of movement styles
Comment: we have been really enjoying creating our winter dance and learning the moves.
We are learning to: sing songs about seasons for our integrated topic. We are learning the songs 'Let it go' and 'In summer'.
Success criteria: I can sing with enthusiasm
Comment: The children have also been learning to make sounds in different ways.
We will be performing at our School Gala.
We are learning to: throw accurately, jump further and travel faster
-I can jump from one foot to two feet.
-Throw accurately using under and over arm.
-Run a set distance maintaining directionality
Comment: we are all really enjoying PE and the children are looking forward to the Kakano Run Jump Throw event.
Success criteria: I can start my writing by myself and attempt to spell familiar and new words.
Comment: the children are showing a real interest in writing this term. It is exciting to see the progress they are making.
Today for our Garden to Table session we did some weeding, watering and harvested the broad beans. We then went to the hall and made some delicious broad bean dip, broad bean mint and feta salad and a radish dip. We also had carrot sticks, rice crackers and french bread. Happy times
Cody has been really enjoying creating with the blocks this week. All the photos I have posted he took himself. Cody is really proud of his work. Cody is developing his communication skills and he is learning how to work as a team when he is building. Keep up the great work Cody.
For our Inquiry
We are learning to: ask questions to find out more information about bees.
Success Criteria: I can find the answers to my questions
We started by finding out what we knew about bees, asked lots of questions. And then we answered them.
We even made a video of our learning.
The main idea to this movie was:
Be kind to Bees. We wanted to create a video that showed our community that New Zealand honey bees are really important and that we should protect and care for them. Our video showcases our whole inquiry, from the beginning to the end. It shows the children’s initial anger toward bees and how this changed to them loving and respecting them at the end. It has the cute factor and shows the fun learning we do in the Reception class at Oaklands School. Enjoy :-)
Our Bee Movie
We are learning to: Compare lengths from the same starting point
Success criteria: Find things in the garden that are the bigger than a pen
The students shared the information they learnt in the Kakano assembly and then we showed our video in the whole school assembly.
This week we started a new topic about Bees.
The children's interest in this topic came when Kade was stung by a bee in the playground. A number of our boys wanted to kill the bee for hurting Kade.
We want to teach the children that Bees are special insects and so they don't want to kill them in the future.
As a hook into this topic we made honey sandwiches in the staff room. Yummy!
We are learning to: read and sound out word endings
Success criteria: I can recognise and read words that end with 's'
Comment: when there is an 's' it means more than one.
Every Friday we have a discovery time in the morning. We go to the hall just after 9 o'clock and the teachers introduce what activity they will be doing in their classroom for the morning. The children then choose where they would like to go first. During discovery we focus on the key competencies of the New Zealand Curriculum Framework. Today's activities all relate to children managing themselves.
We are learning to: make a controlled throw.
Success criteria: I can throw a bean bag to hit a target.
This has been a fun unit and enjoyed by all
We often warm up with a game of Tricky tag.
Practicing our throwing skills with a partner.
Ten pin bowling
I am learning to draw a picture plan and sound out the first letter sounds of words
Success criteria: I can draw a picture and write a story about our trip into the CBD.
Comment: Today we wrote about the fun time we had with friends on our trip into the city
We are learning about position and orientation in maths at the moment
We are learning to: describe the position of an object
Success criteria: I can direct someone through a maze using instructions related to movement and position
Comment: today we made mazes and moved a Lego person through the maze using directional instructions.
Success criteria: I can use a timeline to talk about my life.
We have all really enjoyed this unit and it has been great sharing interesting stories about our past. We brought our preschool/kindy books to school and shared them with each other (this was highlight of the unit). We talked about wear we live and how our city also informs our identity. To help us understand this more we went on a class trip into Christchurch's CBD.