Term 4 Music

  • Use language such as beat, tempo, dynamics, rhythm, pitch and volume
  • Keep in time to music
  • Can explain one or more of the terms beat, tempo, dynamics, rhythm, pitch and/or volume
  • Can use an instrument in time to music

Term 4 Discovery

In Discovery we explore a variety of learning through a variety of activities.


  • Tamara is developing her fine motor skills and her understanding of colour matching through colouring and sketching


I like doing the things on the iPads, I have to think about doing something else and tidying up after myself.

    Term 4 CARE

    Term 4 Dance

    • Move in time to the music.
    • Follow a series of movements.

    • Can move in time to the music.
    • Can follow a series of movements.
    • Have fun!

    • We are doing a great job of following the moves and making them big for everyone to see.

    • Perform in front of an audience.

    Term 3 Mihi

    In Room 14 we start each day by saying our personal Mihi. We do this to learn about and incorporate Maori culture into our classroom.

    Success Criteria:
    • Can introduce myself
    • Can introduce my Mother, Father, and Teacher
    • Can say where we come from

    Next Step:
    • To introduce my school, principal, a friend and say my age

    Term 3 Gymnastics

    In term 3 we were learning to jump and roll in gymnastics.

    Success Criteria:

    • Can perform two different kinds of rolls correctly (pencil and hedgehog).

    Next Step:

    • To learn more advanced rolls like the elephant and circle roll.

    Student Voice:

    • "Hedgehog is hard, straight is easy"

    Term 3 Reading

    WALT: Use the beginning, end and chunks of words to figure out difficult words

    I can...
    • Read with an interesting voice
    • Read my fast words
    • Use the beginning letter to figure out a word
    I will...
     Use the end and chunks of words to figure out a word

    Term 2 Topic

    We are learning to:
    • Express our understanding of change.
    • Explain how a plant changes

    Success Criteria
    • I can express my understanding of change
    • I can sequencing how a seed changes into a plant
    • Use play dough or a pen to create a picture for what change means
    • I can order a series of pictures into the correct order depicting the growth of a seed into a plant
    At the beginning (before teaching)

    • Change is... the doll is on the shelf
    In the middle (during teaching)

    • Change is... dolly
    At the end (after teaching)
    • Change is...

    Term 2 Writing Sample

    Term 2 Writing

    We are learning to:

    •  Spell some words correctly
    • Use approximations according to the initial sound

    Success Criteria

    • I can spell some words correctly
    • I can write the first letters of some words

    Next Step

    • I am attempting all of my own words using the sounds I can hear

    Term 2 Statistics

    We are learning to:
    •  Sort objects into categories for display
    • Make a display of the data collected (pictograph)
    • Make statements about data displays

    Success Criteria
    • My data will be sorted and displayed in a pictograph
    • Make statements about my pictograph

          These are the things I said about my pictograph

    •       The elephants have the most
    •       The cats have the least
    •       There are 4 lady bugs

    Term 1 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.

    Term 1 Visual Art

    We are learning to
    • create a self-portrait
    • talk about my own art work and art work created by others.

    Success Criteria
    • I have drawn all my facial features like my eyes and mouth. All my facial features are the right size and shape and in the right place on my face.
    • I can reflect on the process I have used to create my self-portrait and discuss ideas about how I could make changes to my portrait to convey a different emotional response.