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: 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.
We are learning to: sing songs about seasons for our integrated topic. We are learning the song '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 singing these songs at our School Gala.
Sent from my iPad
We are learning to: share our growing knowledge of 'spring time' through visual art.
Success criteria: I can use spring colours and talk about my picture.
Comment: in spring trees get new leaves and flowers grow
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: Make two or three different lengths of playdough and explain why they are different
We are learning to: read high frequency words
Success criteria: I can find and read the words... And, down, up
Comment: as we read we looked for the common high frequency words and then we talked about how plants grow.
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.