We are learning to ...
- play the chime bars to go up and down the scale 
- explore the differences between high and low sounds and soft and loud sounds 
- sing songs in time with the music. 
We know when we have done this when...

  • we can play up the scale, and down the scale in time to the song
  • we can keep in time with the music
  • we can say whether the sounds are high or low
  • we can play loudly or softly
  • we can sing in time with the music

Term 2 Reading

I am learning to read quickly without pointing so my reading sounds like talking.

Teacher: What is one thing that you like about reading?

Joshua: I am improving in my reading and I like choosing my own books.

My place in Christchurch

A Place that is important to me in Christchurch..
At the park near school because it feels like it is my home.


My drawing of still life at the workshop by Mr Shaskey.

We are learning to ...
  • plan a drawing using the elements of line, tone, texture, colour, form, shape, and space
  • use the techniques of sketching, using the correct brush strokes, colour mixing, texturing, and applying a black border.
  • communicate and interpret my idea of a kowhaiwhai pattern.

Student comment: I liked painting my design because I did really good.

Term 2 Published Storywriting

We are learning to write a recount
We know when we have done this when we have…
·       An introduction telling who, what and where
·       Events in sequence
·       Sentences starting in different ways
·       Describing words to create a picture in the mind of the reader

·       A conclusion/ending/personal response