Sunday, 1 May 2016

Our Literacy Programme for the term

Our Literacy goals will focus on...

  • Asking questions, carrying out investigations and writing explanations associated with 'Astronomical Systems'.
Investigating in science achievement aim
  • Carry out science investigations using a variety of approaches: classifying and identifying, pattern seeking, exploring, investigating models, fair testing, making things, or developing systems.
Levels 3–4 achievement objectives
  • Build on prior experiences, working together to share and examine their own and others’ knowledge.
  • Ask questions, find evidence, explore simple models, and carry out appropriate investigations to develop simple explanations.
  • Analysing, questioning and understanding Myths and Legends associated with the Night Sky! Different cultures from around the world had their own beliefs about the Earth, Moon and the Sun.

Pānui / Tuhituhi - Literacy : Term 2
You have 1 time slot for Reading Weekly. You must complete at least 3 learning priorities a day before you start your learning choices - We will have approximately an hour and a half a day for Literacy, so you need to manage your time wisely. Some activities may take longer than others. Within that time you need to complete the activity, take screenshots of progress and upload onto your blog as evidence. Unless the activity has (NP) which means no post.
Learning Priorities
Learning Choices

  • Daily warm up 10 min - Fill in the blank worksheets
  • Infer worksheets
  • Science investigations
  • Rosie’s Workshops 1x a week (NP)
  • Follow up (See Rosie) (BP)
  • Handwriting (WALT form our letters correctly) (BP)
  • Word of the Week! (WALT: find synonyms and use them in at least 2 sentences (BP)
  • Read theory (2x a week)


Take screenshots / photo of  your learning and post on your blog.  Check the post criteria below.

  • Read to self (NP)
  • Skoolbo (NP)
  • Free writing (Writers notebook)
  • Blooms creative activity
(WALT is on the board) (BP)
  • Blog games / nitro type
and spelling city (NP)
  • Studyladder (NP)
  • Large Poetry Cards


Take screenshots / photo of all progress and post on your blog.  Check the post criteria below.
Post Criteria

Your post must have a:
  1. Title
  2. WALT
  3. Image - something visual for the reader
  4. Description
  5. Evaluation - how well do I think I did (target/criteria)
  6. Feedback/feedforward from buddy/teacher/parent
Please use the below targets to complete the evaluation:

target green.jpg Target yellow.jpg Target red.jpg

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