Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Literacy Festival

What a way to finish up Term 2!

Wesley Primary's Literacy Festival kicked off last Wednesday and finished up today. Our focus author in Room 4 was Melanie Drewery. We also put a lot of time and effort into Poetry Slam and Speeches.
Here are a couple of images of our Literacy Festival display.

We not only wrote our own poems but presented them. We had to think about including body language, gestures, pauses for effect and altering our voice to set the tone.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Week 7

We have been working towards using our own blogs!

We've had lessons around what information we should/is safe to include and who we are going to be able to share our learning with.

These are some of the people Sopheighra is looking forward to sharing with.

We aren't quite using individual blogs yet, but we'll hopefully all be up and running in the next few weeks. Please check back and leave a positive, thoughtful, and helpful comment for us as individuals. (Links are to the left of this page.)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Samoan Language Week

Today we were visited by Tuli! 
She taught us the alphabet and some common words to help us celebrate Samoan Language Week.

Watch our video and try it for yourself :)

Thanks again, Tuli!

Waiata - Week 5

For the last few Tuesdays we have been learning our new Karakia and Waiata.

Here is one of our Waiata designed by Sarah.

Once we've had a bit more practise we'll put up a video or sound bite.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Week 2

We have been working on responding to what we have read (as well as developing a better understanding of what our learning focus is and how we know we've achieved this).

Here are some of Sarah's thoughts about a text called "The Rules".

WALT: Create a personal response to the text and share
  • Say what I liked or didn’t like about the story.
  • Say what I liked or didn’t like about characters.
  • Connect to the story, share a similar experience.

Where can the success criteria be found in my work? Remember to highlight where this information is found.
What I liked about the story is that the boy Matiora was playing violin, which he enjoyed. He did this for tickets for his mum to go to her favourite band. Matiora made Lots of money from people who liked his music and supported him.

What I didn’t like about the story was when Sefa dropped his violin in the lake so then Matiora got in trouble.
But then the mum’s brother told her about the tickets so then she calmed down.

What I didn’t like about Sefa was when he took Matiora’s violin and never gave it back so when Matiora bumped him Sefa dropped his violin on purpose in the lake. Also because Sefa was being mean and snatching things that weren’t his property.

I can connect to this because I had a scooter and then my brother came and broke it because he broke his own and he was jealous because my one wasn’t broken.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Week 1!

Welcome back to Room 4 at Wesley Primary - Term 2!

We have started our Inquiry around "The shaping of our landscape"

Here is the planning for some writing Sopheighra has been working on. She is describing an image of a landscape.

My photo:

My plan:

I see a rainbow that has wondrous lands of beauty drifting across the the place as it sets for vacation.
As i walk past i hear the bluebirds sing and the red robins fling as they fly away.
I smell the summer breeze as it passes me by i wake up in the morning and feel so surprised.
I feel like there’s something i feel so cool i would never stop feeling it cause wherever i go i feel the flow.
Interesting words
Flow,summer breeze,fling,wondrous,beauty,drifting.
This waterfall is as beautiful as me
Make a smile that will light up the room you're as handsome as a prince
Close your mouth that make the room dark for storytime in bed.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Week 10: 
We have been learning new astounding facts about the brain!
 Here are some of Anna's astound facts!

Andrea thought about similarities and differences between a human brain and a Chromebook/laptop.