Art Attack : Don Binney

We are learning to create art inspired by Don Binney.

I'll know I can do this when I have created a landscape with a foreground, middle, and background.
My bird and my background are coloured using pastels and natural colours.

Something that was challenging was my background.

Reading: Toroa

I am learning how to focus on reading for a set  purpose (skimming and scanning).

I'll know I can do this when I can find the key ideas and record the key ideas.

Something that was challenging was my comprehension follow up.

Maths Tapawha Hangai

I am learning to solve addition and  subtraction problems by exchanging ones for tens and tens for hundreds.

I'll know I can do this when I can use column adding to solve problems.

Something I learnt that was challenging was negative numbers.

Writing : Information Report

I am learning to write a information report.

I'll know I can do this when I can plan and write an information reports with a title, topic sentence, and a group of facts about a subject.

Something I learnt was that the whio can swim through strong currents.

Learner Qualities

I am learning how to empathise.

I'll know I can do this when I can identify a variety of ways I can show empathy to others.

One way I learnt how to empathise was to think how the other person is feeling.

Peace Week 2017

I have been learning about Peace Week.
Peace Week is an annual tradition organised by The Peace Foundation every year. You can learn more about The Peace Foundation by following this LINK.

As a way to learn about Peace Week I did three different Peace Week activities.

With Miss Brennan we created a poster to help promote peace and Peace Week.
With Mrs Baker we made hand print doves and wrote messages of peace on them.
With Mr Horn we looked at the symbols of peace such as the dove and created origami doves.

Here is an example of one of my activities

Student Led Conference

My highlight at my student led conference was reading because I think I am really good at my reading skills. 

I am most proud of sharing my tiki art because I worked hard on my out lines

I think my parents enjoyed my statistics because they saw all the things that we learnt.

Next time I would like to share more learning.


My learning goal this term is skimming and scanning.

I can do this by finding the key words and the information.

This photo shows my learning.

Procedural Writing

WALHT write a procedure
Something I learned about writing a procedure is that you use verbs and adverbs.
Something I would like to use better is my adverbs.
Here is my learning.


WALHT  interpret data and record our finding.
Something I learned was that you can find data very different ways for example books, i pads, key facts.
Here is my photo. 

My next step is to put the data into graphs.


We are  learning the salsa and hip hop dances.
I enjoyed hip hop because it's got some pretty cool moves in it.
I learnt hip hop can be challenging.


Walht: we are learning to add twist to our writing
Here is my writing

I didn't blow up mars
I didn't become pokemon
I didn't make the sun
but i did go rafting and jet boating
I didn't see a poke ball
I didn't see my sister do 20 back flips in a row
I didn't see pac man
But I Did see hanmer spring
I didn't eat my sister
I didn't eat my car
I didn't eat Kevin
But I did eat chips with aioli

Something that I would like to work on is adding more creative words to my  poem.

Punchy Poetry

I have been learning to create an example of onomatopoeia.
This is my example:
Next time I would like to come up with  more examples of onomatopoeia.


We are learning to understand musical notation and apply this on the recorder.

Great work Myles and everyone in Room 2!

The Writing Process

I am learning to
  • write a report
  • I will know that I am successful when I have
  • helped my audience to know a lot about something (how to keep safe in the sun).
  • Included many important topic words.

We were writing about sun safety. To help us develop our ideas we made a sun safety collage: we had to protect the stick figure from the sun. This helped us with our ideas for our writing.