LITERACY WEEK Term 4 Year 2016


This week was literacy week. I did the scavenger hunt with Maxim. Year's 3 - 8 went to the hall to see Soraya Nicholas - visiting author. There was also the dress up day on Thursday.

So What?

My favourite part of literacy week was the dress up day.

Now What?

I want to put more effort into my costume for next literacy week.

Vocabulary Week 8 Term 3


I am learning to develop my skills about Idioms.


I have learnt about Idioms such as kicked the bucket means died.


I want to improve on my Idioms skills so I  know what Idiom means.

swimming at starfish term 3


2 weeks ago rooms 5,6,10,11 and 24 went swimming at starfish.


I've learnt more about breathstroke and a bit about butterfly.


I feel that i am doing really well in my swimming.

Word study Term 3 2016

Word Study - Blog 1 term 3

I am learning to understand how words are formed using roots, prefixes and suffixes.

So What?
I have learned that words that have the root hydra- and aqua- mean water. For example, aquamarine is the colour of the ocean.

I have learned that words that have the root spect- mean look / see. For example look at the spectacular sun shining.

Now what?

I feel that I have an excellent understanding of the root words aqua-, hydra-, and spect-

IALT: develop my reading comprehension skills

Recently I took an asTTle reading test. I read a number of texts and answered a range of questions to check my understanding and comprehension. The aim is to take a test at a level where I will make some errors so that I can identify what I need to work on to be a more successful reader.

I have looked at the results of my test and identified 3 goals for this term.

My reading goals are:

[1] Consistently read to understand the meaning of a text
[2] Make a conclusion or an assumption
[3] Know what different words mean

# 1 and 2 are about understanding the text, especially by thinking about the text more ‘deeply’.

# 3 is about developing my vocabulary and being able to use the information around a difficult word to make sense of it.

You can help me with [1] and [2] by asking me about the book I am reading at home;
  • about the characters, setting, plot and resolution (fiction)
  • Get me to explain why I believe the characters have acted in certain ways and how this influences the plot and outcome of the story
  • Ask me to make a conclusion about different aspects of the story and encourage me to make assumptions about characters, events, moods and what might have happened in the text if the character [s] acted, behaved, made different choices.

You can help me with [3] by;

  • encouraging me to explain in my own words what I think a word means
  • helping me to identify parts of a word that might help explain its meaning (e.g., in submarine the ‘sub’ means under so that will help with making an educated guess about the meaning of the word
  • encourage me to come up with words that have a similar meaning, or look in a thesaurus for words with similar (synonyms) and opposite meanings (antonyms).

Week 1, term 2 blog

My Writing Goals for term 2

IALT: Improve my writing by learning how to:

* organise my writing into paragraphs
* use a variety of sentence starters
* use the correct language features of a narrative - dialogue

Use a variety of sentence starters
To help me with this goal I am using a 'Sentence Starter Menu'

It will help my writing to be more interesting and to hook the reader in more.

Writing blog week 2 term 2

Week 2 -  Writing Goal update

This week I am reflecting on one of my writing goals

IALT: Improve my writing by learning how to: 

* use a variety of sentence starters

This week I have been focusing on how to write a drop-in clause

Here is an example of a drop-in clause

Mr Forman is our teacher.
He loves his red car.
Mr Forman, who is our teacher, loves his red car.

Mr Forman is the subject of the sentence.
We change ‘He’ to ‘who’
We place commas around the clause we ‘drop-in’

Here are two examples of a drop-in clause that I have created.

I rate my understanding level at 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
My confidence level with using these types of sentences independently in my writing is 5

Life Education


We learnt about what does our body need to stay happy and healthy 


  • There are many different words for sugar, salt and fat
  • Most fruits have water in them
  • There are sugar free drinks like coke zero,sprite zero,L&P sugar free


I'm going to try to have a balanced diet.

My reading goal


this is the book i'm currently reading as part of my reading goal which is to be able to read for longer periods of time and retain meaning


The book that i am reading is very funny and exciting and i am enjoining it because