CARE values

I know how to show my CARE values in the classroom. I think we have CARE values at Oaklands School because  then the children can earn care ticks for doing good things and so that the children can earn their bronze, silver and gold CARE certificates. I think the most important classroom value is Be aware of others. Here is a picture of me showing that value.

Integrated Learning

WALT describe ideas about school design.
The school idea I am presenting is a silent room.
I am presenting this by making a model.
I think the school should use this idea because It is great for learning space.


For two weeks in a row the Kauri team from years 4-6 have been going swimming at Star fish swim school. I was in lane two. I learnt how to do freestyle stroke with the breathing part and I learnt how to roll to the side to breath. The thing that I found the most challenging was doing the streamline on my back for the whole length. The part of swimming I now know how to do properly and for the whole length is probably my freestyle because I can swim a whole length breathing to the side and I can swim doing the circle with my arms softly so I don't splash.

Reading The BFG

I would use the word smart to describe Sophie. I think Roald Dahl wrote this story because he is trying to say that you don't have to see something to believe it.

Persuasive Writing

We are learning to write persuasively.  Some places I would find persuasive writing are in the newspaper, Online news, Movie/game reviews, in people's speeches and in letters.

Strand Maths

We have learnt how to measure different objects. Three u

Visual Art

Last week I created a collage showing the ocean habitat. The three animals I chose were a Yellow eyed penguin, a Bottle nose dolphin and a Seal. The feature of my art I am most proud of is the bottle nose dolphin I drew.

My Writing Goal

My writing goal is to use different sentence starters more often.
Something I will do to achieve this is to read through the story and see what other words I could use to start the sentences.

Reading Our Class Novel

As a class we read the novel Best Mate by Michael Morpurgo.
The best thing about this book was that Bests Mate got to see Patrick again.
A question I have for the author is what inspired him to write most of his books about animals.
I am feeling excited to start reading the BFG.

Intergrated learning term 2

Our focus this term is on animals and habitats one question I have about animals and habitats is... how, where and why did Elephants get their name?

Reading food labels

we can use food labels to make healthy food choices by:    

Reading the nutrition information to find out how much fat and salt is in it.


The four features of instructional writing are:
1. Title
2. Equipment
3. Instructions in the right order
4. Picture or diagram

Reflecting on my instructional writing
I felt great about when I checked my work that it had all four of the features to make my instructions successful. 
I noticed that I made a few spelling mistakes.

My Reflection

 I was really excited about getting to bring food from our cultures on Tuesday 23rd and we also got to dress up in clothes that represents our culture on Thursday 25th.