Art Attack Blog, Week 5, term 3


For art attack my goal was to produce a piece of art related to our local landscape using either paint, watercolor or pastel.

With Mrs Marsh I learned about foreground, midground and background in landscapes.
With Mr Forman I learned about colour and complementary colours.
With Mr Rule I looked at the different landscape features of Canterbury and Banks Peninsula.

  • What features did you included in your art? boulders,rainbow, road and sea.
  • What techniques did you use? wet-on-wet and wet-on dry.
  • What you found easy/ difficult? my rainbow.

  • I would like to try paint if I did another landscape because it would look nice.
  • I would like to get better at showing foreground, mid ground and background


My learning Goals For Term 3

I have been identifying my literacy goals for the start of term 3.
My reading teacher is Mrs Marsh.
My writing teacher is Mrs Marsh.

So What?
My handwriting goal is to slope and flick.

My spelling goal is to complete list 8.

My writing goal is to write about a moment in time using a picture prompt.

My reading goal is to understand what the author has written in a paragraph to help us make a sensible prediction what will happen in the next paragraph.
Now What?
My blog goals are to 
  • add more detail to my blog posts.
  • proofread and edit my blog post before publishing.
  • use a variety of ways to show my learning. (text, photos/images, video)
  • complete all the set blogs for this term.

reciprocal reading

What?I am learning about reciprocal reading

So What? the four key steps are:Prediction,clarification,questioning and summarising

Now What?I would like to have a turn at being the leader

Term 2 Highlights

Things I have enjoyed this term are:
-Basketball because I'm in a team with some friends.
-Passion project because we get lot's of time.
-KIVA game because it means we can test how much we know.
-Choir because it's fun.
-Guitar because it means that I can play an instrument. 
-Integrated learning because I am working on a new playground.


W.A.L.T create a rap on anti-bullying.
To start off we had to write a rap on school.
Some of the raps that I wrote is:
1.I was doing some spelling,
And I started smelling.
I got my answers wrong,
And the teacher called me wong!
2.I like art,
But my teacher like fart.

My painting’s up drying,
So I did some frying.

So What?
I have learnt that to write a rap you need to have the first two lines and the last two lines need to rhyme.

Now What?
My next step is to write a rap on bullying.

Dancing With Dean

IHBL: a hip routine
         a cha cha routine
         to combine different movements in to a dance routine to Treasure by Bruno Mars
         to combine different cha cha moves into a dance routine to Can't Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake

So What?
 My favourite dance step was the pulling up the socks.
 I found remembering the correct sequence for the dance routines challenging

Now what?
I would like to learn the salsa


I have been learning to solve addition problems by first jumping by a tidy number then jumping back
I have been learning to solve addition problems by using compensating from tidy numbers
I have been learning to solve subtraction problems by using equal additions from a tidy number

So What?
  • I have learned that it is easier to make one of the numbers into a tidy number as it is easier to work out the answer.
  • I have learned that when you have an equation like 73 - 28  = you can either add the same number to both sides, or you can subtract the same number from both sides
Now What?
My next step is to use this strategy with larger numbers


I am learning to write an information report on Oaklands school.

So What?
My writing teacher is Mr Rule.
On Tuesday Miss Mackenzie teaches us.   
I know that an information report has facts, images / pictures, sub headings and it is organised into paragraphs.
It starts with an introduction and ends with a summary.

Now What?
My next steps are:

  • Organise my ideas visually so that you can see the paragraphs. That means that I don't write one big blob but skip two lines to show a new paragraph.
  • to get better at organising my ideas into paragraphs.


I am learning about reading response when you write down the author, title and genre. This activity is about the book you are reading for SSR

So What? 
My reading teacher is Mr Rule. He works in room 6 5IR.
The SML teacher is Mrs Marsh.
My writing teacher is also Mr Rule.
Writing is on every day and  reading I go to the SML room on Monday and Wednesday. Every other day I'm with Mr Rule
What next?
I would like to get better at information reports.
I would like to get better at remembering the class I'm meant to be in.

Te Reo

What? We have been learning about ko au which means me myself and I

So What? Something I have learnt to say is:E hia o tau?(how old are you?) and E Iwa(I am nine).

Now What? My next learning step is to say my mihi with no help.