Zoe And The Gigantic Rainbow Ladder

WALT: Write a fairytale in our own words.
Success Criteria:

  1. Orientation - who (characters), what, where (setting)
  2. Problem - what goes wrong?
  3. Solution - how do they make it right?
  4. Magic !
  5. Outcome (Happily ever after…)

Zoe,s Gruffalo

WALT: write a character description

Success criteria:

  • use interesting words to make a picture in the reader's mind.
  • write about what the person looks like
  • write about what the person does (actions)
  • Write about what kind of person they are (personality)


WALT - sing the new school song.

Success criteria: Sing using the correct words and attempt to use the correct pitch.

Room 2 sang this beautifully, they used the correct volume and some of them hit some good notes whilst singing.  Keep on practicing room 2 and we could even get some of the moves into the song.-- 

Planting potatoes

WALT:  plant and take care of potatoes.

We can do this when:

  • Get a suitable bucket to plant our potato in
  • Plant the potato seed in the right amount of soil
  • Water our potato on a regular basis
  • Take our bucket out of class everyday to sit in the sun

Stage 1: Zoe, Ethan, Rose and Katie were discussing what they can put on their buckets.


WALT: EXPLORE translations through slide, reflect, and rotate on plane shapes.

Success criteria:
 - Use the first letter of your name to slide 
 - Use the first letter of your name to reflect
 - Use the first letter of your name to rotate


WALT: predict and create a bathroom or kitchen tilling plan using tessellation.

Success criteria:
- create simple tessellations involving squares and other shapes

- repeat simple tessellations involving squares and other shapes
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The Gingerbread Man

WALT: Write a fairytale in our own words.
Success Criteria:

  1. Orientation - who (characters), what, where (setting)
  2. Problem - what goes wrong?
  3. Solution - how do they make it right?
  4. Magic !
  5. Outcome (Happily ever after…)
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Mathletics Award - Showing CARE values

Well done Zoe on your Mathletics certificate. It shows that you are using EXCELLENCE by practising the tasks set to you in the school holidays.


Jump rope for heart

Achievement Objectives

Students will:
  • Participate in creative and regular physical activities and identify enjoyable experiences.
  • Develop a wide range of movement skill using a variety of equipment and play environments

Learning Outcomes

Students will learn to:

  • Join in activities with a positive attitude
  • Identify what makes fitness a positive experience
  • Identify ways to make changes to the activity to increase enjoyment
  • Demonstrate basic skipping skills with short and long ropes

Plays - reading

WALT: practice and perform a fairytale play within a group

Success criteria:

  • Students can using a clear voice
  • Students can face the audience
  • Students can read a script to the best of their ability
  • Students can add emotion and acting to their plays.


WALT: play on the recorder by reading a music sheet.

Success criteria: 

Share Music Making with others, using basic performance skills and techniques (L.2)

Exploring Symmetry Shapes

WALT: make and talk about 2D shapes by using symmetry

Success Criteria:

  • identify 2D shapes by name
  • name 2-dimensional shapes: triangle, square, oblong (non-square rectangle), circle, oval, pentagon, hexagon and diamond
  • describe shape attributes in their own language
  • explore and describe faces, edges, and corners of 2D and 3D objects
  • make, name and describe polygons and other plane shapes
  • describe the process of making shapes with line symmetry.
  • name common two-dimensional mathematical shapes

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Achievement Objectives

Students will:
  • Participate in creative and regular physical activities and identify enjoyable experiences.
  • Experience creative, regular, and enjoyable physical activities and describe the benefits to well-being.
  • Describe and use safe practices in a range of contexts and identify people who can help.
  • Develop a wide range of movement skills and play environments.

Learning Outcomes

We are learning to:
  • Create and perform sequences of unlike actions on the floor.
  • Identify how to use equipment and perform skills safely.
  • Identify how gymnastics is helpful to everyone.

Bronze CARE certificate

Great work Zoe on receiving you bronze CARE certificate. It took hard work and you achieved it! Very proud of you.

3D foil shapes

WALT:  make 3D foil shapes.

Success criteria:

Make a 3D shape out of paper and wrap it in foil.
Talk about what kind of shape you made.
Talk about how many faces, sides and corners your shape has.

Procedural writing

WALT: write instructions

Success Criteria :
  • Title
  • Goal
  • List the materials and equipment
  • Steps in order
  • Action verbs

Very good writing Zoe. You have your title, goal, list of materials, steps in order and action verbs! Next step - try and sound out words or even use a dictionary to check your spelling.

Instructional writing

 WALT: write instructions

Success Criteria :
  • Title
  • Goal
  • List the materials and equipment
  • Steps in order
  • Action verbs

Zoe did a great job at achieving the success criteria.  It is evident that she has action verbs, her steps are in order and she the outline of the piece of writing is correct.  Zoe's next steps are to use the correct capital letter in the correct places as well as full stops.  Seeing as this was a publishing tasks Zoe should have taken into account the editing she and the teacher had completed on her draft to have a neat published version without any mistakes.  

Altogether Zoe completed a well organised and detailed piece of instruction.  Well done Zoe.

Art portrait

WALT: Create self-portrait and painting them with water paint.

We can do this when: we use a pencil to draw ourselves with all the elements of a face and painting our portrait using relevant colours by staying within the lines.

Next step:  Use our drawing and painting skills to design and decorate our art mural.

Zoe made a very bold self-portrait using different colours and painting techniques.  I love how you used bright colours for your painting, it really makes it stand out. I also love how you designed your glasses. Great work.


WALT: write some information about ourselves through planning and ICT.

We can do this when:  we write a detailed informative piece of writing and typing it up on a computer.

Next step:  To add more detail to my writing to make it more interesting e.g. descriptive words.


I am learning to: Write and Publish a poem.

I can do this when I can :

Describe myself using a range of different words including adjectives.
Read my poem with a clear voice at the right speed and noise level.

Next Step : Write a  Bio poem about one of your family members or a pet.

We learned about ANZAC Day and wrote about some photos from the war. 

I am learning to: Write to describe.
I can do this when I can:
- Write sentences that talk about what is happening in the photo.
- Write sentences that make sense.
- Use verbs (doing words) in the right place.
- Use punctuation correctly.
- Write in detail.

I have used capitals in the right place. My next step is to check my work carefully.


Today in maths we finished our fraction ice creams.

We are learning to:
- Identify symbols for fractions.
- Say the names of fractions correctly.
- Find fractions of groups.
- Show the CARE value Excellence in our work presentation. 

Our next steps are to:
- Apply this knowledge to find fractions of larger groups of objects.
- Improve our work presentation. 

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We are learning to play the recorder.
We can do this when we can play in time and play the correct notes.
Our next step is to practice and learn new songs.
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CARE Values

We are learning to show the CARE value Excellence. One way we did this in Term 1 was to have a quick tidy up of the school grounds. We picked up heaps of rubbish, returned sports equipment and delivered things to lost property.

Our next step is do this by ourselves when we walk past some rubbish or sports equipment that is in the wrong place.


We are learning to use our knowledge of word families and blends to work out unknown words and spell words.

One game we play to help us with our reading and writing is 'Pass The Bomb'. We have cards with parts of words, word families (e.g ing) or blends (eg. bl). When the Bomb comes to you you have to say a word that has the letters on the card in it. If the Bomb goes off you have to keep the card. At the end of the game the people who don't have a card are the winner.

E.g. One card had 'bl' on it so we said words like black, blank, blast...

Our next step is to include some of the more challenging cards in the game.


We are learning to: recall addition and subtraction facts in 3 seconds or under.

We play a game with dice. Two people roll a dice at the same time. They then have to add or subtract the numbers on the two dice. The winner gets to challenge another person in the circle.

We have noticed that we are getting faster at recalling our basic facts.

Our next step is to have a practice at home with dice or on mathletics.

Art Attack

Today we took part in an art workshop with Neil Shaskey. 

We were learning to: sketch a portrait. 

We showed we could do this when we could:

- Draw facial features the correct shape and size.

- Position facial features correctly.

- Use shading techniques.

We really enjoyed the workshop and were proud of the art work we produced. We thought the shading was hard but we didn't give up.