Term 4 Dance

Big Idea: We can express ourselves creatively through dance

Deep Understandings:
The children will understand:
That dance has evolved through the decades.
That to learn a dance you need to follow a series of instructions.
Dance is a form of social interaction.
Dance is good for your health and well being.

Skill Focus:
1 - Learn the specific steps to a dance
2 - Keep in time to the music
3 - Follow instructions

Value Focus (Excellence)
1 - Trying our best
2 - Persevering
3 - Acknowledging the efforts of others

Term 4 Music

- keep a beat
- keep a beat using different instruments

Term 4 Discovery & Key Competencies

September 20, 2013

Key Competency: Thinking

How are you using your thinking?

"I have to think about how to draw them."

Term 4 CARE Values

You're right Harley, when you pick up after yourself, you are being your best self and showing your Excellence!

Term 3 PE

What's your favourite thing that we do in gymnastics?

What do you think is the trickiest? Why?

Term 3 Maths

Term 3 Reading

What does a good reader do?

"Look at the words while they're reading."

Term 3 Te Reo

Term 2 Maths

  • sort objects into categories for display
  • make a display of the data collected (pictograph)
  • make statements about data displays

Student Comment

Tell me about the graph.
"Those have the least (black). Those have the longest (blonde)."

Term 2 Visual Arts

  • create an art work using printmaking including leaf prints and sponging. 
Success Criteria
  • Identify which is the textured side of the leaf so we can use it successfully in our art
  • Include at least 4 leaf prints
  • Use autumn colours (Leaves should be white)

  • Use sponging technique (dab, dab, dab as opposed to wiping the paint on with the sponge)

  • Try not to sponge on top of leaves

Term 2 Writing

We are learning to:
  •  draw a picture to help us think about the story we will write.
  •   say our story in a sentence.
Success Criteria
  • My picture will be detailed.
  •   I can tell my teacher my story.