Wednesday, 26 October 2016

WALT find and summarise information by retelling main events in a text.

Summarise information means to retell a story in my own words. I know to include key words, main events. I  have a beginning middle end. I feel proud because I have added more information. Next time I want to try more skimming and scanning.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

WALT build simple sentences too add more description to our writing.

I am learning to build my sentences by adding more detail.
I think it helps makes my story interesting to read. Next time I want to add more words from the wow wall and more description.

Friday, 14 October 2016

WALT solve multiplication problems by taking some off or putting some on.

In maths I have been learning how to do compensation by adding on or taking away. I know that 6x50=300 so  6x49= 294 and 6x51=306. I feel proud because I know a lot of my times tables. Next time I want to solve larger equations.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

my e-learning progressions

YEAR 3 & 4

Equipment & Operation

We are learning to:
We will know we have been successful when ...
use camera settings eg macro and zoom
  • we can select the macro setting for close-up photos
  • we can zoom in and out
  • we can use the appropriate setting eg portrait, auto, movie
  • we can frame photos from different perspectives etc snail perspective, giraffe perspective
transfer photos to computer eg iPhoto or Picasa
  • we can transfer photos to a computer
export iPad work
  • we can find the export tab
  • we can select the appropriate file type e.g. email, pdf or jpeg, save etc
  • we can email the file to the appropriate person
be responsible for the safe-keeping of all digital equipment
  • we can put equipment away when not in use
  • use the iPads and laptops on an appropriate surface
  • wear a lanyard when using a camera
  • handle the iPads and laptops carefully

Creating and Presenting

We are learning to:
We will know we have been successful when ...
create documents and presentations in Google Drive
  • we can choose the appropriate document type for our purpose eg document, spreadsheet, presentation
  • we can add an appropriate name
  • we can file documents in the appropriate folder
use a Presentation application
  • we can open and save a keynote
  • we can add text to text box
  • we can add an image
  • we can add new pages
insert text boxes
  • we can find the add text box icon to create it
  • we can position a text box
  • we can add content to a text box
  • we can fill and outline a text box
change page layout
  • we can find and use the page layout tabs
use audio and video recording applications
  • we make sure there is no background noise
  • we speak clearly and with appropriate volume
  • we capture the entire image on the screen
upload video to blogs via Youtube or similar with support
  • we can find the Youtube upload tab
  • we can upload a video to Youtube
  • we can embed the video to our blog using the HTML code
embed content into other locations with support
  • we can find and copy the embed code
  • we can paste embed code in the right place, into our blog, under the HTML tab
create and use simple graphic organisers independently
  • we can create a graphic organiser using apps such as Popplet, Padlet etc
  • we can add details to a graphic organiser
use email
  • we can compose and send an email
  • we can open our inbox and read an email
create, save and publish posts on blogs
  • we give blog posts appropriate titles
  • we can create text content in a blog post
  • we can add an image to a blog post
  • we can upload a movie file into a blog post
  • we remember to add labels to a blog post
  • we can proofread our post before publishing
  • we understand that a published post is visible to the world
  • we can edit both draft and published blog posts
read and comment on blogs and sites independently
  • we can make appropriate comments on blogs and sites
take a screenshot on computer and iPads
  • we can use the shift+command+4 buttons on the computer
  • we can use the home and off buttons on the iPad
use Kid Pix or similar application
  • we can insert images
  • we can add audio content
  • we can embed video content
  • we can create slideshows

Internet Use and Research

We are learning to:
We will know we have been successful when ...
gather information from a variety of sources  
  • we know the difference between blog, site, .com, .org etc
  • we can use the appropriate tool for our research eg search engines, Wikipedia, encyclopedias
find information using search engines
  • we can use a variety of search engines eg Google, KidRex, quinturakids,, etc
  • we can choose the appropriate search engine for our purpose
use Google research tool within Google Drive
  • we can find and use the research tool  
find images specific to our topic independently
  • we can use Google Image search or Creative Commons search to find suitable images

Keyboard and Mouse Skills

We are learning to:
We will know we have been successful when ...
edit text
  • we can use spellcheck, delete, backspace and undo
use formatting and drawing toolbars
  • we can find and use the text colour and highlighting buttons
  • we can find and use the bold, italic and underline buttons
  • we can find and use the text alignment options
  • we can create lists using numbers and bullets
  • we can find and insert shapes
  • we can change page orientation to landscape or portrait
select text
  • we can use the trackpad to highlight, cut, copy and paste
use basic shortcuts
  • we can use command+c to copy
  • we can use command+v to paste
  • we can use command+x to cut
  • we can use command+s to save
  • we can use command+a to select all
  • we can use command+q to quit
  • we can use command+z to undo

Digital Citizenship

We are learning to:
We will know we have been successful when ...
be responsible digital citizens
  • we know who we are talking to online
  • we understand that to be good cyber citizens we must abide by sites’ terms and conditions
follow the school digital citizenship guidelines
  • we keep passwords private
  • we use school ICT equipment appropriately for education purposes
  • we use our Google accounts appropriately
access information without plagiarising
  • we credit ownership to the author
  • we use the Research function (in Google) to cite images and content
  • we use Creative Commons content where possible and credit appropriately
create a positive digital footprint

Monday, 5 September 2016


my reflection

I feel proud because I can name most 3D shapes.

I still need to work on verifying shapes.

Monday, 29 August 2016

WALT add detail to a character.


i felt proud because i added some detail to my monster.

next time i want to draw a more interesting monster.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016


WALT add descriptive language through our senses

i used my senses (see, touch, feel, taste and hear)to add detail to my writing.

i feel proud because i used my punctuation right.

next time i will write more.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

WALT find out how many ones tens and hundreds are in all of a whole number.

                  i am learning to find how many ones tens and hundreds are in a whole number.
                                        i need to combine to make bigger numbers to help me count

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Rabbits Popplet

My Reflection
I was learning to summarise information.
i found it easy because I copied the book in my own words.
Next I want to try and find more information by myself.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Crazy Miss Maisey's alphabet pets.

Crazy Miss Maisey's Alphabet Pets
Janine Scott

WALT: summarise information

• I can find the main ideas in a text

• I can identify the keywords in a text

• I can use keywords and main ideas to summarise a text

What happened in the first 3 chapters that we read as a group?

Miss Maisey was a librarian. She now works in a pet shop but she never lets anyone buy the pets she only lets them borrow the pets. One day a little boy named Billy he wanted a pet but his mum did not like the pets.

Answer the following questions using FULL sentences. Remember to use the book to help you answer the questions.

Write three animals that were not suitable for Billy and his Mum. Why were they not right?

Why was Billy feeling sad? (pg. 24).
Because he was nearly half way throgh the alphabet.

What was wrong with the octopus? (pg. 26).
He kept on throwing balls at the man next door.

What does the author mean when he wrote “There was a porcupine, but everyone  usually returned it the same day. It had a prickly personality!”? (pg. 29).
It was to spikey.

Why was Billy’s mother lying on the couch with a ice-bag on her head and cucumbers on her eyes? (pg. 36).

Because she had enough.

Do you think Billy was happy with his choice of the tadpole at the beginning? (pg. 40).
i think was not happy.

How did the story end?
The tadpole turned into a toad.

What pet would you have chosen if you were Billy?
I will choose a rabbit.