Goal Review

Term 1 2017 Goal Review and Next Steps

Parent Goal(s)
Strategies I can use are:
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
Reading- continue achieving at standard and continue working hard.

Work towards my 40 book challenge. Reading books and adding to the Google form and slide.
Reading a variety of texts
Actively participate in literacy group lessons
Complete follow up activities
Ask questions about what I read.

Student Goal(s)
Strategies I can use are:
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
Learn more Math and get higher scores in Mathletics.

Spend more time on Mathletics to get higher scores. Achieve 1500 points weekly.
Actively participate in maths lessons
Complete follow up activities and practice new learning.
Ask questions when unsure of solving problems

Multi Cultural Day

Multicultural Day On Tuesday the 21st it was multicultural day and we had to dress in clothes from our culture. Most people came in New Zealand clothes even though they had other cultures that they are related to as well. People that were born in New Zealand just wanted to represent New Zealand, because that's the only thing they had. During the day we were with parents that were from Israel, Russia, China and Pakistan. I learned a lot about them all. In the afternoon we had our multicultural assembly, there were Chinese drums, people from Switzerland singing, and many others. When we got back the bell had already rung, that meant time to go home and tell my mum what I did today.

Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus

Why should the Pigeon drive the bus ? Because when the Pigeon is about to crash if the Pigeon is strong really strong he can fly out of the bus and grab hold of the bus and stop it and put it into the right position on the road. I think the Pigeon should drive the bus because if one of your family members drives a bus you can drive a bus only if you're old enough to drive a bus.

Why shouldn't the Pigeon Drive a bus? Because Pigeons can't get a license because they can't drive buses. They only fly they can't drive. They poop everywhere and they won't get any passengers because there's poop everywhere! . Pigeons is a bird part of the animals species. They can't drive anything they only fly that's how they get to places and Humans use buses or any other vehicle to get places. So I think that if Pigeons drive buses.Because they shouldn't fly anymore because they have got the buses to get them places.

Mr Twit

Mr Twit is an bird catcher then he kills them and makes them up into bird pie. Mr Twits an inconsiderate beast he has all these junky foods from years ago stuck on his beard and licks it to. Mr Twit does awful tricks on Mrs Twit his wife. Mr Twit does lots of stupid tricks with monkeys and he would normally make them stand on their heads on top of each other. He would make them stand like that while they are out. Mr Twit is a fat and disgusting man one he kills two he eats them three he bought a gun and tried to shoot all the birds on their roof.
Written By Cayden

Woodend Camp

WALT: Describe Our Feelings At Camp

On Tuesday morning us Year 5s were going to leave to camp. The camp was called Woodend Christian Camp,the reason they called the camp Christian,is because the camps all run by Christians,Christians are people who read the Bible and that who believe in God and Jesus. At the camp I achieved  getting one of top people on the go karts,we all got 3 laps around the track and I was going as fast as the go karts can go and I didn't crash one bit I was very proud of myself. I am also proud of the climbing wall because I was the first one to reach the top of the first bar of the first bit of climbing wall. I was very proud that I did it and it was very high my legs was shaking and also on the fourth bit of the climbing wall and got higher than the first three.

Habitat: Wetlands

WALT:Describe a New Zealand habitat and the animals who live there.

My habitat is the Wetlands I chose it because it reminds me of the day I was at the Wetlands.It is a lovely place to go to.The Maori used the place as their home.At the Wetlands there is 5 different ways to remember the Wetlands The first one is bed and breakfast that means that the birds can sleep in the Wetlands and in the morning they can have their breakfast.The next thing is a sponge and that means in winter lots of water and in summer it is dry.The next thing is a sieve and that means sand,stones but when sieved the water is clear.The next thing is a nest and that mean't that the animals can breed at the Wetlands.The next thing is the Airport and that means the if Birds or Insects are travelling a long distance and need to fuel up so it goes down to the Wetlands and fuel up like at the Airport.The Wetlands is a place with lots of water and Raupo the Maoris used the Raupo to build boats so they can travel up and down the Wetlands so they can do their hunting.The Wetlands has small insects or fish that hang around the shore of the water like Water Boatman,Back Swimmer,Leaches,and Red Larvae.They all can be very fast if you want to catch one.In the winter the water rises and in summer the water dries up a bit.The Wetlands has lots of animals like Harrier Hawks,Ducks,Fish,Insects,and Eels.The animals use the place like a home.The Wetlands is a favorite place for predators because there's lots of preys cause there's lots of water so the prey like to swim and drink in the water.The Wetlands is a good place for a walk and its like an adventure place because there's loads of space and trees to adventure.The Wetlands is Foggy,Wet,Muddy,Creepy,Peaceful,Mysterious,Quiet,Native,and Natural.

The Back Swimmer.
The Back Swimmer is a little insect that can't breathe underwater.They use bubbles so they can breathe and then when there is no more air in the bubble they come up to the surface to fill up the bubble and then go back under the water.

The Tadpole.
The Tadpole is a little baby frog that swims instead of leaping on the ground or the Lilly pads on top of the water.

The Harrier Hawk.
The Harrier Hawk is a bird that loves the Wetlands cause there is lots of Ducks and swans to eat for there breakfast,dinner,,lunch,and afternoon tea.

Waitangi Day writing

This is my Maori writing about how I would feel when the European come to newzealand/aotearoa

Caydens name

This is one of my art that I have been working on 

The Journal of Jack Simpson

From the Journal of Jack Simpson

Shrapnel Valley, Gallipoli

Today me and Duffy had another terrifying day.  When I

walked through the battle front there was heaps of gun

smoke.  I could barely see through the smoke to see the

wounded!  I also couldn’t see any of the grenades,

missiles and bombs.  I was terrified that I might get

shot.  I felt safer with Duffy my life-saving donkey!

When it got dark I didn’t feel very comfortable without

my bed and my room.  I think about having dinner with

my family, eating roast beef and potatoes.

Instead of peace and quiet I can hear soldiers yelling in

pain .  I can smell gun smoke, blood and dirt.

I feel very scared and I am shivering like I have never

shivered before.

Welcome Post

Welcome to my blog for 2015.This year I will be sharing my learning with you.

My Writing

I am learning to: Write to persuade.
I can do this when I can:
- Make a statement
- Give reasons to back up my statement.
- Use punctuation correctly.
- Check my writing.

My next step is to: add more detail.


We are learning to solve addition and subtraction problems in lots of different ways.
We play group box games to help us practice this.

My learning

 I am learning to use tidy numbers.
It is easier than counting back.

I am learning to identify word blends. 
This will help me to sound out words.

 I am learning to use punctuation correctly.
This helps my writing to make sense.

Key Competency

I showed the Key Competency 'Managing Self' by working with others and letting them go first.

Here we are planting seeds.

Integrated Topic Term 4

We are learning to: participate and contribute whilst demonstrating creativity.


I am learning to relate to others.

I helped others in discovery.

Writing Term 2

We are learning to : write a recount
We can do this when we can: include an introduction, record our idea's in order,
talk about our feelings, use interesting words.
At the bottom of my writing I have drawn symbols to show
something I can do well and my next learning step.
I have highlighted in green something I have done well in my writing.
I have highlighted in orange something I need to work on in writing.
If you click on the picture it is easier to read.

Maths term 2

We are learning to use directions.
We can do this when we can give and follow directions using the points of a compass - North, South East and West.

Room 2 went outside and did a treasure hunt in pairs. One person hid the treasure. They then had to give their partner instructions to find it. E.g 2 steps north... It was a fun way to practice what we had been learning in class.

Our next learning step is to identify and use other directions such as north-east, south-west etc.

Sport Term 2

 Student Reflection

Term 1 maths

We are learning to:  identify the chance of an event occurring.
Student Comment : the story will have no cupcakes because there was none in the story.

Term 1

We are learning to identify what a good reader does.
Student comment: A good reader asks good questions. 

Term 1 music

I am learning to: play the recorder
I can do this when I can: play in time, play notes, play a tune.

Teacher comment: You can now play some notes on the recorder. Your next step is to practice the notes you know and make up your own tunes.


We are learning to: write a letter

We can do this when we can:  write sentences that make sense, use describing words 
and edit our work.

Teacher Comment: you have recorded some good idea's. Your next step is to add more detail to your writing and edit your spelling.

term 1

Discovery Key Competency focus : Managing Self
Student Reflection:I am learning to be a self manager. I did this by holding the box while the others did the tape.

CARE values term 1

I am learning to show the Oaklands CARE value of Community by keeping my school clean.

Term 1

I am learning to: sketch and paint. 
I can do this when I can: use drawing techniques, mix colours, use different painting strokes and outline a painting.

Teacher comment: 
Your painting shows you have used many different brush strokes.

Cayden's Writing

I am learning to
·     write an interesting recount.

Success Criteria
·     I have recalled an event accurately in correct sequence.

Next Step
To add more detail to my recounts.