Finnias McGURK Term 1 2017 Goal Review Student

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……...

IALT improve my reading ability

Read more complicated books
Read a wider range of genres
Log at least one book a week onto the 40 book challenge  to increase my reading test scores
By reading more short books from different genres
To improve on my reading ability
With more complexe books

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……...

To get higher expectations in maths.

Trying to go above and beyond
In mathletics and follow up work
Practice new learning all the time.
By practising in all areas of math and fractions
Is to be above standard in maths

Persuasive writing

WALT: To persuade the reader to agree with my opinions. 

Why we shouldn't have a school uniform. I think we shouldn't have a school uniform because it is itchy, tight and thick.The school uniform is also hard to put on and to take off.When it gets wet and soggy it smells bad. I have three main reasons to not have a school uniform:

  • Firstly we shouldn't have a uniform because it's very thick and it can over heat.
  • Secondly we shouldn't have a school uniform because a lot of people are more comfortable in our own clothes and jerseys.
  • Thirdly because it easy rips and (mostly the shorts) it is uncomfortable when it does. 
I think the school uniform does it's job but it it's time for a 20th century uniform like halswell school's but we can do better, let's not have a school uniform. With a new school it makes sense to have a new uniform or no uniform at all, it would also be profit ( in a way ). You are probably wondering how we would make profit, well doesn't the uniform cost money? So then instead of using money for a new uniform keep the money and no uniform so it is a win, win.we get to be comfortable in our own clothes and the school gets to keep the money.If i gave everybody a servey in the school to not have a school uniform, about 9 out of 10 would say yes.there would be many reasons to not have a uniform, there are some popular reasons in our class.

I hope you consider it


rm 5

Pet day

WALT: Describe our pet day
SC: The reader understands our feelings about pet day

Today was our pet day the 25th November. It was a blast and I had tones of fun, There were so many pets, it was like pet heaven! There was dogs, chickens, bunny's, turtles, cats, fish, parrots and a lizard, it was amazing.  The dogs were cool and the lizard was awesome and the cats were fluffy.  The turtle was as small as my hand and the parrots were cute and funny.  Outside all the dogs were all great, it was like pet paradise, but mostly dogs. THEY WERE SO AMAZING!!

 Mrs twit is an ugly old rag a beard, sort of.

Mr and Mrs twit ugly people who eat disgusting homemade bird pie they it weekly for supper and pull Dastardly tricks on each other
 dastardly and ugly old bully with a big messy bed. he has a shotgun and a knife.
you like to terrorize  kids and birds with guns and also have four monkeys. he drinks a mug of beer each day what meals.

 Mrs twit is an ugly old rag with a beard, sort of.Shes just as bad as Mr twit as they both pull Dastardly trikes on each other but she thinks hers thru more.She has a lot of pimples on her face, she also has a despicable glass eye to play pranks on Mr twit with.

All together I think that they are horrible old rags and I would never like to meet them. If I ever did see them I would walk away from them. To me they are horrible old twits that have no meaning in life.

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Hi my name is Finnias this is my............

TWO WEEKS OF AWESOMENESS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
With Ms Williams

M--s Williams is awesome because she always has cool activities planed and challenges for us to do and lets us  use are lap tops regularly.(For learning of course. )

My two weeks have been some of the best in my life like the code breaker that was fun
really fun.
 Using are lap tops have been really cool too.
I love bringing our soft toys too.
Plus getting to work where-ever we want is fun as well.

Writing reflection

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Adjectives and Nouns

WALT add adjective to nouns

The luxury, five star resort, is excellent and awesome.
The resort, luxury and five star, is excellent and awesome.

The tasty, sweet coconut is hard and yummy.
The coconut, tasty and sweet, is hard and yummy.

sending an email to your blog

I am learning to email to my blog


I am learning to use water colours to paint in the style of Jane Evans.
The part I like the best is the detail because it looks good.


IN Maths Ifound that  I could`nt understand 

Picture Practise

IALT email a picture to my blog.

Welcome Post

Welcome to my learning blog for 2015.
I will be adding posts by myself.


I am learning to find the number of 1s, 10s, and 100s in a number.
This is useful when adding and subtracting money.


I am showing the Key Competency 'Managing Self'  by  working nicely with others.

Term 3


We are learning to : write a story.
We can do this when we: record our idea's in order, include our senses, use interesting words, check our writing and use punctuation correctly.

My next step is to: check my spelling.


We are learning to : identify sounds in words.
My next step is to: apply this knowledge to my reading and writing.


We are learning to : work out multiplication problems using our knowledge of 2's, 5's and 10's.
My next step is to: use this strategy with word problems.


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.

Integrated Topic Term 3

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


I am learning to identify the chance of an event occurring.
You have achieved this Finnias and can say why you have placed the different things where they are.

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.



We are learning to:  relate to others.
Student Comment : I did this by sharing.

Sport T2

TERM 1 reading

We are learning to identify what a good reader does.
Student comment: A good reader adds detail to their summary so the person has a good idea of what you have read.

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.

T1 writing

We are learning to: write a description

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

Teacher Comment:

You have used some interesting words in your description.
Your next step is to describe what the skull looks like in more detail.

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: 

You have used a range of brush strokes in your painting.

Term 4 Dance & Drama : School Production

I am learning to:

Complete a dance routine for our School Production. Chubby Checker’s Let’s Twist Again from the 1960’s

I can do this when I can:

Learn the specific steps to a dance
Keep in time to the music
Follow instructions

Value Focus: Excellence

Term 3 Reading

Finnias knows a good reader will read on when they get stuck on a word and by reading on it will help them to work out what the word might be.

Term 3 Numeracy

I am learning to:

· problem solve using my knowledge of times tables

Success Criteria:

·  I will be able to calculate the answers with accuracy in my head or by recording via a variety of strategies

Teacher's Comment:
Finnias you have worked hard with your maths all year. You are making awesome progress and you are a delight to teach.

Term 3 Gymnastics

I am learning to:

Recognise and show different gymnastic shapes and to use these shapes in a simple sequence involving movement

Success Criteria:

I will be able to show a stretch, straddle, tuck and pike and use them in a simple movement sequence


"I didn't really enjoy gymnastics. But I did like the warm up game called Dead Ants" said Finnias.

Term 4 Care Values

Oaklands School CARE Values

I show our school CARE value COMMUNITY by picking up rubbish on the grounds and putting it in the bin and in class as well.

I show our school CARE value Active Thinking when someone is on the bars I think will I go and push someone off the bars or will I wait.

I show our school CARE value Respect by sitting quietly in the assembly  and listening to the speakers on the stage.

I show our school CARE value Excellence by doing my hardest work at learning time.