Saturday, 7 March 2015

Read to Self

We are learning to read to self. This builds our reading stamina and helps us to get better at reading. We also have lots of fun reading!

Success Criteria
  • I read quietly
  • I concentrate on the book
  • I stay in space
  • I read the whole time
  • I get started straight away

How I am going

Read to self
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I really like: picking my own books so I can read my favourites.

I think I need to practice: working out tricky words so I can keep reading the story by myself.

Sasha I can see you are enjoying picking your own books during read to self. You read quietly and focus on the book. Read to self is a time to build up your reading and stamina and fluency so you can read longer and longer stories without getting tired. It is important to pick enough books so you stay in one spot and can read the whole time. 

Monday, 2 March 2015


We are learning to build our confidence in and around the water. We practise our swimming skills and love to show off our new tricks.

This is what I have been practising:
Safe entry into the pool (1/4 turn entry)
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Submerge and blow bubbles
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Float on my back (Starfish)
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Float on my front (Starfish)
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Pick up objects with my hand
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Rocket arms on my front
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Rocket arms on my back
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I am really proud of: that I can starfish on my tummy and I can sometimes do a starfish on my back.

It is tricky when: when I do rocket arms on my back because I sink.

The next thing I want to learn is: how to do rocket arms on my back the whole way.

You are confident in the water and you love to things and show off all your new tricks. You enter the pool safely and can float and do rocket arms on your tummy. It is tricky to float and do rocket arms on your back. Remember to push your tummy to the sky and tilt your chin up to help not to sink. Keep up the practise Sasha and it will become easier!