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: looking at new pictures for ideas for drawing. I like quiet reading because I get to practise my reading.

I think I need to practice: not getting carried away talking to people when they are talking.

Read to self is a great time to practise your reading and to build your reading stamina and fluency amd you use your time well. You have thought hard about your learning and your next steps. It is important to read the whole time and to get started straight away. Chatting to your friends means you have less time to read. Perhaps if you choose a place that is going to help your learning, maybe not next to your friends, you will be able to get started straigh away.

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: when I do a starfish and people give me space.

It is tricky when: there is not much space and when you kick you bump into people.

The next thing I want to learn is: how to kick faster.

Jack, you enter the pool safely and are very confident in the water. You listen hard to all the instructions and always try your very best. You can do rocket arms on your tummy and you doing lots of practise so you can do them on your back. It can be tricky when there is not much room and people bump you. This can make you sink when you are doing a starfish. Perhaps if before you start you make sure you have enough room then you may not get bumped.