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: reading the book and practising getting all the words in my mind.

I think I need to practice: staying in one space, I need to make sure I have enough books with me.

Great honest reflection Toby. You ahve though about your learning and your next steps!
Read to self is a time to build your reading stamina so you can read longer stories. You need to practise taking 3 or 4 books from your book box and 2 or 3 books from the library corner so you have plenty to read during read to self.

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: learning how to do rocket arms backwards.

It is tricky when: to keep on your back and not float down to the ground.

Toby, you have grown in confidence during the term and you lvoe to show off your new tricks. When you take your time you do enter the pool safely, now you need to make it a habit. Rocket arms and starfish float on your back are very tricky and I love the way you keep on practising. Remember to push your tummy to the sky and to tilt you chin up to help you to float on your back.