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Term 4 
Writing
In writing during Term 4 all the students will create a text that can be read out to a selected audience, in other words a speech.  This text can either be persuasive, informative or to be entertaining.  All writing groups will be working towards writing a speech that they can present.  Korimako teachers know that not all students like talking in front of their peers so there will be different options presented to them once they have finished their speech.  All students can read through their speech during writing time or they can choose to write a speech at home.   
The specific learning outcomes for all Korimako students this term will be:
  • use language that is suitable to the topic, audience and purpose
  • use personal voice to add effect
  • use basic punctuation that is mostly correct ( A . , ? ! ‘ “ )
  • use a range of written features to engage the audience
  • proofread to check for spelling, grammar and punctuation


Speeches
As mentioned above all students will be required to write a speech this term and present it.  Each homebase teacher listens to all the students in their home base and then selects students to go into the finals.  The finalists give their speech in front of all Korimako students and will be judged by Mrs Pascoe and Mrs Culley.  The judges will then select the best year 5 and best year 6 students to represent Marshland school at the Belfast Speech Competition.  


Term 3


Using the over-arching theme of ‘What’s for Lunch’:  Students will create and present using a variety of digital and print media, pieces of work that reflect the writing genres.


Achievement Objectives:
• Use language features appropriately, showing some understanding of their effects.
INDICATORS: – uses oral, written, and visual language features to create meaning and effect;
– uses a large and increasing bank of high-frequency, topic-specific, and personal-content words
to create meaning;

• Show a developing understanding of how language features are used for effect within and across
texts.
INDICATORS: – identifies oral, written, and visual language features used in texts and recognises
their effects; – uses an increasing vocabulary to make meaning;
• Show a developing understanding of text structures.
INDICATORS: – understands that the order and organisation of words, sentences, paragraphs,
and images contribute to and affect text meaning;

Learning Pathways: (We are learning to…)  

  • use punctuation that is mostly correct (basic and complex)
  • use simple and compound sentences with a variety of  beginnings, lengths and structures
  • understand the purpose for writing
  • present work in a wide range of appropriate forms (digital and visual media)
  • independently revise and rework my writing by: inserting and adding detail, crossing out unnecessary parts.

Term 2 

 Achievement Objectives
 - convey and sustain personal voice where appropriate.
 - create and develop a understanding of the connections between oral, written, and visual language when creating texts
 - seek feedback and make changes to texts to improve clarity, meaning, and effect

We have broken down the achievement objectives for the students and the students will be focusing on:
Oral Language
1 - Participating in group discussions
2 - Initiates and/or sustains and develops the discussion, keeping to the topic
3 - Responds to and respects the contributions of others

The three goals above for the students focus on Oral Language and teachers will be tracking their progress through out the term.

Writing Goals
1 - Follow the writing process
2 - Use a range of language features to engage the audience (similes, metaphors etc)
3 - Give and respond to feedback and feed forward for improvement
4 - Present my work in a variety of ways
The four goals above for the students focus on their writing and teachers will be tracking their progress through out the term.

Korimako will also have a focus on getting students punctuation correct and improving their spelling. Korimako have writing in the morning Monday to Thursday 9 am to 10 am. Korimako will also be having literacy for half an hour 1.30 pm - 2.00 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Creative Writing
For the students to achieve the above goals the teachers will be focusing on Creative Writing Texts. The students will be creating a wide range of texts which will be show cased on this page.

 Korimako teachers will be using the google site - Korimako Writing https://goo.gl/Z8CrxV
 please feel free to have a look around.


 Term 1 

Information Reports
Students will be learning to craft an information report about factual things. They will be writing about things they learn in Inquiry.
Their learning pathways will include:
 - make sure that most of my writing is grammatically correct
 - use basic punctuation that is mostly correct;
 - independently revise and rework my writing by: inserting and adding detail, crossing out unnecessary parts, using a dictionary/thesaurus

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