Term 4 Activities
Word Work - Long vowel sounds
Written Language – Poetry, Procedural (Instructions) and developing structure and language choice in a variety of different genres
Reading – Guided Silent Reading (Non-Fiction and Fiction) providing responses and reasoning to demonstrate understanding
Maths – PR1ME Mathematics Programme, basic facts and number knowledge
Big Idea – Energy - It comes in many forms - solar, electrical, wind
Health & PE – Athletics and fitness games, Swimming (when weather permits)
Maori – Kapa haka and Maori Language - Feelings, Animals and Instructions
Competencies & Values – Learning Logs – Goal Setting, Reflecting on Learning
Labour Day - No School: Monday 28th October
Year 5-8 Athletics Day at Porritt Stadium: Tuesday 12th November
Book Fair: Week 6
Whanau Evening: Wednesday 27th November
Year 5 & 6 Disco: Thursday 28th November
Interschool Athletics: Tuesday 3rd December
Syndicate Big Day Out: Thursday 12th December, more information to come later in the term
Prize Giving – Wednesday 18th December
Final Day - Friday 20th December
A major goal for the students in the Year 5 and 6 Syndicate is to work towards becoming an ‘Independent Learner.’
This encourages them to take charge of being ready to learn and also helps them to monitor their own learning. This learning will help to ensure that they will be prepared for future years of learning.
Criteria for being an Independent Learner:
I ask myself these questions frequently, ‘Do I know what I am supposed to be doing?’, ‘Am I doing it?’ The independent learner would answer ‘Yes’ to both questions on a regular basis.
I plan my time carefully on a task so that I can ensure I get it finished.
I look after all of my own learning resources, if I misplace one it is my own learning that suffers.
I am ready to start at the beginning of the day with a clear and organised desk as well as a clear and organised frame of mind.
I know the best way to learn is to ask questions of others when I do not understand. The person that sits and stresses about not knowing will never know.
I work quickly and quietly on set tasks so that I can maximise my own learning but I am also conscious of others learning needs.
I set realistic goals and work hard to achieve them as I can see that education plays a very important part in my future.
It is expected that students have the required stationery at school every day and if certain items run out, break or go missing; students must organise to have these replaced as soon as possible. Please check that your child has everything they need.
Swimming will begin in the later part of Term 4, weather dependent. Further information will come home as we get closer to summer.
With the weather hopefully warming up during Term 4, please encourage your child to bring a hat to school to wear outside during playtime and lunchtime to ensure they are Sun Smart! There is sunblock available for students to reapply when they need to during the day.