Welcome back to Term 3 in Room 14. I hope that all families have had a wonderful holiday and the children are well rested and ready for another busy and productive term.
Term 3 Activities
Written Language – Instructional Writing, Figurative Language and Narrative Writing
Spelling – Switched on to Spelling –Stage 2, Vivid Vocab to develop word knowledge and meanings
Reading – Key Into Series, Guided Silent Reading and Comprehension Boxes
Maths – PR1ME Maths Programme, Basic Facts and IKAN Knowledge development
Big Idea– The Power of Words - Our words have an effect on people – Context: Leadership
Friday Rotation – Involving Dance, Drama, Music, Technology and Simple Coding
Health & PE – Fitness games and Cross Country training
Maori – Kapa Haka and Maori Language: Calendars, Te Marae, Classroom Objects and Following Instructions
Competencies & Values – Learning Logs – Goal Setting, Reflecting on Learning
Still a major goal for the children in the Year 5 and 6 Syndicate is to work towards becoming an
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 they will be prepared for future years of learning.
With Cross Country this term it is expected that all students have appropriate clothing as well as appropriate footwear (optional) for running. This will mean that they cannot wear long trousers. Cross Country training will be compulsory and students will need signed notes from parents excusing them from physical activity if they are un-fit to participate. Cross Country training will begin in Week 1 so please ensure your child is prepared for this by having the correct gear at school every day.
Our students should be gaining confidence using the Scholastic Literacy Pro Programme and also see growth as their Lexile grows. Literacy Pro is designed to develop successful readers by evaluating their reading abilities and motivating them to read more at appropriately challenging levels. This will continue to be used in the classroom this term and we encourage our students to use this as part of their reading at home programme. Please take an interest in this with your child. Have them read some of the text aloud to you and share their quiz responses with you. If you have any questions about this programme please do not hesitate to contact me.
Te Rapa H.E.A.R.T
As part of our ‘Positive Behaviour for Learning’ school wide programme we will continue to focus on ‘Te Rapa H.E.A.R.T.’ this term. Te Rapa H.E.A.R.T. incorporates the school values we already have and is part of everything we do at school. This term we will continue to develop our class understanding of each aspect of H.E.A.R.T. as well as investigating well known New Zealander’s who display these values in the public arena. If you can think of any as a family; please share these with your child.
31st July – ICAS English
1st August – Rhythm Interactive – Performance
7th/8th August – P/S/T Conferences
10th August – Japanese Visit and Looking for Alaska Performance
14th August – ICAS Maths
20th August – NZ Playhouse Performance
21st August – Hamilton West Sports Exchange
23rd August – Kids for Kids Concert
24th August – Full School Assembly/Cross Country
30th August – Gymsports Festival
5th September – Netball Prize Giving
6th September – Hockey Prize Giving
14th September – Fraser High School Performance
18th September – Interschool Cross Country
20th September – Year 4-8 Disco
If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Room 14 Classroom Teacher