Welcome to Room 13 for 2019. This term is already turning out to be action packed with loads of opportunities for learning and reflecting…and of course, CAMP.
A major goal for the students 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 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.
Term 1 Activities
Written Language – Recount, Instructions, Developing Vocabulary to suit a task and proofreading and editing skills
Reading – Guided Silent Reading, Blooms Taxonomy Tasks, Recounts
Maths – Maths knowledge (basic facts, place value, fractions), PRIME Mathematics Programme
Inquiry/Big Idea – Belonging and Citizenship: What are my rights, rules and responsibilities
Maori – Mihi and greetings
Arts – Portraits and visual art related to camp
Health & PE – Swimming and Triathlon, Fitness Circuits
Competencies & H.E.A.R.T.– Learning Logs – Reflection on learning
Assessment – Running Records, Journal Reading Assessment, Writing Samples, PAT’s, Basic Facts, IKAN
Fun in the Sun!
4 Action packed days away beginning with a day at Waimarino Water Park, followed by Beach Education and fun activities in and around the Mount. 19th - 22nd of Feb.
In Term 1 the students of Room 13 will begin a fortnightly Home Learning Choice Board . The children have input into the optional activities so please be encouraging them to complete these as some of them are designed to benefit you. Whether it is helping cook dinner, doing chores or even give you a relaxing massage! The items listed on the contract with a next to it are ‘Must Do’ activities and need to be completed and signed by a parent/caregiver.
Up and Coming Events for Term 1
Orientation Evening: Thursday 14th February
Camp: Depart Tuesday 19th February at 7.30am and arrive back on Friday 22nd February at 2.30pm
Year 5/6 Triathlon: Wednesday 6th March Postponement Date: Tuesday 12th
Class Photos: Wednesday 27th March
Year 5/6 Swimming Sports: Friday 15th March
Northwest Swimming Sports: Tuesday 19th March
Northwest Triathlon (Interschools): Tuesday 26th March
Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences: Wednesday 10th April and Thursday 11th April