It is shaping up to be another busy term with lots of exciting opportunities for our students to be involved in. A reminder that parent/student/teacher conferences are in week 3. You will receive your child's progress statement and their learning goals will be discussed. Ensure that you have made a booking through school interviews. www.school.interviews.co.nz
Over the past term we have been focussing on report writing. They were given items from a soldier in WW1 and then had to research who this item belonged to. This involved them looking through WW1 archives and the online cenotaph. This was a challenging task but thoroughly enjoyable. Check out some of Room 17's awesome reports.
To complete Term 2 we looked at Poetry. We wrote and completed a free verse memory poem using the following sentence starters.
Students will be focused on developing complex sentence structures and later in the term imagery will be the focus.
Developing knowledge of spelling patterns, word origins, sentence structures and new vocabulary
Students will be completing a Novel Study using the text Wonder by R. J. Palacio.
We will be carrying on with Number focussing on fractions, decimals and percentages initially.
Students will look into physical and chemical change within kitchen science. Using the scientific method to carry out investigations.
Weekly rotation of Winter Sports skills. Jump Jam in the MPR when the weather is unfavourable.
Activities to develop skills using Google Apps to support learning within our classroom programmes.
We will be completing a report for our ANZAC soldier research last term.
As part of our ‘Positive Behaviour for Learning’ school wide programme we will be focusing upon “Te Rapa H.E.A.R.T” this term. Te Rapa H.E.A.R.T incorporates the school values we already have and will be part of everything we do at school. This term we will be developing our class understanding of each aspect of H.E.A.R.T. We will be co-constructing what each aspect looks like, feels like and sounds like within our school environment.
Full School Assembly
Sports Camp Week
Ag Field Days
Young Leaders Day
Sports Camp parent meeting-Wednesday 7pm, Rm 21
Queen’s Birthday Holiday
ICAS-Spelling and Writing
Tough Guy/Girl Challenge
Whanau Hui 7pm in the staffroom.
Student teacher completes practicum in 21
Looking To Lead- Student Council
Full School Assembly