Welcome to Term 3, If you thought Term 2 was a busy term, Term 3 is shaping up to be just as busy maybe even busier.
Mathematics - Streamed ‘Connecting the Strand ‘classes continue to focus on Measurement and Geometry. ‘Prime Maths’ continue to focus on Fractions/Decimals and Measurement/Statistics
Writing - Speeches will be a focus for the first few weeks preparing for our Syndicate Speech competition in Week 6. Classes will also continue to work on specific writing and recrafting skills.
Grammar - Continue to develop knowledge of spelling patterns, word origins, sentence structures and new vocabulary.
Reading - Our reading comprehension focuses for this term are Reorganisation and Reaction. Reading will also link to both our Inquiry and Writing focuses for the term.
Inquiry - Our main focus for this term will be “Enterprise” making connections to the purpose of advertising and persuasion.
Physical Education - The focus for Term 3 will be building stamina and endurance through running to prepare for our Whole School Cross Country. Team building fitness sessions will also be activities that we will use to keep our students fit.
ICT- A range of activities to develop skills using Google Docs, Slides, Sheets and Forms within our classroom programmes. All classes are using technology as a tool to assist our learning on a daily basis.
Rotations - These will continue on a Monday afternoons and cover a range of curriculum areas such as: Languages: Mandarin, ICT:Powtoon, Design Tech:Lego, Drama Skills, Musical Performance.
The Arts- This term has a focus on performance and we are fortunate to have a number of visiting performances including: Rhythm Interactive, Fraser High School, NZ Playhouse, Looking for Alaska.
Technicraft (am)/Science Fair Electives
ICAS English//Science Fair Electives/Technicraft (am)
Spelling Bee Begins/Mid Year Conferences/Technicraft (am)
ICAS Maths/Waimaths/Technicraft (am)
Classroom speech finals/ Full School Assembly / Whole School Cross Country/Science Fair/Ham-West Sports Exchange/Technicraft (am)
Syndicate Speech Finals/Technicraft (am)
Spelling Bee Testing/Regional Speech Finals/Technicraft (am)
WFPS Speech Finals /WFPS Cross Country/Technicraft (am)
Technicraft (am)/Full School Assembly and end of Term 3.
Please feel free to email me with any questions or queries during the term.
Mrs Nicola Allen