We had an action packed week. Great weather ... fantastic parent helpers ... enthusiastic students .... challenging and fun activities ... an awesome week of fun had by all.
We will be focusing on components of Geometry, Measurement and Statistics to finish the year off. Prime math students are continuing to work towards completing their current book and will be completing another review before the end of the year. All students will also be reassessed on their basic facts and number knowledge before the end of the term. All classes will also be completing the Moneytime programme which leads students through a range of financial literacy concepts as they develop an understanding of earnings, interest, loans and budgeting.
Students will be continuing to work on essay writing skills, developing paragraphs and supporting evidence. We will also look at report writing and finish off with letters.
We will be using Spelling Under Scrutiny resource.
This will include:
Weekly spelling, vocab development, phonics, grammar & punctuation activities, spelling rules & testing
The reading focus will be the Availl Programme - Comprehension using subtitles, Critical thinking ( identifying bias, fact, opinion, perspective, relevance, validity) and Evaluation . Students will learn how to make informed decisions about topics using their texts.
Our main focus for this term will be careers and digital technology. We will be exploring the future and how students can develop skills and knowledge that will benefit them, as they begin to plot out their future pathways.
We will be preparing for Athletics Day which is in Week 5. We will focus on techniques for shot put, sprints, discus, long jump and high jump. Towards the end of the term we will be starting our summer swimming programme, focusing on survival skills.
A range of activities to develop skills using Google Docs, Slides, Sheets and Forms within our classroom programmes. We using technology as a tool to assist our learning on a daily basis.
Honesty Excellence Aroha Respect Teamwork
Key Dates for Term 4
Monday : Japanese Students Powhiri
Wednesday: Camp Meeting for Parents Attending @ 5.30pm
Wednesday: Amazing Race
Friday: Japanese Students Farewell
Monday: Labour Day
Tuesday - Friday: Year 7&8 Camp (Finlay Park)
Wednesday: Looking to Lead (School Councillors 9-12.40pm)
Tuesday: Yr 5-8 Athletics at Porritt
Friday : Full school Assembly
Week 6 - Book Week
Tuesday: St John working with Senior Classes (3 classes)
Wednesday: St John working with Senior Classes (2 classes)
Wednesday :WFPS Athletics Day
Tuesday: Rainbows End for Student Councillors
Wednesday: Yr ⅞ Disco
Thursday: Last Day of Tech
Wednesday: Big Day Out at Te Awamutu Pools
Friday: Full School Assembly
Monday: Year 8 Leavers’ Dinner
Wednesday: School Prize Giving
Friday: School finishes @ 12pm
Please feel free to email me with any questions or queries during the term.
Mrs Nicola Allen