Welcome to Term 4, it is shaping up to be a busy one and with all the learning and activities packed into just one term - It will fly by!
We will be focusing on Statistics at the start of the term with GLoSS testing also being carried out. This will be followed by components of Geometry, Measurement and Algebra to finish the year off. Prime math students are continuing to work towards the end of their 3B books and will start in 4B very soon.
Students will be continuing to work on essay writing skills, developing persuasive essays with their writing buddies and then individually. Towards the second part of the term we will be writing short stories including foreshadowing and flashbacks.
We will continue to develop knowledge of spelling patterns, word origins, sentence structures and vocabulary development. We will also be focusing on proofreading & editing skills.
The reading comprehension strategy focus for this term is evaluation. We will also link our reading to our writing by reading short stories which include foreshadowing and flashbacks.
Our main focus for this term will be careers. We will be exploring the idea that the trades industry can lead to innovative and rewarding careers.
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. All classes are using technology as a tool to assist our learning on a daily basis.
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.
We also welcome two Japanese students into our class for the three weeks and are excited about sharing our culture and country with them. We are also looking forward to learning about their country and culture too.
Japanese Students Powhiri (Tues)/Technicraft (am)
Technicraft (am)/Japanese Students Farewell Assembly (Fri)
Camp Parent Meeting - (Wed)/Technicraft (am)
Japanese Students Leave (Tues)
Senior classes complete first aid course /Technicraft (am)
Y7/8 Athletics Day (Wed) /Technicraft (am)/Full school Assembly (Fri)
WFPS Athletics Day (Wed)/Kapahaka Whanau Evening (Wed)/Technicraft (am)
Y7/8 Big Day Out (Wed)/Technicraft (am)/Disco (Thurs)
Full School Assembly (Friday)
Prizegiving- (Mon)/Year 8 Leavers Dinner (Tues) -
Last day of school 20/12 at 12pm
Please feel free to email me with any questions or queries during the term.
Mrs Nicola Allen