Welcome back to Term 2. We hope that you have all had a relaxing break and were able to spend quality time with family and friends. We have another busy but exciting term ahead as we move into the winter months.
Honesty Excellence Aroha Respect Teamwork
We will be continuing with Number and then onto Measurement later in the term. Students in Rooms 17 & 19 math will continue with Prime Maths. Dragon Maths will continue to be a homework focus for all students.
Students focusing on developing complex sentence structures, figurative language and paragraphing. Writing will also be integrated with our ‘Wellbeing’ inquiry with the purpose being informative and entertaining.
We will also review the purpose for writing, use of dictionaries and thesaurus, selection of precise words and word types such as nouns, verbs, adjectives and how to structure a sentence.
Spelling and Word Work
We will be using Spelling Under Scrutiny resource.
This will include:
Weekly spelling, vocab development, phonics, grammar & punctuation activities, spelling rules & testing
Guided Reading Focus:
Researching and using keywords to locate relevant information will be the initial focus. The skills of inference and reorganisation will also be covered during the term.
Through the curriculum area of Science and Health/Physical Education, our topic will be: ”Wellbeing”. The context will be “Living World - Life Processes” where a combination of different programmes and learning areas will be used to cover a range of factors which contribute to a person’s well being
The school cross country is being held on Friday 31st of May (Week 5, Term 2). We will be training on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday therefore students need to ensure that they are prepared. They will need to be dressed in clothing that is comfortable to run in and running shoes if they prefer/or need to train with shoes.
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.
Young Leaders Day
School Cross Country, Full School Assembly
Queen’s Birthday Holiday, No Tech, Tough Guy/Gal Challenge
Looking To Lead- Student Council, Northwest Sports
Gymsports Festival, PTA Quiz Evening
Full School Assembly @ 9.15am
Auditions and practices will continue this term in preparation for the performance at the end of Term 3.
Please feel free to email me with any questions or queries during the term.
Mrs Nicola Allen