Kia Ora, Talofa, Malo e lelei, Bula Vanaka, Ni Hao, Namaste & Welcome to Term 3
Welcome to Term 3, This term is shaping up to be an exciting and entertaining term. A reminder that we have our Parent/Student/Teacher Mid Year Conferences in Week 2 (Wednesday 31st July & Thursday 1st August), where 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.schoolinterviews.co.nz.
Exciting events and learning we have to look forward to are outlined below:
The Bigger Picture
Our production this year is a variety show where a group of primary aged students share their ideas about how people live their lives so differently. Just because life is different and can challenge us or make us feel uncomfortable, it doesn’t mean it’s wrong or right...it's just different…
The main cast has been busy learning their lines during Term 2, the dance groups have been announced and practices will begin Week 1.
Mathematics - Streamed ‘Connecting the Strand ‘classes continue to focus on Measurement,Geometry and Algebra. ‘Prime Maths’ continue to focus on Fractions/Decimals and Measurement/Statistics
We also have two teams busily training for the Waikato Waimath competition.
Writing - Speeches will be a focus for the first few weeks preparing for our Syndicate Speech competition in Week 6 (Tuesday 27th August). Classes will also continue to work on specific writing and recrafting skills. We will finish the term writing short stories.
Grammar - Continue to develop knowledge of spelling patterns, word origins, sentence structures and new vocabulary.
Reading - Guided Reading skills: Critical thinking ,Reorganisation & Questioning to gain a deeper understanding of what students are reading.
Inquiry - Our main focus for this term will be ”The Arts” our Big Idea: “Passion Project" and the Underlying Concept: How can I give back to the community through what I am passionate about?
Physical Education and Health - We will begin the term finishing off ‘The Sexuality Road’, we have 3 lessons to go so this will be completed by Week 3. Our PE focus for Term 3 will be Fitness and GAMES - Encouraging teamwork and leadership.
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. We will also continue to use our eportfolios to share our learning.
Key Dates for Term 3
Week 1- Technicraft new sessions - Rm 18,20,21 (am) Rm 17,19 (pm)
Week 2 - Mid Year Conferences/NEMP (selected Yr 8 students)
Week 3 -Sports Photos/ Ham-West Sports
Week 4 - Waimaths/Looking to Lead Student Councillors
Week 5 - Classroom speech finals/Yr 7 Vision Testing/ Full School Assembly
Week 6 - Syndicate Speech Finals.
Week 7 -WFPS Regional Speech Finals/ICAS Digital and Science/Netball and Hockey Prizegiving
Week 8 - ICAS Writing and Spelling/WFPS Cross Country
Week 9 - ICAS Maths and English/WFPS Speech Finals
Week 10 - Production Week/ Full School Assembly and end of Term 3.
Term 3 Reminders
Stationery - Please ensure that your child has replenished their stationery supplies such as their pens, pencils and rulers ready for another term of learning.
Technicraft - Room 18/20/21 need to be at school before 8.30am so they do not miss the morning bus. Room 17/19 will attend the afternoon session leaving Te Rapa at 11.45 am and returning at 2.50 pm.
Students are also reminded about our “Shorts for Sports” policy when playing out on the fields during interval and lunchtime.
Review classroom homework requirements and establish this routine for the term.
Production students showing a commitment to all rehearsals.
Camp is coming up Term 4, Week 3- Finlay Park. Permission slips and health forms etc will be coming home soon, please return these promptly to school. Thank you for the fantastic response we had to our request for parent help, we will be letting you know as soon as possible who will be accompanying us on camp.