Term 1 2021
INSPIRE – CREATE – EXPLORE
Room 6 are 'learners' and 'teachers' as we begin our learning
adventure together, full of wonderful experiences and discoveries.
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS TERM?
Week 2 - 18th February - Orientation Evening 5.00 - 6.30 pm
Week 5 - 12th March 1.30 - 3.00 pm - Swimming Demonstration
Week 8 - Easter 2nd April - 6th April
Week 9 - A & P Show Trip 9th April
Week 10 - 14th and 15th April - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences
Week 10 - 16th April end of Term 1
This term students will be learning what school is all about, how to ask questions, and talk
about how they learn.
This will tie in with our school values: HEART (Honesty, Excellence, Aroha, Respect and Teamwork) and Learning Assets (Researcher, Thinker, Collaborator, Self Manager, Communicator).
Essentially, it is all about children wondering about their world and coming to their own conclusions and asking about things that might not make particular sense.
We will be Reading every day – “learning to read” and “reading to learn”.
Our reading programme consists of guided reading, shared reading (Big Book/Poem) and reading to, which will include books that link to our Inquiry topic, Te Rapa HEART and topics of interest to the students.
We will be learning to:
The students will begin with "Getting Ready for Prime", giving students knowledge and understanding to enable of maths principles to begin the Prime 1A maths programme in Term 2.
We will be covering number knowledge, place value and groupings including addition and subtraction. We also will be learning Maths vocabulary to help our understanding of mathematical thinking.
P.E. & Health:
The Junior Syndicate will be swimming every day, weather permitting, and it would be very helpful if everything, including towels, are named and in a bag. Swimming is compulsory so if your child is unable to swim due to illness, please send a note to school or an email. If the weather is looking indecisive before school, still send your child with their togs as the weather can clear as the day progresses.
Swimming Display Day is: Friday 12th March.
Why do we wash our hands?
We wash our hands to get rid of the bad germs that make us sick and stop the germs from spreading to our friends! So that means we wash them EVERY TIME..
Please name your child’s lunchbox. Initially it is quite helpful to put your child’s snack break, morning tea and lunch in a different compartment in their lunchbox.
We have morning tea at 10.40am (healthy snack fruit or yoghurt) and lunch at 12.40pm (sandwich/fruit/yoghurt/sushi). Please try to avoid overloading your child’s lunchbox, they need to spend some time playing outside during morning tea and lunchtime.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me either before school or by email to arrange a convenient time to catch up. I look forward to working with you and your child/children throughout this year.