Team Behaviour Process
This is the procedure we will follow as a team for unacceptable behaviour. They rarely apply to most students but it is important to recognise the procedure we follow. With each of these steps, students can redeem the negative behaviour with positive changes.
First Warning Reminder
Second Warning Name on board
Third Warning 1 written beside name
Fourth Warning 2 written beside name
Fifth Warning 3 written beside name and sent to Mrs Ritete
Sent to Team Leader or Mrs Franklin/Mrs Brinsden
This year our team will continue to use the PRIME Mathematics Programme during cross-grouping. The PRIME Mathematics Programme is sequential, revisiting concepts and building on these so your child is confident to move to the next step. The programme builds a solid foundation in Mathematics, developing a conceptual understanding with a strong focus on problem solving.
The programme is aligned with the New Zealand Curriculum and will support your child to meet the expected curriculum level.
Within these activities will be Reading at home. Your child is encouraged to read regularly at home, record this on the Home Learning Activities Sheet and have it signed by a parent or caregiver after each time.
Reading regularly is about encouraging reading mileage and helping your child to develop vocabulary and comprehension knowledge. Reading a variety of materials such as newspapers, comics, magazines, novels and recipes helps to develop a broader understanding of texts. Part of the activities will be having your child read aloud to someone to practise this skill. It is important that this is encouraged to support their learning at school.
Reading aloud can be included as a part of reading activities.
Learning Basic Facts will also be an important part of the activities. The number of times per fortnight your child practises these will depend on their ability to recall basic facts in all four operations with speed and accuracy. Some suggestions of ways to learn these are:
Using dice or counters
Apps that can be downloaded onto your child’s device
Flashcards (can be purchased from $2 shops or printed off the internet)
Time tables poster
Practising with an adult, saying the answer or question out loud
Along with these two focus areas there will be other optional activities on the Home Learning Sheet. In some fortnights there will be a little competition within the activities for an optional task.
Those children who complete the required tasks, with signatures and evidence if required at the end of each fortnight will be rewarded.
Please ensure that your child has the appropriate stationery for school.
Written Language – Recount and Instructional Writing, consolidating basic skills to improve writing
Reading – Guided Silent Reading and questioning and Shared Reading Maths – Maths knowledge (basic facts, place value, fractions), PRIME Mathematics Programme
Inquiry/Big Idea – Becoming a powerful learner - How can I be a powerful learner? We can learn how to learn
Maori – Mihi, Greetings and Classroom Objects
Arts – Identity Art and visual art related to camp
Health & PE – Swimming and Fitness Circuits
H.E.A.R.T.– Learning Logs – Reflection on learning
Assessment – Running Records, Journal Reading Assessment, Writing Samples, PAT’s, Basic Facts, IKAN
Up and Coming Events for Term 1
Orientation Evening: Thursday 18th February
Yr 5/6 Papamoa Camp: Tuesday 2nd -Friday 5th March
Class Photos: Wednesday 10th March
Year 5/6 Swimming Sports: Friday 19th March
Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences: Wednesday 14th April and Thursday 15th April