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 – Cause and effect linked to choice making within Inquiry and to develop plot in Narrative Writing
Reading – Guided Silent Reading, Inference and questioning about the text - linking the text to self, text and world
Maths – Developing Mathematical concepts and understanding with a focus on Problem Solving and Knowledge Development through the PR1ME Mathematics Programme
Inquiry/Big Idea – Well-Being- The choices we make make affect our well-being. Context - Choices - What are the factors that influence our choices, what are the risks/benefits, what strategies can we utilise to cope?
Maori – Numbers and Instructions, art/design - Kapahaka
Friday Rotation – Involving Dance, Drama, Music-singing, Technology and Simple Coding
Health & PE – Athletics rotations followed by Sports rotations
Competencies & HEART– Learning Logs – Reflection on learning, HEART values and expectations review
Up and Coming Events for Term 4
Wednesday, 14th October - Visit from NZ Police - Cyber Safety
Thursday, 15th October - NZ Shake Out Day
Saturday, 17th October - General Election Final Day
Wednesday, 21st October - The Amazing Race Competition
Friday, 23rd October - Visit from Hamilton Cricket
Monday, 26th October - Labour Day (Holiday)
Thursday, 29th October - Year 5/6 Camp Meeting 2021, 6.30pm
Friday, 30th October - Arts visit - NZ Playhouse
Tuesday, 3rd November - Arts Visit - The Minstrel
Thursday, 12th November - 5/6 Syndicate Athletics Day
Friday, 13th November - Full School Assembly
BOOK WEEK - Full details to follow
Monday, 30th November - Road Patrol 2021 Training
Wednesday, 2nd December - Interschools Athletics Competition
Wednesday, 2nd December - Yr 5/6 Disco
Tuesday, 9th December - Arts Visit - Looking for Alaska
Thursday, 10th December - 5/6 Syndicate Big Day Out
Friday, 11th December - Road Patrol 2020 Big Day Out
Friday, 11th December - Full School Assembly
Wednesday, 16th December - End of Year Prizegiving
Thursday, 17th December - Reports to go home
Friday, 18th December - Last day of the school year