As much as possible, I hope that you and your child/ren had a relaxing break.
Outlined below are major learning focuses for the term and key dates for syndicate events.
My mathematics class will begin with a revision of number sense, properties, and operations. The aim is to cover any strategies that students need. Then we will be calculating probability problems. Homework will differ from class to class; in order to focus on the requirements of the students.
The focus this term is narrative writing.
Students will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of spelling. This includes spelling patterns, word origins, prefixes and suffixes as well as new vocabulary through our school wide Spelling Under Scrutiny Programme.
As much as possible, the reading texts will be examples of narratives. Camping and the outdoors will be great topics to read.
The compelling question that we will continue with this term is; why do humans create through the arts?
Physical Education and Health
This term will see the students training in athletics. They will participate in a rotations that include: discus, shot put, long jump, high jump and sprints.
There will be activities to develop skills using Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms and a range of apps that will enhance the students learning within our classroom programmes.
Te Rapa H.E.A.R.T
Each fortnight, a different aspect of H.E.A.R.T will be the focus. One student, from each class, will receive the class award at the end of each fortnight. We will begin the term with Honesty and finish off with Teamwork.
Finlay Park Camp
Unfortunately the camp trip has been cancelled.
Production (unfortunately this has been cancelled)
The students will complete a careers unit during their Thursday rotation time. The focus will be on “How can I prepare for the future?” We each have a distinctive set of qualities and interests.
There are different ways of learning the skills that we will need in the future.
Key Dates for Term 4
Week 1 Level 3 Learning Bubbles and Distance Learning
Week 2 Shakeout Day (Thursday)
Week 3 ICAS Science (Monday)
Week 4 ICAS Spelling (Monday)
Week 5 BOOK WEEK ICAS Math (Monday) and Yr 5-8 Athletics (Wednesday) Full School Assembly
Week 6 Teacher Only Day (Monday)
Week 7 Unfortunately both of the following have been cancelled.
Production (Wednesday and Thursday) WFPS Athletics (Wednesday)
Week 8 Big Day Out (Tuesday) & Whanau Performance (Wednesday) Disco (Thursday) Full School Assembly
Week 9 Leavers' Dinner (Tuesday) Prizegiving (Thursday) School Year ends (Friday @ 12pm)
Reminders for Term 4 Please ensure your child has a spare pair of clothes for athletics training at school each day.
Year 7 students need to be at school by 8:30 each Thursday, ready to leave on the bus for Tech Arts.
Year 8 students depart school at 12pm for their afternoon session at Tech Arts.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me through email or at school.
Google Mosaic Art Created in Lockdown
This first artwork is by Rhys Stirling.
By Kynan Teutenberg