Friday, 12 May 2017

Week 2 Term 2

During reading time we have a range of activities we work through throughout the week. They include the Daily 5 (writing, reading to self, reading to a buddy, listening to stories and word work), which encourages us to become independent workers.

This week we were lucky enough to fit a hockey skills session in with Justine before the rain set in! We covered how to hold the stick, to dribble the ball and dodge. Justine was excellent and kept us on our toes.

On Friday we had Wacky Hair Day to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House. We have a number of whanau in our school community who have used this fabulous facility when supporting loved ones. Our wonderful student council decided this was a great cause to raise money for. In total we raised $600.

Have a happy and safe week!

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Term 2 Week 1

Welcome back to Term 2! This term we have welcomed a new member to our class, Mahuru. Mahuru and his family come to us from Tasman School. Mahuru is a Year 3 boy who is full of energy, fun, smiles and is a huge Pokemon fan!
Back with our buddies! On Tuesday we caught up with our much loved buddies for library time!

During writing time this week had a challenge to use as many of our word study list in an imaginative story. Some of us wrote up to three pages!

Next week we are looking at the long u sounds, including, ew, ou and u_e. Take a look at our homework blog for the Spelling City link for fun games and activities to reinforce this learning.
Have a happy and safe week!

Friday, 28 April 2017

End of Term 1!

At the end of the term we treated ourselves to a trip to the Suter Art Gallery. We managed to dodge the rain clouds and enjoyed a session with Esther looking at abstract pieces of art based on landscapes.
This was followed by a hands on lesson using the magnificent view from Esther's classroom as our landscape. We created some fabulous work using black paper, white crayon, glue sticks and bucket loads of glitter!

For our maths rich task we were attempting to work out seating plans for a party. We worked in teams to solve a range of increasingly difficult problems with great success!

During Discovery Time we link in our social skills programme and key competencies. We came up with a new motto for our class!

Next term...

Next term promises to be an action packed and busy time.
During writing time we will be looking at procedural instructions and persuasive texts.
At maths time our focus will be multiplication and division.
The reading programme will continue with a focus on comprehension and scanning.
We will be preparing for both a science and an art exhibition.
In week 3 we will be starting our training for the school cross country.
Mid June we will celebrate Matariki.
Towards the end of term we can look forward to student led conferences.

I trust you have all had a happy and safe holiday!