Here we are at work, learning all about seashore animals and plants in topic, ready for our trip to Whites Bay (Pukatea) on Monday.
We are so lucky in Room 17 we get to have so many experiences.
This week we have started Arts Afternoon with class members joining choir and the rest of us experiencing art from around the world. We have had a go at origami (from Japan) and creating Mandala art (from India) with Mrs Kumar. This has linked in perfectly with our work on shapes and symmetry in maths!
We’ve been describing people and animals in writing. Mr Funnell helped us to create Flanimals in their natural environment which we will be using to help us improve our descriptive language. With Mrs Kumar, we have been describing those family favourites, Charlie and Lola.
On Thursday, we had our first Cultural Afternoon. It was great to see so many children keen to join Kapa Haka. The rest of us learned a little Hindi with Mrs Kumar and then practised greetings in Te Reo.
Phew! What adventures will we have next week?
Ka kite ano
Another scorching week over but we’ve survived and respite is on the horizon! This has been our first full week back and the places we have been in our learning!
We can log on to our Google Drive and use it to edit and proofread our writing (look out for the COPS and ARMS posters in class!). We can also log on to ReadWorks to read all about our amazing world and record our learning (see the link on the Homework page and get discovering!).
Mrs Kumar has been working with us and she will be taking the class on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for the next few weeks as she completes her re-registration process. We look forward to sharing her culture and knowledge with the class as part of our topic work.
Thank you to everyone who has returned the Whites Bay notes. We are still short of a few car spaces so please let us know if you can come, if you haven’t done so already. For those who have offered, thank you and yes please!
Another week over and we’ve been very creative. We have finished our shields and started to describe them. We’ve had our basic fact tests and have done an amazing job. Well done, peeps!
In addition to the reading you are doing each night, some basic fact practice would be very beneficial too. If you look on this website, specifically the basic fact activity page and the homework page, there are a few ideas of fun ways to do this.
We are really looking forward to seeing you all at Meet the Teacher evening next Tuesday. We will start at 5.30 with picnics and mingling before introducing our teams. You will then have a chance to visit your child(ren)’s classes and meet their teacher in person.
Welcome to the first Supreme 17’s newsletter.
We have had an exciting few days at school so far. We have started swimming lessons; we are creating our own coat of arms and we have learnt some maths activities that we can do when we have finished our independent work.
If you need to contact me for any reason, at any time, please don’t hesitate. Pop in for a chat before or after school or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please try to spend 15 minutes or so each night ‘reading’ with your child (I know this is not always possible). There are many ways to do this. Your child could read to you, you could talk about books they’ve read, look something up in a reference book/ on the computer or you could read to them. Don’t feel restricted.
When reading with your child, please practice all the different skills such as recounting the story/ information in an article, discussing the characters – how they felt, what you would have done in their place, etc., imagining what would happen after the end of the story.
Please record any reading you do with your child in their homework book. This is a suggested format.
Date Book (with comment if you wish) Signature
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