We have had an exciting 2 weeks at school so far. We have started swimming lessons, we’ve made a coat of arms and a kowhaiwhai pattern and written all about them. We’ve had our first go at a basic facts and spelling test and enjoyed it!!!
Have a lovely weekend with your family.
Please try to spend 15 minutes or so each night ‘reading’ with your child (I know this is not always possible). They 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 if the 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
Dates for your diary:
16 Feb - Meet the Teacher Evening Kowhai Team 6:30pm
17 Feb - Kowhai hosting whole school assembly - Rooms 13, 15 and 18
7 March - School Photos
16 March - Puss in Boots Performance
19 March - GALA
13 April - Last Day of Term 1