Saturday, 18 March 2017

Weekly Update

It has been lovely to welcome the sunny weather back to Whangaparaoa! We are enjoying getting outside again for playtimes and games - and the weather was great for the Gala!


Maths – for our maths work next week we will be looking at counting in twos. We will do this by singing, jumping, marching and some practical work making caterpillars! The more we experience and actually ‘do’ something the more we learn. We will also be making a bar chart of data collected showing our favourite colours.
Reading – We will keep up to date with all our reading activities and bringing our reading books home every night. Some of the reading activities this week will involve using our eyes to notice what is around us. We enjoy doing our reading tumble every day.
Word work - We move onto looking at the sounds ‘m’ and ‘n’. We try to listen to where in the word we hear the sound – at the beginning, middle or end.

Inquiry - Our inquiry continues to be about ourselves and our community. This week we will be continuing our inquiry into what makes a perfect classroom. The children will be given the opportunity to ask some of the older children in our vertical learning community what they think. The children will then design what they would like to see in a classroom. On-going from last week.
Writing -  we will be writing about our favourite colours which will link with our statistical maths data collection and our class poem ‘Colours’.

Te Reo Maori – We will be listening to Maori legends and singing some songs in Maori. One song in particular, ‘Me Haere’, teaches us words for different types of transport.

School Values – ORCA – The symbol of the orca is very important to Whangaparaoa School and is carried with us everywhere, every day on our uniform.

Each letter of the ORCA stands for a different value:
O – Ownership
R – Respect
C – Collaborate
A – Achieve
We continue looking at these values and how we can take them on board in our classroom. Next week we continue to look at using our manners. B2 have really good manners and always say thank you to me. Thank you, B2!

Home books this week contain another little maths challenge – if you would like to have a go at this with your child. Please don’t feel you have to do this, it is not homework, just something fun which you may like to do. Next term I will be incorporating some spelling words into your home books if you wish to learn these with your child.

Swimming togs – for Tuesday, Wednesday (optional lunchtime activity) and Thursday please.

Library day is Tuesday

Sharing news is on Monday and Friday

Many thanks for your continued support
Libby and the children of B2

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