Thursday, 6 April 2017

Weekly Update

                       Wow!! It's the last week of term!

I cannot believe that we have come to the end of Term One already. It has been an amazing term with so much learning taking place and such a wonderful group of children that make coming to work each day an absolute pleasure. I feel so very blessed.

Thursday – last day of term – Just to let you all know that I shall not be in on Thursday, the last day. As most of you know, I am getting married on Saturday so will be using Thursday as a day to get things organised! The lovely Mrs Mills will be coming in for me.

Maths – for our maths work next week we will be looking at sharing numbers. We also continue to do our Calendar Maths each day which looks at the date for the day and then we achieve lots of working out about that number.
Reading – Keep reading over the holiday period if you can. It is really important to keep advancing our knowledge of sounds and words. Put sounds together to make a word, put words together to make a sentence and put sentences together to make a story. The holidays are good time to visit the local libraries and find stories to share.

Word work - We will be reviewing all the sounds we have been looking at over this past term.

Inquiry - Our inquiry this week will be about Easter and everything it means to us.  

Writing -  Lots of writing and activities about Easter are planned for this week. We need to make some cards to take home and do some writing to describe the Easter Bunny – as well as lots of other things!

Te Reo Maori – We will be learning some Easter words using my pukapuka kowhai.

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 will continue to think about using our manners at all times. It is important that the children learn respect and appreciate it when someone helps them or apologises to them. B2 have really good manners and always say thank you to me. Thank you, B2!

Home books - Next term I will be incorporating some spelling words into your home books if you wish to learn these with your child.

No swimming this week.

Remember in Term 2 and 3 we do not need to wear hats outside.

Library day is Tuesday

Sharing news is on Monday and Friday

Many thanks for your continued support, I / we have simply had the best term and it's all down to such wonderful parents and children. Our community is amazing, we all feel that we belong and we all look after each other - whanaungatanga at it's best!

Libby and the children of B2

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