Sunday, 10 September 2017

Weekly Update

'Together we inspire learning'

Week Eight

We have been continuing with our inquiry into how to be kind to others. We watched an amazing video about how acts of kindness can spread and eventually come back to us. You can watch this by cutting and pasting the following link.

Maths – We will be looking at counting on in twos, fives and tens for the next few weeks. Last week we did some lovely work on symmetry and our pictures are hanging in the art room.
There will also be plenty of number work while doing our daily calendar maths.

Reading – Wow! We are the very best at reading in B2. We are all confident risk-takers and use many different strategies to help us with our reading.

Word work – We will be looking at the digraph sound made by ‘ee’. We notice that it makes the same sound as ‘ea’.

Inquiry – Barny is still enjoying himself as he visits everyone’s home. Thank you for taking so much care of him B2. Our book “The Journey of Barny Bear” is building up wonderfully and we all love reading it together. We have heard back from the Whangaparaoa Library and I am currently arranging a date for us to go and visit. Thank you again to Hector’s Mummy for helping us out with this. I’ll let you know when we have a confirmed date J

Writing -  We have been using our writing skills to write postcards that Barny might send to us if he went on a long journey. There are some hanging up in the classroom.

Te Reo Maori – We are linking all our Maori lessons with our inquiry learning. This week we will be learning the Maori words that describe a place we might go to on a holiday. As it is also Te Reo Maori week we shall be trying to use as much of the Maori language as possible in the classroom.

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.

Home books – Please continue to read and learn your spellings at home. Please try to remember to bring in your home books every day, thank you.

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.

Libby, Simone and the children of B2

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