Sunday, 5 November 2017

Weekly Update

'Together we inspire learning'

Week Four

Important Dates for your diary

Wednesday November 8th Auckland Botanical Gardens
-      Thank you for all the offers for help. We have enough volunteers for this trip now J

Tuesday November 21st Year 0/1/2 Athletics
-      9am – 12.30

Year One Christmas Production
“Christmas Around the World”
9.30 Wednesday 6th December and 2.00 Thursday 7th December

For our production we need all the children in B2 to wear a poncho.
If you could possibly make one from a simple piece of material that would be really appreciated :) It doesn't have to be too fancy!
I will get hold of some sombrero hats for the boys and the girls could wear colourful flowers in their hair. (We are Mexicans in the production!)

This term we need to remember a hat to protect ourselves at playtimes. If we don’t have a hat we have to stay in the shade.

Maths – We will be doing lots of telling the time and time measurement during the next few weeks. 
There will also be plenty of number work while doing our daily calendar maths and lollipop stick maths which reinforces place value.

Reading – Remember that just ten minutes a day can really help with our reading. We do so much group and whole class reading at school but it is a great opportunity for students to get some individual attention at home.

Word work – We will be looking at the blend sound made by ‘tr’. For example, a train. We didn't get to cover it enough last week due to our zoo inquiry!

Inquiry – Our trip to the Botanical Gardens will be the main focus of our inquiry this week. We will be looking at New Zealand’s native flora and fauna and learning about how we can help them grow and keep safe in our environment.

Writing -  Moving on from our full stop and capital letter focus we will now be incorporating wow words into our writing. Some children will also be looking at different ways to start a sentence. This all helps to make our writing more interesting.

Te Reo Maori – We will be learning a new Maori myth or legend this week with B1.

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.

Library day is Tuesday

Sharing news is on Monday and Friday

Remember your hats!

Many thanks for your continued support.

Libby, Simone and the children of B2

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