Term 1 2019
"On a Great Learning Adventure"
Hello and welcome back to a new year full of fun and learning. I trust you have had a relaxing break with family and friends and ready for a new, exciting year.
My name is Mrs Jose' McGoverne and I am delighted to be your classroom teacher. Over the next few weeks we will be getting to know each other, building relationships and setting classroom expectations.
Swimming starts in our first full week of school from Monday 11 February. Please remember to bring your togs and towel everyday. Stationery is to be purchased through Office Max. A book bag is required for readers and notices and is to be brought to school everyday. If you have an old clear file to put sheet music into, that would be great.
The Mayor Visited Our School
We have returned to a busy fourth term. This term the classroom will be shared with Mrs Wiri each morning while Reading Recovery takes place and Mrs Brooks for the rest of the day.
We have a busy class of 28- Year 2, 3,and 4 children and look forward to sharing Craft Day, athletics and Shake Out Day activities with you.
The above pictures were a result of Odyssey Cave drawing pictures to show what we knew about Women's Suffrage. The council were so impressed with the children's art work they returned to school to share a number of prizes.
Kia Ora Parents and Whanau,
Welcome back to you all. We hope you have had a super holiday with your family and enjoyed spending some quality time having fun and refreshing with your children.
This term we will be focussing on the following:
Literacy - Reading for enjoyment and to improve comprehension,(particularly inferring).
- Writing will be writing to persuade (for speeches) and writing to report (in preparation for the science fair in early Term 4).
Maths - Along with Number Knowledge and Strategies we will cover Statistics (investigations), Fractions (proportions and ratios), Algebra (patterns and relationships), Use of money.
Digital and analogue time needs more attention. We will be covering this daily in class. It would reinforce the children’s learning if you could take time to tell the time with your children at home, too.
Inquiry - Science and heritage. This will culminate in a trip to the Waipawa Museum for Settlers Day in week 10 on Tuesday 25 September. The Science Fair is in week 1 of Term 4 (15 October).
Te Reo Māori - This term we will be focussing on Kapa Haka and waiata in preparation for the Dannevirke Kapa Haka Festival on Friday 14 September at the Dannevirke Town Hall. We will be continuing to integrate phrases and commands into our daily program. We will be teaching the children Māori Tikanga around meetings and greetings such as powhiris in preparation for special visitors. Māori art will also be a focus as part of our Heritage unit.
PE - We are focussing on skills required for soccer, hockey and netball. This should be plenty of fun for the children.
Art - This term we are focussing on creating a vibrant school art work to go on the fence. The ‘Little People’ will be coming to you soon! Watch this space!
We are excited to get into the term and see what a GREAT learning adventure this term will be!
Liz Brooks and Toni Trent.