Saturday, 16 September 2017

Week 9!

Week 9 already! It's hard to believe we are nearing the end of the 3rd Term. The next two weeks will be a busy time at school as we wrap up our learning for this Inquiry, publish our writing, finish our video for the Culture Festival and join in with rehearsals for the Festival if the children are in one of the performing Passion Friday groups.

For more information about the Culture Festival and how to get tickets please click here or visit the school website.

This week I will begin updating the children's reading levels in preparation for T4. To give me time to do this, the children will be working on plays in their reading time. At the end of the week we will perform the plays for the class. I will attempt to video them for your viewing pleasure. Your child may bring home the same book over several days to practise so they can be very familiar with their part and begin adding actions and expression to their part. They will have time to make masks in class if needed.

In Maths, we will be applying the addition and subtraction strategies we have been working on through problem solving tasks this week. We will also be targeting our knowledge gaps and updating our maths progressions to reflect our great progress this term. The children are all working hard to brush up their counting by 5's. They are getting good to 20 with 2's and to 100 by 10's.

Next term our Inquiry will focus around Sustainability. If you or someone you know has expertise in this area, please let me know so we can utilise them as an expert. We got so much out of our visit from Kevin Fuller from Mike Pero Real Estate and our trip to MOTAT, we hope to have the same kind of great experiences in Term 4.

In Term 4, I would like the children to begin sharing their learning themselves through the Seesaw tool.  This is a simplified blogging program that allows the children to upload or record media, narrate it and share it with you. Look out for an invite in the coming weeks as I set this up.

Please encourage your child to bring their bike in to school as the weather improves. They can bring it any day.

Hannah is in Wednesday.
Mufti Day Friday- Bring a can for the Salvation Army Food Drive
No Assembly Friday

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