Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Samoan Language Week

Talofa, this week is Samoan language week. Here is what some of our Samoan students got up to.

How to Write Instructions

Here is a helpful website to show you how to write instructions:

How to write instuctions

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Wheels Day

Dear Parents/Caregivers

As part of our Science unit on Simple Machines we are planning a Wheels Day so the children are able to see Simple Machines in action.

On Wednesday 7th June the Year 3 and 4 children are to bring to school either, a bike and a helmet, a scooter or a skateboard. They will be taking part in different activities involving wheels.

If your child is bringing a bike to school they need to be accompanied to and from school by an adult. They are not to bike to or from school on their own.

You will need to ensure your child has a bike lock as when bikes are not in use they will be put in the bike racks behind rooms 1 and 2 for the rest of the day. They will also be required to wear a helmet.

Helmets, scooters and skateboards all need to be named. Helmets are not essential for scooter and skateboard use, but are highly recommended.

We have organised different stations with wheels related activities including an obstacle course. As a part of this course there will be a moving ramp which will be supervised by an adult.

Year 3 & 4 Teachers

Bicycle - Free images on Pixabay   Skateboard Free Stock Photo - Public Domain Pictures

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Monday, 1 May 2017

Term 2 2017 Letter to parents and Caregivers

Term 2 2017
Year 4 Letter to Parents and Caregivers of Rooms 6, 7 & 8 Students

Dear Parents/ Caregivers,

Another busy term is coming up so we want to let you know a few events coming up that will affect your Year 4 child.

Dates to keep in mind:
Monday 8th May -Individual & class photos
Monday 5th June -Queen’s Birthday
Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th July -3 way conferences
Weeks 1-5 Multiplication & Division Strategies, Fractions
Weeks 6-10 -Statistics: this includes
-collecting data through surveys
-displaying data on a range of graphs
-reading  information off graphs and making statements

All students have studyladder accounts which can support Maths learning at home. Please support your children in learning their basic facts, especially multiplication and division (start with 2x, 5x and 10x). Suitable websites can be found on classroom blogs.
Focus for the term: arguments/persuasive writing, writing instructions.

Students will cover a range of fiction and non-fiction texts and will learn a range of reading strategies. A reminder that children should be getting one fiction and one non-fiction book from the school library every week.
This term our unit is on Functions. During the term we will be focusing on our understanding of  simple machines and how these make complex machines.

Please ensure homework books are returned to school on Friday for buddy testing. Spelling needs to be ticked and signed and reading logs at the back of homework books need to be filled in. All homework books must be back on Monday so children can record new spelling words for the week.
Physical Education
1Hockey - Kiwisport tutor -weeks 1-9
2 Fitness -Monday to Thursday mornings
3 Year 4 Syndicate Sport-Thursday afternoons

Please wear sneakers for PE- no slip on shoes.

This term’s focus is on self esteem and bullying.

The Arts
Art: Printing and collage
Music: Play -use of percussion instruments, playing tunes in time with the beat.
Please take some time to look at our class blogs and to make a comment:

Links to student’s individual blogs can also be found on class blogs.

Te Reo
Term 2’s focus will be on learning and using vocabulary around family, the days and months of the year, seasons and learning about Matariki.
-No toys or jewellery (only stud earrings) at school please.
-Students to wear correct uniform-no coloured headbands, socks or hooped earrings (See school policy).
-A reminder that all notices are available on the school website and the school app.
-School starts at 8.55am. Please ensure you leave home early enough to be at school by 8.50 as the bell goes at 8.55am. We have electronic rolls to do at bell time.
-If you have any special concerns, please make an appointment to discuss these, as teachers are often involved with before or after-school meetings