Term 3, 2013
Kia Ora Koutou
We have been learning all about Mini Beasts this term. We can identify insects, arachnids and crustaceans.
We had a challenge to make an insect out of marshmallows and toothpicks.
We had to have three body parts: head, thorax and abdomen, six legs and antennae. Some insects had wings and a stinger!
And then our insect had to stand on its six legs –that was the hard part.
We have been busy practising for the production. Our act is called Pūrerehua – the life cycle of a butterfly.
We are also looking forward to Manu Kōrero and everyone has been practising their mihi.
Kia Kaha Koutou!
In Room 7 we have been learning to have a conversation in Te Reo Māori.
We have discovered it is easier to talk using finger puppets.
We practised greeting each other, asking questions and saying a farewell.
“Kia ora “
“Kei te pehea koe?” “Kei te pai ahau”
“Ko wai tōu ingoa?” “Ko hoiho tōku ingoa”
“Nō hea koe?” “Nō pāmu ahau”
“Kei te aha koe?” “Kei te oma ahau”
“ka kite anō”
It is great to see all the tamariki interacting with each other and being so involved in their conversations.
Ka wani kē tamariki mā!
Term 1 2013
4th February 2013
Kia Ora Koutou. Welcome back for Term 1, 2013. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and the New Year has started well for you all. I am looking forward to hearing the holiday stories from the children.
Outlined below is information about class routines and organisation for this term.
Te Reo Māori
Whaea Christine (Resource Teacher of Māori) joins us on Thursdays for Te Reo Māori extension and fun activities.
We will visit the library on Monday afternoons. Children need to return their books each week if they want to choose new ones and must have a library bag to protect the books.
School assembly is held at 9.10am on alternate Fridays (even weeks). Please join us and see what our students have been up to, we appreciate our parents support. Room 7 will not be holding an assembly this term.
A reading book will be sent home Monday to Thursday. It is important that the children have the opportunity to read to someone and to share their successes.
I have sent home a collection of Maths games, activities and websites. This is a fun way to practise basic facts and addition and subtraction strategies. I hope you will find the time to play some of these games with your family.
Homework will include spelling or recognising high frequency sightwords. Please spend five minutes each night practising these words with your child. There will be a spelling and sightword test every Friday.
If you would like more details about the class programme or have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress please feel free to come in and see me.
I have an open door policy and you are welcome to join us, please join us for karakia if you are in class during this time.
A reminder that we have staff meetings on Mondays and Junior Syndicate meetings on Tuesdays, I will be rushing off to these meetings after school and unable to meet with parents on these days.