Weekly Reminders


KIA ORA AND WELCOME BACK TO TERM 2!!!


WEEK 8

  • MATHS:  group activities for specific need - basic facts/families of facts, place value strategies for multiplication and division and Kevin's maths group
  • READING: group activities for specific need - fluency, comprehension, reading mileage, de Bono's thinking activities, vivid vocabulary and Reader's Theatre
  • WRITING: WALT to write hypotheses, formulate interview questions and record our prior knowledge about our own Inquiry investigation
  • INQUIRY: CHANGE - What do I wonder about?  This week we'll be continuing on with our own personal Inquiry question.  We'll be using the Inquiry Cycle - Tuning In, Finding Out, Sorting Out

Practise your times tables up to 12 - every day
Read for 20 minutes - every day

Monday:  library 
Tuesday:  bike track - please bring shoes

WEEK 6

  • MATHS:  group activities for specific need - basic facts/families of facts, place value strategies for multiplication and Kevin's maths group
  • READING: group activities for specific need - fluency, comprehension, reading mileage, de Bono's thinking activities and vivid vocabulary
  • WRITING: WALT to write a report about our favourite sport and athlete
  • TE REO MAORI:  Poi E (waiata)
  • INQUIRY: CHANGE - What happens when we add different states of matter together? What happens when we put a raw egg (in its shell) into a bath of white vinegar? I wonder what changes will happen?  Why does it change?

Practise your times tables up to 12 - every day
Read for 20 minutes - every day

Monday:  library 
Tuesday:  bike track - please bring shoes

WEEK 5

  • MATHS:  group activities for specific need - basic facts/families of facts, addition by counting on from the largest number, recognition and application of decimals rules, ordering and addition of 2 and 3-digit decimals and Kevin's maths group
  • READING: group activities for specific need - fluency, comprehension, reading mileage, de Bono's thinking activities and vivid vocabulary
  • WRITING: WALT to write a report about our favourite animal
  • TE REO MAORI:  Nga tae - colours / Poi E (waiata)
  • INQUIRY: CHANGE - What happens when we add different states of matter together? What is the periodic table?  What are non-Newtonian fluids?  How do we recognise them and what rules apply to those?

Practise your times tables up to 12 - every day
Read for 20 minutes - every day

Monday:  library 
Tuesday:  bike track - please bring shoes
Wednesday: 31 May from 6.30 to 7.30pm in the school staffroom there will be a parent information evening presenting how we are progressing on our journey with e-Learning.


WEEK 4

  • MATHS:  group activities for specific need - basic facts/families of facts, addition by counting on from the largest number, recognition and application of decimals rules, ordering and addition of 2 and 3-digit decimals and Kevin's maths group
  • READING: group activities for specific need - fluency, comprehension, reading mileage, de Bono's thinking activities and vivid vocabulary
  • WRITING: WALT to write a report about our favourite animal
  • TE REO MAORI:  Nga tae - colours / Poi E (waiata)
  • INQUIRY: CHANGE - What happens when we add different states of matter together? What is the periodic table?  What are non-Newtonian fluids?  How do we recognise them and what rules apply to those?

Practise your times tables up to 12 - every day
Read for 20 minutes - every day


Monday:  library 
Tuesday:  bike track - please bring shoes 
Thursday:  Rippa tournament - 1
Friday:  mufti day - gold coin donation for Westpac Rescue Helicopter🚁 - facial hair and wigs theme



WEEK 3

  • MATHS:  group activities for specific need - basic facts/families of facts, addition and subtraction,  carrying whilst using algorithms, multiplicative strategies, decimals and Kevin's maths group
  • READING: group activities for specific need - fluency, comprehension, reading mileage, de Bono's thinking activities and vivid vocabulary
  • WRITING: WALT to write a report about our favourite animal
  • TE REO MAORI:  Nga tae - colours
  • INQUIRY: CHANGE - What are the different states of matter?  What properties do we consider when we classify them?  What is the fourth state of matter?  What happens when....?

Practise your times tables up to 12 - every day
Read for 20 minutes - every day


Monday:  library 
Tuesday:  bike track - please bring shoes 

Reminder:  Learning Celebrations are coming up later this month on Wednesday 24 May. Please read your weekly newsletter for details about how to book in to come and celebrate your child's learning.  ALL students will need be be picked up from school at 12:30pm to enable teachers to get ready for the first session at 1pm.   Many thanks.


WEEK 2

  • MATHS:  group activities for specific need - basic facts/families of facts, addition and subtraction,  carrying whilst using algorithms, multiplicative strategies, decimals and Kevin's maths group
  • READING: group activities for specific need - fluency, comprehension, reading mileage, de Bono's thinking activities and vivid vocabulary
  • WRITING: WALT to write a report about our favourite animal
  • TE REO MAORI: WALT to sing a waiata in te reo Maori
  • INQUIRY: CHANGE - states of matter, do they matter?  What are they?  Where do we find them?  Can they change?

Practise your times tables up to 12 - every day
Read for 20 minutes - every day

Monday:  library 
Tuesday:  bike track - please bring shoes 

Reminder:  Learning Celebrations are coming up later this month, please read your weekly newsletter for details about how to book in to come and celebrate your child's learning.

WEEK 1

  • MATHS:  group activities for specific need - basic facts/families of facts, addition and subtraction,  carrying whilst using algorithms, mean/median/mode/range, multiplication strategies and Kevin's maths group
  • READING: group activities for specific need - fluency, comprehension, reading mileage, de Bono's thinking activities and vivid vocabulary
  • WRITING: WALT to describe a childhood memory using a neighbourhood map
  • TE REO MAORI:  Nga tae - colours
  • INQUIRY: ANZAC Day - what is it and why is it important? We'll be investigating the history of WW1 and what it means for us as New Zealander's 100+ years on.
REMINDERS:

Practise your times tables up to 12 - every day

Monday:  library 
Tuesday:  bike track - please bring shoes 




WEEK 11 - end of term!!!
  • MATHS:  group activities for specific need - basic facts/families of facts,  algorithms, mean/median/mode/range and Kevin's maths group
  • READING: group activities for specific need - fluency, comprehension, reading mileage, de Bono's thinking activities and vivid vocabulary
  • WRITING: weekly journal / reflection on term / goals for term 2
  • TE REO MAORI:  Te Maramataka (the calendar) continued
  • CONNECTION: Evaluation of inquiry cycle.  Revisit KWL to establish whether we've begun to answer our own questions and if we have some new ones that need answering
Practise your times tables up to 12 - every day
Monday:  library - please bring all overdue books back


REMINDERS:



Tuesday:  bike track - please bring shoes / VLC walk-talk-gawk
Thursday:  mufti day (come dressed  in something you love doing, your passion, your interest or maybe your dream of someone or something you would like to be in the future. The charge for mufti is voluntary and any money raised will go into a pay it forward account to help others.



WEEK 10

  • MATHS:  group activities for specific need - basic facts/families of facts,  algorithms, mean/median/mode/range and Kevin's maths group
  • READING: group activities for specific need - fluency, comprehension, reading mileage, de Bono's thinking activities and vivid vocabulary
  • WRITING:  A little unassisted writing quiz to help Leah know what we're really good at and what we need to work on in our writing.
  • TE REO MAORI:  Te Maramataka (the calendar)
  • CONNECTION:  What do we still want to know about how we connect within our communities?  Revisit KWL to establish whether we've begun to answer our own questions and if we have some new ones that need answering

REMINDERS:

Practise your times tables up to 12 - every day

Monday:  library - please bring all overdue books back

Tuesday:  bike track - please bring shoes
Friday:  school pool swimming (weather dependent)

WEEK 9

  • MATHS:  group activities for specific need - basic facts/families of facts, place value and an introduction to algorithms
  • READING: group activities for specific need - fluency, comprehension, reading mileage, de Bono's thinking activities and vivid vocabulary
  • WRITING:  We are continuing to use interesting vocabulary to describe a 'moment in time' through our senses - cross country jumping/formula 1 racing
  • TE REO MAORI:  Nga ra o te wiki (days of the week).  Have a look at this clip if you'd like to get started early
  • CONNECTION:  What rights and responsibilities do people who live in communities have?  How are some communities different from others?  What is discrimination and how do we combat it?

REMINDERS:

Please remember to practise your times tables up to 12

Tuesday:  bike track - please bring shoes
Friday:  school pool swimming

WEEK 8

  • MATHS:  group activities for specific need - place value for whole numbers and decimals, basic facts and reversability, equal additions strategy for subtaction and Kevin's maths group Mon-Thurs
  • READING:  specific learning activities for each group (dependent on need) - fluency, comprehension, reading mileage, de Bono's thinking activities and vivid vocabulary
  • WRITING:  We are continuing to use interesting vocabulary to describe a 'moment in time' through our senses - cage diving with sharks
  • TE REO MAORI:  We are learning to put together all we've learned so far so that we can have a conversation with someone we've just met for the first time
  • INQUIRY:  What creates connection between people in our classroom?  How do other people who live in our communities affect the way we think, act and feel?  We will be looking at human rights and responsibilities and what to do about discrimination if we experience or see it.
REMINDERS:

Please remember to practise your times tables up to 12

Tuesday:  bike track - please bring shoes
Wednesday:  please remember to have brought your plastic bottles (different shapes if possible) so that we can start our Hundertwasswer sculpture
Friday:  school pool swimming

Hats:  all students need a hat during break times every day


WEEK 7
  • MATHS:  group activities for specific need - place value for whole numbers and decimals, an introduction to Studyladder and e-ako maths websites, rounding and compensating to solve addition problems, rich tasks
  • READING:  specific learning activities for each group (dependent on need) - fluency, comprehension, reading mileage, de Bono's thinking activities and vivid vocabulary
  • WRITING:  We are continuing to use interesting vocabulary to describe a 'moment in time' through our senses - squirrel suit jumping over Dubai
  • TE REO MAORI:  We are learning to ask, "Ko wai to ingoa?" and "Kei te pehea koe?" and to respond appropriately
  • INQUIRY:  What creates connection between people in our classroom?  How do those connections relate to relationships in the outside world, particularly the communities within which we live?
Tuesday:  final swimming lesson at SBLC - bring togs, towel, cap and goggles
Hats:  all students need a hat during break times every day

REMINDERS:

Thursday:  Waterwise at Big Manly Beach - bring togs, towel and sunscreen
Friday:  school pool swimming and it's a mufti day (St Patrick's Day!)



GALA - Saturday 18 March

WEEK 6

Welcome to week 6...
  • MATHS:  the importance of place value for whole numbers and decimals, an introduction to Studyladder and Sumdog maths websites, along with rounding and compensating to solve addition problems. 
  • READING:  specific learning activities for each group (dependent on need) - fluency, comprehension, reading mileage, de Bono's thinking activities and vivid vocabulary
  • WRITING:  We are learning to use interesting vocabulary to describe a 'moment in time' through our senses.
  • TE REO MAORI:  We are learning to ask each other how we are and to reply with a variety of responses
  • INQUIRY: What is connection? What is whanaungatanga?  What is important to us? What creates connection between people in our classroom?  How do those connections relate to relationships in the outside world?

WEEK 5

Another busy week!  Overall, it will look something like this... 
  • MATHS:  the importance of place value for whole numbers and decimals AND our class is now using a free version of Studyladder.  This website will help reinforce what has been taught in the classroom.  Your child can access tasks set by the teacher online.  They have been given their own logins and passwords. 
  • READING:  specific learning activities for each group (dependent on need) - fluency, comprehension, reading mileage, de Bono's thinking activities and vivid vocabulary
  • WRITING:  continuing to proofread and re-craft our written work ensuring it has a good sequence and that it's interesting
  • TE REO MAORI:  asking each other where we're from, where we belong (ancestors) and discussing place of birth
  • INQUIRY: What is connection? What is whanaungatanga?  What is important to us? What creates connection between people in a classroom/school/community/city/country?
  •  Springboard for individual inquiry:  MMMMMM I WONDER...

  • WE'LL ALSO BE:
  • bringing our devices in (charged) 
  • continuing our weekly online journal
  • visiting the library 
  • practising our performing arts song and dance (see student blog for links)
  • having our second swimming lesson at the SBLC on Tuesday
  • celebrating the opening of the Whangaparaoa Primary school bike track
  • going to Waterwise on Thursday morning
  • participating in another mufti day on Friday to support the school gala
  • completing a few PAT quizzes so Leah knows what she needs to teach us

WEEK 4

Week 4 already!  Over the course of this week we'll be doing the following and a whole lot more...
  • WRITING:  proofreading and recrafting skills to make our writing more interesting
  • MATHS:  the importance of place value for whole numbers and decimals 
  • READING:  strategies about understanding words we don't recognise and how important it is to understand the words we are reading
  • TE REO MAORI:  greetings and goodbyes
  • INQUIRY: (revisiting the school values - ORCA) What is connection? What is whanaungatanga?  What do we already know and what do we want to find out?

  • WE'LL ALSO BE:
  • bringing our devices in, setting up our own google accounts and passwords
  • beginning a weekly online journal
  • visiting the library for the first time
  • practising our performing arts song and dance (see student blog for links)
  • having our first swimming lesson at the Stanmore Bay Leisure Centre
  • participating in another mufti day on Friday to support the school gala - 11 March

WEEK 3

Image result for cyber safetyThis week in O4 we'll be:
  • exploring what it means for us to be safe when we're online
  • discussing the terms in our cyber safety contracts and what they mean for us in the classroom
  • completing some assessment around reading, writing, maths and spelling prior to grouping for further learning
  • continuing to get to know each other, sharing ideas, experiences and questions

WEEK 1-2 

In O4 we will be exploring the concept of 

Whanaungatanga - connectedness


"Choose kindness wherever possible.  It is always possible."  Dalai Lama

We will be looking at:
  • developing a positive classroom culture
  • exploring school values and expectations - creating a classroom treaty
  • learning about ourselves as learners and individuals in our class and school community



1 comment:

  1. I love how you show the important learning Leah. Really like being reminded about the THINK acronym! Looking forward to reading your student blogs. You're a great role model.

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