Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Our busy day

Room 4 worked tremendously hard today! We begun with unpacking information reports and learning about the different features. We practiced our basic facts during Maths and completed the day with Integrated Study. We learnt how insects can be extremely helpful in keeping plants alive. Watch this space.. posters to follow! 

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Term 2 Week 6 Newsletter

The week of crazy weather!

As always I would like to acknowledge our certificate winners of last week. Aiden received our certificate on Monday for consistently being kind to others around him.  A very important quality to have! Our “Student of the Week” went to Faith for being an extremely considerate member of Room 4. Faith strives to always do her best in all learning areas.  A big congratulations!

We also congratulated Shelby and Taylah at this week’s assembly for receiving “Player of the Day” awards for their respective sports teams (netball and hockey).  Let’s hope this weather clears in order for this weekend’s events to go ahead.  We look forward to the Rippa Rugby tournament next week also which was postponed on Wednesday  due to rain. 

In the classroom this week we have been kept very busy with the collection of our June data. So far we have completed Reading, Spelling and Writing samples with our Maths the final area to cover.  I look forward to sharing these with you in Week 9 during our parent teacher interviews.  The booking schedule for these interviews will be completed online this year for your convenience.  You will be advised how to do this within the next week.  Anyone without internet access can organise their booking with Penny in the office.

With this term only 9 weeks long, there’s only three weeks to go! In this time we will be visiting the Museums Star Lab (on Monday)  learning about Truck Safety, completing information reports, hosting our syndicate assembly and letting our creativity shine during two Art days.
Please feel free to contact me by email or phone if you have any questions or concerns,

See you next week,

Miss Beattie J

Mathematics Time

Room 4 working hard in Mathematics! Last week Mrs Gomm visited our class to teach us map reading skills in order to calculate certain distances. 

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Term 2 Week 5 Newsletter

Kia ora katou, 

I hope you all had a fantastic long weekend and enjoyed some family time. I managed to attend a local dance competition held at GGHS and admired the strong talent of our Gisborne dancers.

Last week we congratulated Tobias for being kind to others by acknowledging others for their success. This is a great quality to have especially with winter sports well into play at the moment. During Syndicate Assembly we congratulated Braith, Luke, Te Wai and Trinity for making great progress in the reading. Well Done everyoneJ Unfortunately with the miserable weather last Friday, our school assembly didn’t go ahead. I look forward to seeing who our “Student of the Week” will be this week!

Over the next few weeks, each class will be involved in collecting data for the end of term. This means assessments will occur for each child in reading, writing, maths and spelling. An extremely busy month ahead however this will provide current information for me to share with you during our parent-teacher interviews in Week 9. Please mark the 1st and 2nd of July in your diary as important dates.

This week we have wrapped up our measurement unit around length and saw great improvement from the start of the term. Our new focus is around addition/subtraction and multiplication/division to develop our number knowledge. Our reading and writing tasks continue to be centred on our insect topic in preparation for creating information reports at the end of the term. We also look forward to two art days at the end of the term which will also fit within our integrated study topic.

As lots of winter bugs are quickly circulating, please make sure you keep your child at home if they are unwell.

Many Thanks,

Miss Beattie