Dates for the diary this week:
* Tuesday 28th March: B7 and B8 bike action. Please bring in your bike today if possible. We will be learning some skills to keep us safe as well as improving our confidence. Last week we improved at breaking, riding slowly and stopping/balancing with track stands. This week we are riding with one hand and turning at slow speeds tightly.
* Wednesday 29th March: Waterwise. Don't forget to bring suncream, togs and a towel for today's kayaking and sailing adventure. We will be on the water between 1030am and 1130am.
A big thank you to those who have made a real effort to improve your times table knowledge. Keep at it; we will soon be working on multiplication, division and fractions which anyone will struggle at without a strong times table recall.
We have all completed and marked our spelling lists which we are working on at present. Please practice these at home if you feel you need extra time to tackle them. Ask Mr T for a copy of your spelling list to take home.
For writing this week we are working on descriptive writing. We are choosing from either a beach island paradise or nightmare, focussing on 'show not tell' which will help us to give our writing more depth and maturity. We are handwriting in our books and will be publishing our work on our chrome books when finished. We are continuing to cover punctuation from full stops and capital letters to commas and the use of the semi colon.
In maths we have been focusing our warm up on basic facts. Please keep on practicing your times tables (those that have are already finding maths easier). This week we are continuing strategy knowledge, mastering 'Place Value Partitioning' and 'Rounding and Compensating' for adding and subtracting. Ask your child to explain these strategies ! The Kiteboarder group will be looking at adding and subtracting decimal tenths and hundredths this week.
In art we are looking at 'Hundertwasser' using pastels. I can't wait to decorate our classroom with these bright, interesting and imaginative styles.
Passion Friday continues this week. Please do not be alarmed if you have not yet received your requested activities. Everyone will get a turn, we just need to be patient and wait for the next draw of activities.
We are also focusing on drama, dance and singing learning a polynesian dance as well as the words and moves to 'Your Welcome' off the Moana soundtrack. It is amazing to see how quickly B7 learns dance moves!!!
Our school focus this term is Whanaungatanga which is all about connectedness and relationships.
-Being part of a community which promotes a sense of belonging and contribution
-Building lasting relationships
-Making choices that enable us to build a learning community
-What makes our school and community unique
-What makes our school and community great
It is really hot in B7 at the moment!
Please remember to bring a water bottle into school to maintain good health and concentration, (but remember to keep water and food away from your device when transporting).