Saturday, April 1, 2017

Week 10

Welcome to B7 - 2017.

Week Ten:

Dates for the diary this week:

* Tuesday 4th April:  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.  


A big thank you to those who have made a real effort to improve your times table knowledge. Keep at it; we have started 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 continuing to work on descriptive writing. This week we are doing spooky, haunted house and developing our '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 using Place Value Partitioning to solve multiplication problems.  Ask your child to explain these strategies ! The Kiteboarder group will be continuing to work on at adding and subtracting decimal tenths and hundredths this week.

In art we are looking at 'Hundertwasser' using pastels. We have done our plan and we are creating our work this week 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).

Nice one,

Mr T

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