Saturday, May 6, 2017

Term 2 Week 2

Welcome to B7 - Term 2 2017.

Week Two:


Dates for the diary this week:


* Wednesday 10 May:  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.  
* QUEST: New times this term. Every Tuesday and Wednesday 11am - 11.45am.
* Passion Fridays reactivates this Friday. 

UNIFORM REGULATIONS FOR THE COOLER WEATHER
For extra warmth, plain polypropylene or woollen thermal undergarments in plain navy blue, black or white may be worn.
Black or blue tights (not leggings) may be worn with dresses and cullottes in winter.
Non School Jackets can be worn to and from school only.
Only plain black shoes, plain black trainers with plain black laces, or, plain black sandals with heel straps, are permitted. High heel shoes and shoes above ankle height are not permitted. Shoes must be worn to and from the school grounds and on school trips. Socks are to be plain black, plain navy blue or plain white. See requirements below.
       
          
Any shoe with a white or any colour other than black rim is not acceptable. The shoe must be plain black as you look at it from the front, back and side.


HOMEWORK!!

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 descriptive writing. This week we are focussing on dialogue writing; adding speech marks with correct punctuation. We will be dressing up our dialogue by adding detail and description to our written conversation, adding in body language, actions and tone. Some of our produced work from last term is on display. Come in and see what your child has been working on, or ask them to have a look at their produced work on their google drive account. 

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.

Come and have a look inside our classroom. We have finished our 'Hundertwasser' inspired pastel art. Our bright, interesting and imaginative styles are on display and looking so good! This term we will be working with paint and dye, producing some more exciting designs. Watch this space for more information.

Passion Friday starts up again this week. Please do not be alarmed if you have not received your requested activities. Everyone will get a turn, we just need to be patient and wait for the next draw of activities.

We will be have a large focus on fitness and Physical Education. Please let Mr T know (a note or email will do) if you are unwell or physically unable to take part for some reason. We will be learning new sports and new sports skills as well as increasing our general fitness. We will be learning how to play netball and hockey this term.


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


ptoghill@wgp.school.nz

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