Thursday, July 20, 2017

Term 3, week 1

Welcome to B7 - Term 3 2017.

Week One:

Dates for the diary:

* Bikes on Tuesday, after lunch. We are learning how to check for traffic, indicate and pull out at a junction as well as some netball practice
* Hockey practice is on Thursday, after lunch
* Year 6 visit to Whangaparaoa College is on Friday. The bus leaves at 910am and we arrive back at 1040am
* QUEST: Every Tuesday and Wednesday 11am - 11.45am.
* Passion Fridays: All session times are up in the classroom.
* Cross Country is on Friday 25th August


Get active with you whanau! Get out and practice riding your bike on the road with an adult with you. Practice signalling and safe cycling, show off wha you have been learning at school. Remember your bike is the key to your freedom until you learn to drive a car!

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. It has been so rewarding to see your maths confidence increase so dramatically.


We are continuing to practice our misspelt words from our spelling assessment test last term.

Please have a look at your child's report writing that they finished publishing a last term. We have been working on using paragraphs, commas, semi colons and other punctuation.

This term we are focussing on narrative writing. 

In maths we are delving into fractions and percentages this week. 

In reading we are working on our note taking and summarising skills. We are taking notes on a topic of our choice to write about for report writing.  We are also delving into topics like solar energy, electric (self drive) cars and how the earth was created (the science version) :-) 

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 'tapa' cloth designs. 

Passion Friday activity lists are up in the classroom. 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.

Our netball and hockey skills have been improving too! It has been fun witnessing the class learning new sports and skills. We 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 have been making the most of our bikes and the bike track over the last two terms. We have been increasing our balance and coordination. We have been practicing everything from manoeuvring at slow speeds to going over obstacles and ramps. Some of us are even pulling up the front wheel and learning how to 'bunny hop!' We are also focussing on road safety and how to correctly indicate at junctions.

Table tennis and badminton are now offered on Monday and Wednesday lunchtimes in the hall; get into it!

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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