Saturday, 24 June 2017

Week 8 Term 2

This week we continued to think about counting in 2's, 5's and 10's and made some very long number lines with our friends.
With Sam we continued to think about capacity by exploring which of the 3 Bears bowls would hold the most.

We practiced tall and short letters with our Tricky word 'of'.
As part of our Matariki celebrations we went to the Museum for a Maori Myths and Legends workshop. We were all very proud of our friends who shared their pepeha.
Nicki told us about the legend of the Pelorus dolphin which is shown on the tukutuku panel in the photo below. We made iti wheke, a little octopus and then listened to another legend about a wheke. 

Check out the slide show below for more more Matariki activities.
We had a special treat on Thursday when we went to visit the artist in residence upstairs in Renwick House. We had a go at drawing birds using pencils of different hardness to make light and dark lines. You can see some of her work in the entrance to the school office.

In sport we continued to develop our soccer and rugby skills. So good to see everyone with an 'I can' attitude and having a go.

This week we celebrated our 2nd 6th birthday in Room 10.

Finally I was impressed to see that Room 10 are mastering the art of moving around school by hovering!

What are we learning in Week 9 Term 2

Letter Sounds: the sound 'qu'  as in ''queen' and 'oi' as in 'oil'
Tricky Words: 
Writing:  weekend recounts and Pirate story 
Maths:capacity, writing numbers, basic addition and subtraction facts to 10
P.E.: No Child Left Inside, Football skills
Maori: Pepeha. myths and legends, waiata
Inquiry Theme: Pirates, floating and sinking with pirate boats
Art:bubble wrap printing
ICT: maths apps

Events Coming Up


Tracy is teaching  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday, Sam is teaching  Friday
Library day: Tuesday


Wednesday 28th June School Science Fair, parents are welcome to come and view this work in the library after 1.30.
Friday June 30th Whole School Cross Country event in afternoon
Monday 3rd July: Suter Gallery Trip Kowhaiwhai workshop, leaving school 9.00, helpers needed
Wednesday 5th June: Student led conferences for parents and children, after school
Friday 7th July hangi $10 per person, tickets on sale now outside the library before and after school


Term 2: Monday 1st May-Friday 8th July
Term 3: Monday 24th July-Friday 29th September
Term 4: Monday 16th October-Wednesday 20th December

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