Sunday, 12 November 2017

Start of Term 4

We have had a very exciting start to Term 4 with learning based around Diwali as well as our main inquiry focus on Fairy Tales. Below is a collection of moments from some of this learning experiences.

We welcomed in the new term by celebrating the Hindu festival of Diwali. This included making our own rangoli patterns, learning about traditional Indian clothes, including a sari, making divas from both paper and salt dough and having a special visit from Room 9 friends who told us lots of interesting facts about Diwali.

All of Kowhai are sharing in an inquiry topic on Fairy Tales this term. We started off thinking about Jack and the Beanstalk.

Lots of rich oral language was used to describe the changes we saw in out beanstalks. We shared these ideas using doughnut discussion circles.
 Take a look at some other creations inspired by this story.

 In maths we have been learning about equal sharing using halves and quarters.

 The warm weather this term has seen us outside developing soccer, high jump and shot put skills.

Finally, as everyone knows, for many of us it was the first time we had been in the Nelson Masked Parade. Well done to all our brave little penguins , we were so proud of you all.

What are we learning in Week 5 Term 4

Letter Sounds: ing and ed endings
Tricky Words: 'should' and ' then"
Writing:  recounts and narratives
Maths: Basic Facts
P.E.: No Child Left Inside 
Maori: school haka
Inquiry Theme: Fairy Tales: The 3 Little Pigs
Art: Fabric and Fibre
ICT:  Basic word processing skills , word work

Events Coming Up


Tracy is teaching  Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday ( assessing children on Friday)
Mr Science is teaching Thursday 
Sam is teaching Friday
Library day: Tuesday
Walk, skate, scoot or bike to school: Wednesday from 8am to 8.45am


Friday 24th November: School Disco at the Masonic Hall
Week 7 and 8 : The Life Education Bus is in school
Week 8 and 9 Firewise Programme
Wednesday 13th Kowhai Big Day In
Week 10 Visit to Cathedral Christmas Trees, date to be confirmed


Term 1 starts: Wednesday 7th February

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