Weekly Update

Term 4

Kia ora and welcome back for the final term!

It was nice to see the good weather finally starting to kick in and the longer sunshine hours!

This term our inquiry focus in around Sustainability. With our focus question being, "What is worth Saving?". The key understandings are that all our actions have a consequence on natural ecosystems and how balanced relationships are required to maintain resources, including our natural 'taonga' or treasures.

For Literacy we will be looking at applying the reading strategies we have been working on to integrate along side our inquiry topic and using them in authentic learning situations to find, process and understand a variety of texts and use relevant information that we have located, using the appropriate skills.

In Numeracy we will be continuing to progress our number knowledge and develop our use of strategies. For strand we will be looking at Time, transformation and reviewing Statistical Literacy and concepts from terms 1 & 2.

For PE / Health, we will be looking at developing our skills and techniques in Athletics. Our year 6's will be participating in DARE sessions this term, so keep an eye out for notices about this.

It is also Year 6 Camp a out at Shakespear Regional Park and our year 5's will be embarking on an EOTC experience at the same time. 
Our year 6's will also be taking part in a Graduation Dinner and Dance at the end of the term in week 9. Exact date TBC.

It is going to be a busy and exciting term, so keep a lookout for notices and updates.

Important dates this week:

Week 1:              

Friday 20th - Whole school Assembly 2.20pm

The Shearer VLC
Performing Arts Evening Video

Term 3

Welcome back to Term 3!

I hope everyone had an enjoyable and entertaining break.
This term is going to be a fascinating term as our main focus for inquiry will be looking at Movement, exploring the reasons of how and why people move, in the past, present and also into the future.

For Maths we will be looking at Geometry for our Strand learning and carrying on with our knowledge and strategy development for number. For Geometry will cover position and orientation, including mapping skills, coordinates, direction and describing compass points.

In Literacy we will be continuing to cover our reading strategies for comprehension and writing both narrative and informational texts. We will be looking at how we can integrate our understanding and comprehension of texts to aide our inquiry focus.

For Arts we will be looking at using different mediums to represent ideas and focussing on how art is used to represent the past, present and future. We will be looking at the use of colour, lines and how art can influence other areas of our lives, such as architecture.

In term three our PE/ Health programme will continue around practicing skills of catching, throwing and striking using a variety of sports equipment and applying these skills to game situations. Movement, spatial awareness and being a team player will also be part of the sessions. 

Important dates this week:

Week 8:              Maori Language Week

Wednesday 13th - Book / Reading Day
Thursday 14th - Nth Harbour Rugby day
Friday 15th - Whole school Assembly 2.20pm

Week 9:

Monday 18th - L3,L4,L5 - Museum visit 9am-3pm
Wednesday 20th - Year 6 Speech comp. (1.45 - 2.30)

(Check out the individual subject tabs for updates!)

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