Sunday, May 7, 2017

Term Two, Week Two

Week Two

Science/Inquiry

The very lucky children who belong to our A-team will get to continue their learning about change of matter by rotating through another five experiments this week.

Literacy  

Everyone should have made it home with a reader today, spelling words will be coming home tomorrow and reading testing will be taking place this week. We have also started learning about the features of persuasive writing; today we created arguments to convince our readers of why Mrs Twit (From Roald Dahl's The Twits) is such an ugly person, with many of the children grasping that Mrs Twit's ugliness came from the inside.

Digital Literacy

Last week your child may have come home excited about the Star Wars Hour of Code activity we completed in class (https://code.org/starwars). With career opportunities within the computer gaming and other ICT service industries booming in New Zealand it is really important that we supply our children with the skills, tools and confidence needed to succeed in the sector (especially our girls). Learning how to code / programme software is one of these essential skills, so please encourage your children's engagement with websites like https://code.org/learn because they are doing so much more than just 'gaming.'   

Maths

This week we are continuing our learning about important fractions concepts and supporting our learning about fractions through hands on activities, problem solving and play.

PE

Every bikes lesson A3 & A4 are becoming more confident and building their bike skills repertoire. Last week we also had a go practicing our soccer/football dribbling and passing skills and this week our PE skills context will have a netball focus.  

Important to remember

  • Devices and book-bags every day
  • Bike riding on Wednesdays
  • Sport and passions on Fridays

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