Monday, August 28, 2017

Term Three, Week Six

Week Six:

(Very important - parent helpers needed for Year 3 EOTC week!!!)

A3 have been busy, busy, busy!

First of all a big thank you to everyone that booked in to discuss their child's report and progress. I really valued being able to hear both you and your child's concerns, hopes and learning goals. If you didn't get a chance to come in and would like to discuss your child's learning please pop in or flick me an email to arrange a convenient time.

Last week we enjoyed our trip the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Exciting learning linked to our inquiry included: how a volcanic eruption in Auckland may effect us and why the Lapita people (ancestors of the Polynesians, including Māori) ended up traversing and settling throughout the Pacific. Here are a few photos (coming soon):

Friday brought us the Cross Country; everyone that participated did a fantastic job and had a heap of fun. Tackling the water slide and the tarp crawl seemed to be particular favourites, the whole experience prompted some wonderful writing.


We are continuing to explore the narrative genre, identifying everything that is important in building a great story. Whenever possible we have been squeezing in our guided reading sessions but due to Year 4 camp and Year 3 EOTC activities our students won't be bringing readers home in week 7. 


Our introduction to geometry has started this week. The year 3's from A3 and A4 have started learning about direction and orientation while the year fours prep for camp. Although we have a no homework policy, students do reap the benefits of practicing their basic facts and building their number knowledge.  This is a really simple and useful website to help your child apply their maths knowledge at what ever stage they are working at. Additionally all of A3 have had studyladder logins from the beginning of the year and should be able to complete 3 at home activities a day for free.

Year Four Camp:

- All payments need to be in (or organised) by this Friday the 1st, otherwise your child cannot attend camp.
- You will need to arrange transport to and from the Gulf Harbour Ferry Terminal for your child.

Year Three EOTC Week:

- Three days spent out of school doing exciting activities (rock climbing, sports etc.) 
- Two days in school doing a range of outdoors, technology, art and sporting activites
- In order for the week to be a success we need parent helpers! So if you could please let me know ASAP if you available for a day or two to help out next week.

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