Please remember to wear black shoes to school each day as well as a bucket hat to protect you from our harsh sun's rays. Apply sunscreen before school.
Dates for the diary:
* Author visit from David Riley on Tuesday November 7th.
*Year 5/6 athletics day is week 5.* School camp (year 5/6) will on running this term on 6/7 December at Shakespear Regional Park. More details to come.
The focus for our Inquiry this term is Sustainability. B7 and B8 are looking at sustainable energy resources and alternative power sources. Renewable energy plays an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. When renewable energy sources are used, the demand for fossil fuels is reduced. Unlike fossil fuels, non-biomass renewable sources of energy (hydropower,geothermal, wind, and solar) do not directly emit greenhouse gases and are eco-friendly. We will look at this topic through all of our key subjects which fits in superbly with reading as well as explanation and persuasive writing.
Get active with you whanau! Get out and practice riding your bike on the road with an adult with you. Practice signalling and safe cycling, show off what you have been learning at school. Remember your bike is the key to your freedom until you learn to drive a car!
A big thank you to those who have made a real effort to improve your times table knowledge. Keep at it; we are working on multiplication, division and fractions which anyone will struggle at without a strong times table recall. It has been so rewarding to see your maths confidence and positive outcomes increase so dramatically.
We are continuing to have a test each Monday then practicing our mistakes through the week, then retesting on Friday. We add to our misspelt words from our writing through the week.
Over the next few weeks we are working on procedural texts, producing clear and easy to follow instructions to a variety of tasks. Through the term we will be moving onto explanation and persuasive writing.
We are revising our maths number work, working on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and broadening our different strategies to solving problems.
This term we are are revising using inference (reading between the lines) and other strategies that help our comprehension.
This term in art we are finishing off our mixed media that is focussed on last term's inquiry, human movement and migration. When we are finished we will be looking at improving our sketching skills with pencil and paper (hopefully getting outside for inspiration).
Passion Friday activity lists for term 4 are up in the classroom. Please do not be alarmed if you have not received your requested activities. Everyone will get a turn, we just need to be patient and wait for the next draw of activities. For this term we are also offering skateboarding, Japanese, crafts, arts, puzzles and brain teasers (just for our VLC).
We have a large focus on fitness and Physical Education this term as we are working on our running, jumping and throwing for Athletics. Please let Mr T know (a note or email will do) if you are unwell or physically unable to take part for some reason.
We have been making the most of our bikes and the bike track over the last three terms. We have been increasing our balance and coordination. We have been practicing everything from manoeuvring at slow speeds to going over obstacles and ramps. Some of us are even pulling up the front wheel and learning how to 'bunny hop!' We are also focussing on road safety and how to correctly indicate at junctions.
Table tennis and badminton are now offered on Monday and Wednesday lunchtimes in the hall; get into it!
Please remember to bring a water bottle into school to maintain good health and concentration, (but remember to keep water and food away from your device when transporting).