Wednesday, October 18, 2017

T4 Week 2

Welcome to B7 - Term 4 2017.

Week Two:


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:


* Sustainability trip to 'Mindlab' in Newmarket is in week 3, on Thursday 2nd November. Please make sure that your child is payed up for this trip.
* 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.

Inquiry:
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.

HOMEWORK!!

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.


Spelling:

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.

Writing: 
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.

Maths:


We are revising our maths number work, working on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and broadening our different strategies to solving problems.

Reading:


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).


Nice one,


Mr T

Monday, September 25, 2017

Term 3, week 10

Welcome to B7 - Term 3 2017.

Week Ten:



Dates for the diary:


*Week 9 Production -  'A cultural festival' - Our VLC has been busy preparing the art to decorate the hall for the production. Making totem poles, Mexican mirrors, Chinese dragons and paper cranes have been keeping us very busy.

Dress rehearsal - Wednesday 27 September

Show - Thursday 28 September, 6.30pm start

Dear Parents/Caregivers of Team Franks,

RE: The School Culture and Arts Festival

When:  Thursday 28 September - 1pm and 6.30pm

Each Team has been charged with different aspects of the festival so that we have all students involved and participating in some way to create a wonderful show. Our team has had the responsibility of producing all the artwork which will decorate the hall for the event, and the backstage organisation, for example, lighting and sound.

Our Team is not performing on the night, as some of the other teams are, as our contribution was all in the build up to the night rather than being on stage.

If your child is in the soundroom, on the floor, one of the MC’s or in a Peaches and Pickles performance they would have had a notice home to inform you of this by now.

I wanted to make this clear to our VLC parents to avoid disappointment, i.e  if you turn up expecting to see your child on stage and then don’t!

Hope this clarifies any questions. If you are not sure or have any other queries,  please see your child’s classroom teacher.

Kind Regards

Susannah Franks

Team Leader


* School camp (year 5/6) will on running in term 4 on 6/7 December at Shakespear Regional Park. More details to come.



HOMEWORK!!


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 have started 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 increase so dramatically.


SPELLING:

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.

Please have a look at your child's report writing that they finished publishing a last term. We have been working on using paragraphs, commas, semi colons and other punctuation.

This term we are focussing on narrative writing. 

In maths we are delving into fractions, decimals and percentages this week. 


In reading we are developing our inquiry into human movement, looking at migration and refugees.


This term in art we have been producing some art for the school calendar. We have been looking at Kiwi artist Glenn Jones and his Kiwiana artwork (themes from NZ). We are now working with paint and dye, producing 'tapa' cloth designs, which are starting to appear on our classroom walls.


Passion Friday activity lists for term 3 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.


Our netball and hockey skills have been improving too! It has been fun witnessing the class learning new sports and skills. We have a large focus on fitness and Physical Education. 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 two 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).


Nice one,


Mr T

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Term 3, week 9

Welcome to B7 - Term 3 2017.

Week Nine:



Dates for the diary:


This Friday is a mufti day. To wear mufti you need to bring a can of food to school. This is to support the Salvation Army who are trying to help families in our community who do not have enough money for food.

* Year 6 speech winners, the top 2 in B7 will go against the top 2 in B8 early this week and the finalists (top two in VLC Franks) will go compete against the rest of year 6 on Wednesday. Exciting stuff!!


* QUEST: Every Tuesday and Wednesday 11am - 11.45am.


* Wednesday 13th September is book day; be prepared to be read to from a range of staff!


* B7&8 Bikes and basketball on Thursday after lunch


* B7 Hockey on Tuesday at 11am


* Passion Fridays: All session times are up in the classroom.


*Week 9 Production -  'A cultural festival' - Our VLC has been busy preparing the art to decorate the hall for the production. Making totem poles, Mexican mirrors, Chinese dragons and paper cranes have been keeping us very busy.

Dress rehearsal - Wednesday 27 September

Show - Thursday 28 September, 6.30pm start

* School camp (year 5/6) will on running in term 4 on 6/7 December at Shakespear Regional Park. More details to come.



HOMEWORK!!


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 have started 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 increase so dramatically.


SPELLING:

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.

Please have a look at your child's report writing that they finished publishing a last term. We have been working on using paragraphs, commas, semi colons and other punctuation.

This term we are focussing on narrative writing. 

In maths we are delving into fractions, decimals and percentages this week. 


In reading we are developing our inquiry into human movement, looking at migration and refugees.


This term in art we have been producing some art for the school calendar. We have been looking at Kiwi artist Glenn Jones and his Kiwiana artwork (themes from NZ). We are now working with paint and dye, producing 'tapa' cloth designs, which are starting to appear on our classroom walls.


Passion Friday activity lists for term 3 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.


Our netball and hockey skills have been improving too! It has been fun witnessing the class learning new sports and skills. We have a large focus on fitness and Physical Education. 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 two 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).


Nice one,


Mr T

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Term 3, week 8

Welcome to B7 - Term 3 2017.

Week Eight:



Dates for the diary:


*It's Maori language week, this week we will be working on our Te Reo communication skills

* QUEST: Every Tuesday and Wednesday 11am - 11.45am.


* Wednesday 13th September is book day; be prepared to be read to from a range of staff!

* B7&8 Bikes and basketball on Wednesday after lunch


* B7 Hockey on Thursday


* Passion Fridays: All session times are up in the classroom.


*Week 9 Production -  'A cultural festival'

* School camp (year 5/6) will on running in term 4 on 6/7 December at Shakespear Regional Park. More details to come.



HOMEWORK!!


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 have started 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 increase so dramatically.


SPELLING:

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.

Please have a look at your child's report writing that they finished publishing a last term. We have been working on using paragraphs, commas, semi colons and other punctuation.

This term we are focussing on narrative writing. 

In maths we are delving into fractions, decimals and percentages this week. 


In reading we are developing our inquiry into human movement, looking at migration and refugees.


This term in art we have been producing some art for the school calendar. We have been looking at Kiwi artist Glenn Jones and his Kiwiana artwork (themes from NZ). We are now working with paint and dye, producing 'tapa' cloth designs, which are starting to appear on our classroom walls.


Passion Friday activity lists for term 3 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.


Our netball and hockey skills have been improving too! It has been fun witnessing the class learning new sports and skills. We have a large focus on fitness and Physical Education. 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 two 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).


Nice one,


Mr T

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Term 3, week 7

Welcome to B7 - Term 3 2017.

Week Seven:


Well done to all the cross country runners on last week! Congratulations to Callum and Harrison for making the team and running their heart out at the inter school race!

Dates for the diary:


* QUEST: Every Tuesday and Wednesday 11am - 11.45am.

* B7&8 Bikes and basketball on Tuesday after lunch

* B7 Hockey on Thursday

* Passion Fridays: All session times are up in the classroom.

* School camp (year 5/6) will on running in term 4 on 6/7 December at Shakespear Regional Park. More details to come.


HOMEWORK!!


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 have started 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 increase so dramatically.


SPELLING:

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.

Please have a look at your child's report writing that they finished publishing a last term. We have been working on using paragraphs, commas, semi colons and other punctuation.

This term we are focussing on narrative writing. 

In maths we are delving into fractions, decimals and percentages this week. 


In reading we are developing our inquiry into human movement, looking at migration and refugees.


This term in art we have been producing some art for the school calendar. We have been looking at Kiwi artist Glenn Jones and his Kiwiana artwork (themes from NZ). We are now working with paint and dye, producing 'tapa' cloth designs, which are starting to appear on our classroom walls.


Passion Friday activity lists for term 3 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.


Our netball and hockey skills have been improving too! It has been fun witnessing the class learning new sports and skills. We have a large focus on fitness and Physical Education. 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 two 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).


Nice one,


Mr T

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Term 3, week 6

Welcome to B7 - Term 3 2017.

Week Six:


Well done to all the cross country runners on Friday! Congratulations to Callum and Harrison for making the team!

Dates for the diary:


* QUEST: Every Tuesday and Wednesday 11am - 11.45am.

* B7&8 Bikes and basketball on Tuesday after lunch

* B7 Hockey on Thursday

* Passion Fridays: All session times are up in the classroom.

* School camp (year 5/6) will on running in term 4 on 6/7 December at Shakespear Regional Park. More details to come.


HOMEWORK!!


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 have started 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 increase so dramatically.


SPELLING:

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.

Please have a look at your child's report writing that they finished publishing a last term. We have been working on using paragraphs, commas, semi colons and other punctuation.

This term we are focussing on narrative writing. 

In maths we are delving into fractions, decimals and percentages this week. 


In reading we are working on our note taking and summarising skills. We are taking notes on a topic of our choice to write about for report writing.  We are also delving into topics like solar energy, electric (self drive) cars and how the earth was created (the science version) :-) 


This term in art we have been producing some art for the school calendar. We have been looking at Kiwi artist Glenn Jones and his Kiwiana artwork (themes from NZ). We are now working with paint and dye, producing 'tapa' cloth designs. 


Passion Friday activity lists for term 3 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.


Our netball and hockey skills have been improving too! It has been fun witnessing the class learning new sports and skills. We have a large focus on fitness and Physical Education. 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 two 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).


Nice one,


Mr T

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Term 3 week 5

Welcome to B7 - Term 3 2017.

Week Five:


Dates for the diary:


* QUEST: Every Tuesday and Wednesday 11am - 11.45am.

* Passion Fridays: All session times are up in the classroom.

* Tuesday 22nd August is school interviews. School finishes at 1230, please book a time to talk about how things are going with your child. https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/

* Cross Country is on Friday 25th August. We will be training each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, running around our local area at 130pm. Please bring clothes to run in and running shoes for these days.

* School camp (year 5/6) will on running in term 4 on 6/7 December at Shakespear Regional Park. More details to come.


HOMEWORK!!


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 have started 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 increase so dramatically.


SPELLING:

We are continuing to practice our misspelt words from our spelling assessment test last term.

Please have a look at your child's report writing that they finished publishing a last term. We have been working on using paragraphs, commas, semi colons and other punctuation.

This term we are focussing on narrative writing. 

In maths we are delving into fractions and percentages this week. 


In reading we are working on our note taking and summarising skills. We are taking notes on a topic of our choice to write about for report writing.  We are also delving into topics like solar energy, electric (self drive) cars and how the earth was created (the science version) :-) 


This term in art we have been producing some art for the school calendar. We have been looking at Kiwi artist Glenn Jones and his Kiwiana artwork (themes from NZ). We are now working with paint and dye, producing 'tapa' cloth designs. 


Passion Friday activity lists for term 3 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.


Our netball and hockey skills have been improving too! It has been fun witnessing the class learning new sports and skills. We have a large focus on fitness and Physical Education. 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 two 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).


Nice one,


Mr T

T4 Week 2

Welcome to B7 - Term 4 2017. Week Two: Please remember to wear black shoes to school each day as well as a bucket hat to protect you from...