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

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Term 3, week 4

Welcome to B7 - Term 3 2017.

Week Four:


Dates for the diary:


* Bikes on Tuesday, after lunch. We are learning how to check for traffic, indicate and use roundabouts as well as some basketball practice

* Hockey practice is on Thursday at 145 pm

*Mufti day on Friday: Mufti Day this Friday 18th to support Quiz Night.  Please bring along a non perishable treat item.  Boys - Savoury & Girls - Sweet.  Please take all alcohol to the office and remember to check expiry dates.

* 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

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Term 3, week 3

Welcome to B7 - Term 3 2017.

Week Three:



Dates for the diary:

* Monday 7th August is our VLC tour of our road trip of the local area relating to our 'movement' inquiry. We will travel in 3 buses and have frequent stops at various places to sketch, take photos and talk about what we can see. The Road Trip will start at the school and include places on the peninsula, Dairy Flat, Silverdale, Millwater and Orewa. The lunch stop will be at Wenderholm Regional Park. Buses will be leaving at 9.30am and returning at 2.30pm
* Hockey practice is on Tuesday at 1145 am
* Bikes on Thursday, after lunch. We are learning how to check for traffic, indicate and use roundabouts as well as some netball practice
* QUEST: Every Tuesday and Wednesday 11am - 11.45am.
* Passion Fridays: All session times are up in the classroom.
* 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

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Term 3, week 2

Welcome to B7 - Term 3 2017.

Week Two:


HELP !  We need more parent helpers for our VLC road trip on Monday 7th August. Without extra parent help we will not be able to go. Please let Mr T know if you are free on that day :-)


Dates for the diary:


* Bikes on Tuesday, after lunch. We are learning how to check for traffic, indicate and pull out at a junction as well as some netball practice

* Hockey practice is on Thursday, after lunch
* QUEST: Every Tuesday and Wednesday 11am - 11.45am.
* Passion Fridays: All session times are up in the classroom.
* Monday 7th August is our VLC tour of our road trip of the local area relating to our 'movement' inquiry. We will travel in 3 buses and have frequent stops at various places to sketch, take photos and talk about what we can see. The Road Trip will start at the school and include places on the peninsula, Dairy Flat, Silverdale, Millwater and Orewa. The lunch stop will be at Wenderholm Regional Park. Buses will be leaving at 9.30am and returning at 2.30pm
* Cross Country is on Friday 25th August. We will be training each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, running around our local areaat 1150 am. Please bring clothes to run in and running shoes for these days.


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) :-) 


Come and have a look inside our classroom. We have finished our 'Hundertwasser' inspired pastel art. Our bright, interesting and imaginative styles are on display and looking so good! This term we will be working with paint and dye, producing 'tapa' cloth designs. 


Passion Friday activity lists 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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Term 3, week 1

Welcome to B7 - Term 3 2017.

Week One:



Dates for the diary:


* Bikes on Tuesday, after lunch. We are learning how to check for traffic, indicate and pull out at a junction as well as some netball practice
* Hockey practice is on Thursday, after lunch
* Year 6 visit to Whangaparaoa College is on Friday. The bus leaves at 910am and we arrive back at 1040am
* QUEST: Every Tuesday and Wednesday 11am - 11.45am.
* Passion Fridays: All session times are up in the classroom.
* Cross Country is on Friday 25th August


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 wha 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) :-) 


Come and have a look inside our classroom. We have finished our 'Hundertwasser' inspired pastel art. Our bright, interesting and imaginative styles are on display and looking so good! This term we will be working with paint and dye, producing 'tapa' cloth designs. 


Passion Friday activity lists 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, July 1, 2017

Term 2, week 10

Welcome to B7 - Term 2 2017.

Week Ten:



Dates for the diary this week:


* Hockey on Tuesday, block 1.
* Bikes on Thursday, block 2. We are learning how to check for traffic, indicate and pull out at a junction as well as some netball practice
* QUEST: Every Tuesday and Wednesday 11am - 11.45am.
* Passion Fridays: All session times are up in the classroom.


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 wha 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 (and it's only term 2)!


SPELLING:

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

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

This week we are writing a report on something that we have been wondering about (from tornados to alternative energy). 

In maths we are doing a whole class task this week. We are planning an overseas trip to a country of our choice. We have a budget to stick to and we will be researching the costs including hunting for flights, accomodation, insurance and spending money for food and entertainment.

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) :-) 


Come and have a look inside our classroom. We have finished our 'Hundertwasser' inspired pastel art. Our bright, interesting and imaginative styles are on display and looking so good! This term we will be working with paint and dye, producing 'tapa' cloth designs. 


Passion Friday activity lists 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, June 24, 2017

Term 2, week 9

Welcome to B7 - Term 2 2017.

Week Nine:


Dates for the diary this week:


* Hockey on Tuesday, block 3.
* Bikes on Thursday, block 3. We are learning how to check for traffic, indicate and pull out at a junction as well as some netball practice
* VLC assembly on Wednesday, block 3
* QUEST: New times this term. Every Tuesday and Wednesday 11am - 11.45am.
* Passion Fridays: All session times are up in the classroom.


HOMEWORK!!

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.

SPELLING:
This week we have a spelling assessment test on Monday which we will mark and practice our misspelt words through the week.

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

This week we are taking a break from report writing. We are planning and writing on a topic of our choice. We will be making sure that we are showing off using paragraphs, commas, semi colons and other punctuation that we have been learning.


In maths we are back improving our number knowledge and strategy. Most groups are looking at adding, subtracting and multiplying decimals. We are strengthening our knowledge of decimals by looking at fractions and percentages and converting between them. This week we are making paper planes and measuring our distances that they fly. Then we will be using our adding, subtracting and multiplication when we observe the data.

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) :-) 

Come and have a look inside our classroom. We have finished our 'Hundertwasser' inspired pastel art. Our bright, interesting and imaginative styles are on display and looking so good! This term we will be working with paint and dye, producing 'tapa' cloth designs. 

Passion Friday activity lists 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

Term 3 week 5

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