Rata

Teacher: Lisa Fell

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Term Letter

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30 April 2018

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Room Rata

Welcome back to Term 2, 2018! I hope you had a great break with family and friends. Rata is very lucky this term as we will be having student teacher, Samantha Mules, who is in her third year at AUT for the first 5 weeks. I welcome her to our class and know she will enjoy her time at Kaharoa.

The Key Competencies that we will focus on this term are Thinking and Communicator..

Thinking and reflecting are very important skills and will be a focus for the whole year, and a successful communicator can confidently and clearly communicate, interpret and respond to messages.

Our Cornerstone Value this term is Honesty and Truthfulness. This is about telling the truth, not lying, cheating, stealing or being unfair.

Last term Rata and Rimu crossed over for Maths. It worked really well and we are going to continue to do this. Our intentions were to do the same for Reading, however, we have decided that students will remain with their own teacher for both Reading and Writing. We are hoping to work together at times for topic.

As I have mentioned, in maths we will continue to cross over the classes. We will start with Addition and Subtraction. Following this unit, we will be doing a unit on Shapes and Solids. We will continue to use Maths Whizz for short bursts of time in our rotations.

Reading will focus on reading fluency, accuracy and comprehension. Students have been tested and grouped accordingly. Groups will read with the teacher while the rest of the class will be doing various literacy activities. We will continue to use The Daily 5 programme during this time. We will be reading a both school journals and novels.

To begin with in writing, students will write recounts about their holidays. After this, writing will link with our topic and will cover many different styles of writing. A key focus in writing will be making changes to writing to make it better, and proofreading and editing.

Communication will be the big idea for our topic this term. We will be looking at effective communication, and communication throughout the years.

With regards to homework- Students are expected to read daily. There are maths sheets in class that students can take home. I am encouraging students to take these independently, however, if I see a need, I will send maths home for students to practise. For those students who opted into the Homework Challenge, remember these challenges need to be completed then shown to me so I can sign them off.

We will be continue learning about and using Google Drive in class for some of our learning. This is accessible from anywhere as long as you have internet and a device.

If you have any queries, please feel free to email me .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or phone the office to arrange a time to meet.

Warmest Regards,

Lisa Fell


Learning Resources

http://www.readingrockets.org/article/how-parents-can-support-common-core-reading-standardshttps://www.studyladder.co.nz/
http://kiwikidsnews.co.nz/