Rata

Teacher: Lisa Fell

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Term Letter

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15th October 2018

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Room Rata

Welcome back to Term 4, 2018! I hope you enjoyed the break with family and friends and are ready for a fun, busy last term!

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

Thinking and reflecting are very important skills and have been a focus for the whole year, and Friendly involves being a team player and being kind, caring, respectful and cooperative.

Our Cornerstone Value this term is Kindness- ‘Willingness to help, show concern for and be friendly to others.’ This means being a friend.

For maths we will continue to cross over the classes. Our main focus this term is fractions and decimals. We will continue to use Maths Whizz, however, this may not be during our crossover maths rotations, but during class time.

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 both school journals, levelled readers and novels.

To begin with in writing, students will be writing recounts. We will then move onto Pick a Path writing later in the term followed by a mix of writing around Hybrid Animals. A key focus in writing will be making changes to writing to make it better, and proofreading and editing.

Topic this term is based around the school wide key competency focus of Friendly. This ties in nicely with our Cornerstone Value, Kindness. Our focus will be on teamwork and cooperation. We will be completing fun team building challenges and learning to cooperate with everyone to achieve goals.

For Physical Education this term we will be taking part in the Go 4 It programme every Monday. We will also be focusing on Athletics for the first part of the term, followed by summer sports such as cricket and touch.

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/