Monday, 6 February 2017

Class of 2017

Here is some information for your child's first week back.

Please find your child’s homework book in their book bag. You will find a weekly reading log. Please read the book with your child and tick the relevant box. Thank you

Children will receive a new reading book or poem every day Monday to Thursday, with most often a poem on Friday.

Please ensure your child reads each night or before they come to school  the next day. Or you may read to them.

Reading books need to be returned each day in your child’s book bag. I will leave these books in their book bags for two weeks, as young children love (and learn by) re-reading  familiar books.

Our spelling programme will continue with learning to write/ spell high frequency words at your child’s reading level.

As we go along you will receive information on how to help your child learn to read, write and spell.

The children will learn about school routines and rules at school. They will also learn how to make and keep  new friends.

We start the term  with communicating and learning lots of things about ourselves and the way we learn. After that we will learn all about water (the water cycle) and water safety.

The New Zealand Curriculum has identified five key competencies. They are about knowledge, skills and attitudes that people use to live, learn, work, and contribute as active members of their communities. These key competency are Thinking; Using language, symbols and texts; Managing self;  Relating to others; Participating and contributing. Managing Self will have a special focus this term in Room 1. 
Self Management in Room 1: Please make up a little list with your child to ensure they bring the following items to school daily: book bag, home work book, togs and towel and a water bottle.
Also library books on Tuesdays, as Tuesday will be our school library day. Children are allowed to take out two books and keep them until the following Tuesday.

Looking forward to working together well to ensure happy learners in Room 1.

I hope I haven’t forgotten anything!J Please feel free to write little notices in the homework book and do not hesitate to contact me if you have a query.

Do keep an eye on this blog.


Any messages or feedback on the blog are really appreciated!

Ka kite ano, kind regards, Gertie.



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