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WEEK 1, TERM 3

MATHS-Fractions and Decimals this term. 

Writing-Report writing and a focus on punctuation and grammar.

Reading-Around the World Reading. We are visiting every continent with our reading tasks.

Art-TBC

PE-Cross Country training and winter sports.

Maori-Taiaha, poi, ti rakau, introductions





Week 11

Maths-Number-word problems using division and multiplication
Statistics-probability

Writing-English Skills/Personal Inquiries

Spelling-skills

Reading -Graphic Organisers

Art-personal inquiry posters

PE-rugby skills/basketball/netball

Maori-ti rakau/proverbs





Week 9

Maths-Number-Division(word problems)
Statistics-Probability

Writing-English skills/Game of Awesome

Spelling-Tahi, Rua, Toru-'sh'words
Wha-Extension-'un' words

Reading-Graphic Organisers/inferencing

Art-Calendar Art/Koru art

PE-basketball skills/hockey/rugby

Inquiry-personal inquiry

Maori-Ms Giffin's lesson-maori place names



Week 8

Maths-Number-Division(word problems)
Statistics-Probability

Writing-Haiku poetry based around Matariki
Skills-Apostrophes/Conjunctions

Spelling-Matariki focus

Reading-Graphic organisers, inferencing

Art-Calendar art-Kiwiana 

PE-Basketball, hockey

Maori-poi, ti rakau, Ms Giffin in to teach some more Te Reo!


Week 7

Please make a point of checking hair for lice this week. We are having such a problem with this in M4.

Maths-Number-Division
Statistics-Probability

Writing-Metaphors and Spoonerisms

Spelling-Tahi, Rua, Toru-Spoonerisms
Wha(Extension)- Tautology

Reading-Graphic organisers

Art-Matariki

PE-Basketball and Hockey skills

Maori-ti rakau sticks and correct pronunciation of maori place names.


Week 6

Maths-Number-Division
Statistics-Probability

Writing-Metaphors

Spelling-Tahi, Rua, Toru, Extension-Adjectives

Reading-Testing

Art-We have nearly all completed our tapa cloth paintings. Come in and check them out sometimeπŸ‘

PE-Soccer skills...we have formed a soccer team and we hope to play VLC Team Shearer this Thursday(and beat them!).

Maori-poi and ti rakau. Introducing yourself in Te Reo. 


Week 5

Maths-Multiplication/ Division. 
Measurement-We are making bread this week. Yum!

Writing-Instructions on how to play your favourite game.


Spelling-Tahi, Rua, Toru-memory tricks
Wha(Extension)-Memory tricks
Spelling Skills-What is a conclusion?
Common nouns/question sentences

Reading-Comprehension and Inferencing.

Art-continuing Tapa cloth 

PE-soccer skills and basketball. 

Maths-ti rakau skills, poi, haka.








Week 4, Term 2

This week we are continuing to get ready for our Learning Celebrations. Many of the students is M4 know their Pepeha off by heart! They are ready to show you their achievements and their goals.

Maths-Multiplication and problem solving tasks.
Measurement is all about weight and balancing...chocolate!

Writing-M4 are enjoying writing their own stories at the moment. We certainly have some comedians in our classπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ and some clever writers.

Spelling-Tahi, Rua and Tory groups-soft ge, gi and gy words.
Extension spellers-spelling 'bug bears.'

Reading-A focus on making inferences from the text.

Art-Continuing our tapa cloths.

PE-Soccer and basketball skills. Running or fast paced walking for fitness.

Maori-Ti rakau sticks and Pepeha.




Week 3, Term 2

This week we are preparing for our Learning Celebration afternoon/evening. Please make sure you have booked a time to come in and enjoy these. M4 have been working hard to record their achievements and goals so they can share them with you.

Maths-Timestables and multiplication strategies, using calculators, problem solving tasks.

Spelling Skills-
Tahi, Rua, Toru groups-soft c sound words
Wha(Extension spellers)-psy words

Writing-Learning Celebration goals. Some free writing time(this is a favourite).

Reading-Inferencing.

PE-Rugby Skills, Basketball skills.





Week 2, Term 2

Maths-Timestables. A huge blitz on recall and speed.
Multiplication strategies. ...including decimals.

Writing-Instructions-how to have a great day😎.

Reading-Comprehension 
skills and making inferences.

Spelling Skills-
Tahi, Rua and Toru-i before e except after c.
Extension Group Wha-words of greek origin, ph.

Inquiry-Experiment time Introducing our Science unit-CHANGE.







Week 1 Term 2

Welcome to Term 2πŸ‘

How exciting...our new furniture has arrived and we had our first day using it. I will post some photos this week.

Learning this week-
Maths-multiplication and division, setting goals, measurement...weight and mass.
Writing-Explanation writing and writing instructions.
Reading-Inferencing and comprehension strategies. Reading goals.
PE-Today we did the Beep test to get a benchmark of our fitness level. Well done Isaac and Lucas-Level 10!
Inquiry-CHANGE with a science focus.
Art-tapa making
Spelling-spelling rule i before e, patterns of greek origin ph






Week 11

Maths-
Maths Makers/Skill Geeks-multiplication madness! Rich tasks using multiplication.
Chunky Fractions-Problem solving comparing the price of living in San Francisco and Las Vegas...is it cheaper to work in LV and commute to SF? Ask the Chunky Fractions.

Reading-finishing off our chapter book studies.

Writing-An octopoem. Some Anzac Day diary writing.

Notices-Waterwise this week is on Wednesday, 9.20-10.30, Manly Beach. Please come down and help if you are available. Hopefully the weather is FABULOUS🌞.   
WATERWISE CANCELLED

Thursday-to celebrate our novel study on Holes, by Louis Sachar, we are viewing the movie. We will be having a shared morning tea so if everyone brings a plate of food to share and enjoy it would be appreciated.




Week 10

Maths-This week we will focus...again.... on subtraction strategies using whole numbers and decimal numbers.

Writing-Autumn Poetry and publishing, Slice of Life Tuesday, a recount sample.

Reading-our focus this week is on comprehension skills. 

Notices for this week-Waterwise is next week, April 12th, 9.20-10.30am. 


Week 9

Maths-focus this week is on subtraction strategies using whole numbers and decimal numbers.

Writing-We are continuing to write Game of Awesome narratives and Tuesday is Slice of Life writing. Our word work and spelling focus is using plurals.

Reading-All students in M4 are currently reading a chapter book in class and working on an author study.

Notices for the week-
Waterwise this Wednesday, 12.00-1.00pm. Hopefully we will get some keen parents again. 

Isaac represents WGP on Thursday at the Interschools swimming championships. We are so proud of you, Isaac!


Week 8

Maths-This week the learning focus is knowing whether to use addition(2 digit, 3 digit, decimals) or subtraction strategies when solving equations. We are solving them on paper(well, using our cool new whiteboard moon table), and also trying to solve them in our heads. 

Writing We are continuing our Slice of Life stories. We also started Game of Awesome writing....ask the students about this. Plenty of fabulous ideas so far! Another exciting opportunity we have for our literacy this week is to write letters to Oliver's uncle and his students in the Himalayas. Uncle Duncan is volunteering there for another three weeks so we need to get cracking and get them sent. We will share with his students about life and school in NZ and compare information we learn from them.

Reading-This week we have started our author studies based on our chapter books.

Notices for the week-You need your Waterwise gear for Wednesday morning. Please remind your parents if they have offered to help that we start at the earlier time of 9.20am. You can wear your togs under your uniform.

Friday-bring your bike or scooter if you like. We are booked in to use the bike track at 11am with T1. There will be school bikes and helmets to borrow.





Week 7

Welcome to our new Learning Assistant, Marnie MacDonald.
Marnie will be working in M3 and M4 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9-12.30. 

Marnie will work alongside the students and help with their learning. It is awesome to have herπŸ‘.

Devices-Please remember to charge your device before you come to school. This is important.

Tuesday-Togs.....goggles....towels. Last swimming lesson at the Leisure Centre-10.40-11.10. 🏊

Thursday-Library-10-10.40. Remember your books. You should all have three books. One chapter book, one non-fiction book and one book of your choice.πŸ“™πŸ“˜πŸ“—

Friday-Passion Fridays continue....remember your gear.

I  look forward to having a fabulous week with you, M4. 


WRITING-Today during writing time we belly laughed. Nate and Josh had us laughing like hyenas!...Well, if hyenas laughed. Watch out tomorrow for our new Slice of Life writing.

Congratulations to Em and Josh for being selected this week.πŸ”†πŸ”†


READING-We are still reading HOLES. Our Reading is based around this novel at the moment. The activities include tasks based on making inferences from the text.

Maths-
Number-Addition and Subtraction strategies and in Statistics we are learning how to make a stem and leaf graph and analysing data on pie graphs. 

Inquiry-COMMUNITY
This week we are looking at THE SNEETCHES(Dr Seuss)....here is a little taste of some of the questions we will be thinking about and working collaboratively to answer..
Why do the Star-Belly Sneetches believe they are better than the Plain-Belly Sneetches?
What would happen if the Plain-Belly Sneetches decided stars were bad and plain bellies were the best? 






Week 5-this week in M4

Monday-
Waterfight!
PAT Listening Comprehension

Tuesday-
Swimming at the Leisure Centre- 1.30-2.30

Wednesday-
PAT-Punctuation and Grammar
Library at 10.00-10.40
Bike track Opening at 2.20pm on the field outside B block

Thursday-
PAT -Maths
Waterwise-10.30-11.30

Friday-
PAT-Reading Vocabulary
Gala mufti day-girls bring sweet foods, boys bring savoury foods. 

Week 6....
BUSY!

Monday-Last PAT test. 

Tuesday-Swimming at the Leisure Centre.

Thursday-Swimming Sports

Friday-Passion Fridays begin

Saturday-Gala Day!πŸ‘ Let's hope it is sunny.

Here is Ava RoseπŸ’—









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