Saturday, 22 July 2017

Takahe Term 3 Newsletter

Wesley Primary School: Takahe Team Newsletter Term 3
Room 7, Room 8 and Room 9
Kia ora, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Talofa lava,
Fakalofa Lahi atu, Bula vinaka, Hello, Namaste
We are delighted to welcome Brya Lister to the Takahe team and Wesley
Community. She will be teaching New Entrants and Year 1 students in Room 7.
Dates to remember this term
Friday 28 July: Room 9 Assembly 1:45pm in the hall.
31 July - 4 August: Cook Island Language Week
Thursday 3 August: Talanoa Ako Student Conferences: We have our learner led sharing evening. Please ensure to book in a time to come and hear your child talk about their learning.
Friday 11 August: Room 8 Assembly 1:45pm in the hall.
Tuesday 22 August: Auckland Botanical Gardens trip
Friday 25 August: Room 7 Assembly 1:45pm in the hall.
4 September - 8 September: Tongan Language Week
Thursday 7 September: Reading Curriculum Evening 5:30-6:30pm.
18-29 September: FireWise Programme
Our Learning this term
Inquiry learning: Our focus this term is Sustainability and Technology. We will be re-using recycled materials to design ideas for helping our school environment.  As a part of our inquiry, the Takahe team will be visiting the Auckland Botanical Gardens.
Oral Language: Our focus is on learning new vocabulary for our Inquiry learning.
Written Language:  We will be learning to start our sentences using interesting words and write using words from our word wall. We will be re-reading our sentences to check they make sense. Students will also be focusing on including descriptive words and punctuation into their sentences.
Reading: The students will be reading everyday at school.  They will come home with reading books, word lists and some students will have Jolly Phonics to practise everyday.
Numeracy: Our focus this term is on basic knowledge building. We will be using Mathematics language
to talk about the strategies we are learning to use to solve Mathematical problems.
Statistics: Our focus this term is probability. The students will learn to predict the possible outcomes of events.
They will be using everyday language, such as the words; likely, unlikely or maybe to describe the l
ikelihood of an event happening.

Always remember to visit our class blogs to see what we are learning.
Click on the links below-
Room 7: this will be available shortly.
The Takahe Team: Mrs Alluri, Miss Grigg, Miss Lister and Miss Edwards

Wesley Primary now has an app which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. Links to these can be found at the bottom of our school website. On the app you can keep up to date with school events, visit our blogs and contact the office for absences (and many other things). We also have a Wesley Primary Facebook page. You can visit this site and leave us a comment or check for any notices or announcements. Just search for us on Facebook.

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