Sunday, 15 October 2017

Weekly Update


'Together we inspire learning'

Week One

Goodness - it really is Term 4 already!
This term we need to remember a hat to protect ourselves at playtimes. If we don’t have a hat we have to stay in the shade.

Maths – This week we will be beginning some outdoor maths activities along with our friends next door in B1. Tessellating patterns will also be something we will be looking at and doing some practical work on.
There will also be plenty of number work while doing our daily calendar maths.
Reading – We will continue our reading programme as usual and will concentrate on the use of punctuation in books. We need to stop at full stops and take a breath.


Word work – We will be looking at the digraph sound made by ‘er’. Our class poem for this week is ‘Patterns’ which contains the ‘er’ sound.



Inquiry – Our inquiry this term is ‘sustainability’. The whole school will be studying this. We will be doing a class brainstorm on how we can use less paper in the classroom.



Writing -  We have been looking at how we use full stops and capital letters again this week – continuing from the end of last term.


Te Reo Maori – We will be with B1 again this week and looking at a new Maori myth or legend. I wonder which one it will be this time?





School Values – ORCA – The symbol of the orca is very important to Whangaparaoa School and is carried with us everywhere, every day on our uniform.

Each letter of the ORCA stands for a different value:
O – Ownership
R – Respect
C – Collaborate
A – Achieve
We continue looking at these values and how we can take them on board in our classroom.

Home books – Please continue to read and learn your spellings at home. Please try to remember to bring in your home books every day, thank you.


Library day is Tuesday

Sharing news is on Monday and Friday

Remember your hat!

Many thanks for your continued support.


Libby, Simone and the children of B2

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Weekly Update


'Together we inspire learning'

Week Ten

Wow! The final week is here and we are getting ready for our Culture and Arts Festival on Thursday. 
Hopefully, the following information will help you to know where to take your child and where to pick them up after the show.
Tuesday - Run through in the hall for all performers
Wednesday - Full dress rehearsal; all non-performers make up the audience for this
Thursday - Matinee performance at 1 pm and evening performance at 6.30pm

Tickets: are $2/person/seat and are available in the library Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday or until sold out. 

We ask that if you really have to leave early that you leave at intermission.


Please deliver your performer to the classroom no later than 6 pm. They may bring snacks and something to occupy themselves with, if they wish. However, there will be movies on and drawing things in the rooms.

Please do not bring electronic devices.

L5 – Junior Choir – if any choir members are in other Peaches and Pickles performances they will be taken to the following rooms after the Choir have sung to wait for their next performance:

L2 – Junior Ballet

L3 - Junior Jazz

L4 – Junior Hip Hop

If your child is not in Junior Choir they will need to go straight to these rooms and not to L5 at 6pm.


Please pick your child up from these rooms after the performances.
Have a great holiday!

Remember in Term 4 we do need to wear hats outside.

Library day is Tuesday

Sharing news is on Monday and Friday

Many thanks for your continued support.

Libby, Simone and the children of B2