Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Totara Team 4 – Term 4 week 2 ending 27 October 2017

Hello Parents and Caregivers, here we are already in Week 2!
We have started the term with our wonderful Book Bonanza.  We all thoroughly enjoyed the Grandparents and Special Friends’ Assembly, especially having us perform again!  We’ve had lots of book activities and are finishing off this Friday with our House Activities Morning and optional dress up and Book Bonanza Buddy reading picnic on the top court (if the weather is fine) at 12.15pm.  Parents you are most welcome to join us.  Children please come dressed as your favourite book character for some fun!
Learning in Totara
Reading
We are focusing on identifying the author’s purpose.  Whether the text is to persuade, inform or entertain (PIE).  Next we will evaluate and respond to texts.  The children will give their opinions and explain why they liked a text, or what they didn’t like and how it could be improved.

Writing
Speeches are our next focus.  We will ask the winners of the Year 5 and 6 to come down and inspire us with speeches.  We will aim to write 1.5-2 minute speeches to share with one another.

Maths
We have been working hard on decimals and fractions and are now coming to the end.  Next we will focus on multiplication and division strategies.  Please remind your children to practise their times tables at home so they have quick recall and also keep using Mathletics at home as well.

Reminders
Kelmarna Garden odd weeks, starting Week 3.  Steph=11.30-12.30, Trish=1.30-2.30
Hats to be worn outside Term 4 and Term 1.
Children should not be at school before 8.20am unless for sports practise.
Check out the pictures of our activities…
Regards

Steph & Trish

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