Room 4

Kia ora and welcome to Room 4. We are a class of 16 learners who show strength, courage and determination to be positive role models who live and encourage the values of St Josephs’ Catholic School.

Learning topics for this term:

Reading – Daily 5 programme where we have the freedom to choose what we read during class and what we take home to read.

We are working on:

  • making connections as we read to help us understand the text
  • scanning for key vocabulary before reading
  • selecting appropriate text to read independently

Writing – We will continue to work on our Daily 5 programme. The Daily 5 gives us the choice to negotiate with our teacher and continue writing instead of moving to our next activity. It also gives us the opportunity to work on developing our knowledge of ‘how words work’ through our ‘Word Works Activities’

We are working on:

  • writing a personal narrative
  • writing to show rather than tell
  • using dialogue in our story
  • using interesting words that include nouns, adjectives and verbs

Maths – This term we start on our new school wide math programme ‘PRIME’. Our math strands for this term include Number, Algebra and Measurement. We will look at numbers to 1000, addition and subtraction and length.

Religious Education – This term we will develop our knowledge and understanding of Prayer, we are learning to ‘Proclaim a Prayer of the Faithful’. The Jesus Strand will see us explore and develop an understanding of how ‘Jesus came to show People how to Live and Lead them to God’. During ‘Lent’ we will learn about how ‘Lent is a Season for Turning Back to God’.

Aranui – Our rich topic for this term is ‘Identity’ where we will learn about ourselves and Maori Culture by asking ourselves these questions ‘What makes me unique? How do we embrace unity and diversity? How do I know God loves me? We will also work on our value for this term which is ‘Respect’ by showing what it means to ‘make room for all’.

PE – This term PE includes fitness, Swimming and Dance.

ART – We will explore the use of mixed media to create a collage reflecting aspects of Maori culture.

Homework

In Room 4 it is an expectation that we read to someone at home on a daily basis. We take home a book that we have selected as part of the Daily 5 Reading and Writing programme. Any work that we do not complete during school time is taken home and returned to school the following day. On Fridays we take home our notebook so that we can get a head start on recalling our multiplication or division facts, we may even have a mixture of basic facts to learn for the week.

 

See what’s been happening in Room 4 by clicking on this link that leads to our blog; Room 4 Blog