Kia Ora, Talofa Lava and Welcome to Room 5.
Students in Room 5 have begun the term with zest, enthusiasm and a focused attitude which is a sure sign of their determination to achieve excellence across all areas of school life. It’s a privilege to teach this class of 19 students who bring along with them their amazing personalities and talents.
Learning topics for this term:
Reading – The main focus will be on developing comprehension strategies and skills to frame and answer different types of questions mainly, inferential and evaluative types using evidence from the text. Reading Fables from around the world will be introduced and linked with written language.
Writing – Narrative text will form part of our e-asTTle writing assessment. However other text type’s structure and language features will continue to be embed through class ARANUI-Inquiry Learning. Students have a preference for creative writing which will be further enhanced throughout the year.
Maths – PRIME Maths programme will continue with a focus on building mathematical knowledge and skills. Basic facts will be a huge focus especially quick recall of times tables facts.
Aranui – Our rich idea for Inquiry learning is based around ‘Imagination’. Students have framed their ‘Wonder Wall’ questions/statements to inquire around the rich idea.
PE – Along with regular fitness students will be involved games related to team work. Jump Jam fitness programme will be re-introduced.
Religious Education – Week One, students will reflect on the Easter Liturgy. Teaching and learning about the Holy Spirit Strand with a focus on developing an understanding of how the Holy Spirit empowered Jesus in His Ministry. This will be linked how the Holy Spirit empowers us in our daily life. Our mission and service is built around serving those less fortunate than us. Supporting Red Cross and CARITAS along with Cancer Society will continue.
Homework – Home Learning Tasks will be given from Monday to Thursday. Each day will focus on a specific curriculum area ranging from Religious Education, Literacy, Mathematics and ARANUI. Daily reading and learning of times tables facts is highly recommended especially as students move to Intermediate and secondary school.
Check out what’s been happening in our classroom by clicking the link that leads to our blog; Room 5 blog.