Friday 17th June – Portfolios go home
Monday 20th June – Return Portfolios to school
Monday 20th June – End of Year Reports Live on the Gateway
Friday 24th June – End of Term 3. School closes at 12pm.
Central Idea: The Earth’s changes affect the activity of living things
The unit is wrapping up as students are sharing what they have learned in their chosen inquiry topics. Some groups have made nonfiction groups and others have read reports or done dramatic performances and dances. The children are taking more of a lead in learning about what they are interested in and these inquiries helps give them the tools to be responsible for their future learning.
To assess student learning we have asked children to think about how their thinking changes as they learn new information. Using phrases like, “I used to think… now I know that…” helps gauge if students are adopting new ideas and correcting former assumptions.
This week has been a review of topics covered over the year to aid in assessments and emphasise topics that needed more time. If you’re looking for ways to include maths skills over the summer, here are some ideas:
- asking for help adding totals when shopping
- reviewing the calendar for summer events and counting remaining days
- make a daily schedule
- estimate how many items might fit in a jar
- go for a walk and look for shapes
- look for patterns in nature while on a hike
- collect random items from around the house to sort by child created criteria, then regroup by new criteria
Getting ready for Year 2! We have been looking into the different ways that we make the long e sound, as in sheep. The four main ways listed below compose the first group of phonemes that classes will study next year. Long vowel sounds can be tricky for young readers and writers, as they involve letters that often make other sounds, so they might be worth some practice over the summer.
1H – Jayla Chung
1G – Emma Ho
1F – Kiri Toraiwa
Mandarin – Veda Yeung (1G)