Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Kian's trip to Germany

Kian and Angelia are off to Germany from September 22nd until October 30th.

This map of Germany has many places labelled. 
We wonder how many of these, Kian and Angelia will visit?

Monday, 25 May 2015

Home Learning Task Week 6

Kiwi Team Home Learning - Weeks 5 - 6, Term 2

Your time to rhyme!

There aren’t many authors who have new books published when they are more than a hundred years old - but they’re not Dr Seuss. We are setting you a poetry challenge. Here it is, conveniently set to rhyme:

It’s too cold to bask,
It’s too wet to play,
so we have set you a task
on this cold, cold grey day.
Please write us a rhyme,
it doesn’t have to be long,
or take much of your time.
You can’t get it wrong!

It’s as simple as that! Just remember, Dr Seuss is famous for revolutionising children’s literature by using a limited selection of easy words. The Cat in the Hat only uses 220 different words throughout the whole book - and none of them are more than five letters long except for the word “SHOULD”.

If you’re lost for ideas, how about starting from the title of the new Dr Seuss book - What Pet Should I Get? Or you can look for inspiration from your favourite Dr Seuss story, whether it’s Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish or How the Grinch Stole Christmas! So do get rhyming!

Due: Tuesday 2nd June (After Queen’s Birthday Weekend)

Home Sharing Term 2 Week 6

Original   Kōwhai
Nikau / Kowhai Home Sharing
Term 2 Week Six
Monday 25th May

Dear Parents and Caregivers,
At the end of this week we will be testing the students on 25 random words from their list, to see how they’re progressing.
Each Friday our team will be having a sports rotation - 10.00 - 11.00am. The sports are: handball, soccer, rippa, tapuwae and dance. Please ensure your child / children come suitably prepared with appropriate clothing.
Each Wednesday afternoon, beginning this week, we’ll be having a team Music rotation which will include: GarageBand, Styles of Music, Orchestra, Ukulele and Singing. Feel free to join us if you have expertise in any of these areas.
Basic Facts are an integral part of our Maths programme and we have a regular testing time for these. Please continue learning these times tables in this order:
2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 4x, 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x
Maths Websites
Your child has a password that enables them to work on activities in Studyladder.
Everyone should have a Library book that they can read at home for at least 20 minutes each night. Monday and Tuesday are our Library days here at school. We would like each child to have a book to read at home and one they can keep in their tray at school for “Reading” time.
Have a great week.
Class Blogs:
These are up and running!! We’d love your comments and feedback on what we’re up to.
At this stage, the class blogs are not linked to the Wainui Website.

These little critters are about again!!! Please check your child’s hair frequently for signs of unwanted activity.

Kind regards,
Wendy Taylor: wtaylor@wainui.school.nz   
Halena Howard:  hhoward@wainui.school.nz  

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Monday 25th May

Original   Kōwhai
Nikau / Kowhai
Term 2 Week Six
Monday 25th May

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We are really focussing on descriptive writing this week and on Thursday we'll be administering a writing sample which will be moderated across classes and teachers. This is to ensure we're marking our writing with more consistency across the school.
Today's writing was based around a picture of a pukeko.
Ask your child to explain what they focussed on with their brainstorm - before they started writing.

Museum Trip

Just an advance note: we're planning a visit to the Auckland Museum on Tuesday 23rd June where the topic of interest will be: "Entomology: Examining the living world". More details will follow shortly.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Monday 18th May


Monday 18th May
Every week we'll try and add something new to our blog.
This week I've added the week's spelling lists, so children can practise ready for their list test on Friday.

We also have our first Rippa Tournament coming up on Thursday.
Our Year 3-4 Rippa Team is  - Jack Beaumont, Jake Glasgow, Ali Campbell, Celeste Hamilton-Dowling, Ty Browne-Hale, Tobey Hooper-Nicholls, Hanno Meissenheimer, Michele Kemp, Grayce Brothers, Gabby Minton, Tommy Rossiter, Ashton Fairhurst, Lucas Keller and Isabel Bouzaid.
Good luck for the tournament.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Monday 11th May 2015

Welcome to our first post as Nikau Class. 
This is where we will share the work we're doing in class and inform you all of events and curriculum activities that are coming up.
We read a great story today - ' Te Namu - the Nuisance Fly'. Ask your child to tell you about the Life Cycle of a sandfly.