Tiakitanga (Guardianship) – Team 4
Term 2 2018 Newsletter

Dear Parents,
We are set to go for another busy and exciting term!
We are calling our topic this term “Out of this World”. We will be starting the term with some science experiments.
This will take us to Science Week in week 3. During that week we hope that the children can share some of the science activities that they have done for homework. Leading up to Matariki (week 7) the children will be investigating aspects of space.

Other Subjects.
P.E.
Winter games, large ball skills, cross country running, Kiwisport (badminton).
Language
Much of this will be in connection with what we are doing or have done – persuasive writing, recounts (cross country), creative writing, factual writing, explanations and procedural writing (science).
Mathematics
Our main focus is multiplication and division. We will also be covering aspects of geometry and measurement. The development of number knowledge continues all the time. Please support this area by helping your child to learn their basic facts and encourage them to use Mathletics.

Homework
A new sheet will come home each week. It will have some basic facts activities and notices about Team and School events.

Remember we send out the homework sheets on Friday to be collected the following Thursday. Please go through your child’s efforts with them and mark and acknowledge what they have done.

Term 2 Events
14th – 18th May Science Week
28th May Spellathon sheets home
8th June School Cross Country
12th June Spellathon Testing
22nd June Team 4 Assembly
25th June Cluster cross country
27th June Mid-year reports home

Team 4 teachers
Mary Harrison, Brian Halkyard, Lyn Peters, Tracey Poulter