Sunday, 1 May 2016

Welcome to Term 2

Welcome back to School!

This term we have a lot of exciting activities and experiences planned, including a trip........

Our focus this term is on Culture and Identity. The middle syndicate will be exploring this through myths and legends and how these shape cultures. We will be doing lots of creative writing and possibly even some drama based on the Myths and Legends we read!

Our science focus ties into this nicely as we will be looking at our identity as humans and how we perceive the world through our 5 senses. We will also be doing a small unit on astronomy for Matariki!

A reminder of homework expectations:
Each student is expected to do the following activities each day:

  • Read independently for at least 20-30 mins from a book that is suitable for their reading level
  • Practise Math basic facts - this includes multiplication, addition, subtraction, and division facts. This can be done in a number of ways including simple fact repetition, creating a math grid, or by using studyladder and sumdog to practice. Year 6 children are expected to know addition and subtraction facts to 20, Multiplication facts up to 10x10 (at least), and division facts of 2, 5, and 10 (at least). 
In addition to these activities, there are bonus Math maintenance activities posted to this blog each week. They have a range of contexts and a variety of levels to choose from. The answers are at the bottom of the page so they can be self marked as well.

From time to time I may post other activities of interest based on learning in class.

Here's to a successful Term 2!

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