Room 2
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We are very lucky as we have a low teacher to student ratio in the class which means I have more time to spend with individual students lifting achievement​. The classroom is well equipped for e-learing and with a supportive community we are in an excellent position to deliver a meaningful curriculum.

 

Welcome to Term Three, 2017!

 

  

Speeches

 

As you are already aware speeches are well underway in Room Two. The students are writing persuasive speeches this year and were given some options before deciding on their speech topic. Class speeches will take place on Monday, August 28. I look forward to seeing you then. School speeches will held on Wednesday. August 30. A small number of students from Room Two will be involved in this.

 

Soccer

 

Soccer will take place every Wednesday from week 2 to week 6. This is a great opportunity for us to learn some new skills or just help us brush up on our existing ones. With the ground being so wet, it would be a good idea to send some old clothes or a spare pair of shorts for your child to wear when they are playing soccer.

 

Topic

 

Our topic for this term is Animals. So far the students are getting excited and finding out lots of different information about new and interesting animals. This topic will link in with our Pet Day on the last day of term, Friday, September 29.

 

Homework

 

Homework challenges will continue this term. I know that not all students complete these challenges and interest has dwindled as the year has progressed. Below are some options that your child can work on at home.

 

Reading:

 

Students are welcome to take browsing books home from the classroom. I would also encourage students to be thinking about books that interest them that they can choose from the school library. I would suggest that all students read for at least 15 minutes each night.

 

Maths:

 

All students in Room Two have been set up with study ladder accounts and prodigy maths accounts. The logins for these are in your child’s notebook.

 

Spelling:

 

Throughout the week we work on WordLab words. The daily words and chart words are your child’s spelling words for the week.

 

It was great to see you at the three-way interviews. If there is anything that you wish to talk to me about, please to do not hesitate.

 

Kate Bell

 

kbell@mayfieldschool.co.nz