Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Parent Help

Hello
We are looking for more helpers with our sandwich making. We are short on a Tuesday.  If you are able to help out on Tuesday or any other day please contact Paula Brown.
Paula.brown@stfrancischch.school.nz
Thanks again for your continued support.
Paula Brown

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Helping your child at home

Hi everyone

We are looking forward to meeting parents next week to discuss your child's progress.

We are very happy with the enthusiasm for Reading, Writing and Maths in our Hub. We are receiving a lot of feedback saying how enthusiastic the children are in their learning.

It is wonderful to see many of the children writing at home in books and sharing their work with their teachers. This practice your child does at home develops their love of writing and assists their progress. The snap words and essential lists are available for your child to learn. Please don't hesitate to ask your teacher for a copy of any of these.

Maths
http://www.teachertools.co.nz/lessons-and-more/
Here is a link that you are able to view to see how we teach many of our strategies.  Your child may be familiar with it as we use it our Hub.

We are really proud to be growing a Hub of enthusiastic and happy learners.  Thank you for your continued support in this area.

A special thanks to all our wonderful helpers in our Hub. We appreciate all the wonderful parents who assist with making our sandwiches in the morning. Also thanks to Trish and Lou who put away our reading books.

Kakano Hub Teachers

Monday, 11 June 2018

Designers

Many of the children enjoy designing using our magnetic shapes.  This group of children worked together on a computer.  "It is a computer game that the girls made before school this morning. The bottom part is the keyboard and the top is a series of rooms that the player needs to try and get through."

They proudly explained their design features.  Well done girls!

Friday, 8 June 2018

Maker Space Kakano Photos



Our children are very proud of the cars they built and painted in the Maker Space Room.
Thank you to Steve for teaching them how to build them

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Update

Hi everyone

LIFE EDUCATION
We are very much looking forward to our visit from Life Education this coming week.  Our topic is   

What does our body need to stay healthy and happy?
  • Students will explore the ways in which we can contribute to our own health and wellbeing. This includes:  good nutrition, sleep, hygiene, physical exercise, and keeping ourselves safe.
  • The programme is always well received by the children. Please ask your child about what they have learned.

READING ROOM
We would love a few helpers in our bookroom returning readers.  At present we have only one parent assisting with returning reading books and it would lovely to have some more help.  If you are able to help please contact Paula Brown.

BOXES FOR CONSTRUCTION
The children enjoy construction and we would love to have some small boxes (cereal, toothpaste etc) or any other loose parts that children could use for construction.


QUEENS BIRTHDAY
A reminder that we have a long weekend this coming week and our school will be closed on Monday 4 June.

REPORTING/PARENT INTERVIEWS

As outlined in the newsletter the teachers are busy working on Reports and we are looking forward to discussing your child's learning in week 9.  Please book a time online for this. https://www.schoolinterviews.com.au/code?code=tyapm

ASSEMBLY

The teachers and students are continuing to work hard in their new learning environment and are looking forward to sharing some of their learning at our Assembly on Friday15 June at 11am. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Thank you for your continued support. It is lovely to see many of you in the mornings and after school. We feel very fortunate to have such a supportive parent community.

The Kakano Teachers




Thursday, 24 May 2018

What do Scientists do?

On Wednesday we talked about what Scientists do. We practised the process Scientists use when they are investigating answers to questions.