Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Term 1 Week 3

Welcome to Week 3

  • On Monday we had such a fun time at Kelly Sports on Monday, we learnt cricket, touch rugby and ultimate frisbee skills!!  Everyone enjoyed participating - check out the photos!!












We would like to welcome our new students who have started this week and that will be visiting next week!!


  • Our library day is Wednesday.  You would have noticed that your child came home with 2 library books on Wednesday in a red folder.  Please make sure the red folders are put back in the 'library box' by Wednesday of the next week!  (Children are able to issue books for 2 weeks, if they are not returned, fines can occur)!

  • Your child will be bringing home their little reader book in their blue folder, we encourage your child to read this with you at home.  Also in the blue folder is their home learning book where there are some learning balloons and flowers to complete.  This just reiterates what is practised at school.  At the back of the Home Learning books is a reading log where you can fill in what your child has read as well as any comments!

  • CCC - Create, Construct and Connect will be happening every Wednesday.  Recycle materials would be hugely appreciated. Below are some photos of our first 'CCC'.






  • Our letter of the week will be Aa - if you have anything for the alphabet table bring it in.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Week 2

We are absolutely having a blast in Explorers One this week.  We have been getting to know each other, sussing out all of the fun toys in Explorers One as well as being introduced to some big reading books.  Feel free to come in and look at our art work we have been doing.  
Week 2 is just around the corner!  Here is what you will need to know for next week!!!

  • The letter of the week is Oo - feel free to bring something in from home that begins with the letter o and put it on our alphabet table.
  • Our class photos will be on Monday - if you would like a sibling photo please let the office know by Friday.
  • On Monday we will also have a session with the Kelly Sports leaders who will teach us some fundamental skills.
  • On Wednesday we will be using our 'Making Box' for activities, if you have any recycling boxes or milk bottle lids - or anything that would be useful for construction - bring it in!!
Some photos of our week so far!!








Thursday, January 31, 2019

Welcome to Room 22 and 23 for 2019

This is our blog for the year.  You will find everything you need to know as well as links to a variety of websites if your child would like to check out some fun educational games.

First of all, welcome to our classroom.  We hope that everyone has had a lovely Christmas and New Year holiday.

We are looking forward to meeting and getting to know your child. 

Your teachers are Peta Berry and Charlotte Bates, and on a Monday and a Friday you will also meet Suzy O'hara.  We are really looking forward to working together and creating a fun environment.

During the first week, we will be focusing on getting to know everyone and setting up our routines.  

Things coming up:
  • In Week 2 we will be participating in a Kelly Sports programme!
  • Don't forget to bring in a named sunhat for your child!  This is compulsory!
  • Keep a look out for our Term One Newsletter in your child's reading folder - it will be coming home soon with a wealth of information!
  • The bell goes at 8.30 am in the morning where the children are allowed to enter the classroom and our school day starts at 8.45.
If you have any queries or concerns feel free to come and see us or you can send us an email using our addresses below:
Peta Berry - petab@stmartins.school.nz
Charlotte Bates - charlotteb@stmartins.school.nz
Suzy O'hara - suzyo@stmartins.school.nz

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