Junior Discovery


Discovery Two Term 4 Newsletter

 

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Welcome to the start of what is set to be another fun and busy term in Discovery 2.  We hope you and your family have had a lovely break.  

Term 4 is ten weeks long and the last day of school is Friday 16 December.

What’s on this term in Discovery 2?

In our first four to five weeks we will be continuing with the Kia kaha programme started in term 3. This has a focus on developing children’s understanding of the different types of bullying that they might encounter and providing strategies they can use if they are being bullied or they see bullying happening. For this learning the Year 3 and Year 4 children are split into their specific year levels to ensure they receive learning appropriate to their age. This programme was developed by the New Zealand Police and has been part of schools Health and Physical Education programmes across the country.

Teachers – Both Bernard Butler and Scott Johnson will be teaching the Year 3 and 4 students.  On some Mondays and every Wednesday, Carol Carlson will also be teaching these children. We will start each day together and then break off at different times during the day into specific learning groups.  

Swimming – We will be swimming towards the end of this term.  We will let you know sooner to the time as to when this will start.

Tabloids – On Friday 28 October we will hold the annual inter school junior Tabloids at Te Uku school. Look out for more information coming soon about this fun day.

Athletics – We will start practicing a range of athletics skills over the next few weeks which will lead up to our school athletics day. Some children will be selected to attend the interschool athletics later in the term.

Footwear – As we plan to get out and about around the school each day, it is important that your child has something to put on their feet.  The hard surfaces get very hot by the afternoons and the field sometimes has prickles!

Hats – Term 4 all children are required to wear the school hat. If you need to purchase a hat, they can be bought from the office.

There will be other events that are school wide, and the weekly school newsletter will provide you with more information about these closer to the time.

Please feel free to come and see either of us if you have any questions.  You can email us if that is easier.

Kind regards

Bernard, Scott and Carol

bernardb@teuku.school.nz

scottj@teuku.school.nz
carolc@teuku.school.nz

 

own water bottle at school. They are able to have a drink from their bottle at any time throughout the day. 

Magazines/Newspapers:  If you have any old magazines and newspapers that you do not need we would appreciate them for some learning activities we have planned.

Year 4 Parent/Teacher Interviews:  Have you booked your interview? These are taking place on: 

Tuesday 9th August (3:30 to 5:15PM

Thursday 11th August (3:30 to 7:45PM)

Regards,

Scott Johnson and Bernard Butler

scottj@teuku.school.nz

bernardb@teuku.school.nz

 

 

Notices

Week 1 25 July

 

Learning the Times Tables

This term there will be a bit focus on learning and being able to recall the times tables.

 

Year 3 children need to be learning the 2 x , 5 x and 10 x

Year 4 children need to be learning the 2 x, 3 x, 4 x, 5 x, and 10 x

Please come and ask us if you would like some ideas for how these can be learnt at home.

Rote learning these is still all good to be doing! There are some catchy songs on the internet for this. Using the tables in everyday practical situations is great as well. e.g. I have two rows of eggs. In each row there are 3 eggs. How many eggs do I have altogether. 

Notice - maths

Dragon Maths - week starting Monday 31 October - measurement

 

Book 1: pages 73, 74, 75

Book 2: pages 76, 77, 78

 

Discovery 2 Term 4 Newsletter


Discovery 2

Term 4 Newsletter

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Welcome to the start of what is set to be another fun and busy term in Discovery 2.  We hope you and your family have had a lovely break.  

Term 4 is ten weeks long and the last day of school is Friday 16 December.

What’s on this term in Discovery 2?

In our first four to five weeks we will be continuing with the Kia kaha programme started in term 3. This has a focus on developing children’s understanding of the different types of bullying that they might encounter and providing strategies they can use if they are being bullied or they see bullying happening. For this learning the Year 3 and Year 4 children are split into their specific year levels to ensure they receive learning appropriate to their age. This programme was developed by the New Zealand Police and has been part of schools Health and Physical Education programmes across the country.

Teachers – Both Bernard Butler and Scott Johnson will be teaching the Year 3 and 4 students.  On some Mondays and every Wednesday, Carol Carlson will also be teaching these children. We will start each day together and then break off at different times during the day into specific learning groups.  

Swimming – We will be swimming towards the end of this term.  We will let you know sooner to the time as to when this will start.

Tabloids – On Friday 28 October we will hold the annual inter school junior Tabloids at Te Uku school. Look out for more information coming soon about this fun day.

Athletics – We will start practicing a range of athletics skills over the next few weeks which will lead up to our school athletics day. Some children will be selected to attend the interschool athletics later in the term.

Footwear – As we plan to get out and about around the school each day, it is important that your child has something to put on their feet.  The hard surfaces get very hot by the afternoons and the field sometimes has prickles!

Hats – Term 4 all children are required to wear the school hat. If you need to purchase a hat, they can be bought from the office.

There will be other events that are school wide, and the weekly school newsletter will provide you with more information about these closer to the time.

Please feel free to come and see either of us if you have any questions.  You can email us if that is easier.

Kind regards

Bernard, Scott and Carol

bernardb@teuku.school.nz

scottj@teuku.school.nz
carolc@teuku.school.nz

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