Room 10

 

Welcome to Term 2! I am looking forward to getting to know everyone in the coming weeks and am making the change of teacher transition in Room 10 as smooth as possible.

HOUSE:

TOKOMARU

Our house colour is PURPLE

 

MANA:

MANA continues to be a big focus here at Devon. Please spend some time going through your child’s diary to find out all about it if you are unsure. We are hoping to have lots of students achieving their bronze, silver and gold badges.

Diaries:

Student diaries are essential to student organisation and learning here at Devon. Please ensure your child brings theirs every day. There is a space for parents to write notes for school.

 

Homework:

Homework will be handed out on a Tuesday and due back completed by the following Monday. In Room 10 we stress the importance of being organised so if there is a legitimate reason for homework not to be completed I encourage students to approach me before the deadline or bring in a note if possible. If you believe that your child’s homework is too easy or too hard, please reach out so that we can adjust it accordingly. I will review the homework schedule throughout the term and adjust hand out and hand in days accordingly.

 

Technology:

Our Technology days are Monday and Wednesday. Students will be taking part in Metal Technology and Food Technology for the first two terms, and Wood Technology and Digital Technology for the last two terms.

 

PE:

The focus for Term 2 is striking, so skill based games will be basketball, netball, football, rugby, hockey, with a wide range of sport activities and games to integrate these skills. Please ensure that your child has their PE uniform every day as this is a schoolwide expectation.

 

Maths:

This term we are continuing to consolidate our addition, subtraction, multiplication and division strategies through Measurement. Lots of hands on activities and fun as we learn how to measure inside and outside the classroom, and learn how to tell the time. Money based Math will also be a focus.

Literacy and Inquiry:

Our Inquiry focus for Term 2 is Reduce, Reuse, Replace. We are inquiring into the impact of plastic on our environment. Why has this happened? What changes do we need to make? How can we do this? This inquiry will culminate in an end of term mini market enterprise where the year 7 students will be selling the products they make to reduce, reuse or replace plastic.

Literacy will include descriptive and persuasive writing linked to advertising and our Inquiry focus. Students are encouraged to read a variety of texts based around our Inquiry focus, as well as reading for fun and to build reading mileage.

 

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone through the school office, or by emailing me at cjordan@devonint.school.nz

 

Term 2 Team wide Newsletter 2018