Welcome to Room 7 for 2019
Welcome to the first term of 2019! I am looking forward to getting to know everyone in the coming weeks. We have a busy term ahead, with Swimming Sports, MANA Reward days and plenty of opportunities to get involved.
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MANA is a big focus here at Devon, particularly in Term One. We will be spending the first five or so weeks learning about MANA, and what it means 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.
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 will be handed out on a Monday and is due back completed by lunchtime Thursday. In Room 7 we stress the importance of being organised. The expectation is that homework is completed each week to the best of your child’s ability. If homework cannot be completed that week due to outside circumstances or commitments, please write a note justifying this in the diary.
Our Technology days are Monday and Wednesday. Students will be taking part in Wood Technology, Food technology and Digital Technology for Term 1.
The focus for the first six weeks is swimming. Please ensure that your child has their swimming togs and a towel every day. We intend to be swimming on a Monday, Thursday and Friday.
Even with Swimming being the primary P.E. focus, P.E. gear is needed daily throughout the school year, as we will often take part in other physical activities (particularly on a Friday).
A note must be provided if a student cannot participate in P.E. activities. There is a place for this in the back of the school diary.
We will be spending the term looking at Number and Number Strategies. This includes: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Decimals and Percentages.
Literacy and Inquiry:
We are starting the term inquiring into the Treaty of Waitangi and developing an understanding of the Inquiry Cycle. Skills developed through this will be a foundation for our literacy programme throughout this year.
There will be a shared class novel, and students are encouraged to keep up their reading mileage at home as well as in the classroom.
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 email@example.com
Miss Cassandra Jordan