Welcome to Term 2 everyone connected with Harinui Syndicate!
It is exciting to be back learning together in Rooms 2 and 2a again. Here are some updates on our focus this term.
PE focus will be Large Ball skills. We will continue to learn and practise ‘Jump Jam’ and action songs for fitness daily.
In Reading we will be eager to reach our Year 1 target of Level 12!
We will continue to work towards Stage 2 in Numeracy and will be studying Measurement in our Mathematical Strand.
In Religious Education we start the term with Easter and the Resurrection. Also we are studying Traditional and Devotional Prayer. Particularly the Our Father and the Hail Mary. It is a time the children can share with their class prayers you regularly use at home, especially if you have simple ones in Samoan, Maori or another of your family languages.
Then we will move on to enjoying the topic – Jesus – My Friend. The Liturgical Year includes Ascension and Pentecost this term.
Our first Unit Studies topic is Social Sciences and is entitled, “Keeping Those we Love Safe” and has a focus on Anzac Day commemorations – the history behind it, participants in it, those effected by it and how it relates to us today (in simple and appropriate language.)
Here are some details:
Place & Environment KEEPING THOSE WE LOVE SAFE – ANZAC DAY
Human Dignity-Love WEEKS 1&2
Vision: Actively Involved – participants in a range of life contexts, contributors to the wellbeing of NZ – social, cultural, economic and environmental.
Principle: Coherence – the curriculum offers all students a broad education that makes links within and across learning areas, provides for coherent transitions, and opens up pathways to further learning.
Value: Honesty / Integrity and Responsibility.
Relating to Others – interacting effectively with a diverse range of people, in a variety of contexts – listening actively, recognising different points of view and negotiating and sharing ideas.
The students will understand how the past is important to people.
|Specific Objectives for Lessons:
WALT (We are Learning To)
Please discuss how this topic effects your family and any ties/experiences of war your family/whanau may have had. It is a great time to share with your children how you feel about war and its implications, and how your faith speaks to you about peace, love and reconciliation.