Last week Aroha Syndicate participated in the Runathon. We ran in our house teams and worked hard to run continuously. Thank you to all the parents and whanau that came to support! Thank you too for supporting our tamariki by sponsoring them. Last week Aroha Syndicate participated in the Runathon. We ran in our house teams and worked hard to run continuously. Thank you to all the parents and whanau that came to support! Thank you too for supporting our tamariki by sponsoring them.
Belonging to Holy Cross School
This term the Aroha Syndicate have been learning about Belonging to Holy Cross Catholic School and our Church. During weeks 2-5 we have been focussing on this topic and developing our friendships and relationships with those within our class and the school environment. Below are the learning outcomes for this topic and other learning areas.
|Social Science||Mathematics||Writing||Reading||Health||Physical Education|
|Children are able to name and draw important people in the school.
e.g Mr Young- Principal, Mrs Paul- Deputy Principal, Mrs Siluuga- Assistant Principal, Ms O’Grady- Director of Religious Education, Mrs Lucre- Senior Teacher Aroha Syndicate
Children are able to name at least 3 class rules/ Treaty rules and take ownership of them
e.g Taking turns and sharing equipment, Using walking feet inside the classroom, Raising your hand to share ideas
|Children can say the forwards number sequences in the range 0-20 at least.
Children can count groups of objects up to 20.
Children can make up, tell and record number stories up to ten
e.g. I have 4
stickers and my teacher gives me 2 more stickers. How many stickers do I have altogether now ?
|Children can write a description about something God has created using 4 descriptors.
Tigers have black stripes and orange fur. They have four large paws with sharp claws. They sneak up on other animals when hunting for food. Tigers have smooth soft fur on their bodies.
The seven descriptors are: Colour, Size, Texture, Number, Doing, Shape, Position
|Children are learning to develop a large bank of high frequency words to help them with their Reading.
Children are learning to recognise rhyming words to decode new words
e.g. cat, sat, mat, hat, bat
walk, talk, chalk
wet, get, pet, set
play, day, may, hay, say, ray
|Children can describe, when appropriate, what their own needs and feelings are.
Children can respond appropriately to the needs and feelings of others.
show consideration, share with others and take turns.
Kia ora, Talofa Lava, Malo e lelei, Kia orana, Namaste and welcome to Aroha Syndicate 2019.
We are excited for the year ahead and look forward to working with you to help your child grow, achieve their potential and flourish at school.
Here are the teachers of the Aroha Syndicate for 2019.
Mrs Lucre (Syndicate Leader) is teaching in Room 9
Mrs Pancha is teaching in Room 10
Mrs Jacob is teaching in Room 4a
As we begin a new term- a few helpful reminders….
- Tamariki are to wear sunhats each day in Term 1
- Each child has brought or will soon be bringing home a letter about how to sign up for the Seesaw app for their new class. Please sign up to see your child’s work, class messages and as one way to communicate easily with your child’s teacher . (Several family members can sign up to your child’s online journal)
- Children will be bringing home reading books. We encourage tamariki to read each day at home, for around 5 or 10 minutes to consolidate what they have learned in class that day
Our children are learning all about having a Positive Mindset this year or a ‘can do’ attitude. We encourage children to be positive towards one another in their learning. As teachers, we praise ideas and contributions that see children taking a risk and trying something new in their learning. We see mistakes as a way to learn and try something new. As a year 1 team, we work hard to build this positive learning foundation to set children up well for the rest of their school learning and beyond.
Mr Jacob brought his motorbike to show Aroha Syndicate. We had fun learning about motorbike safety, looking at his helmet, gloves and special riding boots. We learned how a motorbike works including a few lucky children who got to start the bike! Mr Jacob answered lots of questions such as ‘How fast does your bike go?’ ‘How long did you practise before you could ride your bike?’ It was a great experience!
Room 4a led a whole class assembly. Natasha read our opening Karakia and many of us shared a piece of writing. At the end all of us sang Te Atua. We were super nervous but…we were very proud of standing up and presenting to the whole school!
Aroha Syndicate were excited to meet a real life lamb! We heard from Mrs Green’s son about how he cared for and raised the lamb. We learned how he is fed and kept warm. It was so exciting to touch the lamb and feel how soft she was! We also saw some of the tricks she can do, for example how she can hear your voice and follow it. It was so much fun!