Welcome to the Arohanui Syndicate page, featuring Year 2 children from Rooms 1, 2 and 3.
The Maori New Year or Matariki is a time of year where we remember our loved ones who have past before us. It’s also a time to take stock after the harvest has been collected. It is a time for whanau and a time for learning.
We’ve been connecting our theme of Food for Growth with one of the themes of Matariki. Traditionally during Matariki, the Maori pataka or storage huts would have been filled with various food items notably kumara.
We’ve also been reading some of the Maori myths which would have been told around this time of year and we’ve made some stars to represent the stars of Matariki.
Arohanui took the short walk to the Papatoetoe Community Gardens to learn about gardening on 30 June. We saw a lot of different vegetables, we learnt about the tools needed in the garden, we planted seeds and we ate the most delicious omelette. What a great trip seeing where fresh vegetables come from before we eat them.
Greetings one and all,
Hope you have all had a great break with your children and are ready for the exciting term ahead. We have another exciting but busy term ahead of us.
UNITS FOR TERM 4
RELIGION: COMMUNION OF SAINTS- “Saints and Inspiring people”. Children will look at some common saints as well as look at who is an inspiring person in their lives. ALL SAINTS/ ALL SOULS/ ADVENT- CHRISTMAS
LITERACY: WRITING- Expressive- recounts. Poetic- poetry/ prayers/ letters. Transactional- facts and information reports/ Descriptive language using the 7 descriptors to enhance writing. READING- Children continue to be tested at their level and are challenged to read with expression and clarity. SPELLING- all children have spelling words which are given out on Mondays. children are tested on Fridays. HANDWRITING- children are learning to use size and shaoe in their handwiritng as well as look at good posture.
MATHS: NUMBER/ MEASUREMENT
TOPIC STUDY: CELEBRATIONS- FESTIVITIES OF DIFFERENT CULTURES. Each class will focus on a different country. Room 9- Philippines/ Room 4- India/ Room 5- Sweden.
HEALTH: SUNSMART/ HAZZARDS- Hazards at the beach/ hazards at home and school.
P.E.: SMALL BALL SKILLS- THROWING/ CATCHING/ ROLLING/ HITTING
ART: 3D CONSTRUCTION- making Christmas decorations of our chosen country. Look at using recycled materials such as bread tags and paper rolls to make Christmas decorations. PROPS FOR OUR AROHANUI CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION, December 6th?.
MUSIC: Songs for the production and Gifting Mass.
Arohanui Vodafone Events Centre trip- DANCE WITH MYTHOLOGY. Rooms 4 & 5- Tuesday November 15th: 9- 1pm, Room 9- Wednesday November 16th: 9- 1pm.
Arohanui syndicate preparing GIFTING MASS- Friday December 2nd
Thank you again for your continued support.
God bless from Arohanui syndicate teachers and children.
Congratulations to our 9 finalists who read well during our Scripture finals. To your teachers and fellow class mates, you are all winners and for standing up in front of us and reading showed much courage. A huge thank you to Fr Elric Jorquia and Rachel Southgate for being our judges. We appreciate you both giving up your time to be with us today. You had a very hard task as all 9 participants read extremely well. As we said in the end there can only be one winner. Congratulations to our first place winner; KAYLA JONES- Room 9. Second place went to TIARE RYAN- Room 5 and third place went to LAILA ‘OFAMO’ONI- Room 9. Well done to all of you. God bless you all always.
Greetings Parents and Caregivers,
Welcome to a new term. Hope you have had a restful time with your children and they are ready for this new term ahead. This term we have Holy Cross week in September, this is when we celebrate the school’s feast day. We also have the Olympic Games starting in the weekend and we will be looking at these games very closely.
TERM 3 UNITS:
CHURCH– COMMUNITY OF DISCIPLES, TE WHANAU A TE KARAITI; gathering, celebrating, living God’s presence / LITURGICAL YEAR– THE ASSUMPTION; August 15th / SACRAMENT– HAKARAMETA STRAND; Welcome. HOLY CROSS WEEK- September 12th- 16th/ MERCY CHARISM- September 24th.
WRITING: EXPRESSIVE- Recounts of holidays, weekends and significant events in our school and syndicate. POETIC- Poem writing, prayers, letters; formal/ informal. TRANSACTIONAL- facts and information about a role model, the Olympics, Caring for our body.
READING: Children are reading at their ability level and are given opportunities to read a variety of genre. The children are encouraged to increase their reading mileage with daily home readers. Children need to bring a book bag very day otherwise they can’t take home a reader.
SPELLING: Your child will be bringing home their spelling words every Monday. They are to learn these during the week in preparation for their spelling test on Friday.
SOCIAL SCIENCE: OLYMPIC GAMES- ROLE MODELS PAST AND PRESENT. Children will be focusing on a current athlete that they see as a ‘Role Model’. They will also look at our former athletes, preferably in the same sport of their chosen athlete, and compare them by looking at similarities and differences that they have had to endure.
SCIENCE: KITE MAKING- Nature of Science- Children will ask questions about our world that lead to investigations and extend their experiences and personal explanations of the world through exploration, play, asking questions, and discussing simple models.
HEALTH: CARING FOR OUR BODY- BASIC HYGIENE. Children will learn how to wash their hands properly and how to keep themselves healthy by caring for their body.
SKILLS: GYMNASTICS/ DANCE
FITNESS: JUMP JAM: MONDAYS/ WEDNESDAYS/ FRIDAYS
PRINTING: Making medals by building up cardboard and creating mono-prints/ Salt dough medals
IMPORTANT DATES FOR AROHANUI SYNDICATE:
ASSEMBLY: ROOM 5- August 8th
CLASS PHOTOS: August 31st
KIDS CAN MUFTI DAY: September 2nd
AROHANUI SYNDICATE MASS: September 9th
HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC SCHOOL FEAST DAY– September 14th
DUFFY ASSEMBLY: September 16th
END OF TERM MASS: September 23rd
Once again, thank you for your support and encouragement. We appreciate all you do for us.
God bless us all and may He guide us throughout this term.
Miss Fidow, Miss Barnes & Miss Helsham