Kia ora Whanau
Welcome back to school and our first week of distance learning. As we set out on our adventure please remember there is no map and we need to chart our own course.
We have prepared work for the week for the entire Arohanui syndicate. Have a go and see how you get on. Please let us know what’s working and what’s not working. If you’ve received a Government package, would you let us know?
Our Year 2 expectation remains: 20 minutes Maths, 20 minutes Reading, 20 minutes Writing
We’ve now included: Religious Education, a physical activity, and a lock down activity.
We’ve included offline activities to break up the use of devices. At this time we think 90 minutes to 120 minutes school led learning is adequate. Create your own timetable and set your own pace. Ease into it.
Please remember to build in some breaks between learning and understand that we don’t expect everything to be completed. We are simply offering you some learning opportunities during the challenge of lock down. You know your family best so please do what’s right for you. We are here to support you.
Don’t forget that starting tomorrow the Government has created Home Learning TV. This is definitely a great way to implement learning without internet access. Check out the timetable : https://learningfromhome.govt.nz/supporting-learning/home-learning-tv#Programmeschedule
Stay safe and remember to be kind to each other.
The Arohanui Team
Donna Leaupepetele, Goretti Meredith, Ann O’Grady, Kelly Skipper
-Create a sacred space in your home or room, or maybe outside, where you can spend 5 minutes quiet time each day to reflect and pray.
-Practise making and saying The Sign of the Cross, The Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be.
The Liturgical Year Easter Lesson 1
A story about the benefits of making good decisions and being kind. http://www.oatthegoat.co.nz/
There are reflective questions at the end.
-Go to the local park, or any open green area. Go for a walk together, a cycle, or a scoot.
– Walk a block or two of the local neighbourhood.
-Bring some chalk outside and draw hopscotch markings, have a game.
-Teach your child to skip, or have a skipping competition.
Lock down Special
Play alphabet bingo! Can you spot an item in your home or garden that starts with the letter a,b,c and so on?
-This week let’s focus on the Understand Addition section B1, B2, B3 and B4
-Feel free to explore further if you complete these sections.