Saturday, 11 February 2017

Pukeko Update

Pukeko have started the term well. All of the children are getting used to our space and what is expected of them and from them. The children have been exploring the class and what it has to offer and have begun to stretch their imaginations in their play. It is exciting to see the ideas the children are coming up with and the social skills they are beginning to use when working with one another. It was great to see families at 'Meet the teacher'. If you missed it the information will be in your email now.

This week we are beginning reading and writing groups. At the moment maths is woven into our day with incidental counting (forward and backwards to 10), number identification and a whole lot of working with shapes. We will starting slowly, and our intention is to see at least 2 groups a day. Children will read a book for at least 2 days. The idea is to build confidence and to become fluent with the book they have. Reading at home should be as easy and stress free as possible.

Remember on Friday we have our 'Big Day Out' at Jellie Park. If you are able to help out please let us know. If you are helping, you will need to meet us at Jellie Park. We leave school at 10am and leave Jellie Park at 2pm. Children need togs, towel, sunscreen, lunch, drink bottle and hats. It would be very helpful if Pukeko could arrive at school with their togs underneath their uniform.

We are looking forward to another great week.

Here are some pictures of the play happening in Pukeko over the past 2 weeks.

What a great team. These guys were working together so well to water all of our very dry flowers.

A test of strength. 

Getting ready for the show. Jada bought in some wigs to share and showed us a dance routine. 

Building a house. Tyson experimenting with shapes and continually changing his plans during construction.

Frankey busy writing away while the girls are dancing. He asked 'what does an 'n' look like. We found it on our alphabet. 

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