Term 4

Welcome to an exciting Term 4! It always comes around very quickly and I am looking forward to all the events and opportunities that are coming up. Thank you to everyone who helped towards our production last term!

Maths – this term we will be looking at chance and probability. This leads to lots of fun games as they explore this and I encourage them to play lots of board games at home to support their learning.

Reading –  this will continue as usual and I encourage children to regularly at home. They will also be reading poetry as they get ready for the poetry competition.

Writing – we will start by creating a poetry anthology so we will be looking at lots of examples of good poetry. Later we will be writing scientific explanations as children explore different science experiments in inquiry.

PE – To begin the term we will continue our Athletics training (Athletics day is in week 3), before finishing the term with a small ball skills unit based around Cricket.

Dates to remember:

October

Monday 22nd – Labour Day (School closed)

Friday 26th – Music Festival rehearsal and performance

Tuesday 30th – Athletics Day (PP. Thursday 1st)

 

November

Friday 2nd – EAST Club

Wednesday 7th – Zone Athletics

Thursday 15th – Poetry Finals

Friday 16th – Canterbury Show Day (School closed)

23rd – 25th – Southbridge School 150th Jubilee

If you have any questions or wish to contact me you are most welcome to pop into Community 3 or contact me via email.

Simon Dakers

simon@southbridge.school.nz

 

 

 

Home Learning

Our aim is to equip our students to be inquiring, self-motivated learners. Our policy is not to set compulsory Home Learning however we strongly encourage daily opportunities to practise Reading, Writing and Mathematics at home. We also encourage you to talk to your child about their learning. We encourage participation in authentic learning opportunities in the wider community, e.g., sports and cultural team activities.