Friday, 5 May 2017

Week 1 term 2

Room 3 students seemed to be eager to get back to school and have settled in well to the new term.

This week we attended a short ANZAC service in the Event Centre and the class has been tasked with making a poster about the significance of this special day.

We started our literacy unit with a lively debate so the students were having to come up with opinions and justify them. We have begun working on our speeches and everyone has chosen a subject. We have looked at examples of persuasive language and drafted a model plan to show the appropriate structure. Our next step is to plan our speech by forming reasons, and researching evidence and examples.

The students chose 2 options from earthquakes, volcanoes and hurricanes to investigate for our Natural Disasters topic. These will be largely science- based and involve developing the science capabilities through experiments, models and demonstrations.

Alongside this topic we have been doing some preliminary work on looking after the environment leading up to the visit by the Tread Lightly caravan in week 4. A notice went home about this and permission slips and payment is required for this. On Friday afternoon we watched the Lorax movie and the class were able to make connections with the Tread Lightly theme.

It's going to be a busy term for sports, kicking off with our orienteering teams competing this week. Thanks to those parents who provided transport and came along to support.
We are developing our skills for soccer and hockey tournaments in week 4. In addition, we are enjoying weekly half-hour sessions of Turbo Touch. It's all go!

On Friday lunchtime most Rimu students were treated to a free lunch of lasagne and pud, cooked up by our wonderful camp cooks, to use up the left-over camp food which had been kept in the freezer. A nice change from sandwiches. Special thanks to Leeann, Lynette and family.

Our Star of the Week was Kyan while Emily was our Player of the Week. Harry once again topped the class in Mathletics.

This term promises to be crazily busy.

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