Term 4 End of term

Kia Ora koutou whanau,

What a wonderful last few weeks we have had.

Hedgehog fun
'We Love Challenge'  ....... We Get There Together' and sometimes we read a book at reading time that offers us opportunities for challenge and working as a team. 'Hedgehog Fun' was one of those books.  Some of our children made 'hedgehogs' for the whole of the West Wing.  Great teamwork, great sharing and generosity.

Beautiful weather and our learning environment. We have been making use of our outdoor classroom spaces this term and including outside hut and tent making, construction, reading, drama and science.  Here are some pictures we have taken in the last few days.

Children & anxiety: what parents can do.
A highly insightful talk by Nathan Makere Wallace excellent - well worth 20mins. Listen here

Similes and Metaphors
A couple of language features we explore in writing are similes and metaphors. Adding a simile to a descriptive piece can make a real difference in the level of interest for our readers.

Watch this video with your child and learn all about similes and metaphors together.

Some of the children wrote some poems using similes and metaphors.  

We would like to have all reading books back at school asap so we can sort and do a stock-take all ready for the new year.  Please would you check behind the couch, in toy boxes and children's bookshelves to make sure you have returned all books to school.
If you are able to come and help with the stocktake on Thursday or Friday afternoon please email Sue or Charlotte.  We would all really appreciate your help.