Term 1 Week 10 Koru News

Kia ora, whānau,

It's almost impossible to believe that here we are in the final week of term! The children have had a marvellous term together, getting to know each other, their teachers and developing their understanding of our routines and expectations in relation to play and learning at school.

We wish you all the very best for a relaxing and safe holiday with your families. Further on toward the end of this post, you will find some links to Youtube clips which might be fun to use with your children at home over the next few weeks. Some clips relate to Numeracy, some to Literacy and we'll also have a couple of links to songs about kindness and well-being.

Art Gallery outing:
Thank you so much to those parents who were able to accompany us to the Art Gallery recently. We really appreciated your support. The children had a wonderful time and have enjoyed completing their art works in class over recent days. Check out our very own gallery of art works on display in the hub.

Once again, our sincere thanks for your support with this outing!

The Three Billy Goats Gruff:
This has proven to be a motivating and inspiring provocation over the past two weeks, and has prompted much role play, creativity, and some very inspired bridge building. The children have worked together and problem-solved, and this has required negotiation and persistence to achieve some fascinating outcomes.

When We Were Very Young:
Thank you all for sending in the extremely cute and endearing photos of your children when they were little. The children are currently engaged in writing about themselves when they were young, including the funny, cute and adventurous things they used to do. Keep an eye out for their published writing from this week.
Also, a reminder that Friday is favourite baby toy day. The children will have a chance to share their toys and tell their friends about why this particular toy became their favourite. You could help at home by discussing this with your child, in advance of Friday.

Friendship List:
Please add a tick beside your child's name if you would like other families to have your contact details, particularly for organising play dates over the holidays. We'll have a list attached to the whiteboard tomorrow, and will be sending contact details home with the children on Friday.

Handy Links for holiday learning:

We hope you have a great holiday, everyone!

Ngā mihi mahana,
Jo, Stacey, Elizabeth and Kristika