Friday 21 October 2022

Kahikatea News Term 4 Week 1

Kia ora e te whānau,

We have had a wonderful start to Term 4! This blog contains a lot of important information about the next few weeks of Term 4.

Thank you for sending your child to school with a hat this week. We find it helpful for your child to keep their hat at school as this ensures that your child always has one!


We have launched straight back into our literacy and maths learning this week. Some children are with a different literacy group this term. At the conclusion of each term, we run a series of assessments to ensure that children are working at their correct instructional stage. It has been exciting to see the ongoing progress of our literacy learners!

If you have any Little Learners texts at home, please send them back to school. We are giving out one house point per book returned. 


Our maths focus for the first four weeks of this term is Time. We have started this with learning the days of the week (reading, writing, counting forward and back the days, and sequencing), and next week we move into learning about the months of the year and reading a calendar. We will also touch on telling the time on digital and analogue clocks in the coming weeks. Please feel free to have a chat with your child/ren about what they are learning, and reinforce this at home.


Please note that library days have changed for some. Emma and Katie's home groups go to the library on Tuesday, and Krystal and Megan's home groups go to the library on Thursday. Please ensure that your child has their library folder on their library day.


We are really looking forward to our school athletics day next Wednesday, the 26th of October. You are welcome to come along and support your child. We will be running our event from 11:00 until 11:50. You will find us in the park in front of the hall.
Here is the social story that we have shared with the children in preparation for the day.

Kahikatea Swimming

Swimming begins on Monday of Week 3. Tamariki will have nine sessions in total. The dates are as follows: 

Monday 31st October
Tuesday 1st November
Wednesday 2nd November
Thursday 3rd November
Friday 4th November
Monday 7th November
Tuesday 8th November
Wednesday 9th November
Thursday 10th November

Thank you so much to the parents who have offered to help. We now have enough helpers.

Please go through the following social story with your child to support us in setting them up for success...

Learning in action...

Here are some photos of what our tamariki have been up to this week:

Thank you for taking the time to read through this week's blog. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with your child's home group teacher.

Have a lovely long weekend!

Katie, Emma, Krystal, Megan, and Lisa

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