Kaituna Learning Area

Kia ora and Welcome to the Kaituna Class page. We are a group of 18 students aged between 5 and 7 years old.

Our main topic this term is Science. We are going to be investigating, observing, testing, predicting, questioning and exploring new ideas and concepts. This is going to be really hands on and great fun as we find answers through trying out our ideas.

Another significant event will be the Cluster Cross Country in Canvastown - we are practising everyday so please send your child in appropriate footwear for running.

During Maths we are looking at fractions and how they relate to everyday life - discussing time and cooking and two great ways that you can show your child how you use fractions everyday.

We will also be learning about statistics - gathering data and then representing it using pictograms, bar charts and graphs; this links well with our science topic.

Reading continues to be a major part of our program - every child is heard read every day at school either individually or as part of a group. You can make a real difference to your child’s ability to read by just taking 10 minutes every day to sit down and enjoy a book with them. Let them read to you and then return the favour by reading to them; make it a fun and enjoyable time that you both look forward to sharing.

We are also busy practising our Kapa Haka skills as we prepare to take part in Taiopenga in Term Four.

As always if you have any questions, concerns or anything that you want to talk about please pop in - the door is always open.