Wakamarina Learning Area

Welcome to Term 1, 2018. I am excited to be back with Wakamarina this year. We have moved into Room 2 (previously Kenepuru). It’s good to see the children have come back excited, ready to start the new year.

This term our main curriculum topic is Science (living world), integrated with social science. Our unit is called ‘Farming (land and sea)’. We will look at the different types of farming in and around Havelock. We are very fortunate to live in an area where we are surrounded by this very topic. The children with be researching and learning how farming can benefit our small community and New Zealand as a whole.

Other exciting plans for this term include involvement in the NZ wide Chapter Chat - A Twitter Book Chat for NZ kids. The twitter chat is based around a chapter book, which is read aloud in class. Students do the provided activities throughout the week and then on Friday they 'tweet' (share) with the rest of the kids in NZ also taking part. 

Bex Learning Hubs for Maths and Literacy are being used to enable students to progress through their learning individually. These google sites provide students with valuable information at their finger tips, to help them advance quicker and also look back, should they need need to revisit any learning. 

As always, I welcome whanau/caregivers to come into class at any time to see what's going on for yourself. However, if you would prefer to keep up to date with daily learning online, sign up to your child's SeeSaw account. Details will be out in boomerang books shortly. 

Dates of Interest:

  • Thu 8 Feb - School photos - 9am
  • Fri 23 Feb - Senior Swimming Sports - more info to come
  • Mon 19 Mar - Top Team Pelorus Cluster event at RVAS - TBC
  • Thu 29 Mar - Teacher Only Day
  • Fri 13 Apr - Last day of term
Toni Gamble