Hello! Kia Ora!
It’s great to be back and it’s going to be another fabulous year.
As per last year Rooms 3 & 4 will be working co-operatively across the curriculum. This allows our children to work with different adults, engage in different relationships and work with their own learning style. Mr. Brown and I will be assisted this year with our amazing Class Teacher Aides – Mrs. Pauling, Mrs. Foote, Mrs. MacMillan and Mrs. Ramsay for some/all of our morning lessons.
Please remember sun hats are to be worn this term. All school uniform, shoes included should be named.
And so to what’s going to be happening in Term 1…..
Overarching Theme – God is Peace
Literacy Focus – Recount and Explanation Writing
Maths Focus – Number Knowledge, Number Strategies & Measurement
Science – How is Sound made?
Social Science – Why is Respecting People Important?
Health – What can I do when I get angry?
PE – Week 3 intensive sports week – various Marlborough Sports co-ordinatirs will come in to teach a variety of sports
Art – The Art of Rueben Paterson
Scripture Verses – It is a fundamental part of our Learning here at RVS that all children are required to learn their Termly Scriptures. These are put on the class web pages each term at the start of the school holidays and a paper copy is also given out. This Scripture is required to be learnt by the end of week 8.
This Terms Scripture verses follows at the end.
Spelling Homework is given out on a Monday and due to be practiced for the Friday assessment.
Mathletics and StudyLadder
Mathletics and StudyLadder are NOT homework programmes. They should be used to support your child’s in-class learning. It is advisable that your child spends no more than 15/20 minutes 3 / 4 times per week on these.
Reading will come home Monday to Thursday evenings. Please sign your child’s reading log each night.
Reading texts may take on many different forms – scripture reading, letters, articles etc.
A Text will be read 2 or 3 times some weeks. This allows us to ensure that our children are reading for meaning not simply memorizing. Mr. Brown and I set work relating to the texts each day.
Our PE day this term will be Monday. Children are required to have full PE uniform and PE shoes. Please see the RVS website for more details about uniform.
Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle.
Year 3 Memory Verse
~ Term 1 ~
The Lord’s Prayer
‘ This is how you should pray:
“ ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’
For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
Year 4 Term 1
The Ten Commandments
- Put God first.
- Don’t bow down to idols.
- Don’t use God’s name as a swear word.
- Remember the Sabbath day.
- Honour you father and mother.
- Don’t murder.
- Be faithful in marriage.
- Don’t steal.
- Don’t tell lies.
- Don’t be jealous.
Year 5 Term 1
The Books of the Bible
Old Testament Books
The Old Testament begins with Creation and ends with the world waiting for the coming King.
New Testament Books
The New Testament begins with the life of Christ and the First Church and concludes with the teachings of the apostles.
The Pentateuch or Law - The first five books of the Bible, all written by Moses
Historical Books - Follow the story of Israel.
Song of Salomon
Teachings of the Major Prophets
Teachings of the Minor Prophets
Gospels - Four different men write about the life of Christ.
History - Explains how the church began and grew and how the Good News of Jesus Christ spread across the world.
Letters by Paul - These are letters written to different people and churches to explain what it means to be a follower of Jesus.
Letters by Others
Prophecy - A book explaining what is going to happen at the end times.