Please note there will be NO SCHOOL READING books going home this week. Instead ALL children are expected to be reading a book/article of choice from home.
Term 4 Scripture Privilege
Monday 9th December.
Rooms 3 & 4 will be having a Water Fight !!!
Children should come to school in mufti and wear SENSIBLE shoes that will allow them to run about. Swimming togs, a rash vest/old T-Shirt and shorts can be worn in the afternoon, and sunblock MUST be used.
If your child has a water gun, they are allowed to bring that to school - PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD"S NAME ON IT.
A towel (named) should also be brought to school - we intend to get wet and have fun!!!
Many thanks for your help with Scripture this term. It's one of THE most important things your child could learn.
Francesca Crossley & Logan Brown
For Weeks 5, 6, 7 & 8 our PE day will be Thursday.
Please BRING your PE kit to school. Please DO NOT wear it to and from school.
Year 3 Memory Verse
~ Term 4 ~
‘I look to the hills! Where will I find my help? It will come from the Lord, who created the heavens and the earth.
The Lord is your protector, and He won’t go to sleep or let you stumble. The protector of Israel doesn’t doze or ever get drowsy.
The Lord is your protector, there at your right side to shade you from the sun. You won’t be harmed by the sun during the day or by the moon at night.
The Lord will protect you and keep you safe from all dangers. The Lord will protect you now and always wherever you go.’
Year 4 Memory Verse
~ Term 4 ~
‘My child, remember my instructions and obey them completely. They will help you live a long and prosperous life. Let love and loyalty always show like a necklace, and write them in your mind.’
‘With all your heart you must trust the Lord and not your own judgement. Always let Him lead you, and He will clear the road for you to follow.’
‘My child, don’t turn away or become bitter when the Lord corrects you. The Lord corrects everyone He loves, just as parents correct their favourite child.’
‘My child, use common sense and sound judgement! Always keep them in mind. They will help you to live a long and beautiful life. You will walk safely and never stumble; you will rest without a worry and sleep soundly.
Hello everyone! I am returning to my regular job of Depute Principal/Class Teacher as from Week 1 of Term 4! YIPPEE! I have missed my 'Chickens' so much. They have grown in so many ways.
I'd like to take this chance to thank Mrs Van Der Vyver for her energy, enthusiasm and love for the children. She has been such a blessing to our school.
So what's happening in Term 4?
Remember it's summer term so all children need a school hat and sandals. Children can bring a roll on sun block to school if you wish. This can be applied by your child during lunch and playtimes. Please explain to your child how to use this.
Our overall theme is God is Faithful. We will be looking at what it means to be faithful and how God our Father has shown his faithfulness to us and how some of the characters in the Bible showed their faithfulness to Him.
Our Social Science and Science topic this Term will be around the upcoming Tuia 250 celebrations here in New Zealand. We will be investigating what it must have been like on board HMS Endeavour and the travels Captain James Cook took around New Zealand and the Pacific. We will also be looking at how the early explorers used the stars to navigate their routes.
PE - Please note that children will NOT require their PE kit until Week 4. PE will be on a Wednesday afternoon.
Rooms 3 & 4 will be working together on our piece for the end of year prizegiving. ALL CHILDREN are to attend the end of year prizegiving.
End of year reports will be issued in the last week of this term.
Once again Logan and I thank you for your continued support.
Francesca Crossley & Logan Brown
Tomorrow, Tuesday 10th September, the children are able to wear their P.E. uniform as they are taking part in Cricket and Touch rugby Skills.
Next week, Monday and Tuesday, we will be going to the Stadium for Fundamental Skills.
All clothing should be labelled. A letter with details came home with your child last week. Children should wear P.E. kit to school.
Rooms 3 & 4 Class Page
Term 3, 2019
Welcome back to Term3!
Term 2 was so amazing. As a school we took part in so many activities - ‘The Giant Slayer’ production, Chess Tournament, Touch Rugby, Music Academy, Gymnastics and the 40 Hour Famine to name but a few. We are very proud that children from Rooms 3 & 4 took part in all these activities. Well done!
Thanks to the amazing Mrs Galloway who worked so hard in Room 3 allowing Mrs Crossley to step into Mr. Pauling’s role.
This term for weeks 1 - 7 Mrs Van Der Vyver will be teaching in Room 3. Mr. Brown, Mrs.Crossley & Mrs. Van Der Vyer have been working together both before the holidays and during to ensure a seamless join in our children’s learning. Mrs. Crossley will be back with her ‘chickens’ from week 8.
We hope that you enjoyed reading your child’s school report. In week 2 we have parent interviews which you’re welcome to attend. More news about these will be in the School Newsletter.
So what is happening this term?
Term 3 sees us starting with preparation for the RVS, and the Marlborough Cross Country races. All children will need their running shoes at school every day. Children will not need to change into full PE uniform however, PE kit is best kept in school bags Mon - Fri, as we have no set PE day and we might go outside from time to time. This term we will be taking part in the Fundamental Skills programme at the Stadium in Week 10.
Our overarching topic is ‘God is Generous and wants us to be grateful and generous’.
Our Term Scripture is at the end of this page and will also be sent home on Day 1 of the term. All children are expected to recite their scripture by the end of week 7.
In Devotions we will be looking particularly at the following books from the Bible - Samuel, Joel,
Luke 10-24, Acts and Philippians
In Science we are looking at Fins and Feathers - as we appreciate the design features of animals, environments and ourselves, we can respond with wonderment and awe and exhibit the quality of gratitude.
In Social Science we will be investigating ‘Precious Places and Resources of our Nation’.
In Literacy we will be exploring the features of Poetry and creating our own poems.
In Maths we will be looking at Fractions, Time and Number as well as Patterns and Relationships.
As always, we thank you for your support. We will continue to build on our own learning so that we can support and guide your child with their learning.
May God bless you.
Francesca Crossley, Logan Brown & Malanie Van Der Vyver.
Year 3 Memory Verse
~ Term 3 ~
“Don’t worry and ask yourselves, ‘Will we have anything to eat? Will we have anything to drink? Will we have any clothes to wear’? Only people who don’t know God are always worrying about such things. Your Father in heaven knows that you need all of these. But more than anything else, put God’s work first and do what he wants. Then the other things will be yours as well. Don’t worry about tomorrow. It will take care of itself. You have enough to worry about today.
Year 4 Memory Verse
~ Term 3 ~
Two builders‘Anyone who hears and obeys these teachings of mine is like a wise person who built a house on solid rock. Rain poured down, rivers flooded and winds beat against that house. But it didn’t fall, because it was built on solid rock. Anyone who hears my teachings and doesn’t obey them is like a foolish person who built a house on sand. The rain poured down, the rivers flooded, and the winds blew and beat against that house. Finally it fell with a crash!
Year 5 Memory Verse
Don’t store up treasures on earth! Moths and rust can destroy them, and thieves can break in and steal them. Instead store up your treasures in heaven where moths and rust can’t destroy them, and thieves can’t break in and steal them. Your heart will always be where your treasure is.
Your eyes are like a window for your body. When they are good you have all the light you need. But when your eyes are bad everything is dark. If the light inside you is dark, you really are in the dark.
You can’t be the slave of two masters! You will like one more than the other or be more loyal to one than the other. You can’t serve both God and money.
Matthew 6 v 19-24
Today Constable Josh Reidie came in to talk to us about ways we can keep safe in our homes, school and community. It was really great to have him in the class. Josh Reidie is not only our Community Policeman, he is also a parent in our school. Josh is able to support us in many ways within a Christian Context.
This Social Science theme links with our overall arching theme of – How can we obey God? and Why do we need Laws and Rules?
We talked briefly about
We learnt that there are many people who can help us and that it’s important to ask for help when we need it.
Josh will be coming back in a couple of weeks again to talk about ‘Rules’ and to do some more role-playing activities.
We CAN’T wait!
Back into it for term two.
We trust you have all had a great break over the holidays and everyone is recharged and ready for another great term. Term one finished well with swimming week in week ten, and a celebration of Easter in week eleven. It was great to see so many parents come through our classes to view students work for Easter.
Term two is already looking like a busy term with organisation and practise for our school production getting underway in week five. This will be a great experience for a lot of our younger and new students in the school, as well as an opportunity to build confidence in front of an audience, regardless of experience. We are really looking forward to it in Rooms Three and Four!
Our PE day in our classes is changing to a Tuesday. Gymnastics is our focus for the first part of the term. Please ensure PE kit is bought for Tuesday afternoons.
The scripture memory verses for this term are as follows:
Year 3 -
‘You are the light of the world. Let your light shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.’ Matthew 5:14 and 16.
Year 4 -
‘Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.’
‘Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! Matthew 7: 7-11.
Year 5 -
‘Don’t condemn others, and God won’t condemn you. God will be as hard on you as you are on others. He will treat you exactly as you treat them.
You can see the speck in your friend’s eye, but you don’t notice the log in your own eye. How can you say “My friend, let me take the speck out of your eye,” when you don’t see the log in your own eye? You’re nothing but show offs! First take the log out of your own eye. Then you can see how to take the speck out of your friend’s eye.’ Matthew 7: 1-5.
There is nothing more important to learn than God’s word. This term we are looking at why people choose to obey God. For us to obey God we must know his word and have it in our hearts.
God bless, see you soon,
Mrs Crossley and Mr Brown.
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