Welcome back to Room Three and Four for Term four!
The home straight for the year always seems to come around so quickly, but time flies when you are having fun! We have been working collaboratively this year in our rooms, although this is the first time we have written a combined blog, so the information included is relevant to both our classes.
Student voice has been very positive towards the combined approach across our two classes this year, with students enjoying the opportunities to work with a wider range of students and adults in their learning. It has been great to see growth in students social and group work skills as they work with a range of peers.
Term three was a particularly busy term with a number of sports skills (Hockey, Cricket, Tennis, Gymnastics and Cross-Country) included in our schedule. This was rounded off by a productive week at the Stadium for the Fundamental Skills Program. We also had two trips out to Brayshaw Park as we looked at Maori culture and Harekeke (flax) as a valuable resource to Maori.
We started a specific focus on Spelling in Term three and will continue this in Term four. We have seen most students engage well with the spelling program and watched many of them grow in confidence and ability with their spelling as a result. Strong support from home with learning spelling words has helped with the students we have seen the most growth in.
Please continue to listen to children read out loud each night. Asking questions afterwards that test understanding of what has been read, or link to children’s prior knowledge, helps a lot with comprehension and inference skills.
Our Term four Scripture for year three is Psalm 121, Year four is Proverbs 3: (1-3, 5-6, 11-12, 21-24) and Year five is Matthew 5:1-10. Each child received a copy of this prior to the holidays so they can start to learn them over the break. If they lose them they will be on our Class page.
Our Devotions topic for the term is ‘God is Truth and wants us to be Truthful’. We will be teaching that God’s truth is absolute and although it can be challenging to to tell the truth at times, it should always be done with love. This is a very relevant topic in the world we live in today and our view on this topic sets Richmond View School apart from other schools.
We thank you for your continued support and love.
Logan Brown & Francesca Crossley
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.
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
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
Wow! What a term we just had - busy, hard work and fun. I hope that you managed to get along to one of our RVS amazing assemblies. These happen most weeks and are on the RVS website so that you can plan ahead and come to see your child take a lead role in his/her class assembly.
We ended Term 2 with the amazing SHINE! week. All of the children at RVS had the opportunity to take part and SHINE! in one of the creative arts/performing arts. It was AMAZING!
Term 3 will be no less busier. We will continue to work alongside Room 4, sharing teachers and teacher aides, and allowing the children more opportunity to work in smaller groups or individual situations.
As always, all the children will have a TERM Scripture to learn. These were given out the last week of last term. This was to allow the children some extra time to work on their Scripture verses. There can be no more an important task for our children and ourselves as parents, than to help them instill the Word of God in their hearts, for life. Thank you for your help in this.
We will be visiting Brayshaw Park on two occasions this coming term and a letter will come home with details about this in week one.
This term there will be parent conferences. Remeber to book online.
RVS Cross Country will take place in week 3 - dates and times will be in the RVS Newsletter.
Room 3 will also take part in the Stadium 2000 Fundamental Skills programme towards the end of this term.
Please keep praying for our RVS College. There is much work to do and prayer is a most powerful source of strength.
God Bless and thank you.
This morning we had a visit from the Dog Safety Officer. She taught us how to stay safe around dogs. We watched a video and had the chance to ask some questions. Here are some photos.
Apologies, I said these verses would be online last week. The holidays took over!!!
Meet Mrs Crossley