Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Titoki Newsletter - Week 6 ending 9 June

Matariki (Maori New Year) is on the 25th of June. We will be talking about this celebration in class as well as looking at pictures of the constellation. 
If you do, we would love you to come in and talk to the class about what you do in your family!  Check out some of the amazing things going on in Auckland for Matariki –

Warm Clothes
Every child needs to come to school with a warm jacket and layers of clothes as the class does warm up. Unless it is raining, the children play outside every day.

If your child cannot manage or is still learning to tie laces, can they please come to school in Velcro shoes. We often need to take shoes off and on quickly and tying laces holds the class up.  Please ensure shoes are also appropriate for skipping.

Maths – Time
This week and next week, we are exploring the concept of time. We are concentrating on language around days of the week, months of the year, fast and slow, young and old, sequencing events in order as well as beginning to look at telling the time in o’clock.

Student led workshops
During Fabulous Friday, we would love some more children to lead workshops in something they are passionate about. Come and write on the list on the ‘Glass House/Space room’ if they would like to book a date and fill in a workshop sheet. If it is something that isn’t completely independent, we would appreciate your help during the afternoon from 1.30pm.

Reading Eggs and Mathletics
We are having a big push on children working on Reading Eggs and Mathletics at home. We are going to print out certificates to give out in our Junior assemblies for children that are consistently practising and moving up the levels.

Successful Stardome Trip
Thank you to all parents who helped last week. We had a blast and we were impressed with how knowledgeable our kids were! Here are a few highlights…

From Gabe…
Even though I’m excited about my new adventure, I am also so sad to be saying goodbye to my Bayfield family!  I have absolutely loved my two years here and feel very privileged to have had the chance to work with such lovely children and their families.  I have so appreciated all the support and care I have had, particularly all the kindness since I have been pregnant  I am hoping to be back in Auckland for a visit next term to catch up with everyone and hopefully introduce my new baby.
In the meantime, I would really love to hear from the children so send me an email on or if you happen to be in the Hawkes Bay I would love to catch up for coffee!
Kind regards,
Gabe, Ashleigh, Lorraine, Victoria and Kate

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