Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Titoki Team 1 – Term 1 Week 6 ending 16 March 2018

Welcome: Max Smythe, Milly Plummer, Willow Bracewell

WOW, can you believe we are already half way through Term 1. Time truly does fly when your having fun. We are really pleased with all the learning and fun experiences we have had so far in Titoki and are looking forward to sharing these with you at our Learning Pathways Conferences.

Learning Pathways Conferences:

Next Week is our first Learning Conferences of the year. School will finish at 12:40pm on Monday and 3pm on Wednesday.   These are a great chance to celebrate your child’s progress and see their learning in the class.

ABC Cards:
You will find this inside your childs bookbag they bring home everyday. It is very important for the children to be practicing their letter sounds daily along with their word rings and readers. We are focusing on making the correct sound for the letters as well as pointing to the letter that the sound makes. This is the foundation for reading and writing so it is really important that the children learn them. For children who are confident with all of their sounds they can start to practise the blends on the other side.

Life Education:
We are fortunate enough to have Life Education coming in week 7 and 8. Titoki Children have two sessions and will go in small groups to learn from the amazing Harold the Giraffe about how we adapt to new situations and what makes a good friend.

If your childs afterschool routine changes and they start Skids or have a new nanny, could you please let us know via email. It is important for us to know who is going to Skids and who is collecting the children.  It’s also great if you speak to the children first so they can remind us too.

In term travel/holidays:
We have noticed that there are lots of children being taken out on holiday during term time. Whilst we prefer this doesn’t happen here are a few things you can do while away:
-         Keep a holiday diary
-         Write a postcard
-         Mathletics
-         Reading Eggs
-         Keep practising your key word rings and ABC sounds and blends
-         Take library books with you to read
-         Keep practising counting forwards and backwards, saying the number after and before

We will no longer be giving extra readers to those going away as it makes it difficult to select readers when they are back at school and we are finding they are not being returned in the same condition.

Tips to support your child in reading!
This is a notice you will have seen in your childs bookbag and will be posted on seesaw for you to refer back to. It is filled with great ways to engage children in reading and the learning the word rings.

Mathletics & Reading Eggs
Please encourge your child to practice logging in at home themselves so that they are confident when signing in at school without teacher support.

Box Modelling
Thanks for all those who have contributed to our box modelling – We are very full at the moment and no longer need any more boxes. We will update you when we need more! Thanks J

Kind Regards,

Kate, Louise, Ashleigh and Michaela

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