PĀNUI | NEWSLETTER 06 MARCH 2020
06 Mar 2020
As we start a new year it is worth mentioning that for many children, especially from year 3 - 4, they will be experiencing a difference in their reading programme at school.
Once students reach a certain point in the reading, they transition from learning to read to reading to learn. There are a number of factors that teachers use to assess where students are in their reading. Reading and decoding a text are the first indicators. However, comprehension, both easily observable and inferred, making predictions, summarising, responding to text also play a significant part when teachers assess whether or not a student is ready to move on.
Theferore, it is perfectly normal practice for your child to bring the same reader home for a couple of days or maybe even a week. Please note that we only send readers home in book bags. If your child doesn't have a book bag, you will need to purchase one.
We strongly encourage parents to enhance the reading experience for their child through allowing them to read other stories at home, read books they choose for enjoyment from the library or home. Children also get a lot out of being read to, so read chapter books to them or alongside them.
Often after the summer break, we see the Summer Slump. If we stop exercising for six weeks our level of fitness drops. The same can be said about reading, especially in younger students. Do not be alarmed though as your child will pick this up and if your child's teachers have any concerns they will get in touch.
More importantly if you have any concerns about your child's reading please get in touch with their teachers as they will be able to give you the accurate information you require.
In Blake this week we have been learning to wash our hands.
Some germs are sticky
and it can be tricky
to clean them off our hands.
We rinse and add soap
we rub and we scrub
to clean them off our hands.
We used a clip on you-tube to help us:
Tues 17th March 6.30pm Staffroom
Wine & Cheese from 6pm!
Do you want to help create the best primary school experience for your child? Can you help at our disco’s or organising raffles? Come & join a bunch of passionate parents fundraise for our school! We have casual meetings once a month (but its ok if you can’t make these) – we need your help!! Contact Gina on 021 929 452 or Ana on 021 402 620 if you want to ask any questions or come along to our AGM.
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