Term 3 Week 7
Isn't it lovely to see the sun shining this weekend! The change in weather has enabled us to start exploring the Adventure Zone and our outdoor environment more regularly.
Over the last few weeks we have especially enjoyed reconnecting with our kindy friends by visiting them, and them coming to visit us to play in the classroom and Adventure Zone.
We are delighted to have welcomed Aven and Noelle to Uenuku last week, and look forward to Taj and Sione joining us this coming week.
Health Education this week
Monday's lesson is 'How my body moves' thinking about the different ways they can move their body and the benefits of exercise.
Thursday's lesson is 'My growing body and the things it can do' discussing how they have changed from a baby until now, and the things that they can do e.g. the toys and games they play with and their ability to crawl/walk/run/ride a bike etc. We will predict what they think they will be able to do as an older child, teenager and adult.
It would be wonderful if you are able to email your child's home class teacher a photograph of your child as a baby or toddler for us to use in Thursday's lesson. Thank you.
Toys and watches at school
Some tamariki have brought their wonderful new watches to school too. We appreciate the value of children learning to tell the time, but we must request that the smart watches that have games and the ability to take photos and make recordings are also left at home. We have a duty of care to protect the confidentiality of our tamariki and we are unable to monitor any photos or recordings made - either deliberately or accidentally - on these devices.
We understand that some children have comfort toys/blankets that they need to have with them. We think that this has caused other tamariki to choose to bring their toys to school too. If your child has a comfort toy then we encourage them to leave it in their bag or tote tray during the day. Please let us know if this is the case so that we can support them with this. Thank you.
Helping at School
- Classrooms open at 8:30am. Prior to this teachers may be in meetings or busy preparing for the day and are not available to supervise the children.
- Please provide a change of clothes in your child's bag. It's also helpful to have a warm jersey and a raincoat even if the weather seems warm and dry in the morning.
- Please check your child's school bag each day - they may have a new reading book in their book bag, a notice, or have some of their wonderful creations to share. Wet/dirty clothes might be a possibility too!
- Please send your child with a water bottle every day.
Coming up in Term 3
Week 7 Tongan Language Week
Week 8 Te wiki o te reo Maori
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