Titahi Bay School

Homework Expectations 2016

Homework download 2016

kura-portraitThere is an expectation that reading, basic number knowledge and oral language will occur on a regular basis at home. Teachers will help with this by providing home reading books or personal choice reading time, spelling, maths activities and/or games and ideas for building number knowledge.

Children enjoy a balance of being read to, reading with you, and reading for themselves. Books, magazines, comics, newspapers, model aeroplane instructions, the back of the Weet Bix packet … whatever: it doesn‟t matter. As long as children are doing something that they are interested in, they will read and enjoy.

Oral language is the basis of all learning. Talking with children is an important part of home learning.

 

Kakano Team Rooms 14, 15 


Reading:
Each child will generally bring home a reader four days a week (Monday to Thursday) and they will bring home their poem book to share with you on Friday as reading over the weekend. A reading log/communication book will be in your child‟s book bag for parents and caregivers to sign.

Spelling: Kakano children are learning to read and spell high frequency words.

Maths: We are practising forwards and backwards counting and we are learning the addition and subtraction basic facts within ten. For example: 3+5=8      4+5=9      5+5=10      1+9=10      10-7=3      8-4=4      7-5=2 2+4=6      5+4=9      1+6=7      0+10=10      9-1=8      2-0=2      5-1=4      

 

Koru Team Rooms 1, 2, 3, 6

sandpitReading: Each child will generally bring home a reader four days a week (Monday to Thursday) and they will bring home their poem book to share with you on Friday as reading over the weekend. A reading log/communication book will be in your child‟s book bag for parents and caregivers to sign.

Spelling: Koru children are learning to spell words from essential lists 1 to 4 published by NZCER in the booklet “Spell-Write”.

Maths: We are practising:

  • forwards and backwards counting to and from larger numbers. Here is a forwards counting example 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62...and a backwards counting example 83, 82, 81, 80, 79, 78, 77...
  • skip counting in twos, fives and tens. Skip counting in twos can start from 1 (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11...) or from 2 (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12...). Skip counting in fives e.g. 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35... Skip counting in tens can begin from any number between 1 and 10 e.g. 2, 12, 22, 32, 42 or 7, 17, 27, 37, 47... or 10, 20, 30, 40, 50...Try skip counting backwards as well as forwards.
  • we are learning the addition and subtraction basic facts within twenty. For example:
  • 12+3=15   9+6=15   10+10=20   9+8=17   20-9=11   19-11=8
  • 8+7=15    7+7=14    6+7=13      8+5=13   15-6=9     12-6=6

 

Rakau Team Rooms 7, 8, 9,16, 17

Reading: Rakau children are expected to read daily for 10 to 20 minutes at home. The classroom teacher may provide a reader or a child may choose a book to read from home or from school.

Spelling: Rakau children are learning to spell words from essential lists 1 to 6 published by NZCER in the booklet “Spell-Write”.

Maths: We are practising and learning addition and subtraction basic facts as well as multiplication and division facts for the two, five, ten and zero times tables. We are also beginning to learn the other times tables. For example: 2x5=10 2x8=16 2x10=20 10÷2=5 16÷2=8 20÷2=10 5x3=15 5x9=45 5x7=35 15÷5=3 45÷5=9 35÷5=7 10x7=70 3x10=30 8x10=80 70÷10=7 30÷10=3 80÷10=8 2x0=0 5x0=0 10x0=0

Rakau team children have a user name and password for the Maths-Whizz website: http://www.whizz.com/  In order to get the most benefit from this fantastic online learning tool, we recommend that children spend approximately twenty minutes on Maths-Whizz at least three times a week.

 

Ngahere Team Rooms 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19

Reading: Ngahere children are expected to read daily for 10 to 20 minutes at home. The classroom teacher may provide a reader or a child may choose a book to read from home or from school.

Spelling: Ngahere children are learning to spell words from essential lists 1 to 7 as well as focusing on commonly misspelt words, published by NZCER in the booklet “Spell-Write”.

Maths: We are practising all the addition and subtraction basic facts as well as all the multiplication and division facts.

Ngahere team children have a user name and password for the Maths-Whizz website: http://www.whizz.com/  In order to get the most benefit from this fantastic online learning tool, we recommend that children spend approximately twenty minutes on Maths-Whizz at least three times a week.

KURA Homework Challenge

kura-kidOur KURA Homework Challenge is optional, that means that you can choose to complete the KURA Homework Challenge if you want to.

These KURA Homework Challenges are based around our Positive Behaviour for Learning values: Kindness, Unity, Respect, Achieve. The challenges recognise the importance of family time and all of the things that you do outside of school hours.

At the end of each term, children who have completed the KURA Homework Challenge will receive a certificate of recognition at their team hui (assembly), house points, and a special morning tea with Mrs Delaney and Ms Malcolm. Teachers will support children with the challenges when required and they will approve and help with child designed challenges. This will help children to follow their own interests.

Teachers will give feedback as every child will complete challenges differently, given their own progress as learners.

 

What you need to do in order to complete the KURA Homework Challenge:

  • kura-explainedYou need to complete at least one activity from each section (Kindness, Unity, Respect, Achieve)
  • Keep a record of each challenge as evidence and bring it to school in the last week of each term. Here are some ideas of the kinds of evidence that you could keep: take photos of you doing the challenge, bring in your certificate of completion (karate belt, swimming lessons, bike course, music exam, ballet exam...), a note from a parent or adult about what you did, bring your craft challenge in to class, play your instrument in class, photocopy of the letter you wrote to someone, a thank you note that you got from a random act of kindness. We might even display your KURA Homework Challenge evidence on the KURA display in our classroom.
  • These challenges are about quality, so take the time to do each challenge to the best of your ability. You should be able to talk about what you learnt by completing each challenge. It‟s about doing each challenge well and properly. For example if you choose to join a group you commit to going to every session.

 

Kindness

  • Help with household jobs regularly (regularly means at least once a week, every week). Here are some ideas of household jobs: Do the dishes, take care of your family pet, sweep the kitchen, vacuum the lounge.
  • Do at least three random acts of kindness. You could visit an elderly person, do some gardening for someone else, do some baking and give it to someone, walk someone else‟s dog, put out the rubbish for your next door neighbour. We‟re sure that you could do some amazing random acts of kindness!
  • Make cards for at least five people. They can be for any reason: to say hello, thinking of you, happy birthday, to say thank you.
  • Write a few letters. This could be a few letters to the same person, or a few different people. These could also be a series of email letters.
  • Prepare a meal
  • Raise money for a charity
  • Help a brother or sister or cousin to do their homework regularly. You could listen to them reading every day for a week, help them to learn their spelling words, help them to practise their basic facts.
  • Read a book to someone else regularly. You could read a picture book to someone else each day for a week or you could read a chapter book to someone else over time.
  • With the help of your parents and teacher design and complete your own Kindness challenge. It must be approved by your teacher before you begin your challenge.

 

Unity

  • Join a community group or team and go along to every session. Here are some ideas: Scouts, Brownies, Pippins, Nippers, Church groups, Athletics Club, Boating Club, Sports teams, Martial Arts, Surf Club, Swimming Club.
  • Invite a friend over to play and invent a new game together to teach to another friend. Do this at least two times. You might like to invite a new friend who hasn‟t been to your place before.
  • Plan and organise a fun family activity like a family picnic at the beach, a family walk, a family day at the pools, a family trip to the park.
  • Play board games as a family on at least three occasions.
  • With the help of your parents and teacher design and complete your own Unity challenge. It must be approved by your teacher before you begin your challenge.

 

Respect

  • Keep an area of your community litter free for a term. As Evidence you might like to take before, mid point and after photos; you could graph how many bags of rubbish you are collecting each week. Our beaches, parks, paths and other areas of our community will look a lot cleaner thanks to you.
  • Keep your bedroom tidy for the whole term.
  • Make your bed every day.
  • Make your lunch every day.
  • Write a letter about an issue concerning Titahi Bay. People who you could write to are: the Mayor, the local paper, Politicians, Local MP‟s, the Porirua City Council.
  • Organise and monitor the recycling at your house for the whole term.
  • With the help of your parents and teacher design and complete your own Respect challenge. It must be approved by your teacher before you begin your challenge.

 

Achieve

  • Keep a reading log of all your personal reading during the term.
  • Learn a new craft.
  • Learn to play a musical instrument.
  • Be responsible for bringing your book bag/reading books and homework back to school each week for a whole term.
  • Train for and participate in a triathlon, duathlon or sports competition. Bring in your certificate or medal to share with us.
  • Create a construction of your choice. As an extra for experts challenge - use only recycled materials for your construction.
  • Keep a diary or journal or blog regularly.
  • Visit educational websites to enhance your learning. There are some examples and links on our Titahi Bay School website. Share any good educational websites that you find with your teacher.
  • Find out a lot more about your class topic and share your extra research findings with your class.
  • Do your own research project and present it to your class.
  • Join and visit your local library regularly. Write book reviews about the books that you like the most from the library. You could present your book reviews as a written piece, podcast, power point presentation, record them on a CD - you choose.
  • Set yourself a personal challenge and work hard towards achieving it. We know someone whose goal was to climb up Colonial Knob three times in ten weeks.
  • With the help of your parents and teacher design and complete your own Achievement challenge. It must be approved by your teacher before you begin your challenge.

 

 

 

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Breaking News

School Photo Day 2018

Friday 11 May 2018

Triathlon 2018

Saturday 24 March 2018

Beach Education

Wednesday 6 December at Titahi Bay Beach. Postponement date Wednesday 13 December.

Ballot

5 places available for out of zone year 1 children in 2018.  Advert will be in Kapi Mana week of 20 November.  Deadline for applications is 3pm Friday 1 December.  If ballot required it will be on Friday 8 December.  Parents informed of outcome of ballot by Monday 11 December 2017.

Fun House Day

Friday 8 December.

School Closes - End of Year

Friday 15 December at 12.30pm.

Year 6 Pool/Rec Trip

Thursday 14 December.

Xmas Picnic

Thursday 7 December 4.30-6pm.

End of Year Interviews

If you would like an end-of-year interview, please email class teacher, these will be 4-8 December.

Reports

Reports go home with new class for 2018 on Thursday 14 December.

Year 6 Leavers 

Wednesday 13 December.

2018 Term Dates

Term1: 1 Feb - 13 April.   Term 2: 30 April - 6 July.   Term 3: 23 July - 28 Sept. Term 4: 15 October - 14 Dec. Public Holidays: Waitangi Day 6 Feb, Easter Friday 30 March, Easter Monday 2 April, Easter Tuesday 3 April, Queens Birthday 4 June, Labour Day 22 October.

BOT Meetings

2017: 26 January, 20 February, 27 March, 1 May, 8 June, 3 July, 4 September, 6 November, 4 December.

2018: 19 February, 12 March, 28 May, 25 June, 13 August, 17 September, 12 November, 3 December.

After Hours Contact

Steve Jackson - 0272410913

School App

Download our school app from App Store for iphones or Play Store for android.

New Board Of Trustees

Sarah Campbell (Chairperson) Scott Hemsley, Lynette Renouf, Ria Tomoana, Gaby Wesley-Smith.

Dental Clinic

Phone 0800825583, option 1.

Powhiri

9am Monday 13 November, 11 December.

 Kakano - 2017

Mondays 1.30-3pm

After School Care for 2017

YMCA - Contact Rebecca White , Phone 022 3121978, rebecca@ymcawellington.org.nz

 

Stationery for 2018

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