Reading, Writing and Maths
In Room 4 children learn numeracy skills in the morning block from 9.30 to 10.30am. The essential Numeracy skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are modelled with children, as well as measurement, geometry and statistics skills. Children are encouraged to work cooperatively and receive plenty of focused teacher time to develop and extend their mathematical knowledge.
Our literacy sessions run from 11am to 12.30pm. In this time we cover reading, writing and inquiry learning. Our year 7 and 8 children also engage in novel studies where they can explore their reading passions in small groups and independently.
Exercising before learning is proven to improve results
In Room 4, we recognise that regular exercise is important for not only keeping ourselves fit but also for getting our brains ready for learning. We enjoy a variety of games at fitness time that are fun and encourage teamwork and sportsmanship.
Individual work on individual passions
Every term year 7 and 8 students complete some alphabet research - self-directed home learning about a topic of their choice.
Some of the projects completed this year are:
Wellington Hurricanes and Phoenix
For Art sessions in Room 4 the children experience a range of different activities that develop their artistic skills. This has included painting, collage designs, still life drawings and bottle top mosaic patterns.
This year the children have begun working with an art teacher covering a range of artistic skills and designs.
Woodwork and design
Every Wednesday afternoon our year 7 and 8 students head to Mt Cook school. Last term they did woodwork and design, building boxes and lights. This term the robot theme continues - lego robots with motors and coding to control them.
Sharing our Skills
We love to get out in the community and share our skills. Our year 6 students regularly visit local pre-schools and read to the youngsters.
Floorball, cross-country, basketball, football and more
So far this year we have taken part in coaching sessions for floorball and handball at the ASB Centre. In Term 2 we will be coached in football by Island Bay United.
In Term 4 we attend the Kilbirnie Aquatic Centre and take part in activities such as kayaking, diving, snorkeling and water safety.
Through out the year we have the opportunity to join the Southern Zone competitions for athletics, swimming, cross-country and cricket.