Kia ora ki te whanau,
Can you believe it's week 11 and the end of the first term already! Time certainly flies in the Koru team with such fun busy days. We're sure you are all looking forward to some rest and relaxation and some precious family time together over the holidays.
This week we welcomed lots of lovely little visitors who will be starting early in Term 2. It was lovely to have our new Koru teacher, Chelsea, join us on Wednesday to meet the new children. Chelsea will be joining the Koru team from the start of Term 2.
Over the last 2 weeks we have been exploring the story of The Little Red Hen and how we can show our school values 'We get there together' and 'We make a difference' to work together as a team during our Learning Through Play. We have seen some lovely teamwork being used to create some amazing work, and we've all been practicing getting there together to tidy up after our play.
Working together with a preschool visitor.
This group were sharing equipment beautifully while working together.
'Teamwork makes the dream work'
Showing how 'We get there together' to complete a building project.
Using our segmenting and blending skills to decode a word.
Playing Jump during a structured literacy lesson.
Creating animals from The Little Red Hen story to role play with.
Playing house games on the big field with the senior leaders.
Practising some yoga after a big morning of Learning Through Play.
Wow good balancing!
Working together and sharing tools in the sandpit.
Taking turns to jump off the decking.
Showing 'We get there together' by all helping to tidy up our classroom.
Showing great teamwork by working together on a project.
Putting the ideas all together as a team.
The collaborative collage project all completed.
We have some very exciting events coming up in Term 2 starting with the whole school cross country in the second week of the term, on Tuesday 11th May. The event starts with the senior children completing their run first. Our run will be between 2-3 pm, and we will give you more details closer to the time. The course for our children will be a run around Beckenham Park. We will familiarise the children with the course in the first week of the term and will get some practices in each day. You may also like to get your child out for some training over the holidays.
As we head into one of our winter terms after the holidays, children will not be required to wear their hats at playtimes. Hats will not be required again until the start of Term 4.
We wish you a lovely and safe autumn holiday together. We look forward to hearing about all the holiday adventures from your little ones at the beginning of Term 2.
Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou,
Elizabeth, Jo, Stacey and Nicola