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Take Flight Newsletter

May 2016

Welcome Bay School

Maths
Take Flight numeracy is being delivered in
class groups this term. Grouping within
the classes will vary based on need. It has
an ongoing focus on building number
knowledge and then using this to solve
problems. We aim to provide a range of
practical opportunities for students to
apply their growing maths skills e.g.
cooking, science investigations.

Literacy
Take Flight begins each day with Literacy,
please make sure your children are at
school on time to help them settle quickly
into their learning. Children will work in
their instructional groups daily working on
their personal goals in both reading and
writing. In addition, they will spend time
working in mixed ability groups practising
their growing skill set, developing phonetic
awareness and building oral language.
Children will bring home either an
instructional book or a book of their
choice daily. Please take the time to listen
to them read and to fill in their Read It
book every day. Remember that reading at
home should be enjoyable and a chance to
build confidence and fluency.

Your Day?
Ideas to ask you children at the end of the day:
- If I called your teacher tonight, what would she
tell me about you?
- What do you think you should do/learn more/less
of at school? Why?
- If you got to be the teacher tomorrow, what
would you do?
- How did you help somebody today or how did
somebody help you today?

Term 2, 2016
Term One Wrap Up
The Take Flight teachers would like to thank you for your support during
Term 1. The term saw the building of a new team of teachers and learners
and the establishing of new routines and expectations and utilising a great
new space. It also included a great trip to explore Tye Park, daily
swimming culminating in a wonderful swimming display, the opportunity
to be the big kid role models during Power Bird hour and a wide range of
learning opportunities.
Term 2
Term 2 builds towards the New Zealand wide anti-bullying week in week
three of the term. Science with a focus on the living world complimented by
a taste of planet earth and beyond will guide many aspects of our learning.
Later in the term we have Life Education visit to further support our
developing knowledge.
We Need You!
This term we are hoping to do some cooking with small groups. Do you
have an hour or two you could share with us to help make this possible?
Please find a moment to chat with us if you would like to be involved.

Important Information
Cross-Country: Take Flight will train for our school cross country each day. Children can
to bring their running shoes or wear bare feet. If your child is unabile to participate for any
reason plese send a note explaining why. Race day is Thursday 26th May.
Library Van & School Library: Tauranga City Library Van is odd weeks on Wednesdays,
with school library being on even weeks. We encourage children to keep these books at
school but if they come home please ensure books are returned promptly.

Book Bags & Books: Children need to bring their book bag, Read It book, daily
reader and homework book to school every day!
Life Education Visit: The Life Education van and Harold the Giraffe are in school
from 16-24 June.
Junior Numeracy Afternoon: Looking for ideas on how to help your child with
maths? Keen to know more about how maths is taught at school? Hub 2 will be
hosting an information afternoon during the term, date and time to be confirmed soon.

Whats On in Take Flight


Week ____

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Admin Meeting 7:45

09:00 - 09:15 Literacy - Writing

Literacy Writing

Literacy Writing

Literacy - Writing

Assembly

09:15 - 09:30 Literacy - Reading

Literacy Reading

Literacy Reading

Literacy - Reading

10:00 - 10:15 Literacy - Writing

Literacy Writing

Library Van

Literacy - Writing

Literacy - Writing

10:15 - 10:30 Literacy - Reading

Literacy Reading

Action
Learning

Literacy - Reading

Literacy Reading

09:30 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:00
Milk + Fitness

10:30 - 10:45

Library Van

10:45 - 11:00

Action
Learning

Eating Duty
School Duty

Kez - Court & Classes

Kat - Open Class


Kay - Field

Kay - Courts &


Classes

11:30 - 11:45 Kapahaka 11:30-12pm

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

11:45 - 12:00

Numeracy

Numeracy

Numeracy

Numeracy

12:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 12:40 Numeracy
12:40 - 1:00

Cross Country
Training

Cross Country Cross Country Cross Country


Training
Training
Training

Cross Country
Training

Eating Duty
School Duty

Kay - Field (1)


Kat - Courts & Classes (2)
Kez - Dance

02:00 - 02:15 Roll / Shared Book


Hub 1 Release

Kat - Field (1)


Kay - Open Class (2)
Kez - Sports (2)

Kez - Dance

Roll / Shared Book

Roll / Shared
Book

Hub 2 Release

02:15 - 02:30 Science/Technology Rotations x 3


weeks

Science/Technology Developmental

02:30 - 02:45 Social/Emotional

Social/Emotional

Finishing

CUSP DAY

Guardian's Release
1:30-3pm

02:45 - 03:00
School Duty
03:00 -

Contact Details:
katreena@welcomebay.school.nz
kez@welcomebay.school.nz
kay@welcomebay.school.nz

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