Room 15 at Kapanui School is a year one/ two class at Kapanui School in 2016.We are discoverers and want you to be a part of our whanau. Be a part of our class blog and begin our journey for 2016. Welcome to our blog!
Here you will find children's writing, maths, weekly activities and it will update you on class happenings. Keep Kapanui Fun Fifteen on your bookmarks tab and be involved!
We have been invited to
attend a free art talk at the Mahara Gallery with Art Educator Paul
Forrest. Paul has extensive experience
working with young people which he gained during his several years as Educator
for the NZ Real Art Road Show. This is
an opportunity to access special places within our community.
We are walking to Mahara gallery on Wednesday 22 November leaving school at about 1pm. Parents are welcome to join us !
On thursday 23 November at 12 midday room 15 and room 16 are hosting Assembly- you are welcome to atttend.
Kia ora whānau On the 8th November the whole school will be walking up to Whakarongatai Marae to commemorate Parihaka. We will be welcomed onto the marae by the tangata whenua, followed by a couple of speakers and then morning tea (children will take their morning tea).
We are planning on leaving at 9.30am from school, with powhiri starting at 10am. We will leave the marae at about 11.15am to return to school.
You are very welcome to join us.
If you do want to join us and would like to walk down with the children - meet in your child’s class at 9.15am.
All children will need to be wearing their hats (sunscreen applied in the morning is a good idea too) and if girls have a skirt that would be great to wear (but don’t go out and buy one).
Could you please indicate whether you will be joining us for catering purposes.
welcome back for our last term this year. It will go fast....9 weeks and 1 has gone already.
We are presenting assembly in week 6 with room 16 and we are also swimming this term - week 8.
Make sure you have a read of the newsletter to see what we are up to this term.
This term our syndicate will be focussing on
technology linked to transport and the history of
transport. We are excited to explore the different
means of transport and identify how transport has
changed over time. As a team we aim to integrate
learning opportunities through reading, writing and
maths. This helps to create powerful learning
This term is a busy and exciting term.
We have a
number of educational activities that are taking
place this term. We appreciate your help. Your
support makes these events possible offering our
children amazing opportunities to learn outside the
We are acknowledging
Parihaka Remembrance Day
on Wednesday 8th November
where the whole school will
be walking to the
Whakarongotai Marae. We
will be leaving school at
9:30am and returning to
school by 11:30am.
We have been invited to attend
a free art talk at the Mahara
Gallery with Art Educator Paul
Forrest. Paul Forrest has
extensive experience working
with young people which he
gained during his several years
as the Educator for the NZ Real
Art Road Show. Paul will talk to
our children about art and art
galleries and he also has several
interactive activities to engage
our students. We will require
If you are able to
assist in this event please let
me know. Friday 17th November 1:30pm - 2:30pm Room 15
Play Based Learning
As a team we continue to be ongoing in our
professional development of Play Based Learning. The
benefits of play are immense. We have noticed that
our New Entrant children are experiencing seamless
transitions into school as the Play Based Learning
approach is similar to those used in Early Childhood
Centres. This “familiar approach to learning” ensures
our children feel comfortable at school, developing
positive social interactions with their peers and
improving confidence. In recent observations in class,
it was amazing to hear the high level of dialogue
between children who were initiating role play and
managing themselves to be problem solvers. In other
instances children have been observed creating their
own “maths” learning. This was evident as some
students explored the speed and distance of an
object moving across different surfaces. And in
another instance, the learning of gravity through
water travelling through pipes. The opportunities for
learning through play are countless and initiated by
children which means our children have ownership
over their learning.
Our Term Ahead
Week 2: Monday 23rd October - Labour Day
Week 3: Tuesday 31st October - Southwards Museum
Week 4: Wednesday 8 November - Parihaka
Week 5: Mahara Gallery Visits
Week 6: Mahara Gallery Visits
Week 6: Swimming Begins
Week 8: Tuesday 5th December - St Lukes Trip
Week 9: Monday 11th December - Syndicate Picnic
Week 9 : Friday 15th December - Last day (12:00pm
Kapanui PFA have organsied
Calendar Art and our
children’s art looks amazing.
Please support our PFA &
our school by placing orders.
These calendars, dairies and
cards make very special gifts.