Sunday, 11 February 2018
week 3 term 1 2018
Letter aWelcome to week 3....have you signed up for SEESAW?....this is a way to keep up with day to day learning with your child. Most messages can be emailed but SEESAW is an instant message to your phone. Feel free to ask me about it if you are unsure.
PMP begins this week 9am Monday Tuesday and Thursday.If you can help please let us know. 30 minute sessions. Perceptual motor programme- PMP is a programme which aims to develop the child's perceptions and understandings of himself or herself in relation to her/his world, through movement/motor experiences. It aims to develop perceptions of height and space, the pattern and order of the child's natural world, the laws and limitations that govern the human body. Above all it aims to give the child confidence to manipulate him/herself in their world to suit her or his own best interests. PMP is seen as part of the programme of total experiences. It is not a physical education programme alone, or music, or fitness, or dance, or gymnastics. It is a programme that uses facets of all of the above in order to develop children's perceptions. The perceptions and judgments that are formed over time help determine how children react to their environment, to others, and to new ideas. - PMP is different because it aims to develop the child rather than the skill. It is not purely a motor programme. It is a perceptual motor programme where language is the key factor in providing the perceptual knowledge about the motor experience. The programme has its roots in the development of language, the gaining of problem solving skills, and general readiness areas. The Perceptual Motor Programme (PMP) is a step-by step programme, designed and individualised for the development of PERCEPTUAL KNOWLEDGE and JUDGEMENT. Perceptual knowledge/judgement comes from physical and sensory experiences that are repeated over and over. The perceptions that are formed over time help determine how children react to their environment, to others, and to new ideas. When this is well developed, consequential reactions are more likely to be appropriate for any given situation. When it is not, it can impede learning. Children with common problems such as inattention, day dreaming, wandering, laziness, clumsiness, and disruptive behaviour are often those with a poorly developed "perceptual world." These children risk becoming frustrated and stressed which can shut down their ability to concentrate and comprehend. A consistent and varied "diet" of physical and sensory experience is the key to developing perceptual judgments. The greater the store of experiences the better developed the perceptions and motor reactions. And when those perceptions and reactions become automatic, the brain is free for higher thinking tasks. In short, refining perceptual judgments prepare the brain for learning.
Wednesday, 7 February 2018
Sunday, 14 January 2018
welcome to room 15 Kapanui School
Welcome to Room 15 Kapanui School 2018
I look forward to meeting with some of you again and welcoming all those who are new to Kapanui and to Rose Graham and me. Rose teaches in Room 15 on Friday’s and I am here on the other 4 days.
If at any time you have concerns please feel free to chat, which may mean an appointed time depending on the circumstances. I have meetings after school on a Monday and often on a Tuesday.
Room 15 will have not one but two teachers!
The classroom blog site http://5kapanui.blogspot.co.nz/ will run this year and can be accessed for you own information and keeping up with what we are doing plus giving the children somewhere to learn and practice new found learning. Many of the activities and songs on this site are also able to be accessed from the Kapanui website, http://www.kapanui.school.nz/1/pages/1-welcome-to-kapanui-school- Both sites can be accessed by your wider families and will keep you up to date with happenings in Kapanui Fun Fifteen.
We will also have the SEESAW APP in the classroom connecting you to your children’s work and play daily. You will receive an invitation via smartphone to access this app. The notifications from this will keep you up to date and you can contact me directly as well.
Library day is Friday and there is a library box for returns in the classroom. Poetry will go home on a Thursday and doubles as the Thursday reading task.
We are looking forward to the year and together we hope to do the very best for each of the children in the class.
Always feel free to come into class and we welcome your feedback and comments.
You also have a QR code for Seesaw and note to tell you about that.
Studyladder is another online site for your child to use. There is a page named studyladder at the top of the home page on this blog and when you activate easy logon your child can go to their personal logon and avatar,
Welcome …..help always appreciated!
Sunday, 26 November 2017
Saturday, 18 November 2017
week 6 term 4 2017
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.
Sunday, 12 November 2017
week 5 term 4 2017
On Friday this week there is a junior disco. Bring $2 per slice of pizza before Friday.
Junior Disco is on THIS FRIDAY!!! Bring your friends and come dancing in the hall at lunchtime. Gold coin donation entry. Glow gear and inflatables for sale from $1 to $3.