Saturday, April 28, 2018

Welcome to Term 2!

Tena Koutou Family and Whānau,

The first week back in maths we will be exploring polyhedrons. As the week progresses, and we get into it, you could ask your child to explain how these shapes have faces, edges and vertices. For homework your child will be doing one of the following:
  • Find photographs of different polyhedrons from magazines and create a poster page in your homework book.
  • Draw, list, or photograph polyhedrons around the house. An example of a polyhedron is a fridge. An example of something that isn't a polyhedron is a ball.
  • Use materials found at home to construct a polyhedron of choice. 
Here's the generic weekly schedule for this term:


For Inquiry this term we'll be looking at: Art, Artists and Why They Did It. We'll be looking at, among other things: Renaissance art, artists and context; Impressionism; Pointillism; Expressionism, NZ artists with a focus on portraits e.g., Rita Angus and a bunch of other stuff.
   I had an idea to do something with ships in a bottle. Does anyone have a ship in a bottle at home? If you do, I'd love to see it. 

In writing we'll be starting the term by doing procedural or instruction writing. It would be great if you could talk to your child about a skill or talent they have that they could write instructions for. Ideally it would be something that requires materials and steps such as sewing a pin cushion, games, recipes, sports or similar. 

As always, feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or other feedback. I'm looking forward to another great term.

Rock On,
Mr M


  1. Thanks for all the hard work you put in Tom, here's to another super term!

    1. Cheers, Nina. Looks like it should be a cracker!