Our Learning

Welcome back to the last term for 2018. A very busy and exciting term is ahead of us.Welcome to any students and whanau – we are delighted to have you as part of our Marist family!

Our Inquiry this term is about the different ways we celebrate and the things we do within our family, school and community to celebrate events and occasions.

We have our Marist Athletics day and our End of Year Concert to look forward to as well.

The table below gives more detail of this term’s learning:

Theme Let’s Celebrate
Key competency focuses   Develop strategies and skills to cope with challenges. Accept and value differing viewpoints.Confidently communicate in a range of settings.Draw on personal knowledge and intuitions.

Interact confidently with peers and people of different ages. Communicate ideas in a variety of styles.

Encouraging us to value Our RICH values of Respect ,Integrity, Courage & Integrity as well as  Whanaungatanga, Arohatanga & Manaakitanga
Key understandings    How and what do we celebrate?
Religious Education Saints Strand, All Saints Day, Advent
English Oral language Class and group discussions /

Listening to texts.  Oral Language experiences related to Inquiry Learning and Book week

Visual language Handwriting.

Viewing and presenting related to RE, Inquiry learning, English and the Arts.  Use of digital devices.

Written language Reading and writing linked with a focus on

Recounts, Descriptive Writing, Personal Experiences and writing linked with learning from other curriculum areas.

Reading Independent reading, reading to/with and by, Shared reading, Guided reading, weekly library sessions,

Texts linked with Inquiry.  Reading Comprehension practice.

Maths Numeracy Number knowledge / Fractions

Addition and subtraction, Multiplication and Division strategies

Strand Measurement and Statistics


Inquiry  – Celebrations Hub 1 Festivals

Hub 2 Celebrations and Festivals

Hub 3 Celebrating NZ’s geography and history

Health   and

Physical Education

Athletics – running, jumping, throwing


Visual Art Drawing and Painting




Greet, farewell and acknowledge people and respond to greetings and acknowledgments

The purpose for home learning is to provide a positive link between home and school that promotes and enhances a child’s learning.Home Learning

Students will bring a reader home every day, please encourage your child to read, discuss and retell their book to you or any other adult at home. Spelling words will be sent home from Year 2 onwards to learn for the week.

Please encourage your child to keep working on Mathletics activities and tasks set each week.

Years 4 to 6 students need to get their Marist RICH challenges completed and signed off by their teachers by Friday 16 November.

PE Uniform

Please ensure that your child brings their PE uniform to school daily as they participate in some form of physical activity everyday.

Please name/label uniforms as it is very helpful particularly if an item gets lost.


  • Please encourage your child to read the book / library book they bring home each day.
  • Junior students need to bring back their readers back daily.

Teachers are happy to answer and queries or concerns, please feel free to email the whanau teachers or set up a time to meet with them.



Mrs. Sharon Menezes