Pokeno School

Welcome to Room 5 Term 2 2022


Welcome back! We hope you have managed to enjoy some special time with your whanau.  I have enjoyed greeting all those beautiful smiley faces back into the classroom.

At the top of this page you will find some resources to support you at home with your learning, should you wish.  Further down, you will find photos about what we been up to - keep checking as I will add throughout the term.

Any questions, concerns or feedback please don't hesitate to email me k.foord@pokeno.school.nz.

This video shows you the correct sounds of New Zealand English that we are teaching through a structured approach.  You will find you child's current stage in their homework books, and further videos below to support your child learning these sounds.  If you're not sure please email me!

Stages 1-4 Speed Sounds. 

Weeks 7-10

That's a wrap! Have a wonderful, safe, holiday with your whanau and I look forward to seeing everyone again in Term 3! Arohanui.

************ HAPPY MATARIKI!************

Cultural Day 2022: The Tamariki had a great day exploring all of the different cultures represented in Pokeno.  They had the opportunity to experience food from all over the world, and it was wonderful to see them dressed in their cultural attire. They had such a neat time and you could see how proud they were to share something so close to their hearts. Thank you for all your support on this special day!

As part of 'Belonging' inquiry we are learning about the community we belong to and the Tamariki had an exciting trip to Pokeno Village! They were lucky enough to speak to a local policeman, sit in the local firetruck and explore other places such as Pokeno Countdown and Pokeno Bacon. Best of all - there was a yummy ice-cream from the famous Pokeno Ice Cream shop to be enjoyed at the end of the trip. 

Weeks 4-6

Talofa Lava! We had fun immersing ourselves in Samoa Language Week learning about their customs and language. Together we made tapa cloth, created lei, sung songs and greeted each other in Samoan every morning.

Weeks 1-3

Pink Shirt Day was a huge success! Tēnā rawa atu koe (Thank you) for all your support.  I think these face speak volumes about the fun that was had!

We have been continually learning through our structured literacy approach.  If you would like strategies to support your child at home please do let me know - I'm happy to chat!  You will find information at the front of your child's homework book, also.

Our maths focus this term is Geometry.  We have been learning about the different shapes and their attributes.  During our shape hunt it was heart warming to listen to the level of collaboration and Ako - the akonga were supporting one another to complete the tasks of finding the different shapes.  They were super excited to find the hexagon on the picnic table under the roof!

As part of our belonging inquiry we have been talking about our roles in the classroom.  We switched up our classroom contributions and the akonga demonstrated enthusiasm and pride as they got on with their new roles to help keep the classroom tidy.  I am so proud of them for showing such commitment to their responsibilities within the classroom.  Levi, our new floor monitor, did such a stellar job he even found all the items that had found their way under furniture! Ka pai.

Happy Mothers Day! We love you and hope you got very spoiled.

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