The Junior School have embarked on Discovery Time on Fridays and as you can see from some of the photos there are so many opportunities for children to problem solve, make choices, persist, discover, wonder, share, cooperate with others – all part of the Learning Process.
We thank parents/caregivers who are supporting us in the classroom during this time.
These are some reflections from some of our Year 2s about Discovery Time which demonstrate the life skills and key competencies that are being learnt.
Everyone needs to share and think about others when they’re doing Discovery Time. It was really good doing the baking. Emeal.
Everyone needs to break their things up at the end so we can use them another time. Hannah
You need to share things and let others use them. Playing with the Mobilo I learnt to make a rocket ship. Rynal
Everyone likes Fridays because it’s Discovery Time. I made a boat using the wood and I had to watch out for my fingers when I was hammering. Tayla
I hope that you had a fabulous Christmas with your children and have enjoyed the summer break. Just a reminder that the new term starts on the 3rd of February. The office will be open on the 30th and 31st of January for new enrolments and stationery sales.
We look forward to welcoming our existing and new families to the school on the 3rd February. Until then enjoy the rest of the holidays.
From all the staff at Katikati Primary School we would like to wish you a very happy Christmas with your children and we look forward to seeing our children back on Monday the 3rd February. The school office will be open on the 30th and 31st of January for new enrolments and stationery sales.
Just to let everyone know that the Year 3 camp is all go this morning. The children will be leaving after the Junior School Celebration Assembly.
Since we have started to rejuvenate our school gully, one of the new attractions at the back of the field is a hut building area. The children have been taking full advantage of the opportunity to build huts during breaktime and lunch. Each week a different year group has a turn to put their building talents to full use. On a Friday the huts are taken down again so that the next year group can come up with their own designs the following week. Have a look at the photos to see what some of the children have managed to create so far.
Please make sure you come and join us on Friday the 6th of December. We are going to have a school open afternoon followed by a family fun evening on the back field. The open afternoon starts at 1.30pm and you are invited to spend time in the classroom with your child. From 3.00pm onwards our fabulous Parents of the School group will be organising some fun activities for children and their whanau to take part in on the back field (make sure you wear your running shoes). This will be followed by the official opening of our gully at 4.00pm and live performances by our choir, kapa haka and instrumental groups. We may even be able to throw in a visit by Santa!!! Please come and join us on the day. (The event is weather dependent, in case of rain you are still most welcome to come and visit the classrooms in the afternoon but the after school events would have to be cancelled).
The children have been working hard getting their entries ready for Ag Day tomorrow (18th October). Here are some of Room 18′s scarecrows and gum boots. Parents, caregivers and whanau are very welcome to come and have a look at the children’s creations in classrooms from 11.50 am tomorrow. Remember that the animals will all be on display on the backfield from 9.00 am, rain or shine (let’s keep our fingers crossed).
Remember to come along to Ag Day this Friday. The action kicks off at 9.oo am on the backfield with children showing their animals. Meanwhile back in the classrooms there will be a range of activities for the children including making sand saucers and designer gum boots. Above are some of Room 25′s gum boot designs. You are welcome to join your child in their classroom at 11.50 am and tour the other classrooms around the school with them from midday onwards. It is going to be a great day, we would love to see you there (rain or shine).