Welcome to Lower Bridge 2017

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Term 4 Dates Coming Up:
  • EOTC Week: Monday 20th November – Friday 24th November.

In a couple of weeks, I will be setting the class with a homework task around ‘Building a Collection’. This is intended to spark a bit of research around the items they are collecting (e.g. if they begin to collect coins, researching about coins in different countries and what they are worth). It is not my intention for the children to collect items that they need to purchase, but to be creative about the types of collections they can start by going and ‘finding’. I have asked them to begin thinking about the types of things they could collect if they do not already have a collection.

We have also begun to look at ‘Our Family Culture’ – some children this term will be teaching the basics of another language they can be a class expert in (e.g. teaching simple greetings, colours and numbers in German). They will also learn about important aspects of culture as a result of this.

This Week’s Homework Sheet – Homework -TERM 4 WEEK 3 LB


Building Your Own Weather Station

In class, we have been learning to build weather stations to measure data about the weather. Our focus this term has been about USING data once we have gathered it. This PDF has instructions in it that you can use to build your own weather stations at home. Have fun! PDF: Weather Station Instructions

Tap Dance Tutorial

Here is a video that explains simple tap dance steps.  We will be looking at the very first step mainly – up to 24 seconds  in the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWuz3oE7xjk

Basketball Training Videos

The class watched a video about how to get better at dribbling a basketball. They were very inspired and thought it would be great to watch them at home to help them with their home practise. Click the links to find some helpful videos for some of the skills we have been focusing on. DRIBBLING https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3SPZZInhFw HOW TO SHOOT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh9dBTzqYYA This video goes into more depth of the correct technique – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8NvqOH9KP8 GETTING INTO SPACE Some ideas around how to move to get yourself ready for a pass. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNhe0MoXiro  


Hi parents, Geocaching is essentially a giant treasure hunt played out on a Global scale. It involves a lot of orienteering skills, a fun way of exploring the world around us while at the same time learning some valuable skills – such as map reading, problem solving and logical thinking. I have set a homework task this week that the kids can choose to do, but if they are going to undertake this then they will need some support. It may be something that you decide to do as a family in the weekend rather than tackling during the week. There are a few rules around Geocaching that you need to be aware of: Make sure you take an item to leave in the cache if you are planning on taking something out of it. The idea is to SWAP, not TAKE. Do not take the cache with you, simply open it and sign the log to prove you have found it. Make sure you respect the natural environment around you. Geocaching can take you to some pretty cool places! Have a look at the video on this website – there is also a link that you can follow to…

Hi parents,

Each homework sheet is broken into 4 sections: READING, WRITING, MATHS and SPELLING.

There are some useful websites that may help with different tasks:

Spelling – Spelling City. See link for an information page about what Spelling City offers as an educational tool.



Maths – Mathletics codes will be printed tomorrow. If the kids bring their homework books back tomorrow, we can glue their Mathletics details in tomorrow.

You may also want to look at the NZ MATHS website – it has a great families section about how to support your child’s maths learning with ideas from home.



Reading and Writing – Your child should have a Reading Log in their homework book to record books they have read. They can record daily reading by listing books or chapters they have read.

Writing tasks on the Homework Sheet will usually relate to books they have read at home. At times, the writing task will have a different focus (e.g. this week’s writing is ‘About Me’.)


Please let me know if you have any questions about homework!