St. Joseph's School School Otahuhu


Room 2

Kia ora and welcome to Room 2 2019! 

This term-has been jam-packed with learning in all shapes and forms!  We've set goals and made the commitment to be high flyers! We've discussed the people we want to be this year and the class culture we want to create, signing our own class treaty while simultaneously learning about how Te Tiriti O Waitangi has shaped our country. 

In Maths we have been reviewing knowledge and our strategies for addition and subtraction and learning to speak in the language of statistics! 

In R.E we have been learning about the role of Jesus and how he saves us. Check out the art work we created around Jesus' 'I am' statement from John's gospel. We have also been focusing on values we want to build into our class culture. So far, we  know we are people who value kotahitanga - unity and togetherness, laughter, respect and are working towards developing an attitude of gratitude. 

In writing we created 'a moment in time poetry' which involved looking at amazing pictures and (for many of us) snacking on raspberries for the very first time! We are now busy inventing our own animals for our report writing and collecting 'subject' specific vocabulary' to make our writing more engaging.  

We have been learning about South Sudan as part of our Caritas topic. We are hearing people's stories and deepening our understanding of how conflict can disrupt lives. Every morning during prayer time we make sure to say a prayer to the people of South Sudan who are struggling.

In reading we have been reading a mixture of stories to practise our inferencing skills. We have looked at several stories, discussing the clues in the text and how they can help us understand deeper meanings. 

Following the events of the 15 March, we have also made sure to educate ourselves about the Christchurch terrorist attacks to do our part to stand in solidarity with our Muslim community and to understand the importance of respect, inclusion, and celebrating diversity. We coloured some flowers and delivered them to the Mt. Roskill Mosque, sharing messages to love and support.