Term 3 at Temuka Primary School

Temuka Telegraph

October 2020

The holidays are almost here and while we have been a bit limited while in Level 2, we have been lucky enough to get most of the planned activities done.

We celebrated Daffodil Day with a black and white or yellow mufti day. We were very grateful for the $374.00 raised for our local Cancer Society who support local families affected by cancer. Many students wore yellow but equally some chose to wear black and white to support Temuka Rugby for their final season games.
On the same day we were joined by nine Police Officers from Temuka, Geraldine and Pleasant Point who rode the bike track with many of our students. They also played games with them on the field. This was a great chance for them to build positive and lifetime relationships between students and Police.
Our PLAY theme has continued and for the last part of this term and first part of next term our focus is Music and Movement. Year 5 & 6 have a variety of musical activities going. Recorder, tuned percussion, body percussion, sound scapes etc. We have also been learning about procedural writing and making pancakes, ginger beer and cheese toasties to make sure our algorithms and writing work. These themes continue throughout the school and the students are enjoying making and experimenting with making and moving to music.
We have been lucky enough to have Haami and Kalinia taking Kapahaka across the school, introducing the students to waiata and having fun with Te Reo.
Our basketball students are looking forward to their season starting shortly with the level drop as the winter sports wind down.
Now we look forward to our holidays and lots of warm weather to be out and about in.