Sunday, 30 June 2019

Last Week of Term

Hello all.  Welcome to Week 10.

We still need cars to transport us to and from the ice skating rink tomorrow and Thursday.  Let me know if you can help. 

We are having a finishing up week this week, finishing off our art work, working on our mini research projects on pests and native animals, and working out what we need for our Friday Fun day.

It's been a full on, amazing term.  It has been wonderful to get to know your lovely children and I look forward to next term.


Deb Lerew

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Today we walked to and from the skating rink and it was very cold and took a long time.  We have decided to try to get some parents to help to shuttle us next week.

If you are able to help out could you please contact me on  or
0275618000.  We need to be at the rink by 9.40 and will be ready to return to school at 10.50.  
The bus costs $76 for a round trip to the rink from school which is unaffordable. 

Thank you for your support.

Deb Lerew

Daisy Thursday Morning taken by Amelia
Hi Everyone

The board has approved Daisy coming in and being part of our programme in our class.  Does anyone in Rm 5 have allergies to dogs?  I hope not! Or do you have anything against Daisy being in the class?  She is a placid Jack Russell who has spent every day at Clyde School with my Year 1&2 class last year and there were no problems.  We take her out for toilet breaks at fitness, morning tea and lunch and clean up after her.  She is sweet and kind and helps people when they are sad.  She also loves being read to.

Some parents are dropping their kids straight to the ice skating rink at 9.40 as we start walking at 9.10 so they will not be missing anything beforehand.  We are walking to and from the rink on Tuesday and Thursday 9.45 to put on skates finishing skating at 10.40.  All welcome to help tie up skates!!!

Have a great week.

Deb Lerew

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Week 9

Poetry recitals times: 

  • Thursday after lunch for theYear 5's with Rm 5 and 6. 
  • Wednesday after morning tea for the Year 6's.
  • These will be marked following the criteria shared last week.  Winners will share on Thursday 4th July at 1.30.
School Ski Camp info
A letter will be sent out this week asking permission for your child to come on camp as well as gathering info on parents who are interested to come, the extra skills and strengths on offer, and a rough guide on prices.

Ice Skating
Tuesday and Thursday for the next two weeks from10-10.40.  Feel free to meet us there to help with putting on skates etc.

School Mass
Week 10 Wednesday 3 July at 9 am run by Rm 5 and 6.  All welcome.

Predator Free NZ
We have tracking tunnels set up around the school to gather information about what pests or animals are in our area.  Ask your child about how these work.  We are hoping to work on some mini projects on both introduced pests and native animals.  If your child can bring a device this and next week it would be very helpful for our research.

Have a great week,

Deb Lerew

Monday, 17 June 2019

Hi Rm 5 Team

Upcoming events:

School Ski Camp
We are now taking the Year 6 kids first,  Monday 9th, Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th September and the Year 5's are going Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th and Friday 13th September.  We have had a lot of interest from parents.  I am happy to bring as many parents as we can fit but this will mean you will pay for your own skiing and we may be able to cover your accomodation and food.  There will still be parents that may miss out so I apologise for this in advance. 

Poetry Eisteddfod this term:
Using poetry, recite/perform a chosen poem making meaning clear by using
appropriate speech and delivery.  It will be marked as follows:
Introduction /10
Preparation /10
Diction /10
Audience suitability /10
Presentation /10
Total /50
Year 5 will be presenting their poems to Rm 5 and 6 on Monday 24th June so get practising.  Year 6 will present theirs to Room 5 

Iceskating is the next two weeks.  It is on Tuesday and Thursday from 10-10.40.  Rm 5 will be walking to the rink and home by bus.  Your child will need:
  • Gloves (these protect fingers from blades as well as for warmth)
  • waterproof pants and jacket
  • Helmet
  • warm long socks
Play is the Way -  is starting this week school wide and will be part straight after lunch three times a week, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  

Thanks and have a great week.

Deb Lerew

Monday, 10 June 2019


The date of Room 5 Ski Camp is Week 8, September 9 - 13.  The Year 5 students will be skiing Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and the Year 6's are skiing Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

I need to get parent numbers sorted asap so we can police vet any parents that haven't previously.  The police checks last for three years.

Email me on or text me 0275618000 if you are keen to come on camp.  Spaces are limited so get to me as soon as you can.


Deb L

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Welcome to Week 7.

We will be looking at the Eisteddfod Oral Language requirement this week. Details below:

Room 5 Poetry Eisteddfods will be heard in Week 9 of this term.
You will need to recite the poem in a way to make the poem come alive, as the poet meant it to be when read aloud. We are looking at performing the poem rather than just reading it.

Chosen poems should be of a reasonable length - 16 to 20 lines is a good length.
The performance is scored out of 50:

  • 10 marks for the introduction - state the title, the poet, some interesting facts about him/her if you have some. Why you chose this poem? The meaning you take from the poem?
  • 10 marks for the preparation - how well have you learned it? What ideas have you used to perform it? Do you bring any props?
  • 10 marks for diction - how clear are the words? - can we understand all of them and can we hear them all?
  • 10 marks for audience suitability - Room 6 are the first audience, and later the whole school - is this a poem that suits this audience? I know that we all enjoy humorous poems, animals, adventures, narrative poems that tell a story and ones with interesting nonsense words.  Many people also seem to enjoy poems that have a clear rhythm and rhyme.
  • 10 marks for the overall presentation - this is the pure performance and entertainment factor.

Also please let me know if you are interested in being a parent helper on the ski trip next term.  We need names soon as everyone has to be police checked.

Interviews will be the first week back next term and a report on your child’s progress will be out at the end of this term.  I will be sending a follow-up goal setting sheet home this week to be completed and then sent back to school and used during our three-way student led interview.

Have a great week,

Deb Lerew