Saturday, 17 February 2018

Week 3 News

Another busy week and an interesting one too. We found on Monday that a lot of the children were very tired, what exciting weekends you must of all had. We now have over 60% of the class on their own Chrome books. This is making such a difference to the learning we are doing. The children who are new to Chrome books learning is increasing exponentially as they learn about working in a digital manner. They are focussed and on task as they complete learning tasks.

Some reminders for the next week:
  • Cellphones - please send a letter to Mrs Burnside to ask permission if your child needs a cell
phone at school. They also have to hand it in to the teacher at 9am for the day to be kept safe.
Check out the policy on the website if unsure.
  • Learning conversations - These are coming up in week 5 please remember to book these to develop the learning relationship with your child and us, as it is so vitally important for academic success.
  • The pink slips that came home on Wednesday need to be filled in and returned please. It would
be great to get these all in before the conferences.
  • Water bottles - these are needed at school every day, please ensure your child has one and it is
  • Shoes - Cross Country is coming up and we will be training. Please send your child in appropriate
shoes such as sneakers/trainers.
  • BYOD - If you haven't and are considering purchasing your child one it will certainly benefit their
learning in Dudley. Please look at the school website or in at the office for the example of the
specifications needed.

Please check out our Twitter page to view some of the learning we have been doing in Reading. For those that haven't yet seen the class blog please do visit and sign up for the emails.

Don't forget to come along to the 'Welcome' and Fish 'N Chip evening on Monday 19th Feb 5:30 - 6:30pm. Come and have a look at Dudley, meet us and hear a little about our programme.

Thank you for your continued support
Becks and Jan

Thursday, 15 February 2018


We have made a small start and some of us have created our blogs and written something.  Watch this space as we all head towards using Blogger as a writing tool.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Week 2

What a chatty week we have had as the children get to know each other and make new friends or reestablish old friends and relationships.  Hopefully next week that will settle and we will continue on with learning.

The highlight of the week was definitely Top Team.  The children loved all of the activities and working together in their houses with the children across the other classes.

Everyday we have more and  more devices arriving which is so exciting and we are just sorting some school passwords with our technician and we will be rolling along great guns.

We hope you received the newsletter and we look forward to meeting some more of the parents at our whanau dinner on the 19th of February at 5:30

See you soon
Becks and Jan

Friday, 2 February 2018

Week One

What a great start to the year we have had this week.  52 learners ready for learning.  We have had some great discussions, set some goals for the term, started to work on our love for reading and singing which we do every day.  As teachers we are looking forward to the year to come.  Great work Dudley.

Friday, 26 January 2018

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Sports fun with Sheree

One of the fun aspects of Sport this year is Sheree from Kiwi Sport working with us.  Here are some photos of our last session with her.