Pod 1 Portal

This is the place to keep up to date with Pod 1 events, information, homework and learning links.

Pod 1 Info

There are currently four New Entrants / Year 1 composite class in Pod 1.

The teachers are:

Room 1 – Mrs Vanessa Hales – vanessah@shellypark.school.nz

Room 2 – Mrs Karen Atkin / Ms Rachel Forgie – karenA@shellypark.school.nz & rachelf@@shellypark.school.nz

Room 8 – Mrs Shona Stephenson – shonas@shellypark.school.nz

Room 9 – Mrs Derryn Chapman – derrync@shellypark.school.nz

Pod 1 environment is a play-based learning environment that greatly assists children in their transition between early childhood and primary school education. Class teachers will be very happy to talk to you about it. 

The children are permitted to enter the classroom at 8.30 am every morning. Before that time, it is teacher preparation time.

If you are able to assist in or around the classroom in any way, please let us know.r

Term Information

Welcome to Term 1, Summer Term so a full summer uniform needs to be worn.

1. Persisting
Stick to it! Persevering in a task through to completion; remaining focused. Looking for ways to reach your goal when stuck. Not giving up.

2. Managing Impulsivity
Take your time! Thinking before acting; remaining calm, thoughtful and deliberative.

How you can help at home

Children in Pod 1 will have regular homework. Phonics, Reading and Maths Basic Facts learning all need parent assistance. For tips on how to help with this, please read the cover of the Reading log and also the inside cover of the Homework notebook.

Other ways you can help are as follows:

Read to your children
Play word and sound games such as “I spy”
Talk about things you read in the environment such as street and shop signs
Encourage your child to read and acknowledge their success

Sing number songs
Practise counting forwards and backwards from any number
Measure in baking, sewing, building etc.
Talk to your children about how you use Maths in everyday life
Give your child opportunities to count in real-life situations e.g. how many eggs are in the carton?

Encourage independence
Give your child opportunities to take responsibility, act as a leader and organise themselves rather than waiting for your help. Little reminders are OK!

Literacy Links

Currently under construction.

Learning Links will be included shortly.

Maths Links

Currently under construction

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Please click on the link to view the  –>  Pod 1 and 2 Parent Information


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