Welcome to the Pod 3 Page
This page provides information about Pod 3 in 2020.
The links available contain ways that you can help support your children in their learning and keep in touch with what is happening in Pod 3.
Welcome to Pod 3
There are currently seven Year 3/4 composite classes.
Room 14 – Miss Brooke Page – firstname.lastname@example.org
Room 9 – Ms Amanda Kirkup – email@example.com
Room 8 – Miss Gwen Garcia – firstname.lastname@example.org
Room 11 – Mrs Coram Bradbury & Mrs Nicole McCracken – email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Room 12 – Miss Lisa Woodman – email@example.com
Room 10 – Mrs Mary Jones – firstname.lastname@example.org
Room 13 – Mrs Edwina Mills & Mrs Karen Atkin – email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Jenny Brown
Mrs Helen Bullock
Shona, Chantel, Sharon, Jo
Classes are open for students and parents each morning at 8.30am.
Students are to be picked up from school no later than 3.20pm.
If you weren’t able to get to our Pod Information Evening, here is the slideshow.
Pod 3 Information Evening
Welcome to Term 3!
What a busy year we’ve had so far with COVID, post-lockdown schooling and learning about Land Forms.
Please check for notices and remember to read the newsletter each Tuesday.
How you can help at home…
Children in Pod 2 will have regular homework.
Spelling, 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 notebooks.
Other ways you can help are as follows:
Read to and with your children
Play word and sound games e.g. Junior Scrabble etc
Talk about the stories they read and ask them questions like “Why do you think…?”
Join the local library
Take time to with help your child make links between what they read and their own personal experiences.
Sing number songs
Practise counting forwards and backwards from any number (skip count in 2s, 5s and 10s)
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?
Discuss halves, quarters etc for fractions
Play maths board and card games
Give your child opportunities to take responsibility, act as a leader and to organise themselves rather than waiting for your help. Little reminders are OK!
Click here for ideas on how to make spelling practice fun
Shelly Park School spelling lists are grouped into sets of words based on spelling patterns. Click here to view the overview of spelling lists.
In Pod 2, students select words from their list each week to learn as part of their homework. These are tested on either Thursday or Friday. At times the children are encouraged to learn words from their own Written Language. There are a range of ways to help your child, Have them see, say, write, squirt the words with water on the deck, use magnetic letters etc.
If you are looking for a specific list, check the spelling list tab.
Zebra, Elephant, Tiger, Lion, Penguin, Monkey, Giraffe
Snake, Kangaroo, Koala, Otter, Meerkat
Lizard, Orangutan, Rhinoceros, Wallaby
Squid, Shark, Kina
Dolphin, Crayfish, Dory
Pohutukawa, Rimu, Totara
Kauri, Kahikatea, Manuka
Essential Word Lists
for the Pod 3 Information Evening Presentation