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Tuatara – Year 5 blog

Tuatara Class – Term One so far….

Wow, what a fantastic term we have had so far! As always, I am very impressed with the hard work, effort and dedication the year 5 children are putting in to all that they do.

In Maths we have been learning about reflections.



In Science, we have been continuing to look at ‘The life-cycle of a flowering plant’.

The class enjoying being bees and flowers, whilst investigating how pollination works.

We have been closely observing beans that we planted in various locations and are pleased to notice that two beans have begun to germinate.

Dad’s Day

I was so pleased to see so many adults at Dad’s day. The children thoroughly enjoyed you coming into the classroom to help them with their seed dispersal investigation. Some children decided to take extra helicopters home, to continue their investigations in different environments!

Golden child was also a great success, with the class showing their competitive and sporty side, whilst competing against the Dads.

Thank you so much to those who were able to find the time to attend Dad’s day. I am very glad that you were able to get a glimpse of what life is like in Tuatara class, and I’m sure you will all agree that we are very polite, caring, inquisitive and respectful learners. I am incredibly proud of each and every child and their wonderful positive attitudes towards school life and their learning.

Multicultural Expo

The primary school were invited to the college to participate in their multicultural expo. The children really enjoyed finding new facts about different countries and trying different foods.


Next week we will be attending camp. I am very excited to see the class embracing new activities and having opportunities to work in different teams.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any good news to share, or anything that you wish to discuss. cfielding@wentworth.school.nz

Welcome to Year 5

Hello to all,

What a fantastic start we have had to year 5!

Firstly, I would like to say well done to all of the children for doing incredibly well in their assessments. Each child did their very best, and the results have informed our learning this year.

We have kick started Term 1 with lots of exciting learning:

In English we are reading Kensuke’s Kingdom – a wonderful adventure novel by Michael Morpurgo. We are already most of the way through the text, and at times finding it difficult to put down! It is wonderful to witness such engaged readers in action!

In Mathematics we have been looking at number and place value and have enjoyed working with a partner to play games and investigate with numbers.

In Science we are looking at flowering plants. In groups we have planted some fruit stones and are taking turns in watering them.

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Last week we met Harold the Giraffe for some life education classes. Here we discussed what it means to be a good friend and what digital citizenship means. We also met Harold and enjoyed answering his questions, before having a little dance with him!

I am really pleased with how well the children have settled into life in a year 5 classroom. They are happy and really eager to learn. Keep up the good work! 🙂

It was lovely meeting you at our Meet the Teacher evening and for children to share their ILPs with you last week. As I mentioned to you all, please feel free to email me if you need to get in touch any time.


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