Room 4 - New Entrant

Teacher: Olwen Partelow


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Kia ora and welcome to Room 4!

We are the new entrant class at Rotokawa School. We currently have 8 students but with many others visiting us during our transition to school on Friday mornings, it looks like we will be growing in numbers very quickly.

In Room 4 we are learning through play. This means we are noisy, messy, but most importantly we are having fun! We learn Reading, Writing and Math through traditional small groups but use the play to explore the other areas of the curriculum.

Since the weather has been so hot recently we have had water out most days, using just this one area we have explored the following areas of the curriculum,


The Arts - Drama - Contribute and develop ideas in drama, using personal experience and imagination.

Health and Physical Education -  Safety management • Describe and use safe practices in a range of contexts and identify people who can help.Community resources • Identify and discuss obvious hazards in their home, school, and local environment and adopt simple safety practices.

Mathematics and statistics - Measurement • Order and compare objects or events by length, area, volume and capacity, weight (mass), turn (angle), temperature, and time by direct comparison and/or counting whole numbers of units.

Science - Physical inquiry and physics concepts • Explore everyday examples of physical phenomena, such as movement, forces, electricity and magnetism, light, sound, waves, and heat. temperature and the effects.


If you have any questions about how we learn in Room 4 or if you would like to come and see our learning in action contact me to arrange an appointment.

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Helping Hands

Help Request Est.Time
Friends of the School help 2.5 hours
Transport and support 1 hour
Reading Buddies Needed 1 hour
Garden Help Needed 1 hour

We need help!
If you can help with any of the items above, please click on a task to find out more and volunteer.