Room 9

Yr 1

Mrs Michelle Casey and Mrs Sammy Beadle



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 Welcome to Room 9 

Kia ora!

We are a culturally diverse, Year 1/2, class made up of 23 AWESOME students!

We strive to be Decision Makers, Risk Takers, Innovators, and Explorers in all aspects of our learning. We know that taking risks empowers and enables us to become Powerful Learners.

Our teachers' are Mrs Casey (Monday to Thursday)

and Mrs Beadle (Friday). 

A Monday, Thursday or Friday is when Mrs Casey is usually available to meet after school but please e-mail if there is something you wish to discuss or to arrange an appointment just in case there is a meeting already booked.   


Please check out the other tabs at the top of this page to find out information you may need regarding your child's daily learning, school trips, or upcoming events

under the Information tab.

Brain food is at 9:50am. This consists of school milk, if the learner has chosen to have this, and a small snack. Please ensure that your child does have something for Brain food in their lunchbox just in case the Milk hasn't arrived.

Lunch boxes: children need a good healthy lunch which consists of something substantial like sushi, rice, sandwiches, dumplings, wraps,rolls, etc with fillings inside (tuna, marmite, ham and cheese, egg, jam, or a salad filling)  plus another 2 snacks in addition to morning tea and brain food. 

Medical: if your child develops an allergy or a medical condition it is essential you tell Mrs Casey and the school office as soon as possible, in confidence.

Address/phone number: please ensure we are informed of any changes as soon as possible by email to either or to

Lastly, we are REALLY looking forward to getting to know and teach your lovely learner/s for Terms 3 & 4.


Daily Homework Activities


Reading - A new book goes home every Monday and Wednesday. The children will keep this book and read it for 2 nights so that they can build their fluency and confidence with their reading. On a Tuesday and Thursday children may choose to bring home an extra book to read at home. This is usually a book that is below their reading level and one they have chosen themselves.

How can you help?

When your child gets stuck on a word encourage them to sound out the word, paying attention to ALL the sounds in the words (not just the initial sound). If they are really stuck then help them out. We use our 'tool hands' when we sound out words so ask them to use this to help them keep track of the sounds.

Ask them questions about the story...

-Who were the characters?

- What was the setting?

- What was your favourite part? Why?

- What was the problem in the story?

- How was the problem solved?

- What have you learnt?

- Can you retell the story to me?

 Spelling (Year 2's only)

In Year 2 children begin spelling. They will only start receiving spelling words once they have reached Yellow (level 6) reading books as a Year 2. Each week 10 words will come home. Five of these words have been selected from their spelling level (based on a spelling test) and the other five are words they have spelt incorrectly in their story writing. Children should practice these words every day with the read, say, write activity above. 

On a Friday or Monday they will be tested on the previous weeks words and given a new set


Weekly Activities



New reader home


No library for Term 3 as the library is CLOSED.



New reader home





Assembly - even weeks - Term 3 - please be seated in the school hall by 1:30pm                  Dates are:- 4/8, 18/8, 1/9, 15/9.

Singing assemblies are on - odd weeks 11/8, 25/8, 8/9, 22/9.

Cultural Day Thursday, 21st September, 2017.