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Room 1

Welcome to Room One!

Kia ora parents, caregivers and whānau, my name is Jamie Leckie, I will be your child’s teacher this year. After graduating from high school I spent three years studying for a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning Degree at Canterbury University in Christchurch. I am also at the end of my Postgraduate Certificate in Digital and Collaborative Learning. I am very excited to be teaching in such an incredible school with a supportive community and I am so excited to be in Room One entering my third year of teaching. Out of school I enjoy participating in a wide variety of sporting activities, running and hanging out with my friends and family in our beautiful town. Literacy, Physical Education, Play Based Learning, technology and te reo Māori are passions of mine and I look forward to putting my ideas and knowledge into practice. I will endeavour to make learning in my class engaging, relevant and fun for the children of Room One.

I believe that education is most effective when parents, teachers and children work together. I welcome your interest in your child’s learning and well-being and I am looking forward to meeting you. Please come in and introduce yourself when you get a chance.

Need to Know:

Over the next week, we will be getting to know each other and getting the framework of routines and expectations firmly into place. For me, my primary focus will be on identifying the specific learning needs of each child to make sure that learning is a ‘good fit.

Your child will have a reading book each night- beginning Week 2, the name of the book will be noted in their notebook please sign it to indicate that your child has read to you, I understand you are all busy and cannot read with your child EVERY night, but please try as often as you can. Your child will have a Home Learning book that will stay in their book bags, it will have a high frequency word list that your child will meet in the texts at their level, the words need to be able to be read ‘on sight’, and not sounded out. You can practise them by trying to read them as fast as you can. Our poem of the week will also go into the Home Learning book, this will be illustrated at school and then sent home on a Friday please enjoy reading it for weekend reading.

Contacting me I am available in person before school from 8.30-9.00am. You can alternatively email me at j_leckie@coroarea.school.nz. If you wish to contact me over the phone you can leave a message with the school office (866 8893) and I will ring you when I am available. If you have any issues or concerns, I have an ‘open-door’ policy and I am more than happy to meet with you. It is best to book in a time with me and we can arrange a meeting from there.

Resources If you have any spare newspaper/magazines at home that we could use for art, it would be greatly appreciated. Also, if you have any old toys, books or bits and pieces for our Play Based Learning then pop in and see me.

Please pack your child a sun hat and their togs every day.

Kind regards, Jamie Leckie.

*Library time TBC