Welcome back everyone to the last term of our 2014 school year.
This term we are exploring Communication and the many different ways we do this.
The title : Tell me a story
What are the different ways we communicate?
What is a story?
How have Aboriginal stories been told?
What Australian stories teach us about the Christmas message?
Our religion unit will tie in closely with this as we explore .”Our place in God’s Creation”
Today the children took photos with the IPADS and completed a Y chart of what they can See Hear and Touch in Gods wonderful creation. The children took some great photos including cocoons, birds, slaters, weeds. flowers, new buds. leaves, trees etc.
This week the children will be asked to collect items of creation to bring to school from home. Each home group will then set up a creation display area and a sacred space for prayer.
Reading– Dreamtime stories
Writing- Recount and Narrative.
Spelling– Students will continue to bring their spelling words home each Monday to be tested with their buddy each Friday.
Times tables- 2X 5X 10X 3X 4X ( when students are ready they can place their name down at school ready to be tested on the recall of these). Feel free to teach them any times table tricks you may know.
Remember children will learn and recall these when they are ready and have an understanding of what they mean. It is important that they are not raced but are given time to think before the answer.
Length and Area
Number: Counting Place value, Addition Subtraction Multiplication and Division
This term we are grouping the children each Thursday morning into Year levels and rotating between each of the teachers in a range of oral language activities promoting communication. It is also a valuable time for us to watch the children working together as we consider groupings for next year. If you have any issues or concerns, it may be worth having a conversation with the relevant home group teacher.
A few reminders:
- Hats must be worn each day. Full summer uniform to be worn by week 3
- Please ensure all drink bottles, containers, hats etc. are clearly named. Our Lost Property bucket is growing by the day.
A few dates to remember:
Tuesday 14th October– Casual clothes day
Friday 17th October– Japanese Day
Monday 20th October– Drama Incursion
Monday 27th October– Incursion- Aboriginal Art and storytelling with Paul
Tuesday 28th October_ Commonwealth Bank Incursion
Monday 3rd November– School Closure Day
Tuesday 4th November– Melbourne Cup
Tuesday 11th November– Remembrance day
Saturday 15th November– Country and Western Fair
Monday 8th- Friday 12th December- swimming week
Wednesday 10th December– Carols 6pm
Thursday 11th December– End of Year Mass 9a.m.