Week 6 Notifications

Dear all,

Just a couple of quick updates for week 6.

  1. Homework has gone home today, due back on the 24th of November.
  2. There is a Junior Assembly tomorrow, the 14th of November.
  3. Room 25’s Assembly is in 2 weeks time and is based on the theme of ‘Healthy Living.’ We are busy preparing posters, props and our performance for this event on the 28th of November. Parents are able to enter the school through the front gates for the assembly at 1:15pm, where classes will be arriving to be seated in the undercover area. Assembly starts promptly at 1:20pm. Students may start to ask you for props that they can bring in for their act and for their costumes. If you have any questions or queries about this, please feel free to email me on; katie.mckernan@education.wa.edu.au. Any help or assistance with these requests would be greatly appreciated.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Warm regards,                                                                                                                                                     Katie

Enrolment – 2018

Dear parents / carers,

Just a quick message from Frank Pansini regarding enrolment for 2018.

If you are not returning to Aubin Grove next year, can I ask that you please let me, or the Front Office, know asap. Our school expects a drop in student enrolments for next year, owing to the establishment of Honeywood PS, so in order to plan for the number of teachers and classrooms required, it is essential that we have the most accurate information possible. 

Thank you in anticipation.

Week 3 & 4 Reminders

Hi All,

Just a few reminders to be aware of for tomorrow (27 October) and next week (week 4):

  1. There is no school tomorrow, 27 October, as teachers will be taking part in a whole school development day.
  2. Please encourage students to bring back their homework grid, signed and all set work completed inside their folders at the end of each fortnight.
  3. Homework will be going out on Monday, next week (week 4) and will be due back on Friday, week 5.
  4. Progress folders are going home today and need to be signed and returned to class by Friday, next week (week 4).
  5. If you have any food catalogues at home that you do not need, please bring these in on Monday. We will be looking at healthy foods and lifestyle as part of our Health program and students will use the catalogues to pick out foods we should eat most, moderately and least.                                                                                                                                                                              Katie

Week 2 Reminders

Hi all,

Just some quick reminders:

  1. Our Year 3 excursion is tomorrow, Friday the 20th October. Please make sure student’s are at class by no later than 8:40am as we will be departing from school, by bus, at 8:45am in order to make it to the city in time for our first activity. Also, please ensure disposable lunch and recess is packed for the day. Students can carry their water bottle to each of the activities, if they wish to do so, or can leave them on the bus. School uniform must be worn with a hat.
  2. If you have any IGA/Coles/Woolworths food catalogues can you please bring these in to class as they will be used for a Health lesson next week.
  3. Homework has commenced this week and will be due in Next week, Thursday.
  4. There is no school next week, the 27th October, as staff will be taking part in Professional Development for the day.                                                                                                                         Many Thanks,                                                                                     Katie

Week 1 – Reminders

Hi all,

Just a quick reminder to let you know that there is no homework for this first week. Homework will commence next week and continue until the end of term, with the exception of week 10.

Library is on Friday this week, so students are encouraged to bring in any library books currently on loan so that they can either renew or borrow different books as part of their daily reading at home.

This Friday is R U OK day and students are encouraged to wear yellow clothing to school. No donation is required. We are showing our support and raising awareness of mental health through class activities, discussions and by wearing yellow on Friday.

Warm wishes,

Katie

URGENT REMINDER: Excursion Reminder

Dear parents / carers,

Just a quick message to let you all know that excursion notes are going home with students today. Could I please ask that you return these to the office as soon as possible as the due date is next week, Tuesday 17th October. I do apologise in advance for the short notice. The excursion is on Friday, next week the 20th of October.

If you are interested in coming along and are happy to be assigned a small group of students to accompany throughout the day, could you please let me know via email or personally during drop off or pick up time. If there is more than 1 volunteer I will pick out the lucky volunteer from a hat draw.

Many thanks,

Katie

Term 4 Overview

Dear parents/ carers,

Welcome back to term 4! I trust that you and your family had a wonderful holiday break and are feeling refreshed and ready for the final term of year three. I have created an organisational plan, outlining some of the key areas of learning taking place this term.

ENGLISH

Reading

As your child develops their reading skills please continue to read to them. It is the modelling and sharing of reading that makes a real difference to skill and attitude development. As fluency improves, you can then encourage expression and place emphasis on comprehension.

In class there are modelled and guided reading sessions which focus on the explicit teaching of reading strategies. In particular, word identification strategies, summarising, paraphrasing and determining importance are some of the reading strategies for focus this term.

Writing

There are many writing opportunities provided in Room 25 and a variety of forms are taught. This term we are concentrating on finishing Explanation texts and moving on to Information Report Writing and Poetry, with some time spent on Narrative and Persuasive texts. You can assist your child to see the value of writing through incidental learning – explaining pictures from books, preparing shopping lists, writing thank you notes and captions for photos are just a few ways you can bring meaning to writing at home.

Spelling, Phonics and Word Work

For 20 minutes across every day of the week students participate in various Words Their Way spelling activities, including fortnightly spelling tests. Prior to the school bell each morning, students also take the opportunity to practice their WTW spelling words through various games and sorts for 15 minutes.

Speaking and Listening

At this stage of development, speaking and listening activities are very important. One avenue the children have for practicing these skills is through the telling of news. Your child has been assigned a specific ‘news day’ twice a term. Please encourage them to be well prepared for this event. Talking about an event, something from nature, showing photographs etc. are some ideas for this activity. There are many more opportunities for the development of speaking and listening skills throughout the term, especially within the HASS program.

Library

Book change at our library is held every Friday afternoon, straight after lunch. Students are encouraged to borrow 2 books (1 reader and 1 free choice) each week. Please help your child in remembering to bring their books to class every Friday morning.

MATHEMATICS

The focus for this term is on the Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry and Statistics and Probability Strands, hence a focus on:

  • geometric reasoning;
  • location and transformation;
  • chance;
  • data representation and interpretation;
  • Recap of previously taught concepts (number and algebra).

Students also work on building mental maths skills throughout the term and are given opportunities to work with Mathletics on computers each week.

SCIENCE

Term 4 will cover the strand Earth and Space Sciences. Students will be looking at how the Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day.

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (HASS)

To begin the term students will be looking at how our community has changed from past to present and the importance of Country/Place to Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander Peoples who belong to a local area. Throughout the second half of the term students will investigate the historical origins and significance of the days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia and in other places around the world. They will also investigate the symbols and emblems that represent these days.

HEALTH

The main focus for Term 4 Health is ‘Healthy Eating.’ In this unit, students investigate food and nutrition, interpret and discuss health information and messages in the media and on the Internet and actions in daily routines that promote health, safety and wellbeing.

HOMEWORK

In Room 25 I ask that you help monitor reading and assist in learning spelling words in preparation for the spelling test held at the end of every 2 weeks. On top of this students will receive homework at the beginning of the first week to be returned and completed at the end of the second week, on Friday, for marking. Please encourage your child to complete the set homework and sign off on the Homework Grid each fortnight.

ASSEMBLY

Room 25 will be performing our assembly in week 8, this term. More information regarding this will be posted on to the Blog or sent home with students closer to the date.

GENERAL

If your child is absent for any reason, please send a message or email me as is required by the Department of Education. If you do this, no note is needed.

You are always welcome in Room 25. However, if you would like a meeting of more than a couple of minutes please contact me to make a time. I can be contacted via email: Katie.McKernan@education.wa.edu.au.

Thank you for all of your support.

Katie

Term 4 Important Dates

Hi all,

 

Holidays are almost at an end and term 4 is upon us! Here are some important dates for the term, but please ensure to keep checking as more may arise.

 

Week 1:
Monday, 9 October: School Starts

Friday, 13 October: R U OK Day Incursion

 

Week 2:
Tuesday, 17 October: Assembly & Excursion form returned
Friday, 20 October: Year 3 Excursion (information will be sent home in Week 1)

 

Week 3:
Tuesday, 24 October: Assembly & Interschool Jumps and Throws Carnival
Thursday, 26 October: Interschool Carnival
Friday, 27 October: School Development Day – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

 

Week 6:
Tuesday, 14 November: Assembly

 

Week 7:
Tuesday, 21 November: Assembly

 

Week 8:
Tuesday, 28 November: Room 25 Assembly

 

Week 10:
Monday, 11 December: Transition Day
Tuesday, 12 December: Christmas Concert
Wednesday, 13 December: Reports go home
Thursday, 14 December: Last day of Year 3! Holidays start!!

 

Many thanks,

Katie

Classroom Request

Dear Parents,

I have a favour to ask of you. Due to the parent open night in week 10, this term, I would ask if you could please refrain from entering the classroom in the morning. We will be preparing the classroom for open night and we would like you all to be surprised. If you need to see me of course pop in and try not to look around J. Thank you for your cooperation with this.

Also, just another reminder that class does open at 8:30am each morning in order to give students time to set-up for the day and practice their Words Their Way Spelling words through games and sorts prior to the school bell at 8:45am. If you could please encourage your child to be at school and in class for this time that would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,

Katie

Happy Father’s Day!

Wishing you a Happy Father’s Day! Hope you all made the most of the beautiful weather, spending time with family and celebrating the amazing Dad’s in your lives.

From Rm 25

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