Kiss and Drop starts tomorrow morning!

Reminders for the week: Week 10

-We have begun to display some of our work for Open Night. We can’t wait to show it to you but we would like it to be a surprise! We will therefore be having a ‘kiss ‘n’ drop’ from tomorrow until after Open Night (Thursday morning).

-News- anything the children would like to bring in and share.

-Please return home readers tomorrow. These will not go home this week as we will be changing our reading trolley.

-Open night- Wednesday the 20th of September from 5.30-7pm

-Author Visit- Meg McKinlay- Thursday the 21st of September from 9-9.45am.

-Book Week Parade- Friday 22nd of September. All are welcome to attend this event which will happen first thing in the morning. Remember it is Australian themed.

-Last Friday of school- if your child would like to bring in a game to play with their friends on this day they can.

Lastly, a big thank you to all of the wonderful parents who took glueing home this weekend. It is GREATLY appreciated! See everyone tomorrow!

Sports Carnival 2017

This year we are excited to announce, the Kindy and Pre-primary students will be having their own separate carnival. This will be held on Wednesday 25th October. Please save the date. More information will be provided closer to the date. 

Fume Free Friday Celebrations.

We are celebrating this weeks Fume Free Friday by providing a free milo to all students who walk or ride to school. Milo will be handed out from the LC4 area. It’s going to be a beautiful day to walk or ride to school.

News Topic: Week 8

Whats it made of. Please complete the attached sheet.

Tell me about it Template

Weeks 6 & 7 update!

Fathers Day P&C

Father’s Day:
Forms have been sent home with your children for the Father’s Day Stall. Payment of $7.00 can be made online via Flexischools
Or, by returning the completed form with the correct money via the P&C mailbox at the back of the School Office. Please mark envelopes ‘Father’s Day’. Payments need to be made by Friday 25th August for cash payments and Sunday 27th August for online Flexischools payments.

Week 6 update!

Hi everyone,
Just a reminder that our fathers day morning tea will be on Friday the 1st of September. I will be placing a RSVP list on the communication board tomorrow. Could you please bring in a photograph of dad’s face (this week) as we will be using it for a fathers day craft. You can bring a photo in or email it to me.

For news next week, we would like the children to tell us 3 things they love to do with their dad and why. We realised the children wouldn’t be able to do the current news topic planned for week 7.

Lastly, this Friday (25th August) please dress in your favourite sport team attire and bring a gold coin donation to school. This event will help fund the Yr 6 “Big Week Out”.

Have a wonderful evening.

Perth Zoo Excursion- Friday 11th of August!

This Friday the 11th of August, the Pre-primary students are going to Perth Zoo. Could students please be at their classrooms by 8:20am sharp. On this day we will be doing ‘Kiss and Drop’ as we need to have all students toileted, counted and on the bus by 8:40am. It is very important we are on time as some classes will be starting their ‘Bush Party’ learning experience at 9:45. 

On this day children will need:

  • To be wearing their hat when they come in the door (labelled with name)
  • Drink bottle in their hand (labelled with name)
  • Spare change of clothes (all students MUST have a spare change in their bag, even if they do not normally have accidents – as sometimes unforeseen circumstances occur)
  • To bring their normal school bags into the classroom (please ensure this is a zip up bag as we do not want the crows to get into any student lunches at the zoo)
  • Lunch and recess packed in their lunchbox 
  • Walking shoes
  • Please put sunscreen on before school

ALL STUDENTS MUST WEAR PURPLE SCHOOL UNIFORM ON FRIDAY! This makes our school students easy to identify by our staff and parent helpers. 

At this stage the weather is looking clear. However, if this changes please pack a rain jacket.

If you are a parent helper for the day please arrive by 8.10am so we can run through the day. Parent helpers will be responsible for their group including toileting. Please be reassured that the toilets will be checked before students enter the cubicles.

Parents, if you are joining us at the zoo, please respect the parent helpers who are in charge of your child during this time. If you are going to meet us at the zoo with younger siblings –please remember that this is an educational experience for students and we will need the students to remain focussed on this, rather than their younger siblings. During the ‘Bush Party’ experience, parents attending with younger siblings will not be able to participate as there is a separate cost for this which was already included in student’s entry fees and this program is not open to the general public.

If you have any further questions please see your classroom teacher. We look forward to an educational, fun filled day.

Thanks for your continued support,

The Pre-primary team.

Term 3 update and reminders!

We have had a wonderful start to term 3 and are looking forward to a busy term ahead. This term we are learning about Australia and our English program will be based on Australian books. We are very excited about our Zoo excursion in Week Four! We will be going on an Australian bush walk, which will compliment the things we have been learning about in class.

In Week One, we completed lots of learning activities focussed around our 100 days of school celebration. We did lots of counting to 100, made crowns and ties and completed creative writing about what we think we would be like when we are 100 years old.

Week Two:
On Tuesday, we had our 100th day of school celebration. The students looked incredible dressed up in their 100 years old outfits. Thank you so much to all the parents for all your effort organising the costumes. They just looked amazing. On our 100th day of school we had a parade in the Nature playground to celebrate the fact we are 100 days smarter and we reflected back on how much we have all learnt over the past 100 days of school.

On Thursday, we had a Possum Magic party. We had been reading the book Possum Magic by Mem Fox in class. In the book Grandma Poss and Hush travel around Australia tasting different foods that will make Hush visible again. First of all we made pumpkin scones. In the afternoon, we were learning to sequence events in order, so we set up the classroom in the shape of Australia and mapped out the story. The children visited each place and tasted some of the different foods from the story. They were wearing possum masks we had made earlier during the day. The students really enjoyed cooking the scones even though some children were not keen on the pumpkin they quickly realised that they don’t really taste like pumpkin but in fact they were delicious!!!

In Mathematics, we are learning all about 3D shapes. We have been learning the difference between 2D and 3D shapes. We have also been identifying shapes, naming these shapes and trying to find them within the classroom and nature playground. We are all really enjoying the hands on nature of our maths activities. The four main 3D shapes we have been learning about are cone, cylinder, cube and sphere. You could see if you child can find and name these shapes at home. We will continue learning about 3D shapes this week in Maths.

In English, we have been learning and consolidating lots of concepts;
➢ Revision of letters and sounds
➢ Phonological Awareness skills
➢ Sounding out when reading and writing
➢ Sight words
➢ Writing simple sentences (When writing sentences, we are working to ensure that we accurately use capital letters and full stops, include a main idea and have spaces between words. We are also focussing on making our sentences interesting by including detail).
➢ Retelling events in order
➢ Comprehension skills
➢ Handwriting and letter formations

I have some amazing photos of our 100 days of school dress up and our Possum Magic party. However, I am keeping them hidden until open night and look forward to sharing them with you.

Below are a few important reminders:
➢ Please bring in your $5 for Semester Two cooking at your earliest convenience. Students have really enjoyed participating in our cooking program and we would love to cook some new recipes in Semester Two.
➢ Save The Date – On Friday the 1st of September, we will be having a special Fathers Day Morning.
➢ Just a reminder that our home readers are sent home on Monday. You can return them on the Friday or Monday.
➢ If you were not drawn as a parent helper and would like to meet us at the zoo please let me know.
Zoo excursion: Friday the 11th of August
➢ The kids are welcome to bring their gumboots to school and wear them when it has rained to play in the puddles in the nature playground.
This weeks News Topic: Tell me about it template
Week Four News topic: Favourite animal- which animal do you really want to see at the zoo and why?

Many thanks for your continued support and sorry for the information overload. Please let me know if you have any further questions. I look forward to seeing everyone bright and early tomorrow.
Brittany ☺

Zoo Parent Helpers!

Thank you to everyone who put their name down to be our parent helpers for the zoo excursion. I was overwhelmed with the amount of volunteers. To be fair, today it was drawn out of a hat. Congratulations to:

Andrea (Mason’s mum)

Nadine (Erin’s mum)

Brooke (Cambell’s mum)

Wayne (Sophie’s dad)

If you would still like to come and meet us there, can you please come and see me or let me know ASAP. Again a big thank you to everyone who volunteered to help us out on this day. We look forward to an amazing excursion.