Term 3 Weeks 4 & 5

Congratulations Omar and Phoebe for receiving  Merit Awards at last week’s assembly. We are lucky to have such talented students in room 31!

This week we have been really have fun with fractions.  We have found out that Fractions are parts of a whole and we have been using the language of denominators and numerators.  We even learnt what a vinculum is.  If you don’t know what it is then just ask someone in Room 31! We have been playing Showdown and Quiz Quiz trade to identify groups of fractions and divide shapes to show fractional amounts. We are becoming quite the experts! Tomorrow we will begin looking at time, O’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter too.  Next week we will also be looking at money and counting money collections.

We are still focusing on Narratives in Literacy and have written some great stories using the story mountain planning template and the rule of 3.  if you don’t know what the rule of 3 is then please ask your child to explain it!

Thank you to all the families who have sent in different mixtures for our Science program.  The kids have been fascinated by them and have been captivated audiences when presentations are made.

Thank you to all those parents who kindly offered to assist on the up coming Excursion.  We now have enough parent help and I will be in contact with those parents with more information.

There have been several notes sent home in the last two weeks. Those being; the excursion to Samson House, Japanese Incursion, Father’s Day and The P&C Disco. If you have not received any these, please let us know.

In regards to Book Week, we have been reading the book ‘My Place’ by Donna Rawlins and Nadia Wheatley.  It begins in 1988 with a childs explanation and map about their place and family.  Every page goes back 10 years from the previous one with a different child but all from around the same area.  This is the text we are using for the Book Week Parade at the end of the term. The kids are loving it so far and we have talked about what they might like to dress up in.  As the book looks at Australia’s history from 1988 to 1799, the possibilities are endless.  If you have any further questions in regards to this please let us know.

The Year 6’s are holding a dress up in your favourite sporting team day for a gold coin donation next Friday the 25th August. This is to raise money for the Year Six Big Week Out at the end of Term 4. 

Finally, Mrs Lucas as been away, however she will return next week.  I am out of the classroom next week on Monday and Tuesday to collect some whole school data for my role as Impact Coach.  Mrs Karli Fitton will take the class on Monday and Mrs Lucas will be back to take the class on Tuesday. Wednesday will be back to normal. If you have any concerns regarding this, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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