QR code app

Hi everyone,

At Open Night tomorrow there will be QR codes on some of the children’s work. To view these you will need a QR Code Reader app on your phone or ipad/tablet. These are free to download from the app store or google play store.

Let me know if you have any problems.

Reminders for week 10

Good evening everyone.

Just a reminder that Aubin Grove opens their classroom doors this Wednesday night. Open night will start at 5.30pm and will finish at 7pm. We can’t wait for you all to see the hard work and dedication that we have put into our work this term.

Book week is also this week. We have been focusing on the book ‘Go Home Cheeky Animals’ by Johanna Bell and Dion Beasley. The book parade where the students can parade around in their dress ups is Friday morning.
The students can dress up as any of the following:
-Cheeky dog                  -Cheeky donkey
-Cheeky goat                 -Cheeky buffalo
-Cheeky horse               -Cheeky camel                                                                                                                                                        -Fat uncle                       -Aunty
-Policeofficer                 -A dad
-A sister                          -A grandpa

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

See you all tomorrow.

Kiss and Drop

Hi Parents,
Starting Monday all Year 2 classes will be instigating a kiss and drop policy. This means parents will drop this kids at the door of the classroom. This will allow us to secretly set up our learning journey for open night, and is also part of our transition into Year 3. Kiss and Drop will continue for Term 4, as we transition the children into the senior part of the school.
Morning reading will continue outside the classroom and only until Wednesday next week.
As per usual, if you need to chat, please feel free to email me or catch me after school.
Only one Term of Year 2 to go!

Excursion reminder

Our excursion is tomorrow to Samson House. Please don’t forget that everyone needs to be at school by 8.25am. Parents helpers if you can be here for at least 8.20am (early would be great) so I can run you through the day. Remember no lunch boxes! All lunch and morning tea must be in a plastic bag with the students name on it. Its going to be hot, so please ensure all students come to school with a hat.
See you tomorrow!

Excursion Information

Hi everyone!
Everyone is so very excited for our excursion to Samson House this Friday. Here are a few requirements for the day.
The children need to be at school by 8.25am with their lunch and recess in a labelled disposable container/plastic bag and a labelled drink bottle (name and room number).

The children will need their school hats as the weather is looking nice and sunny (thankfully). There are NOT to be any children wearing faction shirts on Friday. Children must all be in purple uniform with comfortable walking shoes. 

Parent helpers, if you could please meet me 8.15am in the classroom. I will give you a quick briefing of how the day will run and the students that will be in your group. You will also need comfy shoes, food, water and a mobile phone. I will have a bag ready for your group with some bandaids/first aid, an ipad to photograph your group’s adventures. You are welcome to bring a back pack. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Have a lovely afternoon!

Book Week

Each year across Australia, The CBCA brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Children’s Book Week. During this time schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children celebrate Australian children’s literature.

2017 Theme: Escape to Everywhere
Imagination drives creativity and innovation. It allows us to envision and escape to worlds beyond our own, to times other than the here and now. It turns boxes into racing cars, dining chairs and blankets into pirate forts, and dress-ups into sweeping ball gowns. Imagination is behind every fairy tale and picture book we cherish from our childhoods.

Aubin Grove’s celebration of Book Week occurs in Week 10, Term 3 and culminates in our Book Week Parade on the last Friday of term (further details to follow).

In room 39 we are looking at the book ‘Go Home Cheeky Animals.’ Written by Johanna Bell and Dion Beasley.

“At Canteen Creek where we live, there are cheeky dogs everywhere. But when the cheeky goats, donkeys, buffaloes and camels make mischief in the camp, the dogs just lie there – until those pesky animals really go too far. Then the cheeky camp dogs roar into action!”

The students can dress up as any of the following:
-Cheeky dog                  -Cheeky donkey
-Cheeky goat                 -Cheeky buffalo
-Cheeky horse               -Cheeky camel                                                                                                                                                        -Fat uncle                       -Aunty
-Policeofficer                 -A dad
-A sister                          -A grandpa

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask me.


Sport Team Dress Up Friday!

On Friday the 25th of August, the children can wear any sports team clothes including the teams they play for or barrack for. Anyone who does not want to wear a sport team outfit must wear school uniform.

Please bring a gold coin donation on the day.

Due dates of notes for week 7/8

Good afternoon everyone! I hope you are having a lovely Wednesday so far.

This is a quick summary of the important notes that are coming home this week (as there are a few) that are important in Week 7 and 8 of this term:

Father’s Day Stall
When: Mon 28/8/17 OR Thurs 31/8/17
Payment/notes due: Sun 27/8/17 – $7.00

Yr 2 Samson House Excursion
When: Friday 8/9/17
Payment/notes due: Friday 1/9/17 – $19.50

Japanese Incursion
When: Thurs 7/9/17
Payment/notes due: Wed 30/9/17 – $4.00

Yr 2/3 Disco
When: Fri 8/9/17 @ 5:30-6:30pm
Payment/notes due: Fri 1/9/1 – $7.50

I know it’s an expensive two weeks so please do not hesitate to ask me any questions or queries you may have in person or through email.

Morning routine

Good evening everyone!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

We have had a change in morning routine this term. In the mornings when the children come into the classroom we are working on a word study program by Words Their Way. Word study evolved from over three decades of research that explored the developmental aspects of spelling.

Word study allows for children to develop their understanding of vocabulary, spelling patterns and phonics.
First, students develop a general knowledge of English spelling. They learn how to examine words through active exploration using a hands-on, manipulative approach.
Students also discover generalisations about spelling, instead of just spelling rules. They learn the regularities, patterns, and conventions of English letters and sounds needed to read and spell.
Second, word study increases students’ specific knowledge of words. Specific knowledge relates to the spelling and meaning of individual words.
Our Word Study program allows children to practise their words through games (before 8.35am) and then follow up with written practise and word sorts at 8.35am. It is therefore very important children are arriving at school on time (8.25am) so they can gain the maximum benefit from this program.
Thank you for your support with this.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Miss Chatwin


Hi everyone!

Just as a little reminder that room 39s class photo is tomorrow. If you are wanting to purchase the photos you can either do so online OR by enclosing the cash/payment details in the envelop and bring it in tomorrow. Please make sure that all students come to school wearing their purple shirts on Friday.

I have sent the students home with a science task to do at home. We are learning about mixtures in science and it would be great if you could help them find some different mixtures around the house. I have asked that the task be returned by Monday the 24th of July.

Thanks for your help.