Entries by ellyfletcher

Week 10 Term 3

Wow! Week 10 is here. Please make sure to return homework folders and home readers if not yet returned. This week we have a very exciting week, with open night on Wednesday, an author visit from Meg McKinlay on Thursday and Book Week parade and celebrations on Friday… not to mention it being the last […]

Week 9 Term 3

Good afternoon! Two weeks left of school- crazy! I am very sorry but I am out on Tuesday this week with the Kids Matter team. Please make sure homework is returned on Friday as it is our last week of homework for this term. Our reading strategy is questioning and we are getting right into […]

Outdoor Classroom Day and Drumming Incursion

Today we had our Outdoor Classroom Day and drumming incursion. For outdoor classroom day, we spent time outside reading to our Pre-Primary buddies (practicing fluency and questioning). After recess, we had the Taiko Drumming Incursion. We were seriously entertained by the amazing drumming talents of the drummers and some lucky students (no one from Room […]

Week 7 Term 3

This week we are getting into our assessments for the progress folders which will go home at the end of the term. We are completing our narrative writing assessment on Monday and on Friday students will be assessed on their phonological awareness. Once the assessment is complete, our text focus will be on reading and […]

Friday Sports Dress Up

Hi everyone, I’m very sorry for the late notice but we have a sports day dress up on the Friday. Students can dress up as their favourite team or sports clothing for a gold coin donation. We are raising money for the Year 6s Big Week Out.

Week 6 Term 3

Good morning! Week 6 is here! This week we are focusing on the reading strategy of questioning. When readers ask questions before they read a text, they are activating prior knowledge and making predictions. Both of these activities engage interest and encourage text connections and comprehension. Questioning during reading can take the form of self-questioning, […]

Book Week 2017

This year we will be celebrating book week the last week of this term. The theme is Escape to Everywhere. We will be having a visit from an author at the begin the beginning of the week and will also be reading some of the books that are on the book awards list. On Friday […]

Week 5 Term 3

Good afternoon! This week should be relatively normal! Don’t forget Tuesday & Thursday are Kiss and Drop, Wednesday is our library day, Monday is Crunch and Sip and homework folders come in every Friday. We are reviewing the concept of ‘main ideas’ in reading and writing. Students identify only the most important information in the […]

Week 4 Term 3

Good morning everyone!! I  hope you’re having a lovely weekend. This week I am away Thursday and Friday at a professional learning event. Our focus in reading and writing is on setting description. This term we have our narrative assessment for the progress folders so we have a big focus on the elements of a […]

Spaghetti Science

This term in Science we have been exploring the way in which we can change things by applying heat/cold etc. Our focus for the fortnight has been on spaghetti. Today we brainstormed the properties of spaghetti when it was cooked and uncooked and discussed the way it change and couldn’t be changed back! In groups, […]