Week 7 Term 4

Please return all library books this week and any progress folders still outstanding. This will be our last week of home readers. A note went home about the oral presentations next week. See below if you didn’t get it

Oral Presentation Homework

In weeks 8, 9 and 10 students will be asked to give an oral presentation about significant family events/traditions. You can make your presentation using a prompt such a poster, keynote/powerpoint (on a USB), artefact or costume.

The presentation should include, but is not limited to:
• The type of event and why you celebrate/commemorate it.
• Who is involved in the event?
• Where does it take place?
• What do you do?
• Why do you do these things?

Examples (but not exclusively) include Christmas, birthdays, religious ceremonies, annual camping trips etc.

Please ensure your child is prepared to share by the Mon 27 Nov.

Learning Intention
We are learning to give an oral presentation.

Success Criteria
I can speak clearly and loudly.
I look at the audience when speaking.
I can speak fluently.
I use visuals to help me.
I speak for 1-3 minutes.

 

 

This week we are refining our introduction and conclusions in narratives. Our reading focus is on reading fluently and with expression. We are continuing to learn about location in Maths. In Health we are looking at cyber safety. In HASS we are continuing with managed, constructed and natural environments.

Have a great week!

 

Week 6 Term 4

This week we are finishing learning about comparing and contrasting in reading. We also begun our procedural texts! We will be writing the procedures for lots of exciting things in the coming weeks. In Maths we are learning to give and follow directions and are finishing off capacity. In Health we are learning about the purpose of exercise. In HASS we are completing an assessment about different environments and in Science we are comparing places in night and day. We also have a Junior assembly this week.

For the next few weeks students will be working on an oral language project that will be presented in Weeks 8, 9 and 10. A note for this will come home on Monday.

Don’t forget Monday is library day! Please return silver progress folders if you haven’t already.

Have a great week!

Week 5 Term 4

We should have more of a ‘normal’ week this week! Thanks to everyone who was able to come down for the sports carnival (either time!) Friday went very smoothly and though the kids were exhausted, I think they all had lots of fun.

Our writing focus will be on compound sentences this week. In Reading we are reading non-fiction texts and learning the reading strategy of comparing and contrasting. In Maths we are reviewing the mental strategies we have learned this year. Our learning focus will be on measuring capacity. In Health we are focusing on healthy eating. In Geography our focus is constructed, managed and natural environments.

Please send in progress folders if they haven’t come in already.

 

Have a great week!

Sports Carnival UPDATE

Dear Parent/Caregiver,

 

Due to poor weather conditions last Wednesday we unfortunately had to suspend events for all year 1 and 2 competitors. A decision has been made to run the year 1 and 2 component of the Junior Carnival this Friday the 3rd November.

 

This date provides us with more flexibility with times so please take note of the new timeline of events listed below.

 

FRIDAY 3rd of November

 

8:50am Year 1 & 2 students march towards faction bays

9:05am Year 1 Sprint races commence

9:05am Year 2 Tabloid events commence

9:55am Year 2 Sprint races commence

9:55am Year 1 Tabloid events commence

10.40am Recess break for 20 mins

11:00am Year 1 & 2 Team games to commence

12:20pm Year 1 & 2 Team games to conclude

12:25pm Presentations

 

 

**Please note that above times are approximates only***

 

Students will be required to wear their faction t-shirt and bring a clearly labelled

hat, water bottle, for the day. Sunscreen should be applied by parents in the morning prior to the event however students will also have access to sunscreen in their faction bay for re-application.

 

We wish to thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

Looking forward to a great day.

 

Craig Fritchley

Phys-Ed Specialist

Week 4 Term 4

Good morning,

What a funny week last week was and such a shame about the carnival. If I hear anything about a reschedule, I will make sure to let you know on here. I’m glad the popcorn on Thursday was a small consolation!

Thanks to those who remembered homework on Thursday. For the remainder of the year, we will not be sending sight word spelling home. Home readers will be sent home until Week 7 when they all need to be returned. To finish off the year, students will be presenting an oral language project that they will work on at home. Further details about this to come!

This week I am out of the classroom on Monday. We are continuing to read a range of non-fiction texts and examining their features. We are focusing on using compound sentences in our writing and writing a range of different text types this week. For Maths we are revising some place value concepts, assessing students’ overall maths knowledge.

The progress folders were sent home on Thursday. Please bring them back signed as soon as you have had a look through the and seen all the amazing progress our students have achieved 🙂

Have a great week!

Sports Carnival Tomorrow!

As you know, tomorrow is our Junior Sports Carnival. A few things to note:

  • Our carnival runs from 11:15am til (hopefully!) 2:35pm.
  • Please make sure students have faction shirts, hats, sunscreen and a water bottle. Students must have hats for tomorrow. Please make sure everything is labelled.
  • Students will have recess before they go out to their faction tents.
  • Lunch will be at 12.50pm and go for about 20 minutes. Parents who are there can come into the bays to eat with students but students aren’t to come out of the bay.
  • Students are encouraged to come decorated in their faction colours but this is to be done at home, not at school.
  • Students need to be collected from the classroom at the end of the day, not from the oval. If any students are going home early, they need to be signed out of the front office before taking the child.
  • The canteen is not open tomorrow.

See you tomorrow!

Week 3 Term 4

This week is a very busy week!

I am out of the classroom on Tuesday this week. On Wednesday is our Sports Carnival. We will go down to the oval to start our races after recess (11.05) Please see the previous post for more information. The timetable for individual students will be put on classroom windows this week. Friday is a pupil free day so homework is due on Thursday. Progress folders will also go home on Thursday. On Thursday we are also having a ‘pop-corn day’. The day will be based around pop-corn, finishing of course with a pop-corn snack. Our reading focus is non-fiction text features. Our writing We are also continuing to work on word problems, number patterns and skip counting in Maths.

Have a great week!

Sports Carnival

YEAR 1/2

FACTION ATHLETICS CARNIVAL

WEDNESDAY 25th OCTOBER 2017

 

Dear Parents/Carers

 

The Year K-2 Faction Athletics Carnival is being held on Wednesday the 25th of October at Aubin Grove Primary School. Your child’s teacher can direct you towards an event list indicating which events students are participating in. Due to a heavy schedule for the day we have decided to run two separate carnivals for the day.

 

Kindy/Pre Primary Carnival: 9.00am till 10.45am

Year 1/Year 2 Carnival 11.30am till 2.50pm

 

11:25am Year 1 & 2 students march towards faction bays

11:40am Year 1 Sprint races commence

11:40am Year 2 Tabloid events commence

12:20pm Year 2 Sprint races commence

12:20pm Year 1 Tabloid events commence

12.50pm Lunch break for 20 mins

1:10pm Year 1 & 2 Team games to commence

2:30pm Year 1 & 2 Team games to conclude

2:35pm Presentations

 

Students will be required to wear their faction t-shirt and bring a clearly labelled hat, water bottle, for the day. Sunscreen should be applied by parents in the morning prior to the event however students will also have access to sunscreen in their faction bay for re-application.

 

At the conclusion of the event, students will return to classrooms with teachers in readiness for pick-up at 2.50pm. It would be much appreciated if parents could adhere to this process to assist in accountability for all students.

 

Looking forward to a great day and we hope to see you there.

 

Kind regards

 

Year One Teachers

 

Absences

Just a reminder please make sure that if your child is not at school, please notify the school or myself, using the school app, the front office or by email.  If you do not let the school know the reason that they are absent, the absence is recorded as unauthorized and admin may be in touch for an explanation.

 

Thank you!

Week 2 Term 4

This week we are focusing on solving written maths problems, teaching the students to use a range of strategies, both written and mental. In reading, we are continuing to focus on inferring. For Writing, we are finishing off persuasive writing. We are beginning to learn about health and safety in health, including healthy eating, exercise, sun safety and car safety. We are also bringing in coding into STEM, consolidating what students have learned this year about coding using iPads, beebots and Osmos.

Homework will go out on Monday this week and is to be returned on Friday so that home readers can be exchanged.

Next week we have the junior sports carnival on Wednesday (25/10) from 11.05- 2.45. A timetable will be posted outside our class for this in the coming week. Don’t forget, next Friday (27/10) is a school development (Pupil free) day.

 

Don’t forget we have the library swap ! Our library day for the rest of the year is Monday. Sorry for the confusion!