Week 3, Term 3 Notes

WTW
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 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.
Earn & Learn

Once again Aubin Grove Primary School is participating in the “Earn & Learn” Woolworths promotion.
Parents who shop at Woolworths can collect stickers from the checkout operator. There will be 1 sticker for every $10 spent*.

These can be placed in the collection box, either at school admin area or at your local Woolworths store.

Nature Play

Last week, I attended a very interesting professional development session yesterday afternoon and I wanted to share a video with you all. It really highlighted how much Nature Play positively impacts a child’s development and learning into the teenage years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vAulkMldMM

Nature Play Passports can be ordered from this company to give you some adventurous ideas for weekend & family activities.

“Nature Play WA Inc is an incorporated not-for-profit association established to increase the time Western Australian children spend in unstructured play outdoors and in nature. It is founded on the understanding that unstructured play outdoors (nature play) is fundamental to a full and healthy childhood.”

 

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