Thursday, 30 July 2015

Term 3 #2


Term 3 2015

Learning and Teaching

In year 1/2 WAre Learning To....

Synthesising: summarise parts of the story to help us understand the text and come up with new ideas.
Visualising: create pictures in your head to help you understand what is happening in the story.

Week 4: Grade 1- st  Grade 2- ir
*Please note a new spelling program "SMART Spelling" will be implemented after the Professional Development which teachers will attend on the curriculum day.

Narrative: write a narrative using correct structure, interesting sentence starters and correct punctuation

Procedural: write a procedure using a sequence of actions or steps to direct a behaviour. Eg a recipe or directions.  

Sharing and division: Recognise and represent division as grouping into equal sets and solve simple problems using these representations

Immigrants: discovering where families immigrated to Australia from, why they immigrated to Australia, early life in Australia, how immigrants contributed to Australian society and what traditions/cultures were brought to Australia.

New Specialist Times

1/2U will be split between the grades. The 1's will be in either 1O or 1B and the grade 2's will be split between 2O and 2R. Please see Mrs Unwin if you have any questions about which grade your child will be joining for their specialist times. 

Helpers wanted for P.M.P. - NEW TIMES
If you are free on Tuesdays we would love for you to come in and help out at P.M.P. With more helpers we are able to do more complex activities. If you are able to help at any stage please let your class teacher know, the more the merrier! 
P.M.P. times
1O:   11:10am - 11:45am
1B:   12:15pm - 12:45pm
2O:      1:50pm - 2:30pm
2R:    2:30pm - 3:00pm 
1/2U:    3:00pm - 3:30pm
Please note there will be no P.M.P. next Tuesday due to the NED performance in the afternoon.

Book Week
This year Book Week will be 24th - 28th of August where we will be celebrating reading and books. 
Monday the 24th will be a dress up day. Children can dress up as their favourite book character. So please start having a think about costumes and characters.
On Friday the 28th we are very lucky to be having a performance of “The Bremen Town Musicians” through School Performance Tours. 


1/2U have harvested their potatoes this week. The children have been caring for their potato plants for several months and took great delight in digging out their potatoes this week. They discussed different ways they can cook them and are now waiting for the broad beans to grow.

Please remember to return you swimming notice and money at your earliest convenience. Swimming will take place in the last 2 weeks of term 3. 

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability

Collection Notice

All schools in Australia, including Independent and Catholic schools, will participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability this year.

The Data Collection is an annual count of the number of students with disability receiving educational adjustments to support their participation in education on the same basis as students without disability.

All education agencies are now required under the Australian Education Regulation 2013 to provide information on a student’s level of education, disability and level of adjustment to the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.* Data will continue to be de-identified prior to its transfer to the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. No student’s identity will be provided to the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

The collection of this information from states and territories will inform future policy and program planning in relation to students with disability.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the School Assistant Principal - Alison Lough on 9583 4935 or the Victorian Department of Education and Training Data Collection Hotline on (03) 9651 3621. For questions after 7 August 2015, please call the Australian Government Department of Education and Training on 1300 566 046.

If you require to speak to your child's teacher please don't hesitate to make an appointment with us.
Have a fabulous week!

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