Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Term 4 Week 5


Term 4 2015

Learning and Teaching

In year 1/2 WAre Learning To (WALT)....

Connections - WALT: relate and link the text to ourselves, other texts and the world. 

Grade 1 - week 6: 'th' as in feather
               week 7: 'oa' as in boat   
Grade 2 - week 6: 'a' as in banana
               week 7 'ea' as in bread

Letter writing/Response writing 
WALT: write a letter including date, senders address, recipients address, greeting, information, farewell statement and correct tense.
WALT: understand and create different types of poems using the correct structures. Poetry styles include: traditional 4 lines, cinquain and limerick. 

Money WALT:
G1 - Recognise, describe and order Australian coins according to their value
G2 - Count and order small collections of Australian coins and notes according to their value

This Term our Unit of Study aims to develop children's critical thinking skills using 'Wonderland' as an exploratory base. For the next few weeks we are thinking creatively. Students will read a fairy tale and change something to make a fairy tale better. Eg redesign the pigs houses.

House Colour-A-thon
Tuesday 10th Novemeber 9am - 11am
Theme: dress up in your house colours
Hinkler - Red  Flynn - White   Hawker - Green   Kingsford Smith - Blue
Where: Duck Park, Glenelg Drive, Mentone
Sponsors: Ask people to sponsor you per lap of the park. You will be jogging/walking/running for 1 hour.
Please remember to bring your sponsor sheet to school on the Colour-A-thon day.

Remembrance Day
Wednesday 11th November
Each year Grade 2 represent the school at the Mentone RSL for their Remembrance Day ceremony. The ceremony will commence at 10:40am sharp and the students are invited in for refreshments afterwards. We will be walking down, leaving school at 9:20am with all grade 2 parents welcome to walk with us. Please see your teacher if you wish to attend. Look out for your permission form coming home soon.

Friday 6th November - 4th December
Footsteps is coming back to MMPS! Footsteps is a dance program which will be coming to school every Friday starting this week running until the 4th of December. The dances learned will be presented at the Carols Night on 4th December, so get your dancing shoes ready! 

Excursion to Fairy Park
Tuesday 8th December
This term the Grade 1's and 2's will be celebrating our Wonderland Unit of Study by going on an excursion to Fairy Park. Fairy Park is a place dedicated to story telling of fairy tales and ancient myths and legends which links in perfectly to what we have been learning at school. Look out for your permission form coming home soon.

Photo's of What's Been Happening in Level 2

Learning about calendars and days of the week

Netbooks! Reading eggs, Mathletics and choice writing

Have a fabulous week!

If you require a meeting with your child's teacher please don't hesitate to make an appointment with us.

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