Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Junior School Newsletter: Term 4, Week 5

Junior School Newsletter: Term 4, Week 7
Learning and Teaching


Week 7: Structure rhyming patterns and words to create poetry
Week 8: write a response to any given text

Week 7:
Grade 1 – 'ch' as in chair
Grade 2 – 'oi' as in coin (homework will not go home for Grade 2 due to RSL visit)

Week 8:
Grade 1 – 'a' as in ball
Grade 2 - 'i-e' as in kite

Week 7: Synthesising information in a text by using clues and prior knowledge to create a new idea
Week 8: Determining important information in texts to best support understanding

Week 7: Time
G1: Reading digital and analogue clocks to the hour and half past
G2: Reading digital and analogue clocks to the hour, quarter past, half past and quarter to
Week 8: Addition and Subtraction
G1: Representing and solving simple addition and subtraction problems using counting on 
G2: Solving simple addition and subtraction problems using a range of mental and written strategies

Recognise the differences in family structures and roles today, and how these have changed or remained the same over time.

ICT: Identify and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose.

WELLBEING: Practise our peer helping and support skills


The Olympic-A-Thon was held on Wednesday November 16 at Glenelg Park (Duck/Yabby Park). We are raising money for urgently needed replacement of our basketball posts and backboards. Notices have been sent home with a sponsor sheet and more information. 

SunSmart Term 4
Term 4 is a SunSmart term which requires ALL students to wear a school hat when outside. As of week 2, any student without a hat will be restricted to shaded play areas. Please note that we do not lend/share hats for health reasons.

Reading Fun!
We are very excited in the Junior School to have started an adventurous quest into encouraging more reading. 
Quest Information
Thank you for accepting the challenge to save Worgon Island. Worgon Island is situated in the Midworld Sea off the coast of Pendria and is home to Worgon the Dragon. Books are Worgon’s passion and he spends most of his time in his enormous cave which sits on the side of a volcano in the centre of Worgon Island. Worgon’s library contains many mysterious and exciting adventures and it would be a tragedy if these precious books were destroyed. 
The volcano beneath Worgon’s home is becoming more volatile each day and he needs your help to stop a volcanic eruption, to save his home and his precious collection of books.  The volcano has been dormant for centuries thanks to a precious collection of jewels that contain magical powers that control the volatile boiling lava beneath the mountain. An evil wizard by the name of Cazbah became threatened by the knowledge and power that Worgon was gaining from his books. He stole the jewels in the volcano in an attempt to destroy Worgon’s book collection and his source of knowledge. 
Cazbah hid each of the jewels in cities around Worgon’s mythical world thinking that he would never be able to find them BUT Cazbah did not bargain on you helping Worgon. He did not know how brave, adventurous and curious you are. To defeat Cazbah the wizard and help Worgon the dragon you must embark on a long and dangerous journey through Worgon’s mythical world. You must follow the designated flight path, entering each country and landing in each city in search of the treasure that is required to save Worgon Island. 

Your quest will begin on Worgon Island and you will travel on Worgon’s back. Before you can embark on this journey you must obtain a Dragon Flying Licence to ensure your adventure is a success and that you have the skills to obtain all the necessary treasures you will need to save Worgon Island. To obtain your licence you must read at least 2 books about a dragon and fill out the licence application listing 5 facts about dragons. If you are successful you will be issued with a Dragon Flying Licence and your quest will begin. 

To complete each stage of the journey you must read Take Home Books at your level. It will take you 5 nights of reading, signed by your parents, to arrive at each destination and receive the jewel that you need to have your passport stamped. You must also complete an activity from the back of your passport from the activity destinations marked with a picture of Worgon.  

You have accepted the challenge, will you have the courage and strength to read your way around Worgon’s mythical world and save his precious collection which contain mystery, excitement and adventure? Good luck!

To raise money for the Grade Six Graduation Ceremony, icy-poles will be sold every Tuesday in Term 4 at RECESS.

Working With Children Check
All parents/guardians, visitors & volunteers to the school MUST sign in & out of the school and display their WWCC in a lanyard, which is available at the school office.
The Department of Education requires any person involved in an activity where children may be present to have a current WWCC or have supplied proof that they have applied for a WWCC with the Department of Justice. All schools are required to comply with the Working with Children Act 2005.
Volunteers are expected to carry the WWCC card on their person at all times when working or volunteering at the school or during school related activities.

There is no fee for this check. Apply now by visiting:

The Junior School encourage and appreciate Parent helpers!

Lost Property
Lost property (now located in the Kids Cafe) is overflowing with unnamed school jackets, jumpers, lunchboxes and lots of casual clothing. Please remember to label your child's items and to double check lost property if anything is lost.

Tuesday 8th November - STOMP starts
Friday 11th November - Grade 2 visit to Mentone RSL for Remembrance Day
Wednesday 16th December - DISCO and Walk-A-Thon
Friday 2nd December - Carols Night

Jasmine and Lewis have new jobs as pilots!

Amy had a go at flying the plane

We had a great time at the Moorabbin Airport Museum

Natsumi for the creativity she showed in her haunted castle narrative this week, very scary!
Phoenix for the great effort he has put into learning to tell the time and for believing in himself.
1O Holly C for working hard to reach her writing goals and achieve her best. Well done, keep up the fantastic work!
Mitchell for having a growth mindset to improve his writing by creating a story about giants and fairies with a beginning, middle and end.
2P Theophania for challenging herself to speak up in class.
Isabella for her fantastic Big Write and always trying her best
2UO Lewis M for improved classroom behaviour. Keep up the good work!
Allegra for her incredible resilience and ability to bounce back after difficult times.

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