Junior School Newsletter: Term 1, Week 4 and 5
CONNECT WITH THE JUNIOR SCHOOL
Learning and Teaching
The month of March has arrived so quickly! It is terrific to see all the students in the Junior school so settled and enjoying school. Our programs, including Play is the Way, are helping to foster a cohesive Junior area. The children are making new friends and getting to know each other. Junior School students are enjoying yoga on a Monday morning learning new yoga poses and meditation techniques.
IN THE JUNIOR SCHOOL WE ARE LEARNING TO: (WALT)...
Week 4: write interesting narratives, exploring characterisation, setting and plot lines
Week 5: write a narrative of their own choice to share
Foundation - form letters and recognise upper and lowercase letters.
Week 4:'d' as in /dog/ (Foundation), 'e' as in red (G1), 'dge' as in bridge (G2),
Week 5: ‘o’ as in /octopus/ (Foundation), ‘ck’ as in duck (G1), ‘air’ as in hair (G2)
Week 4: make predictions based on clues in the text
Week 5: synthesize information. We will be identifying ideas in texts and creating new ideas
Foundation - begin to develop an understanding of the beginning, middle and end of a story.
Week 4: make and order numbers (Foundation: 1 digit, G1: 2 digits, G2: 3-4 digits)
Week 5: Foundation: Copy, continue and create patterns with objects
G1: scribe number patterns formed by skip counting
G2: scribe number patterns formed by skip counting identifying the gaps
UNIT OF STUDY - WELLBEING:
Explore actions that help make the classroom a healthy, safe and active place. Describe ways to include others to make them feel that they belong.
ICT: Identify and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose. Use ICT programs to consolidate and revise Mathematics and Literacy skills.
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: www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au
The Junior School encourage and appreciate Parent helpers!
As our Fete date is getting closer we still need extra helpers on our class stalls. The Fete supports your children, so if you can spare some time to assist, please add your name to the rosters displayed near our classrooms. Alternatively, send a Tiqbiz note. Thank you to all those who have helped.
We are collecting a lot of lunch and snack boxes which have been left outside and in the corridors. If you are looking for any lost items we are housing them for collection in the labelled pigeon hole near Ms Arentz's room.
13th March – Public Holiday
25th March - MPPS School Fete
29th March – School Photo Day
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING IN THE JUNIOR SCHOOL
|Learning new poses in Yoga|