Junior School Newsletter: Term 3, Weeks 9 and 10
CONNECT WITH THE JUNIOR SCHOOL
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING IN THE JUNIOR SCHOOL
What a fantastic fortnight we all had swimming! It was wonderful to see each of the children become increasingly confident and further develop their swimming and water safety skills as the swimming program progressed. Students are to be congratulated on their outstanding behaviour and the patience and understanding they demonstrated towards each other during the program.
Thank you to the wonderful parents and grandparents who assisted with changing and organising the children.
Holidays are just around the corner as a successful term 3 comes to a close. This term students have enjoyed learning about Australian Indigenous cultures enhanced by the activities we participated in at the CERES excursion. The Kinder Concert was also a highlight with students learning musical items and proudly performing in front of their peers and kinder students.
Students continue to strive and progress towards their personal goals in Reading, Writing and Maths.
We wish you all a safe and happy holiday with your families and look forward to an exciting Term 4.
IN THE JUNIOR SCHOOL WE ARE LEARNING TO: (WALT)...
WRITING - WEEK 9 and 10
Strategy - Write reports using correct structure and vocabulary
Foundation: Create short texts to explore, record and report ideas and events using familiar words and beginning writing knowledge (VCELY160)
Grade 1: Create short informative texts that show emerging use of appropriate text structure, sentence-level grammar, word choice, spelling, punctuation and appropriate multimodal elements(VCELY194)
Grade 2: Create short informative texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features for familiar and some less familiar audiences, selecting print and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose (VCELY230)
SPELLING - WEEK 9
Foundation: i-e as in kite
Grade 1: tch as in watch
Grade 2: mb/m as in lamb/mouse
SPELLING - WEEK 10
Revision of words studied this term
READING – WEEK 9 and 10
Strategy - synthesising
Genre – reports
Foundation: Use comprehension strategies to understand and discuss texts listened to, viewed or read independently (VCELY153)
Grade 1: Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning about key events, ideas and information in texts that they listen to, view and read by drawing on growing knowledge of context, text structures and language features (VCELY186)
Grade 2: Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to analyse texts by drawing on growing knowledge of context, language and visual features and print and multimodal text structures (VCELY222)
MATHS – WEEK 9 and 10:
Foundation: Describe position and movement (VCMMG082)
Grade 1: Give and follow directions to familiar locations(VCMMG099)
Grade 2: Interpret simple maps of familiar locations and identify the relative positions of key features (VCMMG122)
Extension: Create and interpret simple grid maps to show position and pathways (VCMMG143)
INQUIRY - INDIGENOUS HISTORY:
Identify the significance of a person in the local community (VCHHC057)
Week 9 and 10: We are learning to identify the significant contributions and impact of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples to our society.
Week 9 & 10: Communicating to develop relationships.
ICT 'I CAN STATEMENTS':
I can use an iPad to access a range of literacy and numeracy apps.
I can type in a specific web address to view information.
I can use the delete, return, caps lock button and spacebar.
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 with them 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. Please see your child's teacher if you are able to assist.
15th September: Responsible Pet Ownership
15th September: Jump Rope for Heart
15th September: School Disco
18th September: Curriculum Day
20th September: Footy Day
22nd September: Last day Term 3, 2:30 Dismissal
Junior School Photos