Junior School Newsletter: Term 1, Week 3
CONNECT WITH THE JUNIOR SCHOOL
Welcome back to all our Mentone Park families! We have had a wonderful start to 2018, enjoying Tri-Skills, Kids Connect activities, visits from St Kilda players and much more. Our students have settled in well to their new class groups and we wish to extend a warm welcome to our new students, their families and staff members in the Junior School.
Our SMART Spelling program has commenced and new words will be sent home every Monday, to be handed in on Friday morning. This is a chance for your children to 'Look, Cover, Write, Check' their words and start to expand their vocabulary as well as their spelling ability. Take home journals and books were sent home last week - please ensure that your child is able to read out aloud every night and that they record what they have read.
Contacting your child's teacher: please download the FlexiBuzz app and sign in to your child's class to ensure that you are receiving all relevant updates. Using the chat function on the app is a great way to connect with the teacher but if the matter is urgent, please phone the office as we are not always able to receive or act on messages during the day.
IMPORTANT DATES & NOTICES
Tuesday 20th February: Meet the Teacher 2:00pm-7:00pm
Tuesday 27th February: Information Evening (Junior School 6:00pm-6:45pm)
Monday 12th March: Labour Day Public Holiday
Monday 23rd April: School Swimming Begins
Wednesday 25th April: ANZAC Day Public Holiday
- Please ensure enrolment forms (white) and permission forms (yellow) have been returned to your child's teacher.
- Please ensure you have sent in your child's art smock and library bag.
IN THE JUNIOR SCHOOL WE ARE LEARNING TO: (WALT)...
READING – WEEK 2
1:use clues from the text to make inferences and predictions (VCELY186)
2: use clues from the text to make inferences and predictions (VCELY222)
READING – WEEK 3
1: visualise and draw the characters in books (VCELY186)
2: visualise how authors show characters in different ways (VCELA215)
WRITING - WEEK 2 & 3
1: write interesting stories (VCELY194)
2:work out the beginning, middle and end of a story (VCELT219)
MATHS – WEEK 2 & 3
1: understand place value of numbers to 100 and what it represents
2: understand place value of numbers to 1000 and what it represent
INQUIRY/WELLBEING - KIDS CONNECT
- Identify personal strengths and describe how these strengths are useful in school or family life (VCPSCSE009)
- Explain how being prepared to try new things can help identify strategies when faced with unfamiliar or challenging situations (VCPSCSE010)
• type in a specific web address to view information
• use the delete, return, caps lock button and spacebar.
SPELLING - WEEK 2
1: a as in ant
2: ai as in snail
SPELLING - WEEK 3
1:y as in fly
2:ur as in fur
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.