Welcome to Term 1, 2019 in 1/2F, 1/2K and 1/2M!
We are beginning this year (as we do each year) with our Bright Beginnings program. This is dedicated time which allows us to build our classroom expectations as a class, explore the school values together and spend time together as a community. The Year 1/2’s have settled into the year really well and have engaged in various Get To Know You activities and are well on their way to building their classroom community.
This term, Inquiry has a History focus. We are learning about how family life has changed over time with a focus on family traditions, leisure time and communications. We all enjoyed the History Box incursion that occurred in Week 3, looking at how toys have changed over time.
Some of the key questions that we will be investigating are;
Be sure to keep an eye on all of the wonderful work and learning our students are doing in the SeeSaw app. If you are yet to sign in to this app or require assistance, please see your child’s classroom teacher. If there are any issues, they will be more than happy to assist. There will be a new QR code sent out for your child's new class in the upcoming weeks. This is such a positive and engaging way to be a part of your child’s learning, with the opportunity to view photos of work, listen to learning reflections and provide written feedback to your child.
PE (runners needed)
Art (Smock needed)
Reading at Home
Children are expected to bring their reading satchels and diaries each day. Over the week, teachers will be checking diaries and communicating with parents. Please feel free to use this as a tool to pass on short notes or questions, just let your child know to give their satchel to their teacher if this is the case, as it is just not possible to check every child’s diary, every day. Children will be changing their book daily. If any parent/grandparent is free to come in and listen to children read after 3pm any day, except Friday, that would be greatly appreciated. As always with any parent help, it is a school requirement that any helper also holds a Working with Children’s check.
Our students will be learning the essential skills of using a laptop to navigate websites that our school use as part of our regular teaching and learning. Learning how to use a laptop will be accompanied by skills in how to format text and insert pictures in Word. If there is anybody who is available on a Wednesday afternoon, that would be happy to assist in the classroom with our students in ½, please chat to your classroom teacher. The more help available in the area, the greater progress our students make.
Open Learning (Maths) will be starting in Term 2 and will occur on Tuesday mornings. Prior to the formal commencement, in Term 1, students will be participating in game-based/hands-on activities that are specific to each individual learner’s level. If you are available and would like to help out at any time throughout the year, please let us know. This program is most successful when we have many helpers and we would love to have your assistance!
Monday, 11th of February: History Box Incursion
Friday, 1st of March: School Fete
Friday, 8th of March: Curriculum Day
Monday, 11th of March: Labour Day
Monday, 18th of March: School photos
As always if you have any further questions please feel free to contact your classroom teacher.
Mrs Feher, Mrs Wendt, Ms Forster & Mr Mason