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Week 11

posted Dec 14, 2017, 2:53 AM by Bron Steele

Wow - can you believe its the end of the year?!  Congratulations on graduating from Grade 1 and Grade 2.  We are so incredibly proud of all of you.  You have all worked so hard and grown so much in your knowledge both academically and socially.  Well done!  

This week will be a week of fun Christmas activities.  We have heaps of ideas and are looking forward to enjoying the last week with you all.

On Tuesday you will be meeting your new teachers and the new members of your grade for 2018. This will be an exciting time of making new friends and learning about what is in store for you for next year.

We will be gradually sending your books home across the week, so please make sure you come with the bare minimum in your bag each day, as we are sure to fill them!

Have a fantastic week!

Have a wonderful, safe holiday.

Enjoy your Christmas time with family and friends!

See you in January. 

Week 10

posted Dec 7, 2017, 4:09 PM by Bron Steele

There is only two more weeks left of school! 

It was a shame about the weather for our Junior Sports Day BUT our modified version of sports was lots of fun and we appreciated everyone getting involved.  We had a great time, especially with the dancing and our massive game of tunnel ball!

We have a busy week ahead!

On Tuesday night we will be entertaining your families and friends with our Christmas songs that we have been busy practising.  Make sure you come dressed in something Christmassy!

On Wednesday the Level 2 teachers are all moving classrooms so you will be with the specialist teachers.  We will also be watching the Wonnies concert in the afternoon.

This week your reports will go live on FRIDAY and you will also find out who is in your grade for next year.  

We have some Christmas writing to do this week with making cards.  

We also have some fantastic Christmas maths and orienteering tasks to do.

Enjoy the week everyone!

Week 9

posted Nov 29, 2017, 2:23 PM by Bron Steele

Welcome to Week 9!

We hope you enjoyed our Aquarium excursion.  It was a great day out! We also hope you took time to sit and share your books with your parents, showing them all the incredible learning you have been doing.

On Tuesday we will be having another transition morning.  It has been fabulous getting to know the students who are coming up.

This week we are having our Junior Sports Day on Friday.  Please come dressed in your house colours and don't forget to pack your drink bottle.  Parents are very welcome to come along and help out with one of our activities.  Its going to be heaps of fun.  Please see Mr Harvey's compass announcement for more information!

Our focus text this week is the 'Aussie Twelve Days Of Christmas' and we will be looking at the CAFE strategy of 'Compare and Contrast.' 

Our Thrass words will be all Christmas themed words.

In Maths we will be revising calendars and the features you find on them.

Please make sure you have returned your library books.  They were due on the 1st December so that Wendy could begin the stocktake.

Have a wonderful week everyone!



Week 8

posted Nov 22, 2017, 1:20 PM by Bron Steele

What a fantastic way to begin the week, with a trip to the Aquarium!!!  Week 8 is going to be a fun filled week!

Please don't forget to bring a small back pack with your drink bottle, brainfood, snack, lunch and a hat on Monday.  Please be at  your classroom doors by 8:55am - we will not be attending assembly as we need to get on the bus!


PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR BOOKS BACK!!!!!  We hope you have had an awesome time sharing your work with your family but we really need those books back to keep on working!

This week you will have a week off spelling words and spelling test because we are having our excursion.  However, you can still practise learning to spell our Hot Words and making sure that you can read AND spell all 250 of them.

Our CAFE strategy this week is 'listening for interesting words and using interesting words in our speech and writing.'  We are going to explore this idea through our focus text "100 Ocean Facts."

In Writer's Workshops this week we are going to look at the structure of an information report and a recount, using our Aquarium visit for inspiration.

We are heading back to revise location in Toolbox Maths this week.  We are going to explore the language of location such as left, right, behind, beside, north, south and east etc.

We wish you all a wonderful week.

Week 7

posted Nov 14, 2017, 9:27 PM by Bron Steele

Week 7 Whoop Whoop!!!

Well we have a fantastic week ahead.  

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PAID FOR THE AQUARIUM EXCURSION.  THERE IS ONLY ONE MORE WEEK TO GO!

Starting with Monday 20th - please come in free dress with your lucky jar for the Kalinda Karnival!  Notices have been sent home with ideas of what to fill your jar with so please see the office if you need any help.  Also please sign up for an hour to help out on a stall.  We need lots and lots of helpers!

On Monday we are also going to experience an incursion about financial literacy.  You will learn some fantastic things that you can share with your parents when you get home!

We are going to be sending your literacy and numeracy books home this week on Friday.  Please go through them with your family and then return them to school on Monday the 27th November so that we can continue to put your awesome work inside!

Our Thrass words this week, will continue to be a combination of Hot Words and topic words.  Please make sure you practise them at home most nights for 10mins.  

The focus text this week is 'A House For A Hermit Crab.' We will be talking about being a voracious reader and what that means.

Poetry will remain a focus in our writing workshops as we look at alliteration.  We will also look at persuasive writing.

Our focus is going to return to probability in maths this week.  Can you remember the language we use when we are talking about chance, data and probability? 

Enjoy your week!

Week 6

posted Nov 8, 2017, 6:12 PM by Bron Steele   [ updated Nov 14, 2017, 5:16 PM by Melanie Tattersall ]

Week 6 has arrived.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PAID FOR OUR AQUARIUM EXCURSION.  IT'S COMING SOON.

This week we are back to having a normal week!!

We have 5 Thrass words and 5 words relating to our current topics.

In Maths we are continuing to talk about money, adding small amounts of money and calculating change.   We will be working on our shops too.

In Writer's Workshops this week we will be writing letters and looking at the organisation of a letter.  We will also be continuing our investigation into different styles of poetry.  

Reader's Workshops will be fascinating this week as we read 'Circle' by Jeannie Baker as our focus text and look at using picture clues.  We will also have a focus on collective nouns in grammar and punctuation.

Don't forget to get your lucky jars organised for the 17th November.  These jars are for the Kalinda Fair and you will need to bring one to school on the 17th so that you can dress in free dress.

We hope you have a fabulous week.



Week 5

posted Nov 1, 2017, 1:46 AM by Bron Steele

Week 5 = Cup Week!  We are going to be horsing around!!! (Hee Hee!!) 
Lots of you will be enjoying a long weekend - don't forget that there is no school on Tuesday!

Due to the shortened week we will only be having 5, Cup Day, related Thrass words.

We will continue to work on our money maths and on developing/creating our shops.  Don't forget you can practise using your money maths in real life scenarios at the supermarket!  Ask mum and dad to let you add up some prices, work out what coins you might need to use and calculate some change.

In Reader's Workshops we will be looking at 'trading or guessing a word that makes sense.'  This is another accuracy strategy that you can use when reading.

For Writer's Workshops this week, we will be learning about acrostic poems and also completing our reflections on the semester to go into the reports.

PLEASE ASK YOUR PARENTS TO GET ONTO COMPASS AND COMPLETE THE PERMISSION FORM AND PAYMENT FOR OUR SUPER EXCITING AQUARIUM EXCURSION.

Have a great week :)


Week 4

posted Oct 26, 2017, 6:04 PM by Bron Steele


Week 4 is here!!!

We had a fabulous time at the Grade 2 sleepover and we are so incredibly proud of how everyone worked together as a team, looked after their belongings and participated enthusiastically in everything.  THANK YOU Grade 2s for making it such an enjoyable night.

Our Tabloid Sports was also a fantastic time for the whole Level.  We were so lucky with the sunshine and it was great to experience many different activities.

In Reader's Workshops last week, we looked at identifying what accuracy strategies we use most often and we are going to continue that theme this week by looking at one of them in more detail.  We are going to look at 'skipping the word and coming back to it.'  

Our Thrass words will continue to be a combination of Hot Words and words to do with Sustainability.

We will again enjoy Yoganauts and Transition.

On Thursday this week we will be participate in 'Count Us In.'  Its a Nationwide event where schools can join in and sing a song together with students around Australia.  We will be joining in at 12:30pm in the stadium.

For Maths we will continue to look at money.  The students began to plan shops, last week, that they will be creating during class time and will then participate in role playing with their handmade items to sell.

We hope you have a fabulous week and enjoy the sunshine that has finally arrived!!!!

PLEASE REMEMBER TO PUT YOUR NAME ONTO OUR CLASS ROSTERS FOR THE TWILIGHT FAIR.  THEY ARE ON EACH OF THE CLASSROOM DOORS.  THANK YOU!!!

Week 3

posted Oct 22, 2017, 12:09 PM by Fiona Salmon   [ updated Oct 22, 2017, 12:31 PM ]

                                               
  We have an exciting week planned and the Grade 2's  are looking forward to the Sleepover Event on Thursday Night at school.    Parents, please bring your child and all their gear ( named please) to school at 5.30 pm on the evening and all the teachers will meet you in the Grade 3/ 4  Module.  Don't forget your plastic bowl, plate, cup, spoon and a tea towel and any props for the Talent show!

 The checklist for what to pack is on the Sleepover  Site and don't forget the lovely pillowcases you have designed! 

 The next day,  please bring in your child's school bag with their brain food, snack and lunch and take home their bedding and overnight bags at 8.30 am.

Any grade 2 parents who have not given in their MEDICAL  FORMS  for the sleepover need to do so by Tuesday 24th October, please.  Any medications your child requires on the night or in the morning 
need to be named and brought to school on the evening of the event in a labelled, clear sandwich bag please and given to Fiona Salmon in the 3/ 4  Module at 5.30 pm.

We have our THRASS spelling words this week and we will be introducing some new reading bookmarks so as students can revise their strategies for reading.

We will be reading the text " The Invisible String" and working on making short videos to show our understandings of Place value.

In CBL this week we have Kelly Woodman talking to us about Sustainability and our school garden.

It will be a fun week,  finishing with the Grade 1 and 2 Tabloid Sports event on Friday morning this week. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

We are also most grateful for all the parents who are helping us out with Brekkie on the morning of the sleepover event and the next day for the pack up. We couldn't do this event without your wonderful support.




Term 4 Welcome Back !

posted Oct 11, 2017, 1:32 AM by Fiona Salmon   [ updated Oct 11, 2017, 7:20 PM by Michelle Davies ]

Week 1  
What an exciting holiday or break all our students, families and teachers have had. The Portables have been buzzing this week!

We have started our new CBL topic ' Sustainability'.

We have asked students to talk about how they use or save the Earth's resources at home.  Please bring some ideas to school to talk about in class.

All the Grade 2 students are looking forward to the Sleepover coming in Week 3! Please check the Sleepover page on this site for more details or ask your child's teacher.

Please, parents, can we have all payments in by the end of this week for the Sleepover (Grade 2s) and the Tabloid Sports (Grade 1s). Please note the payment for Tabloid Sports is included in the Sleepover payment.

The Grade 2s are decorating pillowcases!  Why?  Ask them!  All materials and pillowcases will be supplied at school.


We have been looking at Place Value in maths and are introducing the topic of Money. We are learning that there are different Australian coins and notes that have different values.




Week 2
We are having another busy week!  
Please remember to bring and wear your HAT this week.

In Numeracy, we are still practising and exploring Place Value. We will continue to explore how to count money and calculate change.

In Reader's Workshop, we are continuing to practise plural rules.   We will be using the reading strategy to 'Compare and Contrast'. 

We are starting a new program called Yoganauts for the Foundation, Grade 1s and 2s once a week on either Tuesday or Wednesday for 4 weeks. We are very lucky to be able to offer this program at no cost to our families.  Students won't need special equipment. Just have fun!










TRANSITION  STARTS  
this Friday!

We are starting to think about what it would be like to be a student in the next grade.

Starting this Friday 20th October, Grade 2s will move to the Grade 3/4 area to experience the exciting lessons, games or routines in another grade.  Grade 1 students will remain with their own teacher, but will welcome the Foundation students to their classroom and show them the ropes!

Students will have a lot of fun getting to know each other and see another classroom in action. Awesome!

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