Term Four Sharing

Dear Readers,

Today we sent home information about sharing this term. Please look out for it in your child’s blue reading folder. Please note the schedule for talks (they start next week), which looks like this:

Thanks and regards,

Rachel and Michelle

Welcome Back

Dear Readers,

Welcome back to another term! We hope you enjoyed the break. Just a few housekeeping points:

1. We are in the process of testing children on their spelling progress for the Oxford words. We aim to send home the most up-to-date list for them to practise at home by the end of next week.

2. This term, we are exploring time concepts, including reading analogue and digital clocks. If your child has access to an analogue clock or watch (i.e one with numerals and hands – see photo) at home, it should greatly enhance their ability to make connections as we investigate time. Any incidental opportunities that you have to discuss time as it relates to your child’s life (e.g the sequencing of time, the duration of an after-school activity) will also be beneficial.

3. Your child will soon come home with log-on details so they can access e-books to use as an alternative to their hard-copy readers. These e-books have been selected at a level for your child to read with confidence, fluency and enjoyment.

4. Thanks to Tom’s family for providing tissues and hand-sanitiser. If you are able to pick up extra tissues and/or hand soap/sanitiser when you are shopping, we would greatly appreciate donations!

5. A friendly reminder that consent and payment for our zoo excursion is due this week. We have attached another photo of the note that we sent home, FYI.

6. This term, our weekly sharing/topic talks will be about endangered animals. Please look out for more information about these talks and a weekly schedule.

7. Lateness: Please note, if your child arrives at school between 8:50 and 9:00, they will now have their lateness recorded in the classroom. If they arrive at school after 9:00, they need to go to the office to have their lateness recorded.

Thanks for your support.

Kind regards,

Rachel and Michelle

 

 

 

A Whole Lot of Learning

Dear Readers,

Well done to all the citizens of Readeville for another knock-out term of learning! Thank you, as always, for all of the support that you provide at home and in the classroom to help make our students as successful as possible. Here are some of our learning highlights for the past few weeks of this busy term:

  1. Japan Day: The students enjoyed origami, cherry-blossom art and a mapping challenge, as well as insights into traditional elements of Japanese culture, such as a tea ceremony and a performance of Japanese story-telling and music. Thank you to Oka Sensai for the time and effort that he put into the day.
  2. Maths: We have been investigating fractions and equal sharing of whole objects and collections of objects. The children have had lots of hands-on experience exploring halves, quarters, eighths and thirds. We have also looked at mapping in our world and the language of position and location.
  3. Writing: We have been analysing all of the steps that go into planning and creating a ‘great story’. This included story plans and making plasticine models of characters and settings. The children thoroughly enjoyed bringing their narratives to life in this way and the end result was engaging tales that made us want to read on. Our writers have also been investigating similies, such as ‘as  cool as a cucumber’, to see how interesting words and phrases can lift a piece of writing.

Also, here are a few housekeeping notes:

  1. The children return to school for term four on Monday, October 16.
  2. We would greatly appreciate donations of tissues, hand-soap and hand sanitiser if you are able to provide them.
  3. Please remember to send back consent forms and payments for our zoo excursion if you  have not already done so. These are due back by Thursday of week one (October 19).

Finally, we hope you enjoy the photos below and we wish you a safe and happy break ahead. See you next term.

Kind regards,

Rachel and Michelle

Week Ten – Housekeeping

Dear Readers,

As mentioned in the school newsletter:

Japan Day – tomorrow is Japan Day with a traditional Japanese performance in the morning and other planned Japanese activities throughout the day until lunch time. Students have been told that they are welcome to dress up for the day, if they wish, in ‘Japan theme’ eg wearing the colours of the Japanese flag.

Casual Day – Friday, the last day of term, is a casual day. Please ensure clothes are sun smart. NO money donation is required.

Thanks,

Rachel and Michelle

Celebrating Sports Day

Hi readers,

Here are some photos from Sports Day. The weather was perfect and the day was a huge success. The children all had a great time rotating through a range of activities and showed great sportsmanship!

Thank you to all the parents that helped throughout the day, it’s appreciated!

Reminder: Next Friday is the last day of the term and an early dismissal time of 2:10.

We hope you enjoy the photos.

Thanks,

Rachel & Michelle

Week Eight – Housekeeping

Dear Readers,

Just a few housekeeping points for this busy time:

  1. The children have been doing lots of reflecting about their learning and are excited about sharing their highlights at next week’s learning conferences. Please note, online bookings for the conferences have now closed.
  2. Friendly reminder – it’s Sports Day next Thursday (Sept. 21). Please make sure your child is wearing sunblock before they come to school and have sunblock that they can reapply independently during the day (students will be outside all day). Water bottles are also essential. Please note, normal dismissal procedures apply for Sports Day (i.e if you need to take home your child early, you will need to sign them out from the office and give the teacher the sign-out slip before you leave).
  3. Here are some photos of notes that went home today:

Thanks for your support.

See you next week.

Rachel and Michelle

 

Swimming Sensations

Dear Readers,

Well done to all of the swimmers in Readeville for a sensational effort in the pool this week! The children had to explore a whole range of expert-learner qualities, particularly being organised, independent, risk takers and team workers. The organiser of the swimming program contacted CLG leadership to let them know how impressed she was with the behaviour and attitudes demonstrated by our students this week. Go swimmers!

Just a few other updates:

  1. Buddies: We have loved working with our buddies on some coding activities. We have been working together to program Beebots and Spheros.
  2. Speaking of technology, a reminder that next Wednesday night (Sept. 6) our Digital Technology – Student and Parent Workshop is being held. Please come along with your child if you would like to learn more about some of the digital resources being offered through CLG.
  3. Please note, next Friday (Sept. 8) is a school-closure day because of the Royal Show. If your child has a talk scheduled for that Friday, they will be able to present on the Thursday of week seven or the Monday of week eight.
  4. Forward notice: A friendly reminder that Sports Day will be held on Thursday of week nine (Sept. 21). Please let us know if you are not sure what house colour your child is in.

Thanks for your support. See you next week.

Rachel and Michelle