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Week 3 in Our Classroom

Hi,

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday. The children have settled back well into school and are enthusiastic to learn.

This term we have many exciting learning experiences for the kids. In science we will be learning to distinguish between living and non living things. The students will learn to classify animals and identify the difference betweeen plants and animals.

In literacy we will be focusing on two text ypes this semster; persuasive texts and information texts. While in maths we will be looking at place value and mass over the next two weeks.

Student Led Conferencing

Student led conferences will be conducted in June and will supplement mid year written reports. But why are we introducing the conferences?

One of the school's 3 strategic directions is to implement world's best teaching and learning practices. Underpinning so much of what we do in this domain is the need for students to be actively involved in their own learning. We want children to take ownership of what they do at school and constantly reflect on their learning.

Welcome Back!

Hello everyone and welcome back to Term 2! I hope everyone has had a relaxing, fun break and are ready to come back to school and learn! This term is going to be a busy, but exciting one!

Literacy groups times have changed slightly from last term. Any helpers, however sporadic or frequent are welcome and very much appreciated!

Mon & Tues: 9:15-10:30

Thurs & Fri: 10:30-11:30

 

Don’t forget to keep an eye on seesaw so you can see the fantastic work your child has been doing!

Miss Fitzpatrick :)

NAPLAN Reflections

In a couple of weeks students in Years 3 and 5 will sit the NAPLAN tests. While these assessments can provide some data on how children are faring in literacy and numeracy, the data is limited and can actually be misleading.

Let's take the writing assessment, for example. Ask yourself what writing skills you believe are important for assessing the ability of young writers. Sure, writing well-structured texts with at least a reasonable level of spelling accuracy is important, but of course there's so much more than that to being a proficient writer.

Week 9 in Our Classroom

Hi,

It's a busy week ahead.

Harmony Day STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities will be held on Monday between lunch and recess. It looks like an exciting day and a great opportunity for the kids to celebrate the cultural diversity within our school. Harmony Day is also a day where we can celebrate inclusiveness and respect for others. The students in Year 6 have planned a range of activites. Keep an eye out on twitter for some photos of the day.

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