2021 Term 4 Week 2
It is hard to believe we have already completed two weeks of Term 4, which is always a busy time in a school.
In this newsletter, we are sharing some housekeeping regarding accessing the parent portal which gives access to student reports being issued later in term 4.
Currently, staff are undertaking training in new software to be used by the school next year which will provide parents greater accessibility and streamline the many online portals we are using. More information will be provided later in the term.
2021 NAPLAN results were sent home to the families of year 3 and year 5 students last week.
Information regarding a possible Stage 3 (Yrs 5 & 6) camp was shared this week. We look forward to the possibility of taking our senior students away for an end-of-year excursion.
We are excited to be back for Term 4 and we welcome Miss Georgia Allen who will be working in Year 4 as a fourth year prac student, guided by Mrs Bancroft.
In Religion, Year 3 are learning about the Holy Eucharist and the parts of the Mass and Year 4 are focussing on prayer and the different ways we can communicate with God.
This term in English, we will be writing some wonderful poetry while looking at connotation and imagery. We have some excellent activities planned to explore the literary world of poetry and how authors use a range of language devices to create and enhance the imagery and connotation in their writing. We shared the book, Shapes of Australia by Bronwyn Bancroft, and the students had to use their imaginations to create an artwork combining several images from the book. Some of the Year 3 students’ work is featured below.
Miss Allen is very enthusiastic to be guiding Mathematics in Year 4 for the next four weeks. The focus will be on the Measurement strand. Year 3 learnt about grams and kilograms and finding the mass of objects and now are learning about fractions and mixed numerals. Below are examples of timetables created by Year 4 during their Maths lesson:
In PDHPE, the strand Healthy, Safe and Active Lifestyles focuses on the interrelationship between health and physical activity concepts. Students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to empower them to make healthy and safe choices and take action to promote the health and wellbeing of their communities. Students engage with a range of health issues and identify strategies to keep them healthy, safe and active.
This term, Stage 2 will be exploring dance as a creative avenue for expression, including cultural, contemporary and traditional styles.
For your Information
The Road Safety focus in Term 4 is on safe bus behaviour to and from school.
For more information go to: https://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/downloads/keeping-our-kids-safe-around-schools.pdf