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Week 4

A very big congratulations to all of the children! I was very proud of the fabulous effort and focus put in by all students!
In ourliteracylessons this week we have been looking at Sensational Story Starters...these include:  ActionDescription of a settingDescription of a characterDialogueRhetorical QuestionStatement OnomatopoieaWe discussed the importance of using one of these to 'hook' the reader into the story. Over the coming weeks we will begin to plan, draft, edit and publish a Dreamtime story using one of these starters.
In our maths sessions we have moved on to symmetry having spent considerable effort on time.  We will be coming back to this later in the year.
HOMEWORK - WEEK 4
Reading - All reading is to be written into their reading log, including the name of the book and number of pages and then signed by you.

Spelling - Students are to complete a LCWC of their list words for the week. 

Sight Words - If you can please work with your child to complete these every night. It…

Week 3

Welcome to week 3 (already!!)

NAPLAN - This begins tomorrow morning and the schedule runs as outlined below.
Tuesday 15th May - Language Conventions (40 minutes) & Writing (40 minutes).Wednesday 16th May - Reading (45 minutes)Thursday 17th May - Numeracy (45 minutes)You will see on Tuesday that we have two assessments to complete, we will do one in the first morning session and the second will be after recess.

Our focus is on keeping the whole week low key and stress free! We had a good chat today where we talked about NAPLAN and I reminded the students that this test only tells the assessors a little about their learning...it doesn't tell them about their other talents and strengths. We talked about how all that we (myself and our parents) just ask and know that they will do their very best!  

If I can ask if you can make sure they have a good breakfast and are as organised as possible to reduce any stress or concerns.

At the end of each assessment our normal learning program will…

Week 2

Good afternoon and welcome to week 3


REMINDERS - WEEK 2
Go Fish Musical Meeting - Is on this afternoon (7th May) beginning at 3.15pm in the Hall. Please let Mrs Horrocks know if you are able to help with costumes, props or catering but are unable to make the meeting this afternoon.

Mothers Day Breakfast - is being held in the Hall on Friday morning 11th May...please make sure that you have sent your RSVP to Fran Marrell at the Front Office. It begins at 7.30am and is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all the amazing mums in our community!

Reading Books - Please support your child to change their reads once a week, on either Monday or Tuesday is best. The books sent home are suitable for your child's reading level and are meant to be read more than once...this helps to build vocabulary, sight word recognition and familiarity with the text.



OUR LEARNING - WEEK 2

In maths we have been looking at the Split Strategy. This is used to multiply large numbers.

For example:
7 x 45 = 7 x 40 + 7 x…

Junior Musical Meeting

Good afternoon parents,

Mrs Horrocks has asked for me to post some information about the upcoming Musical 'Go Fish' on Friday 8th June (Week 6) this term. 

If you have any questions about the performance, including costumes or the logistics of the musical then Mrs Horrocks is the person to ask!

We will be having a short meeting on Monday 7th May at 3.15pm. It would be great if you could make it! 

If you are unable to make the meeting, but are keen to help...please let me know. 

More importantly she is looking for volunteers who can donate some of their time to assist with costumes, the set and other roles. 

If this is something you can assist with, then please contact or see Mrs Horrocks on that Monday.

Thanks again for your ongoing support.

Sean McSevich




Welcome back!!

Good morning and welcome back for the term!

I hope that your break was restful and exciting at the same time!

REMINDERS - WEEK 1
Year 4 Family Mass - this is on this Saturday 5th May. All students and families are welcome to attend and share mass and a slice of pizza afterwards.

Casuals for Catholics - this is a free dress day on Friday 11th May. A gold coin donation from each student is appreciated.

Mothers Day Breakfast - is also on Friday 11th May. Please keep an eye out in the coming days for further information. Make sure you have articulated those gift requests!

NAPLAN Week - is in Week 3 Tuesday 15th - Thursday 17th May. A really good brekky on these days is very helpful. We will continue with our normal teaching and learning programme as much as possible to limit stress or disruption.


TERM 2 LEARNING 
We once again have a very busy term ahead of us!

In our literacy lessons we will continue working on strategies students can use in readingcomprehension. We will begin with look at making…

Week 11

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Parent teacher interviews begin tonight, so if you haven't put your name down yet, please contact me.

Homework this week is back to normal;

Reading every night for at least 10 minutes.  Out loud is the best for your child's growth.
Spelling - our words have come home today for LCSWC
Mental maths unit 11 with the video below  to assist.


Wednesday week 10 - Abandoned places part 2

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Good afternoon.

The video below demonstrates how we turn our planning from our abandoned places into our writing.  Please watch this video with your child before class tomorrow so that they know what will be expected tomorrow.  I do not expect your child to be writing tonight, just watching and discussing the video before tomorrow.


The only other homework I have set for tonight is reading, so please ensure your child is reading aloud tonight.

Thanks

Mr McSevich.