News from 5/6 Unit
It has been lovely getting to know your children over the first two weeks of school and you should be very proud of how well they have settled into their new grades.
It was wonderful to see so many 5/6 families at the Family BBQ Night. We really enjoyed meeting you and we look forward to getting to know you better over the year.
This term, our Inquiry Topic is Respectful Relationships. Students will learn how to regulate emotions, utilise their character strengths and problem solve through social scenarios. We are also introducing a new program, Friendology, which teaches students about being a good friend and positive influence.
We will continue to work on the “Tribe Agreements” which are: Safety First, Mutual Respect, Attentive Listening, Personal Best, Appreciations/No Put-Downs, and the Right to Pass/Participate.
Over the next two weeks our Maths focus is Place Value and the four operations. In Literacy, we are focusing on setting up Reader’s and Writer’s Workshops, Narrative writing and comprehension strategies.
Interschool Sports is every Friday morning. Students need to arrive at school at least 5 minutes before the day starts.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.
Pippa Davis and Nathan Baxter
What’s Happening in 3/4?
We have been very busy in the 3/4 unit this week – we have been exploring the origins of written language, comprehension strategies and developing our fluency when reading. In numeracy sessions we have been focusing on how numbers can be used in patterns, as well as different number properties. E.g. Odd, Even, Square and Triangular numbers.
Our inquiry sessions have been used to create sensational ‘About Me Silhouettes’ that identify our character strengths and highlight the things that we see as important to us, later this week we will be developing personal goals for the term.
A highlight for the week was when we got together as a whole 3/4 unit to complete the spaghetti/marshmallow challenge, where students were tasked with building a free-standing structure using raw spaghetti; with a focus on exploratory talk, problem solving and teamwork.
We look forward to seeing many of you at the information session this evening (6:30pm via Webex)
Have a fantastic week!
Alec Baroni, Anna Bondini, Lisa Mackney and Peter Moore
New Free Program
We are super excited to launch Athletic Australia’s Active Bands to our PE and active games program, and at zero cost to our school community!
Active Bands has been created to get kids moving and increase physical literacy. Research continually shows active kids perform better in the classroom and maintain better health and wellbeing.
Combining a super cool wristband with an interactive app, Active Bands is a fun, FREE way for kids to keep active and be rewarded along the way. It can be hard to think of ideas to keep our kids active and having fun. Active Bands solves that problem by providing heaps of fun activities and challenges for kids to complete.
Best of all your child can use their Active Band at home and at school. We will be using Active Bands at school during selected physical activities, so let’s capture all of their physical activity together! I will be delivering to classrooms next Wednesday or Thursday during PE lessons.
On Wednesday/ Thursday your child will bring home their new Weet-Bix Active Bands wristband. Please scan the QR code on the backing card, follow the easy prompts to download the app and register your child’s wristband.
For more information go to weetbixactivebands.com.au
Any further information see website and contact me Bronwyn.firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s get active together, create your avatar and lets do this!
The RDPSSA Swimming Carnival
Monday 21st February: Warrandyte South District
Time: 2.20 pm to 3.30 pm.
Please see attachment for further details
School Contributions for 2022
Using the forms sent home last month you can choose to pay by Credit Card at the office, BPay (details on the form) or Direct into the bank account. If you pay via BPay or Direct into bank please return the forms (both pages please showing all contributions that you may choose to pay) to the office or scan and email to email@example.com so we are able to reconcile your payment. You can also pay via Compass. You can find this in the Payment Centre on the home page.
Please note that you may see in the payment section at the bottom of the page that you have an unallocated funds credit. This may be because you had a credit from a cancelled excursion or something similar. If you would like to use this credit, then you need to process this first by removing the amounts prepopulated in the Curriculum Contributions box and just adding the amount of the credit and then clicking on the process button. The curriculum contributions will then show the amount less the credit applied, and you can continue with your payment. If you wish to donate the credit amount, then an alternative option is to process your payment first and then add the credit amount to one of the donation areas and processing this. If you require any assistance, please contact the office 9870 3468 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Lessons 2022
Please see attached forms for expression of interest for music lessons in 2022
Marlborough's Wellbeing Hub
Don't forget to visit Marlborough's Wellbeing Hub, there is some great information and activities for both students and parents.
As we head into Term 1 and back to face-face learning all children are required to wear a hat outside during recess and lunchtime.
We have school hats at the office for sale for $17.95 so if you are in need of a new hat please let us know.