YEAR FOUR NEWS
In Religious Education the children will continue to prepare to receive the Sacrament of Eucharist by further developing their understandings. Please note that the children will be required to attend a Eucharist Enrolment Mass at Infant Jesus Parish on the 22 and 23 July.
Our Literacy learning time will continue to focus on the development of Reading, Writing and Word Study skills. During our reading sessions, our focus is on comprehending a range of texts, be they fiction or non-fiction. Our guided reading sessions will focus on fully understanding the text and trying to relate it to the children's life and experiences.
Our writing sessions will focus on Informational Reports, Persuasive texts and Narratives. During writing, the children will use their knowledge of European explorers and the content learnt in History and Geography to create these text types.
Our Mathematical learnings will continue to focus on the Number and Algebra strand by exploring on the relationship between multiplication and division. The children look at this relationship by exploring fact families, which is simply understanding the relationship between multiplication and division. For example, if the child knows that 3 times 4 is 12, then they know that 12 divided by 3 is 4. The will also start to learn about division in its short form and word problems as well as double digit by single digit multiplication.
Another mathematical emphasis continues to be the consolidation of Times Tables. The children are expected to know their times tables by the end of Year 4. They should know and understand the tables as well as being able to recall them mentally with speed and accuracy. This will support their learning with deeper mathematical concepts.
Other Mathematical areas of focus are Geometry and Statistics and Data. In Geometry the aim is to understand and use simple scales, legends and directions to interpret information contained in basic maps. This will be tied in the with children learning of explorers and the routes they traveled. In Statistics and Chance, the children will be looking at data representation and interpretation by conducting their own surveys.
The Integrated Learning program for this semester will enable the children to further explore and discover different environments around the world. The children have been fascinated at the way people lived and how European Explorers would journey for months to discover new places in our world. They will also be exploring sustainability and jobs that help our world to survive and thrive.
During our Health sessions, the children are learning about healthy lifestyles and how they can make healthy decision. They will compare the way we live today to how the explores lived and explore the different foods of today with the food that people ate in the past.
This will be another exciting Term for our budding musicians at Infant Jesus. The Choir, Concert Band, Ensembles and Soloists shall all turn their attention towards finessing the finer details of Performance in readiness of the Catholic Performing Arts Festival.
With the Festival fast approaching, just a reminder that entries close on 8 May. If you are interested in your child participating in the Festival please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note no child will be eligible to enter after this date, so please if considering contact me immediately.
Book Club Announcement
The best gift any parent/carer can give their child is the love of learning and the joy and benefits of quality literature. Children who read at home, or are read to, have a head start on reading success in school.
Please support our School by ordering Scholastic Book Club. Each order helps earn free books and teaching materials for our school. A Book Club catalogue will come home with your child twice a term during the school year. It contains a vast selection of books offered including a wide range of reading levels and interests. You’ll find award-winning books, as well as old and new favourites.
Every catalogue now contains gold coin books which are only $1 or $2, making it even more affordable to participate. It is easy to order. Just look over the catalogue with your child, select the books you want, mark them on the order form on the back of the catalogue and either:
- 1. Return the order form to the office with payment of cash by the due date.
- 2. Log onto a computer and sign into the Loop website and pay by credit
- 3. Download the App and order on your phone/tablet. https://mybookclubs.scholastic.com.au
Our first catalogue will be sent home with your child tomorrow and orders must be completed by Friday 12 May. If you have any problems please contact Jenny in the library.
Thank you for your support.
Jenny Houwen Library Officer
ENTERTAINMENT BOOK FUNDRAISING
Infant Jesus School is raising funds. Here's how you can help...
We are raising as much as we can to support our technology and innovation room, and we need your help! Order your NEW 2017/2018 Entertainment Book or Entertainment Digital Membership now. You'll receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do, and help our fundraising at the same time!
"The Entertainment Book is such a great way to try new restaurants. It’s also a great opportunity to help community organisations."
A Sample Book and Order Forms are available in the School Front Office if you wish to have a look.
Nicola Cecchele - P&F President
INFANT JESUS FAMILY CAMP 2017
A big hello to all the families. At this stage we have confirmed the date for the 2017 Family Camp. This will be during the middle weekend of September/October school holidays, being Friday 29 September, and concluding Sunday 1 October.
We have reduced it by one night, but extended the last day until the afternoon. This will not be the long weekend, giving families the option to still make use of the Queen's Birthday long weekend.
Family Camp has been going for over 40 years, and we need to keep this tradition going, as it has made some of the best school memories for both the parents and the kids of those who have ever attended.
Linda Prestianni 0433 925 857
Ardrian Gonsalves 0403 439 888
YEAR 4 PARENT DINNER
Year 4 parent Dinner on 28 April has been cancelled due to low numbers. This will be rescheduled for June.
YEAR 5 DINNER CATCHUP
Date: Friday, 28th April
Venue: Two40Three, Coventry Markets, Morley
RSVP: Maria 0410 151 110
Friday 28 April
Rosa Ridolfo, Emma Yates, Patricia Rivera
Monday 1 May
Sandrine Teo, Franca Colli, Tracy Caputo
Wednesday 3 May
Cheryl Barras, Marisol Rapy, Pramila Crasta
Please see the attached Canteen Winter Menu for Term 2 and 3.
Many families may have attended a commemoration ceremony in the community on ANZAC Day - Tuesday 25 April.
Yesterday the school also gathered to commemorate ANZAC day. The Year 6 children led this reflection which included sharing some information about the history and significance of the day, a gospel reading, prayers, laying of wreaths, a minute of silence, raising the flag and the National Anthem.
VOLUNTEER WORKSHOP AND CODE OF CONDUCT
To assist with school based events, please ensure that both of these have been completed.
1. Complete the Volunteer Workshop
2. Read and Sign the Code of Conduct which is new in 2017.
It is a requirement that not only the Parent Volunteer Workshop has been completed, but the school based Code of Conduct has been signed and returned to the office.
Copies of the Code of Conduct are available from the front office or online.
FEAST DAY OF ST MARK - EVANGELIST 25 April
St. Mark was an evangelist, or Gospel writer. In fact, he was the pioneer in Gospel writing. His is the shortest and the oldest of the Gospels. Little is known of Mark except from the New Testament.
He was not one of the twelve apostles, but was a member of the first Christian community. Mark had firsthand experience of the early Church and apostolic life. He was a traveling companion and assistant of Paul and Barnabas on the first missionary journey. Something happened to Mark on that journey, perhaps homesickness, so he returned to Jerusalem. The incident caused a quarrel between Paul and Barnabas. Barnabas, Mark’s cousin, was sympathetic toward Mark, but Paul would not hear of Mark accompanying them again. Later Paul and Mark must have been reconciled, because when Paul wrote to Timothy during his final imprisonment, he asked for Mark’s help.
Mark’s Gospel was a great contribution to the Church. It included oral and written tradition concerning the words and deeds of Jesus. Mark probably secured some of his material from St. Peter. He shows Jesus as the suffering Son of God. Mark knew that to accept the Risen Jesus meant to come to terms with the cross. Jesus was glorified because he willingly allowed himself to suffer death for our salvation. Mark writes that anyone who wishes to follow Jesus must accept the cross.
Mark wrote to proclaim the Good News to a community of both Jewish and Gentile Christians. His Gospel is direct and simple to read. He speaks to Christians about Jesus, who understands their difficulties and sufferings and will one day bring them to share with him eternal joy and glory.
Traditionally Mark is thought to have been founder and bishop of the church of Alexandria, Egypt, where he was martyred. Over the years artists have given a symbol to each of the evangelists. Mark’s symbol is a winged lion because his Gospel begins with the story of John the Baptist who, like a roaring lion, called people to repent.
Do I ever see the beauty that creeps unnoticed into my day??
Not long ago, Joshua Bell, the world-famous classical violinist, played outside a busy railway station – and hardly anyone noticed.
Within fifty minutes, a thousand people passed by, and only one or two paused in the presence of sublime beauty. A few children wanted to stop, but they were hurried along by preoccupied adults.
The majority just didn’t notice, or have time for,
the beauty that had crept, unnoticed, into their day.
A spiritually powerful, uplifting experience was passed up.
Are we sufficiently aware of the means God has placed at our disposal? "Be still and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10))
Sacrament of Confirmation Parent Night
The Sacramental Programme requires that at least one parent/guardian attend the parent information night on Monday 1 May, 7.00pm at Infant Jesus Parish Centre. Please note that this meeting is for parents only. Please do not bring children. Please come on time and remember to mark off your child’s name at the registration table in the foyer. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there.
Dates to Remember:
- CONFIRMATION PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT Monday 1 May at 7.00 pm
- CONFIRMATION PARENT and CHILD NIGHT Monday 22 May at 7.00 pm
- CONFIRMATION RETREAT, EPISCOPAL VISITATION AND PRACTICE Friday 9 June at 9.00 am
- CONFIRMATION MASSES Saturday 10 June at 12.00 noon and at 3.00 pm (For your Mass time allocation, please see the enrolment confirmation email sent to you)
For enquiries please send an email to Faith Rico, Sacramental Coordinator at email@example.com.
MORLEY YOUTH GROUP
Infant Jesus Parish 24:7 Morley Youth Group
All youth in Years 6-12 are invited
Join us this Friday night, 6-8pm in the Parish Hall
For more info call Roger 0434 988 711 or Elizabeth 0410 554 393
The Caritas Australia team would like to THANK YOU for supporting Project Compassion. If you still have your Project Compassion box or set of envelopes at home, please bring them back ASAP or visit www.caritas.org.au to make your donation online.
Thank you for supporting Project Compassion 2017. You are helping to empower our most vulnerable neighbours worldwide to build a better future for their families and communities.
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