Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Junior School Newsletter: Term 4, Weeks 3 & 4 & 5


Junior School Newsletter: Term 4, Weeks 3, 4 & 5
CONNECT WITH THE JUNIOR SCHOOL
Term 4 is flying past and with exciting events like our Play is the Way Open Day, the Art Show, 2018 Prep Transition, new lunchtime clubs (Chess, Drama, Coding, Choir and Mandala drawing), Nude Food Week, and the fantastic Market Fresh in-visit, we are thoroughly enjoying it so far! We are looking forward to STOMP commencing next week, and Grade 2s attending the Remembrance Day ceremony tomorrow at Mentone RSL. Big Writes continue to be a fun and engaging task for our students and we are so proud of the creative and imaginative work they are producing as part of the VCOP program! Across the Junior School, we are watching our plants grow and we are looking forward to some delicious school-grown produce at the end of the term!

Thank you to our parents who came and helped!

Helping out with our new chicks!
Enjoying the Market Fresh in-visit



Presenting at assembly - sharing our experience of Nude Food Week
Keeping our school tidy!
Wow! Look at those carrots and cucumbers go!
Making observations about our plants
We LOVE Coding Club!
We LOVE Coding Club!
IMPORTANT DATES & NOTICES
10th November - Grade 2s walk to RSL for Remembrance Day Ceremony
16th November - STOMP commences
20th November - Future Care Mobile Dental Clinic this week
28th November - Curriculum Day
1st December - A-Thon 

Please send in forms for the Future Care Mobile Dental Clinic ASAP if you would like to utilise their services. See the office for a new form if required.

Please return the Essential Education and Voluntary Payments 2018 forms as soon as possible, thank you.  

IN THE JUNIOR SCHOOL WE ARE LEARNING TO: (WALT)...

READING – WEEK 3
F:  I can predict what might happen in different parts of a story (VCELY186)
1: I can use clues from the text to make inferences and predictions (VCELY186)
2: I can use clues from the text to make inferences and predictions (VCELY222)

READING – WEEK 4
F:  I can predict what might happen in different parts of a story (VCELY186)
1: I can use clues from the text to make inferences and predictions (VCELY186)
2: I can use clues from the text to make inferences and predictions (VCELY222)

READING – WEEK 5
F:  I can use the beginning of words to help me solve unknown words in texts
1:I can sound out different letter combinations.
2:I can change the end of words to help me read and understand words

WRITING - WEEK 3 
F: Understand that language can be used to explore ways of expressing needs, likes and dislikes (VCELA166)
1: I can write informatively (VCELY194)
2: I can write about my opinion and convince people to agree with it (VCELY230)

WRITING - WEEK 4
F: I can use known words in my writing
1: I can write interesting stories.  (VCELY194)
2: I can work out the beginning, middle and end of a story (VCELT219)

WRITING - WEEK 5
F: I can reread my own writing most of the time
1:I can check my writing to see if it makes sense.
2:I can check my spelling using a dictionary.

MATHS – WEEK 3:
F: Name and order days of the week & connect them to familiar events and actions (VCMMG080)
1: Describe duration using months, weeks, days and hours (VCMMG096)
2:  Name and order months and seasons (VCMMG118)
     Use a calendar to identify the date and determine the number of days in each month (VCMMG119)
3:  Tell the time to the minute & investigate the relationship between units of time (VCMMG141)

MATHS – WEEK 4:
F: Compare and order the duration of events using the everyday language of time (VCMMG079)
1: Tell time to the half-hour (VCMMG096)
2: Tell time to the quarter-hour, using the language of 'past' and 'to' (VCMMG117)
3:  Tell time to the minute and investigate the relationship between units of time (VCMMG141)

MATHS – WEEK 5:
F: Foundations: Sort, describe and name familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects in the environment - sorting and describing squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, spheres and cubes
Level 1: Recognise and classify familiar two-dimensional objects using obvious features
Level 2: Describe and draw two-dimensional shapes, with and without digital technologies
Describe the features of three dimensional objects
Level 3: Make models of three dimensional objects and describe key features

INQUIRY - YUMMY IN MY TUMMY:
Week 3 & 4: developing an understanding of food that keep us healthy
Week 5: Explore how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (VCDSTC016)

WELLBEING: Play is The Way Open Day
Foundation:
• Students are able to name emotions
• Students express emotions through facial and body expressions
• Students practise recognising other people’s emotions

Week 3 & 4 Grade 1 and 2:
• Students identify emotions in others
• Students empathise with others
• Students suggest ways to help others

Week 5 Grade 1 & 2:
·         Students recognise what sorts of sounds are associated with different emotions.
·         Students identify times when they have shown an act of kindness to a peer or family member
·         Students describe what emotions they felt at this time
·         Students suggest emotions that others might feel when people show kindness to them

ICT:
F:  I can use a keyboard/touchpad to create a simple sentence using key words. I can use the keyboard i.e.use the delete, return, capslock button and space bar.
1/2: I can type in a specific web address to view information. I can use the delete, return, caps lock button and spacebar.

SPELLING - WEEK 3
F: oa as in boat
1: ch as in chair
2: f as in fish

SPELLING - WEEK4
F: oo as in moon
1: ch as in chair
2: f as in fish

SPELLING – WEEK 5
Review week – no homework

WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK
All parents/guardians, visitors & volunteers to the school MUST sign in & out of the school and display their WWCC in a lanyard, which is available at the school office. The Department of Education requires any person involved in an activity where children may be present to have a current WWCC or have supplied proof that they have applied for a WWCC with the Department of Justice. All schools are required to comply with the Working with Children Act 2005. Volunteers are expected to carry the WWCC card with them at all times when working or volunteering at the school or during school related activities. There is no fee for this check. Apply now by visiting: www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au  The Junior School encourage and appreciate parent helpers. Please see your child's teacher if you are able to assist.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Junior School Newsletter: Term 4, Weeks 1 & 2


Junior School Newsletter: Term 4, Weeks 1 and 2

CONNECT WITH THE JUNIOR SCHOOL


Welcome back to Term 4! We have hit the ground running, enjoying our first few weeks together learning about how plants grow, starting our own school gardens, having fun with Big Writes, and preparing for the Art Show which was a terrific success. Thank you to all families who were able to spend time viewing and hearing about the amazing art that students have created with Mrs Unwin over the year, we are so proud of their creativity. Thank you to Angus & Aileen for their presentation about the harvesting, packing and marketing of fresh fruit and vegetables, the kids LOVED it and learned a lot!







IN THE JUNIOR SCHOOL WE ARE LEARNING TO: (WALT)...



READING – WEEK 1

F: Explore the different contribution of words and images to meaning in stories and informative texts (VCELA145)

1: Compare different kinds of images in narrative and informative texts and discuss how they contribute to meaning (VCELA180)

2: Identify visual representations of characters’ actions, reactions, speech and thought processes in narratives, and consider how these images add to or contradict or multiply the meaning of accompanying words (VCELA215)



READING – WEEK 2

F: Recognise that texts are created by authors who tell stories and share experiences that may be similar or different to students’ own experiences (VCELT148). I can make connections between myself and the text. (VCELT148)

1: I can make connections between myself and the text. (VCELY186)

2: I can make connections between myself and the text. (VCELY222)



WRITING - WEEK 1 

F: Understand that punctuation is a feature of written text different from letters and recognise how capital letters are used for names, and that capital letters and full stops signal the beginning and end of sentences (VCELA156) I can write upper and lower case letters correctly most of the time

1: Recognise that different types of punctuation, including full stops, question marks and exclamation marks, signal sentences that make statements, ask questions, express emotion or give commands (VCELA190) I can - use full stops in my writing

2: Recognise that capital letters signal proper nouns and commas are used to separate items in lists (VCELA225) I can - use capital letters for proper nouns in my writing



WRITING - WEEK 2

F: Understand that language can be used to explore ways of expressing needs, likes and dislikes (VCELA166)

1: I can write informatively (VCELY194)

2: I can write about my opinion and convince people to agree with it (VCELY230)



MATHS – WEEK 1:

F: understand place value of numbers to 50 and what it represents

1: understand place value of numbers to 100 and what it represents

2: understand place value of numbers to 1000 and what it represents

3: understand place value of numbers to 10000 and what it represents



MATHS – WEEK 2:

F: Establish understanding of the language and processes of counting by naming numbers in sequences, initially to and from 20, moving from any starting point (VCMNA069)

1: Develop confidence with number sequences to and from 100 by ones from any starting point. Skip count by twos, fives and tens starting from zero (VCMNA086)

2: Investigate number sequences, initially those increasing and decreasing by twos, threes, fives and ten from any starting point, then moving to other sequences (VCMNA103)

3: Recognise, model, represent and order numbers to at least 10 000



INQUIRY - YUMMY IN MY TUMMY:

Week 1 & 2: considering the suitability of a range of tools when cultivating gardens, mulching and building garden structures. Identifying products that can be designed and produced from plants
 

WELLBEING: 

Foundation: Students develop vocabulary to identify emotions. Students identify the ways in which emotions are shown in body language.

Grade 1 and 2: Students name some of the commonly experienced emotions. Students identify the ways in which emotions are shown in body language.



ICT:

F:  I can use a keyboard/touchpad to create a simple sentence using key words. I can use the keyboard i.e.use the delete, return, capslock button and space bar.

1/2: I can type in a specific web address to view information. I can use the delete, return, caps lock button and spacebar.



SPELLING - WEEK 1

F: br as in brown

1: or as in fork

2: wr as in wrist



SPELLING - WEEK 2

F: ck as in duck

1:th as in feather

2:kn as in knee



WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK

All parents/guardians, visitors & volunteers to the school MUST sign in & out of the school and display their WWCC in a lanyard, which is available at the school office. The Department of Education requires any person involved in an activity where children may be present to have a current WWCC or have supplied proof that they have applied for a WWCC with the Department of Justice. All schools are required to comply with the Working with Children Act 2005. Volunteers are expected to carry the WWCC card with them at all times when working or volunteering at the school or during school related activities. There is no fee for this check. Apply now by visiting: www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au  The Junior School encourage and appreciate parent helpers. Please see your child's teacher if you are able to assist.                                                                              



IMPORTANT DATES

23rd October - 27th October - Children's Week

27th October - Play is the Way Open Day (11:30am-1:30pm) BBQ LUNCH
27th October - Scholastic Book Orders Due
28th October - Bunnings BBQ
3rd November - Market Fresh In-Visit
Week starting 20th November - Future Care Mobile Dental Clinic

NUDE FOOD WEEK - students are excited for our Nude Food Week and there are prizes to be won with a raffle that grants an entry for every day that students bring 'nude food'. For more information, please click this link:How to pack a NUDE FOOD LUNCH



Junior School Photos