Home and School Connections
The Early Years Team are inviting carers of students in the Early Years to come along and participate in a conversation that connects home learning and schooling. It will be a great place to ask quesitons and reflect learning at home and at school.
A notice was sent home of Friday and if carers wish to attend they are encouraged to return the notify to ensure their place in the conversation by Friday 3rd May.
The Early Learning Neighbourhood Building at Pender’s Grove Primary School.
Tuesday 7th May, 2013 from 6.00-7.00pm.
Learning's Fun in 12F
12s Want to be Teens!
Last week some of the Year 1/2s were learning all about teen numbers. These are some of the ways we modelled our numbers. Numbers are all around us and are very important!
One of 12F's Favourite Authors!
1/2F read ‘The Twits’ and ‘The Enormous Crocodile’ by Roald Dahl. We love the way he writes stories because they are so funny and entertaining. We have the whole set of his books in our classroom and we are currently listening to the audio book ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine.’ Rosie brought in her favourite joke book from home, ‘Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Joke Book.’ We are currently writing our own personal story for the Pender’s Grove Compendium.
Into Space with 34J
Students in 34J explred the character of three diensional shapes this morning. Many enjoyed labelling and describing the edges, vertices, apexes and faces of a range of objects. Others prefered the opportunity to use plasticine to mould and then cross section three dimensional shapes. Here is a glimpse through the window into our space lesson!
Swimming is a Real Splash!
Students from Prep through to Year 6 participated in their first swimming lesson for the term today. The bus shuttled the students to and fro from the swimming pool. Everyone who went returned excited about the coming weeks of lessons.
Family members with current Working With Children (WWC) Checks or applications pending are welcome to come along and support students in the session their child attends. WWC application forms are available from the office. Please speak to your child's teacher if you are eager to help out.
A reminder that all students must stay with their instructors for the duration of their lesson. We ask that family members do not buy treats for their children from the café at the pool.
Encouraging water safety and confidence in the water is very important. It is great to see so many students not only enjoying themselves but learning some important skills that will ensure their safety around water.
Year 6 Dressed Up
If you are wondering who the classy looking students in the playground are today you will notice that they are the Year 6 students! Many of them have adorned their Year 6 jumpers and shirts that celebrate their final year at primary school. They all look great and even stand a little taller in these special jumpers and shirts that mark this important transition time.
Assembly Persuaded by 34J
Students in 34J did not draw a breath since coming back from holidays presenting their own persusive piece entitled, It Is Cruel To Keep Animals in Cages. Just looking as some of their preparatory notes one could not help but be impressed. They offered handy tips along the way by encouraging each other in the language, persuasive tools and opinions that were offered. For those who are keen to gain a few tips on persuasive writing you can download 34J's persuasive text below!
Congratulations also to Clare for winning the Waste Free Lunch Award and for the remarkable 12F for winning their 5th Class Waste Free Lunch Trophy - five weeks in a row! today they issued a challenge to other classes to beat their incredible record.
The 34's Lost Thing
Students in 34J and 34O plunged themselves into their integrated learning of story telling by reading The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan. After listening to this remarkable story and without seeing the beautiful images drawn by Shaun Tan, students drew the lost thing as they had pictured it. The imagination is indeed a powerful tool, just look at what some of them imagined!
Hopefully everyone enjoyed a restful and relaxed holiday and have returned today switched on and eager to focus on learning. There are lots of events to share in such as mother's day stalls, weekly swimming, pizza lunches and a special farewell.
Already some exciting learning adventures are planned for the coming term. We are excited to share a whole school focus on story telling as part of our 2013 Writer's Festival. We're excited to announce Julie Perrin as our story teller in residence over the coming weeks. She will be weaving her stories through us all as well as encouraging us to discover and become tellers of our own stories. Stay tuned to our online updates and register for our weekly online newsletter to keep up to date with the wonderful experiences planned.
To find out more about what is planned go to our Special Projects page.
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