Room 13 – Week 7 Term 4, 2019

Welcome to Week 7!

 

IMPORTANT DATES:
● Monday 2nd December – Christmas Carols Concert
● Tuesday 10th December – A Day in the Life
● Thursday 19th December – Mr Jackson’s Movie Day
● Friday 20th December – Final day of Term 4 (1:30pm finish)

 

REMINDERS

  • Student of the Week – If your child has not received a student of the week at all this year, please let me know as I have accidentally misplaced my Term 1 list.
  • Christmas – Towards the end of the term during Weeks 10 and 11, we will be participating in Christmas-themed activities. If you would prefer for your child to not take part in these activities or our Christmas Carols, please let your classroom teacher know so that we can make other arrangements.
  • Christmas Carols – Our songs for this year’s Christmas Carols will be ‘Santa Wear Your Shorts’ and ‘All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth’.  We have begun learning our lyrics and dance moves and will continue to practise these leading up to the concert. To assist with remembering the lyrics, you may like to practise these at home 🙂

 

ENGLISH

Our sounds of the weeks are:

air (air) “There is a chair air, air, air”

and

er (ladder) “Mother father on a ladder er, er, er”

Sound Waves chants:

 

READING

In reading, we will be focusing on the following CAFE strategies:

  • Summarise text; including sequence of main events (assist your child to retell the text
    including the characters, setting and beginning, middle and end events)
  • Recognise literary elements (plot, character, setting, problem/resolution and theme)

 

WRITING

  • In writing, students will continue to use graphic organisers to help plan and structure their recount writing. Using Penny Punctuation, we will continue to include and edit our writing for full stops and capital letters. We will also explore further punctuation such as exclamation marks, question marks, commas and ellipsis.
  • Students will continue learning how to write narratives. We will be focusing on using storyboards to help us write the beginning, middle and end of our own fractured fairytale based on the ideas of The Three Little Pigs.
  • The weekly grammar focus for this week is contractions.
  • In handwriting, students are revising letter and number formation and will learn how to write these using dotted thirds.
  • This week, there will be no talk homework as students will be completing Investigation recounts

 

MATHS

This week in maths, students will be exploring money and chance.

 

Have a lovely weekend! 🙂
Miss Jackson

Assembly today and class lists

Hi families,

I hope that you have had a wonderful weekend.

Assembly Today

Just a reminder that we have our F-2 house swimming today. Assembly will be held at 10:30 rather than at 9:00 (Mr Jackson has said that the student of the week should occur before the Remembrance Ceremony at 10:40 – please see the Compass post for further information).

Class Lists

On Friday, students wrote down three people that they would like to be in a class with next year. Students were encouraged to choose friends they work well with and play with. Please note that the instructions were explained to the students and that I checked in and discussed each child’s preference with them before they handed in their form. This was to ensure that students could explain their choices to me and were happy with their selection. Students will be placed with at least one person from this list next year.

If there are concerns about placement of students (ie. behaviour clashes, academic concerns), please put concerns in writing to Janet.

 

Have a lovely week,

Miss Jackson

 

Swimming Tomorrow – Volunteer Update

Hi families,

I hope that you have had a relaxing weekend. I have just received information regarding the house sports tomorrow.

Unfortunately, parents are unable to volunteer or attend the event tomorrow. This is due to the size of the seating area and because we are combining the session with another class. Thank you to those who did offer to assist, please let me know if you have any queries about the event.

Have a lovely evening,

Miss Jackson 🙂

 

 

 

Room 13 – Week 6 Term 4, 2019

Welcome to Week 6!

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Monday 11th November – House Swimming for Grades F-2 (12pm-3pm)
  • Monday 2nd December – Christmas Carols Concert
  • Tuesday 10th December – A Day in the Life
  • Thursday 19th December – Mr Jackson’s Movie Day
  • Friday 20th December – Final day of Term 4 (1:30pm finish)

REMINDERS

  • House Swimming – On Monday, students from F-2 will be participating in house
    swimming. Please ensure that your child brings their swimming on this day.
  • Christmas – Towards the end of the term during Weeks 10 and 11, we will be
    participating in Christmas-themed activities. If you would prefer for your child to not
    take part in these activities or our Christmas Carols, please let your classroom
    teacher know so that we can make other arrangements.

 

Sound Waves

Our sounds of the weeks are:
oy (boy) “Boy with a toy oy, oy, oy”

and

eer (deer) “Dear little deer eer, eer, eer”

Sound Waves chants:

 

Reading

In reading, we will be focusing on the following CAFE strategies:

  • Adjust and apply different reading rates to match text – as we read, assist your child to
    change their speaking rate.
  • Use punctuation to enhance phrasing and prosody (end marks, commas, etc.) – when
    reading, assist your child to name and apply punctuation and to assist with expression.

 

Writing

In writing, students will continue to use graphic organisers to help plan and structure their recount writing. Using Connie Connective, we will continue to include different connectives in our writing to extend our sentences and provide more detail (e.g. and, so, but, because, then, or).

Students will continue learning how to write narratives. We will be focusing on using storyboards to help us write the beginning, middle and end of our own narrative texts.

The weekly grammar focus for this week is compound words.

In handwriting, students are revising letter and number formation and will learn how to write these using dotted thirds.

 

Maths

This week in maths, students will be revising and assessed against the concepts that they have learned so far this semester.

 

Have a lovely weekend! 🙂
Miss Jackson

Room 13 – Week 5 Term 4, 2019

Welcome to Week 5!

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Tuesday 5th November – Melbourne Cup Day
  • Monday 11th November – House Swimming for Grades F-2 (12pm-3pm)
  • Monday 2nd December – Christmas Carols Concert
  • Tuesday 10th December – A Day in the Life
  • Thursday 19th December – Mr Jackson’s Movie Day
  • Friday 20th December – Final day of Term 4 (1:30pm finish)

 

HEALTH CONCERNS – PLEASE READ

Recently there has been a case of scarlet fever identified in the Foundation cohort. Everyday hygiene can minimise cross infection of most viral and bacterial infections so please encourage children to cover their nose when sneezing, cover their mouth when coughing, and wash their hands after going to the bathroom. Please ensure that children are kept home from school if they are feeling unwell.

For further information, please refer to the following website in relation to the symptoms and treatment of scarlet fever, or discuss this further with your child’s teacher. It is okay for children to return to school 24 hours after completing antibiotics.

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/streptococcal-infection-group-a 

 

SWIMMING 

A quick reminder that children are called into the classroom for swimming at 8:45am on Wednesday mornings, and that children cannot attend swimming lessons if they are running late and once the class has left the classroom. This is due to duty of care and supervision requirements. If students are running late, please ensure that they go to Mrs McLean’s classroom in Room 14 for the session, as they cannot be dropped off at the pool. 

 

REMINDERS

  • Just a reminder that Monday the 4th of November is a school day, however Tuesday the 5th of November is a public holiday and a PUPIL FREE DAY.
  • A reminder that school hats must be brought to school every day. Sunscreen is available for students to apply at recess/lunch.

ENGLISH

Our sounds of the weeks are:

oo (boot) “Two new boots oo, oo, oo”

and 

ow (cloud) “Ow like a cloud ow, ow, ow”

Sound Waves chants:

 

READING

In reading, we will be focusing on the following CAFE strategies:

  • Adjust and apply different reading rates to match text – as you read, assist your child to change their speaking rate.
  • Recognise and explain cause and effect – as you read, assist your child to discuss the events and how this impacts the text and characters.

 

WRITING

In writing, students will continue to  use graphic organisers to help plan and structure their recount writing.  Using Connie Connective, we will continue to include different connectives in our writing to extend our sentences and provide more detail (e.g. and, so, but, because, then, or).

Students will continue learning how to write narratives. We will be focusing on using storyboards to help us write the beginning, middle and end of our own narrative texts.

The weekly grammar focus for this week is verbs.

In handwriting, students are focusing on number formation. The numbers for this week are 9 and 0. 

 

Warm write (R13/17)

This week, there will be no talk homework as students will be completing a warm write assessment in class.

 

MATHS

This week we in maths, students will be using number patterns to explore time, money and days of the week.

 

Have a lovely weekend! 🙂 

Miss Jackson

 

Welcome to Week 4!

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Tuesday 5th November – Melbourne Cup Day
  • Monday 11th November – House Swimming for Grades F-2 (12pm-3pm)
  • Monday 2nd December – Christmas Carols Concert
  • Tuesday 10th December – A Day in the Life
  • Thursday 19th December – Mr Jackson’s Movie Day
  • Friday 20th December – Final day of Term 4 (1:30pm finish)

 

REMINDERS

  • Just a reminder that Monday the 4th of November is a SCHOOL DAY, however Tuesday the 5th of November is a public holiday and a PUPIL FREE DAY.
  • A reminder that school hats must be brought to school every day. Sunscreen is available for students to apply at recess/lunch.

 

 

ENGLISH

Our sounds of the weeks are:

or (horse) “I saw a horse or, or, or”

oo (book) “Look at the book oo, oo, oo”

 

Sound Waves chants:

 

Reading

In reading, we will be focusing on the following CAFE strategies:

  • Adjust and apply different reading rates to match text – as we read, assist your child to change their speaking rate.
  • Use punctuation to enhance phrasing and prosody (end marks, commas, etc.) – when reading, assist your child to name and apply punctuation. 
  • Voracious reading (EV) – Fluency is the ability to read, speak, or write smoothly and with expression. The best way to become a fluent reader is through reading. The amount a child reads has a huge impact on their success in becoming a fluent reader

 

Writing

In writing, students will continue to  use graphic organisers to help plan and structure their recount writing.  Using Ollie Opener, we will continue to include different openers in our writing to make it more interesting (e.g. first, next, then, finally).  

Students will continue learning how to write narratives, with a focus on the fairytale Little Red Riding Hood. We will be focusing on using storyboards to help us write the beginning, middle and end of this fairytale.

The weekly grammar focus is adjectives.

In handwriting, students are focusing on number formation. The numbers for this week are 7 and 8.

 

MATHS

This week we will explore the concepts of addition and subtraction. We will also be revising measurement.

 

Have a lovely weekend! 🙂 

Miss Jackson

 

Updated timetable and event on Thursday

Hi families,

I hope that you are having a lovely week so far. Here is the updated timetable for Room 13 this term. I apologise for the many revisions this term and for uploading the wrong document yesterday.

T4 Timetable-R13-2019

The issues occurring for Compass payments/consent for the sports event on Thursday have also been resolved, so please ensure payments and consent are provided ASAP before the event if you would like your child to attend.

Have a great week,

Miss Jackson 🙂

Room 13 – Week 3 Term 4, 2019

Welcome to Week 3!

I hope that you have had a lovely start to the week. I apologise for the delay in the blog post!

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Thursday 24th October – Sports Expo
  • Thursday 24th October – Show us Your Seams Day
  • Tuesday 5th November – Melbourne Cup Day
  • Monday 11th November – House Swimming for Grades F-2 (12pm-3pm)
  • Monday 2nd December – Christmas Carols Concert
  • Tuesday 10th December – A Day in the Life
  • Thursday 19th December – Mr Jackson’s Movie Day
  • Friday 20th December – Final day of Term 4 (1:30pm finish)


REMINDERS

  • A reminder that school hats must be brought to school every day. Sunscreen is available for students to apply at recess/lunch.
  • This term, Assemblies will be on Monday mornings at 9am. 
  • The parent helper timetable for this term is displayed outside the internal classroom door.
  • Thank you to the families who assisted at our Working Bee on Saturday 🙂

 

DEBRA Foundation Fundraiser

  • We will be raising money for the DEBRA foundation through the sale of wristbands ($4), blow up beach balls ($5) and sunnies ($8) throughout Week 3.
  • Thursday 24th October will be ‘Show us Your Seams Day” where students will wear their school uniform inside-out and bring a gold coin donation for the DEBRA Foundation. 

 

Icypole Friday

Icy pole Fridays have now begun and will continue for the rest of the year. Icy poles are $1 each and will be available on Fridays at lunchtime. 

 

ENGLISH

Our sounds of the weeks are:

ar (star) “Be a star ar, ar, ar”

ir (bird) “Birds turn ir, ir, ir”

Sound Waves chants:

 

Reading

In reading, we will be focusing on the following CAFE strategies:

  • COMPREHENSION: Determine and analyse author’s purpose and support with text
  • ACCURACY: Use beginning and ending sounds
  • EXPANDED VOCABULARY: Ask someone to define the word for you
  • FLUENCY: Practise common sight words and high frequency words

You can support these strategies at home in the following ways:

  • Discuss why the author wrote the book and what they want us to know/learn, using clues in the text to help us
  • When reading unknown words, assist your child to look at the beginning and end sounds of the word before stretching it – this will assist in making sure your child stretches the whole word and not just the initial sounds
  • Look for unknown vocabulary in books and discuss what these words mean
  • Practise sight words at home and identify these in readers and books

 

Writing

In writing, students will continue to  use graphic organisers to help plan and structure their recount writing.  Using Ollie Openers, we will continue to include different openers in our writing to make it more interesting (e.g. first, next, then, finally).  

Students will commence learning how to write narratives, with a focus on the fairytale Little Red Riding Hood. We will be focusing on using storyboards to help us write the beginning, middle and end of this fairytale.

The weekly grammar focus is proper nouns (nouns that name specific people, places, things and ideas e.g. Room 13, Heidelberg Primary School).

In handwriting, students are focusing on number formation. The numbers for this week are 5 and 6.

 

BIG WRITE (R13 and 17)

The Big Write for this week is ‘My Favourite Superhero.’

Over the next week, we are asking students to think about their favourite superhero. Some questions to discuss with your child could be

 

  • Who is it?
  • Why are they their favourite? 
  • What special powers or characteristics do they have?

 

They will write about this during the week, as well as drawing a picture to illustrate their favourite superhero.

MATHS

This week we will be looking at the concepts of addition and subtraction, as well as revising everything that students know about the number 10. We will also be revising measurement including mass, length and capacity. 

 

Have a lovely weekend! 🙂 

Miss Jackson

 

Room 13 – Week 2 Term 4, 2019

Welcome to Week 2!


IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Thursday 17th October – Ride2School Day
  • Thursday 24th October – Sports Expo
  • Tuesday 5th November – Melbourne Cup Day
  • Monday 11th November – House Swimming for Grades F-2 (12pm-3pm)
  • Monday 2nd December – Christmas Carols Concert
  • Tuesday 10th December – A Day in the Life
  • Thursday 19th December – Mr Jackson’s Movie Day
  • Friday 20th December – Final day of Term 4 (1:30pm finish)

REMINDERS

  • A reminder that school hats must be brought to school every day. Sunscreen is available for students to apply at recess/lunch.
  • This term, Assemblies will be on Monday mornings at 9am. 
  • The parent helper timetable and swimming timetable for this term are both displayed outside the internal classroom door. If you would like to volunteer at another time, please let me know and we can make another arrangement 🙂
  • The first transition session for the 2020 Foundation students will occur on Friday morning. Current Foundation students will engage in their regular program though will be taught by replacement teachers for the first two sessions of the day.
  • I will be out of the classroom for the last session every Friday afternoon. Students will engage in Integrated sessions with Mrs Greville during this session.


Working bee BBQ

We’re seeking a couple of volunteers to fry a few snags at our next working bee: 10.30am-12.30pm on Saturday 17th October. Email us if you can help.  community.hps@gmail.com 

 

ENGLISH

Our sounds of the weeks are:

i (icecream) “I like icecream i, i, i”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYCR2RZ4ZYY

Oa (boat) “Row the boat oa, oa, oa”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCJyHN0IFE8

Sound Waves chants:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM3dMF-Bxuk 

 

Reading

In reading, we will be focusing on the following CAFE strategies:

  • COMPREHENSION: Use text features (titles, headings, captions, graphic features)
  • ACCURACY: Use the pictures… Do the words and pictures match?
  • EXPANDED VOCABULARY: Ask someone to define the word for you
  • FLUENCY: Practise common sight words and high frequency words

 

Writing

In writing, students will continue to  use graphic organisers to help plan and structure their recount writing.  Using Vinny Vocab, we will continue to include WOW words in our writing to make it more interesting.  We will also commence learning how to write narratives. 

The weekly grammar focus is common nouns.

During Term 4, Big Writes and talk homework will occur every four weeks.

 

MATHS

This week in maths, students will be learning how to count by 10s. They investigate how to read, make, record and order numbers to 100. They will also explore how to measure the length, weight and capacity of objects. Here is a catchy tune to assist with counting by 10s:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYRTtwZGwj8 


INTEGRATED 

The Integrated Studies topic for this term is Creativity: ‘Topsy Turvy Tales.’ Key questions for this unit are:

  • How can we be creative and imaginative?
  • What can we learn from fairytales?
  • How can we design and make things using different materials?

 

Have a lovely week,
Miss Jackson