Welcome to Term 2!

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Believe it or not we are already through one week of Term 2! And what a busy week we have ahead of us…ANZAC day on Tuesday and Cross Country and OLGC Feast Day on Wednesday. Hope to see as many supporters as possible at Cross Country. Please also join us for mass at 9:15AM on Wednesday.

Last term we were the first class to return our Living Fundraiser money. As a result we were the lucky recipients of a pizza party on Thursday! Thanks to Olivia, Jenny, Clare and Kim who made this possible for us.


Computer Coding

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This week we started coding in our computer lessons. Mr Izzard kindly came in and explained what coding is and ran a lesson for us to begin coding on our own. We watched the following video which helped us understand.

We then went on to a website and begun coding on our own! It was frustrating at times but we all learnt a lot during the lesson. Any students that would like to continue coding at home can click on this link. Big thanks to Mr Izzard who gave up his time to come and help us this week. We had a great lesson – who knows what we’ll be coding in the future!



What a Week!

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We have had a huge week this week. On Monday we met our buddies. We are so lucky because we have all the grade 3s as our buddies this year. This means that lots of us have two buddies! Check out the video below to see photos of us reading with our buddies.

We have also been busy learning about place value in maths. We have been learning about ones, tens, hundreds and even thousands! We can use MABs to help us build numbers.

We have been learning more about Lent in Religion. We discussed almsgiving, prayer and fasting and why Lent lasts for 40 days. We also made a promise chain out of our Lenten promises. What is your Lenten promise this year?

        

Our spelling focus has been on ‘s blend’ words. Do you know any other ‘s blend’ words we could add to our poster?

We have been so busy we have definitely earned a break over the long weekend. I hope everyone has a happy and safe time whatever they are doing! 🙂



Our Families

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We have been learning about different kinds of families recently in Inquiry. We made our own houses and showed who lived at home with us. It was interesting to see the different families that we have at school! We have also been learning how to represent a family on a family tree. We made a family tree of the Hennessy family. We spoke about cousins, aunties and uncles as well as great grandparents!

 

Parents I encourage you to discuss your family trees with your child as we will be making family trees in Inquiry next week. It would be great if students know their grandparents’ names.

Thank you! 🙂




Welcome Back!

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Welcome back to another exciting, busy year. I hope everyone had a relaxing break over the holidays. We are already back in the swing of things at school and the students have been settling in very well these last few days.

Our sport days this year are Tuesdays and Fridays. As school photos are tomorrow, students are asked to wear their normal uniform to school and pack their runners to change into.

More information regarding the year will be available at the Parent Information Night on Thursday 7-8PM.

It’s been lovely to meet some of the new parents in the classroom, please feel free to come say hello in the mornings.

Thanks,

Monica 🙂


End of Year Fun!

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Who can believe it’s the end of year already?! It has come around so quickly.

As a celebration of all the students’ achievements this year we are going to take all the Preps, Ones and Twos to the park. on Wednesday at 11:30-12:30. We will have some fun games and activities to complete. When we return to school, we are going to have our own class party! It would be great if each child could bring in an item of food that could be shared with the students in 1H. We encourage healthy snacks where possible.

Students are to still bring their brain food and recess on Wednesday.

If you have any questions please feel free to speak to me in the morning.

Thanks  🙂