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  🙂


Swimming

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We are very excited to begin swimming on Monday! Every day students will need to wear their bathers under their sports uniform. Thongs are to be worn to the pool but runners and socks need to be packed so the children can change into them when we are back at school. Please ensure students pack a towel, underwear and a swimming cap.

Parents please be aware we are the first classes to leave. We are leaving at 8:50 so students need to come straight up to the classroom when the 8:40 bell rings.

A note went home last week to the parents who are helping to walk the students there and back. Thank you to those parents who were able to help. Please note no photos are to be taken at swimming.

Parents are not permitted on the pool deck and can watch the lesson from the viewing areas.

Thanks 🙂