Sunday, 5 November 2017

Term 4, Week 5

Hi parents,

What a fantastic day we had yesterday. Congratulations to the Year 4 children that received their First Holy Communion and a big thank you to all of you for organising the morning tea.

“Small things become great when done with love” unknown


3a: ‘SILENT B’ - climb
3b: ‘BLE’ - tumble
4a: ‘EAR’ as “er” - research
4b: ‘Y’ as “I” - bicycle
5a: ‘ERY’ (the place where an act happened) - bakery
5b: ‘CIR’ (around) - circumference
6a: ‘ICLE’ and ‘ACLE’ – follicle, miracle

Please let me know if your child will be participating in the possum walk. Also, the date has changed to Thursday 16th November. I hope this doesn’t cause any inconvenience.

As the children have completed their Mental Maths, there is a slight change to the Maths homework. The children have been given 4 activities to be completed by the end of the week. We will go through the answers on Friday. Each activity has been explained and there are no new concepts, so they should be able to complete each task with minimal supervision.

I have had to postpone the design hub for a week or 2 due to our assembly (next week) and a limited supply of materials. If you could bring in any recyclable items to the classroom, the Year 3’s will be greatly appreciative.

The year 3 assembly is scheduled for Friday Week 6. The children have been asked to come to school dressed up as rappers. Anything will suffice, but a hat on backwards or sideways will be required. Please note that the children will need to change into their sports uniform after the assembly.

I am also hoping that each child will have a magnifying glass. If you have one at home, please send it to school with your child’s name clearly marked.

This week, our reading focus is ‘inferring’. When readers make inferences, they are a bit like detectives gathering logical clues to piece together the solution to the mystery.

The students will begin to write the draft copies of their narratives this week. We will be using the senses to help us describe the setting and the ‘steal’ technique to help us describe the main character.

This week, the students will be reviewing ‘time’. As mentioned at the beginning of the year, time is quite a difficult concept for the children to master. It would be great to focus on time in the home this week as well. Whenever you get the chance, ask your child what the time is and guide them through the process. Those children that have mastered time, will be working on elapsed time.

The following tasks should be completed each night:

1.     Reading (readers) - 10mins
2.    Maths Activities – 1 section per night
3. Times Tables: Revise (x5)
4. Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check
The following tasks are only required to be completed once:

1.    Physical activity (includes team or club sport, dancing etc) - 15mins
2.    Teach your parents something you were taught at school.
3.    Tell the time at least once a day.
When a task has been completed, your child is required to tick it off in the diary.

Enjoy the week,

Mr. Jones