A6


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Term 2 - Week 1


We been doing Mothers Day stuff - (Zaria)


We've been counting backwards and onwards in maths - (Ryder)

We have been writing using the computer - (Nikola)

We have made a graph of how many people in our families - (Akiya)

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Term 2 - Week 1

Today in Maths we talked about RUCSAC and how we use it to help solve word problems, which is one of our focus' this first three weeks. It may also help when working through the maths problems at home.

This is what RUCSAC means:-
  • R read - make sure you read the question, twice!
  • U understand - what is it asking you to do? Could you explain it to someone else?
  • C calculate - What calculation is needed? Have you estimated the answer?
  • S solve - What strategy are you going to use to solve the problem?
  • A answer - have you clearly shown your answer?
  • C check - * have you checked your calculation? Does it "look" right? 
You will see a chart on the classroom wall.




Term 2 - Welcome Back

I hope you all had a great school holiday, wasn't the weather beautiful and now it has turned cold in the mornings just to remind us we are in Autumn. Could you please make sure your child's name is in their jacket/jumper etc because as the day warms up the children do take them off. They are supposed to hang them on the peg with their bag but this does not always happen and I would like these valuable items to find their way to their owners if they become misplaced.
 
You are probably aware by now A6 is hosting the Assembly next Wednesday. The students will be performing an old circle dance they have learnt in History, looking at ways people used to entertain themselves. We will also be using a tape and cassette player I found in the school, so the children hear what it used to sound like.

After Assembly you will be invited to stay and partner your child in the dance, then we will all come back to the classroom where the students will have a prepared Learning Journey for you. This gives them the opportunity to explain some of their learning to you and you will be able to give your feedback to them. We should be finished around 10am.
 
Swimming notes went home yesterday, please return these to the office as soon as you can. Be sure to complete and sign the back sheet, this sometimes is forgotten and the school needs to send this form to the swimming supervisor at the pool.
 
I am so pleased to see all the children again and look forward to working with you all this term.

If you wish to discuss your child's progress at any time please make an appointment.

Kind Regards

Angela McMinigal




Term 1 - Week 8
- Update

This week we have:

Talked and remembered the changes we observed during our science this term - (Julia)

The computers in our classroom are working - (Akiya)

We have planted our sweet potato - (Nikola)

Our Easter Egg pictures are up in the library - (Darinka and Zaria)

We changed our books in the library today - (Akiya)





Term 1 - Week 8 - Morning Reading
Thank you to all the wonderful parents who come into A6 every morning to listen to the children read.

The Year Ones love to change the books in their book boxes every other Monday, then read them to you over the two weeks. 
You are making a real difference. What a terrific turn out.





Term 1 - Week 2 - Ice Castle


Thank you for all your ice blocks today and your help to build the ice castle. The students had a great day observing, drawing, measuring and using adjectives to describe what the ice castle felt, looked, sounded and smelt like. The last piece lasted until second break. Finally, we did a brief recount of our day. You will see a display of the work in the wet area. 






Notes from information meeting

 

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 @9:13PM

 

Hello,


It was so nice to see everyone at the meeting this afternoon, thank you for coming.


We started with a welcome and thankyou for assisting the children into their new routines and having their school supplies ready so promptly.


The large pencil case is used as a reading folder and is the main physical contact between home and school, that the children may be responsible for. In here your child’s reading folder, sight word folder and maths problem will be put each week plus any notes to go home. Therefore the children need to bring this folder to and from school each day.


I will keep you up to date with our Talk 4 Writing progress, the current author study and what is happening in the classroom via connect.


Each day has a special activity, Monday is Phys.Ed. with Mr Walsh and the children may wear their house shirts on this day.


Tuesday they go to the computer lab. Wednesday it is technology, Thursday-music with Mrs Starkey and Friday is library day.


General whole school business was discussed including the behaviour policy. House cards are used for positive behaviour in the playground and restorative questioning for helping behaviour back on track.


It is appreciated when families pay their school fees as these are used for numerous sundry items through out the year including the sport ribbons for the carnival.


It was noted the school has a dress code and how smart the children look, especially when attending excursions.

Attention was given to the alternative lunch ideas board that had been in the wet area for the last two weeks. It is now outside the Pre-Primary if you are looking for ideas, though I have seen some beautifully healthy lunches from this class when I have been on duty.


It was stressed how important it is to notify the office if there are any medical or health issues that will affect your child whilst at school. Either long or short term, please see Ms Wyatt or Ms Coen in they will assist you. All medications are administered and recorded through the office and it is important to keep health plans up to date.

  • Handouts were given for parent/teacher interviews. Please make an appointment as soon as possible.
  •  To inform you of the Protective Behaviours program we will be doing
  • The computer use contract
  • Typing Tournament logons
  • Parent code of behaviour

If you have a question at anytime about anything in the classroom please don’t hesitate to ask me.


Thank you for your time today, I look forward to working with each of you towards your child’s education this year.


Angela McMinigal

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