Year 1/2

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Sport Uniform

 

Year 1 students wear sports uniform each day

Year 2 students wear sports uniform on the following days;

  • 1/2C Tuesdays and Fridays
  • 1/2F Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 1/2P Tuesdays and Fridays

Please note this page holds cluster information for current term.

 

Week 2

Home Inquiry-

This week students are encouraged to inquire/participate into the following at home:

 

Sharing- All about me bag. Details below-

A paper bag to fill (which includes the instructions included below) will be sent home by the end of this week in student maroon home packs. It would be great if children can bring their bags to school to share by the end of next week. (Week 2, Term1)


All About Me Bag

 

Fill this bag with 3 items that best represent you.

Everything must fit inside the bag.

Think about yourself,

What are your likes, dislikes, hobbies or habits?

Be ready to share your items with the class

so that we can learn more about each other.

Be creative


Please see below important information, dates and reminders for the following week.

Welcome to the year 1/2 Cluster. We are looking forward to sharing your child’s learning journey this year.

 

What is happening in the Year 1/ 2 cluster!

The focus for the first two weeks of this term will be well-being and building our class community. There will be circle time activities to build up student connections and self-confidence. We will be focusing on building friendships and strategies to relate well to others. We will be writing our class ‘Essential Agreement’, which will highlight the learner profiles of being inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective in our learning.

As mentioned in ‘Home Inquiry’ students are encouraged to bring 3 items that represent your child. Please do not bring in toys. We would like students to share these with their class before the end of week 2.

Please read the attached form about school uniform for year 1 and year 2 students.

 

Kind regards,

Sue Prideaux, Marion Chan and Emma Fitridge

Email contacts-

 

Sue Prideaux: prideaux.sue@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Marion Chan:  chan.marion@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Emma Fitridge: fitridge.emma@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

 

Reader’s Workshop

The 1/2 cluster will be introducing Reader’s Workshop at the beginning of Week 2. Reader’s Workshop is a dedicated reading time for our first lesson of the day. Part of the Reader’s Workshop involves children choosing a set of 5 books (a.k.a. Book Shopping) at the start of every week to read for the week. 1/2C and 1/2F will be using individual book bags (similar to the library bag) for Reader’s Workshop. These bags will be placed in the classroom in a set area and do not go home. Please bring a clearly named bag for your child. Please be reminded that it does not have to be fancy or expensive. A simple shopping bag would serve the same purpose. Year 1/2P students have reader boxes to store their books in for Reader’s Workshop so parents of 1/2P do not need to supply a bag.

 

Note– Year 1/2P and 1/2C PE days are Tuesdays and Fridays and 1/2F PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. Year 1/2C and 1/2F Library days are Wednesday and 1/2P Library day is Friday. (Students need to bring a library bag to protect books borrowed.)

REMINDERS:

  • Worship – Friday 31st January led by Pastor Greg and 7th February led by Jason.

 

  • Parent Information Night (PIN) – 5th February at 6:30pm. The first session is 6:30pm–7:00pm in classrooms, a joint session will be held 7:00pm–7:30pm in the Worship Centre and a repeat of session 1 (in classrooms) from 7:30pm–8:00pm. This is a great opportunity for all parents / care givers to hear about expectations / programs in the classroom and of whole school initiatives. Care for students will be available through GGOSH. This will be for a gold coin donation and children using the service must be toilet trained.

 

  • Canteen – The canteen is proving very popular with student’s right across the two campuses. Grace, the canteen convenor is doing an absolutely wonderful job but needs more help to maintain the wonderful service she is providing. Grace will appreciate any assistance on a Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday, even if it was for an hour or two. If you can help can you please contact Grace via email – holmes.grace@goldengrove.sa.edu.au.  If you can only help once this term, that’s fine – Grace is not after a regular commitment and you could nominate a date in several weeks

 

  • Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) playgroup – Playgroup is run each Friday of the school term by ChildSafe volunteers of GGLC and is open to all within our church, school and wider community.  Playgroup begins at 9:30am with mainly music, followed by a fruit snack and playtime.  Gold coin donation

 

 

 

 

Term 1 calendar 2020

Term 1 – Tuesday January 28 to Thursday April 9

Week 1
Monday 27th January – Australia Day holiday
Tuesday 28th January – School commences at 8:30-8:45am with worship at 10:00am – all parents/carers welcome

Week 2
Monday 3rd February – Internet safety talk – SAPOL (students)
Monday 3rd February – Internet safety talk – SAPOL (Parents) 2pm in the staff admin building
Wednesday 5th February – Parent Information Night at 6:30pm

Week 3
Monday 10th February – P & F meeting in the admin building at 7pm – all welcome
Tuesday 11th February – Year 3 iPad info session
Wednesday 12th February – Year 3 iPad session
Wednesday 12th February – Year 3 iPad session
Wednesday 12th February – Endeavour College Parent Information Night & Year 9 The Departure Evening
Friday 14th February – Endeavour College Parent Information Night

Week 4
Friday 21st February – New families BBQ at 6:00pm

Week 5
Wednesday 26th – Friday 28th February – Year 5/6 Camp

Week 6
Wednesday 4th March – MOT breakfast at 8:00am
Wednesday 4th March – Student Leadership Day for Year 6 Leaders at GSPV
Thursday 5th March – Hayley Frazer visit (Year 5-6)

Week 7
Monday 9th March – Adelaide Cup holiday
Wednesday 11th March – Principal Tour from 9:30am-10:30am

Week 8
Monday 16th March – P & F meeting in the admin building at 7pm – all welcome
Tuesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Wednesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Friday 20th March – P & F date night

Week 9
Thursday 26th March – Endeavour College Year 7 Family Evening

Week 10
Wednesday 1st April – SAPSASA TTG Athletic Carnival

Week 11
Thursday 9th April – Sports Day
Thursday 9th April – Endeavour College Care Group Connection Night

Week 3

Year 12 Cluster 2020 Newsletter

Term 1 Week 3


Home Inquiry

This week students are encouraged to inquire/participate into the following at home  . . .

Reading your reader or library books or home books- Approx. 10 minutes each night, please record reading in your reading journals

 

Sound of the week- See the weekly sound and spelling list below- Students can practise these in a variety of ways ( look, say, cover, right, check. Chalk, whiteboard, magnetic letters-Get Creative!) Brainstorm other words that have the same sound.

 

Unit of inquiry- Students are ask to write and/ or draw 5 family facts on a sheet of paper to share. These can be significant to their family and/ or culture.


Dear Parents and Carers,

Please see below important information, dates and reminders for the following week.

 

What is happening in the Year 1/ 2 cluster!

As mentioned last week the focus for the first two weeks of this term has been well-being and building our class community. The intention of these first 2 weeks of this term was to focus on the well-being of students, building our class and cluster community, working on how to collaborate with each other, giving students strategies on how to work with each other, developing student agency (voice, choice and ownership) and working on student self-regulating shills. The classes have played games, participated in circle time, have had student sharing and participated in focus activities to promote positive skills and learning strategies. In week 3 we will transition into our curriculum using the skills and strategies we have learnt and focused on. The aim has been for students to develop successful learning habits and to establish good peer relationships so we are ready for cooperative and collaborative learning.

 

Sound of the week/List words:

Words lists have two revision words, some example words of the sound of the week and one or two tricky words. Year 1’s may also have some high frequency words to revise.

 

Sound of the week= Silent ‘sh’

Year 1 List words:

 

am

get

clap

shop

fish

shut

wish

I

the

shampoo

 

(Extension- Brainstorm other words that have the same ‘sh’ sound.)

 

Sound of the week= Silent ‘b’

Year 2 List words:

 

shin

bench

lamb

comb

thumb

crumbs

plumber

climbing

mother

father

 

(Extension- Brainstorm other words that have the same silent ‘b’ sound.)

 

Unit of inquiry: 2 Where we are in place and time

We will be starting our new unit of inquiry which is ‘Homes and places are significant for different reasons. ‘We will be starting to unpack this central idea with the children and explore their prior knowledge. Students are ask to write and/ or draw 5 family facts on a sheet of paper to share. (i.e. which are significant to their family/ culture.) Paper will be sent home next Monday in student home packs.

 

Thank you to all of you who were able to attend the year 1/2 Cluster sharing night. If you were unable to attend, can you please catch-up with your class teacher to collect an information pack that includes a reminder fridge magnet, a teacher information brochure, student well-being questionnaire and cluster behaviour contract. Please return completed questionnaire and signed portion of the behaviour contract to your class teacher as soon as possible.

 

Kind regards,

Sue Prideaux, Marion Chan and Emma Fitridge

Email contacts-

 

Sue Prideaux: prideaux.sue@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Marion Chan:  chan.marion@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Emma Fitridge: fitridge.emma@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

 

Reminders and Notices:

  • Assembly – Classes sharing this week are 5/6G and FH. Assembly is held in the Worship Centre at 2:40pm on Mondays.  All welcome!

 

  • Worship – this Friday 7th Feb led by Jason and Friday 14th Feb led by Mrs Zadow. Chapel is at 8:50am in the Worship Centre. All welcome.

 

  • P & F Survey – Late last year, our community was invited to complete a quick P & F Survey where they could communicate their needs in terms of what events they liked (or didn’t), what they would like to see happen in 2020 and what purchases they would like to see the P & F invest in/contribute towards. We are asking that if you have not completed this, could you please do so asap so the P & F can discuss next meeting which is next Monday night at 7pm (all welcome to attend).

 

  • Class Carers 2020 – Class Carers is a network designed to support families and teachers within our school community. If you would like to know who the Class Carers are pop on over to the Class Carers page on our school website.

 

  • Ava K from 5/6N team has placed 1st in every competition throughout the state for 2019 and placed 3rd overall throughout Australia. Ava will be travelling to Orlando, Florida with 7 other athletes from Blitz FCD Studios to represent Australia.
    We can help support Ava by attending her dance club disco this Saturday. Ages 4+ welcome.

 

  • Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) playgroup and mainly music – Playgroup is run each Wednesday of the school term from 9:30am-11am. Bring your own snack. Cost $3 per session or $25 term fee per child. Mainly music is run each Friday of the school term from 9:30am-11am. Cost is`$3 per session or $25 term fee per child donation

 

 

 

Term 1 calendar 2020

Term 1 – Tuesday January 28 to Thursday April 9

Week 3
Monday 10th February – P & F meeting in the admin building at 7pm – all welcome
Tuesday 11th February – Year 3 iPad info session
Wednesday 12th February – Year 3 iPad session
Wednesday 12th February – Year 3 iPad session
Wednesday 12th February – Endeavour College Parent Information Night & Year 9 The Departure Evening
Friday 14th February – Endeavour College Parent Information Night

Week 4
Friday 21st February – New families BBQ at 6:00pm

Week 5
Wednesday 26th – Friday 28th February – Year 5/6 Camp
Saturday 29th February – P & F Quiz Night

Week 6
Wednesday 4th March – MOT breakfast at 8:00am-8:30am
Wednesday 4th March – Student Leadership Day for Year 6 Leaders at GSPV
Thursday 5th March – Hayley Frazer visit (Year 5-6)

Week 7
Monday 9th March – Adelaide Cup holiday
Wednesday 11th March – Principal Tour from 9:30am-10:30am

Week 8
Monday 16th March – P & F meeting in the admin building at 7pm – all welcome
Tuesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Wednesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Friday 20th March – P & F date night

Week 9
Thursday 26th March – Endeavour College Year 7 Family Evening

Week 10
Wednesday 1st April – SAPSASA TTG Athletic Carnival

Week 11
Thursday 9th April – Sports Day
Thursday 9th April – Endeavour College Care Group Connection Night

Week 4

Year 12 Cluster 2020 Newsletter

Term 1 Week 4

Home Inquiry

This week students are encouraged to inquire/participate into the following at home  . . .

Reading your reader or library books or home books- Approx. 10 minutes each night, please record reading in your reading journals

 

Sound of the week- See the weekly sound and spelling list below- Students can practise these in a variety of ways ( look, say, cover, right, check. Chalk, whiteboard, magnetic letters-Get Creative!) Brainstorm other words that have the same sound.

 

Unit of inquiry- Students are ask to write and/ or draw 5 family facts on a sheet of paper to share. These can be significant to their family and/ or culture. Students can use their creativity to present their sharing. (For example, a poster, power point etc.)


Dear Parents and Carers,

Please see below important information, dates and reminders for the following week.

 

What is happening in the Year 1/ 2 cluster!

This week we have transitioned into more formal curriculum lessons. Students have established good class relationships and are comfortable in participating in mixed activities. We are still continuing class relationship building and social skills through circle time activities and games.

 

Sound of the week/List words:

Words lists have two revision words, some example words of the sound of the week and one or two tricky words. Year 1’s may also have some high frequency words to revise.

Sound of the week= ‘ch’

Year 1 List words:

 

if

hot

blot

chips

lunch

chest

much

he

she

chicken

 

(Extension- Brainstorm other words that have the same ‘ch’ sound.)

 

Sound of the week= Silent ‘w’

Year 2 List words:

 

chat

cash

write

wrist

wreck

wrong

answer

swordfish

sister

brother

 

(Extension- Brainstorm other words that have the same silent ‘w’ sound.)

 

Unit of inquiry: 2 Where we are in place and time and Christian Studies.

We are continuing to unpack our new unit of inquiry which is ‘Homes and places are significant for different reasons.’ We want to explore student’s knowledge through their sharing of 5 family facts that are significant to their family/ culture. We will build on this as we explore our lines of inquiry which are as follows:

Line of Inquiry 1: The reasons why homes and places are important for different people

Line of Inquiry 2: The significance of places

Line of Inquiry 3: How different types of homes serve different purposes

We will also explore the significance of churches in ‘Christian Studies.’ We will be exploring how Christian organisations support and help our local community.

 

MathematicsSubitising and number

We are exploring subitising skills where children are encouraged to total a group of items without counting the items individually, but as a collective group. We will also focusing on number place value.

 

Literacy

We are focusing on phonemic awareness in spelling, sentence structure (i.e. starting sentences with a capital letters and ending them with a full stop) and the writing genre of ‘recounts’.

 

Please return student well-being questionnaire and signed portion of the behaviour contract to your class teacher as soon as possible.

 

Thanks for your support and interest in your child’s learning,

Kind regards,

Sue Prideaux, Marion Chan and Emma Fitridge

Email contacts-

 

Sue Prideaux: prideaux.sue@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Marion Chan:  chan.marion@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Emma Fitridge: fitridge.emma@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

 

Introduction letter from 1/2 Cluster Class Carers

Dear Parents & Caregivers of Year 1/2,

Welcome to 2020, we would like to introduce ourselves as your Class Carer’s for this year. We are Karen McKinnon (mum of Connor 1C), Kylie Myllynen (mum of Ruby 1C), Joanna Rogers (mum of Cate 1F), Tanya Malaj (mum of Aiden 1P) and Kirsty Shannon (mum of Sarah 1/2P). Our role as class carer is to support families and teachers within our school community in times of crisis and need e.g. sickness & injury, hospitalisation, birth. We can provide support in practical ways such as meals for a family in need and are happy to help where we can.

If any parent or caregiver is interested in helping out as a class carer, we would love to talk with you about it further.
Thanks, and looking forward to the year ahead.
The Class Carers

 

Reminders and Notices:

UNIFORM MATTERS

Prices have been further reduced as follows on uniforms being phased out.

 

Wool Jumpers $15

Ties $5

White Shirts $5

Microfibre track pants $15

Maroon Jackets $20

Maroon Polos $10

 

Limited stock!  The above items can still be worn until December 2020.

 

  • Assembly – Classes sharing this week are 5/6G and FH. Assembly is held in the Worship Centre at 2:40pm on Mondays.  All welcome!

 

  • Worship – this Friday 14th Feb led by Mrs Zadow and Friday 21st Feb led by Pastor Greg. During this service (21st Feb) the Foundations will be presented with their bibles. Chapel is at 8:50am in the Worship Centre. All welcome.
  • New Families BBQ – P&F Invite all new families to our welcome BBQ on Friday 21st February 2020 – 6pm on the Deck.  Please drop toilet trained children at the GGOSH room (no earlier than 6pm) and come to the deck outside the staffroom to socialise and meet other parents. All Foundation families (new and existing) welcome. Please RSVP by Wednesday 19th February via the school website. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

  • Trivia Night – P & F Decades Trivia Night – Saturday 29th February in the Worship Centre. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Bring a team or join a table. Tickets are $10 each or $100 for a table of 10. Prizes for best team and individual costumes. BYO drinks and nibbles. This event is for parents and friends (no children). Table bookings need to be booked and paid for in full at the time of booking under one name in order to avoid double bookings. Please order 10 tickets and add your table name when paying. If you don’t have a table name yet please use your surname. All proceeds go to the CFS (P & F will match any proceeds which will go towards the sensory and well-being room). Tickets can be ordered via Qkr! or the office and sales close Wednesday 26th February 2020.

Term 1 calendar 2020

Term 1 – Tuesday January 28 to Thursday April 9

Week 3
Friday 14th February – Endeavour College Parent Information Night

Week 4
Friday 21st February – New families BBQ at 6:00pm

Week 5
Wednesday 26th – Friday 28th February – Year 5/6 Camp
Saturday 29th February – P & F Quiz Night

Week 6
Wednesday 4th March – MOT breakfast at 8:00am-8:30am
Wednesday 4th March – Student Leadership Day for Year 6 Leaders at GSPV
Thursday 5th March – Hayley Frazer visit (Year 5-6)

Week 7
Monday 9th March – Adelaide Cup holiday
Wednesday 11th March – Principal Tour from 9:30am-10:30am

Week 8
Monday 16th March – P & F meeting in the admin building at 7pm – all welcome
Tuesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Wednesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Friday 20th March – P & F date night

Week 9
Thursday 26th March – Endeavour College Year 7 Family Evening

Week 10
Wednesday 1st April – SAPSASA TTG Athletic Carnival

Week 11
Thursday 9th April – Sports Day
Thursday 9th April – Endeavour College Care Group Connection Night

 

 

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