Year 2/3

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Uniform

Students wear sport uniform on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Week 1

Here is some information and reminders for the following week:

What is happening in the Year 2/3 cluster!

 

Unit of Inquiry: Who we Are– Healthy lifestyles

In our Unit of Inquiry we have been focusing on the ‘healthy eating food plate’ which includes the 5 main food groups- vegetables, fruit, grain, protein and dairy. The students have been investigating one of these food groups through reading library resources to find out more. They have been creating a poster with a partner or in small group highlighting what they have discovered about the importance of this food group to their diet.

 

 EXCURSION

Important- Next week 2/3W and 2/3/Papini will be going on an excursion to the Golden Grove recreation park and the Village Woolworths to support our current unit of inquiry. At the park we will explore the need for physical exercise and the fact we need to be well hydrated, drinking water while exercising. At the village Woolworths we will have a healthy food tour of the 5 food groups locations as well as where the special foods are as well for allergies i.e. dairy and gluten free alternatives. After the tour, students will be in small parent groups and will purchase food from one of the 5 food groups. They will go through a register and pay for these and get a receipt, which we will use in our maths lesson back at school we urgently need 5 helping parents for these excursions. If you are able to help please inform your class teacher as soon as possible. Students can wear PE uniform for this excursion. Students must bring a school hat and labelled water bottle. The dates are as follows

Tuesday May 8- 2/3W excursion to Woolworths and Goldenfields Reserve/ playground near Skate Park next to Police Station. (11am to 12:45pm)

Thursday May 10- 2/3P excursion to Woolworths and Goldenfields Reserve/ playground near SkatePpark next to Police Station. (11am to 12:45pm)

Monday May 14 2/3SP excursion to Woolworths and Goldenfields Reserve/ playground near Skate Park Next To Police Station. (11am to 12:45pm)

An information note on green paper was forwarded home with your child on Tuesday and was sent to you via email. This note is also be attached to this cluster newsletter as well. It is a local excursion and the cost is covered by the excursion levy.

 

Mathematics: We have been exploring fact families, relating subtraction and addition number fact.  An example is 3+4=7, 4+3=7, 7-3=4 and 7-4=3. Knowing fact family relationships can help students recheck their fact accuracy. We have also continued place value activities, focusing on the operation of subtraction.

 

Literacy: Exposition and persuasive writing.

Year 2’s will be practicing the OREO format, which helps students write opinions, give reasons, give examples and restate their original argument in different way.

 

Opinion

Reasons

Example

Opinion restated

Year 3’s will continued to practice exposition planning and writing. They have practiced writing a strong introduction, which states their opinion clearly. They need to have 2 reasons for each of their 3 arguments. Their concluding paragraph needs to restate their opinion with a summary of their arguments.

 

Sound of the week: Year 2’

Listed below are some words that students could practise at home.

ch: echo choir chemist stomach Christmas character

Sound of the week: Year 3’

Listed below are some words that students could practise at home.

Continue with dge: edge judge sledge badge badger bridge gadget budge fidget ledge hedgegrow hedgehog knowledge begrudge porridge budgerigar drawbridge partridge

 

NAPLAN-Please find attached a letter regarding the upcoming NAPLAN assessments in May for Year 3 and 5 students. Please read through this and familiarize yourself with how it works. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child sitting the assessments please come and see me or your child’s classroom teacher.

Thanks, Tim Kriewaldt.

https://www.nap.edu.au/docs/default-source/default-document-library/naplan-2018-information-brochure-for-parents-and-carers.pdf?sfvrsn=2

 

REMINDERS:

  • Assembly 1G, 2/3W and 5/6Z

 

 

 

  • 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.

 

 

Have a great week

Sue Prideaux, Georgia Papini and Beth Waldhuter

 

 Term 2 – Monday April 30 to Friday June 29

Week 1
Monday April 30 – First day school for term 2
Wednesday May 2 – Friday May 4 Year 4 camp at Aldinga

Week 2
Monday May 7 P & F meeting in the staff admin building at 7:00pm

Tuesday May 8- 2/3W excursion to Woolworths and GG Recreation Park (11am to 12:45pm)
Thursday May 10- 2/3P excursion to Woolworths and GG Recreation Park (11am to 12:45pm)
Sunday May 13 Mother’s Day

 

Week 3
Monday May 14 Foundation Classes at Golden Fields Playground from 11:30am-1:30pm

Monday May 14 2/3SP excursion to Woolworths and GG Recreation Park (11am to 12:45pm)
Tuesday May 15 – Friday May 18 NAPLAN

Wednesday May 16 Principal’s Tour at 9:00am
Friday May 18 National Walk Safely to School Day

 

Week 4
Tuesday May 22 year 4-6 Christian Studies Worship at Endeavour College 10:00am
Wednesday May 23 National Simultaneous Storytime – Hickory Dickory Dash at 11am
Friday May 25 Children of Christ Movie Night in the Worship Centre from 6:30pm

Week 5
Book Fair Week
Monday May 28 Connected Schools Enrichment Program at GGLPS
Wednesday May 30 MOT brekkie from 7:45am
Friday May 31 Foundation celebration of learning

Week 6

Monday June 4- Camp Quality Puppet Show (in Worship Centre) Parents are welcome to attend.

F-2 11am to 11.30 am, 3-6 11:45 to 12:45 pm
Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical matinee at 12:00pm
Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm
Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical matinee at 12:00pm
Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm

Friday Jun 8 2/3 Papini leads Chapel

 

Week 7
Monday Jun 11 Public Holiday Queen’s Birthday
Friday Jun 15 Children of Christ Bowling Night at Bowl Land Salisbury from 6:30pm

Week 8 
Monday June 18 P & F Meeting in the staff admin building at 7:00pm
School photos

Week 9
Friday June 29 Red Nose Day

Week 2

Here is some information and reminders for the following week:

What is happening in the Year 2/3 cluster!

 

Unit of Inquiry: Who we Are– Healthy lifestyles

We have been exploring healthy choices students can have in healthy school lunch boxes. Children planned a healthy lunchbox using suggested food guidelines for children.  We have been looking at the sugar and additive content of processed food, and focused on the need to have unprocessed fresh food to achieve a balanced diet. 2/3W and 2/3P enjoyed their excursions to Woolworths where staff showed practically where to locate the five main food groups. They had  n opportunity to buy some food from the 5 food groups and chose a selection of food to make a healthy snack. Their healthy plates looked amazing and delicious. 2/3SP are looking forward to their turn next Monday 14th May. Mrs. Prideaux would like their class to wear PE uniform for their excursion next Monday.

 

2/3 Incursion with Major Sumner, Tuesday 22nd May in Worship Centre.

The year 2/3 cluster will have an indigenous speaker, Major Sumner visit on 22nd May from 11:45am to 12:45pm. He will share his culture and traditions. This is an introductory activity to our next Inquiry Unit, where we are in place and time. Our central idea is ‘Places change due to a variety of influences.’

 

Next week is NAPLAN testing for Year 3 children. Please ensure children get adequate sleep and are on time for school. Most testing will be in the morning Tuesday to Thursday. The year 2’s will have a combined lesson (in literacy or numeracy} while the year 3 children are doing the NAPLAN tests. Tuesday (May 15th) is ‘Language Conventions’ and ‘Writing.’ Wednesday (May 16th) is ‘Reading’ and Thursday (May 17th) is Numeracy.

 

NAPLAN-Please find attached a letter regarding the upcoming NAPLAN assessments in May for Year 3 and 5 students. Please read through this and familiarize yourself with how it works. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child sitting the assessments, please come and see me or your child’s classroom teacher. Thanks, Tim Kriewaldt.

https://www.nap.edu.au/docs/default-source/default-document-library/naplan-2018-information-brochure-for-parents-and-carers.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Mathematics: We have continued exploring fact families, relating subtraction and addition number facts and  place value activities focusing on the operation of subtraction. We will be focusing on multiplication next week and relate it to repeated addition. (i.e. 5×2=10, relates to 5+5+10, which is 2 5’s.)

 

Literacy: Exposition and persuasive writing.

We will continue practicing writing persuasively and using exposition planning and structure.

 

 

Sound of the week: Year 2’

Listed below are some words that students could practise at home.

ai sound (ai, ay and a-e): make, pay, main, clay, waist, rain, rainstorm, pain

Sound of the week: Year 3’ ( same sound due to NAPLAN testing)

Listed below are some words that students could practise at home.

dge: edge judge sledge badge badger bridge gadget budge fidget ledge hedgegrow hedgehog knowledge begrudge porridge budgerigar drawbridge partridge

Christian Studies: Christian Beliefs

The  Central Idea is ‘Christians believe that God’s grace saves us from sin.’ Our lines of inquiry are – 1.God’s love, 2. The effects of sin and 3. Forgiveness and showing love to others. (Grace) We are exploring biblical examples of sin and grace which is shown in such stories as the ‘Prodigal Son’ and ‘Joseph and his brothers.‘ We have explored such songs as ‘This is Amazing love’, which expresses the grace of God sending Jesus to die for our sins.

REMINDERS:

  • Assembly 1L, 4P and 5/6D

 

  • Chapel- Mr Kriewaldt- Ascension

 

 

 

  • 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.

 

  • Introducing QKR – Qkr (pronounced ‘quicker’) is available now to download from the APP Store or Google Play.  QKR is an APP designed to let you order and pay for a variety of school items securely, and will include canteen orders (coming soon) and other items.  This alleviates the need to bring correct cash to school and allows you to order at a time and place that suits you.  With QKR, you’ll receive your receipts on the app and have the option to receive them via email.  It’s quick and easy, and once set up takes a short amount of time to make purchase at the click of a button.  Links are provided on the website to help you get started.

 

Have a great week

Sue Prideaux, Georgia Papini and Beth Waldhuter

 

 

 

 Term 2 – Monday April 30 to Friday June 29

Week 2
Monday May 7 P & F meeting in the staff admin building at 7:00pm

Tuesday May 8- 2/3W excursion to Woolworths and GG Recreation Park (11am to 12:45pm)
Thursday May 10- 2/3P excursion to Woolworths and GG Recreation Park (11am to 12:45pm)
Sunday May 13 Mother’s Day

 

Week 3
Monday May 14 2/3SP excursion to Woolworths and GG Recreation Park (11am to 12:45pm)
Tuesday May 15 – Friday May 18 NAPLAN

Wednesday May 16 Principal’s Tour at 9:00am
Thursday May 17 Foundation Classes at Golden Fields Playground from 11:30am-1:30pm

Friday May 18 National Walk Safely to School Day

 

Week 4
Tuesday May 22 year 2/3 Indigenous leader talk, Major Sumner, year 4-6 Christian Studies Worship at Endeavour College 10:00am
Wednesday May 23 National Simultaneous Storytime – Hickory Dickory Dash at 11am
Friday May 25 Children of Christ Movie Night in the Worship Centre from 6:30pm

Week 5
Book Fair Week
Monday May 28 Connected Schools Enrichment Program at GGLPS
Wednesday May 30 MOT brekkie from 7:45am
Friday May 31 Foundation celebration of learning

Week 6

Monday June 4- Camp Quality Puppet Show (in Worship Centre) Parents are welcome to attend.

F-2 11am to 11.30 am, 3-6 11:45 to 12:15 pm
Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical matinee at 12:00pm
Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm
Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical matinee at 12:00pm
Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm

Friday Jun 8 2/3 Papini leads Chapel

 

Week 7
Monday Jun 11 Public Holiday Queen’s Birthday
Friday Jun 15 Children of Christ Bowling Night at Bowl Land Salisbury from 6:30pm

Week 8 
Monday June 18 P & F Meeting in the staff admin building at 7:00pm
School photos

Week 9
Friday June 29 Red Nose Day

Week 3

Here is some information and reminders for the following week:

What is happening in the Year 2/3 cluster!

 

Unit of Inquiry: Who we Are– Healthy lifestyles

We have been focusing on the importance of physical exercise to keep healthy and fit. Students will be preparing a fitness lesson in small groups, which the rest of the class will participate in. They need 2 activities to get their heart rate up and 1 activity to slow their heart rate (cool down) activity. They need to also work out what equipment is required for their activity.

 

2/3 Incursion with Major Sumner, Tuesday 22nd May in Worship Centre.

As mentioned last week the year 2/3 cluster will have an Indigenous speaker, Major Sumner visit on 22nd May from 11:45am to 12:45pm. He will share his culture and traditions. This is an introductory activity to our next Inquiry Unit, ‘Where we are in place and time’. Our central idea is ‘Places change due to a variety of influences.’ Major will be dressed in traditional face paint.  He will discuss our Inquiry Unit’s central idea from an indigenous perspective. His people originate from the Coorong area, and he will discuss the indigenous relationship to land. Our camp on Hindmarsh Island is country that is included in the land of Major’s people. Parents are welcome to attend this incursion.

 

NAPLAN

We were very proud of the Year 3 students who completed the NAPLAN test this week. They participated positively. Results are forwarded to the school later in the year.

 

Mathematics: We are exploring the relationship between repeated addition and multiplication. For example, 5 groups of 2 can be written in a repeated addition sum 2+2+2+2+2=10 and written in as a multiplication sum 2×5=10 or 5X2=10.

 

Literacy: Exposition and persuasive writing.

Students will be completing their summative writing piece. They will be writing a free choice exposition. Students will begin looking at information reports.

 

Sound of the week: Year 2’

Listed below are some words that students could practise at home.

ee  sound (ee and ea): seen, thread,  seat,  cream, please, teenager

Sound of the week: Year 3

Listed below are some words that students could practise at home.

le: simple eagle beetle handle puzzle angle jungle horrible terrible knuckle disable obstacle formidable improbable impossible rectangle believable vehicle

Christian Studies: Christian Beliefs

We focused on what is sin and what is grace. We looked at some biblical examples of what is God’s grace and how we can show examples of God’s grace to others and, the importance of forgiveness in our relationships.

REMINDERS:

  • Assembly – Classes sharing this week will be FB/ 2/3Papini/ Assembly is held in the Worship Centre at 2:30 on Monday.

 

  • Friday Chapel 18th May- Jason- Pentecost

 

  • Ultimate School Disco – This Friday night.  We are certainly looking forward to a great night!! Access to the disco will be through the GGOSH gate entrance and then in through the ‘Fellowship Centre’.  GGOSH users please note that you will need to sign your children out of GGOSH and then sign in for the disco (GGOSH staff will not be able to do that for you).

 

 

  • BOOK FAIR – Our annual book fair is on again this month.  Brochures are going home this Thursday (17th May).  The fair will be open for sales from Tuesday 29th May through to Monday 4th June.

 

  • SAVE THE DATE – 11th August –  P & F Beer and Wine Tasting Experience. More information will follow in the coming weeks.

 

  • Introducing Qkr! – Qkr! (pronounced ‘quicker’) is available now to download from the APP Store or Google Play.  QKR is an APP designed to let you order and pay for canteen orders and other items in the near future.  This alleviates the need to bring correct cash to school and allows you to order at a time and place that suits you.  With Qkr!, you’ll receive your receipts on the app and have the option to receive them via email.  It’s quick and easy, and once set up takes a short amount of time to make purchase at the click of a button.  Links are provided on the website to help you get started, together with frequently asked questions and tips.

 

  • 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.

 

Have a great week

Sue Prideaux, Georgia Papini and Beth Waldhuter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Term 2 – Monday April 30 to Friday June 29

Week 3
Friday May 18 National Walk Safely to School Day

 

Week 4
Tuesday May 22 year 2/3 Indigenous leader talk, Major Sumner, year 4-6 Christian Studies Worship at Endeavour College 10:00am
Wednesday May 23 National Simultaneous Storytime – Hickory Dickory Dash at 11am

Thursday May 24 year 1 excursion 9:00am-2:30pm Uleybury
Friday May 25 Children of Christ Movie Night in the Worship Centre from 6:30pm

 

Week 5
Book Fair Week
Monday May 28 Connected Schools Enrichment Program at GGLPS
Wednesday May 30 MOT brekkie from 7:45am
Friday May 31 Foundation celebration of learning

 

Week 6

Monday June 4- Camp Quality Puppet Show (in Worship Centre) Parents are welcome to attend.

F-2 11am to 11.30 am, 3-6 11:45 to 12:15 pm
Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical matinee at 12:00pm
Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm
Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical matinee at 12:00pm
Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm

Friday Jun 8 2/3 Papini leads Chapel

 

Week 7
Monday Jun 11 Public Holiday Queen’s Birthday

Tuesday Jun 12 Term 3 students first visit and orientation for parents
Thursday June 14 ICAS writing
Friday Jun 15 Children of Christ Bowling Night at Bowl Land Salisbury from 6:30pm

 

Week 8 
Monday June 18 P & F Meeting in the staff admin building at 7:00pm
Tuesday Jun 19 Term 3 students second visit
Thursday Jun 21 Foundation celebration of learning from 5:00pm

 

Week 9
Tuesday Jun 26 Term 3 students third visit

Friday June 29 Red Nose Day

 

Year 2/3 Camp date

Narnu Farm Hindmarsh Island

Term 4 week1– Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th October

(Information regarding this camp will be forwarded to Year 2/3 par

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