Year 2/3

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Week 2

Here is some information and reminders for the following week:

What is happening in the Year 2/3 cluster!

Unit of Inquiry:

We will be continuing with inquiry into ‘how we organise ourselves’.

  • This week students will be looking at our first line of inquiry: operation of effective teams.

Students will be brainstorming key qualities of teams as well as what makes a team successful.

*** Discussions around this inquiry are encouraged.

 

Mathematics:

  • We will be inquiring into number.

Students will be looking at place value (Year 2; Hundreds, tens and ones. Year 3; thousands, hundreds, tens and ones)

  • Students will also be practising their subitising skills. Throughout the week students will make a resource that they can use at home to practise.

Literacy:

  • Students will continue focussing on narrative writing. They will be looking at ways to describe a setting, characters as well as writing a detailed orientation (beginning).
  • It is important that students are using the correct language and structural features of narrative writing (orientation, complication, resolution)

 

Sound of the week: Silent ‘w’ and ee, ea, e_e.

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


teacher

theme

coffee

teapot

thirteen

evening

beanstalk

underneath

agreement

seaweed


Silent W:


write     wrist   wreck wrong answer swordfish know  show

 


Other Information:

Shrove Tuesday- The Church community has kindly made pancakes to help celebrate the beginning of lent. Students will receive one pancake at recess time. Gluten free options will be available on the day.

Ash Wednesday- There will be a brief service at 8:50 am in the worship centre. All visitors are welcome to attend. All members of the GGLPS community are invited to receive a cross on their head made from ash.

 

  • Worship – Friday 9th Feb led by Paul and Friday 16th Feb led by Jason

 

  • Foundation and new families welcome BBQ – Friday 16th GGLPS P & F will be providing a BBQ to welcome all new families.  Please register for the BBQ by no later than COB Wednesday 14th Feb.

 

 

  • Coles Sports for Schools 2018.  Every $10 spent at Coles* between 7th Feb – 11th May, will earn a Coles Sports for Schools voucher. The more vouchers our school collects, the more gear we can receive.  Start collecting today.

 

 

  • UNIFORM – With a new school year it is timely to remind ourselves on some aspects of the school uniform. The students have been reminded of these expectations and we would expect that you support us in ensuring the rules are followed. All parents are encouraged to the read the Uniform Policy which is found on the website http://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/UNIFORM-POLICY-final-2010.pdf – especially in respect to wearing (and purchasing) the correct items of clothing.

 

JEWELLERY

Students may wear:

A watch of reasonable size and appearance

A light chain with a small cross around their neck

A maximum of one plain silver or gold stud or sleeper (small) in the lower lobe of each ear

A ‘Medic Alert’ bracelet

 

The consequence of students wearing jewellery other than that outlined above, may be confiscation.  Any confiscated items will be held for collection at the end of the day.

 

Please note that chains with any emblems or items other than a cross, are not permitted, nor are any rings, bangles or bracelets or adornments of different material (the wearing of a bangle for religious / cultural purposes is acceptable)

 

Students are not permitted to wear sleepers, studs or other objects in any visible body piercing with the exception of 1 (c) above.

 

Students are not to undertake any body piercing when there is an insufficient period of time for healing of a hole in order to remain in line with the given expectations – covering with a bandaid is not acceptable.

 

 

HAIRSTYLES & COLOUR

The general expectation in regard to hairstyles and colour for both boys and girls is that they should be neatly styled and not extreme or designed to draw attention to the student.

The following outline the expectations:

Unrestrained hair poses health and safety problems.

Hair should not be hanging over the face or eyes and needs to be secured such that it does not require constant flicking or handling

Hair shoulder length or longer needs to be tied up and back at the nape of the neck, for example, in a pony-tail, braid or bun

Ribbons, clips and other plain style restrains are to be in the School colours of navy blue or maroon

 

Hair colour is not to be changed so that it is noticeably different to a natural colouring. If any student is considering changing her or his hairstyle or colour, and is doubtful as to how it would be accepted at school, they should seek the school’s guidance first.

 

  • Scholastic Book Club – Jen May, one of our parents, will be coordinating the book club this year.  Brochures for the first issue of the Scholastic book club were sent home with students on Monday.  Parents can order books through the online system LOOP mentioned on the back of the brochure (more information about receiving benefits using the LOOP system can be found on the school website).  You can also download the LOOP APP via the APP Store or Google Play.  Orders need to be completed by Wednesday 14th February.

 

  • Canteen – The canteen is proving very popular with students 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 – egraceholmes@gmail.com.  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 – Monday January 29 to Friday April 13

Week 3
Tuesday February 13 Shrove Tuesday
Wednesday February 14 Ash Wednesday
Wednesday February 14 Principal’s Tour at 9:00am
Thursday February 15 Endeavour College year 7 information night
Friday February 16 P & F Foundation and new families welcome BBQ at 6:00pm

Week 4
Friday February 23 Children of Christ (CC’s) Water Night

Week 5 
Wednesday February 28 – Friday March 2 year 5/6 camp at Woodhouse
Friday March 2 SAPSASA Swimming Carnival
Friday March 2 Schools Clean Up Day

Week 6
Wednesday March 7 MOT brekkie from 7:45am

Week 7
Monday March 12 Public Holiday Adelaide Cup Day
Friday March 16 CC’s Sports Rotation Night 6:30pm-8:00pm

Week 8
Monday March 19 P & F meeting at 7:00pm Staff Admin Building
Wednesday March 21 World Harmony Day
Thursday March 22 Year 7 BBQ at Endeavour College
Friday March 23 National Ride to School Day

Week 9
Wednesday March 28 SAPSASA Athletics Carnival
Thursday March 29 Sports Day
Friday March 30 Public Holiday Good Friday

Week 10
Monday April 2 Public Holiday Easter Monday

Week 11
Tuesday April 10 Parent/Teacher Interviews from 3:30pm
Wednesday April 11 Parent/Teacher Interviews from 3:30pm

Have a great week

Sue Prideaux, Georgia Papini and Beth Waldhuter

 

Week 3

Here is some information and reminders for the following week:

What is happening in the Year 2/3 cluster!

 

Unit of Inquiry:

We will be continuing with inquiry into ‘how we organise ourselves’.

  • This week students will be looking at our third line of inquiry: ways in which teams can serve the community.

Students will be looking at teams in our local community.

*** Discussions around this inquiry are encouraged.

 

Mathematics:

  • We will be inquiring into number.

Students will be looking at place value (Year 2; Hundreds, tens and ones. Year 3; thousands, hundreds, tens and ones)

  • Students will also be practising a strategy of ‘counting back’. Throughout the week students will make a resource that they can use at home to practise.

Literacy:

  • Students will continue focussing on narrative writing. They will be looking at ways to describe a setting, characters as well as writing a detailed complication (middle).
  • It is important that students are using the correct language and structural features of narrative writing (orientation, complication, resolution)

 

Sound of the week: Silent ‘k’  and ie, y, igh, i_e.

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


alright

butterfly

dive

dryer

flies

high

life

lightning

might

spying

tied


Silent k:


Knee

Knit

Know

Knight

Penknife

knife

 


Other Information:

  • Worship – Friday 16th Feb led by Jason and Friday 23rd Feb led by Pastor Greg with Holy Communion (all welcome)

 

  • P & F Survey – an SMS (with a link) was sent to families seeking feedback on the events run in 2017, the events proposed for 2018 and any other ideas how the funding can be used in the School.  The close off date has been extended to COB Friday.  Please assist P & F by completing this survey.

 

  • Foundation and new families welcome BBQ this Friday night (16th February).  GGLPS P & F will be providing a BBQ to welcome all new families.

 

 

  • First Aid training March 17th – A flier was distributed last week inviting parents to attend.  Numbers are limited and parents need to pay for this themselves.  Registrations essential.

 

  • Coles Sports for Schools 2018.  Every $10 spent at Coles* between 7th Feb – 11th May, will earn a Coles Sports for Schools voucher. The more vouchers our school collects, the more gear we can receive.  Start collecting today.

 

  • UNIFORM – With a new school year it is timely to remind ourselves on some aspects of the school uniform. The students have been reminded of these expectations and we would expect that you support us in ensuring the rules are followed. All parents are encouraged to the read the Uniform Policy which is found on the website http://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/UNIFORM-POLICY-final-2010.pdf – especially in respect to wearing (and purchasing) the correct items of clothing.

 

JEWELLERY

Students may wear:

A watch of reasonable size and appearance

A light chain with a small cross around their neck

A maximum of one plain silver or gold stud or sleeper (small) in the lower lobe of each ear

A ‘Medic Alert’ bracelet

 

The consequence of students wearing jewellery other than that outlined above, may be confiscation.  Any confiscated items will be held for collection at the end of the day.

 

Please note that chains with any emblems or items other than a cross, are not permitted, nor are any rings, bangles or bracelets or adornments of different material (the wearing of a bangle for religious / cultural purposes is acceptable)

 

Students are not permitted to wear sleepers, studs or other objects in any visible body piercing with the exception of 1 (c) above.

 

Students are not to undertake any body piercing when there is an insufficient period of time for healing of a hole in order to remain in line with the given expectations – covering with a bandaid is not acceptable.

HAIRSTYLES & COLOUR

The general expectation in regard to hairstyles and colour for both boys and girls is that they should be neatly styled and not extreme or designed to draw attention to the student.

The following outline the expectations:

Unrestrained hair poses health and safety problems.

Hair should not be hanging over the face or eyes and needs to be secured such that it does not require constant flicking or handling

Hair shoulder length or longer needs to be tied up and back at the nape of the neck, for example, in a pony-tail, braid or bun

Ribbons, clips and other plain style restrains are to be in the School colours of navy blue or maroon

 

Hair colour is not to be changed so that it is noticeably different to a natural colouring. If any student is considering changing her or his hairstyle or colour, and is doubtful as to how it would be accepted at school, they should seek the school’s guidance first.

 

  • Scholastic Book Club – Jen May, one of our parents, will be coordinating the book club this year.  Brochures for the first issue of the Scholastic book club were sent home with students on Monday.  Parents can order books through the online system LOOP mentioned on the back of the brochure (more information about receiving benefits using the LOOP system can be found on the school website).  You can also download the LOOP APP via the APP Store or Google Play.  Orders need to be completed by Wednesday 14th February.

 

  • Canteen – The canteen is proving very popular with students 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 – egraceholmes@gmail.com.  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 – Monday January 29 to Friday April 13

Week 4
Monday February 19 Year 5/6 Parliament House Excursion
Friday February 23 Children of Christ (CC’s) Water Night

Week 5 
Wednesday February 28 – Friday March 2 year 5/6 camp at Woodhouse
Friday March 2 SAPSASA Swimming Carnival
Friday March 2 Schools Clean Up Day

Week 6
Wednesday March 7 MOT brekkie from 7:45am

Week 7
Monday March 12 Public Holiday Adelaide Cup Day
Friday March 16 CC’s Sports Rotation Night 6:30pm-8:00pm

Week 8
Monday March 19 P & F meeting at 7:00pm Staff Admin Building
Wednesday March 21 World Harmony Day
Thursday March 22 Year 7 BBQ at Endeavour College
Friday March 23 National Ride to School Day

Week 9
Wednesday March 28 SAPSASA Athletics Carnival
Thursday March 29 Sports Day
Friday March 30 Public Holiday Good Friday

Week 10
Monday April 2 Public Holiday Easter Monday

Week 11
Tuesday April 10 Parent/Teacher Interviews from 3:30pm
Wednesday April 11 Parent/Teacher Interviews from 3:30pm

Have a great week

Sue Prideaux, Georgia Papini and Beth Waldhuter

 

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