Year 2/3

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back to classes

 

Uniform

Students wear sport uniform on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Week 1

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

  Home Inquiry-

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

Every night: Reading your reader (approx. 10 minutes each night, please record your reading in your communication books)

 

·       Sound of the week (see the weekly sound below and spelling activity ideas in your child’s communication book, these can be practised at home)

·      Sharing the Planet: Talk with your parents about what is waste and what types                    we found at school? What different types of waste do you have at home?

Welcome to Term 3! We hope that you all had a safe and happy break over the holidays and are ready for the second half of the year. We would like to extend a warm welcome to John Greenwood who will be teaching Year 2/3SP for the first 5 weeks while Mrs Prideaux is on long service leave.

**Home Inquiry is to be completed in your child’s Communication Book. Communication Books will be collected in class every Friday. Home Inquiry can be completed any night(s) of the week as long as it is completed by Friday. We also understand that for various reasons Home Inquiry may not be fully completed on occasions, but we ask that when you can, your child is encouraged in this activity. Many thanks for your anticipated support. Please let us know if you have any questions and see the school newsletter for more information regarding Home Inquiry.

 

What is happening in the Year 2/3 cluster!

 

Literacy:

Students will begin their inquiry into procedure writing. We began in week one by making chocolate crackles and then writing out a recipe for it as our first piece of procedure writing.

 

Sound of the week: Year 2 ‘oi  or  oy’   Year 3 ‘a  for  ai’

 

Year 2

join      coin     noise     spoil      toilet       point      ointment      joy     annoy     royal

 

Year 3

crazy      taste     basic     maple     pastry     stable     vacant    stranger     newspaper     conversation

 

Mathematics: To begin this term students will be exploring data. We are inquiring into what is data, how do we collect it and why do we collect it.

 

Unit of Inquiry: Sharing the Planet’

This week we have introduced the students to our new central idea, ‘Responsible management of waste has an impact’. We will be inquiring into types of waste, impact of waste and responses to waste.

 

Christian Studies: Our central idea for term 3 is ‘People’s responsibility for God’s creation’. We will be looking into the beauty and wonder of God’s creation and thinking about the role we play in caring for God’s creation.

 

Kind regards,

Georgia Papini, Beth Waldhuter and John Greenwood

 

REMINDERS:

 

  • Assembly – Classes sharing this week will be 1L/4P/56D.  Assembly is held in the Worship Centre at 2:30 on Monday.  All welcome.

 

  • Skoolbag App – Skoolbag has not being utilized to its full potential over the past year, due to it not being compatible with our new website.  Therefore, the school has decided to withdraw its subscription.  Please note that all change of details (such as address or phone number etc) and/or absenteeism’s should be made through Edumate (via the Parent Portal on the school website), or by notifying the front office via phone, email or in person.  It is recommend the App be deleted from all devices. Thank you for understanding.

 

  • BOOK WEEK 2018 – “Find Your Treasure” This term we are celebrating Book Week with a whole school Dress Up Day.  This will take place on Tuesday 21st August.  The theme is “Find Your Treasure”. The children can come dressed as a pirate (no swords please), but treasure doesn’t need to be pirate related, there’s also Indiana Jones, Aladdin and Egyptian themes, the options are endless!

 

 

  • P & F Beer and Wine Tasting Experience.  Saturday August 18 at 7:00pm.  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased using the Qkr! app or pay at the front office. Come along and try some international beer and wine and hear from a winemaker. Nibbles are provided and paella available to buy. There is an option to purchase drinks after tasting. Family and friends are welcome too.  More information can be found on the school website.

 

  • Found – Recently a small purse has been found on the circus playground.  If this is yours please contact front office 8282 6000.

 

  • Children of Christ (CC’s) save the dates for term 3 – August 10 disco, August 31 rotation night (jujitsu, dance and scouts) and September 21 Games 2 U

 

  • 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.

 

  • Golden Grove Lutheran Church Book Sale – 27 July.  Before and after Chapel.  Cash sales only.

Week 2

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

  Home Inquiry-

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

Every night: Reading your reader (approx. 10 minutes each night, please record your reading in your communication books)

 

·       Sound of the week (see the weekly sound below and spelling activity ideas in your child’s communication book, these can be practised at home)

·      Literacy: Talk about a procedure at home and write it down with your family? (eg. A recipe, how to play a game, how to make a craft)

Welcome to Term 3! Thank you everyone who came along to Student Led Conferences this week. It was wonderful to see and hear the great sharing and learning that was happening during these times.

**Home Inquiry is to be completed in your child’s Communication Book. Communication Books will be collected in class every Friday. Home Inquiry can be completed any night(s) of the week as long as it is completed by Friday. We also understand that for various reasons Home Inquiry may not be fully completed on occasions, but we ask that when you can, your child is encouraged in this activity. Many thanks for your anticipated support. Please let us know if you have any questions and refer to the Home work policy on the school website for further information.

 

What is happening in the Year 2/3 cluster!

 

Literacy:

Students will begin their inquiry into procedure writing. We have been looking at the different parts we need: a title, ingredients/materials and method/steps.  

 

Sound of the week: Year 2 ‘ou and ow’   Year 3 ‘e  for  ee (Long E)’

 

Year 2

loud      cloud     found     mouth       now       brown        crowd      sunflower

 

Year 3

evil       email       secret       fever    create     medium     frequent     immediate

 

Mathematics: To begin this term students will be exploring data. We are inquiring into what is data, how do we collect it and why do we collect it. Students have begun to look at what we do with this data and how we can read and create graphs.

 

 

Unit of Inquiry: Sharing the Planet: ‘Responsible management of waste has an impact’

This week we have been looking at sorting different types of waste (eg. glass, plastics, paper, food scraps, etc). Next we will be starting to think about the impact of waste. It has been great to see the student’s enthusiasm and interest so far. There have been lots of questions and thoughts shared and record in class already. PLEASE NOTE: In week 5 students will be constructing artwork from the waste that you produce at home. Students will be asked to bring in no more than one shopping bag full of non-organic waste that they will use in week 5 to create a piece of artwork that will be displayed at school. Students can bring in their bag of waste at the start of week 5.

 

          

 

Christian Studies: Our central idea for term 3 is ‘People’s responsibility for God’s creation’. This week students looked at how they are a part of many places (as big as the universe and all the way down to themselves) and all these places are a part of God’s creation.

 

Kind regards,

Georgia Papini, Beth Waldhuter and John Greenwood

 

REMINDERS:

 

  • AssemblyClasses sharing this week will be FB/23P (Papini)/4S.  Assembly is held in the Worship Centre at 2:30 on Monday.  All welcome.

 

  • Skoolbag App – Skoolbag has not being utilized to its full potential over the past year, due to it not being compatible with our new website.  Therefore, the school has decided to withdraw its subscription.  Please note that all change of details (such as address or phone number etc) and/or absenteeism’s should be made through Edumate (via the Parent Portal on the school website), or by notifying the front office via phone, email or in person.  It is recommend the App be deleted from all devices. Thank you for understanding.

 

  • BOOK WEEK 2018 – “Find Your Treasure” This term we are celebrating Book Week with a whole school Dress Up Day.  This will take place on Tuesday 21st August.  The theme is “Find Your Treasure”. The children can come dressed as a pirate (no swords please), but treasure doesn’t need to be pirate related, there’s also Indiana Jones, Aladdin and Egyptian themes, the options are endless!

 

  • P & F Beer and Wine Tasting Experience – Saturday August 18 at 7:00pm.  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased using the Qkr! app or pay at the front office. Come along and try some international beer and wine and hear from a winemaker. Nibbles are provided and paella available to buy. There is an option to purchase drinks after tasting. Family and friends are welcome too.  More information can be found on the school website.

 

 

  • UNIFORM MATTERS

The following items are currently on sale in the uniform shop:

Wool Jumpers – selling at cost price ($55-$60)

Ties – reduced to $13

White shirts with logo reduced to $15

White shirts without logo reduced to $15

Microfibre trackpants reduced to $44

Pinafores reduced to $62

Maroon sport jackets reduced to $58

  • Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) 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.

Week 3

Dear Parents and Carers,

A reminder of our excursion next Wednesday to Wingfield Waste and Statewide Recycling.

Students…

  • are asked to wear their sports uniform
  • MUST bring “nude food” (no packaging) for recess/lunch. There are only composting facilities available for food scraps.
  • must bring a drink and a small backpack (school backpacks are too bulky)

Thanks for your cooperation.

  Home Inquiry-

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

Every night: Reading your reader (approx. 10 minutes each night, please record your reading in your communication books)

 

Sound of the week (see the weekly sound below and spelling activity ideas in your child’s communication book, these can be practised at home)

 

Unit of Inquiry – Talk at home with your family about how you could make      changes to your waste management system at home.

**Home Inquiry is to be completed in your child’s Communication Book. Communication Books will be collected in class every Friday. Home Inquiry can be completed any night(s) of the week as long as it is completed by Friday. We also understand that for various reasons Home Inquiry may not be fully completed on occasions, but we ask that when you can, your child is encouraged in this activity. Many thanks for your anticipated support. Please let us know if you have any questions and refer to the Home work policy on the school website for further information.

 

What is happening in the Year 2/3 cluster!

 

Literacy:

Students are continuing to work on procedure writing. This week we focused on writing instructions for a game and editing our work carefully.

 

Sound of the week: Year 2 ‘or, aw, au, al’   Year 3 ‘i  for ie (Long I)’

 

Year 2

torch       north       storm        walk       talk         saw        jaw        straw          August        saucepan

 

Year 3

icy       child         idea        wild          spider         pirate       diary        quiet       gigantic      hibernate

 

 

Mathematics: Students are continuing to explore collecting and representing data in different ways. We have been learning about the different features of graphs and have been looking at what facts we can learn from the data we collect.

 

Unit of Inquiry: Sharing the Planet: ‘Responsible management of waste has an impact’

This week we have been starting to think about the impact of waste and we learnt about how long it takes for different types of waste to break down. PLEASE NOTE: In week 5 students will be constructing artwork from the waste that you produce at home. Students will be asked to bring in no more than one shopping bag full of NON-ORGANIC WASTE that they will use in week 5 to create a piece of artwork that will be displayed at school. Students can bring in their bag of waste at the start of week 5.

 

          

 

Christian Studies: Our central idea for term 3 is ‘People’s responsibility for God’s creation’. This week students looked at the creation story to remind us how it all began.

 

Kind regards,

Georgia Papini, Beth Waldhuter and John Greenwood

 

 

REMINDERS:

 

  • Assembly – There will be no assembly week 4.  The Endeavour College band will be performing from 2:20pm.  All welcome.

 

  • School/Sport photos – Any student that has participated in SAPSASA sport or any school sport team ie cricket, basketball etc. will be having their photo taken the same day as school photos (Tuesday August 14).  This will require students to be dressed in their formal uniform.

 

  • BOOK WEEK 2018 – “Find Your Treasure” This term we are celebrating Book Week with a whole school Dress Up Day.  This will take place on Tuesday 21st August.  The theme is “Find Your Treasure”. The children can come dressed as a pirate (no swords please), but treasure doesn’t need to be pirate related, there’s also Indiana Jones, Aladdin and Egyptian themes, the options are endless!

 

 

  • P & F Beer and Wine Tasting Experience – Saturday August 18 at 7:00pm.  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased using the Qkr! app or pay at the front office. Come along and try some international beer and wine and hear from a winemaker. Nibbles are provided and paella available to buy. There is an option to purchase drinks after tasting. Family and friends are welcome too.  More information can be found on the school website.  Ticket sales close 10th August at 4pm.

 

  • Children of Christ (CC’s) Come’n try, August 31 – more information can be found on the school website.  Cost is $5 for the night.  Bookings are essential and can be made at the front office or via the Qkr! App.  More information about the Qkr! App including Q&A.

 

  • Ridgehaven Scout Group, situated on the corner of Milne Road and Penny Street, at Ridgehaven has vacancies for boys and girls. Joeys Ages 5-7, Cubs Ages 8-11, Scouts Ages 11-15, Venturers Ages 15-18.  For more information contact the Group Leader, Val Mott Mobile:  0423187749, Email:  valmott@senet.com.au. Your child is entitled to three free sessions.

 

  • UNIFORM MATTERS

The following items are currently on sale in the uniform shop:

Wool Jumpers – selling at cost price ($55-$60)

Ties – reduced to $13

White shirts with logo reduced to $15

White shirts without logo reduced to $15

Microfibre trackpants reduced to $44

Pinafores reduced to $62

Maroon sport jackets reduced to $58

  • Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) 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.

 

School calendar (this can be found on the school website http://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au/calendar/

Week 4

Dear Parents and Carers,

  Home Inquiry-

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

Every night: Reading your reader (approx. 10 minutes each night, please record your reading in your communication books)

 

Sound of the week (see the weekly sound below and spelling activity ideas in your child’s communication book, these can be practised at home)

 

Unit of Inquiry – Talk at home with your family about our summative task, how you are going to take action at home or at school to improve waste management. Please refer to Seesaw next week for guiding questions.

A big thank you to all the parents who came along on our excursion to the Wingfield Waste and Recycling Centre this week. The students had a wonderful time inquiring into our ‘Sharing the Planet’ unit on waste management. I hope you child has shared with you some of the hands on activities we did and so many interesting things we saw around the sites.

**Home Inquiry is to be completed in your child’s Communication Book. Communication Books will be collected in class every Friday. Home Inquiry can be completed any night(s) of the week as long as it is completed by Friday. We also understand that for various reasons Home Inquiry may not be fully completed on occasions, but we ask that when you can, your child is encouraged in this activity. Many thanks for your anticipated support. Please let us know if you have any questions and refer to the Home work policy on the school website for further information.

 

What is happening in the Year 2/3 cluster!

 

Literacy:

Students are continuing to work on procedure writing. Students were able to pick their best piece of writing to put onto Seesaw so keep an eye out for this soon.

 

Sound of the week: Year 2 ‘or, aw, au, al’   Year 3 ‘i  for ie (Long I)’

Same sounds as last week dues to the excursion and book week

Year 2

torch       north       storm        walk       talk         saw        jaw        straw          August        saucepan

 

Year 3

icy       child         idea        wild          spider         pirate       diary        quiet       gigantic      hibernate

 

Mathematics: Students are continuing to explore collecting and representing data in different ways. We have been learning about the different features of graphs and have been looking at what facts we can learn from the data we collect.

 

 

 

Unit of Inquiry: Sharing the Planet: ‘Responsible management of waste has an impact’

This week we have been starting to think about responses to waste and how we can make an impact at home or school. PLEASE NOTE: In week 5 (next week) students will be constructing artwork from the waste that you produce at home. Students will be asked to bring in no more than one shopping bag full of NON-ORGANIC WASTE that they will use in week 5 to create a piece of artwork that will be displayed at school. Students can bring in their bag of waste at the start of week 5.

 

          

 

Christian Studies: Our central idea for term 3 is ‘People’s responsibility for God’s creation’. Students have been thinking about ways that we can look after different parts of God’s creation.

 

Kind regards,

Georgia Papini, Beth Waldhuter and John Greenwood

 

 

REMINDERS:

 

  • AssemblyClasses sharing this week will be 1G/23W/56Z.  Assembly is held in the Worship Centre at 2:30 on Monday.  All welcome.

 

  • Chapel – Friday 17th August led by Pastor Greg and Friday 24th November led by Foundation S

 

  • BOOK WEEK 2018 – “Find Your Treasure” Book Week will take place this week on Tuesday 21st August.  The theme is “Find Your Treasure”. The children can come dressed as a pirate (no swords please), but treasure doesn’t need to be pirate related, there’s also Indiana Jones, Aladdin and Egyptian themes, the options are endless!

 

 

  • MOT Breakfast Wednesday 22nd August – Egg and bacon muffins will be served from 7:45am until 8:30am.  Coffee may be purchased during this time.

 

 

  • Father’s Day Stall Friday 31st August – Gifts are $3 each and can be purchased through Qkr! or make exact payment to front office in an envelope marked with students name, class and amount of presents.

 

 

  • Date Night 7th September 6:00pm-9:00pm – GGOSH is available for children who are over 3 years of age and toilet trained.  Reservations are $5 per family and are essential as there are only 50 places available.  Payment and reservations can be made through Qkr! or through the front office.  Pizza and a movie will be provided.  Enter through the Fellowship Centre.  More information can be found on the school website.

 

  • P & F Beer and Wine Tasting Experience cancelled. Refunds for tickets purchased through the front office may be collected during school hours.  Tickets purchased through Qkr! have been issued a refund through their linked credit card.

 

  • Ridgehaven Scout Group, situated on the corner of Milne Road and Penny Street, at Ridgehaven has vacancies for boys and girls. Joeys Ages 5-7, Cubs Ages 8-11, Scouts Ages 11-15, Venturers Ages 15-18.  For more information contact the Group Leader, Val Mott Mobile:  0423187749, Email:  valmott@senet.com.au. Your child is entitled to three free sessions.

 

  • UNIFORM MATTERS

The following items are currently on sale in the uniform shop:

Wool Jumpers – selling at cost price ($55-$60)

Ties – reduced to $13

White shirts with logo reduced to $15

White shirts without logo reduced to $15

Microfibre trackpants reduced to $44

Pinafores reduced to $62

Maroon sport jackets reduced to $58

 

  • Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) 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.

 

School calendar (this can be found on the school website http://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au/calendar/

Week 5

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week our students have been very enthusiastic as they have worked on their final task for our unit on waste management. We have been so impressed with the creativity, research, hard work and discussions that have happened this week. This week we also farewell Mr Greenwood who has been in 2/3SP while Mrs Prideaux has been on long service leave. It has been wonderful having Mr Greenwood’s energy and enthusiasm for learning in our 2/3 cluster this term

  Home Inquiry-

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

Every night: Reading your reader (approx. 10 minutes each night, please record your reading in your communication books)

 

Sound of the week (see the weekly sound below and spelling activity ideas in your child’s communication book, these can be practised at home)

 

Unit of Inquiry – Students will be bringing home their designs in week 6 and we         will be uploading their work onto Seesaw as well. Students can share their final designs and explanations with you. Is there any other action they could do at home?


What is happening in the Year 2/3 cluster!

 

Literacy:

Students are continuing to work on procedure writing. Students were able to pick their best piece of writing to put onto Seesaw so keep an eye out for this soon.

 

Sound of the week: Year 2 ‘ey for ee sound’   Year 3  ‘o  for oa’ (Long o)

 

Year 2

key          monkey        honey        donkey        chimney        journey       turkey       keyhole

 

Year 3

open      oval       only       poem      total       mobile      moment      ogre      overboard      macaroni

 

Mathematics: Students are continuing to explore collecting and representing data in different ways. We have been learning about the different features of graphs and have been looking at what facts we can learn from the data we collect.

 

Unit of Inquiry: Sharing the Planet: ‘Responsible management of waste has an impact’

This week we have been finishing off our final task. Students have designed an approach to waste management. Next week we will be reflecting on our learning.

 

 

Christian Studies: Our central idea for term 3 is ‘People’s responsibility for God’s creation’. Students have been thinking about ways that we can look after different parts of God’s creation.

 

Kind regards,

Georgia Papini, Beth Waldhuter and John Greenwood

 

 

REMINDERS:

 

  • Assembly – Classes sharing this week will be Instrumental Students.  Assembly is held in the Worship Centre at 2:30 on Monday.  All welcome.

 

  • Chapel – Friday 24th August led by Foundation S (including Holy Communion) and Friday 31st August led by 5/6D.

 

 

  • Father’s Day Stall Friday 31st August – Gifts are $3 each and can be purchased through Qkr! or make exact payment to front office in an envelope marked with students name, class and amount of presents.  Gifts must be purchased by 29th August at 4pm.

 

 

  • Date Night 7th September 6:00pm-9:00pm – GGOSH is available for children who are over 3 years of age and toilet trained.  Reservations are $5 per family and are essential as there are only 50 places available.  Payment and reservations can be made through Qkr! or through the front office.  Pizza and a movie will be provided.  Enter through the Fellowship Centre.  More information can be found on the school website.

 

  • UNIFORM MATTERS

The following items are currently on sale in the uniform shop:

Wool Jumpers – selling at cost price ($55-$60)

Ties – reduced to $13

White shirts with logo reduced to $15

White shirts without logo reduced to $15

Microfibre trackpants reduced to $44

Pinafores reduced to $62

Maroon sport jackets reduced to $58

 

  • Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) 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.

 

School calendar (this can be found on the school website http://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au/calendar/

 

Term 3 – Monday July 23 to Friday September 28

Week 6
Tuesday August 28 – Exhibition Parent Information Night – 6:00pm in the staff room
Friday August 31 – Father’s Day Stall
Friday August 31 – CC’s come and try night – Jujitsu, Hip Hop, Scouts
Sunday September 2 – Father’s Day

Week 7
Wednesday September 5 – P & F Mark LeMessurier workshop 7:00pm

Week 8
Monday September 10 – Foundation classes excursion to Tea Tree Gully Museum
Monday September 10 – P & F meeting in the Staff Admin Building at 7:00pm
Wednesday September 12 – Year 4 Celebration of learning 6:00pm-7:00pm
Friday September 14 – Special Persons Afternoon (SPA)                                                                                                 Friday September 14 – 2/3 W leading Chapel

Week 9
Thursday September 20 – Year 1 Celebration of learning
Friday September 21 – Games 2 U, Lazer tag and Games

Week 10
Friday September 28 – Term 3 concludes with closing chapel at 2:30pm

Week 6

Dear Parents and Carers,
This week we have welcomed back Sue Prideaux as she returned from long service leave, her students were very excited to have her back this week. We would like to thank you all again for your support with book week and our Unit of Inquiry ‘waste’ projects that kept us busy last week. Just a friendly reminder that camp forms and the Premiers Reading Challenge are due back at the end of next week, Friday September 7th. Next week (any day) could you please send into class 1or 2 empty plastic bottles for an activity the students will be doing for our next unit of inquiry. Thank you.

This week coming students are encouraged to inquire/participate into the following at home . . .
Every night: Reading your reader (approx. 10 minutes each night, please record your reading in your communication books)
Sound of the week (see the weekly sound below and spelling activity ideas in your child’s communication book, these can be practised at home)
Unit of Inquiry – Students will be bringing home their designs in week 6 and we will be uploading their work onto Seesaw as well. Students can share their final designs and explanations with you. Is there any other action they could do at home? (Continue from last week)


What is happening in the Year 2/3 cluster!

Netball clinics: We are very lucky to have all the 2/3 classes participating in netball clinics during weeks 7-10 this term. This will be 45 minute sessions that will happen on Mondays. Students will need to wear their sports uniform on Mondays, starting from next week until the end of the term.

Literacy:
Students are coming to an end of their procedure writing unit. Students have been working on editing their writing and including greater detail in their method.
Sound of the week: Year 2 (ear) Year 3 ( o, os, oes)

Year 2
ear dear year tear fear hear spear earrings clear beard

Year 3
hero zero hello echo pianos videos volcano mosquito tomatoes potatoes

Mathematics: Students are investigating the question, what is time? We have been practising our listening skills as we have discussed this question. It has been very interesting to hear all of the ideas the students are having and their great active listening skills.

Home Inquiry-
This week coming students are encouraged to inquire/participate into the following at home . . .
Every night: Reading your reader (approx. 10 minutes each night, please record your reading in your communication books)
Sound of the week (see the weekly sound below and spelling activity ideas in your child’s communication book, these can be practised at home)

Unit of Inquiry – Students will be bringing home their designs in week 6 and we will be uploading their work onto Seesaw as well. Students can share their final designs and explanations with you. Is there any other action they could do at home? (Continue from last week)

Unit of Inquiry: Sharing the Planet: ‘Responsible management of waste has an impact’

This week we have been reflecting on our learning and thinking about ways that we can continue to take action at home or school.

Christian Studies: Our central idea for term 3 is ‘People’s responsibility for God’s creation’. Students will be starting to look into psalms from the Bible and learn about how people praise God.

Kind regards,
Georgia Papini, Beth Waldhuter and Sue Prideaux

REMINDERS:

  • Canteen update – From this Friday (31st August) the canteen will no longer serve recess. The canteen have no other option as they are inundated with orders and not enough volunteers. Apologies for any inconvenience.
  • Assembly – Classes sharing this week will be 1L/4P/56D. Assembly is held in the Worship Centre at 2:30 on Monday. All welcome.
  • Chapel – Friday 31st August will be led by 5/6D and Friday 7th Sept led by 4P.
  • A friendly reminder to return confirmation of enrolment forms for 2019.
  • Parent information evening Wednesday 5th September at 7:00pm – Mark Le Messurier will present practical ideas to build healthy, resilient young people. This is free for members of our community and tickets have now been release to the public at $10.00 each. If you would like to come, please contact the front office and we will arrange for your free ticket. Tickets are essential.
  • Date Night 7th September 6:00pm-9:00pm – GGOSH is available for children who are over 3 years of age and toilet trained. Reservations are $5 per family and are essential as there are only 50 places available. Payment and reservations can be made through Qkr! or through the front office. Pizza and a movie will be provided. Enter through the Fellowship Centre. More information can be found on the school website.
  • CC’s Games Night – Games2U – Friday 21st September. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through Qkr! or paid in cash to front office. Registrations are essential. More information can be found on the school website.
  • UNIFORM MATTERS
    The following items are currently on sale in the uniform shop:
    Wool Jumpers – selling at cost price ($55-$60)
    Ties – reduced to $13
    White shirts with logo reduced to $15
    White shirts without logo reduced to $15
    Microfibre trackpants reduced to $44
    Pinafores reduced to $62
    Maroon sport jackets reduced to $58
  • Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) 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.

School calendar – The annual school calendar can be found on the school website http://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au/calendar/

Term 3 – Monday July 23 to Friday September 28
Week 6 Friday August 31 – Father’s Day Stall Friday August 31 – CC’s come and try night – Jujitsu, Hip Hop, Scouts Sunday September 2 – Father’s Day
Week 7 Wednesday September 5 – P & F Mark LeMessurier workshop 7:00pm
Week 8 Monday September 10 – Foundation classes excursion to Tea Tree Gully Museum Monday September 10 – P & F meeting in the Staff Admin Building at 7:00pm Wednesday September 12 – Year 4 Celebration of learning 6:00pm-7:00pm Friday September 14 – Special Persons Afternoon (SPA) Friday September 14 – 2/3 W leading Chapel
Week 9 Thursday September 20 – Year 1 Celebration of learning Friday September 21 – Games 2 U, Lazer tag and Games
Week 10 Friday September 28 – Term 3 concludes with closing chapel at 2:30pm

Week 7

Dear Parents and Carers,
Week 7 continues to be busy, as usual! This week we enjoyed a planting demonstration by Kuno, planting our own bean seeds and we had our first netball clinic on Monday! Please remember to send your child in their sports uniform on Mondays for the next 3 weeks as we continue to have our Netball Clinic sessions until the end of term.


Home Inquiry-
This week coming students are encouraged to inquire/participate into the following at home . . .
Every night: Reading your reader (approx. 10 minutes each night, please record your reading in your communication books)
Sound of the week (see the weekly sound below and spelling activity ideas in your child’s communication book, these can be practised at home)
Maths – How many things can you find at home that tells the time? Can you find anything besides clocks? Practise telling the time with your family.


What is happening in the Year 2/3 cluster!
Literacy:
Students have just begun looking at poetry. This week we played some poetry games and learnt about free verse poems. It was great to see the students using lots of descriptive language.
Sound of the week: Year 2 (silent h) Year 3 (long u)
Year 2
hour ghost rhyme rhythm honest rhinoceros John rhubarb
Year 3
unit tuna duet menu human computer unicorn cucumber unique universe
Mathematics: We continue to practise our listening skills as we learn more about the parts of an analogue clock and telling the time. We have looked at o’clock, half past, quarter to, quarter past and 5 minute intervals (eg. 3:05pm, 8:25am, 6:40pm). Last week we made clocks in class to help us practise with.
Unit of Inquiry: How the World Works: ‘Living things go through a process of change’
This week we began our new unit of inquiry. We are looking into what makes something living and what makes it non-living. We did a living and non-living hunt around the school, watched Kuno plant some seeds for us and planted our own bean seeds, which we will watch over the coming weeks. This week we have also been lucky to have an incubator set up in Miss Papini’s class. We look forward to watching over the coming weeks and hopefully we will be able to see some baby chicks hatch!
Home Inquiry-
This week coming students are encouraged to inquire/participate into the following at home . . .
Every night: Reading your reader (approx. 10 minutes each night, please record your reading in your communication books)
Sound of the week (see the weekly sound below and spelling activity ideas in your child’s communication book, these can be practised at home)
Maths – How many things can you find at home that tells the time? Can you find anything besides clocks? Practise telling the time with your family.
Christian Studies: Our central idea for Term 3 is ‘People’s responsibility for God’s creation’. Students continue to look at various Psalms linked to creation. We also have been writing prayers that focus on three parts; praise, thanks and ask.
Kind regards,
Georgia Papini, Beth Waldhuter and Sue Prideaux
REMINDERS:
 Canteen update – A reminder that the canteen no longer serves recess on Friday ONLY.
 Special Person’s Afternoon (SPA) – A reminder to return SPA rsvp’s.
 Assembly – Classes sharing this week will be Specialists/choir. Assembly is held in the Worship Centre at 2:30 on Monday. All welcome.
 Chapel – Friday 7th Sept led by 4P and Friday 14th September will be led by 2/3W.
 A friendly reminder to return confirmation of enrolment forms for 2019.
 CC’s Games Night – Games2U – Friday 21st September. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased through Qkr! or paid in cash to front office. Registrations are essential. More information can be found on the school website.
 Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) 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.
School calendar – The annual school calendar can be found on the school website http://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au/calendar/ Term 3 – Monday July 23 to Friday September 28
Week 8 Monday September 10 – Foundation classes excursion to Tea Tree Gully Museum Monday September 10 – P & F meeting in the Staff Admin Building at 7:00pm – all welcome Wednesday September 12 – Year 4 Celebration of learning 6:00pm-7:00pm Friday September 14 – Special Persons Afternoon (SPA) Friday 14th September – Worship will be led by 2/3W.
Week 9 Thursday September 20 – Year 1 Celebration of learning Friday September 21 – Games 2 U, Lazer tag and Games
Week 10 Friday September 28 – Term 3 concludes with closing chapel at 2:30pm

Week 8

Dear Parents and Carers,
Just a friendly reminder that this Friday (September 14th) is Special Person’s Afternoon and also 2/3W
are leading Worship on the same day. Please remember to send your child in their sports uniform on
Mondays for the next 2 weeks as we continue to have our Netball Clinic sessions until the end of term.
Could you please send in a baby and toddler photo of your child on Monday next week. We will be
using these two photos to look at the concept of change.


Home Inquiry-
This week students are encouraged to inquire/participate into the following at home . . .
Every night: Reading your reader (approx. 10 minutes each night, please record
your reading in your communication books)
Sound of the week (see the weekly sound below and spelling activity ideas in your
child’s communication book, these can be practised at home)
Unit of Inquiry – What living things can you find at home? Pick one living thing
(perhaps a pet or plant) that you could watch over the coming weeks as we learn
about change and life cycles.


What is happening in the Year 2/3 cluster!
Literacy:
Students are continuing to look at poetry. This week the students had a go at writing acrostic poems
about living things. It has been wonderful to see the students enjoying poetry so much!
Sound of the week: Year 2 (silent c) Year 3 (‘a’ for ‘ar’)
Year 2
scene scent muscle science scissors crescent scenic scenery
Year 3
ask lava bath sultana chance koala pyjamas disaster piranha basketball
Mathematics: This week we continued to work on telling the time using analogue clocks. We have
been practising our skills through lots of hands on activities and games. We are also looking into what
month is in each season.
Unit of Inquiry: How the World Works: ‘Living things go through a process of change’
Students have watched with great curiosity this week as our bean seeds have started to sprout. Soon
we will start to look at the process of change and life cycles.
Home Inquiry-
This week students are encouraged to inquire/participate into the following at home . . .
Every night: Reading your reader (approx. 10 minutes each night, please record
your reading in your communication books)
Sound of the week (see the weekly sound below and spelling activity ideas in your
child’s communication book, these can be practised at home)
Unit of Inquiry – What living things can you find at home? Pick one living thing
(perhaps a pet or plant) that you could watch over the coming weeks as we learn
about change and life cycles.
Christian Studies: Our central idea for Term 3 is ‘People’s responsibility for God’s creation’. This week
we focused on learning that a Psalm could be a song, prayer, poem, praise or expression of worship.
Kind regards,
Georgia Papini, Beth Waldhuter and Sue Prideaux

REMINDERS:
 Canteen update – A reminder that the canteen no longer serves recess on Friday ONLY.
 Special Person’s Afternoon (SPA) – A reminder to return SPA rsvp’s.
 Uniform matters – The uniform shop will be closed on Friday 14th September due to staff professional
learning.
 Assembly – Classes sharing this week will be FB/23P/4S. Assembly is held in the Worship Centre at
2:30 on Monday. All welcome.
 Chapel – Friday 14th September will be led by 2/3W and 21st September led by Jason.
 GGOSH October Vac care – Bookings are now open and close on 23rd September at 5pm. The
October Vac Care Program and more information can be found on the school website.
 A friendly reminder to return confirmation of enrolment forms for 2019.
 Piano Concert – Friday 21st September from 1:00pm-1:20pm – Parents and Carers welcome.
 CC’s Games Night – Games2U – Friday 21st September. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased
through Qkr! or paid in cash to front office. Registrations are essential. More information can be found
on the school website.
 Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) 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.
School calendar – The annual school calendar can be found on the school website

Calendar


Term 3 – Monday July 23 to Friday September 28
Week 8
Thursday September 13 – Year 4 Art Workshop with Endeavour College
Friday September 14 – MFS visiting Foundation classes from 11:00am -12:00pm
Friday September 14 – Special Persons Afternoon (SPA)
Friday September 14 – 2/3 W leading Worship
Week 9
Monday September 17 – Sporting Schools Netball Clinics – Year 2/3 and 5/6
Thursday September 20 – Year 1 Celebration of learning from 5:00pm-6:00pm in the Worship Centre
Friday September 21 – Foundation excursion to Road and Cycle Safety Centre – FB 10:15am-
12:30pm and FS 12:00pm-2:15pm.
Friday September 21 – Games 2 U, Lazer tag and Games
Week 10
Monday September 24 – Sporting Schools Netball Clinics – Year 2/3 and 5/6
Monday September 24 – Chess Competition
Friday September 28 – Term 3 concludes with closing chapel at 2:30pm

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