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Term 3 - Week 1

Year 4 Newsletter

 

Term 3, Week 1

 

In week 9 students have been constructing narratives using book creator and developed their note taking skills. We have set personal goals and constructed Essential Agreements for our classrooms. We explored characteristics which make up Australian identity. This leads into our next term inquiry into migration. Students have collaborated in teams to work on problem solving questions with division and multiplication, and used coding programs. We have begun preparation for Student led conferences through using sharing prompts and discussed scenarios which relate to service and discipleship.

 

Student Led Conferences are held in week 2, Term 3. Please use the link below in reminders to book a time to attend this with your child. We encourage you to reflect on Term 2 learning in portfolios with your child and discuss glows and grows for next term.

 

 

TERM 3, WEEK 1 CURRICULUM:

 

Literacy: Effective spelling strategies, constructing historical narrative

 

Maths: Converting between units of time, solve problems using time durations, mental computation

 

Transdisciplinary theme: Where we are in place and time: An inquiry into migration.

 

Christian Studies Focus: The Christian Community is shaped by and shapes cultural and historical contexts.

 

 

Reminders:

 

 

  • · Worship– In Week 9 (30th of June) Pastor Greg will lead closing Chapel at 2:30pm.

 

 

 

 

  • · Uniform shop opening hours– the uniform shop will be open on Friday 21st July (school holidays)from 9:00am-12:00pm. It will be closed on Friday 30th June in the afternoon.

 

 

 

 

  • · Rec-2 school netball– we still need some netballers for school team. Please see Adele McCusker or hand in the form to Elaine by this Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • · Mainly music– is held each Friday from 9:30-11:00am at Golden Grove Lutheran Church. It is a fun and interactive session for preschool children and their parents/caregivers. There is a 30 minute music session followed by a snack and playgroup time. Any questions please contact Natasha Jaeschke 82826050.

 

 

 

 

  • · Premier’s Be Active Challenge– The challenge is open to all students and concludes in September. They must fill in the 4 week ‘Physical Activity Log’ (available from Mrs Arnold), recording at least, for 4 weeks, at least60 minutes a day on 5 days each week. It can’t berecorded simply as a total of 300 min a week. The idea is that children get into the habit of doing 60 min of activity every day. This can include PE lessons at school and running around at recess and lunch.

 

 

 

 

  • · Student-led conferences– these will take place in Term 3 week 2 (Tuesday 1st of August and Wednesday the 2nd of August). Please refer to the school newsletter for further information. Bookings can be made via http://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au/2017/06/21/student-led-conferences/ Please copy code w5uz8 (you will need this to make your online booking)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wk

 

 

Term 2 Calendar

 

 

Tues 27/6

 

 

School Photos

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

Wed 28/6

 

 

Portfolios home

 

 

 

 

Fri 30/6

 

 

Term 2 concludes closing chapel 2:30pm

 

 

 

 

Sunday 2nd July

 

 

Church and School 30th anniversary celebration

 

 

 

 

 

Have a blessed and safe school holidays!

 

Jacquie and James

Term 3 - Week 2

Term 3 - Week 3

Term 3 - Week 4

Year 4 Newsletter

 

Term 3, Week 4

 

LOOKING BACK: REFLECTIONS ON WEEK 3

 

 

  • · In Week 3 students have continued working on their Where we are in place and time unit. They have been engaged in follow-up activities from the excursion last week and continuing to ask questions and make connections about their learning. They constructed a timeline of Campbelltown’s migration history, read some true stories from Campbelltown, wondered about what it would have been like, the risks and challenges as well as opportunities that migrants faced.

 

  • · Related to this, in Mathematics, they retraced their excursion steps and found all the places they visited on a map. This was accompanied by a lot of discussion about maps, and their use. Also in maths students have been placing common fractions along a timeline, and recognizing equivalent fractions.

 

  • · In English, planning has begun for students to write a Historical narrative, which requires some research to make their story historically feasible. We have defined historical narrative in the following way. “A Historical Narrative is a story of a historical event. The people and places are true, but it is written as a story.”

 

  • · In Christian Studies, students further exploredwhat makes up the church.

 

 

 

LOOKING FORWARD: WEEK 4 CURRICULUM

 

 

  • · Where we are in place and time: students will continue their inquiry into early migration into SA. On Thursday 24th August, we will be doing a second case study in Hahndorf (another excursion) in which we hope to make comparisons between migration in Campbelltown and Hahndorf. Forms for this excursion will be coming home shortly.

 

  • · English: Work will begin on the Historical Narrative

 

  • · Mathematics: A focus on reading and understanding maps – legends, direction and scale.

 

  • · PE: Beginning next Monday (14th Aug) and for the following 3 weeks after that ( 21/8, 28/8, 4/9) students are involved in Touch football clinics. They will need to wear PE uniforms on those Mondays. On these weeks, formal uniform will therefore be worn on Fridays.

 

  • · Christian Studies: Exploring the function of the church: Worship, Fellowship, Discipleship, Spiritual growth and Service

 

 

 

 

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:

 

 

  • · Mrs. Paech’s class is leading chapel in week 5 on the 25th August. That same day Holy Communion will be celebrated and Kayla Traeger and Bria Frederick in 4P will be receiving their first communion.

 

  • · Mr. Salisbury’s wife Felicity is due to have a baby. When this happens, he will be on leave and Amber Kothe will be in taking 4S.

 

 

 

WHOLE SCHOOL NOTICES:

 

 

  • · Worship – On Friday 11th August year 5/6M will be leading Chapel. Friday 18th August will be led by year 2P.

 

 

 

 

  • · Portfolios – Please return to your child’s class teacher so new work samples can be added to them.

 

 

 

 

  • · Woolworths Earn and Learn – this wonderful rewards program has begun. There is a box in the front office to drop off completed stickers and completed charts. Alternatively, you can drop the stickers and charts at The Village Woolworths.

 

 

 

 

  • Family Life Evening – Wednesday 30th August. An opportunity for primary-aged children and their families to learn about the human body and the amazing things it can do. Traditionally known as the ‘Birds & the Bees’, these sessions have been designed to be fun, informative and easy to understand. Run by KidzBiz, they are highly interactive and provide students and their parents/caregivers with an introduction to basic personal growth and social development education. Register via our website www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au or http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/jxev914tU8GFfik4Th52Pzc6

 

 

  • 6:30pm – Where did we come from? (Reception to Year 4)

 

  • 7:30pm – What’s happening to us? (Year 5 to Year 6)

 

 

 

  • 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wk

 

 

Term Calendar

 

 

4

 

 

Book week 18th- 25th Aug. Escape to Everywhere

 

 

 

 

Tues 15/8

 

 

 

ICAS Maths

 

 

Fri 18/8

 

 

CCs Disco

 

 

5

 

 

Mon 21/8-Fri 25/8

 

 

Book Week

 

 

Wed 23/8

 

 

Middle of Term (M.O.T)

 

 

Friday 25/8

 

 

4PC Leading chapel. First Communion, (Kayla and Bria). Holy Communion.

 

 

6

 

 

Wed 30/8

 

Fri 1/9

 

 

Family Life Evening

 

Father’s Day Stall

 

 

7

 

 

8

 

 

Mon 11/9

 

 

Growing with Gratitude

 

 

Fri 15/9

 

 

Special Person’s Afternoon

 

CCs Games to You

 

 

9

 

 

10

 

 

Wed 27/9

 

 

Portfolios Home

 

 

May God bless your week!

 

Jacquie and James

Term 3 - Week 5

 

Year 4 Newsletter

 

Term 3, Week 5

 

 

I would like to extend a very big thank you to Mrs. Amber Kothe who has been in 4S during James’ absence the last couple of weeks. She has taken a keen interest in the students, as well as continued and supported the learning program in year 4 very competently. Thanks Amber.

 

 

LOOKING BACK: REFLECTIONS ON WEEK 5

 

 

  • Book week – we had a “read around” on Tuesday morning, and there is a dress up day on Friday, all celebrating books and reading. This year’s theme is “Escape to Everywhere”.

 

  • During week 5, most of the class work has continued to centre around the writing of historical narrative, and working on a maths assessment where students have been required to host a visitor to Australia who is thinking about coming to live in Adelaide. They have designed an itinerary for where they would like to take their guests in one day, in order to encourage them to live here. They have been using compass directions and reading and interpreting map keys and scale.

 

  • We have spent some time preparing for our excursion to Hahndorf on Thursday, where we hope to become better equipped to draw comparisons between migration in Campbelltown and migration in Hahndorf.

 

  • In Christian Studies, we have been discovering the functions of church – What the church looks like, feels like etc.

 

 

 

LOOKING FORWARD: WEEK 6 CURRICULUM

 

 

  • Where we are in place and time: students will continue their inquiry into early migration into SA. We will look for similarities and differences between the migration patterns that occurred in both Campbelltown and Hahndorf.

 

  • English: Work will continue in writing Historical Narrative in book creator. Students have a rubric they can use to show what will be assessed in their writing.

 

  • Mathematics: We will work some more on number lines and locate fractions along number lines. We will discover some of the relationships between fractions and decimals.

 

  • PE: For the next 2 Mondays (28/8, 4/9) students are involved in Touch football clinics. They will need to wear PE uniforms on those Mondays. On these weeks, formal uniform will therefore be worn on Fridays. Due to wet weather on Monday 21/8, the sessions were postponed to another (dry) day. We will let you know when that will be.

 

  • Christian Studies: Continuing with engaging with our central Idea: “The Christian community is shaped by its cultural and historical contexts.”

 

 

 

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:

 

 

  • Mrs. Paech’s class is leading chapel in week 5 on the 25th August. That same day Holy Communion will be celebrated and Kayla Traeger and Bria Frederick in 4P will be receiving their first communion. Note this is also the book week dress up day. The 4P students and Mrs. Paech agree that students will keep dress ups to a minimum so that we can still effectively communicate our message in chapel (any head gear will have to be left in the classroom during chapel). We hope you can come along and enjoy worshipping with us.

 

  • Mr. Salisbury will return to school at the start of next week.

 

 

 

WHOLE SCHOOL NOTICES:

 

 

  • Worship – Friday 25th August will be led by year 4P and Friday 1st Sept led by Jase/Greg/Paul

 

 

 

 

  • Portfolios – Please return to your child’s class teacher so new work samples can be added to them

 

 

 

 

  • Woolworths Earn and Learn – this wonderful rewards program has begun. There is a box in the front office to drop off completed stickers and completed charts. Alternatively, you can drop the stickers and charts at Woolworths, The Village Shopping Centre

 

 

 

 

  • Family Life Evening – Wednesday 30th August. An opportunity for primary-aged children and their families to learn about the human body and the amazing things it can do. Traditionally known as the ‘Birds & the Bees’, these sessions have been designed to be fun, informative and easy to understand. Run by KidzBiz, they are highly interactive and provide students and their parents/caregivers with an introduction to basic personal growth and social development education. Register via our website www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au or http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/jxev914tU8GFfik4Th52Pzc6

 

 

 

      • 6:30pm – Where did we come from? (Reception to Year 4)

 

      • 7:30pm – What’s happening to us? (Year 5 to Year 6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 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.

 

 

 

 

  • Please be aware there has been reported cases of school sores and Influenza B

 

 

 

 

  • The Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes in a month – Recording sheets need to be to Mrs Fox or Mrs Canavese in the library by Friday 8th September

 

 

 

 

  • The Premier’s Be Active Challenge recording sheets need to be to Mrs Arnold by Monday 25th September

 

 

 

 

  • Touch football clinics – From Monday week 4-7. Students will need to wear sports uniform

 

 

    • 9:15am-10:00am 5/6N

 

    • 10:00am-10:45am 5/6D

 

    • 11:05am-11:50am 5/6M

 

    • 11:50am-12:35pm 4S

 

    • 1:35pm-2:20pm 4P

 

 

 

 

 

  • Choir and whole school photos are available through the front office for $20 and $25 respectively. Order and payment to front office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thurs 31/8

 

 

Mara Dreaming –Indigenous Arts pole painting year 4 students (different times throughout the day)

 

Fri 1/9

 

 

Father’s Day Stall

7

 

 

Mon 4/9

 

 

Touch football year 4-6

 

9:15am-10:00am 5/6N

 

10:00am-10:45am 5/6D

 

11:05am-11:50am 5/6M

 

11:50am-12:35pm 4S

 

1:35pm-2:20pm 4P

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wk

 

 

Term Calendar

 

 

6

 

 

 

Mon 28/8

 

 

Touch football year 4-6

 

9:15am-10:00am 5/6N

 

10:00am-10:45am 5/6D

 

11:05am-11:50am 5/6M

 

11:50am-12:35pm 4S

 

1:35pm-2:20pm 4P

 

 

Wed 30/8

 

 

Mara Dreaming –Indigenous Arts pole painting year 4 students (different times throughout the day)

 

 

 

Family Life Evening

 

 

Wed 6/9

 

 

Japan Trip Information Evening

 

 

 

Thurs 7/9

 

 

1:30 Endeavour Collage Art workshop year 4

 

 

8

 

 

Mon 11/9

 

 

Growing with Gratitude R-6 10:30-2 WC (different groups at different times)

 

 

Tues 12/9

 

 

MILO in2CRICKET clinic R-5 (different groups at different times)

 

Session 1: 12noon- 12:45pm (year 2 and year 3 classes)

 

Session 2: 1:35pm- 2:20pm (year 4 and year 5 classes)

 

Session 3: 2:20pm- 3:05pm (reception and year 1 classes)

 

 

Fri 15/9

 

 

Special Person’s Afternoon

 

 

CC’s Games to You

 

 

10

 

 

Wed 27/9

 

 

Portfolios Home

 

 

 

May God bless your week!

 

Jacquie and James

 

 

 

Term 3 - Week 6

Year 4 Newsletter

 

Term 3, Week 6

 

 

LOOKING BACK: REFLECTIONS ON WEEK 6

 

 

  • · Where we are in place and time: Students have continued their inquiry into early migration and reflected on last week’s Hahndorf excursion. We have explored similarities and differences between the migration patterns that occurred in both Campbelltown and Hahndorf. We have considered migrant perspectives and challenges.

 

  • · English: Work has continued in writing Historical Narratives in book creator. Students have planned these and have a rubric to support what is to be assessed in their writing.

 

  • · Mathematics: Students have worked on a mapping task to show their understanding of route planning, compass direction, and scale. We have produced time lines to compare change as a result of migration over time using historical documents from Hahndorf.

 

  • · PE: On Monday 4/9 students will continue Touch football clinics. They will need to wear PE uniforms. Formal uniform will therefore be worn on Fridays. The make-up session, due to poor weather for touch football will be held on Monday of week 9. This is Monday 18th September.

 

  • · Christian Studies: Students have been working in groups to decide and record definitions about the 5 functions of the Christian Church: Worship/Discipleship/Fellowship/ Service/Spiritual Growth

 

 

 

LOOKING FORWARD: WEEK 7 CURRICULUM

 

 

  • · Sharing the Planet: Unpacking the concepts of connection/responsibility/equality/ inequality and human rights (What does it mean to have equal access?)

 

  • · English: Begin looking at texts that identify views and respond to issue, expressing opinions based on information in texts. This leads into written arguments.

 

  • · Mathematics: We will work some more on number lines, in particular in creating accurate timelines relating to our case study at Hahndorf. This will lead to investigating the relationships between simple fractions and decimals, how they work with timelines, and where we use fractions in real life.

 

  • · Christian Studies: Formulating questions about the functions of the Church and sorting them into concepts of change and function. Students will also be designing a questionnaire to use with family members on Special Person’s Afternoon.

 

 

 

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE: You may have noticed the Aboriginal Art work which Year 4 students have painted with Mara Dreaming artists this week. Student ideas contributing to the design include: Showing respect to Aboriginal people and animals, passing on stories about ancestors, daily life, representing different cultures in our school and importance of belonging for ALL, sharing land and taking care of it, Tribes and different intercultural relationships.

 

 

 

WHOLE SCHOOL NOTICES:

 

  • Worship – Friday 1st Sept led by 1L and Friday 8th Sep led by Reception HB.

 

 

  • Portfolios – Please return to your child’s class teacher so new work samples can be added to them.

 

 

  • Woolworths Earn and Learn – this wonderful rewards program has begun. There is a box in the front office to drop off completed stickers and completed charts. Alternatively, you can drop the stickers and charts at Woolworths, The Village Shopping Centre.

 

 

  • Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) playgroup – Playgroup is run each Friday of the school term by Child Safe 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.

 

 

  • The Premier’s Reading Challenge– Recording sheets need to be to Mrs Fox or Mrs Canavese in the library by Friday 8th September.

 

 

  • The Premier’s Be Active Challenge recording sheets need to be to Mrs Arnold by Monday 25th September.

 

 

  • Special Person’s Afternoon – Please return all forms.

 

 

  • Touch football clinics – From Monday week 4-7. Students will need to wear sports uniform

 

o 9:15am-10:00am 5/6N

 

o 10:00am-10:45am 5/6D

 

o 11:05am-11:50am 5/6M

 

o 11:50am-12:35pm 4S

 

o 1:35pm-2:20pm 4P

 

 

7

 

 

Mon 4/9

 

 

Touch football year 4-6

 

9:15am-10:00am 5/6N

 

10:00am-10:45am 5/6D

 

11:05am-11:50am 5/6M

 

11:50am-12:35pm 4S

 

1:35pm-2:20pm 4P

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wk

 

 

Term Calendar

 

 

6

 

 

Thurs 31/8

 

 

Mara Dreaming –Indigenous Arts pole painting with year 4 students (different times throughout the day)

 

 

 

Fri 1/9

 

 

Father’s Day Stall

 

 

Wed 6/9

 

 

Japan Trip Information Evening

 

 

 

Thurs 7/9

 

 

1:30 Endeavour Collage Art workshop year 4

 

 

8

 

 

Mon 11/9

 

 

P & F Meeting at 7:00pm – All welcome

 

 

Mon 11/9

 

 

Growing with Gratitude R-6 10:30-2 WC (different groups at different times)

 

 

Tues 12/9

 

 

MILO in2CRICKET clinic R-5 (different groups at different times)

 

Session 1: 12noon- 12:45pm (year 2 and year 3 classes)

 

Session 2: 1:35pm- 2:20pm (year 4 and year 5 classes)

 

Session 3: 2:20pm- 3:05pm (reception and year 1 classes)

 

 

Fri 15/9

 

 

Special Person’s Afternoon

 

 

CC’s Games to You

 

 

10

 

 

Wed 27/9

 

 

Endeavour College Care Group Connection Night

 

 

Wed 27/9

 

 

Portfolios Home

 

 

Fri 30/9

 

 

Closing Chapel at 2:30pm

 

May God bless your week!

 

Jacquie and James

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