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Week 2

Year 4 Newsletter

 

Term 2, Week 2

WEEK 2 REFLECTION

This week year 4 classes have been reflecting and consolidating on learning from camp. Students have been working on their ‘Who we are’ summative task to demonstrate understanding of Aboriginal Culture and Kaurna values. Classes have been developing measurement skills using protractors and improving their understanding of symmetry. Students have also had opportunities to use persuasive language when publishing their AFL Indigenous round magazine page.

Thank you to our parent volunteers; Susan Kent, Amy Dahlenburg, Belinda Lane, Jo Fracas and Menette Cupido who supported staff and students on our Year 4 Aldinga camp last week. Your time and effort with this event are greatly appreciated!

Thank you to Stephen Paech for teaching 4P while Jacquie has been on leave. He has taken a strong interest in the students, as well as supported the learning program.

Messenger app: It is our belief as a school that ipad devices are for educational purposes and to enhance learning. Messenger can be used to purposefully communicate between students at home to collaborate on tasks. We have discouraged students from using Messenger as a social chat forum where the conversation is not purposeful and can lead to speaking about others or the exclusion of others from the group. We ask that parents continue to monitor their children’s apps as part of their cyber safety action plan.

WEEK 3 CURRICULUM

Unit of Inquiry: Classes to identify key concepts and break down the central idea for our new ‘How we express ourselves’ unit. Students to formulate inquiry questions under the key concepts and engage in a tuning in task about narrative through art.

Literacy: We will begin a short novel study on ‘Pearl vs world’ by Sally Murphy to support our poetry learning and writing in verse. Students will be introduced to explanation text structure which will support them in writing an explanation on processes and techniques. Students to work on writing, reading, spelling and focus on suffixes and similes in Daily 5 literacy time.

Maths: Investigate arrays around us, engage in open ended problem solving using arrays, and represent visual multiplication solutions.

Christian Studies: Our focus for the term is ‘Christians believe the Bible is God’s word’. Students to analyse features of the Bible and investigate the purpose of the Bible and reasons the Bible is important to Christians. Provocations include: What is the Bible? Who wrote it? Why was it written? What does it tell us about Jesus? What does it tell us about God? What do you know about the Old Testament/ New Testament?

Reminders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 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.

 

 

 

 

  • 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 2 – Monday April 30 to Friday June 29

 

Week 3
Monday May 14 Foundation Classes at Golden Fields Playground from 11:30am-1:30pm
Tuesday May 15 – Friday May 18 NAPLAN
Tuesday May 15 Excursion 2/3SP to Woolworths and Golden Grove Recreation Park (11:00am-12:45pm)
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 Jun 4 Camp Quality Puppet Show on June 4th ( in Worship Centre). Parents are welcome to attend. F-2 11:00am-11:30am and year 3-6 11:45am-12:15pm
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

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

May God bless your week!

Stephen, Jacquie and James

Week 3

Year 4 Newsletter

 

Term 2, Week 3

WEEK 3 REFLECTION

Unit of Inquiry: Classes have engaged in a variety of tasks to understand the key concepts of Form and Connection for our new unit of inquiry ‘How we express ourselves’. Students have had opportunities to share different ways of communicating and expressed themselves through mime and emotion drawing.

Literacy: Students have engaged in writing, reading, spelling and focused on similes during Daily 5 literacy time.

Maths: Students investigated arrays around the school, played array games using grids and dice, and represented multiplication solutions when recording arrays.

Christian Studies: This week students brainstormed in pairs; What is the Bible? Who wrote it? Why was it written? Students came together as a class to discuss ideas and listened to opinions.

WEEK 4 CURRICULUM

Unit of Inquiry: Classes to unpack the central idea for our new ‘How we express ourselves’ unit and look at the lines of inquiry. Students to formulate inquiry questions under the key concepts and engage in an abstract art narrative task which supports understandings of techniques, processes and explanation writing.

Literacy: Classes will begin focusing on writing as a form of expression. Students will continue to work on writing, reading, spelling and focus on suffixes during Daily 5 literacy time.

Maths: Students will continue to build upon their understanding of arrays, and represent visual multiplication solutions to solve problems.

Christian Studies: Students to investigate the purpose of the Bible and reasons the Bible is important to Christians. What does the Bible tell us about Jesus? What does it tell us about God? What do you know about the Old Testament/ New Testament?

Next week’s Year 4 Newsletter will be sent to parents via See-saw.

Reminders:

 

 

  • School Uniform: Please note that there is a letter attached concerning the school uniform. Thanks.

 

 

 

 

  • Assembly – Classes sharing this week will be FB/23P/4S. Assembly is held in the Worship Centre at 2:30 on Monday.

 

 

 

 

  • 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).

 

 

 

 

  • NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS STORY TIME – This will take place in the Worship Centre on Wednesday 23rd May straight after recess. The book this year is called “Hickory Dickory Dash” by Tony Wilson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 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.

 

 

 

Term 2 – Monday April 30 to Friday June 29

 

Week 3
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
Friday May 18 P & F Disco

Week 4
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 CC’s Family Movie Night in the Worship Centre from 6:30pm

Week 5
Monday May 28 Connected Schools Enrichment Program at GGLPS
Book Fair Week Tuesday May 29 – Monday June 4
Wednesday May 30 MOT brekkie from 7:45am

Week 6
Monday Jun 4 Camp Quality Puppet Show on June 4th ( in Worship Centre). Parents are welcome to attend. F-2 11:00am-11:30am and year 3-6 11:45am-12:15pm
Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical matinee at 12:00pm year 4
Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm
Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical matinee at 12:00pm year 5 and year 6
Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm

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

May God bless your week!

Jacquie and James

Week 4

Year 4 Newsletter

Term 2, Week 4

WEEK 4 REFLECTION

Unit of Inquiry: Classes have unpacked the central idea for our new ‘How we express ourselves’ unit and formulated wonderings to investigate. Students have created an abstract art work about their family which has been posted on See-saw. We encourage you to discuss the meaning of this at home with your child.

Classes have been focusing on writing as a form of expression and developed reading, writing and word work skills during Daily 5 literacy time.

Maths: Students have built upon their understanding of arrays, and represented visual multiplication solutions with concrete materials to solve problems.

Christian Studies: Students have begun using book creator to create a Christian Studies journal to document understandings and findings about the purpose of the Bible and reasons the Bible is important to Christians.

WEEK 5 CURRICULUM

Unit of Inquiry: Next week in our ‘How express ourselves’ unit, students will explore the relationship between artwork and the audience and engage in the excursion to Adelaide art gallery to support their understandings of technique, process and relationship between artist and audience.

Literacy: Classes will engage in the text study “Pearl vs the World” by Sally Murphy to support their own poetry writing. Daily 5 reading, writing, and word work activities will continue.

Maths: Applying our knowledge of arrays to real world open ended problems.

Christian Studies: What does the Bible tell us about Jesus? What does it tell us about God? What do you understand about the Old Testament/ New Testament?

Reminders:
 Assembly – Classes sharing this week will be Instrumental students. Assembly is held in the Worship Centre at 2:30 on Monday.
 Ultimate School Disco – Thank you to the P & F for organizing and running this event.
 CC’s Family Movie Night – 25 May at 6:30pm in the Worship Centre.
 LLL Banking – Next week (29th May) will be the last week of banking prior to the books being sent away to have their interest added. Banking will recommence on Tuesday 12th June.
 BOOK FAIR – Our annual book fair is on again. 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.

Term 2 – Monday April 30 to Friday June 29
Week 4 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 CC’s Family Movie Night in the Worship Centre from 6:30pm
Week 5 Book Fair Week Tuesday May 29 – Monday June 4 Wednesday May 30 MOT brekkie from 7:45am Week 6 Monday Jun 4 Camp Quality Puppet Show on June 4th ( in Worship Centre). Parents are welcome to attend. F-2 11:00am-11:30am and year 3-6 11:45am-12:15pm Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical matinee at 12:00pm year 4 Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical matinee at 12:00pm year 5 and year 6 Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm
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
May God bless your week!
Jacquie and James

Week 5

Year 4 Newsletter

Term 2, Week 5

WEEK 5 REFLECTION

Unit of Inquiry: Unpacked the summative task and participated in an awesome excursion to the SA Art Gallery. Students received a studio workshop and guided tour of The Guided Worlds exhibition.

English: Classes read the book “Pearl vs the World” by Sally Murphy to support their own poetry writing. Daily 5 reading, writing, and word work activities.

Maths: Applied knowledge of arrays to real world problems and used them to identify number patterns.
Christian Studies: Human definitions of love. What does love look like, feel like sound like?

WEEK 6 CURRICULUM

Unit of Inquiry: Students will be working on their summative task. This is on see saw and is due Wednesday of week 7.

English: Converting prose to poetry. Writing a recount reflection on the excursion. Begin working on the explanation for their summative.

Maths: Using arrays to work out area and perimeter.

Christian Studies: What is God’s picture of love? Begin preparations to interview people about the purpose of the Bible.

Other notes:
Please be informed that there has been a case of head lice within the year 4 cluster.
North Adelaide Rockets basketball club are running clinics on Friday for the next 3 weeks.
Japanese Performance to link in with our ‘How we express ourselves unit’ on Friday, 1st of June.

Reminders:
 Assembly – Classes sharing this week will be Instrumental students. Assembly is held in the Worship Centre at 2:30pm on Monday.
 LLL Banking – This is the last week of banking prior to the books being sent away to have their interest added. Banking will recommence on Tuesday 12th June.
 BOOK FAIR – Our annual book fair is on again and is open for sales through to Monday 4th June.
 Camp Quality Puppet Performance (see attached information to parents) – Monday 4th June – F-2 at 11am (Approx. 30 mins) and 11:45am 3-7 (Approx. 60 mins). Puppeteers: Ezra & Abbie. Parents are welcome to attend.
 July Vac Care Bookings for GGOSH are now open – The program can be found on the school website. All GGOSH bookings can be made online: carebookings.com.au You will need to register an account when booking for the first time. The booking code is Z7XKM. Bookings close Friday 22nd June at 12noon. Information about GGOSH can be found on the school website.
 CC’s Bowling Night – June 15 – Only 24 spots are available. Please either pay via the Qkr! App or bring correct money to the front office in an envelope with students name/s. More information can be found on the school website.
 SAVE THE DATE 11th August – P & F Beer and Wine Tasting Experience. More information will follow in the coming weeks.
 Introducing 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.

Term 2 – Monday April 30 to Friday June 29
Week 5 Book Fair Week Tuesday May 29 – Monday June 4 Wednesday May 30 MOT brekkie from 7:45am Week 6 Monday Jun 4 Camp Quality Puppet Show on June 4th ( in Worship Centre). Parents are welcome to attend. F-2 11:00am-11:30am and year 3-6 11:45am-12:15pm Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical matinee at 11.30am year 4 Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical matinee at 11.30am year 5/6 Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm
Week 7 Monday Jun 11 Public Holiday Queen’s Birthday Tuesday Jun 12 Term 3 students first visit and orientation for parents
Wednesday June 13 ICAS Spelling and 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
May God bless your week!
Jacquie and James

Week 6

Year 4 Newsletter

Term 2, Week 6

WEEK 6 REFLECTION

Unit of Inquiry: Students have planned and created their artistic expressions.

English: Students have been working on drafting a poem about themselves as a follow up to reading the text ‘Pearl vs the World’. Classes have participated in Daily 5 reading, writing, and word work activities.

Maths: Students have applied knowledge of arrays, area and multiplication to work on real world problems to support understandings of number patterns.

Christian Studies: Students have explored scripture about God’s love to make connections with our own ideas about love and identified similarities and differences across Biblical translations.

WEEK 7 CURRICULUM

Unit of Inquiry: Students will be completing and presenting their ‘How we express ourselves’ summative assessment task. This is due on Wednesday.

English: Converting prose to poetry and working on the explanation text for their summative.

Maths: Using arrays to work out area and perimeter.

Christian Studies: Formulating questions and contacting adults around the school to interview about the features and purpose of the Bible.

Other notes:
North Adelaide Rockets basketball club are running clinics on Friday for the next 2 weeks.

Reminders:
 Survey – Every two years the school gathers data about different aspects of school life. All year 5 and 6 students, all families and staff are invited to participate in this survey titled ‘Quality Schools’. The survey, which is run in all Lutheran schools across Australia is facilitated by a third party. The data, gathered from the different stakeholders in the school, is analysed by the staff and School Council with strengths being celebrated and areas for growth becoming part of the school’s improvement plan. We also have the capacity to compare the 2018 data with that gathered in 2016; it is a rich way to gather data on the school. All families should have received an email from Dr Jean Thompson from RADII inviting you to anonymously participate in this year’s survey. If you have any problems with this (or did not receive it) please contact Tanya in the office. The students will complete their survey at school. The survey for parents closes on 24th June and there is only one survey per household. You are thanked in anticipation for your involvement in this. An executive summary will be provided to the school community next term.
 No assembly this week due to Public Holiday – Queen’s birthday.
 LLL Banking – Banking will recommence on Tuesday 12th June.
 July Vac Care Bookings for GGOSH are now open – The program can be found on the school website. All GGOSH bookings can be made online: carebookings.com.au You will need to register an account when booking for the first time. The booking code is Z7XKM. Bookings close Friday 22nd June at 12noon. Information about GGOSH can be found on the school website.
 CC’s Bowling Night – June 15 – Only 24 spots are available. Please either pay via the Qkr! App or bring correct money to the front office in an envelope with students name/s. More information can be found on the school website.
 UNIFORM MATTERS – Please note that the uniform shop WILL NOT be open during the upcoming July holidays. Please ensure you have all your Term 3 uniform requirements before the end of this term. The uniform shop is open during school terms as follows: Monday 8.30am – 9.30am, Tuesday – Friday 8.45am – 9.30am, Friday 2.45pm – 3.15pm.
 SAVE THE DATE 11th August – P & F Beer and Wine Tasting Experience. More information will follow in the coming weeks.
 Introducing 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.

Term 2 – Monday April 30 to Friday June 29
Week 6 Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical matinee at 11:30am year 4 Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical matinee at 11:30am year 5 and year 6 Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm
Week 7 Monday Jun 11 Public Holiday Queen’s Birthday Tuesday Jun 12 Term 3 students first visit and orientation for parents Wednesday Jun 13 ICAS spelling
Thursday June 14 ICAS writing Friday Jun 15 Children of Christ Bowling Night at Bowland 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 Evening at 5:00pm
Week 9 Tuesday Jun 26 Term 3 students third visit Friday Jun 29 Red Nose Day
May God bless your week!
Jacquie and James

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