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Week 2

Foundation Cluster Newsletter

Term 2 Week 2

 

Prayer

Dear God,

Thank you for the extra time we had to spend with family over the last few weeks. We thank you that you hear our prayers and we can be together at school again.

Amen

 

Welcome to Term 2!

How wonderful it has been this week to see most of you all back at school this week!  The children have enjoyed seeing and spending time with each other, and reconnecting with friendships they made earlier in the year. Thank you for all the amazing efforts put in at home to support your child’s learning, we loved getting to see all the amazing responses in your posts on Seesaw. We look forward to the day when we are all back and continue to pray for everyone’s health and safety as we navigate this time.


Home Inquiry

Jolly Sounds

We have 2 new sounds to practise –oo OO and y. Please practise the sound and encourage your child to do the action. The Jolly phonics program underpins all our learning in literacy and therefore practising the sounds will develop your child’s ‘beginning reading skills’.

If they wish to extend themselves see if they can find some words that start or have these sounds in them. Continue to practise all the already learnt sounds.

 

Tricky Words

Keep practising your tricky word ring. Use the idea sheet handed out to help engage your children in a fun way.

 

Jolly words

Sound out the words and blend them together using the actions. Extension idea: draw a picture to match the word or try writing the word in a sentence.

 

Take home books

Use the sheets sent home to remind the children and remind yourself of the strategies when they are reading. Try and allow the children to use picture power then allow them time to sound out the words and blend the words themselves before you help. Many of the books coming home now will have tricky words that can’t be sounded out, as they learn new tricky words this will further their reading strategy of snap word power.


The learning week ahead:

Jolly Phonics: sounds oo OO and y

Maths: inquiring into measuring time: days of the week, yesterday, today, tomorrow, daily and weekly schedules

Christian Studies: features of the bible

Unit of Inquiry: families and cultures – news talk on interview with parent or grandparent

Literacy focus: Margaret Wild books

Readers Workshop: book shopping and just right books

Bookmaking: character development

 

Allergies: We have a few students with nut, Kiwi fruit and egg allergies. As we eat as a whole cluster please ensure that your child does not have any of these foods in their lunchboxes or fruit snacks. Thank you.

 

Rest days: As we resettle into a school routine, you might notice your child coming home tired or with big emotions. We are encouraging rest days or half days to recoup and rebuild their emotional wellbeing as we transition back to full time learning.

 

Nature play: we encourage students to bring gum boots for nature play during the rainier months. These can be sent to school in a labelled plastic bag for your child to change in and out of at recess and lunch.

 

Toys: We are still having students bringing toys, book pads, pencils etc to school. Please ensure that your child does not bring these to school. They can become a distraction during class and could also get lost during recess and lunch. There are a variety of sports equipment, a nature play area and playgrounds that the children can use during breaks. We also highly encourage social interactions to build up these friendships.

 

JP Concert: we are reviewing how concert will look this year however it will unlikely be held on the original date (Term 3 Week 5). More information to come soon.

 

No Assembly this week

 

No combined worship this week

 

Mother’s Day Stall – is still going ahead. A variety of gifts can be purchased for $5 per gift. Please register and pay for the amount of gifts you require via the Qkr! app or place money in an envelope including your child/children’s name, class and number of gifts and hand in to the front office by COB 1st May 2020. More information regarding the Mother’s Day Stall can be found on our website.

 

P & F meeting scheduled for next Monday (6th May) has been cancelled

 

Keep smiling,

Celeste and Alyssum


 

 Term 2 calendar 2020

Term 2, Monday April 27 – Friday June 26 (9 weeks)

 

At this stage, we are only displaying two weeks in advance in the iNewsletter and cluster newsletters due to current circumstances.

 

Week 1

Week 2
Thursday 7th May and Friday 8th May – School dental visits (parents will be contacted by the dental service regarding this visit)
Friday 8th May – Class Carers Mother’s Day Stall 9:30am-10:30am

Week 3
Wednesday 13th May – Principal Tour 9:30am-10:30am

Week 3

Foundation Cluster Newsletter Term 2 Week 3

Prayer Dear God, Thank you for our amazing mothers and the way they love us. May they be blessed this week and every week. Amen


Home Inquiry Jolly Sounds We have 2 new sounds to practise – x, ch and sh. Please practise the sound and encourage your child to do the action. The Jolly phonics program underpins all our learning in literacy and therefore practising the sounds will develop your child’s ‘beginning reading skills’. If they wish to extend themselves see if they can find some words that start or have these sounds in them. Continue to practise all the already learnt sounds.

Tricky Words Keep practising your tricky word ring. Use the idea sheet handed out to help engage your children in a fun way.

Jolly words Sound out the words and blend them together using the actions. Extension idea: draw a picture to match the word or try writing the word in a sentence.

Take home books Use the sheets sent home to remind the children and remind yourself of the strategies when they are reading. Try and allow the children to use picture power then allow them time to sound out the words and blend the words themselves before you help. Many of the books coming home now will have tricky words that can’t be sounded out, as they learn new tricky words this will further their reading strategy of snap word power.


The learning week ahead: Jolly Phonics: sounds x, ch and sh Maths: inquiring into measuring time – yesterday, today and tomorrow, months in a year, how long is a minute? Christian Studies: Inquiring into stories in the bible – David and Goliath Unit of Inquiry: families and cultures – celebrations and events Literacy focus: Margaret Wild books Readers Workshop: just right books and recording known and unknown words Bookmaking: characters experience emotions

Allergies: We have a few students with nut, Kiwi fruit and egg allergies. As we eat as a whole cluster please ensure that your child does not have any of these foods in their lunchboxes or fruit snacks. Thank you.

News talks: Please complete the interview with your child by the 11th of May for them to share in class. You can find the interview questions in the red folder in your child’s take home bag.

Rest days: As we resettle into a school routine, you might notice your child coming home tired or with big emotions. We are encouraging rest days or half days to recoup and rebuild their emotional wellbeing as we transition back to full time learning.

Nature play: We encourage students to bring gum boots for nature play during the rainier months. These can be sent to school in a labelled plastic bag for your child to change in and out of at recess and lunch.

Toys: We are still having students bringing toys, book pads, pencils etc to school. Please ensure that your child does not bring these to school. They can become a distraction during class and could also get lost during recess and lunch. There are a variety of sports equipment, a nature play area and playgrounds that the children can use during breaks. We also highly encourage social interactions to build up these friendships.

JP Concert: We are reviewing how concert will look this year however it will unlikely be held on the original date (Term 3 Week 5). More information to come soon.

No Assembly this week

No combined worship this week

Scholastic book orders – The virtual catalogue is open for orders until the 18th May. Please place your order/s on LOOP as per normal. The books will be sent to the school and distributed as usual.

Keep smiling,
Celeste and Alyssum

Celeste Hueppauff: Hueppauff.Celeste@goldengrove.sa.edu.au Alyssum Williams Williams.Alyssum@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Term 2 calendar 2020
Term 2, Monday April 27 – Friday June 26 (9 weeks)

At this stage, we are only displaying two weeks in advance in the iNewsletter and cluster newsletters due to current circumstances.

Week 3 Wednesday 13th May – Principal Tour 9:30am-10:30am

Week 4

Foundation Cluster Newsletter Term 2 Week 4

Prayer Dear God, Thank you for the sunshine to start our week. We are so grateful for all the things you give us. We are truly blessed. Amen


Home Inquiry Jolly Sounds We have 2 new sounds to practise – th, qu, ou Please practise the sound and encourage your child to do the action. The Jolly phonics program underpins all our learning in literacy and therefore practising the sounds will develop your child’s ‘beginning reading skills’. If they wish to extend themselves see if they can find some words that start or have these sounds in them. Continue to practise all the already learnt sounds.

Tricky Words Keep practising your tricky word ring. Use the idea sheet handed out to help engage your children in a fun way.

Jolly words Sound out the words and blend them together using the actions. Extension idea: draw a picture to match the word or try writing the word in a sentence.

Take home books Use the sheets sent home to remind the children and remind yourself of the strategies when they are reading. Try and allow the children to use picture power then allow them time to sound out the words and blend the words themselves before you help. Many of the books coming home now will have tricky words that can’t be sounded out, as they learn new tricky words this will further their reading strategy of snap word power.


The learning week ahead: Jolly Phonics: sounds th, qu, ou Maths: Inquiring into length Christian Studies: Inquiring into stories in the bible – Joseph and his technicolour dream coat Where We Are In Place And Time: Central Idea: People connect to the past through stories and artefacts Line of Inquiry 2: Artefacts and how they are connected to the past. Looking at dinosaurs.

Literacy focus: Margaret Wild books Readers Workshop: just right books- too hard, too easy, just right Bookmaking: Character building

Allergies: We have a few students with nut, Kiwi fruit and egg allergies. As we eat as a whole cluster please ensure that your child does not have any of these foods in their lunchboxes or fruit snacks. Thank you.

Rest days: As we resettle into a school routine, you might notice your child coming home tired or with big emotions. We are encouraging rest days or half days to recoup and rebuild their emotional wellbeing as we transition back to full time learning.

Nature play: We encourage students to bring gum boots for nature play during the rainier months. These can be sent to school in a labelled plastic bag for your child to change in and out of at recess and lunch.

Spare clothes: With the rainier months coming in students sometimes when students play at recess and lunch they find puddles and end up with wet clothes, in particular their pants and socks. If you could please place a spare pair of navy/black pants and white socks just in case they need to change.

Toys: We are still having students bringing toys, book pads, pencils etc to school. Please ensure that your child does not bring these to school. They can become a distraction during class and could also get lost during recess and lunch. There are a variety of sports equipment, a nature play area and playgrounds that the children can use during breaks. We also highly encourage social interactions to build up these friendships.

Boxes: The children have been busy inquiring and making and we are in desperate need of boxes. If possible could they be no bigger than a shoebox or large cereal box otherwise it just gets a bit tricky to make with. Thank you

No Assembly this week

No combined worship this week

Scholastic book orders – The virtual catalogue is open for orders until the 18th May. Please place your order/s on LOOP as per normal. The books will be sent to the school and distributed as usual.

Uniform shop – Due to the strong demand at the uniform shop at the moment you may like to email Verity arthur.verity@goldengrove.sa.edu.au or ring an order through. This order will be turned around in 24 hours.

Kiss’n’drop – Important information pertaining to kiss’n’drop protocols was placed in the iNewsletter. Please ensure you read and adhere to this.

Staff news – Ms McCusker is currently on leave for this term. She has been replaced for the term by Mr Craig Lieschke. Craig has been involved with Lutheran schools for many years and we are pleased to welcome him to the school.

MOT (Middle Of Term) lunch 26th May for students – there will be a sausage sizzle provided at lunch time for students only

Term 2 finish – Please note that Term 2 will finish on Friday 26th June (this is one week earlier than Department schools). In the week following the end of term 2, staff meet for the whole week for professional development activities; this is in lieu of randomly placed pupil free days throughout the year. Vac Care will run for three weeks.

Keep smiling,
Celeste and Alyssum

Celeste Hueppauff: Hueppauff.Celeste@goldengrove.sa.edu.au Alyssum Williams Williams.Alyssum@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Term 2 calendar 2020
Term 2, Monday April 27 – Friday June 26 (9 weeks)

At this stage, we are only displaying two weeks in advance in the iNewsletter and cluster newsletters due to current circumstances. Week 4 Friday 22nd May – School Disco (Foundation – Year 4) from 5pm – 9pm – cancelled
Week 5 Tuesday 26th May – MOT lunch (students only) – sausage sizzle Wednesday 27th May – National Simultaneous Story Time

 

Week 5

Foundation Cluster Newsletter Term 2 Week 5

Prayer Dear God, Thank you for the beautiful rain but also the time to go outside and be in the fresh air. Help us have open hearts and open minds as we go about the rest of the week. Amen


Home Inquiry

Jolly Sounds – We have 2 new sounds to practise – oi, ue, er Please practise the sound and encourage your child to do the action. The Jolly phonics program underpins all our learning in literacy and therefore practising the sounds will develop your child’s ‘beginning reading skills’. If they wish to extend themselves see if they can find some words that start or have these sounds in them. Continue to practise all the already learnt sounds.

Tricky Words – Keep practising your tricky word ring. Use the idea sheet handed out to help engage your children in a fun way.

Jolly words – Sound out the words and blend them together using the actions. Extension idea: draw a picture to match the word or try writing the word in a sentence.

Take home books – Use the sheets sent home to remind the children and remind yourself of the strategies when they are reading. Try and allow the children to use picture power then allow them time to sound out the words and blend the words themselves before you help. Many of the books coming home now will have tricky words that can’t be sounded out, as they learn new tricky words this will further their reading strategy of snap word power.


The learning week ahead: Jolly Phonics: sounds oi, ue, er Maths: Inquiring into height Christian Studies: Inquiring into stories in the bible – Ruth and Naomi Where We Are In Place And Time: Central Idea: People connect to the past through stories and artefacts Line of Inquiry 2: Artefacts and how they are connected to the past. Lookin at Museums

Literacy focus: Margaret Wild books Readers Workshop: just right books- Stamina Bookmaking: Setting

Allergies: We have a few students with nut, Kiwi fruit and egg allergies. As we eat as a whole cluster please ensure that your child does not have any of these foods in their lunchboxes or fruit snacks. Thank you.

Rest days: As we resettle into a school routine, you might notice your child coming home tired or with big emotions. We are encouraging rest days or half days to recoup and rebuild their emotional wellbeing as we transition back to full time learning.

Nature play: We encourage students to bring gum boots for nature play during the rainier months. These can be sent to school in a labelled plastic bag for your child to change in and out of at recess and lunch.

Spare clothes: With the rainier months coming in students sometimes when students play at recess and lunch they find puddles and end up with wet clothes, in particular their pants and socks. If you could please place a spare pair of navy/black pants and white socks just in case they need to change.

Boxes: The children have been busy inquiring and making and we are in desperate need of boxes. If possible could they be no bigger than a shoebox or large cereal box otherwise it just gets a bit tricky to make with. Thank you

No Assembly this week

No combined worship this week

Uniform shop – Due to the strong demand at the uniform shop at the moment you may like to email Verity arthur.verity@goldengrove.sa.edu.au or ring an order through. This order will be turned around in 24 hours.

MOT (Middle Of Term) lunch 26th May for students – there will be a sausage sizzle provided at lunch time for students only

Term 2 finish – Please note that Term 2 will finish on Friday 26th June (this is one week earlier than Department schools). In the week following the end of term 2, staff meet for the whole week for professional development activities; this is in lieu of randomly placed pupil free days throughout the year. Vac Care will run for three weeks.

Keep smiling,
Celeste and Alyssum

Celeste Hueppauff: Hueppauff.Celeste@goldengrove.sa.edu.au Alyssum Williams Williams.Alyssum@goldengrove.sa.edu.au


Term 2 calendar 2020

Term 2, Monday April 27 – Friday June 26 (9 weeks)

At this stage, we are only displaying two weeks in advance in the iNewsletter and cluster newsletters due to current circumstances. Week 5 Tuesday 26th May – MOT lunch (students only) – sausage sizzle Wednesday 27th May – National Simultaneous Story Time

Week 6

Foundation Cluster Newsletter
Term 2 Week 6

Prayer
Dear God,
We thank you for our school community and that we uplift and encourage one another. May we seek out opportunities for grace and compassion as we go about our week.
Amen

Home Inquiry

Jolly Sounds
We have 1 new sound to practise – ar Please practise the sound and encourage your child to do the action. The Jolly phonics program underpins all our learning in literacy and therefore practising the sounds will develop your child’s ‘beginning reading skills’.
If they wish to extend themselves see if they can find some words that start or have these sounds in them. Continue to practise all the already learnt sounds.

Tricky Words
Keep practising your tricky word ring. Use the idea sheet handed out to help engage your children in a fun way.

Jolly words
Sound out the words and blend them together using the actions. See below paragraph about using Jolly Words at home.

Take home books
Use the sheets sent home to remind the children and remind yourself of the strategies when they are reading. Try and allow the children to use picture power then allow them time to sound out the words and blend the words themselves before you help. Learning new tricky words will develop their reading strategy of snap word power further.


The learning week ahead:
Jolly Phonics: sounds ar
Maths: Inquiring into weight
Christian Studies: Inquiring into stories in the bible – Moses
Where We Are In Place And Time:
Central Idea: People connect to the past through stories and artefacts
Line of Inquiry 2: Artefacts and how they are connected to the past – virtual museum visits
Literacy focus: Margaret Wild books
Readers Workshop: retelling and comprehension
Bookmaking: Inquiring into story elements

Allergies: We have a few students with nut, Kiwi fruit and egg allergies. As we eat as a whole cluster
please ensure that your child does not have any of these foods in their lunchboxes or fruit snacks.
Thank you.

Unit of Inquiry: As part of our unit of inquiry, Where We Are in Place and Time, we are starting to
explore how artefacts and objects can tell us a story about the past. We will start to reflect on
special items we have at home (e.g. heirlooms, things that belonged to people in our families,
objects associated with special memories), so have a look with your child at some of these artefacts
you have and what story they tell about your family. There will be further information coming home
soon.

Jolly Words and Tricky Words: Thank you for your patience as we have reduced the frequency of
testing Jolly Words and Tricky Words without volunteer help. We have seen such amazing progress
with students’ abilities to sound out and blend words now we know most of the Jolly Phonics
sounds. We have noticed that they can say the word, but many students cannot use the word in a
sentence or say what it means. We encourage you as part of your weekly home inquiry to practise
blending or saying the words as well as drawing a picture and writing a sentence that matches the
word to support comprehension. As your child is not getting tested as frequently, this will help
deepen their understanding before they move on to new words.

Hand cream: As we enter the cooler months, skin may tend to be drier. Please apply moisturiser to
your child’s hands both morning and night if you notice some skin irritation.

Nature play: We encourage students to bring gum boots for nature play during the rainier months.
These can be sent to school in a labelled plastic bag for your child to change in and out of at recess
and lunch.

Spare clothes: With the rainier months upon us students can find puddles to play in at recess and
lunch. Unfortunately they end up with wet clothes, in particular pants and socks. It would be
appreciated if you could put a spare pair of navy/black pants and white socks into your child’s bag if
they need to change.

Boxes: The children have been busy inquiring and making and we are in desperate need of boxes. If
possible could they be no bigger than a shoebox or large cereal box otherwise it just gets a bit tricky
to make with. Thank you

No Assembly this week

No combined worship this week

Term 2 finish – Please note that Term 2 will finish on Friday 26th June (this is one week earlier than
Department schools). In the week following the end of term 2, staff meet for the whole week for
professional development activities; this is in lieu of randomly placed pupil free days throughout the
year. Vac Care will run for three weeks.

Keep smiling,
Celeste and Alyssum


Term 2 calendar 2020

Term 2, Monday April 27 – Friday June 26 (9 weeks)

At this stage, we are only displaying two weeks in advance in the iNewsletter and cluster newsletters
due to current circumstances.

Week 6

Week 7
Monday 8 June – Public Holiday (Queen’s Birthday)
Wednesday 10 June – Term 3 Foundation Students Transition Visit

Week 7

Foundation Cluster Newsletter Term 2 Week 7

Prayer Dear God, May you continue to bless us as we enter this long weekend. Help us relax and have some time to play with our family and friends. Thank you for all you do for us. Amen


Home Inquiry Jolly Sounds We have learnt all the Jolly Phonics single sound and diagraph sounds. Continue to practice the sounds especially the diagraphs. If they wish to extend themselves see if they can find some words that start or have these sounds in them. Continue to practise all the already learnt sounds.

Tricky Words Keep practising your tricky word ring. Use the idea sheet handed out to help engage your children in a fun way.

Jolly words Sound out the words and blend them together using the actions. See below paragraph about using Jolly Words at home.

Take home books Use the sheets sent home to remind the children and remind yourself of the strategies when they are reading. Try and allow the children to use picture power then allow them time to sound out the words and blend the words themselves before you help. Learning new tricky words will develop their reading strategy of snap word power further. Try and encourage your children to use expression when reading the book


The learning week ahead: Jolly Phonics: vowels/cvc words (consonant, vowel, consonant) Maths: Inquiring into number including subitising Christian Studies: Inquiring into stories in the bible – Daniel in the lion’s den Where We Are In Place And Time: Central Idea: People connect to the past through stories and artefacts Line of Inquiry 3: Stories can communicate to the past- Children representing a story from the past in a creative way. Literacy focus: Bob Graham Readers Workshop: Expression Bookmaking: Story mapping

Allergies: We have a few students with nut, Kiwi fruit and egg allergies. As we eat as a whole cluster please ensure that your child does not have any of these foods in their lunchboxes or fruit snacks. Thank you.

Unit of Inquiry: As part of our unit of inquiry, Where We Are in Place and Time, we are starting to explore how artefacts and objects can tell us a story about the past. We sent home a letter in your child’s take-home pouch on Wednesday. We will need these items brought back to school no later than Friday 12th June. Thank you for your help.

Jolly Words and Tricky Words: Thank you for your patience as we have reduced the frequency of testing Jolly Words and Tricky Words without volunteer help. We have seen such amazing progress with students’ abilities to sound out and blend words now we know most of the Jolly Phonics sounds. We have noticed that they can say the word, but many students cannot use the word in a sentence or say what it means. We encourage you as part of your weekly home inquiry to practise blending or saying the words as well as drawing a picture and writing a sentence that matches the word to support comprehension. As your child is not getting tested as frequently, this will help deepen their understanding before they move on to new words.

Hand cream: As we enter the cooler months, skin may tend to be drier. Please apply moisturiser to your child’s hands both morning and night if you notice some skin irritation.

Nature play: We encourage students to bring gum boots for nature play during the rainier months. These can be sent to school in a labelled plastic bag for your child to change in and out of at recess and lunch.

Spare clothes: With the rainier months upon us students can find puddles to play in at recess and lunch. Unfortunately they end up with wet clothes, in particular pants and socks. It would be appreciated if you could put a spare pair of navy/black pants and white socks into your child’s bag if they need to change.

Term 2 finish – Please note that Term 2 will finish on Friday 26th June (this is one week earlier than Department schools). In the week following the end of term 2, staff meet for the whole week for professional development activities; this is in lieu of randomly placed pupil free days throughout the year. Vac Care will run for three weeks.

Keep smiling,
Celeste and Alyssum Celeste Hueppauff: Hueppauff.Celeste@goldengrove.sa.edu.au Alyssum Williams Williams.Alyssum@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Term 2 calendar 2020
Term 2, Monday April 27 – Friday June 26 (9 weeks)

At this stage, we are only displaying two weeks in advance in the iNewsletter and cluster newsletters due to current circumstances. Week 7 Monday 8 June – Public Holiday (Queen’s Birthday) Wednesday 10 June – Term 3 Foundation Students Transition Visit

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