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Week 2

Year 3/4 Cluster Newsletter

Term 2, Week 2 Learning 

(Monday 4th of May – Friday 8th of May)

 

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Welcome back to school in Term 2 – it is nice to see so many smiling faces back at school and a real pleasure to watch them reunite with friends after a very “quiet “ holiday! For those who have been at home this week – congratulations on some awesome learning, and we are sure you will have grown to become more independent learners. Thank you for your patience with the teleconferences and for joining in so well. We look forward to seeing many of you in person next week.

We are back to sending weekly cluster newsletters again, with some differences for those who will continue their learning at home into the next week/s.

We are proud of all that students have achieved during this uncertain time, and acknowledge the help and support you as parents and caregivers have provided to both your children and us as your child’s teachers. We have really appreciated it.

Mr. Salisbury will return form parenting leave next week, so things will again be the “new normal”.


Reading: (approx. 10 minutes each night) Talk to your family about what you are reading and record three predictions about your text.

Maths: Practise time tables.

 

Home Inquiry: Share the ‘Sharing the Plant’ central idea with your family. Ask them what they think the central idea means. Share with them what else you would like to find out about plants.

Central idea: Plants, as a natural resource, play a central role in human and animal life.

For those who are at home: There is an attached PDF with some tiles for learning that you can work on and complete during the week. There are instructions on there about Seesaw posts and other things –
enjoy your continued learning journey.


Our learning next week

English: The Jolly Spelling focus for Year 3 is ‘se/ze=z’ as in ‘house and pause’ with a grammar focus of 3rd person singular: verbs ending in <-y>. The Year 4 Jolly Spelling focus is suffix: ic as in ‘traffic and comic’ with a grammar focus of comparative and superlatives: good/bad.

Maths: Students will continue to focus on data. Students will spend time collecting data and graphing their results. They will also continue to explore different types of graphs and their purpose.

Christian Studies: Students will continue to explore their spirituality by taking time to record their understanding and connection with God in their ‘Christian Studies Journal’.

Unit of Inquiry: In our ‘Sharing the Planet’ unit, students will continue to unpack and understand the central idea “plants, as a natural resource, play a central role to human and animal life”. They will also reflect upon the concepts of this unit which are ‘causation’ and ‘responsibility’.

Just a few reminders collated from the past week

  • 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

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

Yours in Christ,

Jacquie Paech, Angelisa Marino, James Salisbury and Melanie Arnold.

Week 3

Year 3/4 Cluster Newsletter

Term 2, Week 3 Learning 

(Monday 11th of May – Friday 15th of May)

 

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

What a brilliant week of face-to-face learning it has been! It has been excellent to see all students quickly settling back into their daily routines at school.

For those who have been at home this week – congratulations on some more awesome learning. We are missing you and hope to see you back at school soon!


Reading: (approx. 10 minutes each night) Talk to your family about what you are reading and record three predictions about your text.

Maths: Practise times tables. Choose a new way to practise them!

 

Home Inquiry: Share the first Line of Inquiry (LOI) in ‘Sharing the Planet’ with your family.  Discuss why you think plants are essential to humans and animals. Ask your family their thoughts about this too. 

LOI: Plants as an essential resource


Our learning next week

English: The Jolly Spelling focus for Year 3 is ‘e=ee’ as in ‘evil and legal’ with a grammar focus of adverbs adding ‘ly’ to adjectives. The Year 4 Jolly Spelling focus is schwa: or as in ‘author and doctor’ with a grammar focus of homophones to/two/too.

Maths: Students will explore symmetry in the natural environment and record their findings.

Christian Studies: Students will tune into a range of open-ended questions that explore their spirituality and ways in which Christians practise their spirituality. They will record their ideas and thoughts in their ‘Christian Studies Journal’.

Unit of Inquiry: In our ‘Sharing the Planet’ unit, students will inquire into plants as essential resources and investigate the importance of plants to humans and animals.

Home Learning Resources

There are several students who still have some of their books at home since returning to school. We ask students to bring all of their school books back to school as they are now needed. Some items we have noticed are missing from classrooms include Home Learning and Mathematics books as well as pencil cases and headphones.

iPad applications

Could you please download the following applications on your child’s iPad. We aim to use these applications in class in the upcoming weeks.

Epic! – Free reading application for students to access during school hours of approximately 9:00am – 4:00pm.

Bible for Kids – Free online Bible and interactive activities.

 

10 Minutes a Day Times Tables – Free interactive application for students to practice their multiplication.

 

Reminders
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 9:30 am-10:30 am

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

Yours in Christ,

Jacquie Paech, Angelisa Marino, James Salisbury and Melanie Arnold.

Week 4

Year 3/4 Cluster Newsletter

Term 2, Week 4 Learning 

(Monday 18th of May – Friday 22nd of May)

 

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

It has been awesome for many to get back into daily face to face routine and school life this week.


Reading: (approx. 10 minutes each night) Talk to your family about what you are reading and record three predictions about your text.

Maths: Practise times tables. Choose a new way to practise them!

Check seesaw for Monday night’s maths data collection task.

 

Home Inquiry: Find a plant at home and discuss the parts of it.

What roles do these parts have?


Our learning next week

English: The Jolly Spelling focus for Year 3 is ‘Homophones’ as in ‘there, their, they’re’ with a grammar focus of using a dictionary. The Year 4 Jolly Spelling focus is Homophones as in ‘waste and waist’ with a grammar focus of identifying verb tenses.

Exploring information texts and their features. Planning and researching information about plants to write an information report.

Maths: Students will use data collection and representation skills to identify, ask questions and share about plant based data in their school and home environment.

Christian Studies: Students will continue to reflect on a range of open-ended questions that explore their spirituality and ways in which Christians practise their spirituality. They will record their ideas and thoughts about the Holy Spirit and Pentecost in their ‘Christian Studies Journal’.

Unit of Inquiry: We move on to focussing on the second Line of Inquiry (LOI) for ‘Sharing the Planet’. An inquiry into the relationships between plants, the natural environment and humans.  Students will investigate the purpose of plants in our school.  They will wonder about the benefits that plants have to them at school.

 

iPad applications

Could you please download the following applications on your child’s iPad. We aim to use these applications in class in the upcoming weeks.

Epic! – Free reading application for students to access during school hours of approximately 9:00am – 4:00pm.

Bible for Kids – Free online Bible and interactive activities.

 

10 Minutes a Day Times Tables – Free interactive application for students to practice their multiplication.

 

Reminders

  •  No Assembly this week
  • No combined worship this week
  • Scholastic book orders – The virtual catalogue is open for orders until the 18th 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 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.

 

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

 

Yours in Christ,

Jacquie Paech, Angelisa Marino, James Salisbury and Melanie Arnold.

 

Week 5

 

Year 3/4 Cluster Newsletter

Term 2, Week 5 Learning 

(Monday 25th of May – Friday 29th of May)

 

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Thank you for supporting students with their plant data inquiry at home.


Reading: (approx. 10 minutes each night) Talk to your family about what you are reading and record three predictions about your text.

 

Maths: Practise times tables.

 

 

Home Inquiry: Discuss what sustainable choices your family makes?


Our learning next week

English: The Jolly Spelling focus for Year 3 is ‘ai, ay, a_e’ as in ‘main, tray, name’ with a grammar focus of verb to be past, present, future. The Year 4 Jolly Spelling focus is schwa: er as in ‘computer and toaster’ with a grammar focus of identifying verb tenses.

Students will begin writing information texts on their chosen plant. Students will publish information texts for other readers.

Maths: Students will continue collecting, representing and interpreting data through asking questions and sharing about plant based data in their school.

Christian Studies: Students will continue to reflect on a range of open-ended questions that explore their spirituality and ways in which Christians practise their spirituality. They will record their ideas and thoughts about Early Christian life and meditation.

Unit of Inquiry: We are discovering the benefits of plants within the environment, specifically within our local city and comparing it to other cities around the world. We will discuss how plants support human life.

 

 

iPad applications

Could you please download the following applications on your child’s iPad. We aim to use these applications in class in the upcoming weeks.

Epic! – Free reading application for students to access during school hours of approximately 9:00am – 4:00pm.

Bible for Kids – Free online Bible and interactive activities.

 

10 Minutes a Day Times Tables – Free interactive application for students to practice their multiplication.

 

Reminders

-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.

 

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

Yours in Christ,

Jacquie Paech, Angelisa Marino, James Salisbury and Melanie Arnold.

Week 6

Year 3/4 Cluster Newsletter

Term 2, Week 6 Learning 

(Monday 1st of June – Friday 5th of June)

 

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We have had an awesome week of discovery and investigation into plants and their benefits within our ‘Sharing the Planet’ unit.


Reading: (approx. 10 minutes each night) Talk to your family about what you are reading and record three predictions about your text.

Maths: Practise times tables.

Home Inquiry: Discuss the similarities and differences you discovered between the impact of plants in Adelaide when compared to your other chosen city.


Our learning next week

English: The Jolly Spelling focus for Year 3 is ‘ie, igh, y, i_e’ as in ‘magpie, high, try, five’ with a grammar focus of present participle. The Year 4 Jolly Spelling focus is u: oo as in ‘super, flu, truth’ with a grammar focus of changing verb tenses.

Students will continue writing information texts on their chosen plant and publish information for other readers.

Maths: Students will work on their data assessment task where they are required to collect, represent and interpret data through asking questions and sharing about plant based data in the classroom. We are revisiting number operations (Year 3: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication) (Year 4: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division)

Christian Studies: Students will explore spiritual gifts, engage in Godly play and record their ideas and thoughts about Early Christian life and meditation.

Unit of Inquiry: We are discovering the benefits of plants within the environment, specifically within our local city and comparing it to other cities around the world. We will discuss how plants support human life. Investigating bees and the importance of them in the environment.

 

iPad applications

Could you please download the following applications on your child’s iPad. We aim to use these applications in class in the upcoming weeks.

Epic! – Free reading application for students to access during school hours of approximately 9:00am – 4:00pm.

Bible for Kids – Free online Bible and interactive activities.

 

10 Minutes a Day Times Tables – Free interactive application for students to practice their multiplication.

 

Reminders

  • Please find attached ICAS Assessment letter

 

  • No Assembly this week
  • No combined worship this week
  • Term 2 finish – Please note that Term 2 will finish on Friday 26 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.

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

Yours in Christ,

Jacquie Paech, Angelisa Marino, James Salisbury and Melanie Arnold.

Week 7

Year 3/4 Cluster Newsletter

Term 2, Week 7 Learning 

(Tuesday 9th of June – Friday 12th of June)

Reading: (approx. 10 minutes each night) Talk to your family about what you are reading and record three predictions about your text.

 

Maths: Practise times tables.

 

 

Home Inquiry: Explain what you already know about the importance of bees and plants with your family. What else can you discover?


Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Thank you for supporting students with their plant data inquiry at home.

Our learning next week

English: The Jolly Spelling focus for Year 3 is ‘oa, ow, o_e as in ‘toad, throw, stone’ with a grammar focus of Past continuous. The Year 4 Jolly Spelling focus is Prefix: pre as in ‘prepare, predict, previously’ with a grammar focus of Grammatical person.

Students will continue writing information texts on their chosen plant and publish information for other readers. We are also focussing on paragraphing in writer’s workshop. We are also looking at the purpose of index and glossaries.

Maths: Continuing number focus on operations (Year 3: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication) (Year 4: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division) Students will engage in number tasks to identify how operations are related. (Eg: 3×6=18, 18/6=3, 6+6+6=18)

Christian Studies: Students will work on their Spirituality journal and investigate the purpose and roles Christian community plays for Christians.

Unit of Inquiry: Students will take on the role of a reporter to plan and present a news report to inform their audience about our responsibility as humans to make sure plants are a sustainable resource.

 

Preservice teacher: We welcome student teacher, Laina Tennosaar to 3/4P who will be supporting with our learning program this term.

 

iPad applications

Could you please download the following applications on your child’s iPad. We aim to use these applications in class in the upcoming weeks.

Epic! – Free reading application for students to access during school hours of approximately 9:00am – 4:00pm.

Bible for Kids – Free online Bible and interactive activities.

 

10 Minutes a Day Times Tables – Free interactive application for students to practice their multiplication.

 

Reminders

  • No Assembly this week
  • No combined worship this week
  • Scholastic book orders – catalogues have been sent home with the students earlier this week. Orders can be placed online via Loop or by filling out the order form, paying via credit card, cash or cheque/credit voucher and sending into the front office in an envelope marked with the student’s name, class etc. Orders close 12 June 2020 at 5 pm.
  • Term 2 finish – Please note that Term 2 will finish on Friday 26 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.

 

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

Week 8
Monday 15 June – P & F Meeting at 7 pm in the Staff Admin Building (as per normal meetings; adhering to physical distancing)
Wednesday 17 June – Term 3 Foundation Students Transition Visit

 

Yours in Christ,

Jacquie Paech, Angelisa Marino, James Salisbury and Melanie Arnold.

 

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