Friday, 24 April 2015

Room 4 Term Two Newsletter 2015
Dear parents,
It has been a great start to term two and it’s great to see children working well and settling into the first day back at school.

In guided reading children continue learning in groups according to their reading ability. This will allow each child to be learning at the appropriate level and speed. During this learning time we will explore a range of texts and content that is interesting and relevant. For silent reading children will have the opportunity to choose a text that is interesting and it will encourage each child to read daily independently. In writing we will be focusing on punctuation and audience awareness. This aspect of writing can help ourselves and the reader understand the messages we are aiming to convey. Spelling is a very important component of writing and we will be learning the essential spelling list words, big learning curriculum words and words that we have misspelt in our writing. In Mathematics we continue to learn about ‘Number’ we will be learning about decimals, fractions, percentages and strategies to workout addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems. Also we will learn about measurement. We continue with daily basic facts practise. Our first curriculum focus will be a study about the ANZACS.

Our class will continue with the weekly homework sheet. Thanks to those children who are making an excellent effort with this and making good progress with the learning of their basic facts and spelling words. Please remember that the homework sheet needs to be handed in on Friday of each week. Reading logs continue as usual. I encourage children to hand their reading log in once a week as I am able to record how many nights they have read and send names to Mr Calver when they have meet an award. The maths homework book children are to do one page per week and hand in to me on Friday. Thanks for all the efforts you are making with homework for your child. During the term I will ask children to do a research assignment, information will go home when the task is set.

Rippa rugby tournament is on Tuesday the 12th of May at Albert Park. We are entering a year 5 and 6 team. A permission slip will go home to those children who have been selected to play. Lower Waipa 7’s tournament is on Wednesday the 17th of June. Postponement day is Friday the 19th of June. Teams will be organised closer to the day. The children look forward to this day representing our school on the sporting field.
Last day of term is Friday the 3rd of July.
Have a great term  

Phillip Otto

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