Grade 12M News
Welcome to the 2020 school year! We have had a great start to Term 1 with students settling in well to their new grades. I am looking forward to a fantastic year ahead with the students in 1/2M!
Over the last week we have been busy in 1/2M getting to know each other and establishing our classroom expectations and routines.
In Maths last week, we focussed on 2D and 3D shapes and recognising their individual features. This week we have been looking at numbers to 100. This has seen us doing some different counting activities, including looking at skip counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.
This week in Literacy, we have started our Sound Waves phonics program. As part of this program, each week students will focus on a different sound. Our weekly sound and the words we learn as part of our Sound Waves work, are the words that the students complete for their spelling and what they cover in their Home Learning books.
You will notice that students will be bringing home two different Home Learning books; Book A & Book B. Book A will be sent home on the even weeks of each term and Book B on the odd weeks. Each Friday we will endeavour to send home the next weeks Home Learning book so that students have a week to complete their work and prepare for the Post Spelling Test the following week. If Home Learning books could please be returned each Friday, that would be fantastic. Thank you.
Where possible, could you please ensure that your child’s school uniform, containers, drink bottles, hats and shoes are labelled. We have already had a number of incidents where shoes have been mixed up with there being numerous pairs of the same types of shoes!
Parent helper expression of interest notes were sent home at the end of last week. If you are wanting to volunteer your time to help in our class please return these notes or catch up with me so we can find a suitable time.