Sleep over

Hi all,

 

As we prepare for our exciting sleepover please note that the pickup time for Saturday morning has been amended to 8am.

Please remember to send a water bottle/drink bottle with your child as the weather will be warm and they will need a drink bottle for personal use.

For those children attending and going home in the evening we are asking that they are collected no later than 9pm for security reasons.

Looking forward to a fun night !

Spring Fair

Hi everyone,

 

It was great to see all the happy faces this morning. We are in for a very busy term.

 

It is Spring Fair week and everyone is getting excited.

 

A few reminders:

 

Thursday is our final donation day and we are asking for potted plants to sell at the Plant Stall. If you are unable to donate a plant then a gold coin donation would be accepted.

Friday is a pupil free day as staff spend the day setting up for the fair.

Ride Passes are now for sale at the front office and via the QKR app. This $40 pass entitles you to unlimited rides between 2pm and 5pm. Passes cannot be shared and will be on sale until 3pm on Friday.

Volunteers – we are still needing support from our parent community to assist us with stalls on Sunday. If you are able to donate a little bit of time we would really appreciated it. Let your child’s teacher or the front office know.

 

Any questions please let us know.

 

 

 

 

Fish Farm

Today Mrs Adams donated some of  her fish to the fish farm and we went and helped her settle them in. The fish went into the tank with the African Cichlids. They all seemed to settle in well and found nice places to hide while they get to know their new tank mates. We talked about what fish were already in there and where they came from. Next to the tank there was some information about the water conditions these fish needed to survive and we learnt about what this means.

Spring Fair Donation Day

 

A reminder that this Friday is a casual day in lieu of donations of unopened bags of lollies or blocks of chocolates. This is to support the Lolly Stall which is a popular attraction on the day.

We are also asking for parents to let us know if they are able to volunteer a little of their time on the day of the fair to help us out with our stalls. Please see Beth, Maria or Laura if you are able to help out even if just for half an hour.

 

In kindness,

Year 3 and 4 teachers

 

 

Monday Week 9

Hello and Welcome to Week 9…

 

Literacy:

This morning we began our morning with Literacy. As usual some children read independently, some read with the teacher and some read in groups.

We use this time to build our reading stamina and teacher groups focus on consolidating  specific reading strategies by exploring a range of appropriate texts.

As a class we have been focusing on the skill of inferring. That is using clues in the text and our prior knowledge to make inferences, assumptions and judgements about characters, setting and plots in a story.

Todays activity was a where am I? the children had to decide on the setting for the text based on the clues within..

 

 The water felt so good on such a hot day. I heard the other children laughing and yelling across the way.The concrete was wet from a group of teenagers splashing each other in the corner. The lifeguard watched closely to keep children from running. Where am I? What makes you think that?

 

As we entered, a large blast of water hit the windshield. Huge flopping sponges began to slap at the hood as we slowly moved forward. Soon, there were suds spilling over the sides.I was glad the windows were up. Where am I? What makes you think that?

The children are really beginning to fine tune their skills for inferring and are recognising that they will often need to ‘read between the lines’ when responding to texts.

 

Writing this morning was focused on both an engaging beginning to a story and the inclusion of a ‘sticky situation’ that needs to be resolved. It has been fantastic to see the children using these provocations to build their writing skills.

Library

Today Year 4’s had library and shared the text

It was a wonderful story about keeping promises and the beauty of kind individuals.

 

 

Moon Lantern Festival

MOON LANTERN FESTIVAL

 

 

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

 

The Moon Lantern Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival is a popular harvest festival celebrated when the moon is at its fullest and brightest.

 

At Holy Family we will be celebrating the Moon Lantern Festival on:

 

Friday 13 September

Students are invited to wear traditional or cultural clothing.

 

The 3JM and 2RG assembly will take place after recess at 11.00am and it will highlight cultural aspects of Moon Lantern Festival. Activities will include a lion dance, singing and sharing of cultural information. The winners of the Lantern Making Competition will also be announced at the assembly.

 

After assembly, students and families are invited back to their classrooms for a shared lunch. Students are encouraged to bring a plate of food that represents their culture

Moon Lantern Making

Today we were busy putting the  finishing touches on our lanterns.

This week we designed then constructed our lanterns.

Everyone used the character strength of creativity to create their lantern with original designs.

We then saw team work as studentswho had completed their designs assist their classmates.

Here we are busy at work:

 

Just A REMINDER : Year 3 wear sports uniform every MONDAY till the end of term for T-Ball Clinic.

Friday is shared cultural  lunch day.

Also dressing in our cultural dress or red.