Book Week Dressup

Today we celebrated Book Week with a wonderful  dress up day.

The theme this year is  “READING IS MY SECRET POWER!”

Reading takes us  to many exciting places. There is no limit to our own imagination.

After recess the school came together and each class had an opportunity to parade in their costumes

Please share in our creative  costumes.

 

Reminder: Year 3s will have Tee-Ball lessons every Monday until the end of the term so they will need to wear their Sports uniform on both Mondays and Tuesdays.

Book week dress up

Don’t forget this Friday is dress-up day for book week, students are invited to dress up as their favourite book character if they would like to. Please note, this is not compulsory and it is not necessary for students to go and buy new costumes. Some of the best costumes are those students create themselves using what they already have at home!

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.

Monday Musings

Welcome to Week 5!

Literacy

This week we celebrate Book Week. Each day there will be special book week activities in the centre for the children to participate in if they are interested.

We will also be focusing on shared reading during our Literacy sessions this week. Today we shared a big book called

The children really enjoyed this text and in particular liked the visual challenge of finding the different images within the graphics.

We continued with our Charlotte’s Web book reports. Today the children focused on giving the book a rating and recommendation. They have also re designed the cover of the book including their own blurb.

On Friday the children are invited to celebrate Book Week by dressing up as a book character. There will be a voluntary costume parade at 1030 in the hall for children to show off their costumes.

Numeracy:

 

Today we began an integrated task that includes simple budgets. The children will be designing their own mini golf backyard course. This task will also include area and shape concepts.

Religion:

Today in prayer we shared the following scripture:

Acts 2:43-47

 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.  All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,  praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

We discussed the ways people gathered and shared in the story of Jesus Christ.

We then spent time investigating what the church would look like during the different liturgical seasons. This included colours, symbols and scripture.

 

Tennis Carnival:

Congratulations to those students who attended the tennis carnival today. A chilly day to play but great sportsmanship was shown by all children.

 

Football Carnival:

Several students have nominated to attend the football carnival tomorrow. It is a strict 8:45 am departure and they must have their consent form returned before departure if it has not already been returned.

 

Welcome to our new student Fravashi who started in Year 4 today.

 

 

 

 

Book Week

Book Week will be celebrated in Week 5 (next week)

On Friday the 23rd August the children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite book character.

We look forward to celebrating the day with the children with a costume display and some fun book activities.

 

 

Monday 12th August

Welcome to Week 4 !

Can you believe how quickly the term is going?

 

We started our day with Prayer and reading the Gospel of Matthew. Today we shared how the angel came to Joseph to tell him he was going to be the father of Jesus. We talked about the name Emmanuel and its meaning of “God is with us”.

Year 4 students are preparing for the Religious Literacy assessment in Week 6 and we will continue to share different scripture throughout the next few weeks as part of that preparation.

 

School Photos:

School photos were taken today. If you had not yet returned your form but still wanted to order, please return your form by Wednesday.

 

Charlotte’s Web:

Today we explored the idea of ‘making a movie in your head’ while reading. The children chose their favourite scene from the book so far. We had some amazing illustrations and visualisations.

 

Library: Year 4 read a wonderful text in library about being welcoming, sharing and making new friends.

 

 

 

GENIUS HOUR PRESENTATION

Today we were finally able to share our learning with parents, friends and the school!

The teachers were the facilitators of learning for the students. All the learning presented was lead by each student.

If you were able to attend thank you for  being a part of  your child’s learning.

Genius Hour Presentation

Tomorrow the students will present their Genius Hour Learning.

They have been using their 100 languages to research ad present their learning. Our Presentation will commence at 9.10am until 10.10am.

If you are able to attend we would love to see you there!

Last minute preparations!

 

 

Tuesday Happenings ….

Hi Everyone,

We have had a very busy day of learning.

We started our day with Come Read With Me which gives everyone an opportunity to read their borrowed library books as well as books they bring in from home.

We are reaching the end of our shared text Charlotte’s Web

 

We explored how Wilbur’s friendship with Fern improved his life and how Charlotte’s friendship touched his life.

In the text Wilbur wins an impromptu award and the children had to imagine what this award might be for.

 

Numeracy:

Today while the Year 3’s were at Music the Year 4’s focused on addition of dollars and cents. We explored extended place value with decimal points.

There was lots of new learning, persistence and resilience on display.

Year 3’s returned and they focused on different ways to make monetary amounts using a combination of notes and coins.

We will continue exploring these concepts throughout the week.

 

PE:

Today in PE the students enjoyed Tennis. They focused on racket familiarisation, forehand , drop and hit serve.

 

Religion:

Today we commenced our inquiry into the liturgical calendar.

Our provocation today was:

Why do we sometimes have purple cloth on the prayer table and other times it’s green?

We will be continuing this inquiry throughout the week.