Tuesday Week 8 Term 3

Welcome to Tuesday everyone.


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.

Shared Reading 

Today we read The Big Fish by Pamela Allen.  Why are we reading it again? Well, there are many reasons for us reading the same book each day over the period of a week.  The teachers model directionality, punctuation (both visual and with the intonation of our voices as we read the text to the children), starting a book at the beginning and finishing it at the last page etc.  Our focus is on adjectives this week and they are words that describe nouns.  There are many adjectives in the text and they help make the story interesting and the characters come to life.

What did you like about the story? Why?

What didn’t you like about the story? Why?

Literacy Investigations

Numeracy – 3D shapes around us

Today we focused on cylinders, cubes, spheres and cuboids.  The children looked for examples of these shapes in our classroom.

HASS – Geography

The children drew the country of the young boy depicted in the story we shared this afternoon.

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