Welcome back to Term 2!
I hope you all had a restful break and didn't work too hard. If some of you have been in our class this week, you might have seen at the back table that we will be learning about minibeasts through our Science and literacy activities. The children also participated in some ANZAC day activities over the last few days and have read and seen some wonderful videos explaining ANZAC day at a child's level.
Below is some important information about homework and some of the programs and events that we will be running in class.
Think Mentals Mental maths book
The children are very excited to be starting their Think Mentals Math book this week which was purchased at the beginning of the year.
Mental maths such as addition and subtraction, counting on, sequencing of numbers and number recognition are some of the concepts that we have covered in class. These will be reinforced in our Think Mentals book that will help your child gain confidence and apply mathematical concepts in a fun and supportive way.
In supporting our Math program in class, we would like for your child to complete one unit over a fortnightly period. When completing questions with your child, we would ask that you support them by reading questions if necessary and marking the questions to give your child instant feedback on how they went and writing their score at the bottom of the page.
An example of one unit
We encourage you to use a combination of visual and manipulative tools such as number lines, hundreds charts or counters to help your child complete these tasks.
Please do not spend more than 10 minutes at a time completing these activities and make it a part of your child's reading and sight word routine.
At the end of the fortnight, the books will be collected by myself and checked to make sure your child understands the concepts covered. We ask that your child does not complete more than one unit a fortnight as to ensure we can review these concepts in class if necessary.
Unit Two will be due at the end of week 3 (Friday 12th May) as we have completed Unit One in class.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email me.
UR STRONG Friendology 101 JR
This is the wonderful program that we will be continuing (as we started the first lesson last term) to support the children in helping them make better friends and strengthen and foster healthy relationships. Within the program the children are required to bring in a small stuffed toy for role play opportunities. This will be happening in either week 3 or 4 but I will be posting a blog post to let you know when this will be.
Camp Fun Run
This will be held on Week 2, Wednesday 3rd of May from 1.30-2.45. Children are encouraged to raise funds for our Year 5 and 6 camps by asking for donations from family, friends and the wider communities. Please bring in all donations in an envelope with your child's name on it with the Fun Run form as soon as possible.
If you have any questions please email me.
Enjoy the three day weekend!