Monday, May 9, 2016

Welcome to Term 2 - Newsletter

Welcome back.
Term 2 Update...
Room 6 have had a great start back to the term and enjoying the most of this beautiful weather.

Learning focuses for this term are...
  • Our Inquiry for this term is 'Mighty Midgets and Tiny Tyrants'. We have been on the hunt for these many creatures living in our school environment.Over the coming weeks each reading group will be learning about  different insect, this week we are investigating - Sand flies, Worms, Stick Insects, a Fly and Praying Mantis. 
We visited the butterfly garden to check on the many caterpillars we had been observing at the end of term one and Wow many of the plants had been stripped bare and the fence is covered in the next round of Chrysalis. We hope they get a wiggle on in their development before the weather turns cold!

  • The students are enjoying writing about the many adventures they had during the holidays and we are also learning and writing about being a good friend. Today the students wrote some beautiful poems about their best friends. Keep an eye out for these wee gems once they have been published.
  • Digital Citizenship is an important focus as we embrace the new challenges and learning that comes with the launch of Chrome Books in Team Pango. The students are enjoying this new challenge and show great enthusiasm each day as we learn something new. Today I introduced Dance Mat Typing which is an interactive program to help with keyboard skills.
  • In  Mathematics we are learning about measurement - ask your child to explain the difference between a non standard and standard form of measurement. The students are measuring anything insight (including themselves and others)using both forms of measurement.
Important Dates:
13th May - Rm6 Town Library visit
9th May - Study Support Centre starts
16th May - Felting workshop for gifted and talented students
19th May - Team Pango assembly - hosted by Rm 3
24th May - Gymnastic Festival
2nd-9th June - Life Education lessons at school ($2.00 payable to the office please)
17th June - Rm 6 Town Library visit
5th & 6th July - Parent Interviews
7th July - End of Term for Students
8th July - End of Term 2 - Teachers Only Day
25th July - Term 3 begins

Yours in learning
Janine Bava