Posts

Week 8

Good afternoon and welcome to week 8.

It has been a busy few weeks, but we are nearing the end of term 2.

This Friday, we will be holding a Rice for Refugees day.  If you would like your child to participate in the "Rice for Refugees" lunch on Friday (see newsletter for more details), please email me by Wednesday the 19th for catering purposes.  Please note, there is no cost involved to participate, but if you are able to help out with catering on Friday anytime between 9.00am and 1.00pm  email amie.meyer@cewa.edu.au. Thank you. 

Homework.
Homework for the week includes spelling including personal words, mental maths  unit 18 and reading.

Thanks for your ongoing support
Mr McSevich


Week 3

Welcome to week 3 (already!!)

NAPLAN - This begins Wednesday morning and the schedule runs as outlined below.
Wednesday 15th May - WritingThursday 16th May - ReadingWednesday 22nd May - Language ConventionsThursday 23rd May - Numeracy
Our focus is on keeping the whole week low key and stress free! We had a good chat where we talked about NAPLAN and I reminded the students that this test only tells the assessors a little about their learning...it doesn't tell them about their other talents and strengths. We talked about how all that we (myself and our parents) just ask and know that they will do their very best!  

If I can ask if you can make sure they have a good breakfast and are as organised as possible to reduce any stress or concerns.

At the end of each assessment our normal learning program will resume...the Year 3 world doesn't stop!



HOMEWORK - WEEK 3

Reading - All reading is to be written into their new reading log, including the name of the book and number of pages and then s…

Formal Multiplication Algorithm

Today we moved from the split strategy for multiplication to the formal algorithm.  Although this uses similar concepts, it is a challenge for many people.  Can you please support your child by providing time for them to watch the video on the link provided before school tomorrow to refresh and remind them of the strategy.

https://www.showme.com/sh/?h=O0F2iQa

Thanks for your support
Sean

Week 2

Good afternoon parents,

Reminders

Mothers Day Breakfast and Mass

Please come along to our Mother's day breakfast at 7.30am in the Hall this Friday. We also have a Mass down at the church beginning at 9.30 and would love you to join us if you can.


Homework
Spelling Homework
The children will be receiving new spelling lists this week and you will notice that many of them have different coloured lists due to being in a new spelling group this term. If your child has the same coloured words they are repeating their previous spelling group to consolidate unknown sounds.  Please feel free to discuss any questions you have about their spelling or the synthetic phonics spelling approach (Diana Rigg PLD) we use at OLC.  

Maths Homework
It is expected that Unit 11 to be completed this week for homework. Maths books were handed back to the children yesterday.  We will continue with aiming to complete a unit each week and handing them on Friday mornings for me to review.  I appreciate your time to ma…

Week 1 Term 2

Welcome back to school everyone! I hope you all enjoyed some special family time over Easter and the fabulous weather!!



Our Learning

This week we are working on narratives in Literacy, reading and examining what makes great narratives.  To assist with setting writing and prepare for tomorrow, I have asked students to have a look at the abandoned places pictures from The literacy Shed, coming to school tomorrow (Thursday) having chosen a picture they can use to describe the setting.  I have told the students that I do not expect them to write anything as tomorrow we will be creating a graphic organiser to help when we write our descriptive paragraphs.

In maths we are working on multiplication strategies and in science we will begin our  Physical Science unit.

Homework

Spelling Homework
The children will be receiving new spelling lists this week and you will notice that many of them have different coloured lists due to being in a new spelling group this term. If your child has the same colour…

Week 10

Image
Good afternoon parents, Welcome to week 10 

This week we will continue Holy Week celebrations.  Holy Week is a very important time in the Catholic faith as we remember and celebrate the events leading up to Jesus' death and resurrection.
In literacy, we have moved from persuasive writing to narrative.  In maths, we are learning about 2d and 3d shapes. Today we have made our sundial watches, and as the pictures below show, our watches are pretty successful!





Reminders
Easter Egg Raffle - Please make sure that you have brought in your donation for the raffle which will be held on Friday. Your child has been given their raffle tickets. If you would like to be in the raffle, please return one half of the tickets with your family name clearly written on each ticket and $5. I will be collecting the raffle tickets for 3Mc as this year we are having major prizes drawn for each year group.
All money raised during this time is donated to Project Compassion. Each morning the whole school will be g…

Week 9

Good afternoon parent,



Welcome to week 9 
This week we begin celebrating Holy Week.  Holy Week is a very important time in the Catholic faith as we remember and celebrate the events leading up to Jesus' death and resurrection.
This week we will finish our work on Persuasive Writing, before moving onto Narrative.  In Maths we are working on division and its relation to multiplication.
In Science we completed a Kahoot quiz and planned a sundial watch that we will be constructing next Monday.  Students need to bring the materials required to construct their watches, so please support your child by talking about and reminding them to bring the materials they need by Monday.


Reminders
Easter Egg Raffle - Please make sure that you have brought in your donation for the raffle which will be held on Thursday. Your child ha been given their raffle tickets. If you would like to be in the raffle, please return one half of the tickets with your family name clearly written on each ticket and $5. I…