Saturday, 19 August 2017

Term 3 Week 5 Reminders

Father's Day Stall and Breakfast
Bring your money on Wednesday 23 August to purchase a gift for either dad or grandad.
The Father's Day Breakfast is also on the same day commencing at 7:30am and concluding at 8:25am.

Parent Helpers
We will be unable to have literacy groups on Wednesday due to the Father's Day Stall. 

Book Week Character Parade
All parents are invited to attend our special Book Week assembly on Friday 25 August commencing at 11:45am.
The children can wear their costumes all day. Please include a jumper/jacket for cool weather and a hat for recess and lunch time.

News Topic
Bring in your favourite book and tell us why you like it.
Bookmark 1-2 pages to show to the class.


Term 3 Week 4 Mystery Reader KP

Our mystery reader this week brought along a favourite children's story from his own childhood. The children enjoyed the story of a faithful dog who eventually came back home after the family had moved into a new house.
Our mystery reader also had an amazing magic trick to show the class.
Thank you for spending time with us on a windy Friday afternoon.




Sunday, 13 August 2017

Term 3 Week 3 Mystery Reader KP

Our Mystery Reader got a huge hug when he came into the classroom on Friday.
He read a favourite story called Giraffes Can't Dance. At the end of the story we had a chat about being brave and doing things we want to do even if others around us are not as supportive.
Thanks for coming and sharing your time with us.




Term 3 Week 4 Reminders

Welcome to Week 4
News Topic

A true family story. Talk about something that a family or family member has experienced. It can be funny, unusual, amazing or accidental. For example “When mum went to school they had funny old wooden tables that were always in straight rows. There weren’t any computers and the most amazing ‘thing’ was an overhead projector that the teacher would turn on and the fan blew hot air on everyone.”

Book Week Character Parade
A reminder to plan your dress up costume for Week 5. It has to be a character from a book and bring the book as well.
The parade will be on Friday 25 August.

Absences
Just a reminder that if your child is sick, you will be contacted by the school to reply to a text message. 

If your child is going to away for a family holiday or other reasons the school needs to be informed before you go away. 
Fill in the Leave Of Absence form on the parent portal.

Parent Helpers
There will be no groups this week. Enjoy a free morning!

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Grandparents Day with Kindy Kangaroos

It was great fun having our Grandparent come to school. We loved showing them our classroom and performing for them. Thanks for coming to share with us.

 

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Week 3 Term 3 Reminders

News Topic This Week
Talk about how we can be healthy. What activities can we do? What food can we eat?

Names Inside Shoes
The children are having a wonderful time taking off their shoes to play in the sand at lunch time. Please check that their name is inside their shoes so that they don't get mixed up with other children's shoes.

History Booklet
On Friday we sent home a booklet for parents to help their children to fill in. It will provide valuable information for our lesson when we talk about where our family has come from.
Please return to school by Wednesday 9 August.

Guest Speakers
As part of our history unit we would like to invite some guest speakers (parents, aunties, uncles or grandparents) who would love to share some experiences of what life was like when they were growing up. (some examples; toys, games, school, family/social outings, holidays- just pick a few to talk about)
When: Thursday afternoons (this term)
Time: 2:00pm
Duration: approx 10 minutes
Bring: any photos, a toy from the past, an artifact (e.g old phone, school workbook, a record/cassette/video) to show to the children
Please email your class teacher and we will confirm a date with you. (August dates 17th, 24th, 31st, September 7th, 14th, )

Book Week Character Costume
Our annual book week character parade is coming up soon in Week 5. Just a reminder that the costume has to be from a book and the students will bring the book with them on the day. In the past we have had crocodiles, Fancy Nancy, possum from Possum Magic, a green sheep, the cat in the hat, Mrs Twit, The Magic Pudding, Mr Strong, Puss In Boots, Thelma The Unicorn, The Singing mermaid, Matilda. We are always amazed at how creative parents can be using items and clothing from home. 


Week 2 KP Mystery Reader

On Friday our mystery reader was a grandparent who read The Very Sleepy Bear by Nick Bland. The children listened carefully and were able to give some informative answers at the end of the reading. 
Thank you for coming along and sharing your time with us.





Thursday, 3 August 2017

KP Photos from Grandparent's Day

Kindergarten had a wonderful time showing their grandparents their classroom and artwork.
We enjoyed a wonderful concert after a picnic lunch.
We were also very thankful that the rain stayed away.
Enjoy the photos from the day.


Sunday, 30 July 2017

100 Days of School For Kindergarten

Congratulations Kindergarten on reaching 100 days of school.
We enjoyed a wonderful day engaging in a variety of activities.
Enjoy our photos and videos.









Friday, 28 July 2017

Week 2 Term 3 Reminders

News Topic
Bring a photo of your Grandparents - talk about what you like to do
together.

Grandparent's Day
Just a reminder that classrooms are open at 11:45 for Grandparents to visit.
Children may go with their grandparent and eat a picnic lunch together out on the playground.
Please refer to the note on the portal.

Cake Day on Friday
Please bring 50c for a cake at recess.

Missing Sport Jacket
Please check the name in the sports jackets at home. We are missing a jacket for a girl in KP.

This term we are looking at Family Histories. There will be some worksheets sent home for parent to help fill in. We appreciate your help. 
Could the worksheets be returned to the class teacher before Thursday. 
Thank you.

Mystery Reader sign up form
Please check the previous blog for the sign up sheets for Platypus or Kangaroo classes.
It would be wonderful to see some other family members come along and read to the class.
  

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Mystery Reader sign up for Term 3.

We have had great fun with our Mystery readers so far this year and can not wait to share with more of you this term. Mums, Dads, Aunties, Uncles, Grandmas, Grandads and Friends are all welcome to sign up.

Please Click on the links below to sign up for Mystery Reader. The details are on the sign up page.

Kindy Kangaroo  - Click Here

Kindy Platypus - Click Here

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Week 1 Term 3 Reminders

Welcome back to Term 3.
We hope all our families had a wonderful holiday and are ready for a fabulous term.

News Topic this week will be about holiday experiences.

News Topics for the Whole Term.
Click Here for Term 3 News Topics

This term we will be focusing on sounds each week, however; we will not require items to be brought in for the sound table.

Homework
No spelling/sound booklet this week.
Readers as usual.

Grandparent's Day will be on Thursday 3 August in Week 2. 
Please refer to the note when it is placed in the parent portal.

Children's Bags 
When the children arrive at school on Monday morning, they will have a new spot for their bags in the courtyard just outside our Kinder rooms. Ask your child to look for the platypus or kangaroo sign.
As we begin a new term could we also remind students to come into school through the gate near the PAC.
The office can be quite busy in the mornings and should be only used if the gate is locked after 8:30am.
It is also important for students to aim to arrive at school before 8:25am if possible each day. 
This helps to instil good habits and a calm way to start the day.


Play areas before school
We are very excited about the opening of our new playground. On Monday morning children will be allowed to play on the top playground where the covered awning is situated or the lower field near the PAC but not the new sensory playground (the sandpits and logs etc).

Groups and Parent Helpers
We will be commencing groups next week (week 2).

Friday, 30 June 2017

Class Platypus Mystery Reader Week 10

On Friday our Mystery Reader brought along two books. Davey's Scary Journey by Christine Leeson and Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell. Both stories were about ducks and their adventures. 
At the end of the reading, the children were asked to choose their favourite one by pointing to it.
Thank you Mr Blake for being our Mystery Reader this week.



Rideability Workshop

Monday, 26 June 2017

Music Performance July 2

Dear Parents,
Mrs Lee asked us to forward this information to you.

Kinder students have been introduced to the instruments of the orchestra through the story of Peter and the Wolf, music by Prokofiev during Term 2.
There is a performance of this story with music at City Recital Hall, Angel Place (Martin Place) on Sunday 2 July, either 10-:30am  or 12 noon. Murray Wiggle is narrating. Tickets $25. Concert 1 hour long.