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.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Term 2 Week 10 Reminders

Thank you to our parent helpers for your efforts this term with Maths and Literacy groups.
There will be no groups this week.

Term 3 Parent Helper Roster will be sent home this week and posted on the blog as well.
Thank you to those parents who were able to swap days for our maths groups. At this stage, it looks like we will have enough people to run the Tuesday maths groups.

Sound Of The Week
No sounds of the week. It will be revision week.

Sight Words/High Frequency Words
Please continue to practise all the words we have looked at this term. We will be doing some related activities with them this week.

News Topic
Free Choice.

Bicycle Awareness and Safety talk on Wednesday
Please remember to bring the bike helmet on that day.

Parent Teacher Interviews on Tuesday and Thursday 
Please bring the portfolio with you to the interview. We will collect them and keep them at school until the next reporting period. 
The interviews are run in 10 minute intervals and a bell will ring at the conclusion of each time. If further time is needed we can make another time to meet with you.

Book Fair On Tuesday and Thursday
The book fair will be open during the parent interview hours 3pm-6pm in the library. If you would like to purchase a book from your child's wish list or would like to come in from the cold to have a browse at the books you are most welcome.
There will be no borrowing of library books on Friday due to the school holidays.

Blanket Appeal
New blankets can be left in the foyer in the tubs provided. We are hoping to fill a van with them all at the end of the week.
Thank you in advance.

Wishing all our families a very happy, safe and restful holiday break. 
We may see you at the official opening of our new school building and playground on Friday 21 July at 10.30am.

Platypus Mystery Reader Week 9

On Friday our Mystery Reader brought along a favourite book from home called There Was An Old Woman Who Swallowed A Fly.
It was a great pop up picture book and the children enjoyed looking at the pictures. There was also a different ending from the usual version. (The old woman had an operation to remove all the animals!)
Thanks to our Mystery Reader for spending some time with us.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Parent Helpers for Next Term

Dear Parents,
Thank you for returning the blue slips indicating your availability to assist with groups on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for Term 3.

We have enough helpers for the Wednesday group; however, at this stage we don't have the numbers for Tuesday's maths groups. 
(We have four helpers already for Tuesday and would need another four to be able to run the activities)

If you are able to help on a Tuesday at 11:00am-11:50am or could possibly swap a Wednesday for a Tuesday we would appreciate it.

Please email Mrs Blake as soon as possible so the roster can be put together and sent home in preparation for Term 3.

Thank you,
Mrs Blake   Mrs Collins

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Kindergarten Excursion to Symbio

On Tuesday we had a fantastic excursion to Symbio. We had a great time looking at the animals. The zoo keeper talk was very informative and we got up close to some of the animals. Check out the fun.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Slipper Day

Kindergarten had a nice day last week enjoying their slippers at school. Our feet were cosy and warm.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Term 2 Week 9 Reminders

Hello Everyone,
We are looking forward to our first Kindergarten excursion on Tuesday.
Please pack a waterproof jacket with a hood or a raincoat with a hood in the children's excursion bag. Umbrellas are not recommended as we will be walking around in groups.
Normal school bags and yellow folder bags do not need to come to school on Tuesday. 
Tuesday news group will have time to present their poem/nursery rhyme before we leave on the excursion.
If your child is sick or has been sick during Monday night we request that they do not attend the excursion. If in doubt, please keep them at home as we would rather not risk having to call parents to collect their child from Symbio Park.
We will take lots of photos to show on the blog afterwards.

Sounds Of The Week
A little difficult this week (sorry). The sounds are ' q' as in queen, 
' x ' as in x-ray and ' z ' as in zebra. 

News Topic
Recite a poem or nursery rhyme that we haven’t done in class. Try to memorise it.
(Please don’t do – Hey Diddle Diddle, Rub a dub dub three men in a boat, Incy Wincy, 1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a fish alive, Pat a cake, Little Miss Muffet, Higgetty Piggetty My Fat Hen, I’m a little teapot)

Volunteers Needed To Cover Books
We have some new readers that need covering with contact.
If you are willing to help us, we can send the books and contact home with your child.
Much appreciated. 

Bicycle Awareness and Safety Permission notes need to be returned to the class teacher.
Please also return parent helper (blue notes) for Term 3 groups.

Interviews Bookings 
You will be able to book a parent/teacher interview on Tuesday 20 from 12:00pm. If there is not a preferred time for you we can make alternate arrangements.

The Portfolios will be sent home on Thursday 22 June. There are multiple work samples grouped together in the plastic sleeves. You will need to pull the work samples out to look at all of them.
Please bring the Portfolio folder with you to the interview.

Class Platypus Mystery Reader Week 8

Today our Mystery reader brought along a book to read called Fox Makes Friends.
It was a great story about how real friends are important.
Thanks for coming and sharing some time with us.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Class Platypus Mystery Reader Week 7

On Friday our Mystery Reader read a favourite family book called The Gobbling Tree.
All sorts of things got stuck up in the Gobbling Tree until a big storm blew everything down again.
Thanks to our Mystery Reader for coming on Friday.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Geography and Shellie The class Pet

Platypus Fun at Bounce this week

Term 2 Week 8 Reminders

Happy Long Weekend!

Sound Of the Week
Please find items around the house for ' l ' as in leg and ' v ' as in voice.

News Topics for Weeks 8-10

Week 8
Pick a special place you have visited. Why did you go there? What did you do there? A photo would be helpful.
(Monday news group can choose another day to do their news)
Week 9
Recite a poem or nursery rhyme that we haven’t done in class. Try to memorise it.
(Please don’t do – Hey Diddle Diddle, Rub a dub dub three men in a boat, Incy Wincy, 1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a fish alive, Pat a cake, Little Miss Muffet, Higgetty Piggetty My Fat Hen, I’m a little teapot)
Week 10
Free Choice

Parent Helper Roster For Term 3
The sign up sheet will be sent home this week. 

Slipper Day
On Thursday Kinder will be having a 'cosy' slipper day. We will only wear them in the room and will change back into school shoes for recess and lunch. (Bring slippers in school bag)
If we have time we will have a creative writing lesson about our slippers.