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Prep/1 letter regarding Anne Gillian

Dear families,

Ms Anne Gillian’s son is recovering and is now home in Hobart. Anne will continue to be away for the week of the 17 – 21 May ensuring her son is able to be home alone when she returns.

Unfortunately, Mr Matthew Dean is unwell and will not be able to continue with the class. We have Ms Anne-Maree Healy who will be on class the whole week. While we endeavour to have continuity of relief teachers it is not always possible.

Anne is looking forward to being able to be back on class.

 

Regards

Jo Waldon

May 12 Newsletter

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Gr 5/6B excursion letter for parents

10/05/2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

On Thursday afternoon, 20th May, our class will be visiting and having a guided tour of Narynna in Battery Point.  This is a follow on from our Bobby’s Walk, Battery Point excursion and connects to our HASS and Science units. It also ties in with the group research that the students have been undertaking on colonial life in Hobart.

Students are required to wear school uniform for the excursion and bring a coat in case of rainy weather. A drink bottle will also be needed.

We will have lunch at school at 1230 and then walk to Narynna. We will return to school by 245pm.

We will require parent help for this excursion to assist with general supervision while walking and to go through the house with a group of children and their guide. 2 or 3 parents would be ideal. If you are interested and available please let me know by sending an email to the address listed below.

As always we are extremely thankful for your assistance.

Please note that you will need to have a current Working With Vulnerable Children Card, of which a copy will need to be held by the school, and sign the appropriate COVID documents (or use the COVID check in app) as you sign in and out on the day.

 

Many thanks,

Kind Regards,

Barbara Bopp.

5/6B class teacher

 

barbara.bopp@education.tas.gov.au

update 050521

REMINDERS: 

Naplan starts next Tuesday 11th  May.

Hats are no longer compulsory. We have school beanies available for sale $5.00 from the school office.

CANTEEN  - special 7th May

Recess: Hummingbird Cake $1.50
Lunch: Homemade Tomato Soup with Cheesy Garlic Bread $5.00

Fundraiser – Van Diemen Quality Bulbs

There are still a few bags of daffodil bulbs remaining in the school foyer and the Association would love to see these go to a good home! $12.00 for a bag of 10 mixed daffodil bulbs.  The bulbs can now be paid for by way of an on-the-spot EFT to the School Association's bank account, as well as with cash.  EFT bank details are:

Albuera Street Primary School Association
General Account
BSB: 807-009
Account: 51392645
Description: Bulbs <surname>

transfer to be made prior to collecting the bulbs.

Please don't hesitate to let me know by phone or email if you have any queries.

Many thanks,

Alastair Oxbrough

0400 818 636

alastairoxbrough@gmail.com

Parenting - Courses 

Anglicare offer a range of parenting courses each term and are available for FREE.  For details on the courses available and to register please click on the link provided.

https://www.anglicare-tas.org.au/parenting-courses/

Parent Letter Term 2

Dear Parents and Carers of 5/6JA,

We hope this letter finds you well as we embark on our Term 2 learning journey. After a decent Easter break the students have returned with a positive attitude and energy to burn!  It was great to put faces to names during the parent teacher meetings last term. Remember if you need to contact either of us, the best way to is via our email addresses which are listed at the bottom of this letter, or pop into the class to organise a time to meet.

Term 2 Learning Goals

English

Last term we spent a considerable amount of time on the persuasive genre of writing, with some excellent real-world writing to the Premier, Peter Gutwein! Consequently, our narrative genre will be the writing focus for the first half of this term. Developing a common language around the improvement of writing will continue through the 6+1 Traits. During the latter half of the term, we will be looking at following and writing procedural texts.

Students are continuing their in-class spelling program that uses a phonics approach to understand the representations of sound patterns in language. It is the expectation that students are practising their spelling words at home, listed in their blue memo books.

This term we have begun regular literacy rotations. This provides an opportunity for all students to work with the teacher in small groups, refining their reading aloud skills in fluency, pronunciation and expression. It also allows regular time on typing and reading comprehension programs and independent writing and research activities.

Students are currently preparing to present speeches in our debating unit, where they will be learning the art of public speaking and the finer details of how to structure an effective argument. There will also be a notice next week regarding the opportunity for students to compete in an inter-primary debating competition after school on Wednesdays.

Class novels, podcasts and Behind the News updates continue to allow the refining of active listening skills. Independent reading at home each night is also an expected part of their learning program.  Students have the opportunity each Monday to visit the library and borrow/return books.  

Maths

During Term 2, students are developing strategies to find unknown quantities in number sentences and solidifying their understanding of the equals sign in equations. We will be moving onto a larger unit on fractions that will take us through the whole term. Students will also be working with the 12- and 24-hour time systems and describing locations using directional language and coordinates. Students will work both individually, in groups and use digital technologies to further their understanding in Maths this term.

HASS

In HASS we will be beginning our in-depth investigation into Australia’s Federation and system of government. This will be guided by the following inquiry questions:

  • Why and how did Australia become a nation?
  • What and who were the key figures, events and ideas that led to Australia’s Federation and Constitution?
  • What are the roles and responsibilities of the different levels of government in Australia?
  • How are laws developed in Australia?
  • What does it mean to be an Australian citizen?
  • What are the key institutions of Australia’s democratic system of government and how it is based on the Westminster system?

As mentioned earlier this year, these units of study usually precede our Canberra trip, where we further students’ understanding of the above concepts. We are looking at a range of alternate excursions around Hobart, mainly in Term 3, to enrich our HASS learning this year.

Science

This term, students are learning about electrical energy. During the unit, students will be learning how electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sources.  The unit will cover aspects such as:

 

  • recognising the need for a complete circuit to allow the flow of electricity
  • investigating different electrical conductors and insulators
  • exploring the features of electrical devices such as switches and light globes
  • investigating how moving air and water can turn turbines to generate electricity
  • investigating the use of solar panels
  • considering whether an energy source is sustainable

Digital Technologies

Students have continued to use a range of online resources including Mathletics, Typing Tournament and Reading Eggs. Emails and Office 365 will be examined this term, as will CyberSafety, to enable students to be safe and thoughtful users of technology. Coding continues with Grok.

Other News

Year Six Hoodies are on their way and should be available in a couple of weeks.

Year Six Leadership roles are up and running, with some groups more advanced than others; we will continue to provide opportunities for the leaders to demonstrate their wonderful and varied skills.

As always, if you have any concerns or queries that you have about your child’s learning, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,

Jodi Alexander - jodi.alexander@education.tas.gov.au

Steve Jeffrey - steve.jeffrey@education.tas.gov.au

Prep/1 information about Anne

Dear families,

Last Friday, Anne Gillian received news that her son was in a car accident and is in hospital undergoing surgeries in Victoria. Anne is currently with her son supporting him. We have Mr. Matthew Dean on the class. To support continuity, he will stay on class until she returns. Ms. Gillian will be away for at least a week.

I’m sure you will join me in wishing Anne all the best during this situation and that her son has a full recovery.

 

Regards

Jo Waldon

Principal.

April 28 Newsletter

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Excursion reminder for 5/6B + 5/6JA

Reminder about excursion tomorrow.

On Wednesday the 28th of April, 5/6JA and 5/6B will be going on a half day excursion around Battery Point.  We will be walking in Bobby’s Footsteps historical walk around the quiet streets of Battery Point and completing a research activity.  This excursion provides a great opportunity to participate in an outdoor learning environment and to connect to our HASS unit about early colonial history.

Students will need to wear school uniform for this excursion.  As we will be outside all morning,  students need to be prepared for any weather conditions. Students MUST HAVE a raincoat, a warm layer and a sun hat. Students will need to bring their water bottle, morning tea and lunch (nude food appreciated). No purchasing of snacks will be available.

The walking excursion will leave the school at 9:10am and return by 1:30pm.   

We will require parent help for this excursion to assist with general supervision, 2 to 3 parents per class would be fantastic.  If you are available to attend, please let us know by sending us an email (addresses below)  You will need to have a Working with Vulnerable Children Card and sign the Covid 19 safety practices documents on the excursion day.

Thanks, 

 

Supervising Class Teachers: Jodi Alexander and Barbara Bopp

Jodi.alexander@education.tas.gov.au

Barbara.Bopp@education.tas.gov.au

Campaign 2021-04-21

Welcome back to Term 2

 Nice to see so some many smiling faces happy to be back at school today.

Reminders:

Hats are to be worn until Week 3 term 2

No Ukulele until week 4 - 11th May.

CANTEEN - This weeks specials

23rd April

Recess Apple Crumble with custard          $1.50

Lunch Sheppard’s pie     $5.00

Fundraiser – Van Diemen Quality Bulbs

 We are still selling bags of Daffodil Bulbs in the school foyer.

$12.00 for bag of 10 mixed daffodil bulbs. CASH ONLY

Gr 56JA + 56B Excursion - Bobbys' Footsteps Walk

Excursion to Bobbys’ Footsteps Walk Battery Point

Wednesday 28th April 2021

 Dear Parents/Guardians,

On Wednesday the 28th of April, 5/6JA and 5/6B will be going on a half day excursion around Battery Point.  We will be walking in Bobby’s Footsteps historical walk around the quiet streets of Battery Point and completing a research activity.  This excursion provides a great opportunity to participate in an outdoor learning environment and to connect to our HASS unit about early colonial history.

Students will need to wear school uniform for this excursion.  As we will be outside all morning,  students need to be prepared for any weather conditions. Students MUST HAVE a raincoat, a warm layer and a sun hat. Students will need to bring their water bottle, morning tea and lunch (nude food appreciated). No purchasing of snacks will be available.

The walking excursion will leave the school at 9:10am and return by 1:30pm.   

We will require parent help for this excursion to assist with general supervision, 2 to 3 parents per class would be fantastic.  If you are available to attend, please let us know by sending us an email (addresses below)  You will need to have a Working with Vulnerable Children Card and sign the Covid 19 safety practices documents on the excursion day.

Thanks, 

 

Supervising Class Teachers: Jodi Alexander and Barbara Bopp

Jodi.alexander@education.tas.gov.au

Barbara.Bopp@education.tas.gov.au

Regards,

Jodi & Barbara