Thursday, 27 March 2014

Week 8 Term 1

Dear Families, Week 8 already and another great week of learning!!! The highlight of our week was our trip to Narrow Neck and Cheltenham beaches to walk along the rock pools. The children were true adventurers, exploring and investigating the pools, examining and sharing their finds. We were so impressed with their inquisitiveness and their willingness to roll up their sleeves and get their hands wet and sandy!!!!! We had a lovely picnic lunch by the beach followed by some time to run around and play on the sand. For those of us who still had some energy left after our long walk, we finished the day by walking up North Head and sliding down on cardboard!!! The children had so much fun!!! A big thank you to Angelique, Chantelle, Andy and Sharn for coming with us on the trip and Jasmine for helping to transport the children. Other learning throughout the week has included carrying on with our focus on instructional writing, following instructions to draw different things, carrying on and creating patterns, investigating 2D shape and writing for a purpose in our office! We are also busy testing all the children. Look out for your child's maths conference which will be coming soon. Again, we welcome you to write a comment. The children love to see your feedback. We are very much looking forward to another trip next week to Kelly Tarltons. If you have not yet returned your permission slip, please do so on Monday. Thanks for all your support. Have a fantastic weekend. Kerry and Rosie

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Week 7 Term 1

Hi Families, It has been another busy week of great learning here in LC1. Please check out our Reflection Book and Immersion Book when you get the chance. It is a really great way of finding out all the fantastic learning your child has been doing. We are looking forward to our visit to the Devonport beaches next week. If you have not returned your permission slip, please do so as soon as possible. We are short one car at the moment, so if you are able to help, that would be appreciated. Some of you have received a copy of your child's conference. We encourage you to comment, your child would really appreciate it!! This will be an ongoing document that will be added to regularly so it would be great to have your input too. Thank you for your understanding around the reading programme this week. The normal programme will resume on Monday.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Week 6 Term 1

Hi everyone! We have had an action packed week 6! The children had their second swimming lesson on Thursday and we were so proud of them. All of them tried so hard, even those who were nervous at first! This week the children have also designed and built their own boats using ice block sticks, we tested them to see if they would float and had to adapt them if they didn't. Last week the children made their own fishing rod game with magnets and they were very interested in how this worked, following on from this, we set up our magnetism investigation where the children got to explore which objects were magnetic and non magnetic and identify any key features of each group. We have continued to work on writing descriptions and some of the children researched sea creatures on You Tube to help with this before writing. With adult support, You Tube is a great way of finding out more information! Next week we are excited to have Chantelle come in on Tuesday to lead sewing workshops linking to making Moana costumes. Next week we will also be sending out some information about our trip to Kelly Tarltons.