Welcome to 2019! We have had a wonderful start to the school year with some wonderful learning being had already. Thank you for making the transition to the new school year as smooth as possible. Our information exchange will be held on the 21st of February, we hope to see you all there.
Reading conferences are completed with students on a regular basis and are communicated through students reading diaries. It is very important that students bring their reading diaries every day to school so that their teacher has an opportunity to communicate these reading goals and to write in their diaries when they have been read to. It is an expectation that grade 4 students read 5 days a week.
Within English this term, students are focusing on informational writing. They have been busy researching a topic of interest to create a comprehensive information report.
This year Maiden Gully Primary School has adopted a new spelling program called Soundwaves. It is a whole school program that focuses on different phonemes and the accompanied graphemes to illustrate to students different spelling patterns. Each week, students from F-6 are introduced to a new phoneme and it becomes a focus for the week.
In Maths this term students will be focusing on place value, measurement and reviewing mental strategies associated with the four operations. During the numeracy block students are immersed in a variety of rich mathematical tasks that promote reasoning and higher order thinking.
4S - Vicki Schavoni
4L - Danielle Lamprell
4V - Samantha Vroom
4T - Simon Turnbull
Thursday 21st February: Information Exchange
Friday 8th March: Special Canteen Lunch
Monday 11th March: Labor Day Holiday
Tuesday/Wednesday 26th and 27th March: Earth Ed Excursion
Friday 5th April: Easter Parade 9-11am
Friday 5th April: Term finishes 2:30pm
At Maiden Gully Primary School, student's take part in many STEM activities to provide rich and meaningful learning experiences that often compliment the current topic student's are learning or as an introductory activity.
Every day we see or use things that have been melted or frozen, heated or cooled. The Melting moments unit is an ideal way to link science with literacy in the classroom. This term students will explore how solids or liquids are influenced by temperature and experience the way items from their everyday lives can change. Through hands-on investigations, students investigate how different materials are affected by different temperatures.