Joy ONeill 3/4O 3/4 Team Coordinator Dean Emmanuel 3/4E Keara McIntyre 3/4M Xenia Matanis 3/4X
Tom Witherden Sport Chelsea Kneale Art Andrew Williamson Music Ruth Vonarx Student Well Being
Is about developing classroom relationships, setting goals, reviewing our school values, sharing expectations and setting the scene for a productive year ahead.
ART WITH CHELSEA This term the Year 3/4s will be doing a unit on Botanical Art. The students will be creating mixed media relief artworks inspired by the fantasy flora seen in the Sci-Fi film Avatar. I will also be running an art club, in Term 2. MUSIC WITH ANDREW In Term One, Grade 3-4s focus in music will be on music appreciation and singing. Students will learn how to analyze music from different genres and recognize different styles, tempos, instruments and more. Grade 3 and 4 will also learn different tools and musical games to strengthen their singing voices, such as warm ups and breathing exercises.
SPORT WITH TOM In Physical Education this term, students in grades 3-6 will be focusing on teamwork and problem solving activities designed to get students working outside of their comfort zone and help to build on their social interaction skills. Students will also be under taking a unit on fitness as well as commencing the 25km running club. The motor skills that will be focused on in term 1 will be striking skills. The first 5 rounds of grade 5/6 summer sport will be played this term (with the final 4 rounds in term 4). Looking ahead to term 2: A quick look at what is coming up next term: Camp (Grade 4 and 5/6) Winter sports (Grade 5/6) Cross Country (Grade 4/5/6) Bike Ed (Grade 4)
All these …. whatever my background, whatever my abilities, wherever I start from I know how I am being assessed and what I need to do to improve my work I know what my learning objectives are and feel in control of my learning My parents are involved with the school and I feel I belong here I enjoy using ICT and know how it can help my learning I can get the job that I want I know if I need extra help or to be challenged to do better I will get the right support I know what good work looks like and can help myself to learn I can work well with and learn from many others as well as my teacher I can get a level 6 in English and Maths before I go to secondary school I get to learn lots of interesting and different subjects
Reading Writing Handwriting Spelling Vocabulary Speaking & Listening The program is designed to cater for individual student needs by differentiating student learning.
Number & Algebra Measurement Geometry Statistics & Probability Thinking Mathematically The program is designed to cater for individual student needs by differentiating student learning.
Weekly Homework will consist of: 10 Spelling words Practicing of number facts (times tables) 20mins of nightly reading From time to time other set tasks that may require work to be completed outside of the classroom.
Homework will be set and sent home on a Friday. It needs to be returned every Friday. Students will be given a red homework satchel that will contain their take home reader (if applicable), homework book, reading log and times table booklet. Reading log needs to be signed.
MondayWednesdayFriday 3/4E Library Sport Art Music 3/4M Art Music SportLibrary 3/4OArt Music Sport Library 3/4X Music Sport Art Library 3/4 TIMETABLE
Email: We will contact you within 24hrs upon receipt of your email. If we are contacted late on a Friday we will contact you on a Monday. 3/4 Blog: The blog is available 24/7. We suggest you check it often as it is frequently updated with relevant information for parents. http://34team.global2.vic.edu.au/http://34team.global2.vic.edu.au/ School Website: Available 24/7 and contains all relevant parent information ie. policies and forms. http://www.bellps.vic.edu.au How will we communicate with you?
Hard Copies: All hard copy notes will go home in your childs navy blue communication satchel. This should be checked daily just in case and should always remain in your childs school bag. Grade Newsletters: Available on the blog and school website as well as a hard copy. Issued at the start of each term. Telephone: In the case of an emergency/incident/or your child is not well please call the school directly. How will we communicate with you?
Pack healthy lunches and playlunches Ensure water is the only drink in your childs water bottle. Ensure fruit break is a small piece of fruit – no containers where possible as students do continue to work. Encourage your child to become independent wherever possible for eg. homework tasks, packing their bag and ensuring they have everything they need for the school day such as their sunsmart hat.
Ensure all personal belongings are clearly labelled. Sunsmart hats are to be worn during Term 1, 2 & 4 Lunch orders are available online to order on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from the local milk bar. If you need to see the teacher please make an appointment.
What if my child is sick or shall be away from school? What if my child is late to school or needs to leave early? School Uniform How do I make a payment? ie. fees/excursions etc. Have you returned the Permission Forms pack? 2014 Camp – 2/3 Day Camp/Gr 4 Camp Will my child go swimming? When is Writers Festival What if my child needs to take medication?