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Drysdale Primary School Year 3 Parent Information Session 2015 Melanie Arter, Josh Burnie Clair Norris & Trent Stephens.

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1 Drysdale Primary School Year 3 Parent Information Session 2015 Melanie Arter, Josh Burnie Clair Norris & Trent Stephens

2 Welcome to the Year 3 team! All 4 Year 3 teachers work very closely together and support each other and their students. All curriculum content planned together and we moderate learning and assessment regularly.

3 Transition Children’s management of the Year 2- Year 3 transition overwhelmingly positive. Some children will be tired and emotional at home – this is normal! So are we! Keeping a regular and consistent routine helps.

4 Organisation As children are now independent, in the morning they are expected to: Carry school bag into classroom and put on lower hooks. Change take home book. Leave signed diary open on table. Drop homework in tub if applicable. Do any classroom monitor jobs. Then go outside to play. Late arrivals and early departures MUST go via the office BEFORE the children are brought into or removed from class.

5 Home-School Communication Student diaries are the main form of home- school communication. Teachers check student diaries every day and sign when they have seen a note. Important / urgent issues can be communicated to any of the teachers with absolute confidentiality.

6 Absences Every day at school is important and we strongly encourage maximum attendance. However, if your child is ill they are far better off at home. Please call the office and write a note in the back of the diary to advise of absences.

7 Home reading Good-fit books to reinforce learning and promote confidence (we do the hard work at school!) Each child has a reading goal they work on at school. It would be good for them to practise this at home also. Books to be recorded in diaries and signed by parents. Reading with your child every day makes a huge difference to the development of his/her reading. This can include listening to them, reading to them, listening to an audio story.

8 Homework We believe homework is a way of teaching children to be organised and responsible for their own learning. At the beginning of the week, students are given a homework sheet to take home and complete and be handed in on Fridays. Tasks include: 2 or more spelling activities using their individualised spelling lists. Timestables practise Inquiry task

9 Drysdale Primary School Behaviour Management Policy Core Expectations 1. Communication: to listen and respond with respect and kindness. 2. Movement: to move and play safely within all areas of the school. 3. Respect: to treat others with kindness and property with respect. 4. Learning: to be responsible for your own learning and respect the rights of others to learn to the best of their ability. 5. Problem Solving: to deal with problems sensibly and fairly and if required to seek adult help. Most issues which arise will be dealt with using the principles of restorative practice which will enable the children involved to reach a negotiated solution to fix the problem.

10 Behaviour Management (continued) Golden Time: The last lesson of the week on Friday afternoon is designated as Golden Time. This is a time when the children can take part in a range of child selected activities as a reward for meeting the school’s expectations in class during the week. Certificates: The year 3s and 4s give two Student of the Week Awards to children deserving of recognition over the previous school days. These certificates will be presented in the phase assemblies on Thursday afternoons. Each week two children from each phase (3s and 4s) will receive a Principal’s Award at the whole school assembly.

11 Social Stuff Children at this age are able to play collaboratively and solve most issues that may arise on their own. This year they begin to mature a lot more and their personalities begin to shine through. We use restorative practices to work through playground and friendship issues. A few negative incidents do not mean bullying. Bullying is defined by the Victorian Department of Education as “…repeated verbal, physical, social or psychological aggressive behaviour by a person or group directed towards a less powerful person or group that is intended to cause harm, distress or fear.” We promote ‘bucket filling’ at all times.

12 Miscellaneous Student safety Staff carparks are for staff only and it is crucial that these areas are not ‘through zones’. Parent Helpers In Year 3 our routines are less predictable and are likely to change from week to week depending on the units of work we are covering, consequently there are no set times that we are asking for parent helpers. However if you have your WWC (Working With Children Check), are keen to help out and have a specific day available, please let your child’s teacher know. Toys/Electronics Please keep toys, electronic devices and special things at home.

13 CAMP Gundiwindi Lodge- Wandin Adventure camp- including Indigenous activities 2 nights in December Cost- $265 (including accommodation, all food except day 1 snack, activities, buses and Healesville Sanctuary) More information on website (See note hand out) Questions…


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