Saturday, 12 May 2018

Term 2, Week 3. NAPLAN......ahhhhhh


Welcome to Week 3 everyone,

Great weekend for WA footy. The Eagles are looking magnificent as they taught GWS a lesson away. Whereas the Docker could have won their last game for a while as they got over the line against a terrible St Kilda.

In non footy news, I hope every Mum had a great day today and that you got extremely spoilt.

NAPLAN
This week is the much anticipated NAPLAN week. Below is the timetable for when the test will take place.


Tuesday 15 May 2018
Wednesday 16 May 2018
Thursday 17 May 2018
Year 5
Language conventions
40 minutes
Writing
40 minutes
Reading
50 minutes
Numeracy
50 minutes

Casuals for Catholics
Every year Bishop Holohan asks schools in the Bunbury Diocese to hold a ‘Casuals for Catholic Care Day’ for a gold coin donation (larger donations can be made in the front office). This will take place next Friday, May 18th, and students are encouraged to wear free dress for a donation.

Homework
With the added stress of NAPLAN this week, there will be NO homework for week 3. I encourage the students to still read every night, but there will be no set Maths or Spelling.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Term 2, Week 2


Welcome to Week 2 everyone, 

Great weekend for those who are supporters of the Eagles, not so much for the poor souls that support the Fremantle Dockers. I don't think I am a big fan of the choice to tank in May. In better news for footy fans, the Dunsborough Mulies had a solid 21 goal win on Friday night and most of the juniors kicked off another season of winter sports.

Mothers Day:
Attached is the note that has been sent out regarding the Mother’s Day breakfast on Friday.



Homework:
For those students that are still struggling to understand what the activities for spelling are, there is a success criteria on their Onenote.

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Reading:
15 minutes
Reading:
15 minutes
Reading:
15 minutes
Reading:
15 minutes
Maths:
Unit 10
Day 1
Maths:
Unit 10
Day 2
Maths:
Unit 10
Day 3
Maths:
Unit 10
Day 4
Spelling:
LCWC

ABC Order:
Refer to previous posts:
Spelling:
LCWC

Adding my words:
Refer to previous posts:
Spelling:
LCWC

Consonants and Vowels:
 Write your spelling words; use a blue coloured pencil for consonants and a red coloured pencil for vowels.
Spelling:
LCWC

Synonyms:
Choose 5 spelling words and next to each one write 2 synonyms.

A synonym is a word that means the same. Use a thesaurus for help, if needed. Example: large big


Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Term 2, Week 1

Good afternoon and welcome back for Term 2. Just a couple of reminders and homework for the short week.


REMINDERS - WEEK 1
Casuals for Catholics - this is a free dress day on Friday 11th May. A gold coin donation from each student is appreciated.

Mothers Day Breakfast - is also on Friday 11th May. Please keep an eye out in the coming days for further information. Make sure you have articulated those gift requests!


NAPLAN Week - is in Week 3 Tuesday 15th - Thursday 17th May. We will continue with our normal teaching and learning programme as much as possible to limit stress or disruption.



Homework
For those students that are still struggling to understand what the activities for spelling are, there is a success criteria on their Onenote.


Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Reading:
15 minutes
Reading:
15 minutes
Reading:
15 minutes
Maths:
Unit 9
Day 1 and 2
Maths:
Unit 9
Day 3
Maths:
Unit 9
Day 4
Spelling:
LCWC

Adding my words:
Refer to previous posts:
Spelling:
LCWC

Consonants and Vowels:
 Write your spelling words; use a blue coloured pencil for consonants and a red coloured pencil for vowels.
Spelling:
LCWC

Synonyms:
Choose 5 spelling words and next to each one write 2 synonyms.

A synonym is a word that means the same. Use a thesaurus for help, if needed. Example: large big


                                                                                  

Monday, 9 April 2018

Term 1, Week 11


Good morning Year 5,

Welcome to the last week of term 1. As we stumble towards Friday, we can reflect on how big this term has been. Notable events include the ball tampering scandal, Winx still going strong, the Dockers somehow being 2-1 after three games and the strong return of Nic Nat (that tackle on Sunday! Wow!).

Parent Teacher Interviews
Thank you to those who have attended the interviews so far this week. If you are unable to attend an interview this week, please let me know and we will make a time early next term.

NAPLAN:
Early next term the students will be involved in the 2018 NAPLAN. Attached below are two notes that I handed out last week.




Homework:
For those students that are still struggling to understand what the activities for spelling are, there is a success criteria on their Onenote.


Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Reading:
15 minutes
Reading:
15 minutes
Reading:
15 minutes
Reading:
15 minutes
Maths:
Unit 8
Day 1
Maths:
Unit 8
Day 2
Maths:
Unit 8
Day 3
Maths:
Unit 8
Day 4
Spelling:
LCWC

ABC Order:
Refer to previous posts:
Spelling:
LCWC

Adding my words:
Refer to previous posts:
Spelling:
LCWC

Consonants and Vowels:
 Write your spelling words; use a blue coloured pencil for consonants and a red coloured pencil for vowels.
Spelling:
LCWC

Synonyms:
Choose 5 spelling words and next to each one write 2 synonyms.

A synonym is a word that means the same. Use a thesaurus for help, if needed. Example: large big

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Happy Easter

Good morning Year 5 parents and students,

I would just like to wish everyone a happy Easter.

This week we have been following Holy Week and the students acted out the Stations of the Cross yesterday morning with reverence and respect. This was wonderful to see.

As well as the performance the students have designed some excellent art pieces that represent Holy Week. Attached below are some examples of some student artwork that has been created.

Also attached below are the mass times for Holy Week for the people that are interested.

Once again, I wish everyone a safe break.
Ben.

 

 















Monday, 26 March 2018

Term 1, Week 9

Good afternoon Year 5's,

After the first week of the AFL season, it is not looking good for the boys in purple. It is definitely looking a lot brighter for the boys in blue and yellow. According to a student this morning the Eagles lost because of the "umpires cheating". I did inform them that the only cheaters we have in Australian sport at the moment are Steve Smith and his gang.

Holy Week Reflections:
On Wednesday 28th March, the Year 5 & 6 students will be presenting a reflection on Good Friday and the stations of the cross.

The Year 6 students will be doing the readings and most speaking parts. The Year 5 students have been given the acting part. Some children have been given specific roles, they will know who they are. We are asking that all other children come dressed in a simple costume reflective of the time of Jesus. They are to wear this over the top of their school uniform and are to come to school dressed and ready to go on Wednesday morning.

Easter Egg Raffle:
Please make sure that you have brought in your donation for the raffle which will be held on Thursday. Your child was given their raffle tickets this morning.
All money raised during this time is donated to Project Compassion.

Parent Teacher Interviews:
I have placed a schedule up on the front door of the class, if you can please write down your name on a time that suits. In week 11 they will be conducted at the following times:

·      9/4/18 - Monday afternoon
·      10/4/18 - Tuesday afternoon
·      11/4/18 - Wednesday afternoon 

Homework:
For those students that are still struggling to understand what the activities for spelling are, there is a success criteria on their Onenote.

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Reading:
15 minutes
Reading:
15 minutes
Reading:
15 minutes
Maths:
Unit 7
Day 1and 2
Maths:
Unit 7
Day 3
Maths:
Unit 7
Day 4
Spelling:
LCWC

ABC Order:
Refer to previous posts:
Spelling:
LCWC

Adding my words:
Refer to previous posts:
Spelling:
LCWC

Consonants and Vowels:
 Write your spelling words; use a blue coloured pencil for consonants and a red coloured pencil for vowels.