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Room 13, Mrs Phillips

ACMI Video

Hi ex-Foundation P families.

Happy New Year!

I understand that a few of the DVDs of the ACMI excursion I gave out at the end of last year did not work. If this has happened to you, please let me know and I will endeavour to get a new copy to you in the first few weeks of 2019.

 

Many thanks

Faye

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Term 4, Week 11

Wow can you believe it is the last week of the year!!

REMINDERS

~ Last Day of Term
Friday 21st December will be the last day of the year! Please remember we have a VERY early finish at 1:30pm.

~ Class Party
We will be having a class party to celebrate the end of the year on Wednesday 19th December. A suggested food list has been sent home with your child. Please write your name next to an item that you are happy to provide, or alternatively email us. Feel free to add your own item that is not on the list if you would prefer. If you would like to bring hot food, please be aware that we are unable to heat food, however you can drop it off at the start of the party (11:10am).

~ Movie Day- Thursday 20th December
We will be venturing to Greensborough Hoyts to enjoy The Grinch. Please ensure you have paid via Compass so that your child can join us on the day.

~ Swimming
Has now finished for the term. Thank you to all of the parent helpers who volunteered their time during the year.

~ Homework & Home Readers
Homework and nightly home readers have finished now for the year. Please keep your homework books at home and return all home readers.

~ Student Workbooks
Student books and belongings will now be coming home. Please expect your child to be bringing home a few things each day.

~ Meet the Teacher Day – Monday 17th December
Your child will be meeting their teacher and classmates for 2019 on Monday. Please ensure your child is not late on this day.

~ Library books
Please ensure ALL library books have been returned by the end of the year. We have an amazing library and would love it fully stocked and ready for 2019.

 

Thank you again to all the lovely families from Foundation P 2018.  I have so enjoyed teaching your children this year. They are all a wonderful cohort of students and I am very proud of how much they have achieved this year.  I wish you all the best for a safe and happy holiday.

Mrs Phillips

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Term 4 Week 10

Almost there!

REMINDERS:

~ This is the last week of swimming lessons for the year.

~ Movie Day is fast approaching – please note that payment and consent due by 14th December.  Please complete this via Compass.

~ On Tuesday 11th of December will be the students will be participating in a Day in the Life.  The students will experience time in the Grade 1 classrooms to prepare them for next year. Please note that the classes WILL NOT be their classes for next year and the teachers they spend time with WILL NOT be their teachers.  The students will be meeting their classmates and their teachers in the final week of school – on Monday 17th December.

~ This week is the last week of library borrowing .  Please make sure you bring all of your library books back.

ENGLISH

This week, the sound of the week is ‘er’ as in ‘mother, father on a ladder, er, er, er’.

We will be also exploring more poetry!

MATHS

In maths this week we will be revising some of the addition and subtraction strategies we have learnt this term as well as exploring some more STEM activities.

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Movie Day

Hi all,
Just a reminder that Mr Jackson’s Movie Day is just around the corner (well nearly 2 weeks away) and we need this all paid for and organised ASAP. To make sure this happens, you will need to log onto Compass and provide payment ($16.50) and consent BY NEXT Friday!!!  We will be seeing the movie The Grinch at Greensborough Hoyts 🙂
Thanks
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Term 4, Week 9

REMINDERS

~ As we are in the lead up to Christmas, the class will start to complete some curriculum tasks with a Christmas feel (ie, maths, writing, reading, craft etc). We will of course offer activities that are similar if students do not wish to complete these or do not celebrate Christmas. If you don’t want your child to take part in Christmas activities, please let me know and I’ll ensure they have similar activities available to complete

~ SWIMMING- Students will be participating in a special swimming session next week. All students MUST bring a t-shirt and shorts to wear OVER their bathers for the next 2 weeks – it must be clothes you don’t mind getting wet. Please make sure you include a plastic bag to put these in to avoid getting everything wet!

~ The students enjoyed a visit from our friendly Heidelberg Firefighters last Monday and they will be joining us again this Monday to let us use some of their equipment!

~ The Carols Night is fast approaching and is a wonderful way for the community to come together to celebrate the year. We extend a warm invitation to all our community to join us from 5:00 pm on Monday 3rd December. The Christmas concert will begin at 7pm. Make it a special night, bring a picnic rug or chairs and enjoy the entertainment. There will also be a sausage sizzle – please see below if you are able to volunteer to help:

Dear HPS Families,

We are holding a sausage sizzle on Carols night this Monday 3 December. We are in need of approximately 20 parents to volunteer up to one hour of their time beginning at 3.00 to set up, cook, sell and pack up.

Many hands make light work. A group of 20 people will ensure that we can wrap up the barbecue by 7pm in time to watch our children perform.

Email me your name, mobile phone number and preferred time slot if you can help by this Friday afternoon.

My email address is durando.danielle.d@edumail.vic.gov.au

Kind Regards

Danielle Durando

ENGLISH

This week we have 3 sounds to learn!

Our three sounds this week are:

‘Cloud like a cow, ou, ou, ou’

 

 

‘There is a chair, air, air, air’

 

 

‘Dear little deer, eer, ear, eer’

 

 

MATHS

In maths this week we will be having some fun with Calculators!  We will also be revising what we have learnt about subtraction.

See you Monday

Mrs Phillips

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New Parents Morning Tea

Here is a little call out for some help tomorrow morning from our Parent Rep, Rebecca.

 

Friday morning is the welcome for new parents morning tea.

We are asking current Foundation parents to bring a plate to the hall for new parents to enjoy.

If you are able to spare any time to help clean up around 10am it will be much appreciated. Or to welcome parents at 9am.

Irene D is the parent rep coordinating so you can contact her at ireneee.s@gmail.com

 

Thanks Rebecca D.

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Carols Night Message

Dear HPS Families,
 
We are holding a sausage sizzle on Carols night this Monday 3 December. We are in need of approximately 20 parents to volunteer up to one hour of their time beginning at 3.00 to set up, cook, sell and pack up.
 
Many hands make light work. A group of 20 people will ensure that we can wrap up the barbecue by 7pm in time to watch our children perform.
 
Email me your name, mobile phone number and preferred time slot if you can help by this Friday afternoon.
 
My email address is durando.danielle.d@edumail.vic.gov.au
 
Kind Regards
 
Danielle Durando
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Term 4, Week 8

Welcome to week 8

Can you believe there are ONLY 4 weeks left!! Time has flown and our little ones are almost ready to make the next jump in their schooling…. I wish I could hold onto them all though, but look forward to seeing all the amazing things they will do in Year 1.

REMINDERS

  • Many students are not attending school with hats, meaning they are missing out on playing in the middle and bottom school with their friends. PLEASE ensure students come to school with hats AND drink bottles, as the weather will start to heat up again soon.
  • We are now asking that students who have lunch orders on Thursday, please take their order bag home with them to recycle. Next year, we will introduce Waste Wise Thursday, in addition to Waste Wise Monday and Waste Wise Tuesday
  • We have an exciting incursion coming up this week and next week (wait for more updates on the blog) from the Fire Brigade. We will take part in the Fire Ed program, where students will be exposed to a variety of issues the Fire Department face, while also educating our students on what to do if every they are in a dangerous situation
  • Icypole Friday is back and we are needing volunteers to help run this. If you are free at lunchtimes on Friday, please click on the following link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16UCX8_p_KnAsXhQpobG3FoX-neIN8qh_ScyWyRqIj5w/htmlview
  • As we are in the lead up to Christmas, the class will start to complete some curriculum tasks with a Christmas/holiday feel (ie, maths, writing, reading, craft etc). We will of course offer activities that are similar if students do not wish to complete these or do not celebrate Christmas. If you wish for your child to not take part in Christmas activities, please let me know and I’ll ensure they have similar activities available to complete.
  • The Carols Night is fast approaching and is a wonderful way for the community to come together to celebrate the year. We extend a warm invitation to all our community to join us from 5:00 pm on Monday 3rd December. The Christmas concert will begin at 7pm. Make it a special night, bring a picnic rug or chairs and enjoy the entertainment.

ENGLISH

This week, students will be exploring two different sounds. The first is or (horse). The chant the students will learn is:

Chant: I saw a horse – or, or, or.

The second is oy (boy)

Chant: Boy with a toy – oy, oy, oy.

 

Please remember that you have access to all the SoundWaves chants on Youtube. This link shows you the whole set of chants that we use in the classroom. You may find using this at home will help your student sound out words when writing stories or sentences both now and over the holidays. Link:

This week in reading, students will continue to work in their small groups, but may take part in more formal testing. They will explore using dictionaries (thesauruses and glossaries) as tools to help their reading and to make them understand their stories better.

BIG WRITE

This week we will be continuing our ‘Big Write’ program.  In the lead up to our writing, students will need to complete their ‘talk homework’ in preparation for their writing on Thursday. Here is their picture prompt:

We will show the picture prompt throughout the week but please ask your child the following questions:

  • Where did the mirror come from?
  • Who does it belong to?
  • Is this the first time she had noticed the mirror in the attic?
  • What is an attic?
  • What do people put in attics?
  • What will happen now that she has touched the mirror?
  • What is the problem in the story?
  • How will the problem be solved?

Your child can make some notes to help them remember if they wish but this is not essential.  Please let them write the notes, do not write them for them!

MATHS

This week students will start exploring fractions (mainly halves and we may introduce quarters depending on the lessons). We will continue to review addition, both with numeral problems but also worded problems. Also, students will review chance and data within the classroom.

Have a wonderful weekend! Rest up and enjoy the time together.

Thanks,

Mrs Phillips

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Parent Helpers’ Morning Tea

To all of those wonderful people

who have helped in our school,  classrooms,

at working bees, HPS Fete,

or in any other capacity at HPS.

Please allow us to extend a warm invitation

to join us for the HPS Helpers Morning Tea.

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Term 4, Week 7

Welcome to Week 7!

REMINDERS

ENGLISH

Our sounds of the week is: ‘oo’ as in ‘Look at the book, oo, oo, oo’

 

AND

Birds turn ‘ir’, ‘ir’, ‘ir’

 

In reading we are learning to summarise the books that we read, making sure to include the beginning, middle, and end events. We will also be identifying the main events in stories including the plot, character, setting, problem/solution and theme.

In writing we are focussing on the who, where, and what of events and ensuring we are including these in our weekend and investigations recounts.

In reading we will continue to revise several reading strategies including sequencing main events and discussing the literacy elements of a text (plot, character, setting, problem, resolution and theme).

MATHS

This week in Maths we will be practising the addition strategy ‘doubles’.  We will also be continuing to revise what we know about 2D and 3D shapes.

Have a great weekend!

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