The students have a number of events to look forward to this term. Book Week is in Week 6, the Primary Music Recital will be held on the 23 August and swimming lessons begin on 3 September. A swimming timetable will be sent home when class allocations have been decided. As well as this, the term will continue to be jam packed with a great deal of learning.
Mindfulness with Meg
In Year 4, students have started their second term of mindfulness with Ms Meg. In Term 1 students worked with Ms Meg on a weekly basis to learn about the brain science behind mindfulness and how these practices can help relieve our daily stresses. This term they are learning about resilience and mindful communication.
Plenty of Pikelets
This term’s Mathematics has started off with an awesome investigation called Plenty of Pikelets. Students looked at the concepts of measurement and money. They had to adapt a recipe for pikelets, prepare a shopping list and budget, and then make pikelets with a group. We had some fabulous parent helpers who we want to thank again as we couldn’t have done it without them. Students reflected on their investigation and were able to make connections to other real-world contexts where these skills would be useful.
Middle Years Speech Competition
The students have been delivering their short speeches in preparation for the Class Speech finals that will take place in Week 6. It has been good to see evidence of planning and rehearsal. As the students grow in confidence, we are seeing skill development in a number of areas. They are responding to weekly feedback from their peers and teacher to make further improvements.
As in years gone by, Book Week (Week 6) is a highlight of the year. In the lead-up to this special week, during Library lessons, we have been reading the shortlisted Children’s Book Council Award books and Year 4 students have been reflecting on the texts read.
The week itself is themed “Find Your Treasure” but is in no way limited to pirates! There will be no formal Library sessions that week. On Thursday 30th August, Year 4 will have a fun book quiz in the Library so all their knowledge and memory of their reading will be helpful for their team. On Friday 31st August, the boys and girls may dress up as their favourite book character or dress up in the theme. At 8:30am, there will be a parade on field and at 9am an assembly for Years 3-6.
In addition, on that Friday, the Library is hosting a Book Fair in conjunction with Kidnapped Book Store in Sai Kung. All students will be given the opportunity to visit and purchase a book of their choice should they wish to do so. The books will range from $100-$300 and any purchase over $100 will receive a 10% discount to use on the day. If you would like your child to participate, please discuss your expectations in regard to book choice and the spending amount as appropriate. The Book Fair will be open from 8am-3:30pm should you wish to come and have a browse too, we’d love to see you in the Library.
Students need to keep reading and recording their minutes for the Reading Challenge!
Encourage your child to think about what costume they would like to wear on Friday 31 August for our Book Week Parade.
Homework needs to be handed in on Friday and presented with quality in mind. Teachers are noticing some students are rushing through their work at home.
Please remind your child to bring their water bottle every day. We encourage students to drink water throughout the school day to stay hydrated.
Uniform must be labelled and if your child picks up someone else’s uniform please encourage them to hand it back to the owner the next school day.
Dates for the diary
Friday 17 August Leadership Assembly
Thursday 23 August Primary Music Recital 11am
Week 6 Book Week
Wednesday 29 August Jacaranda Mufti Day
Friday 31 August Book Week Assembly 8:30, Book Fair
Week 7 Swimming Program Begins
Maggie Marsh | Head of Year Four