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Pre-Transition Roxburgh The children had a wonderful time at the Fun Run last Friday. It was very warm running around the oval but the children did a great job persisting with laps and were understandably exhausted back in the classroom! In Literacy this week we have been looking at the letter e. We discussed the long e sound but mainly focused on the short e sound. Our weekly high frequency word is no. The children enjoyed reading about Elmer the Elephant and making him in craft. Next week we will look at the letter h. In Maths, we have begun to record some of our measurement findings. We talked about what length means, and the difference between measuring the length or width of an object. It was lovely having so many of you attending the reading information sessions last Thursday night and I am very grateful for the feedback you have given me regarding the evening. Parent Teacher Discussions began yesterday afternoon and will continue this afternoon. Next week we will enjoy lots of extra craft activities, in the lead up to Easter and enjoy celebrating the end of the childrens first term in Pre-Transition. Have a wonderful relaxing weekend, in preparation for the final four days of Term 1! Sophie Roxburgh Transition T1 Lenzo This week we have been finalising our activities on community helpers and have had a look at postal workers. We had a go at writing a letter and posting it in our class postal box. In Maths, we have been doing some measuring, and using the terms shorter than and longer than. Next week we will have some fun with a few Easter activities. Louise Lenzo Transition T2 Thomson T2 had a fantastic time at the Fire Station today and I am very proud of their behaviour on the bus ride to and from the station. Well done everyone! A big Thank You to Suzanne, Melanie and Maria for helping us during the excursion. This week is the last week we will have homework and readers, so please return any readers still at home by Monday. Tanya Thomson Junior School Notices Year 1B Blokland Well, Term 1 is drawing to a close and what a busy term it has been. Firstly, I would like to thank all of the Year 1 students for their hard work throughout the whole term. You have settled in well and we look forward to a busy and exciting Term 2. I would also like to thank all of the Parent Helpers who have spent time in our class each week to help with our Literacy Activities. We really enjoy you coming into our room and look forward to seeing you again in Term 2. In English this week the children made Hippity-hop Bunnies and then wrote an independent procedure explaining how they made these. These procedures will be published and sent home so that everyone can see how much they have learnt about procedure writing this term. We also learnt about adjectives this week and drew some fantastic trolls after reading the story The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We wrote fantastic descriptions about the trolls using many different adjectives. In Maths this week, we have continued learning about place value. We have also begun learning about odd and even numbers and rounding numbers. Thanks again for a wonderful Term 1. Have a great holiday! Ristan Blokland Year 4A Noonan This week the students presented their brochures to the class. It was great to hear all their creative ideas for a Space holiday. Thank you to all the families that brought in their Fun Run donations. We all worked hard to complete lots of laps. Tomorrow we are celebrating Harmony Day. Please do not forget to bring in cakes to sell, and money to purchase them to help raise monies for the earthquake victims in Haiti. Marie Noonan Year 3B Gibbs Thank you for all the wonderful food the children brought to school on Monday for our Harmony Day feast. It certainly was a feast! Over the past few weeks the children have really been enjoying learning about plants in Science. We have grown tomato plants (very successfully so they should be ready to take home soon) and popcorn and conducted a variety of experiments. We have created books about how to care for plants, discovered more about how to record information from science experiments and created graphs using Microsoft Excel. In English and Maths we have been working independently and in small groups to extend our learning. We have learning more about creative writing through exploring characters and the structure of Narratives. Next term we are going to consolidate our skills in spelling sight words correctly in our writing and applying our knowledge of punctuation. In Maths, we have been working on position and location. We are busy creating our own treasure maps. A reminder that the S.R.C are having a cupcake stall on Friday to raise money for the Chile and Haiti Earthquake appeal. Emily Gibbs All Year 3 Classes Next Thursday 1st March all Year 3 classes are having an end of term party to celebrate our learning this term. In keeping with our Term 1 theme, our party will focus on children celebrating multicultural Australia. We will play games from around the world and the children can bring in a plate to share from a country of their heritage. Emily Gibbs, Debbie Ness, Heather Thompson Year 3/4B OConnor This week in Science we have been studying individual features of our planets. Groups have also demonstrated their understanding of potential and kinetic energy. This will be further extended by the CSIRO incursion on Friday. Next week we will be having a student teacher from Charles Darwin University, Ms Elissa Rummery, join us for the next eight weeks. She will be assisting in the teaching of the class as she completes her final practicum with us. If you would like to meet Elissa please feel free to come in and say hello any morning. Selena OConnor The Essington School Darwin 3 Early Learning/Junior School Notices