It’s hard to believe that our first term in Year 3 is almost finished. The last few weeks have been spent celebrating our achievements and consolidating our learning. Thank you so much to everyone who was able to visit us on Open Night and share in our learning journey.
“I loved showing my family my magazine profile art and having them guess who was me. It was challenging and fun!” – Trent
“My favourite part was showing my narrative on Book Creator because I was very proud of it.” – Ava
“I loved playing the Maths games with my family because it was fun being the teacher and for once I felt like I knew more about something.” – Abby
“I was so happy showing my family everything because I put in a lot of effort.” – Thomas M
As you know we have also been preparing ourselves to be great role models for our Kindy Buddies and this week we finally got to meet them. We shared a story with our buddy and worked together on an Easter colouring activity.
The Year 3 students made their buddies feel so welcome and safe. They did a fantastic job of finding out a bit about what their buddy likes, answering questions that their buddy had and giving their buddy lots of praise for their amazing colouring in, drawing and writing.
Dear Parents, Thank you for your support this term. I hope you have a wonderful Easter break and I look forward to working together again in Term 2.
We have had loads of fun and learned so much over our first term in Kindy Blue!
“Give Me Five” has been so important to learn about and follow every day at Kindy, as we learn to control our wriggles and switch on our eyes and ears and thinking.
We need to use active looking and listening, to promote new learning, so we can grow thinking brains, to share our ideas and learn from others.
These mat manners are encouraged daily to promote turn taking in conversation, so we can hear and learn from stories, so we can learn and develop new concepts from involvement with different materials and equipment.
We also need this turn taking to learn from our peers, in play situations, group situations,
and to learn from our teachers.
Manners help us share meals together and learn how to look after our bodies’ needs.
We can learn patience as we wait our turn in a line to wash our hands.
We can look and listen when we are viewing and participating in Music and Movement songs and dances.
Our mat manners help us to listen to our teachers.
We look and share our learning and ideas as we conduct science experiments.
We listen to and share in stories about Jesus life and his work teaching about God.
We learn about our native Australian wildlife from visitors like Oz west and their koala, dingo, lizards and snakes.
We learn how to slow down and think about information as we create drawings about ourselves.
We use our learning about shapes and how they can go together, to create observational drawings of our mascot Freda, the frill necked lizard.
We use our listening ears to follow the teachers directions on how we could go about a task.
We are learning about the letters in our names and how they are sequenced.
This is the most important word we know at the moment!
We can share ideas about games, who will do particular jobs in the game, what we might wear, all sorts of important social decisions that
“Give Me Five” help us to organise with our friends.
“Give Me Five” can help us learn and grow in so many ways!
We are looking forward to a lovely, relaxing holiday
and then we return to Kindy to learn some more!
Happy Easter to all our Families over the holidays!
On Friday 16th March we celebrated Gannon Day. During the week the students practised their Gannon chant. Mrs Harvey is the mastermind behind this, carefully deconstructing the Greater Western Sydney club song to meet our Gannon needs.
We presented a liturgy and shared the Gannon message of ‘Serving with Humility’.
At lunch time we met on the junior oval to eat our lunch together.
Then it was time to meet together in the Learning Hub to put together our ‘Care Packs’ for Coolabaroo Childcare centre in Thornlie. Coolabaroo is part of the Moorditch Gurlongga Association that encourages education in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, history, language and community.
On Friday afternoon Mrs Cogger loaded the care packs into her car with the help of Xavier and Hudson. She then made a delivery to Coolabaroo. They were thrilled to see us again this year and so grateful to the students and the work we are doing at St Emilie’s
We have been having a great time in Kindy this term – learning about ourselves, one another and the wonderful world around us!
Here are some of the things we have been up to …
Reptiles and Amphibians
We have been learning about how reptiles and amphibians are cold blooded and they need the sun to survive. Getting creative and making our very own frill neck lizards and frogs has kept us all engaged and excited. We are all looking forward to our reptile incursion next week – watch this space! 🙂
We really love going outside for a play with our friends and using our imagination in so many special ways! Here we are working and sharing together outside. It is important to get our bodies moving and join in outdoor play every day. We have also been learning about how important it is to wear our hats to protect our skin from the sun!
One of our goals is to be able to recognise our own name when it is written down. We have been doing a fantastic job at this and have been having lots of fun decorating our names with various objects to support our fine motor development and hand eye coordination.
We are excited about learning every day and we look forward to many more active, hands-on, question filled, smiley days in Kindy Gold!
Gosnells Cricket Club will be holding trials for the Premier District U13s, U14s, U15s and U17’s squads for the coming 2019/2020 season. Trials will be held at Sutherlands Park, Gay St, Huntingdale. If you are looking to take the next step in your cricketing pathway then register your interest.
Trials will be held on
U13s and U14s – Monday 11th, 18th and 25th March. Register at 4:30pm for a 5pm start.
U15s and U17s – Wednesday 13th and 20th March. Register at 4:30pm for a 5pm start.
Focus points are all as important as each other. Coaches will be looking at
As well as your performance and attitude.
Age based criteria for the applicable junior competition are as follows
Under 17 – must be less than 17 years on June 30.
Under 15 – must be less than 15 years on June 30
Under 14 – must be less than 14 years on June 30
Under 13 – must be less than 13 years on June 30
You will be require your community club training uniform and full cricket kit. Trials will last for approximately 1.5 hours depending on numbers. All players who wish to join the 2019/2020 district squads must attend these trials.
Please register your interest below
email – firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 8th March.
Include the following in your registration
Player name, parents name, player date of birth, current community club, contact email and mobile number.