Welcome to Term Three! We hope you all had a wonderful break and are ready for a fantastic term ahead.
Below you will find the parent letter that explains what your child will be learning during Term Three.
Tiana Massimi & Nicole Moriarty
Good evening St Emilie’s Families
At 8:15 pm tonight the Premier announced a 4 day lockdown for the Perth and Peel regions commencing at midnight tonight.
This announcement follows a further case of community spread reported this evening.
This is an evolving situation, however hopefully with good community cooperation WA can get on top this situation again.
Schools have been instructed to remain open, especially to cater for those parents who are emergency workers or service providers.
The Premier acknowledged that as with previous lockdowns, parents may choose to keep their children at home for the remainder of the week (or in our case, Tuesday and Wednesday, as we have Pupil Free Days on Thursday and Friday anyway).
If you choose to bring your children to school:
– Year 1-6 parents MUST use drive through.
– Kindy and PP parents can use drive through or walk children in – however MASK WEARING is compulsory.
If you decide to keep your child at home, please email your child’s teacher explaining that this decision is due to the COVID lockdown and /or because of your work commitments.
· Schools will remain open
· Parents may choose to keep their children at home, as with the previous lockdowns.
· Requirements for mask wearing remain unchanged.
Thanks everyone and stay safe!
As you will be aware, the Government has announced a return to Stage 1 COVID restrictions from noon today.
Please note that:
· Schools will remain open
· A three-day restriction period will apply for Perth and Peel region
· Masks are mandatory indoors and on public transport from noon today.
· Private gatherings restricted to 30 people
· Events with large crowds will be postponed
· The two-square-metre rule has been reintroduced with numbers capped at 150 people
· Heightened cleaning requirements have been reinstated.
We would ideally only want to see Kindy and PP families onsite for the next three days and you must wear a mask. All other families are asked to please use the DRIVE THROUGH. While it isn’t the end to the term we had hoped for, rest assured we will take good care of the children and finish the term off well! Take care everyone!
This week the Year 2 students went on a tour around the school to investigate the different ways we use water.
We use water for drinking and keeping ourselves hydrated.
We use water for playing at the water trolley and at the mud kitchen.
We use water for the veggie garden. And by the way the Year 3’s planted potatoes this week through the Seed Potatoes for Schools initiative.
We use water in our Science investigations. These next few weeks the children are making their grassy heads. This is a guided inquiry inspired activity with a focus on sustainability.
This week in Religious Education we have been learning about the ways each person’s body is different and that each is unique and special. We recognised that even though we are all different, God loves each and every one of us the same.
To gain an understanding of how people with vision impairment use their bodies we covered our eyes and asked our friends to guide us around the junior oval. We learnt that we had to rely on the other senses in our body to guide us safely, as well as relying on a friend for support.
Aidan – It made me feel a bit sick and dizzy.
Meika – I saw black and pink.
Savannah – I felt scared because I couldn’t see where I was going.
Amelia – I felt worried because the ground was uneven. I felt like I was going to fall over.
Some discussions we had in Two Blue were…
- We felt scared because it was dark
- We felt dizzy because we couldn’t see
- We were worried that we were going to bump into something
Another challenge we faced was completing a guided drawing of a monster using our non dominant writing hand. Many of us found this difficult and frustrating. From these challenges we have been able to form a deeper appreciation of what our body can do.
Jayden – My drawing was really messy, I didn’t like it.
Leandra – I felt bad because it doesn’t look good
Aidan – It made me feel embarrassed
Titan – I felt sad because I was worried that people might laugh at my work
Gabriella – It felt really weird, I haven’t done that before. My normal hand is so neat.
In Writing this week we have been continuing to learn the actions to our Story Map. We are learning to tell the story of Little Red Riding Hood so that we can verbalise and sequence a story aloud before writing it. As part of our writing lessons this week we have also been learning to write a sentence of three. Using the sentences of three we made WANTED posters. We are hoping that we will be able to track down the Big Bad Wolf soon.
Here are our final Romero Britto pieces. We are very happy with how they turned out. Shortly in Art, we will be looking at warm and cool colours. We look forward to producing some new Artwork to display in the classroom.