TERM ONE - SENIORS 2024
Students have settled very quickly into their new classrooms, caught up with their friends and are showing eagerness to progress with their learning goals.
This term, our Year 5s will be preparing for their NAPLAN assessments and we will be having a strong focus on cybersafety, kindness and resilience.
Classrooms open at 8:35am each morning for students to organise themselves for the day and learning time can start promptly at 8:45am. There is still ongoing walkway works being done outside the senior building and we ask students to enter their classrooms via the hallway after the 8.35am bell.
Reminder that students are required to bring their charged iPads in daily and put them in their classroom’s filing cabinet for safe storage. Also mobile phones need to be handed into their classroom teacher and will be returned at the end of the school day.
Please remember hats, water bottles and fruit daily.
The literacy focus this term is developing and improving reading and comprehension strategies and understanding how texts vary in purpose, structure and language. Teachers will be sharing their love of reading by reading a class novel by author David Walliams, who writes engaging and humorous stories. Students are encouraged to read nightly and to log their reading in their new 2024 diaries. Teachers will collect student’s diaries once a week to monitor their reading nights.
For writing, students will be explicitly taught how to write narrative and persuasive texts with a focus on the different text features used to engage the reader. Students will continue to build on the structure, language and conventions of writing. They will practise revising, editing and publishing their work. Our spelling lessons will focus on spelling rules and students should be encouraged to practise their words each night. Spelling lists are added to their Google Classroom each week.
In Mathematics, our main focus is to build skills, knowledge and confidence in fluency, understanding, reasoning and problem solving. Our focus in Number and Algebra is the place value system and the four operations. Measurement lessons will be on length, time and understanding 3D shapes and their nets. Students will also continue to develop their critical thinking skills working collaboratively to solve mathematical problems using a range of strategies. We encourage every student to continue to work on their multiplication facts. We are trialling Times Tables Rock Stars this term and students have access to this platform. Their password will be in their school diary.
This term’s topic is Wellbeing. Students have participated in a KidsHelpline online session on Cyberbullying and will also revisit the school’s Digital Technology User Acceptable Use Agreement. These will be sent home after your child has signed the Agreement for you to read together and also sign.
Students will also continue to work on the Kingsley Park values of Respect, Community, Resilience, Excellence and Co-operation and make connections with others in the school community.
Our students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of games, activities and sports this term including:
6 February: Safer Internet Day
28 February: Parent Teacher Meetings
1 March: Clean Up Australia Day
8 March: Curriculum Day
11 March: Labour Day Holiday
13 - 25 March: Naplan (Year 5)
13 March: Courage to Care (Year 6)
15 March: Summer Lightning Premiership
27 March: Senior’s Community Day Excursion (TBC)
28 March: Easter Bonnet Parade and last day of term (2:30pm dismissal)
SENIOR TEACHING TEAM
Ms Danae Maini and Mrs Kate Cox (Year 5) S1
Ms Trish Papettas (Year 6) S3
Mrs Elle Sullivan (Year 5) S2
Mr Kieron Quick (Year 6) S4
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