May 8

Melbourne Victory

This term, Melbourne Victory has been visiting the students during their PE class to teach them new soccer skills. The kids have been loving having them play games and kick the soccer ball around during their lesson.

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April 27

Term 2 Overview

Important Dates:

  1. Wednesday 25th April – ANZAC DAY (School closed)
  2. Thursday 3rd May – 3/4 J Class Mass
  3. Friday 4th May – 3/4 J Assembly Reflection
  4. Thursday 10th May – Mother’s Day Stall
  5. Friday 11th – Mother’s Day Breakfast
  6. Wednesday 15th to Thursday 17th May – NAPLAN
  7. Friday 18th May – 3/4 J Show and Tell
  8. Friday 25th May – 3/4 C Show and Tell
  9. Thursday 31st May – 3/4 M Class Mass
  10. Friday 1st June – 3/4 M Assembly Reflection
  11. Monday 4th June – 3/4 Incursion with the Travelling Kitchen
  12. Thursday 7th June – 3/4 C Class Mass
  13. Friday 8th June – 3/4 C Class Reflection
  14. Monday 11th June – Queens Birthday (School closed)
  15. Thursday 14th June – St Vincent de Paul Mass
  16. Friday 22nd June – 3/4 M Class Mass
  17. Monday 25th June – Parent Teacher Chats
  18. Friday 29th June – Last day of term

 

Eucharist

First Eucharist Workshop – Tuesday 17th July

Eucharist dates – TBA

 

Curriculum Overview

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

This term students will learn about emotional responses to different situations and choices. They will recognise the importance of inclusive behaviour within social contexts.

 

Numeracy

The concepts covered this term are:

Place Value – Finding the value of a digit in a number and showing a visual representation of a number.

Addition and Subtraction – Single and double addition and subtraction.  Addition and Subtraction with regrouping.

Time – Analogue and digital, telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes

Measurement – Measuring lines using a variety of measuring tools. Calculating Area and Perimeter of a regular shape

Shape – Identifying features of a 2D and 3D shape

Multiplication and Division – Automatic recall of basic multiplication facts. Solving division problems using multiple strategies.

 

Literacy

In Writing, students will be consolidating their knowledge and understanding of how to write a narrative and persuasive text.  Students will learn about the structure and features of a procedural text.
Reading activities will include exposing the students to a wide range of texts, including digital texts. Students will work at their own level on comprehending these texts in order to build their skills and knowledge. The Literacy program will also include personalised spelling (a component of their weekly homework). Each week students have the opportunity to exchange books to read each week and maintain a regular reading habit.

 

Inquiry

Students will be learning about where our food comes from, how it can be prepared,  the diversity of food choices and ways in which food wastage can be reduced.

 

Education in Faith

Students will be learning about the importance of human dignity in light of the Catholic Social Teachings. This unit was developed to work alongside out Inquiry unit, teaching students about the importance of giving and appreciating how fortunate we are to have food on our table each day.

 

Italian

During Term 2 in Italian the students will continue to be exposed to and use functional language such as scusa, per favore/ per piacere, ascolta, ripeti, avanti, seduti, ai banchi, in circolo, in piedi, posso avere/ usare/ andare, ho bisogno di…, aiuta and come si dice.

The students will revise greetings, colours, numbers, days of the week and months of the year in Italian.

As part of a cultural focus, the students will plan a trip to an Italian city ( Rome, Venice, Florence or Milan) and research 3 famous sites or landmarks of that city to share with the class.

 

Physical Education

In Physical Education, students will participate in activities designed to enhance fitness, and discuss the impact regular exercise can have on health and wellbeing. Activities will include the

12 minute run/walk and training runs to help prepare for the St Anne’s Cross Country run held on the 23rd May.

Melbourne Victory FC will also deliver the ‘Victory for Schools Football program’ in the first four weeks of Term Two. MVFC Community coaches will teach the students some vital skills required to play football in a fun and supportive environment.

Finally, the students will focus on the fundamental movement skill of Kicking. They will practise and refine kicking in a variety of movement skills and game situations.

 

Digital Technologies

This term, students will be looking at the emailing process. They will practise how to write, send and reply to emails. Students will also be engaged and inspired by two different types of robots. The Dash & Dot robot will introduce them to coding using robots. The Ozobots will deepen their knowledge of robots as they create mazes and solve problems using the robots.

 

Performing Arts

This term the main focus of the Performing Arts program is Dance. The students will be learning a song and dance routine for our school concert in Term 3, combining movement skills that develop body awareness, coordination, control and balance. Our safe dance practices will include warming up and cooling down procedures. The rehearsals will provide opportunities for the students to view their dance on an electronic device, reflect upon how to improve their dance performance and give and receive feedback. A strong emphasis on teamwork and enjoyment will be highlighted at the beginning of each session. I’m really looking forward to seeing the students develop their skills and understanding of the elements of dance as they prepare for their performance

 

Homework

St. Anne’s offers homework as a part of the school’s educational program.

  • Homework is optional at St Anne’s and at the discretion of the parents
  • Students on intervention programs, may be required to complete additional tasks, however this will be communicated and agreed with the parents of these students.
  • Parents will be advised of homework opportunities at the beginning of the school year
  • All students are encouraged to spend time reading each evening
  • Homework is offered at all levels with the emphasis on the practice of skills in Literacy and Mathematics
  • Years 3-6 students will use school diaries. Diaries provide a means of regular communication between parents and the school and may include details about homework

 

Homework will:

  • include daily independent reading which is required to be recorded in school diaries
  • Include practising of appropriate number skills
  • include extension of and connection to class work and projects (including Specialist Teacher’s homework when appropriate).

 

Homework at this level will be approximately one and a half hours per week and will not be set during holidays or during the final week of each term.

 

Note:

In Years 3 – 6, homework will usually be set on a weekly or fortnightly basis.

Homework goes out on Tuesday and is due back in on Monday.  

 

Additional Information

Students will need to wear their sports uniform on Tuesday and Thursday for Physical Education and Sport.

 

Please come and see us, give us a call or email us if you have any queries or worries:

gcarrick@saparkorchards.catholic.edu.au

amcalister@saparkorchards.catholic.edu.au

gabriellej@saparkorchards.catholic.edu.au

 

Regards,

Adrian, Grace and Gabrielle

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February 4

Term 1 Overview

Important Dates:

  1. Tuesday 30th January – Students first day back
  2. Friday 2nd February – 3/4M Assembly Reflection
  3. Friday 9th February – 3/4J Reflection
  4. Monday 12th February – Whole School Mass
  5. Wednesday 14th February – Ash Wednesday Mass 11.30am
  6. Friday 16th February – MP Ryan Smith visit
  7. Friday 16th February – 3/4C Reflection
  8. Monday 19th February – MP Kevin Andrews visit
  9. Thursday 22nd February – School Photos
  10. Friday 2nd March – 3/4M Show and Tell
  11. Friday 2nd March – School Closed
  12. Saturday 3rd March – Strawberry Fair
  13. Friday 16th March – 3/4C Show and Tell
  14. Thursday 29th March – 3/4J Show and Tell
  15. Thursday 29th March – Last day of school

Reconciliation

Reconciliation Workshop – Tuesday 6th March at 7pm

Wednesday 22nd March

Thursday 23rd March

 

Eucharist

TBA

 

Curriculum Overview

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

During Term 1, the students will be given opportunities to get to know their new classmates and developing new friendships.  These concepts will be covered through interactive activities such as circle time, role play, group tasks and team building games.

Numeracy

The concepts covered this term are:

Place Value – Finding the value of a digit in a number and showing a visual representation of a number.

Addition and Subtraction – Single and double addition and subtraction.  Addition and Subtraction with regrouping.

Time – Analogue and digital, telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes

Statistics and Probability – Collecting data and graphing

Literacy

In Writing, students will explore the different elements within a narrative text such as, structure, characters and using descriptive language. Students will also learn how to write a persuasive text.
Reading activities will include exposing the students to a wide range of texts, including digital texts. Students will work at their own level on comprehending these texts in order to build their skills and knowledge. The Literacy program will also include personalised spelling (a component of their weekly homework). Each week students have the opportunity to exchange books to read each week and maintain a regular reading habit.

Inquiry

This term, as part of our school wide focus on cybersafety, the Year 3/4 students will be revising the type of personal information that is appropriate to share online. They will practise sending and receiving emails to their school friends and teachers. They will use the Google Slides app to create a cyber safety quiz to demonstrate their understanding in this important topic. Students will also recognise different types of data and explore how the same data can be represented in different ways.

Education in Faith

In this unit students explore the concepts of forgiving and healing through the sacrament of Reconciliation. They explore the different Rites of Reconciliation celebrated in the Catholic Church. They examine the four stages of reconciling a friendship. Students are invited to write their own prayers of forgiveness and healing and to express their new learnings in a display for the school. Students will also learn about their role within our Catholic community and reflect upon how their own actions can have positive and negative consequences.

Italian

During Term 1 in Italian, the students will continue to use functional language including scusa, per favore/per piacere, ascolta, ripeti, avanti, seduti, ai banchi, in circolo, in piedi, posso avere/usare/andare, ho bisogno di…aiuta and come si dice. They will learn tutti insieme also.

As part of the health element, the students will describe strategies to make the classroom a healthy, safe and active place. They will work together as a whole group, individually and in pair situations in order to continue to develop strategies to make the classroom a happy and productive place.

Physical Education

In Term One the students will practise and refine the fundamental movements skills of catching and throwing for both distance and accuracy. They will perform movement skills to develop balance and stability while transferring weight. During partner and group activities they will discuss and apply strategies for working cooperatively and investigate how emotional responses may vary in a competitive environment.

Digital Technologies

This term, the Year 3/4 students will be learning how to use their school email accounts appropriately. They will also use the iPads to create a short video and access the recording studio to make an audio recording related to their inquiry studies.

Performing Arts

The focus for the Year 3/4 Performing Arts for this term is Music. The students will be learning to sing some contemporary songs focusing on the elements of music including dynamics, pitch and rhythmic patterns. They will listen and respond to a variety of music developing their musical terminology and ability to describe and explain their personal preferences. The students will use musical instruments to further develop their understanding of music notation.

 

Homework

St. Anne’s offers homework as a part of the school’s educational program.

  • Homework is optional at St Anne’s and at the discretion of the parents
  • Students on intervention programs, may be required to complete additional tasks, however this will be communicated and agreed with the parents of these students.
  • Parents will be advised of homework opportunities at the beginning of the school year
  • All students are encouraged to spend time reading each evening
  • Homework is offered at all levels with the emphasis on the practice of skills in Literacy and Mathematics
  • Years 3-6 students will use school diaries. Diaries provide a means of regular communication between parents and the school and may include details about homework

 

Homework will:

  • include daily independent reading which is required to be recorded in school diaries
  • Include practising of appropriate number skills
  • include extension of and connection to class work and projects (including Specialist Teacher’s homework when appropriate).

 

Homework at this level will be approximately one and a half hours per week and will not be set during holidays or during the final week of each term.

 

Note:

In Years 3 – 6, homework will usually be set on a weekly or fortnightly basis.

Homework goes out on the Tuesday and is due back in on Monday.  

 

Additional Information

Student will need to wear their sports uniform on Tuesday and Thursday for Physical Education and Sport.

 

Please come and see us, give us a call or email us if you have any queries or worries:

gcarrick@saparkorchards.catholic.edu.au

amcalister@saparkorchards.catholic.edu.au

gabriellej@saparkorchards.catholic.edu.au

 

Regards,

Adrian, Grace and Gabrielle

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December 18

Italiano

During the last few weeks in Italian, the 3/4 students have been learning ‘La preghiera di Natale’ (an Italian Christmas prayer). The students worked well to say their prayers beautifully. I wish all the students and their families a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday.

Buon natale, felice anno nuovo e buone vacanze a tutti!!

Signora Cannarozzo

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December 7

Monsters have taken over 3-4’s

This term the year 3 and 4 students have been learning how to sew.  They have worked very hard on making their very own monster pillows, with all of them adding their own unique and special touches.  We must agree that they all look fantastic! Well done 3-4’s

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December 7

1-2 & 3-4 Transition

Over the past two weeks, the 1-2 and 3-4 students have been mixed up to help students who will be in 3-4 together next year get to know each other.  The students have loved working with students in 1-2 level, with many of the current year 2’s being super excited to come up to year 3 next year.

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December 7

Excursion to the CBD and St. Patrick’s Cathedral

On Tuesday, the 3-4 students embarked on a Christmas journey through the CBD. First stop was Federation Square where they got to see the magical Christmas display. Walking through the city the students were amazed by what they saw, people walking to work, people shopping, construction of buildings, and the ring bells of the trams. At the Myer windows, the students couldn’t keep their eyes off the display.  With numerous cries of hunger, we stopped at parliament steps for morning tea. Looking over at the parents who were having a fantastic time taking selfies, sipping coffee and having a laugh.  We were greeted by Mrs. Weekes brother Fr Michael who came down and took us on a tour of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  The children we dead silent listening to the information and stories Fr Michael was telling them as we walked through the Cathedral. All the students loved the excursion, with many of them wanting to go back for Christmas eve mass.

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November 1

Hooptime Finals

 

On Tuesday, the All Star Girls and All Star Boys teams competed in the Hooptime Finals.  Both teams had a perfect start winning the first three games and scoring an average of 20 points. Both coaches Paul Guardiani (Girls) and Paul Stevens (boys) were firing up their teams with plenty of positive reinforcement on the sidelines.  Both teams played exceptionally well over the day and were very close to going through to the next round, especially the girls team who had lost two games by one point and drew the third. Keep practicing and good luck for next year!

 

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October 26

Italian Day 2017

Ciao! Mercoledì gli studenti di S. Anna hanno festeggiato la loro Giornata Italiana. La giornata è iniziata con una sfilata italiana, dove tutti gli studenti hanno avuto modo di mostrare i loro stupefatti costumi. Tutti i ragazzi hanno apprezzato parlare italiano, cantando canzoni italiane, gare di relè, spettacolo magico e pizza e gelati.

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October 26

Hip Hop Dancing in 3-4

On Monday the 3-4 students participated in a short hip-hop dance incursion. Pieta taught the students a full dance routine in 30 minutes. Every student in 3-4 loved the incursion and danced their way back into the classroom after it finished.

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