August 12

2018 School Concert

On Wednesday night the students performed in front of over 1000 proud family members. The 3-4 students dances and sand to Happy, All-Star and Can’t stop this feeling.  The teachers had no idea we had so many great dancers in the level.  We might have to organise a dance competition at the end of the year! Well done 3-4’s on a spectacular performance!

July 30

Eucharist Workshop Evening

The Year 4’s have started their journey to celebrate the Eucharist.  The 50 students who will be receiving the Eucharist this year came to St. Anne’s to participate in a workshop evening with their parents to initiate the beginning of their eucharistic journey.  Songs were sung, stories were shared and a special bond between the children and their parents were formed.  We would like to wish all the students who will be receiving the Eucharist the best of luck as this is a very special occasion in your lives.

Eucharist Mass:
Sunday 5th August 10.30am @ St. Anne’s
Sunday 12th August 10.30am @ St. Anne’s
Sunday 12th August 5 pm @ St. Gerards

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July 30

St. Anne’s Feast Day

On Thursday 26th July, the student’s grandparents joined us for our special St. Anne’s Feast Day.  The hall was packed with hundreds of grandparents during our mass and assembly.  There were fits of laughter as the grandparents enjoyed watching the students perform in front of them during our school assembly.  At lunch, many grandparents were talking about how much of a special day it is to them, and how they cannot wait to come back and do it all over again next year.

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July 19

Term 3 Overview

Important Dates:

  1. Tuesday 17th July – Eucharist Workshop
  2. Thursday 26th July – St. Anne’s Feast Day
  3. Friday 27th July – Eucharist Reflection Day
  4. Wednesday 8th August – School Concert
  5. Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st August – School Closed
  6. Thursday 23rd August – School Athletics Day
  7. Thursday 30th August – Hooptime
  8. Friday 21st September – Last Day of Term

Eucharist

First Eucharist Workshop – Tuesday 17th July

School Concert

The school concert is held on Wednesday 8th August.  Students are to wear black and white with a touch of colour the matches their classroom colour below.

3/4C – Green

3/4M – Rainbow Colours

3/4J – Yellow

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask your classroom teacher.

 

Curriculum Overview

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Students will be learning about growth mindset and the importance of having a positive mindset when completing activities. Students will also learn about conflict resolution and strategies on how to deal with difficult situations.

Numeracy

The concepts covered this term are:

Multiplication – Skip counting, displaying multiples of a number and practice of multiplication tables.

Division – Grouping, division patterns and division facts

Decimals – Recognising place value to tenths and hundredths.

Measurement – Metric units, Temperature, Capacity and Mass.

Fractions – compare fractions of a half, quarter and thirds.

Angles – Greater than, less than or equal to

 

Literacy

In Writing, students explore the different elements within a poetry text. They will learn about the different types of poetry such as Acrostic, Haiku, Limerick, and Diamante. They will explore the different elements of writing texts such as, structure, characters and using descriptive language and text purpose. Students will learn how to write an explanation text and learn how to present confidently in front of an audience.  
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. Each week students have the opportunity to exchange books to read each week and maintain a regular reading habit.

 

Inquiry

This term students will learn about different eras in history.  They will explore what it was like to live in different eras, key events that occurred, key figures during that time and present their learnings to an audience.

 

Education in Faith

They explore the concept of the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist through the four modes, i.e., the priest, the Assembly, the Word and, above all, in his Body and Blood. Through the exploration of the two-part structure of the Mass, the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist they develop a knowledge of the key actions, words and symbols and the associated accounts in Scripture.

 

Italian

During Term 3, the students will continue to be exposed to the functional classroom language of 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 in Italian. They will also continue to revise greetings, colours, numbers, days of the week and months of the year.

The students will learn to use posso with other verbs including comprare, vedere, sentire, camminare and many others. They will work in pairs on their own poster or book illustrating the many uses of ‘posso’ and present this to the class.

 

Physical Education

During Term 3, the focus in Physical Education lessons will be  Athletics. Throughout this unit, students will participate in technique development sessions which cover throwing events (Shot put and Discus), jumping events (Long jump, Triple jump and High jump) and Track events, hurdles, sprints, relays and middle distance.

Modified equipment is initially used in many of these disciplines to ensure students are learning the appropriate skills in a safe and supported environment. Students will then have the opportunity to showcase their learning by participating in a range of Track and Field events at the St Anne’s Athletics Trials held on Thursday 23rd August.

 

Digital Technologies

This term, the Year 3/4 students will learn about how flowcharts and computer algorithms use ‘branching’ (making decisions based on certain criteria) and ‘looping or iteration’ (repetition) to carry out programs. The students will investigate other areas of life where this occurs, such as repetitive music or children’s storybooks. They will also use the iPads and robots to re-create an interactive version of a children’s story, to demonstrate an understanding of these ideas.

 

Performing Arts

This term the Year 3/4 students will continue to prepare for the School Concert by rehearsing their choreography. The emphasis is primarily on teamwork, safety and having fun together as they prepare for a public performance.

For the remainder of the term, the  Performing Arts focus is Drama. Students will participate in, and be exposed to a variety of activities including role-playing, improvisation and mime. They will apply expressive skills such as movement, voice, language and gesture appropriate for different situations and scenarios. Students will be taught to respond to their own and others work through self-reflection and feedback as they are developing skills, techniques and processes for expressing emotions and ideas. An important goal for this term’s work is to build confidence in the students, have them participate fully and have fun as they learn new dramatic skills.

 

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 practicing of appropriate number skills
  • include an 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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June 15

Term 2

This term the 3-4 students and teachers have been so busy that we have forgotten to share some of the wonderful activities and learning we have done!

Melbourne Victory

Before Melbourne Victory won the A-League Grand Final, they came to St. Anne’s to teach us some soccer skills. The students had a great time learning how to dribble the ball down the field and score goals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cross Country

All of the students in 3-4 had the opportunity to run in Cross Country.  We are so proud of our students for putting in 100% to finish the race.  There were a few casualties but it was great to see the amount of support and assistance the students showed towards one another clearly demonstrated the strong friendships they hold. Congratulations to Milla Haas and Logan Ross who won both their Cross Country events are now through to District Finals.

Cooking Incursion

The students had the opportunity to work with The Travelling Kitchen and learn how to cook some delicious food.  The students chopped and cooked up their very own dumplings, which they got to sample and take home with them.  Thankfully there were no fingers chopped off. Thank you to all the parents who came and helped out! We couldn’t have done it without you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom Learning

In 3-4, there is so much to learn! We have been busy learning about measurement, multiplication, narratives, parable stories and how to reduce food wastage and lots lots more! We have created a wonderful year level recipe which we sold to the families in our school community.  We raised over $900! It was a great effort by all of the students in 3-4.

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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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