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Stage 2 TERM 3 NEWSLETTER, 2019

Welcome back to Term 2! We hope everyone has had a safe and happy holiday break. This newsletter outlines the Stage 2 learning programs for this term. It also provides practical strategies that parents can be using to assist their children at home.

Please note, our Stage 2 Parent Workshop is on 8-9am, Wednesday 14 August. This workshop aims to provide parents and carers with an understanding of the content and skills being taught this term and to equip them with practical strategies that can be used at home. If you would like to attend this workshop, please complete the Google Form in the link below.

The Big Question being explored across the school this term is, 'How Do We Know?'

Our Big Question for this term is "How Do We Know?"

Important Dates and Days

sport days

  • Year 3: Wednesday and Friday - students are to wear sports uniform on these days
  • Year 4: Monday and Friday - students are to wear sports uniform on these days

LIBRARY DAYS

  • Students in Periwinkle and Indigo are to bring library bags on Thursday
  • Students in Iris are to bring their library bags on Friday
dates to remember
  • Tuesday 13 August: P&C Meeting
  • Wednesday 14 August: Stage 2 Parent Workshop
  • Thursday 15 August: 3-6 Author Visit - RA Spratt
  • Monday 19 - Friday 23 August: Book Week
  • Friday 30 August: Father's Day Family Breakfast
  • Monday 2 September: Stage 2 Excursion - Bradleys Head
  • Monday 9 September: Athletics Zone Carnival - Field
  • Tuesday 10 September: Athletics Zone Carnival - Track
  • Wednesday 4 September: Great Book Swap
  • Thursday 12 September: Spring Soiree
  • Monday 16 - Friday 20 September: Student-Led Conferences

BYOD Apps

As well as the core learning apps shown on Anzac Park's BYOD Policy, we ask that families download the app shown below by Monday 5 August. All apps are free unless otherwise stated.

ENGLISH

Concept - Context and Representation

This term, Stage 2 students will explore the concepts 'Context and Representation'. Context refers to factors acting upon composers and responders that impinge on meaning. Representation is the depiction of a thing, person or idea in written, visual, performed or spoken language.

Stage 2 students will understand that texts can be responded to and composed differently in different personal, social and cultural contexts. They will also explore how representations are varied and reflect individual experiences and contexts.

This term, students are exploring informative and persuasive texts through investigating a neighbouring country to host the Oceania Games, aligned to our Geography unit. Students will examine the natural and human features of their chosen country, as well as climate and lifestyle before composing an information report. They will then write a bid to the committee persuading them to select their country to host the games.

Below are resources that parents and carers can use to support their students in writing.

MATHEMATICS

Concept - Spatial Relationships

Through a range of hands-on, inquiry-based and explicit mathematical teaching, students will explore whole number, addition & subtraction, multiplication & division, data, two-dimensional space, angles and area. Instruction will be differentiated to ensure students build their understanding of mathematical concepts.

Geography

Concept - Place and Space

In Geography, students are learning how places are similar and different. Students will learn specifically the features and characteristics of Australia and its neighbouring countries, and the interactions between people, places and environments.

CREATIVE ARTS

Concept - context and Representation

This term, students will explore the artforms of dance and visual arts. Students will explore movement using the elements of dance to communicate ideas, feelings or moods. Students will also use various construction techniques suited to the interpretation of selected subject matter in sculpture and in other three-dimensional work.

PDHPE

Concept - Connection

In Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, students will explore the contextual factors influencing personal choices and decisions around health, safety and physical activity. Students will also pose questions, test solutions and use problem-solving strategies to solve movement challenges.

Home Learning

In addition to completing Literature Circle activities each week, every Stage 2 child should be reading for at least 25 minutes per night. This can include a mix of quality literature and school-set texts.

The 20 Hour Challenge will also continue this term as students upload evidence towards their goals on Seesaw each week.

The Stage 2 teachers are looking forward to another great term of learning!

Should you have any further questions, please contact your child's key teacher or our Stage 2 Assistant Principal, Lydia Janabi: lydia.janabi@det.nsw.edu.au

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