Walk to School

Mount Martha Primary School is registered for Walk to School 2018! To get involved simply walk or ride to school and fill in your class calendar.

Walk to School is a great time of the year for students to learn alternative ways of travelling to school. The weather is more stable, and students have gotten to know their classmates. They could arrange to meet at a park and stride or at a known point and walk to school together. Parents may need to teach students road rules and safety. The best way to do this is to choose a route and do it together. Find safe places to cross roads and easy pathways to school.

Students who use active travel at least once over the next four weeks will receive a certificate. They need to make sure that each day they mark their active travel on the classroom calendar. Teachers will have these in a place where students can access them.

Walking, riding, skating and scooting to school helps to decrease car movements around the school making it safer for everyone! Travelling smart builds resilient kids, as they negotiate pathways and take risks, they become fitter through active travel and help to decrease pollution as a result of lower car use over short trips.

So pull together your neighbours and start your own walking bus or peloton and get active!

For more information go to – http://www.walktoschool.vic.gov.au

See you out there!
TravelSmart Team

Reading Hour – This Thursday

Hi all

To support National Reading Hour this Thursday 20th September 4E will be reading quietly and comfortably in their classroom and in the corridor in the morning between 9am-9: 30 pm and again in the afternoon between 3pm-3: 30 pm. Parents, grandparents and siblings are invited to join us. Bring whatever you are reading at the moment and join us while we sit, relax and read!!!

Hope you will be able to join us!

Mrs P & Mr J

Class Party!!!!!

Dear Parents/Carers

We have finally filled our marble jar!!! …and 4E has decided as their reward for consistent good work and effort they would like to celebrate with a class party on Wednesday 12th September in our classroom from 12:15pm-1pm. We will also be farewelling Arija who will be moving to Echuca with her family next week.. Could your child please bring a plate of food for the class to share. Also, can you let me know if you are available to assist in the kitchen from 11:30 am.

Thanking you for your assistance with this.

Mrs P

Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Congratulations to all students and staff on a wonderful Book Week Dress Up Day. Costumes were amazing! Thanks Mr Sweatman for your Master of Ceremonies duties this morning that totally immersed us all in the theme of the day.If you have not yet donated you can at the link below. Only 34% of Indigenous Year 5 students in very remote areas are at or above national minimum reading standards, compared to 95% for non-Indigenous students in major cities, according to the 2017 National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). So please, if you can, give a little CLICK HERE.

For those children in 4E who haven’t bought in their gold coin donation for the Dress Up day to support this worthy cause, please bring it in by Friday or donate using the link above.

Big Write Talk Homework

Hi all

Over the past few weeks the Year 4 children have been reading and viewing stories of what it was like to be a convict sent to the colonies in the late 1700’s. Tomorrow morning they will be required to think of themselves as a convict and for them to write a letter to a loved one back in England.

Please take a moment to discuss this topic with your child and get them to think of the 5 W’s (who, what, where, when & why) to help them plan their letter.

I can’t wait to see what they will write tomorrow!

Mrs P.

Important Parent Information

Act eSafe encourages students to develop lifelong online safety practices. The animation covers the essentials of online safety as well as safe and ethical use of technology. It is a great clip to watch together as a family and there are some good tips for both parents and children.

Act eSafe aligns with the Australian Curriculum, including Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability—applying social and ethical protocols and practices when using ICT, Personal and Social Capability and Health and Physical Education key learning area. This video has been produced by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner which has fantastic resources on internet safety for parents.

Big Write – Talk Homework

Tomorrow 4E will be doing a Big Write’.
It will be a narrative (a made up story) about an explorer. We have discussed the different types of explorer they can be and what type of setting they would be in. As we have been researching explorers looking for the Great Southern Land, it would be great if they could think of a situation or obstacles that these men would have faced.

Can’t wait to see what they will write about tomorrow!

Mrs P

4E Explorer Project

During the last few weeks the Year 4’s have been learning about world explorers. Last week 4E work in pairs to complete a Google slide on an explorer. It was great to see children working collaboratively, researching and collectively sorting through information to complete a small detailed report with pictures and a map. This week they have presented their slide to the class.

I hope you enjoy getting your child to share his/her knowledge about their explorer.

Mrs P

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