Wyoming Public School

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5/6H

Welcome to 5/6H

Term 3 already!

Last term, our excursion to Dubbo was certainly a highlight!

Here is what we will be up to this term.

1.  We have started reading our shared novel, ‘Fish in a Tree’ by Lynda Mullaly-Hunt.

2.  We are continuing with daily speed drills and Numeracy Ninjas before our focus Mathematics lesson.

3.   In Geography, we are studying the unit, ‘Factors that change environments’. The students will examine how people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, have influenced the country’s environmental characteristics.

4.   Our units of study in Science are ‘Exploring forces’ and ‘Seeing the light’.

  Important days in the week:

 Library: Tuesday           Sport: Friday

Equipment

Please make sure your child has the following equipment

1.  A ruler with millimetres (no metal or bendy ones please), lead pencils, blue, black and red pens, (simple biro pens with no fancy attachments please as they tend to be distracting), large scissors, glue, sharpener, eraser and coloured pencils enclosed in a small pencil case. Large pencil cases take up too much room on desks. Please label all items.

2. Please provide a box of tissues for the class to use. Thank you to those families who have done so already.

3. Note: no liquid paper / whiteout

 Homework

In preparation for high school, homework is able to be completed online through Google Classroom. For those students without computer access, paper copies can be given. Homework is to be returned to class teachers by Friday morning. Homework includes:

1.  Home Reading: Most students in Stage 3 are independent readers who can choose their own books from home and the Library. Reading material does not have to be limited to books but can include magazines, newspapers and is to be for enjoyment. Students must bring in their reading logs, signed by a parent at least once a week.

2. Spelling – students write out their words four times a week, ideally each day.

3.  Mathematics – times table multiplication facts practise.

Clothing

Please ensure all clothing especially hats and jumpers are clearly labelled.

 Absences

It is a Departmental of Education requirement that parents provide a letter explaining a child’s absence from school. Any leave (short or long term or partial ie; part of a day) must have the approval of the Principal. A letter beforehand will assist.

 Medication

Asthma medication should be kept in the student’s schoolbag and the office, and class teachers need a copy of the Asthma Management Plan prepared by your doctor. All other medication MUST be kept at the office and parents will need to complete a medical indemnity form giving details of doses and times. If your child has any allergies or medical conditions that may require urgent treatment our school needs an Action Plan. Please contact us for more details about medical conditions.

Looking forward to another great term

(Mrs) Sharon Head

 5/6H class teacher

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