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Tingha Public School

Tingha Public School

Totally Proud and Strong

Telephone02 6723 3437

Emailtingha-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

4/5/6

Term Three - 2022

Hello everyone,

Hope you all had an enjoyable, relaxing and safe holiday. We are looking forward to supporting and guiding your child with their learning, once again, in Term Three. It is important to us that we develop their skills and knowledge, as well as, encourage them to be successful in all aspects of school life.

We are continuing our safe health practices by sanitising our hands, deep cleaning surfaces in the classrooms, coughing or sneezing into our elbow and everyone using their own resources.

The children of Year 4/5/6 class will continue to have the shared guidance and expertise from Mrs McIlwain, Mrs Partridge, Dawn McElhinney and Preston Connors. Miss O'Brien will be teaching science & technology each Thursday afternoon. 

We will all provide the relevant knowledge, skills and necessary support so each student can continue to progress in their academic learning and social development. The children will participate in quality and enriching learning that fosters natural curiosity and encourages them to work to the best of their ability. Differentiated learning activities are in place to suit your child's learning needs. This will assist to further deepen their knowledge and develop additional skills to assist with their continued progress. We encourage the children to work collaboratively, think creatively, use a range of technology and have many hands-on experiences to enhance their learning.

In English, the children will read, listen and view a range of text through books, the internet and digital forms. This will help develop their writing ability, so they are able to successfully write a range of informative, persuasive and entertaining texts. Through explicit teaching and learning activities, the children will further develop their knowledge and skills in reading, comprehension, communication, grammar, handwriting and spelling.

In mathematics, the children will continue to learn two new mathematical concepts and processes each week through explicit teaching and follow-up activities. The children will have the opportunity to apply these new skills and understanding to build upon their previous knowledge. To consolidate this new learning the children will independently use set tasks on an online mathematical program. Also, each day, the children will work on their multiplication and division facts, mathematical language and mental computations to broaden their skills, knowledge and understanding.

The children will participate in science & technology, health & physical activity, history & geography and creative arts to increase their skills and extend their knowledge in these curricular subject areas. This term should also see the children involved in extracurricular activities such as athletics and NAIDOC celebrations through the Small Schools network.

The school has embedded 'Positive Behaviour for Learning' in the classroom and playground. The children will have their achievements recognised through positive feedback, assembly awards, Principal recognition, goal setting and many other reward incentives.

Homework is provided at the beginning of each week and is to be returned on Friday (if it is late that is okay). Please ask your child about their homework as it is an extension of their learning in the class. It provides the opportunity for your child to show you their understanding and skills being learned.

If you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at school on 67 233 437.

Regards,

Mrs Cheryl McIlwain & Mrs Melinda Partridge.