Reflection… this time last year
Welcome to Term Two, which runs a little longer than normal thanks to our shorter term one. This term will run for eleven weeks finishing on Friday 2 July. Can you believe it is a year since students where learning from home? In fact, it is exactly 12 months since the North West restrictions were lifted 3 May 2020. We are so thankful for the measures in place to ensure our health and safety in Tasmania and see students at school.
Welcome to Mrs Bobongie
Mrs Bobongie is teaching Languages Other than English (LOTE) Thursday fortnightly. Yesterday students looked at the alphabet in Auslan (sign language) and learned to say their name in Auslan. This student can sign the letters of her name:
“I try my best learning to write today I got a Silver Card and showed the office my writing”, Lilly Prep.
“I listen to the teacher and switch on for learning when I go into the classroom”, Hendrix Year 1.
“I try my best in class even when it is hard”, Maysi Year 2
“I set goals, I am currently trying to win Larry the class reward for the hardest worker in both Y3/4 classes”, Kobe Year 3.
“I show aspiration by setting a goal and trying to achieve it. My goal at the moment is to read 20 books in 10 weeks”, Reid Year 4.
“I always try my hardest”, Doug Year 5.
“If I am writing I set a goal of how much to write in a certain amount of time. Most of the time I reach my goal", Rubi Year 6.
Two years ago, our school engaged with Dance Fever and it was loved and embraced by almost everyone. This year it is back and while it forms part of our Physical Education curriculum it will no doubt have many other benefits as well. Students from Year 1-6 will take part in a 40-minute lesson every Tuesday/Wednesday this term.
Hats are not required to be worn this term as part of our SunSmart policy. This allows students safe exposure to the sun for vitamin D needs, however we do ask students to keep their hat at school in case they are needed on high UV days.
I would like to finish this week’s report by thanking all past and current servicemen and women that risked or continue to risk their lives to protect our country. Also, I extend my thank you to WUPS families for attending the Ulverstone ANZAC Day service on Sunday. Rubi and Connor did WUPS proud laying a wreath on behalf of the school.
Yours in partnership
In Kinder/Prep we are getting ready for a busy term of learning!
This term, Prep children will be continuing their learning of letters and sounds. We have already seen lots of progress by students who are starting to read and write words using the letters we have learnt. We are developing confidence to have a go at writing independently and including lots of detail in our pictures.
We have also been learning to be more automatic with counting forwards and backwards, knowing the number before and after, and recognising simple dot patterns.
Kinder students have been practising some skills and working towards achieving the Kindergarten Development Check (KDC) markers. This has included counting, sequencing, listening to instructions and questioning. We do this through play, games, creating, working together, and learning from our peers.Hannah Robertson
Year 3-6 students spent some time exploring the artist Paul Klee during art in Term One.
Paul Klee (1879-1940) loved to explore radical ideas and styles using mixed media such as oil, water colour and ink. He loved to use line, shape and colour in his art.
The Cat and Bird was inspired by Paul Klee’s fascination with children’s art. Simple lines and shapes are used to depict a hungry cat with dinner on his mind and the ‘Castles’.
The ‘Stranger’ completed by Year 5/6 was inspired by Paul Klee’s work, using ambiguous shapes and forms with minimal detail.
Kash has been awarded a gold card for working extremely hard in reading groups all week to complete a fantastic retell.
Over the coming newsletters, we will be introducing our 2021 student leaders by including profiles:
My hobbies include: Playing football, acting, reading, bike riding, digging and hanging out with friends.
Best thing about WUPS: Learning new things everyday.
In 10 years' time I will be: I would like to be a professional footballer playing for Richmond Tigers.
This year as a library leader I will: Support Mrs Willoughby to keep the library neat and tidy and keep the home reading program up and running for Mrs Catlin.
This year I am looking forward to: Football starting up in PE this week, swimming program, athletics carnival and cross country.
Goal for 2021: Improving in Auskick and getting better at kicking goals.
Best thing about WUPS: The Dance Fever program this term. Also having the opportunity to see my friends and be a library leader.
In 10 years' time I will be: A professional singer.
This year I am looking forward to: Being a library leader. I can't believe Doug and I are the first ever Year 5 library leaders of WUPS.
Goal for 2021: To be a better person than what I've been to my peers.
A reminder that School Photos will be held on Tuesday 11 May.
Photo envelopes have now been distributed to families. If you have misplaced your envelope or would like to organise a sibling photo, please contact the school office.
Please return photo envelopes to the school by Tuesday 11 May, or alternatively there is the option to process orders online.
How can I help you and your family?
World-wide there is an amazing increase in the population’s weight percentage.
This increase is especially noticeable in children where the effects have a detrimental outcome on their health both short and long term. As being overweight has a direct correlation to health issues as seen in how it can affect our body.
Being Healthy is one of the behaviours, that gives yours and your child’s body the best opportunity in life.
It is made up of…
- Healthy Eating – Reducing sugar and highly refined foods
- Being active.
- Reducing sedentary behaviour.
- Eating from the 5 food groups. Each week I will put into the Newsletter a healthy recipe suggestion.
This week I have provided some photographic’s about the sugar…see below.Also, I am offering a friendly, informal chat with any parent from our school community interested in nutrition, meal planning, and ways to increase your health. Please call the school to leave your contact details & I will get back to you the next time I am at that school to make an appointment.
Subs For You is a convenient, web based system to provide a healthy and affordable lunch option for your children. Please see below instructions on how to place an order. Orders must be placed by 8.00am on the designated day - Thursdays.
Orders are delivered to the school on Thursdays at the regular scheduled lunch time. If you have any queries about the ordering process please contact the school office.
For urgent order enquiries please call the Subway Business Manager Tiffany on 0477 259 030.
|Monday 3 May - 4.45pm-6.15pm||School Association Meeting|
|Wednesday 5 May - 3.10pm-4.30pm||Vision Team Meeting|
|Thursday 6 and Friday 7 May||Mothers Day Stall - Hub (Student Leaders)|
|Thursday 6 May||PSST State Athletics Carnival|
|Tuesday 11-Friday 21 May||NAPLAN|
|Tuesday 11 May||School Photos|
|Friday 14 May||Cross Country|
|Wednesday 19 May||National Simultaneous Story Time|
|Tuesday 25 May - 9.15am-11.15am||CFLC LEG Meeting|
|Wednesday 26 May - 3.10pm-4.30pm||Vision Team Meeting|