This past fortnight students have been busy focusing on our school value of aspiration. Aspiration means a culture of high expectations and high achievement. Students have been working with Mrs Catlin to paint blue gums that will feature at the Blue Gum CFLC open day. These are amazing and all students have been so proud of their work.
As we approach the end of the term I would like to remind parents that we have our Parent Engagement meetings during the last week of term. If you haven’t yet, please book in to meet with your child and their teacher to discuss their evidence of learning. This will be on Monday and Tuesday of the last week of term. Bookings can be made through https://westulverstoneps.schoolzineplus.com/view-session/14
We will also have a great celebration assembly on Tuesday, 26th September. Due to the last assembly being postponed we will have one large assembly where all classes will be sharing. I look forward to seeing families at this assembly.
On Wednesday, 27th September the Blue Gum CFLC will host a Statewide Open Day. West Ulverstone Primary School will host this day and the school will look a little different for this. We ask students to not use the Josephine St entrance on this day as it will be the entry for the open day. Mem Fox will be speaking at the event and has allowed time in her day to speak with our students and read them some books. Mem Fox is the author of ‘Where is the Green Sheep’, ‘Possum Magic’ and ‘Ducks Away’ just to name a few.
Last week we had students attend a Variety Kids Sports Day. This saw our students participate in a variety of sport activities at the Ulverstone Recreation Centre. These sports included AFL, netball, paraquad, little athletics and softball. The day is designed to provide students with a free, fun and inclusive day where they have the opportunity to have a go at different sports in a fun and supportive environment with specialised coaches on hand.
We have also continued to have students attend the Wilmot School Farm this term. They have been working with baby animals such as goats and sheep. They prepared items for the Wilmot School fair and make their own lunch to eat together. The students have also been making a billy cart out of wood. All students have enjoyed their time on the farm.
Our personal interest groups have been very popular. Students have enjoyed this time to not only learn new things but also work with different people. Wednesday afternoons are a lovely time at our school because of these groups.
We are almost at the end of a busy Term 3, and we are feeling very proud reflecting on how far our Kinder/Prep/1 students have come since the beginning of the year.
It’s often this term we see things starting to ‘click’ with our youngest students. We see them implementing what they have learnt into other areas with confidence and enthusiasm.
We still have a lot more learning, discovering, play and inquiry to come, hopefully using our outdoor spaces as the weather starts to warm up again!
K/P/1 students enjoyed a teddy bears picnic afternoon with Miss Cox on Friday, with fairy bread and cookies. The students really look forward to what fun activities Miss Cox brings to our classroom on a Friday afternoon.
We would like to thank our Dad’s, Uncle’s, Mum’s and other special people who came to our breakfast a few weeks ago. Our room was busy and noisy and the perfect place to celebrate you all over some pancakes and (competitive) paper plane making!
Sensational Science with Mrs Chick.
Over the past 2 weeks some of our grade 2 students have been working with Mrs Chick as a part of her UTAS assignment in teaching Science.
Students have been learning about the water cycle and how it works. It has been fantastic to see how engaged this group of students have been during their lessons and the work that they have produced is of a very high standard.
After completing the three lessons with Mrs Chick this group of 4 students are planning to present to the rest of the class what they have been learning with a science experiment and presentation.
We are looking forward to hearing from our scientist classmates next week.
I think winter school holidays should be shorter. By Lily
I agree that winter school holidays should be shorter because if the winter school holidays are shorter you would have more summer holidays for spending more time outside with family and friends.
I agree that winter school holidays should be shorter because in the winter its cold and windy so if you’re at school you’re in the classroom with friends in the warmth and you don’t get sick.
I agree winter school holidays should be shorter because if you have family or friends that live far away you wouldn’t have to drive far in the wind and rain.
That’s why I agree that winter school holidays should be shorter.
Patrols are better than Landcruisers
Nissan patrols are better than Landcruisers because a Patrol is cheaper than a Landcruiser which goes for $100,000k stock. Patrols go for about $70,000k stock. Patrols can get more motors than Landcruisers. You can get TD42s and Landcruisers have a v8.
Patrols are cheaper to do up and land cruisers are a bit more expensive to do up. A Patrol’s motor is cheaper than a V8. They are a lot more expensive than TD42s. Patrols are better because a Patrol has got a better shape than a Landcruiser. The Patrol is not as boxy. It looks better than a Landcruisers.
I believe the front of a Patrol has a better whole body and it’s motor is cheaper. That’s why they are better.
A bird makes the best pet.
In my opinion I disagree that a bird makes the best pet. Here are my reasons why I disagree.
They make so much mess and as soon as you clean up their mess, they make more mess. Their feathers go everywhere and they are hard to clean up.
They eat lots of food and you need to keep giving them more food. They drink lots of water and they bathe in their water, they make lots of mess with their food and water.
Birds make lots of noise, they chirp all the time, they make noises when they are hungry, they make noises when they want to get out of their cage. Birds just make noises for the fun of it.
With birds you must take so much care of them and you have to pay lots of attention to them. They are so hard to take care of and it’s hard to take them to the vet when they are sick or hurt because sometimes all they do is fly around and they’re hard to catch.
Overall I don’t think that birds are the best pet because of so many more reasons too many to mention here. You must have so much care for them.
The book fair will be held between October 25-27 in the school library.
Classes will have a chance to visit the fair to have a look and fill out their wish lists to take home.
The book fair will be open for purchases on:
Wednesday 25 October - 8:30-9:00am & 2:50-3:30pm
Thursday 26 October - 8:30-9:00am & 3:00-4:00pm
Friday 27 October - 8:30-9:00am
We encourage our families to follow the steps on the wishlist form to make payment online. Alternatively, you can come into our Library with your child to make a purchase. We will have EFTPOS available.
In Music this term, students have been engaged in learning experiences which showcase our understanding of beat and rhythm. The 5/6s did a wonderful job of performing their class rhythm piece for their teacher recently. This piece included some music the students had written themselves and also some solo improvisations.
We have now begun a new focus – learning about pitch. This includes aural recognition of pitch extremes, using our singing voices and tuned percussion instruments, such as xylophone and marimba to sing/play precise pitch and also learning how to read pitch notation. We have learned some fun new singing games and have enjoyed learning to navigate our way around our tuned percussion instruments.
5/6 performing their Class Rhythm Piece
3/4 doing some Improvising to a set rhyme called “Holidays”
Prep/1/2 singing & playing “The Crazy Conductor”
This term all students have worked on watercolour portraits, recycled cardboard sculptures, drawing technique, designed book covers for Book Week, and were introduced to some basic printmaking processes.
Older students produced abstract paintings on mini canvases, learned about symmetry in art through creating mandala designs and worked on graffiti art lettering styles.
Younger students have also explored a range of craft activities and recently produced some fantastic crayon and collage art responding to Eric Carle’s story “Papa please get the moon for me” in the lead up to Father’s Day.
Several students were selected to represent the school in the Education Department’s Young Archie’s Portrait Prize currently displayed at the University of Tasmania art school in Hobart. Fifteen students will receive certificates for this achievement. There will be opportunities for additional students to have artwork on show in two upcoming children’s art exhibitions in Launceston and Burnie later this term and in Term 4.
This term in German we've been looking at a variety of themes. The prep-2s have been learning about the seasons with the help of the character Hans Hase. Since Term 2 they've been singing a 'Guten Tag' song (which I'm sure they'd love to demonstrate for you!) and this term we've listened to a traditional German children's song called 'Es war eine Mutter" about the four seasons. The 3-4s have been learning about the months of the year and have been singing a song each lesson about that called 'die Jahresuhr', they've also been talking about what we do in our day and what a typical day looks like in a German school. The 5-6s have been looking at the different celebrations in the German calendar. We've compared how we celebrate different events compared to the Germans and we've also been looking at the traditions around celebrating a birthday in Germany.
Families Tasmania are thrilled to be offering some great online workshops coming up. Please note we have now made bookings unlimited number so no one should miss out
- Asthma Smart at Home - Thursday 14th September 12noon to 12.30pm - to book visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/695158165787
- Is Your Little One Starting Care for the First Time? Monday 25th September 7.30pm - 8.15pm - to book visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/700680473157
- Brain Education Behind Big Emotions - Wednesday 27th September - 6.45pm - 7.30pm – to book visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/.../brain-education-behind...
- Burnout: Thrive to Survive - Thursday 12th October 6.45pm - 7.30pm - to book visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/677218156737
- Parenting your ADHD Child - Wednesday October 18th 6.45pm - 7.30pm – to book visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/673520527027
- Behaviour Is Communication - what could your child be telling you? - Tuesday 7th November 6.45pm - 7.30pm - to book visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/688949054167
- Responding to your child's challenging behaviours - Tuesday 28th November 6.45pm - 7.30pm - to book visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/689696961177
Stay tuned for even more amazing online workshops coming up
We would like to thank our amazing supporters in making these workshops happen
Calm Kidz Program
Play Therapy with Millie
Dr Amy Imms
19 September 2023
Whole School Assembly
26 September 2023
Term 3 Concludes
29 September 2023
Term 4 Commences
16 October 2023
Whole School Assembly
14 November 2023
Student Free Day
3 November 2023
6 November 2023
Whole School Assembly
12 December 2023
Term 4 Concludes
21 December 2023