Mrs Donna Winter
Welcome to all our families to Room 20 in 2020. We will start the year with getting to know the routines that we will have in place for the entire year. Homework will be sent home at the start of the week and needs to be returned on the last day of the week. Homework will consist of a sheet with their weekly spelling words (this is my main focus) along with a second sheet with a range of activities that can be completed (time permitting). Students will be able to take home readers if they have a homework folder or are encouraged to read something of interest to them each day. Mathletics login details attached to their homework folder and students have access to this at home, I encourage all students to complete some activities at home.
Room 20 will continue to use the ’Talk 4 Writing’ (T4W) program in the classroom and will be looking at poetry, imaginative and informative text types each term. We will be using the skills from T4W to enhance their writing skills. Students will continue to focus on the structure of sentences and paragraphs and how to improve their writing by the use of language and detail.
Students will continue to develop their Mathematics knowledge and understanding throughout the year. We will be building on their mental computation skills and their independence towards their learning goals with these skills utilised in other subject areas. Mathletics will be accessed in class and is an excellent tool to assist with concepts being taught in the classroom.
Room 20 will continue with specialist subject areas in LOTE (Indonesian), Science, Art and PE. Our class will develop skills that will assist them with teamwork and presenting during STEM and Music (Semester One) / Drama (Semester Two) related activities through the year.
Students will be taking more ownership of their learning journey and goals and will be using Seesaw to upload and record their progress. Seesaw is a fantastic tool the school uses to keep contact with parents and carers. I will endeavour to upload to Seesaw any announcements and photos of your students when we have done some amazing work or activities. Please feel free to use this to contact me such as letting me know if your child will be away or if you have any concerns and need to make a meeting. I do monitor Seesaw however will only follow any school related issues during school hours so please do not be offended if I do not reply outside of these times.
If you would like to discuss the progress of your child, please contact myself or the front office and I will call to arrange an interview as soon as possible. Mornings are generally busy with getting the day ready however I am available most afternoons if you would like to pop in for a quick chat.
I look forward to working with the students and families in Room 20 and talking to you all throughout the year.