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    This area contains information and resources that will help parents to understand what children have been learning in school and how children can be supported with their learning at home. 

    Children in K2 are currently following the 'How We Express Ourselves' Unit of Inquiry



            


    Updated fortnightly:

    12/01/2018: How The World Works

    • Topic 1

      12 January 2018

       

      Welcome back!

       

      The K2 teachers are delighted to see your children return to school and settle back into their routines after the Christmas break.

      This term, the K2s will begin a new unit of inquiry - How The World Works. In this unit, the children will have the opportunity to inquire into the process of change and learn about the properties of different materials. As part of the unit, the children will participate in a range of cooking experiences. Therefore, please inform your child’s class teacher of any new dietary requirements specific to your child.

      Winter uniform

      As the weather is getting colder many children are coming to school with several layers on. Although we acknowledge that the temperature outside has fallen, the school climate has remained the same therefore some children are starting to overheat. Please consider this when dressing your child for school – we would recommend a warm jacket and a sweatshirt instead of numerous layers underneath the uniform. We would also like to remind parents to ensure that all clothing is clearly labelled (incl. socks, tights & shoes) with your child’s name on the tag.

      We are looking forward to continue working with families and children this term.

       

      Important Diary Dates to consider:

       

      16th January: Parent Workshop - Reading Development

      26th January: School closed for K1 Admissions

      30th January: Parent Workshop - Supporting Children’s Writing Development

      13th February: Parent Workshop – Mathematics in the Early Years

      14th February: Chinese New Year Family Day

      16th- 23rd February: School closed

      26th February: Term begins

      1st March: Character Dress Up Day

      2nd March: Book Fair

      10th March: WKSK Family Fun Fair

      29th March – 13th April: School closed

      16th April: Term begins

      • Topic 2

        The K2 team has collated a few useful tips for you to take into consideration. Please also share this information with helpers and relatives.

        Communication Books:

        The communication books are checked by the Educational Assistants daily and information is passed on to the class teacher. The EAs will initial any notes. Ensure that you check the diary every day and sign messages so that we know that they have been read. Remember to date any notes.

        The book should be used for short and simple queries and administration such as changes in pick up arrangements. The communication book is NOT for: Updates on children’s progress and learning. For more serious matters, please e-mail me directly but do allow some response time.

        Uniform:

        Please ensure that all clothing is clearly labelled (incl. socks & shoes) with your child’s name on the tag.

        Snack:

        Please provide a small, healthy snack and a water bottle each day. As part of the school’s sustainability initiative we ask the snack to be contained in a fabric bag that can fit both snack and water bottle. Again, please make sure that all items are labelled.

        We are a NUT FREE school so it is important to not send snacks containing nuts or traces of nuts. Ensure that extended family members and helpers are aware of this policy.

        Arrival and pick-up arrangements:

        We must be notified of any changes by 10am/2pm by calling the office on 2435 5291 or via the communication book.

        Collection of your child: Pick-up cards must be presented by the adult collecting your child.

        Arrival: It is important to be on time. For late arrivals, please always ring the office to inform them of the situation and ensure you have registered your child with the office on arrival.

        Late pick-ups: Please ensure you are on time to collect your child at the end of the session. Doors will open at 11.25am and 3.25pm. Late pick-ups will need to sign out. Do not collect your child without notifying a member of staff.