The Advertiser Progressive Story

An update on The Advertiser progressive story that our class is involved in:

  • We received feedback from the editor who said it was really well written by the class.
  • It will now be published in June or July to correspond with a national campaign through The Advertiser’s affiliated newspapers throughout the country.
  • At some stage some students in our class will be photographed by The Advertiser.
  • I will let you know when the story will be published so you can all go and buy the paper that day!

Term 2, Week 2 – NAPLAN update

I hope that all families had a lovely weekend and were able to celebrate Mother’s Day and treat mum.

As we head into Week 2, I thought I would let all families know what the week will look like due to NAPLAN being held.

Monday will be a day as usual – (students have their extra music lesson at the very beginning of the day now)

Tuesday – All students need to be punctual as the Year 3s will be beginning NAPLAN around 9:00am in the morning. Year 4s will be set their usual Literacy work to do in the library under teacher supervision during this time. If Year 4s arrive late, they will need to sign in at the front office and then go straight to the library so as not to interrupt the Year 3s.

There are two NAPLAN tests on Tuesday for the Year 3s which will take them up to recess. The first is Language Conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) from 9:00am-9:40am. The second is Writing from 10:05am-10:50am. As there is a break in the middle, students will be able to eat their fruit, go to the toilet and have a drink before the commencement of the second test.

After NAPLAN, the day will continue as normal with a few extra games etc. to reward the students for their efforts. Year 4s will be back in the class after recess.

Wednesday – Reading test 9:00am-9:45am. Upon completion of this test, the Year 4s will return to class and the day will continue as normal.

Thursday – Maths test 9:00am-10:00am. Upon completion of this test, the Year 4s will return to class and the day will continue as normal.

Friday – Catch up NAPLAN testing will occur for any Year 3 students who have missed a day. These tests will be supervised by a member of leadership. All other Year 3s and 4s will have a regular Friday.

Either on Thursday or Friday, we will have some time to celebrate the effort of our Year 3 students as a class with a special fun activity.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,