Sunday, 23 July 2017

                     Welcome to Week 2
Year 4 have a very busy and exciting week ahead!

Excursion Reminders:
A school excursion is always everyones  favourite part of the year!
Thank you for returning the permission notes so promptly. 
We need all children to be at school on Thursday morning by 7:20am so that the buses can leave at 7:30am sharp. 

A note of clarification is that the classroom teachers will be bringing some i-pads for the children so that they can take some photos during the day. Please DO NOT allow the children to bring any devices of their own. 

The Blue Mountains are cold at this time of the year! The bus will be nice and warm and we will warm up during our walking activities. It is best that the children wear layers of clothing that they can "peel off" or put back on  throughout the day as needed. Please label all clothing and bags. 

                      The Bureau of Meteorology Katoomba Forecast for our excursion is:  

(Please check the day before the excursion as well as keep up the prayers for this continued beautiful Winter weather!)

Thursday 27 July

Min 5
Max 13
Mostly sunny.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 0.2 mm
Chance of any rain: 10% 
Mostly sunny. Winds westerly 20 to 25 km/h.

Please wear:
·      Full school Winter sports uniform (tracksuit pants please- however navy tracksuit pants are acceptable if you do not have school tracksuit ) 
·      Enclosed walking shoes/ sports joggers

·      School hat & sun screen 
.      Gloves (optional)

In your backpack you need to carry: 
·      A minimum of 600ml water (not soft drink or juice) 
·      Recess and lunch 
·      A raincoat 

·      Any personal medications e.g. asthma puffer, epipen; 

**please label all items

Grandparent Day News:
    Wednesday, 26th July is the feast day of Saints  Joachim and Anne who were the grandparents of Jesus. All Grandparents are invited to OLOR to celebrate the important role that they play in the lives of their grandchildren. 

LITURGY: 9-9:45am in the school hall
MORNING TEA: 9:45-10:15am 
OPEN CLASSROOMS: 10:15-10:45am

Netball Gala Day :
    Please refer to all previous notes for the details of Wednesday's Netball Gala Day. Good luck to all the children participating in this day. We know that these children will represent OLOR with great 'sportspersonship.'

     The speaking and listening task for Term 3 was sent home with the children last week to glue into their Homework Books. The children do not need to hand in this book weekly. They can use their Homework books for the draft copies of each section for their presentations and the teachers are more than happy to view these for children who would like to show their weekly progress. 
      We have added the task to a new tab on this blog - just incase the Homework sheet didn't make it home!

Year 4 Daily Homework:
** Daily reading - 20 minutes per night (or more!!) It would be great if the children could read out loud to an adult at least once a week as this is a very different skill than reading to yourself.
**Mathletics - tasks are regularly set by the teachers, but playing "LIVE" is very important too.

News from TEXAS !
     We have heard that Nikolas and his family have safely arrived in their new home state of Texas. They are looking for a house to live in and awaiting the ship to arrive with their belongings. Currently Nikolas in on Summer holidays and will start at his new school in August. Here is a photo Nik sent us... (Go the Giants!)

Monday: 4G library borrowing


Wednesday:   Netball Gala Day
                        Grandparents Day

Thursday: Year 4 Excursion to the Blue Mountains

Friday: 4B and 4W Library borrowing

Thanks for all your support and positive comments,

Donna, Kylie, George and Angela