- Principal Report
- Franklin Primary School Association
- Notice of Franklin Primary School Association AGM
- School Association Committee Nomination Form 2020-2022
- Year 1-2
- Year 2-3
- Year 4-5
- Year 5-6
- STUDENT BANKING CBA AND BENDIGO
- CHILDREN'S UNIVERSITY
- HUON ENERGY HUB WORKSHOPS 2020
- UPCOMING EVENTS
Dear Franklin Families,
It has been great to see the positive way students have returned to school in Term 3. It has been a pleasure to see many happy faces around the school and to be able to welcome parents onto the school grounds once again.
It is important for me to emphasise that many of the school’s operations are still guided by Public Health restrictions for managing COVID-19. Students and staff will continue to be supported in maintaining high standards of hygiene at school and all adults will need to follow the physical distancing requirements. Students are discouraged from bringing soft toys, cars etc to school as sanitising requirements are in place. While parents can now Stop Drop and Go at the classroom, adults visiting the school for longer periods of time will be required to complete a Visitor Health Screening Form at the office. This includes all families attending LiL.
This term a key provision of the Teachers Agreement 2019 to reduce the instructional load for Primary Teachers will be implemented at Franklin Primary. To manage this change, all schools have been provided with additional allocation of staffing. At Franklin Primary this will be used for extra HPE lessons and for Year 2 to 6 Mrs Amy Stals will deliver a program focussing on Indigenous culture and history linking with the Australian Curriculum.
Our upper primary classrooms are now complete and teachers and students are enjoying their new spaces. The next stage of this project will be to landscape the areas around the new building with the expert help of our senior students.
Term 3 Class Captains
Congratulations to the following students who have been elected as class captains this term.
Year 5/6: Zephyn and Eva
Year 4/5: Lily and Jasper
Year 2/3: Eleanor and Chase
Year 1/2: Siena and Spencer
Prep: Addison and Riley
Have a great week.
The Franklin Primary School Association AGM has been rescheduled to 18th August 2020 at 5.30pm. The meeting will be held online via Zoom to enable everyone who wishes to attend to participate.
Being a committee member is a great way to meet other people within the school community and to be more involved in your child’s school. We are seeking additional new committee members to provide ideas and guidance into the future.
If you would like further information on how you can be involved and join the meeting please email Carolyn Irving by Thursday 13th August at email@example.com
18th August 2020
Meeting to be held via Zoom at 5.30pm
Committee nominations have been extended. A nomination form is included in this newsletter and copies are available at the school office. Nominations are due to the office no later than Friday 8th August.
Gumnuts began on Monday and we had a wonderful time reconnecting and meeting new friends.
Due to social distancing requirements we are running two hour long sessions when we are on the school site, one 9am-10am and another from 10:30-11:30am. These sessions need to be booked into, so please contact the school office to secure your spot. We won’t be sharing fruit during these short sessions.
When we are off-site, at parks or other activities we are able to have the whole group attend, and there is no need to book, however it is appreciated if you can let either the office or myself know if you are planning to attend so we can confirm numbers and make arrangements.
We hope to see you soon!
We love using our imaginations in Kindergarten and exploring all the ways that nature can help spark it!
We have been brainstorming all of the different ways we can use a stick.
A wand, a crown, a flag, a bat, the list goes on!
Bella thought that a stick could make a good wand. So we have been using our strong finger muscles to make these amazing wands.
We will later tell stories and make spells using our oral language skills.
After a recent discussion about dreams I asked the children, What is a dream?
It’s a thing where when you’re asleep. It’s pictures you see in your head. It’s a thing you see but it’s not real. Sometimes you think it’s actually real but it’s not because you’re asleep.
A dream is where we’re asleep and we imagine what’s happening.
When you’re asleep and you think up things that aren’t real.
A dream is a thing that pops up in your head.
Something that isn’t real but you think it’s real.
It’s your imagination and it just goes up in your head
Like when I was asleep a monster crazied me out. It was a bear.
Imagination in your brain at night.
Something that just comes in your head and you sleep with it in your head.
When you sleep at night time you have a bad dream or a good dream
And then this:
A dream is kind of like something that you would like to happen but you don’t know if it’s going to happen or not.
So this prompted me to ask the children, Can dreams only happen when we are asleep?
Some of their thinking:
Sometimes you forget to dream when you are asleep so you dream it in the morning so that you don’t forget it.
I know what they’re called. When we dream at the day it’s called daydreaming.
Lots to explore further here!!!!
In 1/2 we have settled back in to term 3 with a new look classroom and a focus on individual learning goals.
This term we are exploring sound with Mrs Witts and being curious about ways to use the s sound in our spelling and why we write with Ms Bec. We have been walking in our community and noticing things that interest us or raise questions.
Last Friday we participated in an ‘Estimation Excavation’ STEM challenge with Ms Strong and the Preps. We had to estimate how many choc chips were in our cookie, then using a toothpick, we had to carefully excavate as many as we could. It was messy, but yummy and fun! At the end we had to record how many we actually had and compare it to our estimation. Here are a few photos.
During our first week back in Term 3, we played lots of social games to start off with to help us relax back into being in class and interacting with our classmates again. We then finished off some of our Young Archie’s Award portraits as well as painting our bridges that we designed and built in our S.T.E.M teams at the end of last term. We also worked together to reflect, discuss and answer some questions such as ‘How did we build our bridge?’, ‘What did we have to think carefully about in terms of both the structure and team work?’, ‘How well do we think we worked as a team?',and 'How could we improve our team work even more next time?'.
James, Cassie, Ollie and Maja, the 4/5 and 5/6 class captains had the honour of cutting the red ribbon for the grand opening of the upper primary classrooms. We’re all very excited to be in this new space and we’re looking forward to the learning ahead!
Anthony Stewart, Head Coach of the Hobart Chargers visited students in Physical Education this week. Students had the opportunity to develop their dribbling, shooting and team work skills. All students thoroughly enjoyed this special visit by the Hobart Chargers and we thank Anthony for his time and visiting Franklin Primary School.
School banking for both CBA and Bendigo will start again on Wednesday 3rd August.
Looking forward to seeing all our regular bankers back and we welcome new bankers at any time.
If you have any questions regarding student banking please contact Leanne in the school office, Wednesday, Thursday or Fridays,