Dear Franklin Families,
Although the colder autumn weather prompted a quick change in venue for the swimming carnival, the day provided many examples of great sportsmanship with every student willing to participate in different events and to cheer on their friends as they competed. Both teams were confidently organised and led by this year’s House Captains : Mountain - Heidi. A and Marcus. C. River - Kobe.B and Hazel.K.
Additional leadership roles were also decided recently by classes as they voted for students to be their Class Captains for Term 1. Congratulations to the following students: Prep- Jesse.F, Rubi.L. Year 1 – Indigo.E, Charlie.B. Year 2/3B – Siena.W, Hunter.S. Year 2/3Y - Willow.P, Noah.F. Year 4/5 – Lily.C, James.S. Year 5/6 – Kobe.B, Mikayla.L.
Lastly, I would like to highlight one more program that supports leadership across the school. The school’s Daily P.E program. This has been a long-standing whole school activity that not only encourages healthy exercise but also supports the development of leadership skills in our students. I have been very impressed by the commitment of our Year 6 leaders, in particular their ability to support some of our younger students. The leaders are extremely well organised and very patient with their peers, but most of all they still enjoy the experience of participating in and leading activities.
All the above leadership positions are an important feature of empowering students and building school pride. They build positive relationships and provide an opportunity to learn effective communication and interpersonal skills
Huon & Channel Swimming Carnival
We will have a team of swimmers representing our school at the Huon & Channel Swimming Carnival on Monday 15 March. We wish them all the best. Parents are welcome to join the team at the Huon Pool.
Parent Teacher Conversations
Our Prep to Year 6 Parent Teacher conversations will be held from Monday March 22 to Friday March 26. At this meeting you will have the opportunity to discuss how your child has settled into the new school year and talk about the best way to support their learning. Your child’s progress report which focuses on work habits and social skills will be sent home prior to this.
Hats in Term 1
All students must always wear hats when outdoors in Term 1. Franklin is a Sun Safe school with a “No hat. No Play” policy. Please ensure that your children have a hat and that it is clearly named. Caps cannot be worn for sun safety reasons. Bucket hats are available to purchase from the school office.
We thank you for your support in keeping our students sun safe and sun aware.
We have a large number of school jumpers in the lost property basket at the moment. Please check if your child is missing a school top.
Please remember that if your child is sick, including having a fever, runny nose, cough or sore throat it is most important that they not come to school.
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION AGM MEETING MARCH 16
The AGM will be held Tuesday March 16 @ 3:00pm in the school library.
Nomination forms for Committee Members have been sent home to all families.
Being a Committee Member is a commitment that is highly valued and recognised by the school.
It is a rewarding role where parents and community members skills and knowledge support the school and contribute to helping all learners succeed. Anyone from the School Association can nominate to be on the committee.
The School Association is made up of the parents and staff at Franklin Primary.
Please join us.
The Prep children (and myself) are very happy to be back in our classroom again after almost three weeks in the library.
We are continuing to explore shape and pattern and how these are useful in making sense of our environment.
Animals are another very popular topic of discussion and we have discovered that their patterns communicate to other animals as well as helping them to hide in their environments for different reasons.
We have created and continued shape patterns and are now exploring number patterns.
Our Inquiry is well underway. After discussing how we would like our classroom rules to help us to feel happy and safe while learning in the classroom, we are now exploring the question ‘How can we make a positive effect on ourselves and the people around us?” We have been doing lots of partner and small team sharing and learning along the way and we are going to see where the learning journey takes us as different wonderings arise. Our main focus in Writing this term is Persuasive Writing and we have been looking how it compares to other text types. In Maths, we are investigating place value and how using tens is an effective strategy when problem solving with numbers.
Year 4/5 have settled into their class routines and are getting some brilliant learning done.
Students were very excited to sign up to the Australia Post pen pal program. We have been paired with Burleigh Heads School in QLD and students have already posted off their first letters to introduce themselves and ask questions to find out more about their new pal.
In addition to letter writing, students have also been working on persuasive writing. Each student has been trying to persuade Miss Amy to get a class pet. They are still working on it, but each day Miss Amy is becoming more convinced that a class pet is a great idea.
In maths students have been studying place value, working on multiplication strategies, and finding multiples and factors. Students have enjoyed investigating these concepts through groupwork, games and whole class tasks.
We had a fantastic time at the Sunflower Art Exhibition at St John’s Church, and it was great to get out and about in the Franklin community! We returned to class bursting with creativity and made our own Van Gogh inspired sunflower artworks.
The whole class had a great day at the swimming carnival. We were so proud of how well students participated and gave it their best shot. It was fantastic to see them all in the water and being great sports.
|Monday March 8||Fire Education Program|
|Monday March 15||Huon & Channel Swimming Carnival|
|Tuesday March 16||School Association AGM Meeting @ 3pm|
|Sunday March 21||Start of Harmony Week|
|Saturday March 27||Earth Hour|
|Wednesday March 31||Students Last Day Term 1|
|Thursday April 1 - April 20||Easter Break / School Holidays|
|Wednesday April 21||First Day Term 2|