- Whole School Fire Drill Practice
- PRINCIPAL'S REPORT
- VALUES AWARDS
- COVID TERM 2 UPDATE
- CRAZY HAIR DAY
- YEAR 1
- YEAR 2-3 BLUE
- YEAR 4-5
- CROSS COUNTRY TRACK
- ENROLMENTS FOR KINDER 2022
- WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE HEALTHY?
- HUON VALLEY FUTSAL TERM 2
- PARENT - CARER BROCHURE
- CHILDRENS UNIVERSITY
- UPCOMING EVENTS
Dear Franklin Families,
The National Assessment Program-Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) will be held from the 11 to 21 May. Tasmanian schools will again participate in NAPLAN Online.
NAPLAN Online provides better assessment and more precise results. The assessments feature a tailored test design where the questions a student receives will depend on their answers to previous questions.
NAPLAN Online 2021 will include four components, Writing, Numeracy, Conventions of Language and Reading. Online Testing will be available for each of the NAPLAN year levels (3, 5, 7 and 9)
NAPLAN provides information on how your child is progressing against national minimum standards of literacy and numeracy skills expected for each year level. Later in the year, all parents will receive an individual report that shows their child’s results.
NAPLAN results are one measure that teachers use to determine your child’s area of strength as well as their learning needs. As a school we use NAPLAN to inform planning and to allocate resources and support, including informing decisions around targeted programs and initiatives for individuals and groups.
The best way to assist your child is by helping them feel comfortable about the nature and purpose of the tests, and to assure them that the tests will give them an opportunity to show what they have learned in class.
A parent/carer brochure containing more information about the NAPLAN Online assessments has been included in this newsletter.
For more information about the national tests, please visit the national NAPLAN website at:
Our school cross country event will be held next week with students from Kindergarten to Year 6 participating. This year Mr Mitchell, HPE teacher, has organised a course that includes the area around the Franklin oval. The new course will allow students of all age groups to enjoy the event safely. Parents and carers are welcome to join us. The Que Sera sera coffee van will be present at the event.
Have a great week
At the end of last term, we asked, how does the sky change? The children told me their thinking and painted a variety of watercolour pictures to show what they thought.
There were paintings of stars, night skies, sunsets, storms and rainbows!
We took a closer look at Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting and recreated our own. First using loose parts and then making our own progressive art piece, using crayon, dye and paper. The results were fantastic!
The children were asked, what do you want to know about the sky? Here are some responses:
Elsie: Why is the sun so bright?
Kate: How does the sky change different colours?
Huw: why are clouds fluffy?
Conor: I want to know how lightening is made.
Lexi: Why do stars glow?
Reading over all of their responses, a common thread seems to be the sun. So that’s where our next path will lead us on our inquiry! And what better place to start than with a collaborative art piece.
This term we are inquiring into where we belong. The children have identified that we belong in places as well as with people.
A small group of children used loose parts to create a “teddy town” and then I blew up a photo of it and asked them to map it. This was a great exercise to see what they knew about the features and purposes of maps.
Here are some more of their mapping creations.
On Wednesday year 1 Best went to the Kingston Sports Centre to do gymnastics. Students were able to participate in a range of activities including, jumping on trampolines, balancing on beams, swinging on bars and jumping into pits of foam. After we finished, we all went to the new playground in Kingston to have a play.
Welcome back after the Easter holiday break. We ended last term with an Easter Egg hunt for some fun outside in the playground. As we start Term 2, we have been gently settling back in with our friends and our class routine. In Maths, we have begun to practise using open number lines for adding and subtracting. Some of us are revising our skills and using bigger numbers while using number lines to help solve number problems using the tens strategy. In English, we are working on our Homophone knowledge (especially those that we use frequently in our writing) and continuing to learn and refine our phonics knowledge. Our text type focus for most of this term will be learning how to construct a narrative.
Welcome back! We’ve had a great start to this term. We were very happy to see our pen pal letter responses arrived during the holidays. Students were so excited to receive letters from their QLD pen pals and they are eager to respond.
Last term our writing focus was persuasive texts. The students did such a great job that they persuaded Miss Amy to get them a class pet! We now have two fish and a snail to keep us company in class. This term our writing focus is information reports. This will tie into our next class inquiry.
Students have been finalising their Term 1 inquiry projects about how and why some industries in Tasmania have changed over time. Students have made short films, presented PowerPoints, and made posters to demonstrate their understanding. We’re looking forward to finishing our presentations and screening the films next week.
In Maths we have been working on word problem solving and geometry. We have been studying at the properties of shapes and creating 3D models and nets.
We are starting a new reading program this term and some students are already well underway with their home reading. If you have any home readers still at home can you please return them?
Students are looking forward to their excursion to the John Elliott Classics Museum at UTAS this Monday.
Enrolments for Kinder 2022
Enrolments for Kindergarten for 2022 are now open.
If you have a child who will be four years old by the 1 January 2022 and you:
- live in the Franklin Primary intake area or
- have children already attending school here
They are eligible for enrolment at our school. If you know of any families who do not have children at Franklin Primary yet, but who fit this criterion please pass on this information.
Please contact us for more information and enrolment forms.
|Tuesday 4th May||School Cross Country Franklin Oval Starting at 11:00am|
|Wednesday 5th May||Kinder- Year 1 Gymnastics|
|Tuesday 11th May||NAPLAN Year 3-5 Week 1|
|Wednesday 12th May||School Photos|
|Wednesday 12th May||Whole School Fire Drill Practice|
|Monday 17th May||NAPLAN Year 3-5 Week 2|
|Wednesday 19th May||Whole School Lock Down Practice|
|Monday 24th May - 4th June||Swimming and Water Safety Year 3-5|
|Wednesday 26th May||Huon & Channel Cross Country|
|Monday 14th June||Public Holiday|
|Friday 2nd July||Last Day of Term 2 - School Reports Home|
|Monday 19th July||Professional Learning Day|
|Tuesday 20th July||Start of Term 3|