- PRINCIPAL'S REPORT
- CHILDRENS UNIVERSITY UPDATE
- NAIDOC WEEK
- YEAR 2-3 BLUE
- YEAR 2-3 - YELLOW
- YEAR 4-5
- YEAR 5-6
- BOOK WEEK & BOOK FAIR
- SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
- SCHOOL HEALTH NURSE - DENTAL WEEK
- UPCOMING EVENTS
- PCYC After School Netball Clinic
- FUTSAL COMPETITION
- RENEWABLE ENERGY INNOVATORS
- HUON VALLEY HUB
Dear Franklin Families,
The start of Term 3 has been very settled and I would like to take this opportunity to welcome students, staff and parents back to school.
Unfortunately, we have returned to school with a need to be increasingly vigilant due to COVID-19 outbreaks in other states. In recent days information has been provided to all members of the school community regarding families and staff who have travelled to both Victoria and South Australia during the school holidays. Thank you everyone for complying with the advice provided via the school’s Facebook page and parent information sent home. As the situation can change rapidly, I would ask that everyone continues to check these school communications for updates.
I also need to acknowledge the continued support and consideration that all families have given the school during the past 18 months of the pandemic. In particular by following the regular Public Health and Department of Education advice regarding whether a student should attend school if they have flu-like symptoms or any other symptoms of infectious diseases such as fever, runny nose, cough, sore/itchy throat, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting.
It is most important that students are not sent to school if they have any of these symptoms, nor should they return to school until cold/flu like symptoms have passed.
For further information on the management of COVID in schools please follow this link: A4 Infosheet - Template - DoE - Support and Development (education.tas.gov.au)
I would like to take this opportunity to let our school community know of some staffing changes. Cynthia Howard has a new role as primary teacher at Tasman District School. Cynthia has been a wonderful ambassador for music programs in schools and we wish her the very best. We welcome Kirsty Whittaker as music teacher for the remainder of this year. Our thanks also go to Pam Monk who has agreed to lead the school choir to ensure students can continue to enjoy this program. Our Year 1 teaching team this term will be Rebecca Witts and Bridgette Davies. Both teachers bring valuable experience, skills and knowledge to their roles.
Have a great week
LiL started back for term 3 this week and it was good to see everyone after the holidays.
A reminder that next Monday we are going on an excursion to the Mt Nelson Sustainability Centre the bus will leave the school at 9 am or meet us there - 50 Olinda Grove, Mount Nelson."
Thank you, Bryn.
At the end of last term, I overheard some of my students discussing their collections that they have at home. Recognising that this might be a good inquiry journey to go down, I decided to ask the class, what they collected. The conversation flowed easily, with children having some collections in common and everyone contributing to the conversation.
So, this term we are delving a little deeper into the wonderful world of collections! The beauty of this is that they all collect things. Whether it is a certain toy, rocks, sticks, gems and even leaves. They can be the expert on their collection. And already I have seen increased confidence amongst some children when it comes to speaking in front of the group, about their collection.
Mason, said I like collecting bones so that I can find out which animals they have come from.
Harvey, likes to collect agate because he likes the patterns they make when they get wet.
Kate, mentioned that she liked collecting feathers because of the colours, but….she admitted that she has lost most of her collection.
Conor declared that you need at least 5 items of the same thing before it could be called a collection!
And….off we go…
Last week, we explored a coin collection and noticed all of the different shapes, sizes, numbers and pictures. We looked at and sketched bones. We followed Harvey’s idea and dipped lots of agate into water to look at the different patterns.
If any of you out their reading this has a wonderful and interesting collection that you would be happy to come in and share with the Kinders, we would be very appreciative.
Welcome to Term 3. During the last two weeks of Term 2, we had fun putting our bee hotels together. First, we were helped with gluing our wooden panels together with a hot glue gun in preparation to secure the box together with nails. We then painted the outside of our boxes with sealer primer undercoat. Next, we were kindly given some cob mixture to use for part of the filling and to help to secure the short lengths of cane into layers of cob mixture. A pencil was used to make cavities for the native bees to rest in. When this was dry, we spent a lovely afternoon outside filling the rest of the boxes with raw materials and finished them of with attaching wire mesh on the front to hold it all in. We learned how to label features of a honeybee. We also spent time reflecting on and recording our new learning on our mind maps in a different colour to show our growth in learning about bees and their importance for both humans and our natural environment. We also wrote thank you letters to our excursion hosts from Our Mate’s Farm and the Honey Pot.
In 2/3W we are continuing to inquire “How are we connected to space?” At the end of last term we completed our space models, which meant we could make a model of the solar system, along with a black hole, a radio astronomy tower, a cats eye nebula and a rocket.
Our classroom was updated over the holidays and we were given two huge pinboards for our displays. These have been fantastic for displaying our inquiry journey. We have been watching the Blue Origin spaceship which Jeff Bezos built, and took three others on a journey to space and back with him. Some of us thought it was a waste of money for such a short trip, but others thought it would have been a great experience. We have thought about the internet, and how we can access it. Satellites in space assist with this. Satellites also help us with research, imaging of space and earth and monitoring weather. We have been writing procedures and discovered how important it is to add specific details. Making a sandwich was not as simple as we first thought! We have been making 3D shapes, learning how to describe them, and identify them.
For National Tree Day today we joined with our Prep buddies and completed a tree scavenger hunt. We had to match leaves, flowers, seeds and bark to find the right tree around the school.
We’ve had a great start to Term 3 and students were all very excited to see their classmates. Some students travelled during the holidays. This has sparked a lot of questions and wonderings and is steering our class inquiry in the direction of Geography.
We have started Literacy with story writing and revising punctuation and spelling strategies.
Maths has been linked to our Geography focus. Students are working in pairs to plan an Australian road trip itinerary. While learning about locations around Australia, they are also calculating distances, traveling time and converting between units.
The students were happy to meet up with their Grade 1 buddies. They helped their buddies with time and estimation Math tasks.
We have been practicing calm down strategies and mindfulness as a whole class every day. We are also working on maintaining a positive growth mindset and thinking about the skills we need to grow as learners. We are focusing on becoming good thinkers, researchers, collaborators, communicators and self managers.
The 5/6 class has started the term by considering our place in the world and looking at some of the amazing and diverse people and places around the globe. In STEM we have experimented with the differing characteristics of liquids and what we can do to influence substances to increase or decrease their density.
This week in Art we have been exploring printmaking and considering some of the major Art movements in which printmaking has been pursued. We then worked on making and printing our own relief prints using the colours and concepts of Pop Art.
It's that time again to dust off the dress-up box, grab your favourite book and come along to our Book Week Parade, which will be on Wednesday 25th August, 9:15am on the basketball court....weather permitting. ALL WELCOME!!
The theme this year is Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds.
Book Week runs from the 21st - 27th August 2021.
Hope to see you all there!!
Welcome to the “Who are your Franklin Primary School Association representatives for 2021”
Amanda Bennett- Treasurer
I’m Amanda Bennett, I have three gorgeous kids aged from 6 to 15 months. My eldest Rori is in year 1. I am the Treasurer for the Franklin Primary School Association. I have been in the valley my whole life and have enjoyed watching my friend’s kids grow up and enjoy more things now. Please feel free to contact me if you have any ideas on how to make the school even better. Thank you.
Thanks again to Woolworths Huonville who kindly donated the sausages and bread for the end of Term 2 BBQ.
The Association has a lot of fundraising ideas planned for Term 3. These include a quiz night, win a Lenova ideapad and father’s day breakfast.
Information about all of these will be heading home soon with students and will also be placed on the school Facebook page and school association Facebook group. So watch this space!!!!
The next school association meeting is being held on Monday 30th August at 3:15pm.
Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to attend to talk about what they would like to see happen within the school for 2021 and beyond! Alternatively, you can email your agenda item to the Associations secretary Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can raise it on your behalf and provide feedback.
The School Association is a great way to be involved with your child’s life at school and to bring about positive change and improvements.
Keep up to date with things that are happening via the Facebook group: “school family and friends- Franklin”.
IPAD Competition WINNER!!! ……. NINA KOOPS
Congratulations to Nina Koops on winning the Ipad!
Thankyou to everyone who purchased a ticket, $371.00 was raised.
FATHERS DAY BREAKFAST – save the date!
The Franklin Primary School Association is hosting a FREE Father’s Day Breakfast on Thursday 2nd September from 8am.
Students are encouraged to invite their dads, grandparent, guardian, uncles or special person to come enjoy a free bacon and egg roll and coffee on US! A notice will go home with students shortly with a slip to RSVP for catering purposes.
|Wednesday 4th August - 5th August||Year 5-6 Growing Up Program|
|Wednesday 4th August||Australian Maths Competition|
|Monday 16th August||National Science Week|
|Wednesday 25th August||Book Week Parade|
|Wednesday 25th - Friday 27th August||Book Fair|
|Monday 30th August||School Association Meeting|
|Thursday 2nd September||Fathers Day Breakfast 8am|
|Monday 20th September||Year 5-6 Camp - Orford|
|Friday 24th September||End of Term 3|
|Monday 11th October||Start of Term 4|
|Thursday 21 October||Hobart Show Day Public Holiday|
|Friday 22 October||Professional Learning Day for Teachers Student Free Day|
|Thursday 18th November||Botanical Gardens - Whole School|
|Thursday 2nd December||End of Year Assembly|
|Monday 13th December||Year 6 Leavers Dinner|
|Thursday 16th December||Colour Fun Run Last Day of Term 4|