Our Athletics Day was very successful last Friday with all the children participating and generally having a great day. A big shout out to Mr Jenner for coordinating and organising the Sports and our Parent and Friends for volunteering their time. This week the school is buzzing as children prepare for the school concert and I look forward to seeing all in action next week. I hope all our parents and the wider community take up the opportunity to see the talents of our children on display.
Literacy and Numeracy Tips for Parents
Research shows that families are the most significant influence on their children’s learning, development, health, safety and wellbeing. Your family can play a key role in helping your child prepare for school, and then succeed when they reach school.
The link to the booklet below provides handy tips and ways you can help your child develop literacy and numeracy skills. It provides fun, inexpensive, accessible and practical activities you can do with your child at home. The booklet also provides questions you can ask your child to help them learn. Doing these practical activities will help your child develop excellent reading and writing skills, and help them speak well and be a good listener.
Through everyday activities at home you can also help them develop their numeracy skills, such as calculating and using numbers, recognising patterns, and using language to develop mathematical understanding.
Mother Goose coming in 2019
The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program is a group experience for parents and their babies and young children (birth to 4 years) which focuses on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs, and stories together. Next year we will be running this program at our school once a week for parents and children who would like to attend. Further details will be published in later newsletters.