Grade 3/4 Term 2, 2019 Overview
The Grade 3/4s have continued to work hard and enjoy all aspects of life at Westmeadows Primary School throughout Term 2. While it has been action packed, all teachers continue to be impressed with the behavior and achievements of students.
We had an exciting start to the term with Easter and ANZAC Day and our students were lucky to participate in 3 weeks of AFL Clinics with the students from SEDA College. In these sessions, students learnt new skills and honed their AFL knowledge through a range of different activities.
Week 4 was a big week for our Grade 3 students as they were involved in the National NAPLAN Testing. Students sat tests in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions and Numeracy. All students participated enthusiastically and showed persistence and resilience throughout the course of the week. Our school and individual families will receive their child’s NAPLAN results in Term 4.
During Week 5 students participated in a variety of activities to celebrate Italian Day. Within classrooms and specialists, students were involved in such things as pasta making, bocce and soccer games, Italian art, Music and Science. All students thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of Italian Day and are already asking about the next one.
Harold the Giraffe and the Life Ed van visited Westmeadows during Week 6 and 7. Students in Grade 3/4 participated in a workshop were they learnt all about medicines. We explored how they help, how they affect the body, why some people need them and the importance of using them safely.
Week 9 was a busy once for all students with involvement in the school Skip-a –thon and a Camp Quality performance. During the Skip-a-thon students rotated through a variety of skipping activities and participated with enthusiasm. It has been great to see students continue to be actively involved in skipping during their recess and lunch times. Puppeteers from Camp Quality shared with us a program designed to help kids better understand what cancer is and how they can support someone dealing with it.
Towards the end of the term students began the exciting journey towards the completion of their 2019 picture story book. This saw students writing and conferencing with one another to up-level their work. Throughout Term 3 students will work hard to complete their dust jackets in Art and their illustrations as part of their weekly homework.
Last but not least, students in the choir performed at the School of Rock Music week. This is an activity organised by the Northern Metropolitan Region and involved choirs, bands and performance groups from many primary and secondary schools across the Northern Region.
Anticipation is high for the upcoming school holidays given how hard the students have been working this term. We wish all families a safe and enjoyable break and look forward to an exciting, action packed Term 3.