Mid Year Reports and Parent Teacher Discussions
On Thursday 17th June all students from Prep - 6 will receive their mid-year reports. These reports provide an overview of your child’s development and progress against the Australian Curriculum for their year level.
The format of this year’s report is like 2019. It includes moderated assessments against English, Maths and Science (Grades 1-6) and a general comment focusing on key learning areas, future focus and social skills. We have also included an overall tick for effort and behaviour because of feedback from the School Association. In addition to this, each child has also created personal goals to support our whole school growth mindset focus.
It would be great if you could take time to discuss the report with your child, conveying your support and encouragement. Please remember that your child’s report is only a snapshot, classroom teachers rely on parents attending Parent Teacher Discussions so they can elaborate on progress with the support of work samples.
Parent Teacher Discussions are also a great opportunity for you to ask questions. Below are 5 great questions you could ask:
- What is my child learning?
- How are they doing?
- How do you know?
- How can they improve?
- What supports can you and I provide if they are struggling? When will we check in again?
Online bookings are now open for discussion between 21st and 24th June using the link below.
https://somersetps.schoolzineplus.com/view-session/4 (if you are unable to book online please call the school office for assistance)
Please remember to sign in via the Check in TAS App upon arrival at your childs classroom. There will be a QR code on each classroom door.
Kinder/Prep have been busy this term. When wandering through Kinder I have noticed how clever they are doing their writing. Preps have been super excited for their Thursday Wetlands adventures. Check out these photos that tell the story of what has been happening this term in Kinder/Prep.
2A and 2/3 have started an inquiry into the properties of materials and how they can be changed. We investigated the materials that were used in the past and compared them to the present and how they can change when we add heat. This lead us to investigate what materials were used by the local Aboriginal tribes to survive. We discovered that they used materials from their local area to make clothes, hunting and gathering and to build their traditional shelters. This lead us to investigate how they built their shelters and made them waterproof. We discovered that they often used beeswax, animal fats, oils and resins to waterproof things. We had a go at melting the sap from the Xanthorrhoea grass tree to make glue/resin.
We are now using all of our learning to make our own traditional shelter which will be built in our school yard. To do this we had to make a plan with formal measurements to make it a certain size. We then gave the measurements to Mr Haines to build the frame for us, so we can start to add bark and other materials. Keep an eye out in the next few weeks for our finished shelter.
The EMUsicians is a combined Primary School band consisting of students from Grades 3-6 in the Burnie area. We are lucky enough at Somerset Primary for our school to be included in this program with students from our school auditioning for the program at the end of every year.
Out of everyone that auditions only 65 are selected, with students that didn’t make the cut encouraged to try again next year.
Every Monday at 12:25pm the students included in the program get picked up by their parents and dropped off at the Cooee Memorial Hall and picked up at 3:00pm.
In EMUs once students are selected to join they go on the first Monday back at school for the year where their instrument is selected, they are provided with it, and they are taught how to use and clean it appropriately.
The new EMUs are then given 3 more weeks by themselves before the returning EMUs go to rehearsals and the program officially begins.
Throughout the year, the EMUs go on tour and stay at a camp for 3 days, perform in the Burnie Eisteddfod, and have a big concert at the end of every year watched by over 500 people.
It’s a truly wonderful opportunity our students are given.
School soccer has started up again from grades 3/6. They play on Saturdays at Mckenna Park. We have two school teams one grade 3/4 team and one grade 5/6 team. The grade 5/6 team have been progressing each game and are learning new skills. The 3/4 team are progressing and are all quickly becoming better.
On Wednesday 2nd June 38 of our cross country runners travelled to Ulverstone for the North West Primary School Sports Association cross country event. To see the children take themselves out of their comfort zone and challenge the course, with their best effort, was both exciting and rewarding. Well done to all participants. Each event had approximately 115 competitors with many of our runners finishing in the first half. Congratulations to Jacobi Moore 7th, Lara Middap 5th, Miller Beamish 1st and Toby Jones 3rd.
This Friday 11th June, POD 2 are going on an excursion to Stanley as part of our HASS Inquiry unit.
Students will need to pack the following in their backpack:
- Water bottle
- Packed recess and lunch (we will not be buying food on the day)
- Wet weather gear (i.e. raincoat)
- A spare shirt and shorts, and socks in case of wet weather (packed in the bottom of their bag)
- Sunscreen (if they require their own and cannot wear sunscreen supplied by the school)
- Asthma puffer (if required)
Students should wear:
- School top
- Long sleeve top under their school top
- School jacket
- Short or long pants (preferably black or navy)
- Walking shoes/sandshoes
- Beanie/warm hat
We will be leaving school promptly at 9:15am and would like all students to be in class by 9:00am to ensure we are ready to leave on time. We will be arriving back to school at 3:45pm and students must be collected by a parent/carer.
If you have any questions/queries, please contact your child’s teacher or message on Class Dojo.
Grades 3/4A, 3/4B, 3/4C & 3/4D
Do you recognise any of these?
If so please come and collect it from the office.
Please remeber to name all of your childs/childrens belongings so they can find there way back to their rightfull owner.