Class News

2019 Issue 06

Year Two Class News

In Year Two we are excited to begin a new term and looking forward to the children continuing to build upon their knowledge as they learn, connect, play, and explore new concepts.

In Religious Education, the Year Twos will explore how God created the bodies of people differently from each other so that everyone can see that each person is unique. The children will learn how Jesus showed that God loves everyone in a special way by the ways he treated everyone. They will explore how Jesus taught his friends how to pray to God and will learn some special prayers such as the Glory Be and Our Father. The students will look at how Jesus loved everyone personally, starting with his parents. They will discover that knowing that we find it hard at times to love others, Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit. The children will learn about Mary, the Mother of Jesus and how she was filled with the Holy Spirit. They will listen to stories about her and learn about special prayers and feasts to celebrate Mary. 

The children have all had great progress with reading, and will continue to build upon their reading skills to help them decode unknown words. They will practice improving their fluency and expression by paying attention to punctuation and the storyline. The Year Twos will explore how to comprehend texts using different strategies such as fact and opinion, word context and compare and contrast. We aim to continue to nurture the children’s love of reading by exposing them to a variety of fiction and non-fiction, picture books and novels. The children were very excited to begin i-Read, The Principals Reading Challenge, and have each set themselves a goal of how many books they aim to read this term. We are looking forward to your involvement in this initiative that aims to continue developing a love of reading.

The Year Twos will continue to write every day as they explore the text genres of recounts, reports and narratives. A large focus will be on using punctuation correctly and including paragraphs in their writing. The children will explore adjectives and adverbs and discover how using these grammatical tools enhances their writing. Spelling patterns and rules will continue to be revised as the children consolidate their understanding of sounds, and how to apply these sounds to known and unknown words.

In Mathematics, the children will be consolidating addition and subtraction skills as they refine their understanding of addition and subtraction using columns. The Year Two students will explore the different units of measurement as they learn to measure length, mass, capacity and volume. They will continue to identify the properties of two-dimensional shapes and look at how to classify fractions of groups and objects.

In History, the children are eager to begin discovering how technology has changed. They will explore how people have used different technologies over time to communicate, to travel and for leisure activities. The Year Twos will discover how these changes in technologies have impacted the way they live today and compare their lives to people of the past.

In Art the children will explore how lines, texture and colour are used as they create abstract self-portraits. They will study the works of famous artists including Andy Warhol, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Joan Miro, Jackson Pollock and William de Cooning and reflect how a choice of colour makes the artwork effective.

Year Five Class News

The Year Five children are excited about every engaging and informative learning experience planned for them this term, including an excursion to Fremantle Prison.

Religious Education
In Religious Education, the children have started to explore how the Holy Spirit, promised by Jesus, frees people to do good. This learning supports us to walk alongside the Year Six children during their preparation to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation later this term. In our second unit of learning, the children will explore the wonder and beauty of God’s creation and how this beauty signifies that God is always present. Children will come to see prayer as a means of empowering them to respect the integrity of creation and the possessions of others.

During reading, we will continue to focus on reading comprehension skills to develop our love of reading and our ability to comprehend texts at a deeper level. The specific strategies we will focus on this term are:

  • Recognising Cause and Effect
  • Comparing and Contrasting
  • Making Predictions

The Year Fives are really excited to explore the new books in the classroom and reach their personal best in Mr Hille’s iRead Principal’s Reading Challenge.

The children will be writing and constructing creative narratives, persuasive texts and a variety of poetry pieces this term. In spelling, the children will continue to consolidate their understanding of sounds and graphemes (letter combinations that create these sounds) as we explore a variety of word lists based on a particular sound.

During Mathematics, the children will continue to expand their knowledge about place value and the four operations. They will be revising the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as they build an understanding of word problems using the CUBES strategy. The children are eager to earn their times table ninja belts as they consolidate their knowledge and recall of the times tables.

The Year Fives will learn about financial plans and create their own financial plan for their ‘ideal’ birthday party. They will expand their understanding of two-dimensional shapes as they learn how to calculate the area of rectangles and irregular rectangular shapes. In Statistics and Probability, the children will learn the process for collecting and representing data and pose a variety of questions to interpret data.

Visual Art
During Art this term the students will develop and apply artistic techniques and processes with:

  • shape (convex, concave)
  • colour (expressive colours, natural colours)
  • line (implied lines for movement and depth)

They will also be analysing and responding to artworks by different artists from different times in history.

Humanities and Social Sciences
This term, the children will be investigating how the different types of laws effect the lives of citizens and how laws protect human rights. They will explore the roles and responsibilities of key personnel in law enforcement and in the legal system and create a presentation to demonstrate their understanding of the role of a selected person. In history, the children will be learning about the Swan River Colony, in particular, the significance of the convicts in shaping the social, political and economic environments of our state. Through this, we will be learning from a wide range of primary and secondary resource materials (including video clips, state library articles, books, websites).

In Technology sessions this term, the Year Five students will continue to film and edit their documentaries on bushfires and floods using a variety of apps to publish their final video. They will then look at digital systems by examining the differences between hardware and software, identifying the different parts that make up a computer and how they work together to make a computer function.  

In Year Five we are eager to continue to learn, grow and try our best. We will continue to #ExpectGreatThings of ourselves.


2019 Faction Swimming Carnival
At the end of last term, we held our Faction Swimming Carnival at Bayswater Waves and what an amazing day it was! It was wonderful to see all of the children trying their best to earn points for their faction. All of the children from Year Four to Year Six must be congratulated for their efforts, team work and cheering. Throughout the day the leading faction changed multiple times, and, in the end, it was the 50m relay events that decided the overall winner. Congratulations to Calaroga on an amazing win, what an exciting finish!
Congratulations to all our Champions. Below are the names of the children who were awarded Champion Boy/Girl and Runner Up.

I would like to thank all of the parents and teachers who helped throughout the day. Without your support the day would not have run so smoothly. I would also like to thank the Wellness Ministry who did a fantastic job helping in their bays and pool and supporting wherever they were needed.

Interschool Swimming Carnival
Congratulations to the children selected to compete in the 2019 CPSSA Interschool Swimming Carnival today. We had a great turnout for our final swimming session last Friday morning. It was fantastic to see the children dedicated to achieving their best. We wish our Interschool squad all the best and we can’t wait to hear all the news on their return!

2019 Faction Cross Country Carnival
I am very happy to announce that the 2019 Infant Jesus Cross Country Carnival will be held at Lightning Park in Noranda on Friday, 28 June 2019. The children have started practising their Cross Country in their Physical Education lessons this week. The carnival will be run throughout the day, with each year level having a designated race time period. More details will be in the newsletter closer to the event.

A summary of the distances each year level will run is below.

Woolworths Earn and Learn Program
We are excited to be taking part in the 2019 Woolworths Earn and Learn program. From now until June 25, you can collect stickers at Woolworths that go towards Earn & Learn points. For every $10 you spend at Woolworths you will receive a sticker. These stickers can then be given to your children to collect on a special sticker sheet. Once it is completed, they can simply bring it back to school or you can drop them into your local Woolworths collection box. The Infant Jesus School collection boxes will be located at the Woolworths Noranda store or you can drop the stickers into the school office. The more points we earn, the more we can redeem from a choice of over 10,000 educational resources. We are grateful for your support and we look forward to a successful program!

Lauren Jenkins
Physical Education Teacher

iHour News

On Thursday morning, 11 April, all students who had participated in iHour for Term One were given the chance to present their innovative solutions for various problems in the world to their peers and parents. Well done to all Term One iHour students for working together so well to produce your wonderful ideas! 

Year Four
Joesph, Jason, Roisin, Bianca N and Sophie 
Koala Companion: A small, robot companion for elderly people to keep them company. 

Keira, Marcus, Amy, Evie and Ryan 
ShopIt: A helpful app for all your shopping needs! 

Year Five
Perry, Alexis, Christian, Alissa and Jayden 
FireBox: A handy tool to assist families in keeping safe from fires. 

Amelia, Jai, Olivia, Robert and Brigitte 
Smart Shoes: A range of new and improved shoes including self tying and heating and cooling! 

Year Six
Eva, Neha, Zac, Anton and Chloe 
Make my Meal: An app that allows you to book in people to cook healthy dinners in the comfort of your home!   

Dom, Lia, Lilliana, Matilda and Jack 
Rise Up: A new type of house that can rise above flood water and keep you safe. 

iPerform News

On Friday 12 April, the Year Three Blue students who had all been participating in i-Perform Drama classes with Miss Condipodero, were given the chance to perform their scripted plays, which they had memorised and rehearsed, for their peers and parents. Congratulations to all of the 3B students for performing so wonderfully! You all put so much hard work, enthusiasm and effort into your plays, it was an absolute joy to see. This term, Year Three White will have the opportunity to participate in iPerform classes and perform their plays at the end of Term Two.

Year Three Blue Plays

The Empty Box
Grace, Ashley, Lilly, Leah, Lucas, Zac, Alessio

The Honest Woodcutter
Sabrina, Jacob, Andres

Little Red Riding Hood 
Sophia, Taryn, Albert, Eva, Jonathan

Mr Cat’s Party
Tamara, Oliver, Mario, Albert, Julian B, Julian D, Marcus

The Gift of Pearls
Arabella, Isabella, Mia, Charli, Jake, Joshua

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Charli, Arabella, Andrew, Julian P, Cameron, Gerard

Student Leadership News

Christian Service Ministry
As members in our Christian Service ministry, we aim to be the best role models just like Jesus was. We will always #ExpectGreatThings and always be fully committed to strive our best in everything we do. We are going to be always be responsible, sensible and reliable leaders of Infant Jesus School. We will be assisting the students who are going to be receiving sacraments throughout the year.  We will also lead prayer at our Monday assembly gatherings. 

Wellness Ministry: Faction Friday! 
Every Friday at lunchtime, students will be asked to sit and eat in their factions as a way to promote team spirit within the school. The Wellness Ministry members will be wearing faction coloured bibs to help any students who are unsure of where to sit. The faction flags will be set up in each corner of the piazza to help students know where to go. We hope that students get to know others in their factions and make some new friends! 

Student Representative Ministry
We had an Anzac Day reflection when we got back to school after the school holidays. We had a whole school assembly in the piazza led by the Public Relations Ministry. We paid tribute to the Anzac soldiers by raising the flag, playing the Reveille and having a minute of silence.

Assemblies and the School Hall
Now that the floor in the hall is repaired, the Public Relations Ministry can carry on with the Assemblies. We have been practicing our presenting skills and can’t wait for the first assembly.









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