Term 3
Welcome back to Term 3, 2017 at Seaholme Primary School. We hope you’ve had a lovely break and are ready for a fun filled term.

Our inquiry topic for this term is Life Cycles & Ecosystems. Our key understandings are:1
- I understand that living things have different needs. Eg: Food, water and shelter.
- I understand that living things have a variety of external features. Eg: Features that help them survive. Fur to help them survive in the cold.
- I understand living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves.
- I understand that living things depend on each other to survive.
- I understand that living things live in different places.
- I understand that living things adapt to their environment.
- I understand that the actions of humans have an impact on the environment.
- I understand the importance of sustainability.

Reading
Your child will bring home books to be read with an adult. Reading needs to be heard every day. Children choose books for a variety of reasons, whether these be for confidence, enjoyment, for sharing, or simply to revisit a story they really like.
Please support your child in their reading choice.2

We encourage parents to come into class to assist with reading each morning. Please allow students to organise their belongings independently. The Parent Reading program operates most mornings between 9:00-9:20. If you can assist in anyway, please let your child’s teacher know or place your name on the laminated page outside your child’s classroom. Please remember to use the sign in book. There will be dates and times for the Term 3 Parent Helper session shortly.

Your child needs to have their reader bag, reading log book and books at school each day.

Other important things to remember!
It is very important that students arrive at school on time, ready to line up with their peers before the music begins each morning.

Each child must have an Art smock that is waterproof. Art smocks serve to protect your child’s uniform and save you from having to replace this due to paint spills and accidents.

Please ensure that your child has a water bottle each day at school for inside use and P.E.

Please bring a box of tissues to your class teacher if you haven’t done so already. These will be stored and used throughout the year by the whole class.

The children are able to use their blue book bag as their Library bag this yearHowever, if your child prefers to use a different bag that is fine too. Please ensure that this has your child’s name clearly marked on it. Children need to have their library bag at school in order to borrow books. Please assist your child in returning library books back to school on time.

Meetings
Please be aware that, at times, teachers may have prior commitments or meetings that they need to attend.3
If you need to speak to your child’s teacher, please send a note with your child or see the teacher to organise a suitable appointment time.  Weekly staff meeting times are as follows; Monday and Tuesday afternoons (3:40pm – 4:40pm) as well as Tuesday mornings 8:40am-9:00am

Important Dates
Monday July 17th – Term 3 Starts
Wednesday 26th July – Parent Teacher Interviews
Monday 31st July – Pupil Free Day
Tuesday 1st August – Messenger Dogs Play (Whole School)
Thursday 10th August – Out of School Uniform Day
Tuesday 15th August – Excursion to Werribee Zoo
Wednesday 16th August – STEAM Night 6-8pm & Family and Special Friends AM
Monday 28th August – Friday 1st September – Book Fair
Friday 1st September – Father’s Day Stall
Thursday 14th September – Footy Dress up day
Friday 15th September – Pupil Free Day
Friday 22nd September – Last Day of Term, 2:30pm dismissal

Thank you for your ongoing support, especially to those parents who have helped so far with parent reading and assisting around the school in other ways such as the canteen!

Please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s classroom teacher if you have any questions or concerns. We are always happy to help!

From the 1/2 Team

Miss Kelly, Ms. Skarecky, Mr. Basaraba, Mr. Baldie and Miss McCormack J