Sun, Sea & Safety


In Term 4, the Grade 1/2 area will be investigating the topic of Sun, Sea and Safety.  It’s an important topic especially as we enter the warm months of the year.  The year levels will be discussing the following questions:

  1. Where can you find the ocean or a beach?
  2. How can we be safe in/around water?
  3. How can we be safe in the sun?
  4. Who helps us near water?
  5. Why do we need to be safe in and around water in Australia?


Working on these will allow students to have a greater understanding of the following areas:

  1. Be aware of safety issues that are important to people’s enjoyment and use of the water.
  2. Develop an understanding of what it means to be sun smart.
  3. Develop an understanding of what it means to be water smart.
  4. Know where in their community they can find pool and waterways.
  5. Understand the role of a lifeguard.


The school has organised an excursion to Mordialloc Beach on Thursday the 26th of October to help children develop an understanding of what it means to be sun and water smart.  If you require a permission form, please see your child’s teacher.

In November students involved in the school swimming program will begin lessons over a two-week period.  Instructors at the pool will reinforce the importance of learning how to swim and also teach survival skills around water.  Parents are welcome to attend to watch their child’s progress.  Speak to your child’s classroom teacher to find out the exact session times.


Just a reminder to parents that ALL student are required to wear a hat when they go outside in Term 4. 

Here are resources that you might find useful for this topic.  You can discuss it with your child throughout the term.

 It is pleasing to see that most students are reading their nightly reader and practising their spelling words at home. Please ensure that you continue to listen to your child read, as this is an essential part of learning.  We are very excited for another busy and action packed term of learning.

 


Thanks,

Grade 1/2 Team.

 

1/2 Area Enquiries

Co-ordinators

Hardev Singh

 

Contact Number

9794 7899

1/2 Noticeboard

Term 4 Starts
Monday 9th October 

Mordialloc Beach Excursion
Thursday 26th October

Curriculum Day

Monday 6th November

Melbourne Cup Public Holiday
Tuesday 7th November
 
Swimming Program
TBA Dates
 
Pizza Lunch
Wednesday 13th December
 
School Concert
Monday 18th December
 
House Awards Movie Day
Wednesday 20th December

Term 4 Ends
Friday 22nd December