Does your child’s bedtime make a difference? Insufficient sleep can reduce your child’s ability to function well. If your child goes to bed too late and/or develop unhelpful sleep habits, this can affect their behaviour and learning.
While sleep is an individual thing and some children need more than others, giving your child a strong bedtime routine is important for their health, well-being and learning. Here is a poster to use as a reference.
Today Foundation B took home some information about practising common words at home. Attached below is a copy of the note and common word list, if you would like to print out more sets. We have been noticing common words in the grade all week and the students have done a fantastic job at being Common Word Detectives during guided and independent reading!
Did you know…
- Common words are found in about 75% of words in simple texts!
- A lot of these words are hard to sound out as they do not follow the simle phonic principles e.g. the, was. This is why children need to instantly recognise these words.
- Common words promote confidence. There will be less words to decode when reading 🙂
- Common words promote reading comprehension. Instead of focusing on decoding most words in a text, your child will strengthen their understanding of a text.
This is what makes it so important to practise learning our common words to support our amazing reading progress!
Miss M has found a few links of games you can play online at home to support learning common words, in addition to using the common words that were sent home.
If you have any questions about these activities or common words Miss M would be more than happy to chat with you!
1-100 word list to take home-24fghhz
Oxford Words Home Learning Parent Handout-pyghwl
We loved coming to school in our pyjamas! Thank to those who brought a gold coin donation to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Today Anne from RACV Street Scene came to teach us about how to be safe around roads. We learnt about how to be safe pedestrians around driveways, carparks, traffic lights, zebra crossings and train track crossings. We sang a song to remind us to stop, look for the traffic, listen for the traffic, think, then walk. We practised this song by pretending to cross a fake road with fake cars, trucks and motorcycles.
When you’re walking down the street, down the street ,down the street, STOP! Use your eyes before your feet, watch for the traffic.
When you’re walking down the street, down the street, down the street, STOP! Use your ears before your feet, listen for the traffic.
We also learnt about how to be safe when riding bikes and scooters, and being passengers in a car.
Italiano @ CNPS is our Italian website for the students, teachers and families of Coburg North Primary School.
On the site you’ll find the songs, stories, video clips, games and activities we are using in our lessons. Students can use the site to review things we have been doing in class and extend on and practise their Italian at home.
The Questa settimana section of the site includes a weekly blog article about our Italian activities and you have the opportunity to provide feedback or comment.
Information on what we are covering in the Italian program can be found in the Questo trimestre section.
Some more books that we have read this week. Ask your child over the weekend how these books helped us learn!