Issue 7 - 26th May 2023
In the previous newsletter, I explained the concept of cognitive load theory and that in order for students to consolidate and extend their learning they must store information in their long term memory.
One way that teachers at St Peter Chanel are assisting students to remember information and the facts they need to progress their learning is through Daily Reviews.
Daily Reviews are an essential part of the learning process, as they help students to consolidate what they have learned and identify any areas that need further revision. By taking the time to review their work on a regular basis, students can ensure that they are making good progress and retaining the information they need.
Daily Reviews help students to remember by providing them with a regular opportunity to reflect on and recall what they have learned. This can help to solidify their understanding of the material and make it more likely that they will be able to recall it when they need to.
Students are regularly being exposed to maths facts, subject vocabulary, spelling rules, etc that they need to retrieve quickly to apply to new and more complex work.
Our students are learning how their memory works. They know that they have to move new information from their working or short term memory to their long term memory. They know that Daily Reviews are helping them to do this. Ask your child about the Daily Reviews they do in their classrooms.
Scarborough’s Reading Rope
Literacy researcher Hollis Scarborough created a metaphor to describe the complex processes involved in learning to read. The strands of rope show how different processes work together when one is reading. All the components work together to form skilled reading. Each main strand consists of smaller strands that are woven together to represent reading skills. These strands are also often referred to as “The Big Six”.
Below is a link to a great resource for parents that can be used to support children at home in each strand of the reading process.
Cross Country will be run on Wednesday, 31st May. Please send spare socks and shoes for your child on Tuesday for practice in PE and on Wednesday. Below is a timetable for the carnival. Please note this is a guide only.
|9:15am-9:45am||Year 6||3 laps of course|
|9:45am-10:15am||Year 5||3 laps of course|
|10:15am-10:35am||Year 4||2 laps of course|
|10:35am-10:55||Year 3||2 laps of course|
|11:40-12pm||Year 2||1 lap of course|
|12pm-12:20pm||Year 1||2 laps of short course|
|12:20-12:35pm||Prep||1 lap of short course|
|1:35pm-1:50pm||Kinder||1 lap of short course|
|2pm||Whole School - Colour Fun Run|
Well done to last weeks Aiming High award recipients:
Kinder - Avayah Brown & Max Bryan
Prep - Cruz Kay & Kolt Fraser
Year 1 - Hamda Usama & Ava Bryan
Year 2 - Huxley Bryan & Finn Magee
Year 3 - Darcy Jolly & Jake Moore
Year 4 - Taite Walsh & Quinn Bishop
Year 5 - Dane Grey & Indianna Facey
Year 6 - Tom Smith & Lara Berechree
Congratulations to the following students who received Shooting Starr awards at assembly this afternoon:
Kinder - Jax Hardy & Minha Asif
Prep - Rylee Schuuring & Brady Marshall
Year 1 - Macklen Coombs & Noah Pike
Year 2 - Wesley Cotton & Luca Farrelly
Year 3 - Kaley Saward & Olivia Doel
Year 4 - Jhett McAlister & Ella Berechree
Year 5 - Jaiden Spinks & Jordana Pay
Year 6 - Peppa Bishop & Aihden McAlister
Congratulations Hamish on your bake raffle win last week! Our next bake raffle will be Thursday, 1st June.
- sour cream
- beef mince
In the interest of safety for students and families, please observe the car park rules and only cross the carpark via the designated zebra crossing. We have seen an increase in parents and students crossing the car park in places that are not monitored, resulting in increased safety risk.
Vinnies is re-opening the retail store in Smithton. We are desperately looking for Volunteers to help run the store. The store will be opening on the 29th of May, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm. If anyone is interested, they can contact Naomi Innes at 0480 147 697 or email email@example.com
Articulation refers to the way sound is produced; therefore, an articulation disorder refers to difficulties forming individual speech sounds properly.
- Such as saying /s/ for /th/ or being unable to say a particular sound therefore pronouncing /wabbit/ for /rabbit/
Phonological disorders occur when your child can produce the sounds correctly but may use them in the wrong place.
- Such as ‘doe’ for ‘go’ or use sound inconsistently by being able to say ‘kite’ but miss the /k/ out of like and instead say ‘lie’
As our young children grow and develop, so too do their speech sounds. This occurs in a predictable order and it is very normal for young children to make speech errors as their language develops. However, to distinguish, children with an articulation or phonological disorder will be difficult to understand when other children their age are speaking clearly.
If you have any concerns, a qualified speech therapist should be sought.
Communication Milestones outline the talking and understanding milestones for children aged 1-5 years. This information poster outlines how early childhood educators and speech pathologists can work together to ensure that children reach these milestones within the expected timeframes.