Welcome Room 19 families to Term 3.
In Math, this term, we will cover fractions, algebra, data representation, maintain our times table practice, rehearse fluency with all four number operations, and have a focus on angles, mapping and investigations.
In English this term, we will focus on procedural writing, grammar, including abstract and concrete nouns, synonyms, antonyms. Poetry and oral language will be part of the program too. Understanding and drilling deeper with texts will remain an important focus too. Spelling will continue with a different digraph or trigraph each week. Literacy block rotations are programmed for each week. Handwriting practice will continue with a focus on linking letters.
Our class novel for this term is the beautiful story called Blueback by the Australian author Tim Winton.
In Health this term, we focus on healthy living and healthy foods.
In Science we investigate “Earth’s Place in Space” supported by an engaging hands on workshop including a portable planetarium through a mobile science education provider.
In History year 4 students will, discover and investigate the stories of the First Fleet and the impact and nature of first contact and the early days of the colony. Year 5 students, will look at the nature of the convict and colonial presence and the impact and significance of the Gold Rush and the Eureka Stockade. Students will discover the importance of and identify the difference between primary and secondary sources in history.
In Digital Technologies, students will focus on Visual Programming using ‘Scratch ‘.
In Music this term, all UP classes will be working on drama. They will focus on the elements of drama which include character, situation, emotion, timing and focus. Students will look at using their voice expressively and will work independently, in pairs and in groups to both improvise and create, rehearse and perform short skits. They will also create skits using mime.
In PE this term, our focus will be invasion games where we will be using the fundamental movement skills used in netball and soccer of throwing, catching, kicking and dribbling. Mrs. Boothey successfully applied for a grant from Sporting Schools which will enable the school to purchase new PE netball equipment and have a coach visit the school to assist Mrs. Boothey one day a week for four weeks. We will also be learning a new health hustle and practising relays, hurdles and javelin in readiness for Sports Day on Friday 14th September. Remember, it is an expectation that all students come to a PE lesson with their hat and drink bottle.
In Art this term, Years 3 to 7 students will use layering tools to help create different effects and will complete a mini – project about a theme of their own choice eg space, sunsets, silhouettes, using a range of textures and complete a major project using ‘Procreate” to tell a visual story about themselves.
In Japanese this term, 4/5 classes will cover the topics of travelling to Japan, houses and useful expressions.
Our class will present the assembly on Friday of week 6. We hope to see you there!
Student led presentations will be held later in the term at a time to be confirmed.
Once again, it all adds up to be a very busy term.