This term in English-We will focus on the structure and language features of procedural texts, after revisiting narratives and persuasive texts. In spelling, we will continue to focus on phonemes and graphemes identified in the THRASS program and use the New Wave activities and worksheets to consolidate learning each week. We will continue to use the Jolly Grammar program as a guide to assisting students to improve their grammar, sentence structure and punctuation.Our small reading group rotations will continue this term, which include partner reading, Literacy Pro (e -books), comprehension skills and guided reading activities with me.We will continue to practice our handwriting skills too.
This term in Mathematics –In mathematics, we will continue to develop understanding and reasoning using number and strategies for number fluency, especially using multiplication, division and problem solving. We will have a focus on 3D and 2D shapes, time, data representation and chance.
This term in Science – We will focus on physical science, investigating concepts such as friction, gravity and motion in the Smooth Moves unit.Students will write procedural and scientific reports and draw annotated diagrams.
This term in Health –We will look at parts of the child protection curriculum, focusing on the parts of the body, exploring the meaning of private – our bodies are private and touching – what is safe- and what is not. We will also consider the important area of staying safe when online.
This term in Technology –We will continue with digital programming (Scratch) and look at different ways to build a of catapult and construct at least one.This will complement our work in sciences on forces and actions.
In Japanese this term students will cover –Travelling to Japan (continued), Christmas and New Year, Japanese sports and review past work.
In PE this term – Our focus will be how important fitness, posture, hand and eye coordination plays a part in the fundamental movement skill of hitting a small ball using a bat, this will be delivered through the medium of table tennis. Mrs Boothey acquired a Sporting School grant which has enabled her to purchase three outdoor table tennis tables, bats, balls, nets and four lessons of coaching. PE Week will be celebrated in Week 5 from the 12th to 16th November, one of the highlights will be the Adelaide 36ers coming to our school on Tuesday 13th November. In week 6 all students will attend an annual incursion learning Tae Kwon Do with George England. Mrs Boothey will also run two weeks of gymnastics and circus, finishing off the year with the games classes have created over the year. A busy, fun filled program to end 2018.
In Art this term students will cover:Indigenous Art forms, 3D Sculpture and continue with their project work.
Swimming begins in week 3 and the end of the year concert will be on Thursday of week 8.
A busy term !