I hope everyone has had a nice break and is ready for Term 4!
This term in literacy we are looking at fairytales starting in week 2. We will use this as an introduction to narrative writing and hopefully begin to see the students create their own stories. Fairytales we will be looking at include, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Bean Stalk, 3 Billy goats gruff, 3 little Pigs, Goldilocks, The Three bears and The Gingerbread man.
Within our literacy block we will continue to be focusing on Sight words, writing simple and compound sentences, sequencing events correctly and comprehension while still completing handwriting once a week.
In maths we will be continuing with mental strategies (counting backwards, counting on and facts to 10), partitioning, capacity and location and transformation.
In HASS we are going to be looking at different traditions and celebrations around the world. This should be a very interesting and engaging topic for all the students to get involved in.
For science we are completing a unit called ‘on the move’, we will be looking at the way things move and what enables them to do so.
News has slightly changed for this term, we are trying something different. There are two separate tasks that will be given to each student to have a turn throughout the term. The first one is call the Mystery Box. The mystery box come in three different sizes. The child’s task is to take the box home with them and choose something from home to bring in to school in the box (not a toy). They need to, with a bit of your help, think of 3 clues that they can say to their classmates to help them guess what might be inside the box, thinking about its shape, size colour, what it can be used for or made out of etc. Clue cards will also be sent home with the box. Please ensure if your child brings this home that it is brought back the next day so someone else can have a turn.
The second news task will be a class toy that will be sent home with a different student every day. The students will get to name this toy in the first week. I wish I could send him home over a whole weekend to have a bit more time but we need to make sure every child gets a turn. The toy will go home in a bed with a book, in the book can you please encourage your child to write something that they did with the toy (training, friends house, park, sharing dinner etc) and draw a picture. They will then bring it in the following day and share their adventures that they had with the teddy.
Morning writing books will be starting from week 2, the books this term are focusing on handwriting, in the morning could you please sit with your child and help them concentrate on forming their letters correctly if you have the time.
Sports carnival is Wednesday in week 3 (25th of October) it will only be going for half the day, as I have more information I will pass on to you.
Scholastic Book Club magazines have been put in each of the students take home boxes, the due date for these to be processed is the 27th of October.
Gluing, Play dough and Parent help rosters are all up on the back of the easel, I am so appreciative of all the help that is offered in this classroom, So thank you for continuing to do so.
Im looking forward to this term! I cant wait to see the progress each and every child has made over the year.