I am very excited to be back in the class room on Monday!
I have had a fantastic break and I am really looking forward to working with you all again.
Mrs Matthews and Mrs Lucas did a superb job last term. I have been in the class throughout the holidays looking over the class data and progress. It is not surprising that every one has done some great things under the two teacher’s guidance.
They were thrilled by the behaviour and standards maintained by all of the students. I told the two teachers it would be a dream term!
It is hard to believe that we are on the home stretch -term 4!
It is going to be a busy time and the following is an outline of what we are teaching this term in our core subject areas.
Review Persuasive writing.
Poetry and Procedures.
Review of punctuation, full stops, commas, question marks, exclamation marks and speech marks.
Identifying and understanding homophones.
Identifying and understanding contractions.
Writing simple, compound and complex sentences.
Using interesting conjunctions in everyday writing.
Continuation of reading strategies and our phonics target sounds.
Words Their Way spelling sorts.
Exploring the connection between addition and subtraction.
Multiplication and division strategies.
Solving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division word problems.
Locating and writing coordinates on maps.
Data collection, classification and presentation.
Measurement of length, area, volume and capacity.
Physical Sciences – A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape:
· Exploring ways that objects move on land, through water and in the air.
· Exploring how different strengths of pushes and pulls affect the movement of objects.
· Identifying toys from different cultures that use the forces of push or pull.
· Considering the effects of objects being pulled towards the Earth.
HASS (History and Social Sciences):
Geography/History – the ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples maintain connections to their Country/Place.
Geography: connections and travel to other states of Australia and Asia.
Strategies and behaviours that promote mental health and wellbeing.
Strategies to use when help is needed: Procedure and practice for dialling
000 in an emergency, Locating safety houses and trusted networks in the local community.
Below are a couple of dates for the first three weeks.
Week 1– Students commence 9th Oct (Monday) – No homework Week 1
AGPS RU OK Day on Friday Week 1, the 13th of October. To celebrate this day, we would love to see everyone wearing yellow. We are planning to have a number of guests in our school to showcase activities which support positive mental health.
Week 2 – Homework Starts – Words their way.
Starting Week 2 the children will begin a Words Their Way home learning routine. This is the spelling and vocabulary program used in class and for home learning in Years 3-6 and will assist in getting them ready for next year.
The children have been completing the Words Their Way activities in class since the beginning of last term and should be well versed in the activities.
A explanation sheet will also be added to their home learning folders, as well as a snap lock bag to keep the words in. The rotation of spelling and vocab activities will continue over two weeks and would look a bit like this;
Monday – Cut out words (if not already done). Sort the words into their groups and explain the sort to an adult. Why do the words fit in these groups?
Tuesday – Tic Tac Toe Activity ( these activites will be inserted into the homework file
Wednesday- Tic Tac Toe Activity
Thursday- Tic Tac Toe Activity
Friday/Weekend – take a break.
Monday- Tic Tac Toe Activity
Tuesday- Tic Tac Toe Activity
Wednesday- Tic Tac Toe Activity
Thursday – Sort words into their groups and glue into home learning book.
Friday – Home learning Due.
– Week 3 – Sport Carnival Wednesday 25th and School Development Day Friday 27th
See you all Monday!