Junior School

Term Four

Are you ready for this?

 

In Literacy, students will be continuing to build skills and knowledge on our reading strategies, including fluency and comprehension. Please continue reading with students daily with their take home reader. We have recently replenished books in our take-home boxes so more books of interest are available. In Writing, we will be reviewing Procedures, Recounts and Expositions and learning how to write an Explanation. Two Big Writes will be completed as well, so expect to see, ‘talk homework’ in student’s bags.


Our focus this term in Mathematics is to continue to develop students understanding of place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Areas of Measurement and Geometry being taught are: time, 2D shapes and 3D solids and length, capacity and volume. Statistics and Probability will also be reviewed. During our weekly Problem- solving sessions, students will continue to practise these strategies: Act it out, Guess and Check, Find a pattern, Use materials and equipment and Draw a Picture.


Students will be learning basic iPad skills and using simple apps such as Keynote and iMovie. They will also be taught further skills to create Word documents and PowerPoint presentations.

 

Our fabulous topic this term is Science with a focus on Sound and Light. Students will be scientists, posing questions, investigating and observing. They will learn how light and sound are produced by a range of sources. We are looking forward to having the opportunity to enhance our learning at the, ‘Hands on Science’, incursion.

 

Last, but not least we have our marvellous Junior school performance

to look forward to this term. More details regarding this amazing event will be disclosed shortly.

Please feel free to speak to any of the Junior Team Teachers in regards to the learning that is taking place in each classroom, our doors are always open! We look forward to a productive and successful Term 4.

 

From the Junior Team,

 

Courtney Mason, Patrick Galante, Scott Bloomfield, Lynda Cameron, Leonie Heeley, Stephanie Van Twuiver and Stacey Does.

 

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