Junior School

Term One

The start to a great year!


Welcome to the Junior school! We are looking forward to a great term of getting to know our new classes as well as sinking our teeth into some great learning.


In Literacy, students will be continuing to build

 skills and knowledge on the reading strategies, including solving words, fluency and summarising texts. Please remember that our expectation is for at least five nights of reading per week using their take-home books. In Writing, students will be learning to write Recounts and Narratives; following their structures and text features. Students will continue to enhance their phonemic awareness by exploring short and long vowel sounds as well as their many spelling choices. 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 develop students’ understanding of place value as well as skip counting and other number patterns. Other areas of mathematics being taught are: length, 2D shapes, time, and chance language. Every week students will have the opportunity to practise different problem solving strategies such as: Act it out, Guess and Check, Use Objects and Draw a Picture. This is a great time to get our brains working hard and we look forward to sharing some of our achievements throughout the term.


This term students will begin exploring the Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships curriculum as they learn about their emotions, what makes a good friend, and how acts of kindness can make us feel. As part of our weekly Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) lessons, we will be investigating the importance of our five ‘You Can Do It’ keys (Getting Along, Persistence, Organisation, Confidence and Resilience) and how they can help us at school or in our daily lives. At the end of the term students will enjoy a wonderful performance based on the children’s book ‘Mr. Huff’ which explores mindfulness, emotional intelligence and anxiety.


A reminder that classroom doors are open from 8:35am for students to come in and get organised and prepared for their learning time to begin at 8:45am sharp. Please ensure your child is in the classroom on time each day to help make every minute count.


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! If you would like to contact us further please do so via phone or through the Sentral Parent portal. We look forward to a productive and successful start to the year.


From the Junior Team,


Leonie Heeley (J2), Scott Bloomfield (J3), Samantha Gilchrist (J4), Patrick Galante (J5), Stephanie Van Twuiver and Felicity Dexter (J6).

Term 1 Overview 2018