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​What we are learning this term

 

 

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Assessment

English

Students will write a persuasive response about a version of a fairy tale. They will focus on characters, story events and illustrations. Students will also write a set of procedural instructions.

Students will write a persuasive response using correct textual structure, language features, grammar, vocabulary and spelling. They will write a set of procedural instructions.

Maths

Students will apply a variety of mathematical concepts in real life, life-like and purely mathematical situations. The focus will be on using, comparing and partitioning numbers to 1000, fractions, measurement (including time) and money.

Students will be assessed through written assessments and conferencing with the teacher.

Geography

Students will be learning about places and their features ranging from local to world scale. 

Students will be assessed through a collection of work.

Science

Students will be investigating the life stages of animals, humans and plants. They will follow the life cycle of a mealworm under different conditions to identify the changes they undergo through metamorphosis.

 

Students will record, evaluate and explain their findings through diagrams and short answer questions. The assessment will be a journal documenting the changes to a mealworm and creating a storyboard of the life stage changes. Students will also compare their chosen small animal to a plant or human to evaluate the similarities and differences between the two.

Technology

Students will explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating.

The assessment will require students to design and draw a labelled diagram of a healthy sandwich and justify their choice of ingredients. They will then reflect on their learning.  

Health

Students will explore what shapes their own, their family and classroom's identity. They will celebrate who they are and respect each other's similarities and differences.

The assessment will be in the form of project.

P.E

Students will develop skills in short and long rope skipping.

Students will be assessed on their technique and performance in skipping.

The Arts
Music

Students will learn about the music staff. They will identify high and low notes as well as line and space notes on the staff.
Students will revise simple rhythms and practise reading and writing simple melodies on the music staff. They will develop xylophone playing skills to reinforce their note reading.
 

Students will notate a simple ‘me’, ‘so’ and ‘lah’ melody (8 beats) onto the music staff and perform on the xylophones.

 
   

Days to remember

  • Homework: Sent home each Friday. Due back at school each Thursday.
  • Library: Students will need a library bag for borrowing.
  • ICAS English 1st August
  • n 1st August
  • ICAS Mathematics 15th August
  • Science Incursion 15th August
  • Royal Show Holiday 16th August

 

Points of interest

  • Formal Uniform day each Monday.
  • P-2 Assembly 31/7, 14/8, 28/8 at 2pm
  • Social and Emotional Development: 
  • This term our GROW focus will be on Great Learners. The ‘You Can Do It’ learning to support this focus will be around resilience and confidence. 



Before School Routine
Students
are required to assemble in the hall before school and wait for their class teacher to collect them at 8:45am