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What we are learning this term

 

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English

Students will read and compare two novels by Elizabeth Honey: ‘Don’t pat the wombat!’ and ‘45 + 47 Stella Street and everything that happened’, and evaluate characteristics that define Honey’s author style.

 

Students will evaluate how topics/messages are conveyed through texts, and compare and analyse the effectiveness of text to deliver a message.

Students will consider and analyse how representations are made through characterisation, theme, narrative point of view, favoured grammatical structures and visual techniques.  They will use evaluative language to convey their feelings and opinions, and use examples from the text to support their points.

Students will demonstrate their understanding of persuasive texts by writing arguments persuading others to a particular point of view.

Maths

Students will study the concepts of money and financial mathematics, number and place value, location and transformation, fractions and decimals, shape, measurement, chance and data, patterns and algebra, and geometric reasoning.

Students will complete assessments in each of the areas studied.

Geography

Students will investigate: What are Australia's global connections between people and places?

How do people's connections to places affect their perception of them?

Students will complete assignments and/or written assessments in each of the areas studied.

Science

Students will investigate how the growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment. They will participate in shared and hands on experiences to investigate effects on living things and will explore current scientific views about causes of salinity and how to address it. 

Students will plan and conduct an investigation to explain the affect the physical environment has on living things.

Students will complete a quiz.

Technology

Students will investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments and how design and technologies address competing considerations, including sustainability in the design of environments for current and future use.

Students will research, plan, design and present a sustainable garden for home or school.

Health

Students will investigate how physical activity creates opportunities for different groups to work together.  Students identify how physical activity contributes to individual and community wellbeing.  Students collect information on physical activity participation in their school setting.

Students will plan and develop an inclusive micro lesson that promotes and enhances fitness. Students will investigate and reflect on how valuing diversity positively influences the wellbeing of the community.

P.E

Students will participate in a swimming program delivered by Aquatic Achievers.

Students will be assessed on their technique and performance during the Aquatics Achievers Swimming program.

French

Students will explore the concepts of group identity and belonging through their own individual interests.  They will discuss leisure activities and interests, analyse texts about interests in French-speaking countries and reflect on how interests relate to personal and group identity.

Students will complete a written assessment and respond to questions in French.

Days to Remember

  • Swimming – Weeks 2-9
  • BBSC Musical Excursion 27th July
  • ICAS English 1st August
  • Cybersafety Talk 2nd August
  • Ngutana-Lui Incursion 8th August
  • ICAS Mathematics 15th August
  • Science Incursion 15th August
  • Royal Show Holiday 16th August
  • Father’s Day Stall P&C Thursday 31st & 1st August

 

Points of Interest

  • Formal Uniform day each Monday
  • 3-6 Assembly 24/7, 7/8, 21/8, 4/9 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.  When dismissed students will line up outside their classrooms.