12A Term 2 2021 Newsletter
23A Term 2 2021 Newsletter
OVERVIEW: Term 2, 2021
LiteracyThis term in reading we will be focusing on the strategies of identifying the author’s purpose, using context clues to understand the meaning of unknown words and using non fiction text features. Please remember to continue to support your child with reading by listening to them read each night and filling in their reading journal. In writing this term we will be building our skills to write narratives and explanations. We will also complete a ‘Trait Crates’ unit which uses an authentic mentor text to explore how to organise our writing in a clear, logical way.
NumeracyIn Numeracy this term, we will be exploring the following topics: addition and subtraction and the connection between the two; introduction to multiplication and division; 2D and 3D shapes; fractions; and time.
InquiryWe will be exploring several inquiry topics this term. We will begin by looking at 'Decision Making', in particular how democratic decisions are made. This unit also looks at how rules and laws are made. We will then move onto our science units looking at how sounds are produced as well as heat energy, its sources and how it is produced.
12A Term 1 2021 Newsletter
23A Term 1 2021 Newsletter
OVERVIEW: Term 1, 2021
To begin the term we have been focusing on our RIPRR values. Respect, Integrity, Persistence, Resilience and Relationships. We talk about what these values mean, how to display them and why they are important. During these sessions we also focus a lot on getting to know each other and building a friendly and safe environment for all.
For the second half of the term our Inquiry topic will be ‘Family and Traditions’ as well as ‘Community, Remembrance and Celebrations’.
This term we have already begun re-introducing students to the routines and structure of Daily 5. The Daily 5 is a literacy structure that teaches independ-ence and gives children the skills needed for reading and writing. This term, we will continue to work on children’s decoding of words and fluency when read-ing. The comprehension skills we will be focusing on are sequencing, finding the main idea and recalling facts and details.
In writing we will be working on recounts, persuasive texts and narratives. In addition to these main class focus strategies, children will also set personal learning goals to work towards.
In Numeracy this term, our major focus will be on place value. Students will use hands on materials in order to gain an understanding of the value of digits in numbers. They will also be learning about calendars and dates as well as data repre-sentation and interpretation.