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Welcome to Term 4 2017!

Welcome back! We cannot believe it is Term 4 already!



In Reading this term, there will be a continued focus on decoding and comprehension strategies. The comprehension strategies we will be focusing on are text structures and features of persuasive texts, summarising and think aloud. As well as these strategies, students will also be given the opportunity to revise phrasing, fluency and expression. There will be a continued focus on comprehending books and being able to retell and answer questions about books read during guided reading.


In Writing, the students will be introduced to persuasive writing, where they will be encouraged to express their opinions on a range of given topics. We will also be revisiting narratives where will be a continued focus on text structures, punctuation, revising and editing. Students will be encouraged to reread and edit their writing by underlining misspelt words, correcting capital letters and punctuation, and re-reading their writing to themselves or a partner. There will be a strong focus on spelling and we will continue to explore letter blends and diagraphs, commonly misspelt words and spelling rules. Students will be given the opportunity to experiment with their writing in a free and creative way by using their Writer’s Notebook. Towards the end of the term, we will introduce transactional writing where student will write a range of letters and an all-important letter to Santa.


This term the Numeracy concepts students will be focusing on are: division, fractions, 2D and 3D shapes, length and probability. Subtraction concepts will also be revised this term. Numeracy sessions will continue to incorporate explicit instruction and modelling, along with open-ended learning activities to cater for all students. Homework will continue to involve open-ended problems for the children to explore and discuss their strategies at home with their families.  


During Shared Inquiry we will be investigating the topics ‘Is Anybody Out There?’ and ‘Celebrations’. ‘Is Anybody Out There?’ involves learning about Space. Students will begin by looking at our planet Earth, then expand by learning about the solar system. Students will have a chance to experience the Solar System on a larger scale during our StarLab incursion. In addition to this, students will also learn about weather and the seasonal changes that occur. During our ‘Celebrations’ topic, students will be given exciting opportunities to investigate a variety of celebrations from around the globe. Students will be immersed in rich cultural experiences during our excursion to CERES.


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Kind regards,



Kaitlyn Hayes (1H) Team Leader

Tess Bullock (1B)

Danielle Buttigieg (1D)

Wendy Drayton (1W)

Ashlie Gauld (1W)

Lisa Hibbert (1L)

Mary-Ann Skidmore (1S)