Class Teacher 2017:
3/4J - Mr David Johnson
2/3W - Mrs Inta Wasowski
In Our Classroom:
Students' prior knowledge and skills are used as the basis from which our literacy and numeracy programs are built upon. Students have regular access to the latest technology in the way of computers, iPads and smartboards. They also have access to wonderful online programs such as Xtra Maths, Maths Online, Study Ladder and Reading Eggs.
Combinations of whole class, small group, partner and individual work enable students to be supported as they develop strategies and skills to read, view, comprehend, compose, edit and present a wide range of texts. In a variety of activities, students are encouraged to think imaginatively, creatively and interpretively and reflect on their own learning.
To develop successful and efficient readers, students need to integrate a range of strategies, before they read, while they are reading and after they have read a text. As a result, reading lessons in our class focus on the following comprehension skills and strategies: Predicting, Monitoring, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring and Summarizing. Students are learning to identify detail, the main idea and the sequence of events in a text. They are also learning to identify and explain fact & opinion, compare & contrast and cause & effect in texts.
Students participate in engaging, interactive lessons, which focus on all areas of the Mathematics syllabus. We look at Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, Statistics and Probability and Working Mathematically.
Students are further challenged through problem solving activities in which they are integrating their skills and strategies from a variety of areas to solve problems.
In Semester 1 students are participating in a unit called "First Contacts", exploring people, events and actions related to world exploration and its effects.
Throughout Semester 2 students will learn about "Community and Remembrance", in which we will identify and explore celebrations and commemorations of significance in Australia and around the world.
Students are building Science Enquiry Skills through the study of a number of units, such as "Material World" and "Physical World". In each of these units students will engage in hands on, relevant learning experiences as they investigate their questions and predictions by analysing collected data, suggesting explanations for their findings, and communicating and reflecting on the processes undertaken.
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education:
Students will learn about a range of concepts such as personal health choices, interpersonal relationships, and safe living. They explore games and sports through participating in PE on Tuesdays and Sport each Friday.
Creative and Practical Arts:
Students are given opportunities to express their creativity and to build their knowledge and skills in Visual Arts, Music, Dance and Drama through a variety of learning experiences.
All students are encouraged to read every day at home as part of their homework, with some students in particular participating in our home reading program.
Access to Reading Eggs and Maths Online is available to students to do at home.
Talking and listening topics are set weekly, which focus on developing a variety of public speaking skills.
Your child has taken the significant step from infants to primary school and into the first year of Learning Stage 2.
This is the first year your child sits for the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test held in May. There are four tests covering numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar.
You will receive a report of your child's achievement in the tests. The results tell you how your child is progressing in these areas and can guide the learning support you give your child at home.