We are nearly half way through Semester 2 and all students have been working extremely hard this term.
During our Religious Education sessions students have been investigating our new unit titled,
‘Spirit Filled People’. This investigation focuses on further developing the students understanding of:
*What does it mean to be a Spirit-filled person?
*What are the signs of the Holy Spirit in my life and in the life of the Church?
During our Religious Education sessions students have been learning the meaning surrounding Pentecost and how the Holy Spirit brings us the fruits of goodness to share with all that we meet. They have been investigating people who are Heroes in our world and those in our in our Catholic faith. Students have been developing special prayers to share at the beginning and end of our day to remind and encourage us to show courage, kindness, respect and love for each other just like Jesus showed his disciples through the gift of the Holy Spirit.
In our English sessions, students are further developing individual reading goals aimed at building their comprehension skills in:
*use illustrations to support our understanding text.
*the author uses word choice to improve the text.
*to show meaning by selecting evidence from the text.
*to make generalisations/assumptions based on the information in the text and show evidence.
In our Writing sessions we are further developing knowledge of an Information Report by:
*use ideas to convey a strong message to the reader
* use powerful words to create interesting sentences and a picture that stays in the reader’s mind.
* to create sentences that read smoothly and rhythmically.
* to check and edit for accurate use of spelling, grammar and punctuation.
In our Maths sessions this term students have been revisiting and consolidating their knowledge in the key learning areas of Mental Strategies. They have further developed strategies to solve a range of equations when investigation;
*Pattern and Algebra *Chance *Angles *Location *Mass *Volume
We have also been ‘fine tuning’ our behaviour both in and out of the classroom this term by always trying our BEST, especially when Striving to do your BEST!!
Just a friendly reminder the door in the Year 3 / 4 H classrooms is always open for parents and guardians to come in and help or just observe to what is happening. I look forward to seeing you whenever it is most convenient.
Regards, Netty Howe