Welcome! The children have had a wonderful and busy term learning about how things grow and survive, writing information reports, recognising fact and opinion in fiction and non-fiction texts, programming blubots to support their positional unit in Maths, and enjoying their visit to Healesville Sanctuary, just to name a few!
Learning is a continual partnership between the teacher, the student and the parents. Please continue to support your child and their learning by volunteering to work in the classroom, supporting their home learning and listening to your child read every day!
We hope that you and your family have a safe and restful holiday, ready for another busy and fun term ahead! Please keep your eyes out for notices about holiday homework!
WHAT WE ARE LEARNING:
In week 9, the children focussed on finding the main idea in a non-fiction text. They learnt that the main idea can be (but not always!) found in the first sentence of each paragraph. Students also learned how to find details in paragraphs to support the main idea. In the last week of term, children will be practising reading responses from their Reader’s Toolkit such as making predictions, visualising and picking out themes in a text.
In Writing we are wrapping up our writing on Information Reports. This term we have learnt lots about writing information reports. For example; how to search and collect relevant information on the iPad, form sentences from dot points, how to include more detail in our writing, and how to segment our writing into paragraphs.
In Maths we have been learning about transformation. Transformation is when we show how a shape or object can flip, slide and turn. We have also started learning about Subtraction. We will be continuing with subtraction next term.
Please help your child practise their counting, telling time, addition and subtraction skills during the holidays.
To celebrate the end of the ‘Living Things’ unit, children will be creating a triorama featuring their Australian animal and its habitat. Parents are warmly invited to visit their child’s class on Friday (9:00-9:50) to see and talk to the children about their completed trioramas.
Parent Teacher Interviews: Wednesday 26th June
End of term: 28th June - 2.30pm finish