WOW! What a busy 2 weeks it has been, beginning our final term for 2016!
Inquiry: Today the students showcased their learning in our Inquiry Exposition where we focused on the differing perspectives of immigration. A massive congratulations to all students who participated for yet another fantastic learning expo. Our next Inquiry topic will be extremely exciting and very different to a usual topic of Inquiry. Get ready and get set to find out Monday.
Numeracy: Since the beginning of term 4 the students have been developing their knowledge of fractions. In particular we have been focusing on placing fractions on a number line, vocabulary, improper fractions and mixed number fractions. If you have the opportunity to help your child consolidate their learning, could you please work with them to continue expanding their understanding. This could be done when cooking or baking.
Reading: The first two weeks back of term 4 have been action packed in our Reader's Workshop sessions. The students have been focussing on Inferring and all teachers have been blown away with their understanding of the concept. Students had to use the clues and evidence from a text to infer the hidden message. We looked at traditional texts, videos and songs in our mini lessons and throughout our must do tasks. The Inferring unit is now completed and next week we are moving on to Text Structures and Features. Students have also been completing their Fountas and Pinnell accuracy and comprehension tests this previous fortnight, and all classes have shown an impressive amount of progress.
Writing: It has been full steam ahead with our immersion of Information Reports. We have been exploring an abundance of different topics, for example, animals, transport, countries, immigration, science, sport etc. The immersion stage of writing is extremely important, as this is a chance for students to really expand their own knowledge and discover how authors execute the traits of writing.