Year 1/2


TERM 4 2021

 

Welcome everyone to the last term of 2021.

This term we will have a big focus on academic growth, social interactions and wellbeing.

We will be covering the following subject areas:

 

Programs:

 

Reading

This term, Students will cover a range of strategies from our CAFE program, largely focusing on comprehension alongside our Daily 5 reading choices. Reading at home, recorded into their diaries and brought to school each week will be a continued expectation. At this stage, we would hope that your child has reached 90 reading nights, which is an average of 3 reading nights per week. Our students have voted to read ‘Gangster Granny’ as our cohort novel.

 

Writing

This term, we will have a focus on information reports, procedures, expositions and letter writing. As always, our VOICES program provides students with essential writing skills and we will be looking into each of these traits throughout the term. Sound Waves remains a core focus for spelling and expanding students’ vocabulary.

 

Maths

This term, students will be exploring Division through targeted groups. We will also be covering units of work in Fractions, Units of Measurement, and Location and Transformation.

 

Inquiry

Inquiry this term is looking into Geography. More specifically, where we live on a local, state and national scale, and exploring the map of the world.

 

Digital Technologies will have a continued focus on computer skills such as Word Documents, saving work, USB use and typing. 

 

Important Dates:

Thursday 14th October - Curriculum Day (Student Free Day)

Tuesday 2nd November - Melbourne Cup Public Holiday

Friday 19th November - Curriculum Day (Student Free Day)

Tuesday 7th December – State-wide Orientation Day (more information to follow)

Wednesday 8th December - End Of Year Event (Proposed)

Friday 17th December - Last day of Term 4 

 

Kind Regards,

1/2 Team

Mr Marsland, Mrs Kent and Mrs Loulier