We hope you have had a restful summer holiday and have come back ready and raring to go for the new year!
In Term 1 our Inquiry units will be split across two topics. The first, ‘Survival of the Fittest’ looks at Adaptations in both plans and animals and will help students understand how various organisms change in order to survive in their environment. Our second unit focuses on Light and Energy. Students will learn about what light is, how it moves, the visible colour spectrum and how light behaves when it encounters an object. They will also have the opportunity to investigate energy and electricity through lessons designed and run by our student Science and Environment Captains!
This term we will be learning about texts that inform, instruct and entertain. Students will begin to consider how their audience might impact the tone of their writing as well as solidify grammar concepts learned throughout Semester 1. Students will continue to engage in a variety of activities during reading rotations, including Author Studies, Guided Reading, Text Analysis and Speaking and Listening tasks.
In Mathematics this term we are consolidating students’ prior knowledge in the four processes of Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, as well as taking a loser look at Time, Chance and Units of Measurement. We will be utilising real–life examples to demonstrate the relevance of these topics, so that students understand the reason behind and the usefulness of the skills being taught. Our Mathematics lessons will comprise some ability–based group work and some open– ended inquiry tasks.