Junior School

Term 4 in the Junior School!

 

This term is shaping up to be very busy already!

 

We have already started our new science inquiry unit which focuses chemical science. Students will have the opportunity in our science lessons to explore chemical reactions in a hands on approach. We will be working with our science teacher in our science lab to pose questions and experiment each week.

 

In our inquiry unit this term, we will be learning about significant features in our community and designing, reading and following maps. Students will continue to learn how to pose and respond to questions about familiar places. They will record, sort and represent their observations and communicate their ideas to others. 

 

Junior students will continue to work on our writing program, Big Write/VCOP and be focusing on the writing topics of Persuasives and Transactions. Keep an eye out for the ‘Big Talk’ homework where we encourage students to have conversations with you about writing topics to help with developing their ideas.

 

Our reading sessions will continue, with students taking part in Reader’s Workshop activities focusing on CAFÉ strategies and activities. They will work with the teacher on Comprehension, Fluency, Accuracy and Expanding Vocabulary. Students will regularly visit the school library and our book nook to borrow books of interest and that are at the appropriate reading level.

  

In Numeracy this term we will be working on improving our skills in place value, time, transformation and shape, location and money. Students will complete lots of hands on activities and begin to develop and extend their problem solving skills.

 

Each week in our Digital Technology sessions, students are learning about the difference between ICT skills and Digi Tech and plugged and unplugged learning. Students explore how different devices work (Digi Tech) and continue to work on developing their skills in using these devices (ICT Skills).

   

Please feel free to speak any of the junior teachers in regards to learning that is taking place in each classroom. Enjoy Term 4! 

 

From the Junior Team

Belinda Heard, Amy Kleinsmit, Kathy Hengel, Rebecca Matlock, Brooke Gianchino, Sue Nicholas, Vicki Graeme, Joanna Guevarra