1/2 Area


Term 3 2019

Reading
:
This term we will be focusing on understanding what the Author’s Purpose is through a variety of texts - are they trying to Persuade, Inform or Entertain the reader. We will also be investigating different strategies to assist us to sequence/ summarise events from texts we have read, as well as understanding the difference between facts and opinions.

Writing:
Students in the 1/2 area are delighted to write about their weekend adventures every Monday morning in their Journal Writing, while also focusing on our writing goals. We will also be focusing on Procedural texts, making sure we include the correct structure and language. 1/2 students will get to explore what an Explanation text is and how we can write one by ourselves.

Maths:
This term we will be focusing on a number of different hands on topics in numeracy. Students have the opportunity to work more independently by getting to choose the activity they do based on their learning goals. These learning goals will be based around the different topics of maths that we will undertake throughout the term. These include: Place Value, Addition, Subtraction and Time. We are looking forward to growing our independence and being able to assist one another on different skills.
 
Integrated:
Throughout Term 3, students in the 1/2 area are focusing on our community. We will be looking at the different people, buildings and places that make up our community and why these elements of our community are so important. Students will get to use there newly found community knowledge to create a project about one thing in our community.

Goals:
Our Learning Goal books are now up and running. We spend one hour a week focusing and improving ourselves and our learning through these goals. The goals tailored to each students individual learning needs.




Term 2 2019

Reading
:

This term we have been focusing on learning how to summarise different texts we have read, finding facts and details within texts and using information in the text to explain how we know this, predicting what could happen in a text by looking at the front cover, blurb and reading a small section. We will finish the term by looking at inferencing when answering questions.

 

Writing:

Each Monday we use our amazing weekend activities and write our journals. We have also been focusing on dissecting what makes a great narrative and the key components that makes all narratives exciting- including amazing openers. We are going to be finishing the year looking at information reports and their structure.

 

Maths:

We have been focusing on a number of different topics in numeracy. We have explored how to multiply single and double digit numbers, practiced our skip counting and worked on becoming fluent in our 2, 5 and 10 times tables when focusing on Multiplication. When looking at Division, we focused on sharing equally and dividing single digit numbers into 3 digit numbers, along with a lot of problem solving. We will be looking at the different 2D & 3D shapes and sorting and counting money over the rest of the year.

 

Integrated:

We have really enjoyed learning about the different types of farms. We made carrots when looking at vegetable farms, fruit puppets when looking at fruit farms and made milkshakes and cows when looking at dairy farms. We still have a lot of different farms to cover during the rest of the term!


Miss O'Brien, Mrs Mayne & Miss Dodds
Ash O'Brien    Kelly Mayne