Term 3 in 5/6
During Term Three, the senior school students will be focusing on the following in Literacy.
Reading - Finding the Main Idea and Supporting Details, Summarising, Understanding Sequence, Interpreting Figurative Language, Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences.
Writing - Students will be growing their knowledge of correct sentence structure, and how to turn simple sentences into compound and complex sentences by using conjunctions. Students will learn about dependent and independent clauses in writing, and how we link them to expand sentences and add detail to their writing.
Students will develop their knowledge of the components of a grammatically correct sentence and how to vary their own language choices to improve their writing when creating their descriptive paragraphs each week.
Speaking and listening - Presenting information to the class and engaging their audience.
During Term 3, Senior Students will delve into various concepts across the strands of Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. They will establish connections to real world scenarios to enhance their knowledge and understanding.Number and Algebra: Students will tackle problems involving multiple digits using the four operations, with a particular focus on division with single-digit divisors, considering remainders. They will generate sequences using whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, articulate their rules, and employ brackets and the order of operations to construct number sentences comprising multiple operations.Measurement and Geometry: Students will explore the Metric System. They will be taught to select and utilise appropriate metric and other units for measuring length, angle, area, volume, capacity, and mass. They will compute the perimeter and area of rectangles and employ protractors and relevant technologies to construct specified angles. Additionally, students will familiarise themselves with the 12 and 24-hour time systems, involving measurements and conversions to seconds.Statistics and Probability: Students will conduct experiments involving chance and compare the variation in frequencies observed across experiments with the expected frequencies. To describe probabilities, they will employ fractions, decimals, and percentages. Furthermore, students will interpret various data displays, including those representing two categorical variables, and analyse data presented in the media.Additionally, significant emphasis will be placed on developing students' problem-solving skills in mathematics. This will involve providing appropriate and challenging prompts to enable and extend their learning. By tailoring our mathematics lessons to cater to every student and their individual learning abilities, we aim to ensure an inclusive and targeted educational experience.
In Term Three, our Inquiry topic is ‘Law and Order’. Students will be learning about the values, principles and institutions that underpin Australia’s democratic forms of government. The roles and responsibilities of the three levels of government will be researched, including shared roles and responsibilities within Australia's federal system. Students explore, identify and discuss the key features of the Australian electoral process. They have an opportunity to investigate and explain how state/territory and federal laws are initiated and passed through parliament. By the end of the unit they can elaborate on how and why laws are enforced and describe the roles and responsibilities of key personnel in law enforcement, and in the legal system. Research on the current Referendum will be a focus and debating skills can be developed during the topic.
Marc Bressan, Maddy Roberts & Brenton Adams