April 20

TERM 2 OVERVIEW

Important Dates:

  1. Thursday 20th April 3/4 J Class Mass
  2. Tuesday 25th April ANZAC Day
  3. Thursday 4th May 3/4 C Class Mass
  4. Friday 5th May 3/4 C Reflection
  5. Tuesday to Thursday 9th – 11th May NAPLAN
  6. Thursday 11th May Mother’s Day Stall
  7. Friday 12th May Mother’s Day Breakfast
  8. Monday 12th June Queen’s Birthday
  9. Tuesday 13th June School Closure Day
  10. Friday 16th June 3/4M Show and Tell
  11. Friday 23rd June Reports go home
  12. Monday 26th June Parent Teacher Interview
  13. Friday 30th June Final Day of Term 2

 

Eucharist

Reflection day Friday 4th August

Eucharist Sunday 6th and 13th of August

 

Curriculum Overview

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Students will be learning about how to work together in groups by allocating designated roles and contributing effectively.  They will learn how persistence and adaptability can help them deal with difficult and challenging situations.

 

Numeracy

The concepts covered this term are:

Multiplication – Skip counting, displaying multiples of a number and practise of multiplication tables.

Division – Grouping, division patterns and division facts

Money – Counting coins and notes, purchasing and adding and subtracting money amounts.

Measurement – Formal and informal measurement units, perimeter and area of a shape.

Fractions – compare fractions of half, quarter and thirds.

 

Literacy

In Writing, students will explore the different elements within a narrative text such as, structure, characters and using descriptive language. Student’s will learn about persuasive language, structure and develop an argument to persuade the reader.
Reading activities will include exposing the students to a wide range of texts, including digital texts. Students will work at their own level on comprehending these texts in order to build their skills and knowledge. The Literacy program will also include personalised spelling (a component of their weekly homework). Each week students have the opportunity to exchange books to read each week and maintain a regular reading habit.

Inquiry

In term 2, students will be learning about what makes Australia a culture diverse country. Students will explore the different cultures and religions that make up a multicultural nation.

Education in Faith

Students will be learning about the ways we are globally connected; explored Jesus’ commitment to service and justice; investigate leadership lessons from Scripture; and demonstrate ways of acting justly.

Italian

During Term Two in Italian the students will continue to learn greetings, numbers, colours, days of the week and months of the year.

They will participate in everyday classroom activities by asking permission, requesting help, asking how to say or write something and giving praise in Italian. They will also read short, simple texts in Italian.

They will describe and apply strategies that can be used in situations that make them feel uncomfortable or unsafe by creating short, simple role plays for the class.

 

Physical Education

In Physical Education, students will participate in activities designed to enhance fitness, and discuss the impact regular exercise can have on health and wellbeing. Activities will include the

12 minute run/walk and training runs to help prepare for the St Anne’s Cross Country run held in May.

Following Cross Country, the students will participate in Jump rope for Heart.This is a fun, physical activity program where students will develop locomotive skills, learn new skipping skills and be physically active The final weeks of Jump rope For Heart will include students composing  and performing specialised movement skills and skipping sequences.  

Finally, the students will focus on the skill of Kicking. They will practise and refine kicking in a variety of movement skills and game situations.

 

Digital Technologies

This term, the Year 3/4 students will be learning how visual codes (such as barcodes and QR codes) actually work and how they can be used to store large amounts of data. They will be learning about different types of data files and how the sizes of the files can vary depending on its format. They will also be creating their own QR codes to store cybersafe information about their personal interests.

This term, the Year 3/4 students will be learning how visual codes (such as barcodes and QR codes) actually work and how they can be used to store large amounts of data. They will be learning about different types of data files and how the sizes of the files can vary depending on its format. They will also be creating their own QR codes to store cybersafe information about their personal interests.

 

Performing Arts

This term students will use voice, movement and instruments to explore pitch, rhythm dynamics and tempo. They will explore music from different cultures, times and locations and discuss the features of the music they listen to using music terminology.

 

Homework

St. Anne’s offers homework as a part of the school’s educational program.

  • Homework is optional at St Anne’s and at the discretion of the parents
  • Students on intervention programs, may be required to complete additional tasks, however this will be communicated and agreed with the parents of these students.
  • Parents will be advised of homework opportunities at the beginning of the school year
  • All students are encouraged to spend time reading each evening
  • Homework is offered at all levels with the emphasis on the practice of skills in Literacy and Mathematics
  • Years 3-6 students will use school diaries. Diaries provide a means of regular communication between parents and the school and may include details about homework

 

Homework will:

  • include daily independent reading which is required to be recorded in school diaries
  • Include practising of appropriate number skills
  • include extension of and connection to class work and projects (including Specialist Teacher’s homework when appropriate).

 

Homework at this level will be approximately one and a half hours per week and will not be set during holidays or during the final week of each term.

 

Note:

In Years 3 – 6, homework will usually be set on a weekly or fortnightly basis.

Homework goes out on the Tuesday and is due back in on Monday.  

 

Additional Information

Student will need to wear their sports uniform on Monday and Tuesday for sport and PE.

 

Please come and see us, give us a call or email us if you have any queries or worries:

gcarrick@saparkorchards.catholic.edu.au

amcalister@saparkorchards.catholic.edu.au

gabriellej@saparkorchards.catholic.edu.au

 

Regards,

Adrian, Grace and Gabrielle


Posted April 20, 2017 by middle3 in category Uncategorized