April 27

Term 2 Overview

Important Dates:

  1. Wednesday 25th April – ANZAC DAY (School closed)
  2. Thursday 3rd May – 3/4 J Class Mass
  3. Friday 4th May – 3/4 J Assembly Reflection
  4. Thursday 10th May – Mother’s Day Stall
  5. Friday 11th – Mother’s Day Breakfast
  6. Wednesday 15th to Thursday 17th May – NAPLAN
  7. Friday 18th May – 3/4 J Show and Tell
  8. Friday 25th May – 3/4 C Show and Tell
  9. Thursday 31st May – 3/4 M Class Mass
  10. Friday 1st June – 3/4 M Assembly Reflection
  11. Monday 4th June – 3/4 Incursion with the Travelling Kitchen
  12. Thursday 7th June – 3/4 C Class Mass
  13. Friday 8th June – 3/4 C Class Reflection
  14. Monday 11th June – Queens Birthday (School closed)
  15. Thursday 14th June – St Vincent de Paul Mass
  16. Friday 22nd June – 3/4 M Class Mass
  17. Monday 25th June – Parent Teacher Chats
  18. Friday 29th June – Last day of term

 

Eucharist

First Eucharist Workshop – Tuesday 17th July

Eucharist dates – TBA

 

Curriculum Overview

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

This term students will learn about emotional responses to different situations and choices. They will recognise the importance of inclusive behaviour within social contexts.

 

Numeracy

The concepts covered this term are:

Place Value – Finding the value of a digit in a number and showing a visual representation of a number.

Addition and Subtraction – Single and double addition and subtraction.  Addition and Subtraction with regrouping.

Time – Analogue and digital, telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes

Measurement – Measuring lines using a variety of measuring tools. Calculating Area and Perimeter of a regular shape

Shape – Identifying features of a 2D and 3D shape

Multiplication and Division – Automatic recall of basic multiplication facts. Solving division problems using multiple strategies.

 

Literacy

In Writing, students will be consolidating their knowledge and understanding of how to write a narrative and persuasive text.  Students will learn about the structure and features of a procedural text.
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

Students will be learning about where our food comes from, how it can be prepared,  the diversity of food choices and ways in which food wastage can be reduced.

 

Education in Faith

Students will be learning about the importance of human dignity in light of the Catholic Social Teachings. This unit was developed to work alongside out Inquiry unit, teaching students about the importance of giving and appreciating how fortunate we are to have food on our table each day.

 

Italian

During Term 2 in Italian the students will continue to be exposed to and use functional language such as scusa, per favore/ per piacere, ascolta, ripeti, avanti, seduti, ai banchi, in circolo, in piedi, posso avere/ usare/ andare, ho bisogno di…, aiuta and come si dice.

The students will revise greetings, colours, numbers, days of the week and months of the year in Italian.

As part of a cultural focus, the students will plan a trip to an Italian city ( Rome, Venice, Florence or Milan) and research 3 famous sites or landmarks of that city to share with 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 on the 23rd May.

Melbourne Victory FC will also deliver the ‘Victory for Schools Football program’ in the first four weeks of Term Two. MVFC Community coaches will teach the students some vital skills required to play football in a fun and supportive environment.

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

 

Digital Technologies

This term, students will be looking at the emailing process. They will practise how to write, send and reply to emails. Students will also be engaged and inspired by two different types of robots. The Dash & Dot robot will introduce them to coding using robots. The Ozobots will deepen their knowledge of robots as they create mazes and solve problems using the robots.

 

Performing Arts

This term the main focus of the Performing Arts program is Dance. The students will be learning a song and dance routine for our school concert in Term 3, combining movement skills that develop body awareness, coordination, control and balance. Our safe dance practices will include warming up and cooling down procedures. The rehearsals will provide opportunities for the students to view their dance on an electronic device, reflect upon how to improve their dance performance and give and receive feedback. A strong emphasis on teamwork and enjoyment will be highlighted at the beginning of each session. I’m really looking forward to seeing the students develop their skills and understanding of the elements of dance as they prepare for their performance

 

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 Tuesday and is due back in on Monday.  

 

Additional Information

Students will need to wear their sports uniform on Tuesday and Thursday for Physical Education and Sport.

 

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 27, 2018 by middle3 in category Uncategorized