October 11

Term 4 Overview

Important Dates:

  1. Wednesday 10th October – Experience Whitefriars Day
  2. Thursday 18th October – 3/4C Class Mass
  3. Friday 19th October – 3/4C Assembly Reflection
  4. Wednesday 24th October – Italian Day
  5. Friday 26th October – 3/4M Show and Tell
  6. Monday 29th October – Starlab Incursion
  7. Tuesday 6th November – Melbourne Cup (School Closed)
  8. Thursday 8th November – 3/4M Class Mass
  9. Friday 9th November – 3/4M Assembly Reflection
  10. Monday 12th November – Aquanation Water Safety Program
  11. Friday 16th November – 3/4C Show and Tell
  12. Thursday 22nd November – 3/4J Class Mass
  13. Friday 23rd November – 3/4J Assembly Reflection
  14. Thursday 29th November – Scienceworks Excursion
  15. Friday 7th December – 3/4J Show and Tell
  16. Tuesday 11th December – Orientation Day
  17. Friday 14th December – Students Reports to go home Tuesday
  18. Tuesday 18th December – Last Day of 2018

 

Incursion / Excursion

Wednesday 10th October – Experience Whitefriars Day

Wednesday 24th October – Italian Day

Monday 29th October – Starlab Incursion

Thursday 29th November – Scienceworks Excursion

 

Curriculum Overview

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Students will be learning how to start and build a conversation amongst their peers.  They will be given opportunities to sit with students across the level and have a conversation. Students will also learn about conflict resolution and strategies on how to deal with difficult situations. Towards the end of the term, students will be given opportunities to talk about their transition into year 4 or 5 to help reduce anxiety.

 

Numeracy

The concepts covered this term are:

Number – Skip counting, displaying multiples of a number and practise of multiplication tables, number patterns and reading numbers greater than 1000

Probability – Chance and reading and recording data, using ICT to arrange data

Decimals – Recognising place value to tenths and hundredths.

Measurement – Capacity and Mass.

Money – Adding and subtracting currency, calculating correct change.

Time – Calendar days and months, telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes 

 

Literacy

In Writing, students explore the different elements within a poetry text. They will learn about the different types of poetry such as Acrostic, Haiku, Limerick and Diamante. They will explore the different elements of writing texts such as, structure, characters and using descriptive language and text purpose. Students will learn how to write an explanation text and learn how to present confidently in front of an audience.  
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. Each week students have the opportunity to exchange books to read each week and maintain a regular reading habit.

 

Inquiry

This term students will learn about how natural and man made factors can influence change on the Earth’s surface.  Students will also learn about the solar system and how the rotation of the Earth on its axis can have some effect towards changes on the Earth surface.  

 

Education in Faith

To tie Religious Education with our Inquiry unit, students will learn about how God created the Earth in seven days.  Students will gain knowledge about the slight differences between the different creation biblical texts and gain knowledge and understanding of the key elements within these texts. Leading into Christmas, students will learn about Mary and how she was a key figure in Jesus’ life.

 

Italian

During Term 4, the students will be learning to give and respond to simple directions in Italian such as a destra, a sinistra, va avanti and others. They will also continue to focus on using and responding to classroom functional language.

Towards the end of the term, students will learn about Italian Christmas traditions.

 

Physical Education

During Term 4 Physical Ed lessons, students will be preparing for the Twilight Sports carnival, participating in minor team games and activities followed by Striking and Fielding in Major Games. There will also be a focus on Water Safety where the students will participate in the Water Safety Award which focuses on Water Safety knowledge, CPR and basic reach and throw rescue techniques.

 

Digital Technologies

This term, the Year 3/4 students will be using the Lego WeDo kits with the school iPads. They will complete some mini-projects to build their familiarity with the different components of the kits and the coding program. They will then work in small groups to create and code a miniature version of a space rover robot. Each group will take a video of their completed robot to present to the class.

 

Performing Arts

For the first weeks of this term the Performing Arts focus is Drama. Students will participate in, and be exposed to new games and activities to develop their expressive skills such as movement, voice, language and gestures appropriate for different situations and scenarios. Students will respond to their own and others work through self-reflection and feedback as they are developing skills through peer performance. In the second part of the term the students will learn Christmas songs and Carols in preparation for their performance in our Park Orchards Community Christmas event in December.

 

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 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 October 11, 2018 by middle3 in category Uncategorized

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