Middle School

Welcome back to Term 4! We have lots of exciting and challenging learning planned for the final term of this year.

 

This term in English, students will learn about the structure and features of online texts and also develop their acting and speaking skills in Reader’s Theatre activities. They will revise ‘Beyond the text’ comprehension skills such as predicting, making connections, visualising and summarising. Students will discuss their feelings and opinions about texts with others and also discuss the ways authors portray characters, events and settings. During writing, students will focus on Idea and Voice and continue working hard to improve their spelling strategies.

 

In Mathematics this term, we will continue our work with fractions and decimals and how they relate to money. We would encourage parents to support their child’s understanding of money by allowing them to make small purchases and calculate the change or if they have a lunch order help them write it out and calculate the cost. Other areas of mathematics for this term include: graphing temperature, mass and capacity and time. We will continue to engage children in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities and have already witnessed inspired and enthusiastic children working collaboratively to use their ideas and skills to design and build amazing structures.

 

This term’s topic of inquiry is related to celebrations around the world. Students will be actively involved in researching different cultural celebrations.


Also, during this term, students will be attending a very exciting excursion to Mount Martha Beach to learn about water safety. This is always a fun day out and parents are welcome to come down and watch. To ensure a smooth transition to their next year level, students will be engaged in transition sessions. These sessions allow them to meet other teachers and students.

 

In Science, students will investigate how day and night occurs, including: looking at shadows, creating sundials, why we have seasons and experimenting with gravitational force. In Art, students will be working with clay and making clay beads and creating cairns (rock stacks). In Physical Education, students will start the term with games that involve base running. We are specifically speaking about when is the best time to run to the next base. As the weeks progress, we change the rules to make them more and more difficult to help enhance the learning with different pressures. We start off with 6 based rounders, progress to kickball and finish off the unit with T-Ball. Students will then participate in Basketball and Netball activities before the end of term.                                  

 

Teachers from the 3 / 4 Module have been very appreciative of the support parents have given throughout the year.

                                               

Special Events for this term include :

25/10 CyberSafety Parent  Night

26/10 Day for Daniel Walk                                                                                                                                                            
16/11 Whole School Transition 8.50 a.m to 11.45 a.m

16/11 Colour Fun Run - start getting your sponsors

23/11 Whole School Transition 8:50 a.m to 11.45 a.m

26/11 Beach Program Year 3

30/11 Whole School Transition 8:50 a.m to 11:45 a.m

7/12 Whole School Transition 8:50 a.m to 11:45 a.m

11/12 Statewide Transition 8.50 a.m to 12.15 p.m

12/12 Christmas Concert and Gala Night

 

 

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