TERM ONE BLOG SENIOR 2021
Welcome to Term 1, 2021 in the Senior School. We are all excited to be back at school and are looking forward to an exciting Term ahead. Teachers and students have begun building positive learning environments in our classrooms and routines are being established.
We will continue to incorporate our school values which are Respect, Community, Resilience, Excellence and Co-operation. We are strongly committed to working together to promote and build a genuine love of lifelong learning and hope to foster high expectations in all children. We will continue to develop highly engaging programs and a safe and secure learning environment and will encourage our students to do their very best at all times. Our Senior students have also been partnered with Prep Buddies and we look forward to helping them become Kind Kingsley Kids!
Senior Students will soon be issued with diaries to record homework, home reading, special events and reminders. This is a new initiative we hope will develop organisation and responsibility.
Classrooms open at 8:30am each morning for students to organise themselves for the day and learning time can start promptly at 8:45am.
Please remember hats, water bottles and fruit daily.
Our literacy focus this term is developing and improving our reading strategies and understanding how texts vary in purpose, structure and language. Teachers will be sharing their love of reading with a variety of classroom texts, and though lots of discussion, support students’ understanding of imaginative texts. Students will continue to build on their vocabulary, focusing on using descriptive language in writing to help their reader ‘sense’ the story. Smart Spelling lessons will be held weekly, giving students the opportunity to practice these words at home each night. We strongly encourage our students to record their nightly reading in their student diaries.
In Mathematics, we will be working across all three mathematical strands and building our knowledge of The Four Operations, Decimals, Time, Length, Area and Data Representation. Students will also continue to develop their critical thinking skills working collaboratively to solve mathematical problems using a range of strategies. We encourage every student to continue to work on their multiplication facts and practice mathematical concepts on Mathletics at home, to further strengthen their understanding.
Our Inquiry topic is focused on ‘Global Citizenship and Australia’ where students will reflect on the values and attitudes of a good global citizen. They identify various ways people can participate effectively in groups to achieve shared goals. Students explain what it means to be an Australian citizen and how people can participate as global citizens.
Our students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of games, activities and sports this term including:
- Senior Sport on Thursday afternoons
- Interschool Sport with another local school
- Play Leader activities
- Lightening Premiership Sport Training
9th February: Safer Internet Day
8th March: Labour Day Holiday
10th March: School Photos
12th March: St Johns First Aid
15th March: Harmony Week
19th March: Harmony Day/Bullying No Way Day/Ride to School Day
25th March: 3-6 Cross Country Run
1st April: Last Day of Term 1 and Easter Bonnet Parade
SENIOR TEACHING TEAM