We had the most amazing opportunity last week when we had a class visit from Mr. Jay who used to work at NASA. It was great to hear firsthand about space exploration, look at photos and video clips and be able to ask questions.
I trust everyone had a relaxing long weekend. This will be another short week, with Wednesday being a public holiday.
This is what our learning in class will look like this week:
UOI – “Exploration”
Central Idea: People explore their world; their methods and reasons are constantly changing.
Lines of Inquiry: Who explorers are
How people explore
Why people explore
Consequences of exploration
Working in groups and investigating the journeys of other famous explorers like Scott and Amundsen, Edmund Hillary, James Cook etc… is proving to be more challenging than expected and taking much longer than anticipated, so our work on this will continue this week. Each group is working towards producing a poster about the explorer they are researching.
– Historical recounts of explorers and newspaper articles using the 5 w and 1 h questions – where?, what?, why? , who? and how? Publishing stories about Neil Armstrong on the computer using Word.
Spelling Groups 1) phonetic words ending in -and & -all (e.g. sand, ball), 2) words ending in -old (cold), -ild (wild), -ind (kind), 3) Words that have a soft g combined with e, i or y ( e.g. gentle, ginger, gym) 4) words containing “y” as in very.
– past, present and future tense and suffixes. Comprehension exercises.
– Nelson script. Letters which start at the top of the ascender – b, f, h, k, l, t
Assessment on time. Simple multiplication – as repeated addition. Tables 2x, 5x, 10x 11x 3x, 4x. Basic facts up to 10/20 (+ and -).
Assessment on decimals and fractions. Perimeter and area.
Tables – 2x, 3x, 4 x, 5x, 6x, 9x, 10x , 11x, 12x . Basic facts up to 20 (+ and -).
ISM book bags and caps are now available for sale in the office.
: Hats and polo shirts/t-shirts
Zip bags, spelling note books, reading books and reading
logs – too often these are getting left at home which causes
Healthy snack for break time
Homework – spelling, reading and maths and language sheets sent home.
P.E. – wear house t-shirts, shorts and trainers. We will be doing orienteering, so students will need suitable attire and trainers, as we will be running around the school grounds.
No school – public holiday
Library – bring book bags and books – No bag, no books. Overdue books incur a fine.
P.E. – bring swimming gear. We swim at the warmest time of the day. I invariably get in the pool with the children and the temperature of the water is still very pleasant.
Homework – due in (or before if finished)
Looking forward to another great week together.