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PENGUINS, SEALS AND TURTLES HOMEGROUPS

TERM 1 2019 OVERVIEW

                                                 This overview provides an outline of your child’s learning for Term One.

Learning foci for each student are selected based on individual needs in each curriculum area.

 To see this learning in action and to add feedback, visit our Homegroup Blog 

Education in Faith 

  • Read and interpret scripture about creation and stewardship
  • Reflect on their role as stewards of creation and the impact of our actions and choices on the environment
  • Explore the spirituality of creation through Indigenous stories
  • Consider how Jesus was a model for how we treat others and make good choices
  • Identify the colours, symbols, events, actions and practices of Lent, Holy Week and  Easter
  • Take action for social justice to support Caritas

English

Reading and Viewing

  • Read a range of informative and imaginative texts
  • Use comprehension strategies to build their understanding of the  literal and inferred meaning
  • Use a variety of text processing strategies to identify and summarise key words and information, including skimming and scanning
  • Understand how informative texts vary in use of language choices, depending on their purpose, audience and context
  • Understand how to apply knowledge of letter–sound relationships, and blending and segmenting to read and use more complex words
  • Draw connections between personal experiences and the text both written and viewed

Writing

  • Explore the features and purpose of information texts
  • Follow the writing process, of plan, compose and record, revise and edit, and publish
  • Explore and use vocabulary specific to the purpose of the text
  • Combine ideas and key words related to a topic, using paragraphs
  • Explore new vocabulary from a range of sources, including more purposeful and varied use of conjunctions
  • Build knowledge of spelling patterns and letter combinations, applying this to writing.

Speaking and Listening

  • Understand differences between the language of opinion and feeling and the language of factual reporting or recording
  • Using inclusive language and recognising its importance

Mathematics

Number and Algebra

  • Recognise, model, represent and order numbers to at least 10000 
  • Apply place value to break apart, rearrange and regroup numbers
  • Recognise, show and order numbers to at least tens of thousands 
  • Recognise and explain the connection between addition and subtraction
  • Recall addition facts for single-digit numbers and develop efficient mental strategies for computation

Statistics and Probability

  • Compare the length and mass of objects using the appropriate unit of measurement
  • Identify data sources and plan methods of data collection and recording
  • Collect data, organise into categories and create displays using lists, tables, picture graphs and simple column graphs, Interpret and compare data displays
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of different displays in illustrating data features including variability
  • Create and interpret simple grid maps to show position and pathways, adding scales, legends and directions.

Inquiry

Topic: Our Natural World

Enduring Understandings:

  • Living things within a marine ecosystem are reliant on each other and the environment for survival
  • Humans impact the marine environment and the survival of living things in positive and negative ways
  • If people live and act more sustainably it will have a positive effect on the marine environment and living things

Personal and Social Capability

  • Explore the FARM Code and unpack the Behaviour Matrix to guide the choices we make at school
  • Continue to develop strategies for teamwork and building relationships
  • Continue to unpack language and skills that can help us in a variety of social situations, such as learning dispositions, Bounce Back and personal strengths.

Digital Technologies

  • Contribute to the development of home group Chromebook protocols
  • Understand and follow Technology User Agreement protocols when using technology

The Arts

Visual Arts - Claudia

  • Explore who artists are and how they express their ideas through different art forms
  • Collaborate with peers to explore ideas and artworks from different cultures as inspiration for their own visual artworks
  • Experiment with materials such as paint, ink and collage to creature textural artworks

Performing Arts - Jess

  • Revisit how to tune a ukulele independently, connecting the strings, letters and tuning pegs
  • Learn the correct technique of how to hold and strum a ukulele instrument
  • Explore a range of strumming choices and chords following the teacher as a conductor
  • Begin learning songs as an introduction to singing and playing chords at the same time

Physical Education - Yolanda

  • Recall the fitness tests and understand what component of fitness is associated to muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility and speed
  • Evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses of each test
  • Practice and learn the fundamentals of softball/teeball

Japanese – Yumi  

  • Explore the geographical features of Japan including oceans surrounding Japan
  • Explore the marine environment of Japan and how people work on to preserve it
  • Identify the differences between Hiragana letters and Katakana letters
  • Develop understanding of Hiragana letters and simple words / texts

Home Learning:

  • Read daily for at least 15 minutes
  • Complete weekly set learning activities that link learning to what has been happening at school
  • Visit the middle school blog, comment and discuss the learning with your family
  • Take responsibility for being prepared for the school day