Welcome back everyone to the last term of our 2014 school year! This term we are exploring Communication and the many different ways we do this.
The title : Tell me a story
What are the different ways we communicate?
What is a story?
How have Aboriginal stories been told?
What Australian stories teach us about the Christmas message?
Our religion unit will tie in closely with this as we explore: “Our place in God’s Creation”
This week students will be asked to collect items of creation to bring to school from home. Each home group will then set up a creation display area and a sacred space for prayer.
Reading– Dreamtime stories
Writing- Recount and Narrative.
Spelling– Students will continue to bring their spelling words home each Monday to be tested with their buddy each Friday.
Length and Area
Number: Counting, Place value, Addition and Subtraction and Multiplication and Division
This term we are grouping students each Thursday morning into Year levels. Students will be rotating between each of the Middle Learning Community teachers in a range of oral language activities promoting communication. It is also a valuable time for us to watch the students working together as we consider groupings for next year. If you have any issues or concerns, it may be worth having a conversation with the relevant home group teacher.
A few reminders:
- Hats must be worn each day.
- Full summer uniform to be worn by Week 3
- Please ensure all drink bottles, containers, hats etc. are clearly named. Our Lost Property bucket is growing by the day.
A few dates to remember:
Friday 17th October– Japanese Day
Monday 20th October– Drama Incursion
Monday 27th October– Incursion- Aboriginal Art and storytelling with Paul
Tuesday 28th October-Commonwealth Bank Incursion (Financial Literacy)
Thursday 30th October-Junior and Middle School Mass
Monday 3rd November– School Closure Day
Tuesday 4th November– Melbourne Cup
Tuesday 11th November– Remembrance day
Saturday 15th November– Country and Western Fair
Monday 8th- Friday 12th December- Swimming Week
Wednesday 10th December– Carols 6pm
Thursday 11th December– End of Year Mass 9a.m.