Term 1 with the Middles
Welcome to 2017 with the Middles, we are super excited to be back at school and learning about so many new and interesting things. This year we are re-introducing the teaching of Indonesian as part of our Middle curriculum, the juniors have been working on this for the past year and our grade 3’s will be able to help us with this. We will learn many stories and new vocab which you can try with us at home as well as an understanding the Indonesian culture.
For our Guided Inquiry unit this term we are learning about ‘Healthy Me’. This incorporates being healthy in body, mind and spirit. We work not only on staying active and healthy but also building resilience, recognising emotions, building relationships as well as focusing on students overall wellbeing.
In Literacy we will build knowledge and skills about our workshops including reading and writing, building students stamina in both areas and deepening their understanding. In writing we will continue with the VCOP writing program including a fortnightly Big Write surrounding our texts types for this term of Narrative and Persuasive. In reading we will incorporate parts of the daily 5 and CAFÉ programs into our readers’ workshops with major focuses on comprehension and vocab.
In Numeracy this term we will be developing students skills in place value, length, angles, 2D and 3D shapes. Students will be involved in daily number talks to improve their ability to verbalise strategies that they are using, the language used in numeracy and their problem solving skills.
Please feel free to speak any of the middle teachers in regards to learning that is taking place in each classroom. Enjoy Term 1, we can’t wait to see what 2017 has to offer!
From the Middle Team,
Jill Appleton, Adriana Grant, Stephanie Allan, Veronica Butterfield and Lisa Tims.