Junior School


Semester 2 in the Junior School!

 

 

Junior students will continue to work on our writing program, Big Write/VCOP and be focusing on writing narratives.

 

Our reading sessions will continue, with students taking part in Reader’s Workshop activities focusing on CAFÉ strategies and activities. They will work with the teacher on Comprehension, Fluency, Accuracy and Expanding Vocabulary. Students will regularly visit the school library and our book nook to borrow books of interest and that are at the appropriate reading level. We will also be working on our school wide ‘Reading Big Ideas’:

  • Word meaning in context. (Can I guess the meaning of the word using clues from the text?)
  • Finding the main idea. (What is the author trying to tell the reader?)
  • Identifying the author’s purpose. (Why did the author write this text?)

  
In Numeracy we will be working on improving our skills in Counting, Place Value, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Fractions, Weight and Mass and Location. Students will complete lots of hands on activities and begin to develop and extend their problem solving skills.

 

Each week in our Digital Technology sessions, students are learning about the difference between ICT skills and Digi Tech and plugged and unplugged learning. Students explore how different devices work (Digi Tech) and continue to work on developing their skills in using these devices (ICT Skills).

 

 

Please feel free to speak any of the junior teachers in regards to learning that is taking place in each classroom. 

 

From the Junior Team

Gemma Pearce & Brooke Gianchino (J1), Brodie Davenport (J2), Aimee Goss (J3), Lesley Campbell (J4), Charlotte Ball (J6), Andrew Altube (J7)