Semester 2 with the Middles
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 semester of Descriptive, Poetry and Transactional. In Reading, we will incorporate parts of the Daily 5 and CAFÉ programs into our readers’ workshops with major focuses on comprehension and vocabulary. We are reading “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”- a classic story by C.S. Lewis.
Please ensure that the students are continuing to read at home to improve their reading skills- this is very important for their development! Read, Read and Read some more!
In Numeracy Workshops this semester we will continue to developing students’ skills in time, angles, place value, multiplication, addition, subtraction, division and money. 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.
We are learning a new language- AUSLAN, and the students have shown great excitement and enthusiasm in learning the hand signs and using them in the classroom. We are also looking at advancing our knowledge in Digital Technology through coding, being cyber safe and learning to touch type to help with future learning. We learn through a variety of plugged and unplugged activities. The students will regularly update their individual blog as well as add a range of work to their online portfolio on DB Primary. If you do not have a parent log on, please see your child’s teacher and they can assist you in this.
Please feel free to speak to any of the middle teachers in regards to learning that is taking place in each classroom. Enjoy Semester 2, we can’t wait to see what this semester has to offer!
From the Middle Team,
Leonie Meehan, Mursel Haidary, Michael McGee-Stebbing, Sam Hartnett & Jodie Lambert