Senior School


Welcome to Semester 2 of Seniors!


During Literacy sessions we will take part in daily Readers’ Workshop activities which focus on the CAFÉ strategies Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expanded Vocabulary. Students will regularly visit the school library to borrow books, for school and home, which are of interest and at an appropriate reading level. Our mentor text is ‘Hatchet’ by Gary Paulsen, which looks at sustainability and resilience and teaches us the importance of being determined and making positive choices.

Our writing program Big Write/VCOP will continue as we have found that it improves student writing content and stamina. Students will learn writing strategies and set writing goals for themselves and each other. Our big focus this Semester will be report writing, explanations and descriptions! We will also be using the SMART spelling program and using some of the strategies in the ‘7steps of writing’ to help improve our creative writing.

 

Our Maths sessions are split into three areas this Semester; Number and Algebra which will focus on number and place value and the four operations and financial planning. The second area is Measurement and Geometry which will focus on angles, shape and symmetry. The third area is Statistics and Probability which will focus on chance and probability.  We have lots of great hands on activities, challenges and RICH tasks planned and look forward to sharing our work with you on our DB blog.

This Semester for LOTE (Language Other Than English) we are exploring AUSLAN and will be learning to sign basic words and focusing on colours, weather, gestures, and greetings!

Each week, Seniors will participate in Digital Technology (Digi Tech) sessions. This Semester we will be involved in lots of unplugged games which will help us learn some key Digi Tech vocab. We will also be learning about creating digital solutions and debugging. With our CUE Robots and Code.org we will use our coding skills and create digital solutions to some classroom problems. Students work will be uploaded on DB primary, so don’t forget to check it out to see what we have been working on and creating.


We look forward to a semester of fun, creativity and learning by all!

From the Senior Team

Breanna Bowler (S10), Chantel Prince (S11), Olivia Luttrell (S12), Bree Coathup (S19), Diana T-Hume (S20)