Events: Interschool sports, Lightning Prem
Mentor text: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Non-fiction: book analysis on Conservation and Climate Change
Online platforms to support our learning: Mathletics, Reading Eggspress, Cars and Stars, StudyLadder, code.org, Enhance TV, Epic!
In Reading, our focus this term will be finding the main idea, interpreting figurative language, investigating word meanings in context and comparing and contrasting. In Writing, our focus will be narratives and poetry. We will be exploring elements and features of these writing styles such as settings, character traits, using descriptive and figurative language and imagery.
Our Numeracy unit will focus on students being able to select and apply efficient mental and written strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems . These strategies will include using vertical algorithms and regrouping with numbers up to 5 digits, including decimals. We will solve patterns that use specific number sequences and generate our own patterns. Another topic we will be looking at is time, creating our own timetables and calculating elapsed time. To finish the term off we will challenge ourselves with the Cartesian plane.
Our Inquiry unit 'Think Global Act Local' will give students an opportunity to research what makes a place sustainable or unsustainable. We plan to view the documentary '2040' as well as several other digital literacies to broaden our understanding of the importance of sustainability for our futures. We are then going to investigate how we can be sustainable and help the environment at Coral Park, including looking at water saving devices, setting up and maintaining the school vegetable garden and reducing rubbish.