Welcome to Room 13's webpage. This page will keep you updated with all the fantastic things that are happening in our room. We will endeavour to update our page weekly, so please check back regularly.
Welcome back to term 3! What a busy term we have ahead of us! Some important dates to remember are:
14/8/19 - Book Week
16/8/19 - Sports Carnival
Weeks 7 & 8 - Swimming Lessons
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. My contact information can be found in the Welcome Note.
This term in English, we will be focusing on reading comprehension strategies through the use of modelled and shared reading of Big Books. We will also continue our small guided reading groups where students will receive targeted support for their reading level. We will continue to focus on fluency, sight words and tracking while reading. In writing, we will continue to work on sentence structure and parts of speech, including nouns and verbs, with a strong focus on adjectives leading into descriptive writing. Our focus for this term will be towards non fiction texts as we learn to create Information Reports. Towards the end of the term we will begin to explore simple Narratives. We will endeavour to complete daily writing to encourage us to write confidently and independently and work on improving our handwriting. Children will participate in a simple spelling test at the beginning of the term and they will be placed in focus phonics and spelling groups to target their individual needs in this area.
In Maths we will continue to explore and build out knowledge of place value of numbers to 100 and practise strategies to help us quickly and confidently solve problems using addition and subtraction. From this we will begin to solve number stories. We will review what we know about length and build new knowledge about capacity. We will also review what we know about the Australian coins and begin to count small collections. We will explore 3D shapes and be introduced to graphs and collecting data.
This term in Geography we will be exploring our Earth. Students will be introduced to the Northern and Southern Hemispheres as well as the Equator, Tropics and Poles. Following this we will be investigating different types of weather and how they relate to the hemisphere we are in. Students will also be introduced to the Nyoongar Calander Seasons.
This term in Health, we will focus on safety through protective behaviour. We will also explore how and when to call 000 and the people in our community that can help us.