Welcome to 2021!
In Room 9, we acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the elders both past and present and we further extend that respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that are here today.
Apart of our daily morning meeting, the students of Room 9 and I conduct an Acknowledgment of Country to show respect and appreciation for Indigenous peoples and their culture.
Hello and welcome to Year Three! My name is Jasmine Kennedy, I originally moved to Western Australia in 2017 from a small town on the south coast of New South Wales called Batemans Bay. I first moved to Perth to study my Masters of Primary Education and moved to Kalgoorlie for my first teaching job in 2019.
As always, I moved to Kalgoorlie for a six-month teaching contact but fell in love with the community and have been here ever since. For the first two years of my teaching career, I worked at East Kalgoorlie Primary School where I met some amazing children and learnt some extremely valuable skills.
I am extremely passionate about embedding Indigenous Perspectives in the classroom and whole-child learning, I cannot wait to bring my holistic approach to teaching at North Kalgoorlie Primary School. I look forward to developing a positive working relationship with you and your child as we embark on a wonderful year of learning.
Term 2 in Room 9
Reading - In reading, we will continue to explore and learn a range of reading comprehension strategies to ensure that your child is able to create meaning from text.
Writing - In writing, we will be studying the two text types of persuasive and procedural writing. We will continue to use the Talk 4 Writing approach while learning and consolidating these text types. The model texts for your child during these units will be ‘Dogs make the best pets’ for persuasive and ‘how to catch a dragon’ for procedural.
Grammar - Our grammar focus for this term will be to work on using more creative and less common nouns, verbs and adjectives whilst also continuing to emphasise the need for paragraphs to organise our writing.
Number and Algebra - In number this term, we will be developing your child’s ability to automatically recall the multiplication facts of x2, x3, x5 and x10 and their related division facts. We will also continue to revise and consolidate our addition and subtraction strategies to solve more difficult problems.
Measurement and Geometry - This term, we will be learning the concept of angles as the way to measure a turn and how we can identify angles in our everyday environments. We will also focus on right angles and your child’s ability to determine whether an angle is smaller or larger than a right angle. Additionally, in measurement we will be exploring the metric units of length, mass and capacity to measure, order and compare objects.
Geography – In geography, we will be learning about the location of Australian states, territories, capital cities and major regional centres of Western Australia and the location and identifying attributes of Australia's major natural features. We will also look at the many language groups of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and compare and contrast how the division of states differs from the division of Australia by language groups.
In visual art, we will be respectfully exploring a range of artworks from Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to view varying styles and see how symbols are used to convey meaning and tell stories.
In digital technologies, we will be learning how to use visually represented sequenced steps (algorithms) to code an object to move. We will also continue to use Typing Tournament to improve your child’s ability to type on a computer or device.
In health, we will continue to complete weekly PATHS lessons that focus on the physical, social and emotional changes that occur as your child grows older, such as changes to their body, friendships and feelings. We will also restart our PATHS Kid of the Day and complete protective behaviour lessons on how we can remain safe.
Welcome to NKPS Class Meeting Slides
Term 1 in Room 9
Reading - In reading, we will be exploring and learning a range of reading comprehension strategies which will assist your child to make meaning from a range of literary texts.
Writing - In writing, we will be studying the text types of narrative and persuasive in preparation for NAPLAN in Term 2. We will be using the Talk 4 Writing approach and our model text for narrative is 'The Magic Paintbrush'.
Grammar - Our grammar focus for this term will be to revise nouns and adjectives whilst also exploring verbs and the use of paragraphs when writing.
History - In history, we will be exploring one important example of change and continuity over time in the local community. We will also explore the role that local community members play in developing our community.
In visual art, we will be exploring a range of techniques that can be used to enhance our creation of artworks, such as: line, shape, colour, space and texture.
Number and Algebra - In number this term we will be exploring place value and your child's ability to recognise, model and represent numbers initially to 1000 and then beyond. We will also be exploring the connection between addition and subtraction and learning a range of strategies to assist us with our computation of problems. Lastly we will also explore money and how we can represent money in multiple different ways.
Measurement and Geometry - In measurement, we will be exploring units of time and how we can represent the four main times on both an analogue and digital clock.
In digital technologies, we will be exploring cyber security, cyber bullying and how we can stay safe online. We will also be reintroducing your child to Typing Tournament and exploring computers as a digital system.
In health, we will be completing weekly PATHS lessons and reintroducing the PATHS Kid of The Day. We are also focusing on protective behaviours and how we can remain safe.
Some of our amazing work so far...
Learning Intention: To create a self portrait using only water colours, pencils and textas.
Place Value Names
Learning Intention: to find the sum of a collection using MAB blocks.
Learning intention: To use straight, curved, broken, thick, thin and continuous lines to create an artwork.
Learning intention: To use geometric and organic shapes to create an artwork.
Artist study: Katsushika Hokusai
This Term in Room 9, we have been studying the narrative of The Magic Paintbrush. Within this story, the villain is destroyed by a giant wave on his way to collect gold from a golden mountain. As a class, we were inspired by this story and its visual similarities to Hokusai's famous artwork 'The Great Wave Off Kanagawa'. We then created our own artworks based on our class story and influenced by Hokusai's amazing artwork. Additionally, we completed an artist study to find out more information about Hokusai. If you would like to find out even more information about Hokusai and his artworks, or read the story of 'The Magic Paintbrush', please click the buttons below.
The Magic Paintbrush
Our Hokusai influenced artworks
Our Hokusai artist studies
Written by Tyler, Dakota and Thomas.
Written by Van and Daniel.
Written by Tate and Oliver.
Written by Aneek and Billy.
Written by Grace and Caleb.
Written by Eliza and Ane.
Written by Jye and Khloe.
Written by Cooper and Bethel.
Written by Mia and Marley.
On Harmony Day this year, Room 9 read the book 'I'm Australian Too', by Mem Fox. We then discussed Australia's multicultural way of life and how important it is to respect and appreciate each other's similarities and differences.