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.
This term 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.
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.
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.
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.