Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Level 3 Newsletter Term 4 Week 1

Level 3 Newsletter: Term 4 Week 1


Learning and Teaching
In Year 3/4 We Are Learning To....

READING: Identify the key words and phrases within a text to create a summary of the main facts and details.
WRITING: Explore poetry to write limericks. Research traditional and nonsense poetry.
SPELLING: Develop understanding of the meaning of the weekly words, break words into sounds, syllables, identify the 'tricky' parts of the words and listen and write the words from a dictation passage.
MATHS: Develop efficient written and mental strategies for multiplication and division.
UNIT OF STUDY: Explore 'Wonderful Creatures'. Examine the animals and people in Alice in Wonderland and other fantasy texts, research to learn more about Alice's Wonderland, generate ideas to create individual Wonderlands using mind maps and brainstorming techniques. 
THINKING: Explore the characteristics of curious thinkers: be engaged, accept the unexpected.
eLEARNINGuse the iPads and Netbooks to support and extend learning through Mathletics and Reading Eggs and for research and publishing purposes.

 Calendar Dates
14th October: Art Show 6:00-8:00
15th October Grade 3 and 4 Soccer Tournament PSC
29th October School Disco
3rd November Melbourne Cup Day Public Holiday
6th November Footsteps Dance lessons (5 weeks)
4th December Carol's Evening
 11th December Whole school House Sports
15th December Students reports sent home

Current notices

Level 3 Sport: This term Level 3 sport will be held Friday mornings. The activities students will be participating in will include cricket, four square (hand tennis), dancing and kick ball.  Students are encouraged to wear hats and appropriate footwear.

Sun Smart: With the weather warming up students are required to wear a hat when they are outdoors.  Sunscreen and keeping hydrated are also encouraged. We are fortunate to have lots of shade around the school for the comfort of the students.

Curiosity - Unit of Study: Last Monday the students were greeted by a cast of exotic characters. Tweedle Dee, the White Rabbits and the Queen of Hearts surprised the students and invited them all to enter Wonderland.  Join us on our journey over the following weeks.

Alice in Wonderland and the characteristics of a curious thinker: How does Alice display the characteristics of a curious learner?  Over the weeks we will find out...... 

Homework: Homework this term will be assigned each Monday and is due on the Friday.  Homework consists of Mathletics, reading and spelling. If due to your family schedule you require the weekend to complete the homework, please let the class teacher know either through a note or email.

Art Show: This Wednesday is our whole school Art Show which runs from 6:00-8:00.  Mrs Searle has done a magnificent job of organising this showcase of our students' artwork.  We hope to see you there.

Making News...

Welcome to Wonderland



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