Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Level 3- Term 4 Week 5

Level 3 Newsletter: Term 4 Week 5


Learning and Teaching

In Year 3/4 We Are Learning To....

READING: use questioning to develop our understanding of any given text. We use questions before, during and after we read.

WRITING: understand the structure and language used in a narrative.

MATHS: solve problems involving purchases and the calculation of change.

 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: set goals despite uncertainty and be optimistic you can work things out.

SPELLING: develop understanding of the meaning of the weekly words, break words into sounds and syllables, identify the 'tricky' parts of the words and listen and write the words from a dictation passage.

eLEARNINGuse the iPads and Netbooks to support and extend learning through Mathletics and Reading Eggs and for research and publishing purposes.

 Calendar Dates
6th November: Footsteps Dance lessons begins (5 weeks)
10th November: House-Colour-Athon (at Duck Park)
4th December: Carols Evening
 11th December: Whole school House Sports
15th December: Students reports sent home
18th of December: Last Day of 2015 

Current notices

Level 3 Sport: This term Level 3 sport will be held Friday just before lunch. 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.

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.

House-colour-athon: Dress up in your house colours and see how many laps of Duck Park you can walk. Ask your family and friends to sponsor you per lap of the park. All money raised will be going towards upgrading our junior playground (REMEMBER TO BRING A DRINK BOTTLE AND TO WEAR YOUR HAT AND RUNNERS)

Making News...

Achievement Awards from week 4 (there was no assembly in week 5):
3/4H- Nat
3/4O- Hannah W
3/4S- Evie
3/4G- Charlotte

While looking at our Unit of Study, we began to create creatures for our own Wonderlands. We used a website called Build Your Wild Self on the netbooks to create ourselves with animals characteristics...

Eliza the Gir-bush-ringo-lion-phant-at-peacock 
Aaliah the Bis-pol-ele-ringo-antula-fly-horse
John the Cob-conda-cray-jellyfish
Tyler the Bat-sha-cray-antula-bat-rattlesnake

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