Civics and Citizenship
We will investigate the different cultural, religious and/or social groups to which they and others in the community belong.
We will explore the days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia and the importance of symbols and emblems. Students will complete a personal inquiry into celebrations and commemorations in other places around the world; for example, Chinese New Year, Diwali, Hanukkah, the Moon Festival and Ramadan. We will also research the symbols, emblems and history of the Olympic Games and students will participate in an Olympic simulation.
The Beneath our Feet unit provides opportunities for students to explore how natural processes and human activity shape their surroundings. Students’ understanding of soils, rocks and landscapes and how they change over time is developed through hands-on activities and student-planned investigations. Students also investigate factors that affect the erosion of soils.
- Exploring a range of multiplication strategies and patterns
- Solving division problems with and without remainders
- Connecting multiplication and division
- Investigating lines and angles
- Reading and writing numbers to 10 000
- Using the extending mental strategies to add and subtract
- Problem solving
- Read, write and compare common fractions, and explore the connection between fractions and decimals
- Working with polygons and symmetry
- Explore the properties of 3D shapes (prisms and pyramids)
- Review a range of addition and subtraction strategies
- Reading times and working with timelines and timetables
- Explore the relationship between multiplication and division
- Investigate the angles of polygons
Through our Readers' Workshops students will continue to work towards their personal goals (Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, Expanding Vocabulary) and make their thinking visible.
Our mini lessons will focus on supporting students comprehension:
- in fiction through thinking about the characters; and
- in non-fiction by getting the most from text features
Text Types – Writing to instruct (procedures), writing to inform (explanations), writing to entertain (poetry)
Mini Lesson Focus – Selecting words carefully (adverbs, adjectives, precise nouns), complex sentences, adding detail, punctuation, generating ideas, organising ideas (graphic organisers), editing skills (pit stops)
Grammar Focus - Adverbial phrases, prepositional phrases, verbs and tenses, apostrophes, compound words, onomatopoeia, spoonerisms, contractions and homophones