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Term 1

Welcome to Term 1, 2023!

We have had a busy start to this term and we are settling into our class routines.

3/4S have been studying their history unit on Community and Remembrance and have recently explored the overwhelming primary evidence that Aboriginal people were the first inhabitants of Australia. 

The students have also recognised that part of remembering is celebrating particular events and fireworks often feature in these. The students created some fireworks art to complement the acrostic poetry that they composed. See some of their fabulous work featured here.

Also in writing we are collaboratively composing our own class Dreamtime story.  The students have brainstormed many great ideas and narrowed down the best of these to be our main idea. Now we are up to building our narrative structure.

We are well underway with our Home Reading Program and many students have already achieved 20 nights of reading! Well done! Remember when a student achieves 40 nights of reading their name goes into a draw to win a family prize!! A big thank you to all 3/4S families for their ongoing support of daily reading at home.

We have also been reading the text, Simpson and his Donkey by Mark Greenwood, developing our reading fluency, comprehension and vocabulary skills while studying a very important historical event in our history.

In spelling we are learning to use strategies like looking for smaller words inside longer words and looking for familiar letter patterns to help us ‘chunck’ our spelling words into smaller parts. 

In mathematics we have been learning about length and place value in numbers. In this process we found that organising numbers into ‘houses’ helped us to read them easily. The students are also enjoying their Basic Maths Facts and honing efficient addition and subtraction skills. Many are also fine-tuning their multiplication strategies such as using doubles to solve 2 X multiplication facts and practicing them as part of weekly homework.

Keep a look out for our excursion note and payment plan…3/4S are looking forward to our History excursion in Week 10 of this term to Fort Scratchley. 

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