Welcome back after the long weekend!

Hope you have all enjoyed a restful long weekend with your families and we look forward to seeing you all back online tomorrow.

Thank you all for your support with another great week of learning last week. We particularly loved the students energy and KIS spirit in house colours on Thursday!

 

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As many of you would’ve seen in the email sent out on Thursday, we are hosting a Grade 3 parent coffee meeting on Zoom tomorrow (Tuesday 5th May) at 11am. We hope this will be a chance for you to share your feedback on the online learning programme and ask G3 teachers any questions that you may have. We will also be talking through a few new developments and celebrate some of the wonderful work our students have been doing. 

You can access the coffee meeting by clicking on the link below and we hope to see you there: https://zoom.us/j/95209502541

We would also like to thank you all for your patience over the past week as we set-up specialist Zoom sessions. We understand there were some bumps for timings and access to the meetings. The schedule for these has been amended and collated into one document, which was sent to you via email and has been posted on the blog below this. Teachers will be sharing the new schedule with students and talking them through how to use the document tomorrow.

This week in our unit of inquiry students will reflect on digital media tools that they have used and think about the effectiveness of these as a means of communication. Students will also be beginning to think about the audience for communication and how that changes the way in which we communicate. 

Communication is key

In numeracy, students will draw on their learning of decimal numbers so far and apply it to solve real life problems. We will be using a range of contexts such as weight, money and time to allow them to make connections between decimals and these real life contexts.

For language this week, students will be looking at how they can describe characters’ feelings in different ways. We will be using a strategy called ‘Show don’t Tell’ to encourage them convey a character’s feelings and emotions by describing the actions & body language rather than explicitly stating the feeling to the reader.

We encourage students to continue reading for at least 20-30 minutes each day. Epic, Reading A-Z and their own personal books are all great options. We will be posting reading activities to support their comprehension and reading strategies on our ‘Must Do’ section of the daily slide.

We look forward to connecting with those of you who are able to make our Grade 3 parent zoom meeting in the morning and wish everyone a great week ahead.

G3 Team

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