Good afternoon G3 parents and families,
We hope you all had a lovely long weekend and were able to enjoy some time together to rest and recharge. The students enjoyed sharing some stories about their adventures and activities over the weekend with their peers today and wrote some great recounts about their memorable moments.
The week ahead:
Student Learning Goals:
Your child has been working hard to reflect and think about their current strengths and areas for growth across their learning which we will be discussing at Parent teacher conferences next week. They used the acronym ‘SMART’ to help them construct these.
The acronym SMART stands for:
Specific: Your goal is clear and involves a specific end objective (like mastering a skill or completing a project).
Measurable: You can easily track your progress on the goal and when you have reached it.
Agreed: Your goal has been agreed upon by everyone involved.
Reasonable: Your goal is challenging, yet within reason to meet during the goal period.
Time-bound: You have set a deadline to reach the goal by.will be bringing home a paper copy of their learning goals for discussion as part of their homework this week.
Please take some time to listen to your child sharing their goals this week and ask any questions you may have. We will follow up by discussing how we can support students to reach these in the Parent Teacher conferences next week. We’ve had a great sign up so far, please contact your homeroom teacher if you have had any trouble finding a convenient conference time on the sign-up sheet.
This week we will recap learning so far on multiplication and division by revisiting the key concepts and checking in with current understanding of multiplication using manipulatives (numicon). Students will be applying multiplication strategies to solve word problems, introducing larger numbers and working collaboratively to solve more complex problems.
Students started off the week with a recount of their long weekend. Focusing on strengths and next steps identified last week in students goal setting. Our new focus for writing to accompany the new unit is persuasive writing. We will be looking at lots of different examples of persuasive writing to be able to determine its purpose and identify its main features & structure.
This week students will be tuning into the central idea for our new unit ‘Sharing the Planet’. Students will be unpacking the definitions of key terms from our central idea as a word study and going further through exploration of questions such as
- What is a resource?
- Where do they come from?
- What are they used for?
As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Hope you all have a great week ahead!