Good afternoon G3 Parents and Families,
This week, saw the start of a new month and a celebration of Chinese New Year. It was so wonderful to see the school filled with red from lanterns to the money tree and of course all of our students wearing red or traditional Chinese costume. We reflected on the importance of Chinese New Year and the meanings behind the traditions. Please see below a selection of photos of our celebrations and our learning over the week:
Next week, Please be reminded that we have a remote learning day on Thursday 10th due to remaining booster vaccinations for teachers. On this day, there will be a live morning meeting with homeroom teachers followed by asynchronous activities scheduled throughout the day.
Please find the planner for Term 2 Week 4– February 7th-11th – at this link.
Reminder: This is our last week before the february break (no class 14th – 18th)
UOI & Language – This week both the Unit of inquiry and language will be combined!
This week’s focus will continue on from last week where the students had to decide if they could explore anywhere or go anywhere in the world, where will they go and why?
They were introduced to what is a travel brochure and its purpose and will create one for their chosen destinations.
Below is a list of co written checklist features that could be included in their brochures. Students this week will make their final brochure using Canva or other apps agreed by their class teacher.
> Title Page
> Place of interest
> Food / Restaurants
> Where to stay
> Useful language phrases
> Cost of attractions in the area?
The language focus for this week will again compliment the UOI again.
Students will continue to research, summarise and write in their own words the relevant information for their chosen destination and travel brochures.
Students will be continuing to work on the following skills:
- Designing the layout
- Research destinations and places of interest
- note taking
- summarising information
- Writing information in their own words
- presenting their work
- cross referencing
- finding reliable sources and examples
Students will use Canva to create their brochure or an agreed upon app with their class teacher.
Next week is Math Week …. Students will start the week off by being introduced to lines and how we make different types of shapes with lines using a range of different resources.
Engagements will include:
Shape hunt around the home and class/grade/school
What lines can they find/describe?
Properties of 2D/3D shapes
Students throughout the week will be introduced to Area and Perimeter. Over the course of the week students will have different challenges where they will need to Calculate Perimeter and Area of furniture around the classroom. Map out of classroom furniture to scale
Students were introduced to Wonder Reads in their class reading groups last week. Students will continue to work through the units in their classes. There will be a combination of reading and writing activities.
Every Friday, remote learners will join Ms Ronyii from 12 – 12:40 pm for a reading lesson.
Vocabulary Acquisition – students focusing on reading for meaning and noticing any new or unfamiliar vocabulary as they read. Using tools such as a thesaurus and dictionary to extend and develop understanding of a text. Asking and answering questions about texts they are reading to build comprehension skills and understanding. Students will use a range of reading platforms (ORT, library books, Raz and Epic) to read for pleasure at an instructional level. Students will apply and use reading strategies when reading.
We thank you so much for your continued support as we continue to navigate challenging times, please, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact your homeroom teacher and we will be happy to help however we can.
Ms. Jen – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Marc – email@example.com
Ms. Ronyii – firstname.lastname@example.org