GUMNUTS – Grade 1 and 2 Term 4 2017

Posted on Tue 17th of October at 3:54 pm

Reading and Viewing: Students will be involved in whole class modelled and shared reading, small group guided reading, independent reading and comprehension skills. We will continue daily reading and checking of home reading to develop our high frequency words, fluency, expression and comprehension of texts.
Writing: We will explicitly teach persuasive texts using the 7 steps model. Students will have the opportunity to write recounts, reports and narratives. Students will be involved in whole class modelled and shared writing.
Speaking and Listening: Students are always involved and encouraged to participate in regular class and group discussions to help them develop listening and reporting skills. Students will have the opportunity to present their findings to the class from our science unit.
Number and Algebra: introduction to and consolidating understandings of fraction sharing including 1/2s, 1/4s and 1/8s. What makes a number odd or even. Multiplication as repeated addition (3x5=5+5+5) and related division concepts. Focus on effective mathematical strategies.
Measurement and Geometry: reading time on analogue and digital clocks and observing the characteristics of half hour and quarter-past times on an analogue clock. Continued development of map reading and location from term 3. Students will also develop an understanding of mass and capacity when cooking.
Statistics and Probability: students will learn to identify outcomes of familiar events involving chance and describe them using everyday language such as ‘will happen’, ‘won’t happen’ or ‘might happen’, ‘likely’ or ‘unlikely’ and identify some events as ‘certain’ or ‘impossible’.
Science: We are surrounded by mixtures — the air we breathe, the food we eat and drink, and our personal grooming products. Chefs try mixing ingredients in different ways to make tasty combinations and interesting textures. Through inquiry, scientists have developed mixtures that are useful for all kinds of purposes, such as alloys, amalgams and paints, to name but a few.
Indeed, it can be surprising just how many things that we take for granted every day are the result of inquiry into mixtures. For example, how different our lives would be without the myriad of inks, glues and detergents at our disposal. Students will learn about materials that don’t mix well, and others that are difficult to separate. Through hands-on investigations, students explore how changing the quantities of materials in a mixture can alter its properties and uses.
Money Smart: This unit focuses on fundraising. Students will learn about fundraising and will be motivated to implement their own fundraising project. They will look at the important role that fundraising plays in our society.
The class will plan and implement a small fundraising event for an identified recipient.
Major Excursion: Bendigo Agricultural Show.
Students will attend and participate in the Bendigo Show. We will look at how people participate as part of their community and the cultural significance of local events. Students will visit the different exhibits, including their own entry, at the show and gain an understanding of the judging criteria for entering work in each section.
Calendar :
Bendigo Show Excursion 27th Oct. Orientation Morning 12th Dec.
Bendigo Cup Holiday 1st Nov. Reports go home 20th Dec.
Dental Program Week 7 20th Nov to 23rd Nov. Last Day of Term 22nd Dec.
Celebration Night 7th Dec.
Students will continue to work at their level on phonological awareness. Students participate in whole class and small group activities focused on a sound pattern, using blending and segmenting. They will also continue to work with the Oxford word list.