This Week


What Are We Learning This Week?




Term 3 Week 6

Maths – Multiplication
This week we will revise and consolidate what we have learnt in Term 2 about arrays, ‘rows of’, repeated addition number sentences and skip counting to find totals.
Our goals:
  Model and describe collections of objects as ‘groups of’ eg 2 groups of 3
  Determine and distinguish between the ‘number of groups’ and ‘the number in each group’ when describing collections of objects
  Find the total number of objects using skip counting


English – Speaking and Listening
This week we are making our reading sound interesting by using expression. We will read a section from one of Aaron Blabey’s books. Our teacher will video us.

Literature and Creative Arts –  Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas!
This week we will read Aaron Blabey’s book ‘Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas’ We will learn all about piranhas. We will find information about a prianhas’ appearance, habitat and diet and write an information report.

Science – Push and Pull
Our Science lesson this week has been cancelled due to a visit from the Sutherland Shire Librarians for Book Week.

HIGE – Our World

This week we will test ourselves by labelling the continents, oceans, equator, northern and southern hemispheres and climate zones on a world map without any support.   We will also choose a country we are interested in and begin to work on our projects.


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Term 3 Week 5

Maths – Addition and Subtraction
This week we will continue to focus on memorising and recalling number facts quickly. We will also work on our addition and subtraction strategies.
Our goals are to:
Choose and apply efficient strategies for solving addition and subtraction problems involving one– and two-digit numbers
 -  counting on or back
-   doubles or near doubles
-   bridging to 10

English – Speaking and Listening
Last term we taught the class something that we knew how to do. It was lots of fun and we loved sharing our expertise with the class so we are going to do it again this week. We wonder what we will learn this week!

Literature and Creative Arts –  Don’t Call Me Bear!
This week we will read Aaron Blabey’s book ‘Don’t Call Me Bear!’ We will learn all about koalas. We will find information about a koala’s scientific classification, appearance, habitat and diet and write an information report.

Science – Push and Pull
On Tuesday we are going to learn that air can push up against falling objects. We will complete experiments that will help us recognise that the shape and orientation of an object can influence how it falls.

HIGE – Our World
This week we will travel to four different continents around the world – Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. We will learn about the continents’ location, the countries, weather, famous places and activities that can be done on this continent.

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Term 3 Week 4

Maths – Addition
This week we will revise doubling numbers and focus on memorising and recalling number facts quickly.
Our goals are to:
·      Recall doubles facts
·      Use doubles and near doubles to solve addition problems eg 5+6= double 5 plus 1
·      Describe combinations for numbers using words such as ‘double’ eg describes 5 as ‘double two and one more’

English – Speaking and Listening
This week we will find a place at home and search things we can push or pull in this place. At school we will tell the class the things that can be pushed or pulled and see whether the class can guess where we are.

Literature and Creative Arts –  Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley
This week we will read Aaron Blabey’s book ‘Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley’. We will learn about how two people can be very different but still be great friends. We will create a Venn diagram to show similarities and differences between the two characters and we will think about what makes a good friend.

Science – Push and Pull
On Tuesday we are going to experiment with water again. We will predict and test a variety of objects to determine whether they sink or float. We will try to make an object which sinks into an object that can float by changing its shape.

HIGE – Our World

This week we will continue to learn about how weather and seasons are different in different countries depending on how near or far the country is to the equator. We will learn about how the world is divided into the Polar, Temperate and Tropical Climate Zones.


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Term 3 Week 3

Maths – Area
This week we will measure area by covering the surface with paper or an object in rows or columns so that there are no gaps or overlaps.
Our goals are to:
·      use uniform informal units to measure area by covering the surface in rows or columns without gaps or overlaps.
·      record areas by referring to the number and type of uniform informal unit used eg.’The area is 20 tiles.’
·      compare the areas of two surfaces that cannot be moved or superimposed.

English – Speaking and Listening
This week we share with the class a place in the world that we have been to or that we would like to visit. We will include information about on which continent the place is located, how we travel there and what activities can be done or sights that can be seen there.

Literature and Creative Arts –  Busting!
This week we will read Aaron Blabey’s book ‘Busting!’ and enjoy participating in lots of activities using rhyme and repetition.

Science – Push and Pull
On Tuesday we are going to push balls under water to feel what happens when the balls get pushed under. We will learn about the upward force provided by water and learn that the larger the ball the greater the force. We will also begin to learn about gravity, which pulls down on objects.

HIGE – Our World
This week we will learn that the weather and seasons are different in different countries depending on how near or far the country is to the equator.

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Term 3 Week 2

Maths – Rounding
This week we will learn how to round numbers to the nearest ten.

English - Recounts
We share our favourite experiences with our grandparents in our Speaking and Listening and Writing activities this week.

Literature and Creative Arts– Pig the Pug
This week we continue our unit on the author and illustrator Aaron Blabey. We will read the book Pig the Pug.

Science – Push and Pull
On Tuesday we are going to investigate push and pull forces we use everyday in our classroom. We will learn how to represent push and pull forces using arrows.

HIGE – Our World

This week we will continue learning about the seven continents and the five oceans. We will label these on a map of the world. We will share with our team members about a country we have visited or would like to visit, how we travel there and what can be done in this place.


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Term 3 Week 1

Maths – Money
This week we will be learning about Australian coins and their values.
Our goals are to:
·      identify, sort, order and count money using the appropriate language in everyday contexts, 
eg coins, notes, cents, dollars
·      recognise the symbols for dollars ($) and cents (c) 
·      recognise that total amounts can be made using different denominations, eg 20 cents can be made using a single coin or two 10-cent coins

English - Recounts
We will focus on recounting our holiday experiences in our Speaking and Listening and Writing activities this week.

Literature and Creative Arts– Thelma the Unicorn
This week we begin our unit on the author and illustrator Aaron Blabey and his books. We are beginning with the book Thelma the Unicorn.

Science – Push and Pull
On Tuesday we are going to investigate what we need to do to make toys move. We will learn about push and pull forces and identify the force that makes different toys move or change shape.

HIGE – Our World

In our first lesson we will learn about how our world is made up of seven continents and oceans.  We will locate Australia and talk about where it is situated in relation to the rest of the world. We will talk about countries we have visited and family members/friends who live/have come from other countries.


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