Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Term 4 Week 3 Newsletter


Term 4 2015

Learning and Teaching

In year 1/2 WAre Learning To (WALT)....

Questioning - WALT: ask questions to understand what we are reading.
Connections - WALT: relate and link the text to ourselves, other things and the world. 

Grade 1 - week 4:or as in fork
               week 5: th as in feather
Grade 2 - week 4: air as in hair
               week 5: a as in banana

Letter writing/Response writing 
WALT: write a letter including date, senders address, address, greeting, information, farewell statement and correct tense.

Grade 1 WALT: 
- Tell time to the half-hour
- Describe duration using months, weeks, days and hours

Grade 2 WALT: 
- Tell time to the quarter-hour, using the language of 'past' and 'to'
- Name and order months and seasons
- Use a calendar to identify the date and determine the number of days in each month

This Term our Unit of Study aims to develop childrens' critical thinking skills using 'Wonderland' as an exploratory base. This week we have been turning our classrooms into Wonderlands and used fantastic creativity and team work to do so. We have also been introducing fairy tales and asking questions using De Bono's Thinking Hats to make us think more deeply about the story. There are 6 Hats and each makes the user look at the situation in a different way.

    The White Hat

    The White Hat calls for information and facts we know or want to know.

    The Red Hat

    The Red Hat signifies feelings, hunches and intuition.

    The Black Hat

    The Black Hat is judgment/caution - the devil's advocate or why something may not work.

    The Yellow Hat

    The Yellow Hat symbolizes positives, brightness and optimism.

    The Green Hat

    The Green Hat focuses on creativity: the possibilities, alternatives and new ideas.

    The Blue Hat

    The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. Thinking about thinking and planning. 

Melbourne Cup - Tuesday 3rd November
The Melbourne Cup is a Public Holiday so no students will be required at school.

What's Been Happening in Level 2

Wonderland Photos

Time exploration
This week we have been exploring time in regards to the days of the week and months of the year. Here are some of the things we have been up to.

Have a fabulous week!

If you require a meeting with your child's teacher please don't hesitate to make an appointment with us.

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