We are using VCOP to make our writing more exciting. The students will be sent home with 'Homework Talk' slips to help them with their ideas for our fortnightly 'Big Write' sessions. It is important that you help your child/ren with this as it gives them a great start to these sessions and forms a connection with home and school. Click below for more information about VCOP and The Big Write.
We are writing narratives and recounts this term. The videos below are oral narratives using storyboards to help with ideas and planning. You may need speakers to hear the stories.
The early years (5–8 years of age) lay the foundation for learning mathematics. Students at this level can access powerful mathematical ideas relevant to their current lives and learn the language of mathematics, which is vital to future progression. Children have the opportunity to access mathematical ideas by developing a sense of number, order, sequence and pattern; by understanding quantities and their representations; by learning about attributes of objects and collections, position, movement and direction, and by developing an awareness of the collection, presentation and variation of data and a capacity to make predictions about chance events. Understanding and experiencing these concepts in the early years provides a foundation for algebraic, statistical and multiplicative thinking, that will develop in subsequent years. These foundations also enable children to pose basic mathematical questions about their world, to identify simple strategies to investigate solutions, and to strengthen their reasoning to solve personally meaningful problems.