Concept - Point of View & Perspective
Stage 3 will explore how authors use different points of view to show different perspectives and influence their audience. Students will look at 1st and 3rd person narration, persuasive and narrative text structure, dialogue and punctuation, and sentence grammar, including the use of adverbials and adjectivals.
Concept - Part-Part Whole
In Maths, students will be supported and challenged through differentiated tasks that provide concrete and abstract representations of content. In Term 1, we will be exploring strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division both with whole numbers and fractions. We will also examine angles, time and statistics. A number of projects will be completed to help students focus on the application of their learning.
Concept - Change & Continuity
Stage 3 students will be examining Australia's political systems and different people's experiences of democracy to explore how Australia and its government came to be. We will explore local, state and federal levels of government, and the formation of laws.
This unit will culminate in an overnight excursion to Canberra later this term. We will be staying at the Australian Institute of Sport and will visit Parliament House, the Museum of Australian Democracy and, of course, Questacon, among many other locations! Please return the permission notes by Monday 18 February.
Concept - Perspective
Stage 3 students will be using elements of drama and visual arts to explore different artist's perspectives and communicate their own points of view. We will identify different forms, materials and techniques in artworks and describe how these are employed to represent subject matter.
Concept - Change
In PDHPE, students will be exploring how an understanding of 'Change' can be used to improve performance and sportsmanship in various games. They will also look at social, physical and emotional changes that people experience as they grow, and research sources where they can seek help about health, safety and wellbeing
This term, students will be using Scratch, a programming language, in which children can program and create interactive media such as stories, games, and animation. This programming language promotes computational thinking and problem solving, and ties together outcomes in Art, Technology and Mathematics. Students will have weekly tasks to complete exploring how art can be created using this technology. All tasks are supported by instructional videos on the CS First website.