Concept - Authority and Literacy Value
Stage 3 students will explore why we prescribe more value to some texts than others, and how the perceived authority of the composer of the text influences audience response.
Through this unit, students will examine and create texts to inform, with a focus on text structure, nominalisation, technical vocabulary, modality and sentence grammar. They will also explore texts to entertain by studying rich literature and participating in quick-writes, focusing on paragraphing, emotive language devices and editing.
Concept - Comparison
Stage 3 will explore the Mathematical concept of ‘Comparison’. This concept involves identifying similarities and differences in numbers, measurements, shapes, objects and data. Through this lens, students will build upon their mathematical understanding across skills and topics, during comprehensively differentiated lessons. Students will be regularly assessed and monitored for understanding, and activities will be targeted to support and challenge them.
Concept - Cause and Effect
In Science, students will be learning about how physical conditions affect the survival of living things. This will involve investigating structural and behavioural adaptations that support the survival of plants and animals in a range of biomes. As we progress through the term, we will also begin to explore how food and fibre are produced, and what work is being done to increase agricultural sustainability.
Concept - Artistic Value
This term, Stage 3 will be exploring why we prescribe more value to some artworks than others. We will be examining artists and artworks that have questioned and pushed the boundaries of artistic traditions, including John Cage and the Dadaism movement. Students will then create their own artworks that represent their world, and that they consider to have value.
Concept - Cause and effect
In Personal Development and Health, Stage 3 will be considering who is responsible for their own and others’ health and safety. They will reflect on actions they can take to support wellbeing.
In Physical Education, students will explore how we can adapt and perform movement skills in different situations. They will be encouraged to participate in regular exercise and to refine their movements through practice and reflection.
Students will be assigned this home learning early in the term.
In alignment with our Science unit, in which students will be planning and implementing scientific investigations, Stage 3 will be preparing their own investigations to participate in the SSA National Schools Poster Competition. This is a fun, project-based learning activity which encourages primary and secondary school students to develop, implement and creatively report upon an investigation on any topic of interest to them.
Students conduct small-scale versions of real-world investigations in teams, developing core STEM and cross-functional skills. They create an informative e-poster presentation communicating their investigation clearly, concisely and creatively.
Click the link below to get details about the project, including instructions, idea support, past examples, and the marking criteria.