Welcome to the junior School for 2019!
The junior School Staff:
- Miss Byrnes – 1JB (Student Wellbeing Coordinator)
- Mrs Garrett/ Miss Georgia Paguio – 2LG
- Mrs Roberts - 1/2R
- Mr Hamilton - 1/2H
Please feel free to come and speak to your child’s teacher or write a note if you have any questions or concerns. It is best to make an appointment to meet with the teacher through class dojo or call the office.
What’s Happening in Term 3, 2019?
After a fun term of learning about everything to do with water in Term 2, we have had a busy start to Term 3.
This term we have commenced our new integrated inquiry unit called Tales and Choices. The teachers are teaching this unit using five stages which are: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate. Through this unit, students read, interpret and respond to a variety of familiar stories, such as fables and traditional tales, presented to them through a variety of media. Through these stories they consider concepts such as right and wrong, good and bad as outcomes of acts. They consider character motivations that result in them making those choices. Students recreate these texts imaginatively using drawing, writing, performance and digital forms of communication.
Students also explore materials and their properties, and follow sequenced steps, to create designed solutions (such as puppets) which represent their favourite fictional characters or made-up fictional characters. They use these designed solutions (and other media arts elements) to make short presentations to their peers.
The Junior area is continuing its strong focus on developing skills and abilities in reading, writing and maths. We are learning narrative styles of writing this term. We are also learning about digital storytelling.
We are enthusiastic about our learning this term and also looking forward to other school activities, such as Book Week, Mossie Idol and our singing and dancing performance at the end of this term.
From: The Junior Team