Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Room 4 Term Three 2014

Dear parents,

I hope the children have had a well-earned break and I look forward to working with them this term. The first two weeks of this term have been positive as children have settled in well with their learning.


In guided reading children continue learning in groups according to their reading ability. This will allow each child to be learning at the appropriate level and speed. During this learning time we will explore a range of texts and content that is interesting and relevant. For silent reading children will have the opportunity to choose a text that is interesting and it will encourage each child to read daily independently. In writing we will be focusing on character descriptions, recounts, letter writing and recap grammar skills. All of these aspects of writing can help ourselves and the reader understand the messages we are aiming to convey. Spelling is a very important component of writing and we will continue learning the essential spelling list words, big learning curriculum words and words that we have misspelt in our writing. In Mathematics we continue to learn about Number and we learn about measurement, statistics and continue with daily basic facts practise.


Reading logs continue as usual. I encourage children to hand their reading log in once a week as I am able to record how many nights they have read and send names to Mr Calver when they have meet an award. The maths homework book goes home once a week and children are expected to do one page per week and hand in to me by Friday. The weekly spelling and basic facts homework sheet goes home on Monday and it’s expected to be handed in by Friday. During the term I will ask children to do a research assignment, information will go home when the task is set. Thanks for all the efforts you are making with homework for your child.

Have a fantastic term  

Phillip Otto

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