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UNIT 3 SEMESTER 1, OVERVIEW 2011

WHAT WILL WE BE EXPLORING THIS HOW WILL WE DO THIS?


SEMESTER?
LITERACY READING:
Students will further develop their effective,  Effective reading strategies will be modelled in the
reading strategies employing fictional and non- classroom, e.g.: visualising, connecting and
fictional texts. summarising.
 Exposed to a range of different texts in like-ability
literacy groups.
WRITING:
Students will prepare texts to satisfy a variety of  Exploring real world examples of texts.
purposes, such as: recounts, narratives,  Draft, edit and publish their writings.
expositions and reports

SPEAKING & LISTENING:  Participate in group and individual oral


Students will develop listening skills in group and presentations, receiving peer feedback.
individual contexts.
Will develop the clear presentation of ideas in
formal and informal situations.
NUMERACY NUMBER:
Mental strategies - Addition and subtraction  Groups share activities to develop effective
facts to 30+ strategies.
Rounding numbers, estimating, counting  Interactive activities.
Place value from tenths to 1000 +  Use concrete materials such as: counters and MAB
Addition and subtraction to 999 and above
Fractions – common and decimals  Use of compasses, grids and maps
 Estimate and measure with blocks, tape measures,
MEASUREMENT: rulers
Length, area and perimeter / Mapping  Use clocks to read, estimate and measure times
Time-analogue and digital  Read and label graphs
Capacity and volume  Making 3-D shapes from nets and plasticine
Data / 2-D and 3D shapes
INQUIRY “Healthy, Happy Me” FOOD:
LEARNING Empowering the children to make healthy  Food Pyramid & healthy choice discussions
choices with their food, values and emotions. VALUES:
Celebrating healthy and safe decision making at  Explore key values of respect, cooperation support
home, school and the wider community. and acceptance.
 Role plays and discussion around making
emotionally safe choices in life
 Exploring with children the interconnectedness of
human rights and associated responsibilities.
“Shake, Rattle and Roll – Natural Disasters”  Hands on activities demonstrate natural forces at
Students investigate natural disasters such as work such as: Designing an expert natural disaster
earthquakes, floods and bush fires. They find out team
how natural disasters are caused, and how they  Guest speaker from a Rotary Club showing us a
affect the natural environment and people who survival box
live in disaster-prone areas. Students learn about  Design a survival box / rescue kit
natural cycles of weather change that can lead to  Investigating / explaining/ writing up Science
disasters. Students learn about the ways experiments
different agencies respond to these natural  Two minute talks. Research and present information
events in Australia and other countries. about scientists or disasters
 Incursion from ‘Hands on Science’