Term three has been another successful few months of learning, opportunities and experiences for our grade 1/2 students. There has been a big focus this term on quality writing through the help of genre study. Teachers and students have been exploring the specific text structures and features of animal fantasy narratives and transactional texts through immersion in reading quality examples of that genre.


Our Inquiry topic, One World Many Cultures, has been a life-worthy subject for our students filled with many rich conversations about intercultural understanding. Students have used important skills such as comparing, revising views, empathising and understanding perception. Representatives from the Carlton Football Club, classroom guest speakers, international Skype calls and exposure to a wide range of cultural backgrounds have given this topic added meaning. Many parents have shared their experiences of living in different countries such as, China, Thailand, America, Scotland and the students have tasted a variety of different foods. Some students used the Olympics to explore different countries and some grades used oranges from different countries to participate in events such as, lawn bowls and athletics to experience the Olympics.


We have covered a variety of concepts in mathematics; including place value, money, fractions, mass, data representation, 3D objects and time. We have continued this term to ask students to explain their reasoning behind finding an answer. Students have seen the value in understanding the process, not just the outcome.


In preparation for our ‘Alice in Wonderland’ concert, we have all been practising and we are looking forward to performing a great concert for you in term four!