Dear Parents and Guardians,
It has been wonderful to see how well the Curiosity children have settled into the learning community over the past few weeks.
Below is an outline of the curriculum that we will be covering this term.
This term, in English we will be exploring the features of fiction and non-fiction texts. We will be exploring a range of different strategies so that students can make connections with and between texts eg. comparing and contrasting a picture story book and film. Students will also be looking at how to make inferences whilst reading by using their prior knowledge and clues from the text.
In Writing, students will be exposed to a range of different genres including book reviews, recounts, narratives and persuasive texts. We will also be looking at ‘Snapshot Writing’. This is where students will be given an image of a past event and they will need to describe it using their five senses.
In Term 1 we will be looking at the importance of Place Value. We are also looking to recognise, represent and order numbers to at least tens of thousands. Students will also be focusing on data interpretation, where they are required to read and analyse a range of different graphs. They will also collect, organise and display data into a data display.
During our Investigations this term we will be exploring the big question, ‘What keeps us safe and helps build a strong community?’. Students will explore different communities they belong to (i.e. school, family, social) and what it means to be a part of a community. Working together, students will develop a set of expectations that will keep us all safe and happy as part of the Curiosity Learning community and the wider Saint Lawrence of Brindisi community.
In Term 1 students will be exploring Prayer. We will create a community prayer as well as an eating time prayer. We will discuss reasons for why people pray and why this is important for people of faith. In the lead up to Easter, students will investigate the season of Lent with a focus on the Stations of the Cross.
In Term 1, the students will be re visiting fingerspelling. They will be working towards using the correct handshape to form familiar names. Students will be signing short questions and responding to questions asked by their peers when signing. We will be focussing on the importance of facial expressions and body language to assist with communicating in Auslan.
We look forward to having a wonderful term.
Natalie Bruzzese, Rachel Wilson and Jay Russell Curiosity Learning Community