Reading – Non Fiction Texts:
During this unit, students will be analysing and dissecting Non-Fiction texts to develop a stronger understanding of common features of Non-Fiction texts including:
- page numbers
- table of contents
- navigation tools on digital formats.
Writing Information Reports
During this unit, students will be unpacking and analysing Non-Fiction texts in preparation of creating their own Information Report to be presented to the class. The focus skills will include:
- identifying the differences between Fiction and Non-Fiction texts
- find key information in Non-Fiction texts and presenting in their own words
- using this information in a structured planning document to organise their new knowledge
- transferring to their own Information Report with supporting images
- orally presenting their report to the class.
During this unit students are investigating time using analogue and digital clocks. It also involves learning about the months of the year, weekdays and duration. The focus skills are:
- developing an understanding of o’clock and half past times
- reading and writing o’clock and half past times
- identifying the days certain events occur
- recognising that different activities have different durations in weeks, months, days and hours
- naming and ordering the months
- naming and ordering the days of the week.
Students will be able to independently use their learning to split or share everyday objects into two equal parts in order to show halves. The focus skills are:
- understanding fractions are equal parts of a whole
- identifying one-half means one of two equal parts of a whole
- recognising half can be made by splitting an object or sharing a group of objects into two equal parts
- understanding one-half can be written as a number (1/2).
Students will be able to independently use their learning to begin linking repeated addition and multiplication in terms of grouping. The focus skills are:
- learning how repeated addition and grouping are interlinked
- understanding how repeated addition for 2s, 5s and 10s follow a set and predictable pattern
- identifying other numbers that also follow a set/predictable pattern
- using grouped items/images to identify repeated addition problems.
Students will be able to independently use their learning to share a set of objects equally and recognise if there is a remainder or not. The focus skills are:
- understanding division is sharing a collection equally between a number of people
- recognising there may be a remainder once the collection has been shared out equally
- how to share out collections of objects equally
- the word ‘remainder’ is another word for ‘leftover’
- the word ‘equals’ means ‘the same as’.
Inquiry Developing Social Understandings
During this unit, students will have the opportunity to develop their social and emotional understanding. The focus skills will include:
- recognising, describing and naming a range of emotions
- learning about different strategies to manage their emotions
- showing awareness of the feelings and needs of others
- recognising the importance of listening to others and their ideas
- demonstrating ways to interact and care for others
- understanding how to be a good friend
- discovering how others may see things differently
- developing strategies to work co-operatively in a team.