Week 1 and 2 Mappen – Looking Backwards to Look Forwards


Posted by misscarey | Posted in Discoveries | Posted on 23/04/2016

We have had a very busy start to our new Mappen topic for this term ‘Looking Backwards to Look Forwards’.

Our focus so far has been on Gallipoli and ANZAC Day. The students have been very interested in the topic so far.

Students have worked in groups to research the significance of ANZAC Day symbols, the duration of the wars that Australia has been involved in and written about what they know or have experienced about ANZAC Day.

Week 1 and 2 Writing – Expositions


Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy | Posted on 23/04/2016

Students have been learning to write expositions during Week 1 and 2.

They brainstormed topic ideas using Padlet.

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Brainstormed and sorted words as high modality, medium modality and low modality and used them in argumentative sentences.

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There were some very convincing expositions written by students during this time and it is great to see them listening to and applying the feedback to improve their next piece of writing.

Optional Task! ANZAC Day interview


Posted by misscarey | Posted in Discoveries, Tasks | Posted on 22/04/2016

If you are going to the ANZAC Day service, you might like to interview a war veteran. Make sure that you are prepared! Have your questions typed or written with space to write answers, OR have your questions ready and get your parent to film.

Please bring the video into school on a USB and we will share your video at our 3/4 Discoveries Expo at the end of term.


Here are some questions that you could ask them:

  • What is your name?
  • What war did you serve in?
  • How old were you when you enlisted?
  • Where did you serve and for how long?
  • Would you like to share any memories?
  • Thank you for talking to me about your time in the war.

Feel free to plan more questions to ask.

Miss Carey

Week 1 and 2 Numeracy – Place Value


Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 22/04/2016

The first two weeks of this term we have focused on Place Value. Students have continued to work on their individual Place Value Goals and have learnt to round numbers to the nearest ten or 100. Another big focus has been on understanding the place value of certain digits in a number.

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