Writing: We have been learning how to write a personal response. This involves 3 parts; a context (What do you see? Who do you see? What is happening?), a personal connection (How does it make you fee?) and perspective (Is how you feel the same or different to how your classmates feel?).
Next we will use our knowledge of personal response structure to begin writing book reviews.
Grammar: Our focus has been on learning concrete nouns and abstract nouns. The concrete nouns we have been learning are to do with our classroom and home (desk, carpet, whiteboard, cupboard etc.). Whilst the abstract nouns are related to our learner attributes (balanced, principled, organized etc.).
We have also been learning when and how to use contractions, as well as reviewing basic punctuation such as the use of commas.
Reading: In guided reading groups, our learning focus is decoding and vocabulary. Decoding involves learning letter-sound relationships and letter patterns to correctly pronounce words. When we find new words we also add it to our vocabulary bank and work out is meaning, synonyms, translation and examples.
Vocabulary words: Each unit we have a set of vocabulary words that help us with our homeroom lessons in unit of inquiry and mathematics. This unit our vocabulary words are below.
Unit of Inquiry: co-operation, kindness, learning, health, honesty, fun, organised, principled, balanced.
Mathematics: odd, even, units, tens, hundreds, thousands, ascending, descending, multiply, divide, subtract.
For our vocabulary words, we translate them to our native language and look for synonyms and examples to help with our understanding. Please take the time to discuss these words with your child at home in your native language.