Wow! It's hard to believe that we are in Term 3 already. We are very excited about all the learning that is planned for this term. The inquiry unit Celebrating Cultures will underpin most of the learning that will occur, particularly for English. Each week, we will be exploring a traditional story from a particular culture. These stories may be in the form of literature, artwork, music or dance. The students will be use a range of good reader strategies to comprehend the story at a deep level to identify the message contained within the story. They will begin to understand that through stories, cultural traditions are able to be passed down from generation to generation.
The students will also be creating a poster to inform others about aspects of their cultural background. Although they will be able to complete some research at school, we ask that you assist them in the initial stages of their research by talking to them about aspects of their cultural backgrounds.
Here is what we have been working on at school this week!