Grade Three Update
Thursday, 19th November 2015
Our Unit: How We Express Ourselves
We have started to look at films during our unit studies, exploring a new central idea: "film can be a powerful medium for communicating ideas about the world". Introductory activities have given the students an opportunity to share their existing knowledge of film, and discussions of personal movie preferences have seen us start to look at genre as well as the purpose of film. Moving forward, we will examine the technical side of filmmaking - shot types, scripting, storyboarding, acting, and directing.
We would like to invite any parents who have professional or personal involvement with filmmaking to share their knowledge with grade three - it's always excellent to hear from the experts!
We are in the middle of collaborating with the home room for our film unit. Children have watched Rico, Oscar und die Tieferschatten, both play and film and compared features, settings, music and characters.
To celebrate St. Martin's Day children have created a play of the story, acting in different roles, creating requisites and supporting the play with sounds and music. As a next step we will be looking into writing film scripts introducing direct speech as a language focus.
3b Excursion - Berlin Wall Memorial
BMS Home Language Program
BMS Grade Three Team
Class Teachers3a: Lauren Finno - firstname.lastname@example.org
3b: Riley Knight - email@example.com
3c: David Pitts - firstname.lastname@example.org
3d: Katarina Petrikova - email@example.com
3a: Gabi Pointner - firstname.lastname@example.org
3b, 3d: Sarah Gerth - email@example.com
3c: Ivana Vranjkovic - firstname.lastname@example.org
EAL: Ruby Eadon - email@example.com
Learning Support: Laura Harrington - firstname.lastname@example.org
Art: Natalie Fellhauer - email@example.com
Movement: Katie Regan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Drama: Karen El Falaki - email@example.com
Library: Rana Douglas - firstname.lastname@example.org
Swimming: Rama Hübner - email@example.com