Stage 3 Overview Term 3, 2020

Dear Parent/Caregiver

Welcome back to another term in Stage 3. We hope that you found the interviews with your child’s teacher an informative process and have a better understanding of where your child is currently at in their learning journey.

Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking

Last week all students received a note regarding the Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking competition. School based finals for this will occur on Friday Week 5. We would love to see a number of students challenging themselves and participating in this competition. It’s not too late to enter, students can see their classroom teacher for more details.

High School and Kindergarten Sport

Students in Year 5 enjoyed the first week of the Woonona High School sport program last week with all teachers reporting a great time was had by all. This program is always a highlight of the year for students and involves them working in small groups with Year 10 coaches to develop their skills in a range of sports. Students will attend this program on a Thursday in alternate weeks: Year 5 during odd weeks and Year 6 during even weeks.

This year Stage 3 students will be taking inspiration from their Year 10 coaches and lead Kindergarten sport during the week they are not at the high school. This forms part of our Kindergarten Buddy Program and gives students an opportunity to develop their leadership, communication and collaborative skills. Stage 3 classes have developed activities designed to develop Kindergarten ball and fundamental movement skills.

Students are encouraged to wear their sports uniform on Thursdays.

Sport

This term we have tried to replicate Term 3 PSSA sport as closely as we can within the current restrictions. Students in Stage 3 will have a choice between soccer, touch football and netball and will participate in skill development sessions every Friday throughout Term 3. These sessions will culminate in an at school Woonona PS Gala Day later in the term, date to be confirmed.

Uniforms

Please ensure your child is wearing the correct school uniform each day including hat and jumper. Representative sport and other non Woonona PS jumpers are not part of our school uniform.

Cycles

English

Persuasive speeches - Students will be analysing, writing and delivering persuasive speeches on a number of topics across the term.


Maths

Stepping Stones Maths - Students will continue to be engaged in Maths content through the Stepping Stones program.


History

Cycle 1 -Key figures and events that led to Australia's Federation​ - students will explore the important people and events that led to federation prior to 1901.

Cycle 2 - Experiences of Australian democracy and citizenship - students learn about the development of Australia as a nation after 1901.


PDHPE

How can I be empathetic, inclusive and respectful- Students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills important for building respectful relationships, enhancing personal strengths and identity.


Science

Hot and Cold Matters -Understanding how properties of matter change through heating, cooling, mixing and separating.


Creative Arts

We are learning to identify, select, improvise, combine, order and notate sound using musical concepts - Students will explore the musical concepts and apply their knowledge to notate and create pieces of music.


Technology

Code, Test, Troubleshoot, Repeat. - Students will build and code the 'Lego We Do' robots in order to solve a number of challenges and problems.


As always if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s learning please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s classroom teacher.


Kind regards

Stage 3 Teachers

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