This term there will be lots of exiting learning happening in the Aroha Syndicate. We are learning how to be ‘sunsmart’, about large zoo animals and about Advent and Christmas.
Our ‘umbrella’ topic for this term is Transformation as the time of year changes from Ordinary Time, to Advent and then Christmas in our Catholic Calendar.
Here are our learning outcomes for the first six weeks of term. We sent home a paper copy of these outcomes last week in the children’s book bags.
Understand the processes of life and appreciate the diversity of living
AO: Know the forward and backward counting sequences of whole numbers
Communicate and explain counting, grouping, and equal-sharing
strategies, using words, numbers, and pictures.
• Form and express ideas on a range of topics.
– forms and expresses simple ideas and information, usually drawing from personal experience and knowledge;
– begins to support ideas with some detail.
AO: Acquire and begin to use sources of information, processes, and strategies to identify, form, and express ideas.
Indicators: associates sounds with letter clusters as well as with individual letters;
uses processing and some comprehension strategies with some confidence
AO: Describe and use safe practices in a range of contexts and identify people
who can help.
Develop a wide range of movement skills, using a variety of equipment and
|Children can name main body parts of a large animal.
Children can talk about an animal’s habitat and explain why it is suited to that animal.
|Children can solve addition and subtraction problems by counting on or back from the highest number e.g.
11 + 4 …12,13,14,15
45+ 3… 46,47,48
e.g 10+4=14 7+5=12
e.g. What number comes before 40? What number comes after 40?
|Children can write a description with an introductory sentence and personal comment at the end.
E.g. The sun is a bright star that shines during the day. It is burning hot.
It is looks like a big yellow ball.
It is high up in the sky.
The sun helps the plants to grow and gives us light. I know the sun is important to us because…
e.g When I am at the beach I wear a sunhat because it protects me from the sun.
I wear my sunhat and put sunscreen on my body so I can be sunsmart.
|Children can answer questions about the stories they are reading using: who, when, where, what, why and how.
Children can segment all the sounds in 4 sound words
Sun – s-u-n
Tiger – t-i-g-er
|Children can name three ways to protect themselves from the sun.
e.g wear a sunhat, wear sunscreen, cover up, wear sun glasses
e.g keeps us hydrated, helps our brain to work, gives us energy
|Children can roll and trap a small ball
Children can throw and catch an underarm throw using a small ball.