Middle School

WELCOME TO TERM 4 2017

 

After a well-earned break, it is great to see so many smiling faces ready and eager for one last term of learning and exploration for the year. We have so many exciting things planned.

  

What does learning in Term 4 look like?


Literacy

In Writing, students will be exploring different types of poetic devices, such as alliteration, puns and metaphors, as well as creating procedural texts and letters. In Reading, we will start the term off by creating our own goals and investigate how to track our progress. We will then move on to Critical Literacy, where we will look at the Authors purpose. 


Numeracy

In Term 4, students will continue their mathematical investigations with an exploration of fractions and decimals, and how they are related. Later in the Term, we will examine the use of location and mapping, and finally, we will end the year with a focus on mass and capacity.


Inquiry

Our final investigation in Inquiry is on changing states of matter, where we will be conducting various experiments using solids, liquids and gases, hypothesising outcomes, and analysing its results. We are asking for donations of any empty, clean plastic drink bottles (600mL is preferable, but 1.25L would also be much appreciated) and cardboard. If you are able to assist us, please drop your donations in the yellow plastic tub in the office.

 

Tissues

Thank you to those families who have already brought in tissues for classroom use. A box per child, per semester, keeps us in steady supply and we greatly appreciate your support.

 

Important Dates

 

Monday November 6th- Pupil Free Day

Tuesday November 7th- Melbourne Cup Day

Friday November 17th- KPS PFA Trivia Night

Tuesday December 12th- 3-6 Swimming Trials

Friday December 22nd- Final Day of School (1.30pm Dismissal)

 

 

Staff Email Addresses

A reminder that 3/4 teachers can be contacted at the below email addresses, or through the Contact A Teacher form on the website homepage.


Room 12 - 3/4A Samantha Burnett:burnett.samantha.s@edumail.vic.gov.au

Room 13 - 3/4B Lauren McShanag:mcshanag.lauren.p@edumail.vic.gov.au

Room 14 - 3/4C Alexandra Pernice:pernice.alexandra.e@edumail.vic.gov.au

Room 15 - 3/4D Chelsea O’Meara:o’meara.chelsea.p@edumail.vic.gov.au

Room 16 - 3/4E Nina Cerantonio:cerantonio.nina.n@edumail.vic.gov.au

Room 21 - 3/4F Karen Francis:francis.karen.l@edumail.vic.gov.au

Room 22 - 3/4G Robyn Smith:smith.robyn.rs@edumail.vic.gov.au