From our tuning in activities we were able to identify prejudices reflecting global issues. The students are in the process of choosing specific issues to inquire into. In our inquiry, we will try to focus on primary sources to gain different perspectives.
In language, we will be reading and writing traditional stories. We have identified fables as one way that values are spread and taught. We will continue reading fables and other folk tales and traditional stories to inquire into the concepts of form and function.
In maths, our investigations into multiplication and division are ongoing. We will continue to practice our strategies by solving word problems.
How to help at home:
Identify and discuss prejudices
Read and discuss stories from your own and other cultures, identify the values, beliefs and behaviours of the characters.
Find examples of probability in real life (eg. weather forecast, sports predictions etc.)
Happy new year and welcome back to a new term. We have just started our new unit of inquiry under the theme of Who We Are. Please click here to access the unit overview.
We’ve been looking at various artifacts and stories from different cultures to come up with connections and questions for our inquiry. We’ve also been identifying different issues related to beliefs and values such as misconceptions, stereotypes, and prejudices. We have been learning about others’ beliefs and values through listening to a range of guest speakers.
In Language, we’ve been reading and talking about the cultural elements in stories. The purpose of this is to develop awareness of how beliefs and values are reflected in literature.
In Maths, we continued practicing multiplication and division strategies and are using them to solve problems.
How to help at home:
- Ask your child to show you a strategy learnt for multiplication or division
- Continue discussions about family values and beliefs
- Read stories from your own and other cultures, identify the values, beliefs and behaviours of the characters
Guest speaker Ms. Wilson