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