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D7 Term 3

New Term, new look, new questions

We’re gearing up for another great Term here in D7. The Flexible Learning Space has had a bit of a makeover – come by and check it out. The new design will better help us to make the most of our Project Based Learning and explore a whole new range of topics and ideas. Speaking of which, we’ve got some really interesting inquiries coming up this term, looking at big questions like Can humans live anywhere in our solar system other than Earth?, Do we control the planet or does our planet control us? and How ‘developed’ were ancient societies, really?. These questions will help us to focus in on a whole range of curriculum areas and explore them in a meaningful and authentic way.

English and Mathematics

Writing in Term 3 will focus on polishing the skills we’ve developed in the first half of the year, particularly narratives and information texts. We’ll continue to work on spelling and grammar, as well as further developing reading and comprehension skills. In Maths we’ll be taking the plunge into algebra (everyone’s favorite), as well as taking an in-depth look at fractions, decimals and percentages.

Science

It’s going to be a big Term for science, exploring a variety of topics ranging from astronomy to geology to molecular chemistry. We’ll be taking a look at the forces that control the universe on both massive and tiny scales, while really focusing in on what we as humans need to survive and prosper. As you can imagine, this will go hand-in-hand with a variety of exciting Technology projects. And microscopes.

HASS

Through inquiry-based tasks we’ll be looking at our basic human rights and how they’ve been defined and met over the course of our history. We’ll look at the journey that humans have made from our distant ancestors up to now and the ways in which ancient societies set the foundations for our modern cultures.

Busy, busy, busy

On top of all that, we’ve got Arts, P.E., Kitchen Garden and a host of other exciting things. From SAPSASA to excursions to the Planetarium to Musica Viva and Enterprise Day, this Term is going to be packed with fun, learning and excitement. And if you haven’t had a chance to take a look at the new Nature Play yet, I encourage you to do so – it’s amazing.

As always, if you’ve anything you’d like to discuss, don’t hesitate to contact me or come by the classroom.

Regards,

Chris Brockwell