Elementary Specials

Art, Music, PE and Library

Library week beginning 14th April

In KG1

  • There are many types of insects and each have a role in the environment.
  • I understand that there are many different types of insects.
  • I understand that insects can change in different situations and environments.
  • I understand the importance of being different (Reflective)

In KG2

  • I can make a connection to how I am the same/different to the characters in the book
  • I can understand how the characters are similar
  • I can describe the characters

In Grade 3

  • Compare the characteristics of two different cultures in an everyday life activity (going to school)
  • Understand how the environment can impact on our culture

In Grade 4

  • I can begin to understand what we mean by “Fair Trade”
  • I understand how travel and communication affect the ways communities interact

In Grade 5

  • I can define the term “digital footprint” and identify the online activities that contribute to it.
  • I can identify ways we are — and are not — in control of our digital footprint.
  • I understand what responsibilities we have for the digital footprints of myself and others..
  • I can identify ways to post online to best reflect who we are.

It is check out week for Grade 1 and 2!

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Library week beginning 17th March

Last week was a book exchange for all classes with it being a three day week! This week Grade 1 and 2 had checkout,

In KG1

  • There are many types of insects and each have a role in the environment.
  • I understand that there are many different types of insects
  • I understand that insects can change in different situations and environments
  • I understand the importance of being yourself  (Reflective)

In KG2

  • I can explore the BF section of the library
  • I understand that books in this section are organised in alphabetical order according to the author’s name
  • I can find books I am interested by looking at the signs in the BF section
  • I am beginning to understand what a” call # is

In Grade 3

  • I can begin to understand how technology impacts our world
  • I can understand the important role Ada Lovelace played in the evolution of technology
  • I understand the importance of resilience as a character trait to be successful

In Grade 4

  • I can make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by e.g. light
  • I can begin to understand how energy can be transferred in various ways
  • I can refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and drawing inferences from the text

In Grade 5

  • I can explain the concept of genre as well as a few characteristics of the Science Fiction genre.
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Library week beginning 17th February

In KG1

  • I can describe how the illustrations help me understand the text
  • I can compare texts and say why they are the same
  • I can understand what I read
  • I can answer questions about what I read

In KG2

  • I can learn a Balinese folktale and describe how I best sleep.
  • I can connect ideas to my knowledge and experience
  • I can understand what I read.
  • I can answer questions about what I read

In Grade 1

  • I can talk about similarities and differences between texts written by the same author.
  • I can  identify characteristics of main characters throughout a story
  • I can express an opinion about a book.
  • I can listen to others
  • I can  make relevant comments
  • I can read for enjoyment
  • I can answer questions about key details in a text

In Grade 2

  • I understand what ‘mindfulness’ means
  • I can be mindful in the library
  • I can feel peaceful
  • I can begin to understand how mindfulness contributes to my health and well being

It is check out week for Grades 3-5!

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Week beginning Sunday 10th February

In KG1

  • I can listen to a text for a particular reason
  • I can copy sounds
  • I can predict what a sound might be

In KG2

  • I can talk about similarities and differences between texts written by the same author.
  • I can  identify characteristics of main characters throughout a story
  • I can express an opinion about a book.
  • I can listen to others
  • I can  make relevant comments
  • I can read for enjoyment
  • I can answer questions about key details in a text

In Grade 3

  • I can recognize common types of texts
  • I can work out the moral of three Aesop fables
  • I can name characteristics of fables

In Grade 4

  • I can begin to understand how people work to protect children’s rights and provide equal opportunities
  • I can  draw inferences about characters based on a range of evidence, summarise main ideas from a text
  • I can consider and evaluate different viewpoints, attending to and building on the contributions of others
  • I can begin to understand how children’s rights can be protected

In Grade 5

  • I understand how our knowledge  of the universe has changed over time
  • I can determine two or more main ideas of a text  
  • I can read and respond to a current events article with a “Pro/Con” T-Chart and make a decision based on my work
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Art – Week of February 3rd

All students from PreK to Grade 5 are working on another collaborative project. Using their knowledge, our little artists will create a heart inspired by the artist of the unit or a new technique they’ve learned.

Cannot wait to see all their hearts together!

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Library week beginning Sunday 3rd February

In KG1

  • I can Identifying the beat
  • I can join in with words and actions for a rhyme
  • I can explore different ways of expressing emotions, including verbal, visual, body language and facial expressions
  • I can recognise common types of (action songs)
  • I can predict what a story might be about

In KG2

  • I can talk about similarities and differences between texts written by the same author.
  • I can  identify characteristics of main characters throughout a story
  • I can express an opinion about a book.
  • I can listen to others
  • I can  make relevant comments
  • I can read for enjoyment
  • I can answer questions about key details in a text

In Grade 1

  • I can talk about similarities and differences between texts written by the same author.
  • I can  identify characteristics of main characters throughout a story
  • I can express an opinion about a book.
  • I can listen to others
  • I can  make relevant comments
  • I can read for enjoyment
  • I can answer questions about key details in a text

In Grade 2

  • I can access the nonfiction section of the library
  • I can begin to understand that the books are organised according to subject
  • I understand the types of books which we can find in the  800 section
  • I can make a connections to the idea of being a ‘caring’ person through a story

It is check out week for Grades 3-5!

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Library week beginning Sunday 27th January

In KG1

  • I can explore different ways of expressing emotions, including verbal, visual, body language and facial expressions
  • I can make predictions about the story

In KG2

  • I can talk about similarities and differences between texts written by the same author.
  • I can  identify characteristics of main characters throughout a story
  • I can express an opinion about a book.
  • I can listen to others
  • I can  make relevant comments
  • I can read for enjoyment
  • I can answer questions about key details in a text

In Grade 3

  • I can recognize common types of texts
  • I can think of questions to ask a visiting author
  • I can describe characters, settings and major events in a story
  • I can understand what a call number is

In Grade 4 and 5

  • I can understand the history of the Dewey Decimal System
  • I can understand the ways books in the Dewey are organised
  • I can sort books according to the call number
  • I can find a call # in the nonfiction section

It is a check out week for Grade 1 and 2!

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Art – Week of January 20th

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Library week beginning 13th January

In KG1

I can Identifying the beat
I can identify the speeding up and slowing down elements of the song
I can join in with words and actions for the story and song
I can explore different ways of expressing emotions, including verbal, visual, body language and facial expressions
I can make predictions about the story

In KG

I can begin to understand my responsibility at school and beyond
I can begin to understand the roles people have to help in our school and community
I understand the importance of friendship in my community
I can describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges
I can make connections from the story to my personal experience

In Grade 3
I can connect understanding to the real world
I understand that simple machines create forces
I understand that we can inspiration for new ideas from the world around us
I understand that non fiction books can take many different forms

In Grade 4

I can Identify personal values and beliefs of characters in a story using both textual and visual clues.
I can connect understanding to the real world

In Grade 5

I create a narrative using real or imagined objects
I can sequence the events in my story so that one event logically leads to the next

It is check out week for Grades 1 and 2!

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Library week beginning 6th January

Week beginning 6th January

In PreK and KG1

  • I can Identifying the beat
  • I can hear sounds in words
  • I can join in with words and actions for a beat
  • I can explore different ways of expressing emotions, including verbal, visual, body language and facial expressions

In KG2

  • I can name the setting of a story
  • I understand that a school is part of my community
  • I can answer questions about key details in a text
  • I can talk about what happens in a story.
  • I can discuss the feelings of the main characters in a story

In Grade 1

  • I can respond to a story by answering simple questions on basic business concepts.
  • I can connect the story to what i see in my own own communities and shops

In Grade 2

  • I can begin to understand the water cycle through a story
  • I can begin to understand how water changes form
  • I can begin to understand how water is important in our everyday life
  • I can join in with a motion song about the water cycle
  • I can access the nonfiction section of the library

It is check out week for Grade 3-5 this week!

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