Elementary Specials

Art, Music, PE and Library

Welcome to the Elementary School Specials 2019-2020

We have an exciting year ahead of us, full of fun, discovery and exploration. Our specialists’ team is looking forward to teaching each and every one of your children this year!

Here you will find information regarding Art, Music, PE and Library.

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Library week beginning 28th 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 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 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’ feelings
  • To make predictions based on story events

Grade 3

  • I understand that books are valued in cultures around the world.
  • I can consider diverse and global perspectives in drawing conclusions.I can interpret new information based on cultural and social context.
  • Compare the characteristics of two different cultures in an everyday life activity (going to school)
  • Understand how the environment can impact on our culture

Grade 4

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

Grade 5

  • I can learn a model for evaluating an information source
  • I can explain what each letter in the RADCAB model stands for and how the concept relates to evaluating an information source.
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Library week beginning 21st 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 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

In Grade 1

  • environmental, cultural, or physical characteristics that influence a journey (change)
  • Choices and decisions involved in making a journey (causation)
  • the tools and resources used throughout a journey (form)

In Grade 2

  • I understand the different ways we can search for a book on the library catalogue
  • I understand what a call # is
  • I can search for a resource in the library and find its location

Check out for Grades 3-5

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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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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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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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Library Week beginning 9th December

In PreK and KG1

  • I can make a connection to other stories
  • I can answer questions about key details in a text
  • I can identify the characters in a story
  • I can discuss the feelings of the main characters in a story
  • I can take turns in conversation and respond to a story with comments and actions

In KG2

  • I understand why it is important to use a browser card
  • I can join in with a song about Browser cards
  • I can use a browser card when I choose a book
  • I can join in with rhyming words
  • I can answer questions about key details in a text
  • I can identify the characters in a story
  • I can discuss the feelings of the main characters in a story
  • I can take turns in conversation and respond to a story with comments and action

In Grade 3

  • I can understand the life and work of Jacques Cousteau
  • I can read, view, and listen for information presented in any format in order to make inferences and gather meaning
  • I understand where the biography collection is located and the types of books located here
  • I understand that a biography is the story of a person’s life

In Grade 4 and 5

  • I can identify structural elements of fiction ( character, plot, setting, narrative order, points of view)
  • I can describe how illustrations impact a story
  • I understand the steps to take when collaborating with a classmate
  • I can upload and publish my story

It is Chekout week for Grades 1 and 2!

Happy Holidays everyone!

 

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Library week beginning 4th December

As we have a three day week, all classes have a 2o minute book exchange slot this week!

Don’t forget to come join us at the Book fair, running Tuesday – Thursday. parents are welcome at any time!

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