Berwick Lodge Primary School’s Parent Portal provides parents with 24/7 access to their child’s data. Parents can log-in to access their child’s report, learning maps and smart goals, attendance information and even update family contact details. Some of these options will be rolled out during the term.
Here’s the link to access the portal:
Troubleshooting Parent Portal
If you have forgotten your username and/or password, please contact the school’s office staff on (03) 9707 1766 between 9.00am and 3.30pm on weekdays.
Welcome back to Term 2! There is a great opportunity for students to enter an . Entries can be given to the Art Room by next Thursday 26th April. The City of Casey are looking for students art work to be featured in their 2018/2019 Recycling/Garden Waste Guide....
ROGER PAGE, Principal of Nossal High School has extended an open invitation to members of the community to attend this very worthy cause. Details follow, and I certainly endorse the initiative. If you can find the time to attend, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed and...
Infinity Learning Maps are a practical in-road into the science of learning-how-to-learn. The approach provides a tool for teachers to support students to draw a picture of how they see the interactions surrounding their learning. Grow student agency! Develop...
Welcome to the LODGERS PODCAST – Berwick Lodge Primary School’s very own podcast series. Berwick Lodge Primary School is a busy place. From Prep to Grade 6, the students are always learning for life!...
Can’t wait for the second series of LODGERS? ☺️ You can now view the complete first series (and back-catalogue) here: http://learningwithdigitaltechnology.global2.vic.edu.au/…/…/ on our Learning with Digital Technology blog. Until next time, keep learning for life....
During this session, Gurmit will review the additional support and topics that parent would like to seek assistance and better understanding. Gurmit will share "The Lopping Technique" to hold students attention for longer duration especially for those who are easily...
We would like to say a huge THANKYOU to the families and students who assisted at the working bee on Friday. We achieved a great deal and will have another working bee later in the term. It was great to see so many people assisting and enjoying working in the garden....
And that's a wrap! The eleventh and LAST episode of LODGERS (our very own Berwick Lodge TV show) has dropped on #VIMEO. The links will take you to our Vimeo page and Mr Kelly's Learning with Digital Technology blog. From there, you will be able to view the Christmas...
This is the first of two very special LODGERS episodes that will drop on Vimeo this week. 😊 Originally screened at the graduation ceremony on Monday, 18 December 2017, this episode honours and celebrates our three graduating Grade 6 classes of 2017." Coming later in...
Don't forget to tune in to 97.7FM Casey Radio, or stream live at http://www.3ser.org.au
- Prep/Foundation - 2018
- Grade 1/2 - 2018
- Grade 3/4 - 2018
- Grade 5/6 - 2018
- Prep/Foundation - 2017
- Grade 1/2 - 2017
- Grade 3/4 - 2017
- Grade 5/6 - 2017
Prep/Foundation | Term 1 – 2018
Life is exciting and busy for our Preps as we start school! Our Inquiry unit is called, ‘I’m a School Kid Now’ and it’s all about settling into school, learning the rules and routines and establishing themselves as fantastic lifelong learners. We also learn how to make friends and be a good friend to others. We will have a visit from Amy’s Amazing Adventure this term and learn about the importance of manners, telling the truth and making friends.
This term, we will also learn about each other in our second Inquiry unit, “Me and my family”. We will look at each other’s families and how we are all special. This is an important unit, as we understand the backgrounds and cultures that make as who we are.
The Prep students will all participate in the government provided English Online Interview. Following from that, teachers will use Cued Articulation and SMART spelling rules to teach our students the alphabet and their sounds. We will introduce our Golden words from the M100W system (the Magic 100 Most used words) and introduce our daily take-home reading program. We will start introducing VCOP (Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation) ideas and encourage our Preps to start writing recounts and sentences.
The Prep students will participate in Numeracy screening from class teachers. Following from that we will develop their understanding of number concepts 1-10. This includes a range of hands-on activities and number recognition games. We will also discuss and experiment with measurement, chance and data language. Including learning the days of the week, time concepts and learning about timetables.
In Term 1, everything is new for our Preps. They will get to participate in all specialist programs including ICT (Information Communication and Technology). In the ICT Lab, they will use our desktops and will be introduced to drawing programs such as Tux Paint, Numeracy and Literacy programs such as Targeting Maths and Skoolbo. They will need to develop their hand and eye coordination and learn how to use a mouse.
We will also start our PMP program (Perceptual Motor Program) and Brain Gym this term. This will further develop our Prep’s gross and fine motor skills.
Towards the end of the term, we will have our Easter Hat Parade. This is a real highlight in the Prep Calendar. The Preps will have an amazing day showing their home designed hats in a parade, making Easter related craft and they might even get a special visit!!!
Grade 1/2 | Term 1 – 2018
Differentiated mathematical tasks, in both number and measurement, will be provided for all students across the area. Hands-on and digital resources will be used to support their learning.
This term the children will extend their understanding of the structure of recount and narrative text types and will learn how to use a range of strategies to enhance their writing. They will continue to learn the reading and/or spelling of the most frequently used words. The classroom spelling program focuses on a particular sound each week. Teachers will guide students to understand the meaning of the words and identify the sounds that make up each word. Spelling lists will be developed based on students’ ability levels.
Our home reading program has commenced. Students will regularly bring home books to read. It is important that students read aloud to an adult every day, even if they are an independent reader. The yellow Reading Diary contains many helpful ways in which parents can assist their child in their reading. Parents are requested to fill this in each day so that your child may keep a record of their home reading.
Grade 1 and 2 students have had a positive start to first term. The teachers have been revising key learning from the previous year and establishing new routines through our ‘Learning to Learn’ inquiry unit. Students develop their understanding of how they can become better learners in order to prepare them for the year ahead. They discover that each learner is unique and that we all have different learning styles. They will reflect on the people, places and tools that help them to learn and develop their own Learning Map.
The grade one inquiry learning unit ’Then and Now – Families’ has a history focus. This unit looks at differences in family structures and roles today, and how these have changed or remained the same over time. It explores the impact of changing technology on people’s lives (at home and in the ways they worked, travelled, communicated, and played in the past). Students will learn about their ancestors as they investigate their family tree. At the end of term grade one, students will participate in a Grandparents/Special Persons Day to share experiences of then and now.
In the ‘My Place’ unit, grade two students will develop their understanding of places that are important to them and also to their families. They will develop their geography skills as they recognise their place in the world. They will learn that the globe is a representation of the earth and locate Australia and other places with which they have links. They will recognise their street, suburb and state on a map. They will understand that a community is a group of people living in one place sharing facilities and that we belong to a community in the City of Casey. The children will partake in an excursion at the end of the term where they will walk to Wilson Botanic Park. They will have the opportunity to climb the lookout tower there to take in the sights of Berwick and the wider surroundings.
Grade 3/4 | Term 1 – 2018
Grade 3 and 4 students have had a positive start to first term. The teachers have been revising key learning from the previous year and establishing new routines through our ‘Learning to Learn’ inquiry unit. This unit prepares students for the year ahead. They look at what makes a good learner and what helps or hinders learning.
This term Grade 3’s will have a visit by Carp Productions who will be present a performance titled ‘Happy to be me’. Through this play, students will recognise that we all have special qualities, which makes us unique, and that it is ok to make mistakes – that is how we learn!
Through the inquiry learning unit ‘As We Grow’, Grade 3 students examine their physical development in detail; for example, changes in their height. They develop an understanding of human development across the lifespan as they explore the stages of growth.
As part of the ‘Healthy Body, Mind and Soul’ unit, Grade 4 students reflect on the importance of healthy eating, participation in physical activity and mindfulness for their physical, social and emotional health. They begin to explore how their emotions are affected by the way they view themselves, identifying factors that affect, positively or negatively, their sense of identity and self-worth. As an introduction to this unit, Supreme Incursions will visit the school and run a Mind and Body session with the students. They will learn about ways to improve physical strength & flexibility in new and fun ways and learn how breathing and relaxation can assist them to regulate their own emotions and become more mindful.
In Science, Grade 3 students will investigate how the Earth’s rotation causes regular changes such as night and day. Grade 4 will explore how the Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes such as weathering and erosion, as well as human activity.
Grade 5/6 | Term 1 – 2018
When reading, students will identify the main idea in a paragraph, investigate word meanings and summarise information read. Recount and narrative are the focus writing genres, with lessons involving the ‘VCOP’ and ‘Seven Steps to Writing Success’ programs. SMART spelling will focus on the strategies we can use to help us become confident spellers, such as sound parts, syllables and remembering the tricky parts of our words. The Berwick Lodge Radio Show is a key area of speaking and listening and script writing within the senior school curriculum – so please tune into 97.7 fm on Wednesdays at 2pm.
Mathematics tasks in the area of number will focus on place value and the four processes. Measurement activities will involve perimeter, area, 2D and 3D shapes, and identifying different units of measurement and their associated conversions. Probability lessons will discuss chance and the likelihood of an event occurring. The Problem Based Learning focus for term one is ‘making an organised list’.
Inquiry – Year 5
The Year 5 students began the year investigating different learning styles. We completed a survey to determine how we learn best; either by visual, auditory or kinaesthetic activities. Moving forward in Term 1, we will be learning about Space with a focus on the Earth as part of a system of planets orbiting around a star. We will attend Scienceworks at the beginning of our unit to tune the students into the topic.
Inquiry – Year 6
The Year 6 students began the year discussing the brain and how each section is used to support us when learning about different topics. Moving forward in Term 1, we will be learning about Natural Disasters with a focus on how geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect the Earth’s surface. We will travel to the city where we will attend IMAX to view a movie related to our topic.
Safer Internet Day was a focus for all students. We participated in a live interactive webinar which generated a detailed discussion about cyber safety. Cyber safety will continue to be an ongoing focus throughout the year.
Robotics – Year 5
The Year 5 students will attend robotics sessions with Mr Kelly. They will use Lego Mindstorm to design a ‘safecar’ vehicle.
Multi-media – Year 6
The Year 6 students will attend multi-media sessions with Mr Kelly. They will learn about camera angles, framing shots, iMovie and editing in preparation for their upcoming film festival.
Within the senior school, students will be participating in many additional sporting clinics. They are also able to elect to participate in extra programs like; Garden Club, Coding Club, Art Club and State School Spectacular. The children will meet their younger buddies and share in many activities with them.
Prep/Foundation | Term 4 2017
The Prep students have learnt how to recognise, write and sound out the letters of the alphabet. We are now learning how to recognise and use diagraphs and tri-graphs when reading and writing. We will be learning about medial letters and their sounds in different words. We will learn a number of spelling rules. We will continue with our writing program and develop strategies for developing our recounts, creating our narratives and will introduce writing genres like persuasives and procedurals. Our students will continue to develop their speaking and listening skills as we integrate the use of more ICT into our programs.
The Prep students will be expanding their concepts and understanding of numbers from 0-100. We will explore number concepts including addition and subtraction problems, sharing and grouping concepts and place value. Our students will be encourage to use a range of Problem Based Learning concepts such as making and using a table and using logical reasoning to solve real-life problem solving concepts. We will continue to explore measurement, space and chance and data ideas. We aim to provide a fun learning environment that includes opportunities to explore numeracy concepts using hands on activities, explicit teaching about concepts, developing the use of our vocabulary and using a range of skills to develop our understanding.
In Term 4, our Inquiry topic is ‘Moo to you’. We will be learning about different types of farms and farm animals. They will consider the basic needs of living things and focus on the life cycle of a chick. The students will think about the food that they eat and question where it comes from. They will explore some different basic processes of food production (from farm to plate) and be invited to attend our Prep Healthy Breakfast. We will also have a fabulous day at Chesterfield farm! The Preps will participate in a STEM session where they must plan and create a liveable shelter for a chosen farm animal.
Term 4 is also a great term for recognising how much our Preps have grown since the start of the year! We celebrate their achievements with their end of year reports and our Let’s Celebrate Unit of work. We discuss special celebrations such as birthdays, different cultural events and of course, Christmas!
Grade 1/2 | Term 4 2017
Grade 1 and 2 will continue to build on the reading skills of fluency, expression, comprehension and retell. They will consolidate both the reading and spelling of the high frequency words and will learn and identify common letter patterns.
The foci of our writing program this term will be revising narrative, recount and exposition (persuasive text) in preparation for next year’s NAPLAN assessment. We will continue to perfect our writing using ‘The Big Write and VCOP’ program and implement ‘The 7 Steps to Writing Success’ strategies. It will be exciting to see how much our writing has improved when we do our “Cold Writes” at the end of the year.
Library sessions will explore Aboriginal myths and legends.
The students in grades 1 and 2 will continue to work in both whole grade and ability-based groups to consolidate and further extend their number and measurement concepts. Students will focus on the Problem Based Learning Concept of ‘Make a table or Chart’ to help them solve numerical equations.
This term we will look at the science unit of ‘In my Backyard’. Through exploring their own backyards and school habitats, the children will understand what living things need to survive. They will explore what happens when habitats are changed. In week 4 we will visit ‘Moonlit Sanctuary’ to learn about some fascinating little creatures.
Robotic sessions will begin this term with weekly lessons with Mr Kelly.
We will continue to meet with our buddy grades on a regular basis. We will share lunches together and take part in shared activities including sport and Christmas craft.
In November, we will be holding a Junior School House Athletics Day. This day will focus on participation and sportsmanship, as well as earning points for our House team.
We will be practising Christmas songs and dances throughout the term which will be performed at our whole-school ‘Twilight Christmas Concert’ on the 15th December. We hope to see you all there to share in the excitement.
Grade 3/4 | Term 4 2017
The focus for writing during term four will be personal writing. This includes journals, letters, plays and poems. Students will be introduced to the organisational structure for each and will be provided with opportunities to build on their use of VCOP strategies as they develop these written texts. Students will be given the opportunity to develop simple scripts and use digital technologies to record or present to an audience. They will learn to use email to communicate instantly with other members of the school community. Big Write sessions will link to this writing genre. Students will receive a writing prompt for ‘Talk Homework’ a few days prior to Big Write. This is so that they have the opportunity to discuss this at home so that they may come prepare with ideas to develop in the Big Write session.
Spelling will continue to explore the range of letters that represent various sounds introduced each week. E.g. The sound or (for) can also be represented as our, ore, aw, ough etc. They will also learn about prefixes and suffixes and the simple rules for spelling and plurals. Grade 3 students will continue to consolidate their cursive script and they will be encouraged to join their letters in all forms of written work. Grade 4 students will continue to develop a legible, fluent handwriting style and will become more proficient in writing with pen during term four.
Grade 3 and 4 students will once again participate in streamed maths sessions one day per week focusing on measurement. All students across the level are grouped according to their ability and are provided with a differentiated mathematics program with activities structured to their ability. As well as consolidating the four processes and learning to apply these to a range of real life situations, students will also further develop their understanding of a range of problem solving strategies they can apply to real life maths problems.
The overall focus for our inquiry topics this term is Biological Science. In the Grade 3 unit ‘All Things Living’ students use observation skills to group and classify things as living, once living or non-living. They will understand how plants and animals are classified and grouped. They will also look at the science of palaeontology as they investigate dinosaurs. To further develop their knowledge the students will have the opportunity to participate in a dinosaur incursion where they will engage in a range of ’hands on’ activities. In the Grade 4 unit ‘The Web of Life’ students will learn that all living things have life cycles. They will also investigate how plants and animals are dependent on each other and the environment to survive. Through their studies, students will understand the importance of habitat for the survival of a species and investigate ways they can help. Visits by ‘Wildlife Xposure’ and ‘Southern Ocean Education’ will provide a ‘hands on’ experience as students will get up close to a range of unique animals from around Australia and in the waters off our southern coastline.
Both grade levels will continue their geography studies as they learn about some of the countries of the southern hemisphere. This will provide an opportunity to look for similarities and differences as they compare these countries with Australia. Grade 3 will study Australia’s neighbouring countries and Grade 4 will learn about South America and Africa.
Grade 5/6 | Term 4 2017
When reading, students will continue to revise comprehension strategies with a particular focus on figurative language, fact and opinion, drawing conclusions and making inferences. Personal writing and radio scripts are the focus writing genres, with lessons involving the VCOP and Big Write. Our speaking and listening focus will introduce debating, with students working in teams to debate relevant issues. The SMART spelling will focus on the term 4 sounds and build on the strategies of word meaning and the spelling and plurals rules. Radio Show is a key area of speaking and listening and script writing within the senior school curriculum – so please tune into 97.7fm on Wednesdays at 2pm.
Units of learning in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry and Statistics and Probability will also be integrated into our program this term. Students will revise concepts taught throughout the year to solidify their understandings. Problem solving activities will allow students to apply learned knowledge using a range of strategies.
Year 5 students will participate in a program that develops leadership skills, and the qualities that make a good leader, to prepare them for the challenges of Grade 6 and assist them in developing speeches for captaincy roles in 2016. Biological Science will focus on ‘Living Things’ and the adaptations animals and plants make to live in their environment.
Year 6 students will be continuing their economic ‘Lodgepreneur’ unit – learning how to successfully advertise a business, the importance of quality control and manufacturing. We will be holding the ‘LodgeMart’ later in the term. Biological Science will focus on ‘Endangered Animals’ and discuss the growth and survival of living things. As part of the Grade 6 Transition Program, the students will complete the ‘Making the Change’ program in preparation for secondary school.
Senior school students will be participating in our Summer Interschool Sport Competition. Our end of year excursion is a highlight for the senior school and the Year 6’s are looking forward to Graduation. Students are also able to elect to participate in programs like; Coding Club, Garden Club, Chess Club, Knitting Club and sport events that are held during lunch and recess times each week.
Towards the middle/end of term students will be engaged in assessments in preparation for Semester 2 reports. Reports will be accessible through the Parent Portal on Sentral.
- Performing Arts - 2018
- Visual Arts - 2018
- Physical Education - 2018
- Mandarin - 2018
- Performing Arts - 2017
- Visual Arts - 2017
- Physical Education - 2017
- Mandarin - 2017
- Coding and Robotics - 2018
Performing Arts | Term 1 – 2018
Students will build on their performance skills exploring mime, gesture, movement, voice and using expressive skills. Students in the junior school will explore independent and group activities encouraging creativity and developing characters based on known fairy tales. In the senior school students will work collaboratively to create still images, soundscapes, scripts and performances based on inventions and social scenarios.
Prep- Prep students will learn how to move safely around the space and explore and respond to imaginative scenarios. We will engage in song and known nursery rhymes to build on voice and add creative movement. The Preps will be introduced to the known fairytale The Three Billy Goats Gruff and retell the story incorporating the use of puppets.
Grade 1 and 2- Grade 1 and 2 students will explore the use of mime and create still images. They will focus on re creating known images and play a range of storytelling games to explore movement and voice. Students will recreate the known story of the 3 Little Pigs incorporating the use of puppets.
Grade 3 and 4 – Students will begin to work collaboratively to create still images and scenes with a focus on mime, voice and gestures. In groups students create performances using soundscapes and short performances incorporating inventions from their imagination.
Grade 5 and 6- Grade 5 and 6 students will begin to create dynamic images with a focus on improvisation and characterisation. We will re create a range of stimulus, based on known social situations and focus on character feelings, voice, gesture and facial expression. Students will have the opportunity to evaluate their performance in small groups.
Visual Arts | Term 1 – 2018
Teachers: Jo Zammit & Kylee Muccignat
This term the children will be participating in various art activities, with a focus on the elements of visual arts. The children will be involved in painting, drawing, collage, paper craft to develop skills and experiences.
Art Starters for 2018
- Colour exploration (colour mixing with primary colours)
- Self Portraits – I’m at school now
- Making marks with different medias (crayons, paint)
- Paper sculptures and paper skills
- Primary/Secondary Colours using the Colour wheel
- Exploring line and Pattern
- Paper skills (weaving)
- Resist Art
- Pipette Painting – How to catch a Star Book– Goal Setting
- Paul Klee Cityscape
- Reflective painting/monoprints
- Chinese New year Dragons
- Mindfulness Art
- “What Lift’s You” wing murals
- Picasso Inspired Warm/Cool colour Guitars
- Day/Night Tessellation Art
Grade 5 &6
- Pop Art Self Portraits
- Mixed Media Universe
- Natural Disasters Mixed Media
Berwick Show 24th/25th Feb
Casey Kids Carnival Colouring Competition
Toyota Dream Car Competition
Physical Education | Term 1 – 2018
Prep: The Prep students will be focusing on working in groups, participating in games (with and without equipment) and practising fundamental movement skills and movement pattern using different body parts. Students have also been attending PMP sessions two mornings a week.
Grade 1&2: Students will be focusing on working on their fundamental motor skills such as jumping, throwing, leaping and running. These skills will be done while learning about different Athletics events.
Grade 3&4: Students are practising and refining their Athletics skills in preparation for House Athletics.
Grade 5&6: Students are practising and refining their Athletics skills in preparation for House Athletics. Students will be evaluating their performance individually or in small groups.
Extra-Curricular Activities for Term 1
– House Athletics (Grade 3-6)
– School Swimming Trials (Grade 3-6)
– District Swimming (Grade 3-6)
Mandarin | Term 1 – 2018
In term 1, all students will be exploring the coming Chinese New Year (Spring Festival春节Chun Jie) to celebrate the Year of the Dog. They will be engaged in rotation activities discovering different elements of this cultural festival.
In term 1, the prep students will be experiencing Chinese language and culture through games, stories, music and creative arts to build up their interests and confidence in learning a different language. They will participate in routine interactions, as well as learn about greetings and numbers 1-10 in Mandarin.
Grade 1 and 2
In term 1, the Grade 1 and 2 students will be engaged in the unit “Our Fruit Bar我们的水果店”, during which the children will learn and practice the names of different fruits, the usage of simple classifiers, and to create simple texts to list and label in Chinese.
In term 1, the Grade 3 to 6 students will be involved in the unit “Our Pentathlon Course我们的铁人五项比赛” to build on their sports related language through group work, games, music and art experiences. They will also learn about some traditional Chinese sports.
Throughout term 1, students from the extension groups will participate in a series of language and cultural lessons, in which they will explore ancient China in areas of symbolic representations, mythology, art and architecture.
Performing Arts | Term 4 2017
Students will explore the story of The Gingerbread Man by combining song and story. Simple methods in script work will be introduced. Students will be encouraged to find their singing voices through participating in a variety of contrasting songs. Through listening carefully students will develop their aural memory
Grade 1 and 2
Students will be introduced to simple chords and strumming techniques on Ukulele. Singing voices will continue to be developed with particular focus on pitch, rhythm and aural memory.
Students will learn to sing in rounds, parts and harmonies and develop their singing techniques including breathing, dictation and dynamics. They will extend knowledge and understanding of phrase and other musical structures. Students will be introduced to simple drumming patterns and encouraged to develop chord knowledge on guitar, keyboard and ukulele.
Visual Arts | Term 4 2017
Teachers: Julie McLeod & Jo Zammit
Throughout Term Four, the children will be involved in Visual Art activities that will include: drawing, painting, printing, collage, textile craft and modelling. In particular, the programme will focus on:
- Clay modelling, painting, glazing and firing of butterflies, tealight holders
- Farm Art with preps
- Mini Beasts with Grade 1/2
- Endangered Animals Grade 3 / 4
- Fun with Science and Art Grade 5/6, Ipad Art, Photo Art
- Art Works for the Sensory Garden
- Remembrance Day Art
- Making art, based on the styles of famous artists.
- Assessment tasks and Self-reflections.
- Pre-Prep School Orientation Art sessions.
- Christmas/Festive art and craft projects.
- End of year Art Show Display.
Physical Education | Term 4 2017
The Prep students will be focusing on working in groups, participating in games (with and without equipment) and practising fundamental movement skills and movement pattern using different body parts. Students have also been attending
sessions two mornings a week. Grade 1&2: This term students’ will be working on their fundamental motor skills such as striking, throwing, catching and running. They will be using these skills in minor games in games such as hockey and soccer.
Students are practising and refining fundamental movement skills in different movement situations. They will also be practising and applying movement concepts and strategies in games such as; Tennis, Basketball and Frisbee Golf.
Students are focusing on participating positively in groups and teams by encouraging others and negotiating roles and responsibilities. In groups, students will continue teaching the class a sport for a lesson. Students will be participating in some alternative sports, such as; Speedball, Handball and Frisbee Golf.
Extra-Curricular Activities for Term 3
- PMP (Preps)
- Regional Athletics
- T20 Cricket (Grade 5/6)
- Prep- Grade 2 Athletics (Grade 3-6)
- 5/6 Interschool Sport
Mandarin | Term 4 2017
Prep students are continuously provided with a happy and positive learning environment in order to promote interest and build their confidence in Mandarin. In term 4, students will continue to learn Chinese number 10-20 and how to name body parts in Mandarin.
In term 4, Grade 1- 2 students will continue to build on their vocabulary. They will learn how to name days of the week and write some related Chinese characters. They will further develop their ability to make sentences such as ‘Today is … ’, ‘Yesterday was …’ and ‘Tomorrow is …’. In cultural sessions, students will be introduced to the Chinese traditional instruments and sport.
In term 4, Grade 3-6 students will continuously focus on learning the words and phrases relating to the classroom. They are expected to use the sentences ‘There is/are …in the classroom/bag.’, ‘What’s in the classroom/bag?’ to communicate with teachers and peers in the classroom and learn to write some related Chinese characters. In cultural sessions, students will be introduced to the Chinese traditional instruments and sport.
The extension group will continue to use the Chinese textbook ‘Experiencing Chinese’ and its workbook which focus on writing and reading. The students will learn some useful expressions and Chinese Characters from the books. They will experience Chinese painting and make Chinese Lanterns for Moon Festival from cultural workshops.
In coding and robotics this term, the Grade 3 and Grade 4 students will learn how to build electronic circuits using spring-clip baseboards, resistors, capacitors, LEDs (light emitting diodes) and lots of copper wire. Each weekly lesson will have a STEM focus and expose students to real world examples of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Later in the term, the students will learn how to code using an Arduino board.
In addition to Mr Kelly’s coding and robotics program,
Keep up-to-date with the latest coding and robotics lessons on Mr Kelly’s Learning with Digital Technology BLOG http://learningwithdigitaltechnology.global2.vic.edu.au/.
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Specialist – 2017
Parents & Friends Association (PFA)
The Parents and Friends Association is an integral and important part of Berwick Lodge Primary School. We work closely with School Council, staff, students and the school community as a whole. Your support is vital and we strongly encourage new membership. Fresh ideas are always most welcome.
Upcoming PFA Events:
Annual Fun Run – Tuesday 14th November 2017
Second Hand Uniform Shop Dates:
Monday 23rd October 2017 – 3.00pm-3.45pm
Monday 13th November 2017 – 8.45am-9.20am
Monday 4th December 2017 – 3.00pm-3.45pm