Positioned amongst the Gum trees, the Grade 3 & 4 students are learning in a calm and safe environment. Mrs Dam, Ms Emely, Miss Humphries and Mrs Moncrieff encourage all students to be brave every single day allowing the students to encounter a range of learning experiences. Throughout the year we will focus on topics such as Social Justice – Laws and Rules; Creating – Inventions; Ancestry – Who was here and who came and the Physical World – Bush to Beach. The 1:1 iPad program is integrated into our planning and the students will be using them for Literacy, Numeracy and Inquiry activities.
Building responsibility, resilience and respect within our students is a core element of our teaching and of the students learning. Practising mindfulness on a weekly basis and interacting in circle time activities, each student is gaining personal strength and growing in self-confidence.
BE BRAVE, BE KIND, BE GREAT!
In 3/4 H we have discussed the school values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. The students brainstormed a range of individual thoughts and then in groups they developed two main statements covering the three values:
Respect is being kind to one another and to be helpful to all students.
Treat other students the way that you want to be treated.
We need to take care of all our belongings and to be our own boss.
Take care of school property.
Have a go at new things and be a good sport.
Always try your best and never give up.
In 3/4D we aim for our best positively, calmly and co-operatively
3/4D’s Agreed Shared Beliefs:
We will show respect by:
Being tolerant and understanding of other people’s choices and differences
Being honest about our actions
Understanding that happiness is inside of you and you need to respect that.
We will show resilience by:
Being brave and striving for our best
Taking on personal challenges and being persistent
Learning from our mistakes.
We will show responsibility by:
Taking ownership of our actions
Caring about everyone and everything
Being prepared for our own learning.
We are brave, take risks with learning and never give up. We teach and challenge each other and have reasons for everything we do.
We will try new learning, care for each other and our belongings. We will believe in outselves and make sure everyone matters.