Room 17 – Ms Ebony Brown

Year 3/4

Hello and welcome to Room 17!

At Cassia Primary School, we support our students with the Explicit Direct Teaching Strategy. We use EDI across all learning areas including Literacy and Numeracy. This helps to support student engagement, give immediate feedback and checking for understanding making these the key priorities in our school philosophy.

This term we have been learning a variety of subjects. In spelling we have been learning a range of diagraphs with different groups focusing on specific diagraphs. In Talk for Writing our focus has been looking at a variety of texts such as poems, narrative and non-fiction. We have been exploring persuasive texts using a variety of ways to persuade the reader to believe an opinion or belief. In Talk for Reading, we have been looking at persuasive techniques using Educeri, this has helped us in our Talk for Writing through analysing a range of adjectives, connectives and persuasive language.

In Mathematics we started the term off by focusing on Place Value, looking at place values up to 100 000. We are now focusing Regrouping of addition and subtraction problems. We will be moving onto the topic Multiplication. This will be targeting specifically 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9 Times Tables. This is supported with the PRIME Maths books and Daily10 warmups.

In health we have been using the Positive Behaviour Support Model and the Zones of Regulation to support student’s identity and their emotions when learning to self-regulate. This is supported with lessons from Friendly School’s Plus which encourages students to discuss their emotions, focus on creating positive friendships using kind words and how to handle negative interactions. We will work together to become responsible, resilient and successful learners.

In Digital Technology we have been learning Netiquette and the importance of being safe and responsible online. This will help us when in Design and Technology where we will be exploring food and production, focusing on the journey of different types of food and fibre and how water consumption contributes to helping these grow.

In HASS we are investigating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders connection to country, focusing on acknowledging them as Australia’s first people. This will help us when we begin to explore the First Fleet.

In Room 17 we will focus on being responsible, being resilient and reaching for success. I look forward to a fun, creative and proficient year.