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Diving back in to Shakespeare

Diving back in to Shakespeare - image friction-web on https://www.johncolet.nsw.edu.au

4th Class are having lots of fun diving back into Shakespeare rehearsals. As part of homework each night, all students have been reminded to learn their lines as soon as possible. We have limited time each week with Miss Emanuel and rehearsals are interrupted when students are carrying scripts around instead of props. Everyone is doing really well and we hope to have all students with memorised lines within the next 2 weeks.

The past week:
• In writing we have been looking at effective persuasive arguments and using conjunctions and other connective devices to illustrate opposition, reinforcement and cause and effect to strengthen our arguments. In Grammar we have looked at the etymology of words from Latin and Greek and how new words are created all the time; and in comprehension we looked at understanding texts containing direct and reported speech with a focus on historical recounts.
• In my Maths class we have focused on area and perimeter, and used this knowledge to work on a real-world project where we are architects hired to design a zoo.
• In History, we have continued to look at the early years of the colony focusing on the differences between primary and secondary sources.
• In Geography, we looked at early indigenous land management practices and some of Australia’s natural resources.
• In PDHPE we continued our unit on “Healthy, Happy and Safe” discussing what it means to be healthy and some of the positive and negative situations which can affect our health.

Mr Wilcock has suggested that all students practise touch typing as part of their homework each week. I have attached a link to some child-friendly games which help to teach students – https://www.todaysparent.com/family/fun-typing-games-for-kids/

Mrs Dalgleish