Ciao a tutti and welcome back to school for Term 3. We’re really looking forward to teaching all of our students even more about the beautiful Italian language and culture this term.
This term, our Foundation students will explore a modern narrative titled ‘Benvenuto alla Fattoria!’ (Welcome to the Farm!) and learn about farm animals, their colours and the sounds that they make. Our students will learn these concepts through storytelling, songs and games.
Grade 1 and 2 students will be investigating the classic picture book titled ‘Cammino, Cammino’ (I Went Walking by Sue Machin & Julie Vivas). Their learning focus will be animals, colours, and Italian sentence structures. They will learn this by engaging in literacy activities whilst reading for meaning.
Our Grade 3 students will consolidate their Italian language basics by exploring a ‘Passport to Languages’. Their vocabulary focus will be greetings, numbers, colours, days of the week, months of the year, seasons, hobbies, food and meal times. Students have been working on this Passport since their Foundation year, so be sure to look at all of their amazing work when it comes home.
Grade 4 students are going to immersed in the world of pizza! Delizioso! They will research the history of pizza, and their Italian language will focus on different types of pizza and their toppings. Students will use this language to describe pizzas using Italian sentence structures, both when writing and talking about them.
Grade 5 and 6 students will become classroom experts. They will learn the Italian names of the classroom items that they use at school every day. Their language focus will be to use these words in both written and spoken sentences that take into account Italian language concepts like gender.
Signorina Trapani e Signora Croce
The Arts enables students to develop their creative and expressive capacities by learning about the different practices, disciplines and traditions that have shaped the expression of culture locally, nationally and globally.
Performing Arts is an essential method of communication and learning. We perceive the world through the senses and the arts allows us to understand, explore, experiment and express ourselves. Performing Arts provides another outlet for the students to interact with others especially when through dance, music and drama.
In Term 3, all the students in P-2 will be exploring the MUSIC ROOM program. The program provides experiences in listening, singing, moving, creating, composing and playing non tuned and tuned instruments. Students will develop skills and an understanding of the musical elements: beat, rhythm, pitch, dynamics, tempo and many more. They learn to work both solo and together. They also learn to perform to and to be an audience.
The Year 3 and 4 students will begin music theory to prepare them for the instrumental program- recorder. Students will need their own recorder (due to health regulations). Details are provided on the school Compass portal to purchase one from the school. All the students will learn to play the recorder during Performing Art lessons once a week. Music will be provided to students so they are able to practice their pieces learnt in class and at home too.
The 5/ 6 students will commence drama lessons. They will explore meaning and interpretation, forms and elements including voice, movement, situation, space and tension as they make and respond to drama. Students will also have the opportunity to work in small groups and perform a play in front of their class mates.
Let’s be creative together!