Specialist Teacher Overview


JAPANESE as a Second Language: Lois Barndon lois.barndon@education.wa.edu.au

Year 3: greetings, festivals, basic geography of Japan, hiragana (basic characters) IDENTITY: self-introduction, nationality, age, counting to 12, months, time (hours only)

Year 4: Review greetings, procedures, hiragana, kanji numbers to 20, HOME: rooms and contents, family members, prepositions, basic sentence patterns

Year 5: review procedures and protocols, greetings, hiragana (all), counting to 100, NUMBER: birthday – dates, time and calendar, birthday party invitations, telephone and house numbers.

Year 6: review all hiragana and counting to 1000, using Japanese/English/Japanese dictionaries, AT SCHOOL – who’s there, what do we do, where do we do it – using prepositions – biographies.

SCIENCE : Taylor.Spalding@education.wa.edu.au

This term all students will be exploring Physical Sciences as well as Science Inquiry Skills.

Pre-primary: Pre-primary students will be looking at the way objects can move and the factors that affect their movement.

Year 1: In year 1 students will be discovering how light and sound are produced and how they are sensed.

Year 2: The year 2s are learning how objects move and change shape through a push or pull force.

Year 3: Year 3 students will be discovering how heat can be produced in many different ways and can be transferred from one object to another.

Year 4: In year 4 students are exploring how forces can be applied to an object through direct contact or from a distance. Students will be introduced to a variety of forces.

Year 5 and 6: The year 5 and 6 students will be learning about light and electricity. Students will be exploring how shadows are formed and objects that absorb, reflect and refract light. Students will also learn how electricity can be transferred and transformed through creating electrical circuits, and discover how electricity can be generated from a range of sources.

MUSIC- PP to Year 6

Pre-primary: Students will learn to sing basic songs and will gain experience playing classroom percussion instruments. They will begin to listen to a range of musical styles and will start to learn basic music terminology.

Year 1: There will be a focus on consolidating basic music skills. Students will begin to develop small group performance skills through reading and performing music from graphic notation scores.

Year 2 and Year 3: Students will learn to compose extended songs in binary form and will begin to write and record their compositions. Students will sing a range of songs with a focus on partner songs.

Year 4: Students will learn to read and write music using standard notation conventions of the treble clef and bass clef. They will start to learn how to record their own compositions using these conventions.

Year 5 and 6: Students will develop their composition and musical literacy skills, writing extended compositions that begin to use harmony and chords. There will be a focus on preparing students to perform at the ANZAC ceremony through learning a series of trench songs and one extended song.

Visual Arts: Sarah.Fiel@education.wa.edu.au


We are starting the year off in art by focusing on line, shape and colour. The students will explore these elements using the skills of drawing, printmaking, painting and collage. Our focus will be on pattern, especially patterns found in nature and our local environment.

Physical Education: Les Thompson les.thompson@education.wa.edu.au


Swimming trials, Modcrosse, beep Test and Fundamental movement skills – throwing, catching, running and jumping