Tuggerah Public School

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Buran

WELCOME TO BURAN - MR MATTHEW BROOK

Hello and welcome to Class Buran, with Mr Brook! The word ‘Buran’ is a term that originates from the 250 Aboriginal languages which exist in Australia. ‘Buran’ means stringybark tree. Buran is a Stage 2 composite class with Year 3 and 4. We consist of 10 Year 3 students and 14 Year 4 students.

We are very passionate about reading in class Buran and will use highly engaging texts to explore vocabulary, comprehension and grammar while also delving into some real-life themes. This is done using the wonderful books of David Walliams. We are starting with some dubious cuisine in Ratburger!

Key Learning Areas:

English – consisting of creative, informative and persuasive writing, reading fluency and comprehension, grammar, punctuation, spelling and vocabulary.

Mathematics – learning of the key mathematical strands, including: Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, Statistics and Probability.

Science – (semester 1) The Physical World. Focusing on light, heat and electrical energy and how contact forces affect the behaviour of objects.

History – (semester 1) Community and Remembrance. Students explore the historical features and diversity of their community.

PDHPE – includes Sport (Fundamental Movement Skills), PE, Social and Emotional learning and Child Protection.

CAPA – Visual Arts, Music, Dance and Drama

Expected Academic Behaviours

Students:

  • are ready to learn in all lessons
  • come prepared with all necessary supplies, homework, books or anything required to succeed in class
  • show our schools core values of Respect, Responsibility, Excellence and Resilience

Timetable:

Monday – Library (Mrs Caroline Duke), homework will be handed out

Tuesday – ICT/CAPA (Ms Maria Murphy), scripture, stage sport

Friday – homework due

Homework – consisting of spelling and times tables practise and reading every night. Although it can be a battle getting children to complete homework, at school we do see an improvement in all areas covered by homework, when it is done regularly. Student will be rewarded for doing homework, not punished if they do not.

Absences – If your child is away from school due to sickness or holiday, please send a note/Dojo indicating the reason as soon as your child returns to school. If your child arrives at school after the 9am bell, a late note is required from the front office.

Communication – If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me. You can make an appointment by leaving a message with the office, sending a note with your child or contacting me via Class Dojo.

I’m looking forward to a fun and rewarding year and feel privileged to get to teach such wonderful children.

Thank you,

Matt Brook