Grade Three

Term 3

Grade 3 Information

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Grade 3 Teachers

Amber Brickell & Sandra Waldron.

CALS/Peer Support

CALS (Community and Life Skills) is held every Monday. Students are allocated into a group of students from grades 3—6 and participate in an activity. There is one theme per teacher which goes for 6 weeks each. Some of the activities include: Science experiments, 3D printing, cooking, community groups and gardening.

Students will also participate in a peer support program. This is a peer led program that empowers young people to support each other and contribute positively to society.

Specialists

Students attend three specialist lessons per week. These are; Art, Physical Education and Performing Arts.
Performing Arts and Visual Arts are on Wednesday and Sport is on Friday.

Literacy

Reading: we will continue to build upon our reading comprehension strategies, spelling and grammar.

Writing: Students will be learning how to write a coherent informative text. Students participate in the Big Write every Thursday morning.

Students have their own individualized spelling lists and should be practiced at home as well as nightly reading.

Oral Language

Aldercourt Primary School employs a speech therapist. She works with each grade once a week.

Students have been building their vocabulary in relation to suffix’s and prefix’s.

This term they will complete work on adverbs and the long vowel sounds.

Rotations

Middle school students rotate between 3 classrooms once per week.

Each classroom has a different topic.
3B—Aboriginal Studies.
3/4W—Sustainable living.
4R—Information and Communication Technologies.

This will continue for the remainder of the year.

Library

Students visit the library every Monday. They are able to borrow a book to take home.

Mathematics

This term grade 3 will be focusing on: expanding numbers, rounding numbers, estimating (using measurement: weight, length, capacity), using calculators correctly with all four operations, worded problems using addition/subtraction, worded problems using multiplication/division, 2D & 3D Shapes naming, 2D & 3D Shapes – intro to sides, faces, corners, chance language in everyday situations using real world scenarios and basic chance experiments.

Digital Technologies

The Digital Technologies curriculum enables students to become confident and creative developers of digital solutions through the application of information systems and specific ways of thinking about problem solving.

This term students will be learning how to source appropriate material on web based programs.

Camp

Students from grades 3 and 4 will be going to the Briar’s Camp from Wednesday 6th September—Friday 8th September. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to conquer some of their fears in a safe and supportive environment. It also builds independence, teamwork, relationships and character.

Students partake in various activities such as: canoeing, archery, ropes course, commando course, giant swing, giant leap, night bush walks and a disco.

The camp is funded in partnership with the Ardoch Youth Foundation and the Alice Sloan Foundation.

Integrated

Grade 3 will focus on 2 integrated topics this term.

The first topic is all about celebrations here and abroad. It covers personal, family and community celebrations; national days; Australia-specific commemorations and religious/cultural celebrations from around the world.

The second topic is learning the history of Myths. What are they? Where are they from? How do I write one? Why are they important?