Grade Three

Term 4

Grade 3 Information

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Grade 3 Teachers

Amber Brickell & Matthew Mitchell

CALS/Peer Support

CALS (Community and Life Skills) is held fortnightly on a Tuesday. 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; Science, Physical Education and Performing Arts.

Performing Arts and Science are on Wednesday and Sport is on Thursday.

Literacy

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

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 individualised spelling lists and should be practiced at home as well as nightly reading.

Students have their own individualised 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.

This term students will be learning their long vowels, suffix’s and will also participate in mini debates.

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: recognizing and explaining the connection between addition and subtraction; recalling multiplication facts; model and represent unit fractions; describe, continue and create number patterns; tell the time to the minute; understand the relationship between units of time; create and interpret simple grid maps; conduct chance experiments and; learn how to collect data and represent these through the use of graphs.

Please ensure to have your student practice their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.

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.

Each student has a Mathletics log in and we encourage students to access this resource at home.

Other

Please see below for important dates for middle school students:

7th November: Melbourne Cup Day—No school.

13th November: Miss B garden excursion.

16th November: Miss Rout garden excursion.

27th November: Mr Mitchell garden excursion.

7th December: Christmas concert.

8th December: Whole school movie and park day.

22nd December: Last day, 1:30pm finish.

Integrated

Grade 3 will focus on 2 integrated topics this term.

The first topic is about Occupations and Sustainability in Technologies. Students will investigate the role that technology plays in occupations within the community. Additionally, it introduces and explores the concept of sustainability.

The second topic is learning about plants. Students will explore the life cycle of flowering plants, incorporating the process of germination, the stages in a plant's life cycle and what plants need for growth. Students are split between the 3 middle school classes each with their own garden bed to cultivate and plant. An excursion to a local garden will be included in this topic.