WHAT’S ON in Term 3 in Year 3
INQUIRY UNIT – “Full STEAM Ahead with Simple Machines”
This term we are embracing one of the newest initiatives in global education. STEAM is an acronym meaning Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics! This inquiry unit is based on physical science. The students will extend on their knowledge of push and pull forces yet embrace the practices and information associated with the five STEAM strands. We shall be creating inventions and designing and testing a variety of scientific experiments. Exciting times loom in Term 3 for Year 3 in 2020!
Simple machines can be explored through the lens of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths (STEAM)
We can apply knowledge of science and technology to understand how one action causes another.
Science and technology may be applied to solve a problem.
Scientists follow a procedure to learn about the world.
Simple machines makes life easier by helping us move things.
What does the acronym STEAM mean?
What is the scientific procedure?
What happens when force is applied to an object?
How does friction change the movement of an object?
What are simple machines?
The students will continue to plan, create and up-level in VCOP Big Write sessions. We shall also focus on Explanation and Procedural Texts in Term 3. Our SMART Spelling Program is functioning consistently across our whole school. There is a focus on a new spelling principle each week and this is reflected via our chosen words for weekly homework.
Speaking and Listening are very important literacy skills. In Year 3 at GPS we take pride in giving our students opportunities to develop these skills in a variety of settings and dynamics. Students who speak and listen well are generally alert and engaged learners.
All students will continue having personal use of our Year 3 laptop computers, developing their skills with WORD and POWERPOINT. The students will be able to save and print work they have created. They will also be able to conduct their own research on the internet.
SPORT ON FRIDAYS
On Friday mornings we rotate our Year 3 classes across the four Year 3 teachers for a session of Sport. Over a four week rotation every student will be taught by every Year 3 teacher.
Sept 18 Last Day Term 3