WHAT’S ON in Term 2 in Year 3
The characteristics of places determine where people choose to live.
Australia has a range of natural environments throughout its states and territories.
When using natural resources, humans need to consider the way how they connect and the impact of overuse.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a custodial responsibility for their country which influences their view of sustainability.
How do we identify and compare the characteristics of different environments?
Where and what are the major characteristics of Australia’s natural environment?
How do we manage our natural resources in different parts of Australia?
To complement our continued work on number processes and place value, the children will undertake learning about length and area, subtraction, angles, 2D shapes, slides and turns.
Many wonderful things are happening with Literacy in Year 3. Via our rotated literacy groups, students improve their skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening. Our main writing genres in Term 2 are narratives, persuasive texts and information reports. We shall continue to do more VCOP related ‘Big Write’ sessions too. In Year 3 the students are choosing their own texts for reading at home however some students are being given prescribed texts to read and comprehend at home.
WORD and POWERPOINT are the main two programs the students will be using in Term 2. The students will also be searching for information on the internet and by the end of this semester every Year 3 class will have completed four sessions of coding with our information technology Expert in Residence instructor.
The homework routine will not change in Term 2. Everybody will have their weekly spelling words to practise plus one spelling activity and one maths activity to complete. Students are also to conduct their own personal reading at home and they are expected to write the titles of books they read into their Homework Books. The homework has been designed for Year 3 students to do independently but it is always great to see parents taking an interest in what their children are doing for homework.
NAPLAN is a National Assessment Program for all students in Year 3, Year 5, Year 7 and Year 9. May 14th, 15th and 16th are the days set for NAPLAN. Our Year 3 students are already well prepared for this program from their first three full years of school. We shall communicate with parents prior to NAPLAN Week about any required details.
OUTDOORS ON TUESDAYS
On Tuesdays at noon we rotate our Year 3 classes across the four Year 3 teachers for a session of Sport or Garden Science. Over a four week rotation every student will be taught by every Year 3 teacher.
April 23rd First Day of Term