Sunday, 22 July 2018

What's on in Term 3 in Year 3




WHAT’S ON in Term 3 in Year 3 



  INQUIRY UNIT – “Full STEAM Ahead”

 

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 2018!

MATHS
During Term 3 all Year 3 students will receive explicit instruction on multiplication, division, addition and subtraction. The students will also have opportunities to learn more strategies to work with these operations and to successfully calculate equations and solve problems. We shall also be working with symmetry and the collection, representation and interpretation of data.

ENGLISH

Our literacy programs continue to evolve with a blend of different dynamics and routines. All Year 3 classrooms operate streamed literacy groups with weekly guided reading activities. The Year 3 teachers are also committed to have an individual personal reading conference with each student every fortnight.
The students will continue to plan, create and up-level in VCOP Big Write sessions. We shall also focus on Poetry 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.
 ICT

The Year 3 students will be using the Stop Motion App, amongst other functions, on iPads this term. All students will also 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.  

 HOMEWORK
 

The homework routine will not change in Term 3. 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.
 
OUTDOORS ON THURSDAYS
On Thursdays at 12noon 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.
 

SOME DATES TO NOTE





July 16             Term 3 begins
July 17             CodingBotics Incursion
July 31              Curriculum Day
August 7          Woodwork Incursion
August 21-23  One Little Cup Musical days and nights
August 31        Fathers’ Day Breakfast
Sept 3              Poetry Week
Sept 10            Celebrating HERRRBY Week
Sept 19            Year 3 STEAM Expo
Sept 21            Last Day of Term 3 (Footy Fever Day)
 

 

 

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

What's On in Term 2


WHAT’S ON in Term 2 in Year 3 

2018


 

 INQUIRY UNIT – “Awesome Australia”

This term we are undertaking an Inquiry Unit titled "Awesome Australia!" Our inquiry learning will be about the different natural environments in Australia, the living and non-living things within these environments and how people affect (and sometimes enhance) the balance of nature.
                                                                                                               
         
MATHS


To complement our continued work on number processes and place value, the children will undertake learning about length and area, geometric reasoning, location and algebra! We shall continue to set a program where students participate in maths lessons with their own classroom teacher but twice a week students will be in mixed groups with potentially any of the Year 3 teaching staff. During Term 1, the students relished this opportunity to work with different students and teachers.


ENGLISH


 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.

ICT

WORD and POWERPOINT are the main two programs the students will be using in Term 2. 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.


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HOMEWORK


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

NAPLAN is a National Assessment Program for all students in Year 3, Year 5, Year 7 and Year 9. May 15th, 16th and 17th 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 THURSDAYS

On Thursdays 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 students will be taught by every Year 3 teacher.



SOME DATES TO NOTE!
April 16th                        First Day of Term
April 17th                        School Photo Day
April 25th                        ANZAC Day holiday
April 30th                        Curriculum Day
May 2nd                          Whole School Blue Bush Bash
May 21st                         Year 3 Beach Excursion
June 11th                        Queen’s Birthday holiday
Week beginning June 18th      Expo of Year 3 Projects
June 26th                        Whole School Opera Invisit
June 29th                        Last Day of Term