WHAT’S ON in Term 4 in Year 3
INQUIRY UNIT – “Footprints of the Past”
Central Idea: Understanding Australia’s history helps us to move forward as a nation.
We can learn about the past by examining the narratives, myths and celebrations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
People can have different perspectives about the same events.
European settlement had a significant impact on Australia.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a strong connection to the land, sea, waterways and skies.
What was life like for the people of the Kulin Nation?
How do we learn about the history of Indigenous Australians?
How did life change for Indigenous Australians after European Settlement?
What significant events of the past brought about change?
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.
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.
Parent permission forms have already been sent home regarding camp in late November. Our Year 3 Camp is at Phillip Island and we are all very excited about this looming, new experience!
SOME DATES TO NOTE!
October 8 Term 4 begins!
October 15 GPS Poetry Week
October 16 Indigenous Performance in Junior Campus Hall
October 22 Year 3 Incursion regarding Indigenous language and food
November 21 Year 3 Camp at Phillip Island (3 days)
December 12 School Concert Evening
December 14 Whole School Science Day
December 21 Last Day of School!