This is the first year that students are part of the senior school. This means that they can now participate in their first athletics carnival and cross country championships.
The Year 3 camp is at Adanac camp,Yarra Junction for one night, in Term 3. This is their first camp and we encourage all students to attend,to give them opportunities to learn many important life skills.
Our school student well being program is based on the Resilience, Rights & Respectful relationships program and we continue to develop mindfulness strategies for personal wellbeing.
We offer many exciting incursions and excursions that link to our main area of investigation for the term. Aboriginal studies are linked to literacy learning. Science learning covers Effects of adding and removing heat (Chemical) and Rotation and Erosion ( Earth and Space). Technology learning investigates Forces used to create movement. Year 3 students look at change over time in the Glen Waverley local community. They study the geography of Australia and learn about where it's states and territories are located. Students also research health and well-being.
The Year 3 coding program teaches EV3, making simple machines with lego and LightBot, a puzzle game based on coding that teaches programming logic.
Our Year 3 'Swim and Survive' program is a water safety incursion, conducted by trained lifesavers.
Other activities will be placed on the Year 3 blog, as they occur.
SEMESTER TWO 2019
Year 3 students read a variety texts and applied comprehension strategies to develop strategies in locating literal (stated) and inferential (implied) meaning. They continued to explore visual, meaning and sound strategies to build their spelling ability. Students furthered their skill in writing information reports, narratives and procedural texts, taking inspiration from a range of fiction and non-fiction texts. They progressed their public speaking capacity as well as active listening during presentations.
Year 3 students ordered fractions and decimals using real life examples. They extended their understanding of multiplication and division. Students became more proficient with the four number operations through problem solving. They focused on telling the time and measuring the length, mass and capacity of objects with greater accuracy. Students explored two and three dimensional shapes and angles, and located items according to their position. They collated, graphed and interpreted data. Students investigated the likelihood of events through chance experiments.
Year 3 students explored important Australian and international celebrations, and the symbols, significance and history of these events. They compared and made links between celebrations enjoyed in their own culture, and other cultures, such as ANZAC Day, Lunar New Year, Eid Al Fitur, Pesach, Vesak and Christmas. Students investigated several celebrations in detail, and presented their learning in information reports, posters and oral presentations.
Parents are most welcome to help in our classrooms, in the library, on excursions and camps and on our parent group committee and School Council committees.
All parents who assist in any way must have a Working With Children Check. This card must be presented at the office when parents sign in