GRADE 3

TERM 1

English

Reading & Comprehension

  • Students will be placed in differentiated groups for Guided Reading and novel work.
  • The students will be starting the year off by establishing good reading practise with the ‘First 20 Days of Reading’ program. They will then be focusing on understanding author’s purpose, making predictions throughout a text and develop their questioning skills.
  • During Reading Rotations students will be involved in a range of activities over the course of a week. These include independent reading, comprehension, teacher lead discussions and individual conferences and non-fiction text analysis.

Writing & Handwriting

  • Students will look at how creating a narrative plan is crucial in helping us write better narratives. This will lead onto developing a better understanding of how to create exciting and engaging beginnings of stories and what these may include. Towards the end of the term will will begin to look at persuasive writing.
  • In 2019 we continue our emphasis on neat, legible handwriting. It will be integrated into the curriculum through the student’s handwriting workbook with an emphasis on letter formation, correct use of lines and joined writing. The expectation is that all work is of a high standard.

Speaking & Listening

  • Students will be encouraged to respond during class discussions.They will have endless opportunities to share their ideas, ask questions and engage in a range of learning activities that benefits from group work and peer learning.

Grammar & Punctuation

  • In grammar students will be reviewing noun groups, adjectives, relating verbs, prepositions and prepositional phrases, action verbs, commands, adverbs, noun groups and verb tense (i.be. Past, present and future tense).

Spelling & Word Attack

  • Students will participate the Words Their Way program. Words Their Way is a word study program that places emphasis on the students understanding why words are spelt through learning common phonemes and spelling rules. The program has been developed so that students receive targeted spelling sessions that suit their own abilities as opposed to a class covering a single spelling list that my benefit some but not others.

Mathematics

NUMBER

  • Whole number and place value. (extended notation, pattern recognition, odd and even numbers)
  • Addition (vocabulary, mental strategies, digit addition with trading, problem solving)

MEASUREMENT

  • 2D & 3D - regular and irregular shapes 2D shapes, 3D nets.
  • Length & Area - Looking at formal units of measure. (mm, cm & m)

STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY

  • Data - Gathering data and displaying it visually as a graph.

Integrated Studies

CIVICS & CITIZENSHIP

Discussing rules in the classroom and within society and the benefits of having such rules in life. Students will be thinking about what it is to be a responsible and respectful learner and how this links with our our school values LEARN (Leadership, Excellence, Acceptance, Respect, Never give up).

GEOGRAPHY

Investigating how the Australian continent was divided into many Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander countries/territories/places and their links to varying languages and sacred sites.

HISTORY

Investigating how traditional stories are important to Country and Place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

Italian

Topics

  • In Italian students will focus on the topic ‘About Me.’ Students will be Introducing themselves and asking others questions. They will be able to say where they are going? Where they live and what activities they like doing. We will also be playing card games, singing, role playing and reading stories to extend our Italian vocabulary.

Homework

Topics

  • Homework will include:
  • Allocated spelling based on the ‘Words Their Way’ program.
  • Reading of their novel.
  • Mathletics and Reading Eggspress
  • Students will also be expected to complete a fortnightly task that they will bring to school and present to their peers.

Art

Topics

  • This term in art students will learn the essential skills needed to become a fantastic drawing artist. Some of the materials that will be used include, pencils - coloured and grey lead, coloured markers, pastels - oil and dry. It will certainly be a busy term especially with our artist study. Stay tuned and don't forget to check our out Art Blog from time to time.

Music

Topics

  • The focus in Grade 3 is musical styles. The students will be extending their knowledge of musical elements of beat, rhythm, pitch, dynamics, tempo and form by studying the styles of Calypso, Latin and Reggae. Through singing, listening, movement and playing they will gain a greater knowledge of different music styles.

Physical Education

Topics

  • Grade 3 will be working on consolidating on leaping, dodging, under-arm throwing, over-arm throwing and striking skills. This will be done during our minor and major game play of Cricket and Tennis using game sense play and practice appropriate safety considerations for these games.

Excursions

Topics

  • As part of our History unit ‘Importance of Country and Place’ the Year 3s will be attending an excursion to the Melbourne Museum.
 
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