Reading & Comprehension

  • Students will be placed in differentiated groups for Guided Reading and novel work.
  • They will focus on the skills: predicting and questioning.
  • There is a specific comprehension based activity each week in class.
  • During Guided Reading students will be completing specific activities in areas such as finding the main idea and comparing and contrasting.

Writing & Handwriting

  • Term 1 will see a strong focus on ‘enhancing sentences’ (providing more detailed, descriptive sentences using more interesting adjectives and verbs). The focus later in the term will be on producing engaging orientations within a narrative piece. Towards the end of the term will will begin to look at persuasive writing.
  • In 2018 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.
  • Students will be working on a Create project that they will need to present to the class.

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 ( Past, present and future tense).

Spelling & Word Attack

  • Students will begin 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.



  • Whole number and place value. (extended notation, pattern recognition, rounding)

  • Addition (vocabulary, mental strategies, digit addition with trading, problem solving)


  • 3D & 2D - regular and irregular shapes 2D shapes, 3D nets.

  • Length & Perimeter - Looking at formal units of measure. (mm, cm & m)


  • Chance and Data - compare the likelihood of everyday events, data representation and interpretation.

Integrated Studies


In Term 1 the Year 3 students will be learning about ‘heat’. We will look at how heat is produced and how it transfers between objects.


Discussing rules in the classroom and within society and the benefits of having such rules in life.


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.


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



  • 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 will include:
  • Allocated spelling based on the ‘Words Their Way’ program.
  • Reading of their novel.
  • Weekly "Contract" worksheet, supplemented by Reading Eggspress and Mathletics.
  • From time to time students may be asked to complete (at home) some work that the teacher believes is important.



  • 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.



  • Through singing, games, playing and listening students will be extending their knowledge of musical elements of beat, rhythm, pitch, dynamics, tempo and form. Students will use techniques in playing ostinato, question and answer and canons. Through listening and playing they will gain a greater knowledge of different music styles. Students will also be involved in some drama activities.

Physical Education


  • 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.



  • 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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