Year 3


English

This term, Year 3 students will be studying the Informative text "Our World - Bardi Jaawi - Life at Ardiyooloon" about a remote community in northern Western Australia and comparing it to our local community. Students will learn that texts can be responded to and composed differently in varied personal, social and cultural contexts, to inform and educate the reader. Year 4 classes will be exploring the contextual concepts of narrative, connotation, imagery and symbolism using a range of literature including Tim Winton's “Blueback”. Students will be required to respond to and compose a range of texts that express viewpoints about the idea of personal and social responsibility for sustainable futures.


Mathematics

Topics to be covered this term include addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, as well as measurement and geometry, decimals, fractions, probability, statistics and data. All classes practice times tables daily to help with multiplication and division work, but it is also important for students to do these at home for additional learning. Students continue to use the online tool Matific to help with their learning. If you would like to know more about Matific, please speak to your child’s teacher.


Science

Mr Harris will be conducting most of Stage 2’s Science lessons this term except for 3OH; Mrs James will be their Science teacher. Year 3 will be learning about night and day.


Geography

This term, Year 3 are studying "Features of Australia" including how and why places are the same or different, how people can use places more sustainably and how people's perceptions influence their views about the protection of places.


Creative Arts

Year 3 classes continue to improve their skills and understanding in visual arts, music, dance and drama. This will culminate in the Stage 2 Performance in late August, and the CLC Concert in September.


PD/H/PE

This term, Year 3 will be studying Child Protection as part of their Health unit. Students will also continue with the Bounce Back program – a program that helps students to develop resilience, improve their wellbeing, and teach them fundamental social and emotional skills. For Fitness, students participate in at least 15 minutes of Fundamental Movement Skills every day. Friday sport will see students participate in activities such as hockey, gymnastics, walking, soccer, softball and more.