Year Levels - Year 3

Year 3 Newsletter – Term 1, 2019
 
Welcome
Welcome to Year 3, 2019. We hope you all enjoyed your holidays and are ready for a busy term 1! We are pleased to introduce you to the 2019 Year 3 teachers:
·         Mrs Pooja Kochhar (3K – Room 16)
·         Mrs Rachel Zundovskis        (3Z – Room 17)
·         Mrs Brooke Hardy (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) (3HM – Room 18)
·         Miss Michelle Maglicic (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) (3HM – Room 18)
·         Miss Ghina De Guise (3D – Room 19)
·         Mrs Larissa Jordan (3/4 – Room 21)
·         Mrs Gem Bagdadi (3/4 – Room 21)
We are looking forward to working with you and your family this year. There are many exciting things happening this year.  Please feel free to come and see us at any stage; our doors are always open!
 
Important Dates / Upcoming Events
4 February – 15 February - Swimming Program (Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s)
Thursday 28 February - Three Way Conferences (Student Free Day)
Thursday 7 March - Brainstorm Production ‘Being Brave’
Monday 11March - Labour Day Public Holiday (No School)
Tuesday 19 March - School Photos
Friday 5 April - Last day of School, 2.30pm finish
 
Homework
Homework will commence in Week 4. Each week your child will be given their homework tasks which will consist of 10 personal spelling words, Literacy (reading or writing) or Integrated Curriculum task and a Numeracy task. All tasks will be at your child’s learning level and all topics have been covered in the classroom. Teachers will ensure that each homework task is explained and demonstrated. If your child finds the homework too difficult to do with some support and encouragement, please let the classroom teacher know so this can be addressed.
Homework is a compulsory part of the Year 3 curriculum. Students who do not return their homework on time and to a good standard will be spoken with. These students will use some of their own time to complete the tasks at school if this is the case.
Please continue to listen to your child read and practise their addition and subtraction facts each night. Some students may be learning and practising multiplication and the related division facts.
Homework will be given to students on each Thursday and is to be returned on the following Tuesday.
 
Diaries
This year the students will be using a diary. The diary will replace the Reading Log and can also be used as a communication tool for parents and teachers. Students will be able to record important information relating to activities that occur at school. At the back of the diary, absent notes are provided for you to use when your child is absent.
 
Attendance
It is important students come to school every day to help them achieve their full potential and to feel engaged with school activities and their friends. If your child is away, please ensure a note is sent to the teacher explaining their absence when they return to school or alternatively you can update your child’s absence on compass.
 
Uniform
Term 1 is ‘No Hat, No Play’. Students without hats will have their play restricted to areas under the blue shade in the lunch breaks. Please make sure your child has a hat for sun protection. All students need to wear their full summer uniform, including supportive BLACK school shoes every day. Please remember to clearly label all of your child’s belongings.
 
Timetable Change
This year we will be changing to 6 sessions a day. The sessions will be according to the following times:
Soft Start:
Session 1:
Session 2:
Session 3:
Lunch Eating
First Lunch:
Session 4:
Session 5:
Second Lunch:
Session 6:
Social & Emotional
8:45am
to
9.00am
9.00am
to
9:47am
9:47am
to
10:34am
10:34am
to
11:21am
11:21am
to
11:36am
11:36am
to
12:16pm
12:16pm
to
1:03pm
1:03pm
to
1:50pm
1:50pm
to
2:20pm
2:20pm
to
3:07pm
3:07pm
to
3:15pm
 
Reminder that lunch orders are to be ordered online by 8:30am using https://www.flexischools.com.au/ .
 
 
SPECIALIST TIMETABLE
 
3K
3Z
3HM
3D
ICT
Wednesday
Monday
Monday
Monday
PE
Monday
Wednesday
Wednesday
Wednesday
Science
Wednesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Wednesday
Arts
 
Wednesday
Wednesday
Friday
Italian
Wednesday
Friday
Wednesday
Wednesday
 
Literacy
Reading and Viewing:
·         Reading for meaning, finding and explaining the main ideas in a story and making inferences.
·         Reading for different purposes; that is, enjoyment, research and finding relevant information.
·         Developing and using strategies for working out the meaning of unfamiliar words and words in context.
·         Answering questions about texts verbally, in writing and from multiple-choice options while justifying and proving answers.
 
Writing:
·         Learning to use correct punctuation, spelling and paragraphs when writing sentences and texts.
·         Learning to plan and write ideas in sequence and express opinions with their own reasons.
·         Using sound, syllable and familiar patterns to assist and improve their working knowledge of spelling, using the THRASS approach.
·         Developing neat handwriting that is carefully formed and consistent in size and slope.
 
Speaking and Listening:
·         Listening attentively to retell and summarise accurately.
·         Asking and answering questions, volunteering information and justifying their opinions.
·         Practising using appropriate tone and volume in all speaking situations.
·         Sharing their ideas, insights and discoveries clearly with others.
 
Numeracy
Number and Algebra:
·         Using place value to determine the size and order of whole numbers to tens of thousands then applying this knowledge to solve addition and subtraction problems.
·         Revising and learning addition facts using the strategies.
·         Recognising the relationship between addition and subtraction.
·         Recalling the multiplication and related division facts of 2, 5 and 10.
 
Measurement and Geometry:
  • Creating and interpreting simple grid maps to show positions and pathways.
 
Statistics and Probability:
  • Creating and interpreting simple graphs, making factual statements about the information in the graphs.
·         Using everyday opportunities to gather information, record data and make accurate statements about their findings.
·         Conducting chance experiments, identifying and describing possible outcomes and recognise variation in results.