2018 Curriculum outline Grade 3

TERM 1 CURRICULUM OUTLINE

 

Class: 3                                          Teachers: (A) Sarah Jackson, (B) Lillian Hancock,      

                                                                    (C) Simon Presljak

English

 

Reading

Although each reading group has a focus specific to their learning needs, these are some of the reading and comprehension skills we will be focussing on as a whole class throughout the term:

 

Distinguishing between Real and Make Believe, Identifying the Main Idea, Fact and Opinion

 

Writing

Recount—students plan, create, edit and publish a recount, focusing on an experience

Narrative – students plan, create, edit and publish a narrative, focussing on characters, setting and plot development, with a horror focus

Information Report (autobiography)- students will be gathering and researching information about their own life, with links to our Integrated topic Me and My Place

Mathematics

 

Number and Algebra –

-       Investigate the conditions required for a number to be odd or even and identify odd and even

-       Place Value (recognise, make, explain, numbers up to five digits, naming the place value of each digit)

 

Measurement and Geometry –

-       Create and interpret simple grid maps to show position and pathways

-       Time (tell time to the minute and investigate the relationship between units of time, convert between units of time)

 

Statistics and Probability –

-       Data (collect, record, interpret and compare data displays with and without the use of digital technologies)

Integrated Studies

 

This term we are learning about communities, laws and government systems that make up our Australian identity. In this unit of study, students will learn about: 

 

  • The purpose of government and some familiar services provided by government, particularly at the local level
  • The purpose of creating rules for groups and how rules and laws affect them
  • Explore voting as a key method for group decision making in a democracy.
  • Explore how individuals participate in their community, cultural diversity and how belonging to different groups can shape personal identity
  • Investigate how and why people choose to remember significant events
  • Analyse key events which contributed to the development of the Australian nation

 

Students will also have the opportunity to create their own learning journey on the topic, by selecting a community group to research and present to their peers.

Homework

 

Students have weekly spelling words to practise and are expected to complete homework by the day stated by teachers. They are also encouraged to read on a nightly basis. This can be books (from home, school or local library), magazines, newspapers and ebooks. The 3’s will visit the library every Tuesday.

Students who don’t complete tasks during class time or hand in their homework may be asked to complete tasks during break times. 

Life Skills

 

Life skills is a program developed to promote optimal student wellbeing, as well as instil mindfulness in children. Students will explore a variety of calming and mindfulness strategies to embed in their daily routines, as well as provide the ability to draw from a bank of strategies during times of stress, or when problems arise.

Important Dates

 

Welcome to the Classroom          Tues 13th  Feb

3/4 camp                                       Wed 7th – Fri 9th Feb

Labour Day holiday                       Mon 12th Mar

Last Day of Term                          Fri 29th Mar

TERM 2 CURRICULUM OUTLINE

 

Class: 3                                          Teachers: (A) Sarah Jackson, (B) Lillian Hancock,      

                                                                    (C) Simon Presljak

English

 

Reading

Although each reading group has a focus specific to their learning needs, these are some of the reading and comprehension skills we will be focussing on as a whole class throughout the term:

 

Interpreting Figurative Language, Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences, Identifying the Author’s Purpose, Finding the Main Idea and Recalling Facts and Details

 

Writing

Persuasive- students will be composing for and against arguments based on a series of topics, using persuasive devices, such as facts and statistics, rhetorical questions and emotive language

Poetic Narrative – students plan, create, edit and publish a narrative, focussing on characters, setting and plot development, with a poetic focus.

Information Report – students will be researching and paraphrasing information based on Australian fauna and flora with links to our Integrated topic.

Mathematics

 

Number and Algebra – Addition and Subtraction (recall addition and subtraction facts, apply efficient addition and subtraction strategies to solve problems, estimating and calculating purchases of items and change to the nearest 5 cents)

 

Measurement and Geometry – Length (read and measure objects using metric units, order and compare units according to their measurements using scaled instruments)

Angles (identify, make and compare angle sizes in everyday situations)

 

Statistics and Probability – Data and Probability (conduct chance experiments, identify possible outcomes of experiments, describe possible everyday events and order their chances of probability, justify variations in the results of chance experiments)

Integrated Studies

 

This term students research Australian plants and animals to understand that living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things. In this unit of study, students will learn about: 

-       How living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things

-       Explore living things and their life cycle, for example the life cycle of a plant

-       How the environment supports living things and how they survive, as well as how living things depend on each other to survive

-       Ways to protect our natural and built environment, by promoting and engaging  in sustainable practices and resources, for example maintaining and cultivating the class garden and wildlife corridor

Students will also have the opportunity to conduct a range of scientific experiments and to record their observations and experiences in their journal.

 

 

Homework

 

Students have weekly spelling words to practise and are expected to complete homework by the day stated by teachers. They will also have the opportunity to build connections between home and school by engaging in maths tasks or projects according to the topic. Students are also encouraged to read on a nightly basis. This can be books (from home, school or local library), magazines, newspapers and ebooks. The 3s will visit the library every Friday (3A 3B) & Wednesday (3C). Students who don’t complete tasks during class time or hand in their homework may be asked to complete tasks during break times. 

Important Dates

 

ANZAC Day

Tuesday 25th April

NAPLAN

 

Tuesday 15th to Thursday the 17th of May

Queen’s Birthday

Incursion

Monday 11th of June

Friday 18th May

Parent Teacher Interviews

Tuesday 26th of June

 

 

TERM 3 CURRICULUM OUTLINE

 

Class: 3                             Teachers: (A) Sarah Jackson, (B) Lillian Hancock (C) Simon Presljak                                                                  

English

Reading

Although each reading group has a focus specific to their learning needs, these are some of the reading and comprehension skills we will be focussing on as a whole class throughout the term:

 

Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences, Compare and Contrast, Distinguishing between Fact and Opinion, Summarising and Understanding Sequence

 

Writing

Poetry – familiarise and analyse various styles of poetry including: Alliteration, Limerick, Cinquain, Rhyming Couplet, Haiku, Diamantes, Free Verse. Students will plan and compose different types of poetry and publish in a poetry booklet.

Discussion –research, plan and create a discussion writing piece, offering two points of view relating to a topic, concluding with the student’s own opinion.

Information Report – students will be inquiring, researching and paraphrasing information based on Australia’s first peoples and the significant ways Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are connected to Country and Place before European Settlement.

Mathematics

Number and Place Value – multiplication and division, linking the relationship between both operations with repeated addition, groups of, arrays and equal sharing; fractions.

 

Measurement and Geometry – area and 3D shape

 

Statistics and Probability – Probability (conduct chance experiments, identify possible outcomes of experiments, describe possible everyday events and order their chances of probability, justify variations in the results of chance experiments)

Integrated Studies

This term, we are learning about Australia’s first peoples and the significant ways Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are connected to Country and Place and the effects on their daily lives. In this unit of study, students will learn about: 

-perspectives of people from the past.

-the nature of contact between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and others, for example, the Macassans and the Europeans, and the effects of these interactions.

-the significance of Country and Place to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who belong to a local area

-one significant narrative, myth or celebration from the past

-the significance of Australian celebrations, symbols and emblems

-the origin and content features of primary sources when describing the significance of people, places and events

 

Students will have the opportunity to inquire and investigate further into Australia’s first peoples based on an idea or question of their choosing. 

Homework

Students have weekly spelling words to practise and are expected to complete homework by the day stated by teachers. They will also have the opportunity to build connections between home and school by engaging in maths tasks or projects according to the topic. Students are also encouraged to read on a nightly basis. This can be books (from home, school or local library), magazines, newspapers and ebooks. The 3s will visit the library every week, according to their grades timetable.

Students who don’t complete tasks during class time or hand in their homework, may be asked to complete tasks during break times.  

Important Dates

Excursion

School Concert

TBA

10th- 13th of September