Year 3 News | Term 4 Week 8


We are finishing up our class novel ‘Misery Guts’ by Morris Gleitzman. We have been discussing if the move to Australia has helped in resolving many of Keith’s family problems and how this experience has changed them as a family.

Most of the students in Year 3 have returned their Library books and we request any outstanding books be returned as soon as possible please.

As borrowing has finished for the year, we encourage students to trial online book borrowing through the following link  This is a brilliant system where you can ‘borrow’ books (including audio books!) to read online. Available books cover all age ranges (so could interest students as well as parents).  This is a relatively new initiative at AISHK and we are really keen to know what you think of it!

Please note, students need to sign in with their school email to access their account and once signed in there is an option to download the app to IOS or Android on their chosen device. If you are after a particular book we don’t have in the library, you may request it via email ( or within the app on your device.


We will be reviewing many of the topics covered throughout 2019. The Australian curriculum is designed to revisit concepts year after year and revision at this stage of the year will set students up well for 2020 in Year 4 (can you believe we are looking over the horizon to 2020?)


Students are using their knowledge of Australian states to produce a brochure. The aim is to create a descriptive kid travel brochure on three different locations around Australia. Ask your child which three locations they have chosen, if they know the distances between them and how they would travel  (i.e. Sydney to Melbourne is 880km so it’s best to fly)


The Year 3’s have enjoyed programming motorised Lego WeDo models in ICT with Mr Ohlson. These kits introduce young students to robotics. Students have built LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors; programmed their models; and explored a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities while developing their skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics as well as language and literacy. They were set the task of manipulating their models through code to move around an obstacle course.

We are so excited to host a Year 3 Robotic Olympics to celebrate and reward student efforts in ICT. It will be held in the 4th Floor gym on the last Monday of the term.

Jingle and Mingle Evening

On Thursday 5th December, we have our Jingle and Mingle carols evening for AISHK families. Starting at about 4:00 pm, families are welcome to bring their picnic rugs and enjoy some carols and student performances on the AISHK Field. Students have been working in their house groups on some wonderful traditional Christmas carols. Each house has been feverishly practising so don’t miss this delightful event to celebrate with your children.

Primary Speech Day

Primary Speech Day being held on Tuesday 10th December 2019, with Year 3-6 starting at 9:30am. The event will be at AISHK this year. More details to follow.

Students in Years 3-6, girls should wear the school dress, blazer and black stockings and boys should wear black long pants, blazer and tie.

Important dates for the term:

Here is what’s in store and some important dates to remember:

  • Wednesday 4th December (Week 9): Transition Day (where Year 3s will have a session in a Year 4 classroom)
  • Thursday 5th December (Week 9): Primary Swimming Carnival, venue AISHK pool, more information to come
  • Thursday 5th December (Week 9): Jingle and Mingle Carols and BBQ
  • Tuesday 10th December (Week 10): Year 3-6 Speech Day, Auditorium 9:30 am
  • Wednesday 11th December (Week 10): End of Year (half-day and mufti)

From the Year 3 Team