What a term! For all of the Year 3 team, the highlight was getting back to full time school on campus. Here’s how we have spent the last two weeks.
Students have been working hard to complete their informative book on the website Book Creator, about a topic of their choice. Some children included contents pages, indexes and glossaries to make them more informative for the reader. They have done an amazing job of these, which are available on your child’s Seesaw to view. All Year 3 students also participated in a speaking presentation this week. They selected a topic, planned and delivered it in front of the class. The focus of this activity was our speaking skills. Students were encouraged to have eye contact, appropriate volume and pace, expression, and speak with confidence.
These are also available for viewing on Seesaw.
The children began learning about probability using coins and dice. They predicted outcomes for each task, completed various activities and discussed the concept of ‘fair’. We asked questions such as: “Which number came up the most?”; ‘Why do you think it did?”; “If we rolled the die again, do you think we would get the same results? Why?”
The next mathematical concept they investigated was Mapping. The students completed activities reading coordinates on a map. Finally, they made a treasure map of their own with instructions of how to find the treasure.
Bringing school to home
- Using a map, ask your child to find the coordinates for the next place you go to visit.
In Science, students have been learning how to classify living things based on categories such as mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and fish. They learned the features of each category. We also discussed vertebrates and invertebrates.
Students looked at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander classifications of living things. These included plants for eating and plants used for medicine. We also read two books, Minyjak an-gubay (animals we eat) and Minyjak gala an-gubay (animals we don’t eat). Both books were written in the Burarra language of central coastal Arnhem Land.
Bringing school to home
- Start looking at animals in your neighbourhood and try to work out what category or classification they belong to.
We hope you all have a safe and wonderful summer break. See you back at school on Monday, 19 July.
Year 3 Team
Rachel Collins (Head of Year 3), Kate Elliott, Jennifer Harbottle, Simone Maclay
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