BANYAN FIELDS PRIMARY SCHOOL
Students in Year 3 regularly take part in a variety of English and Mathematics lessons that are targeted to their next step of learning. Teachers work together to ensure that all students are offered engaging and appropriate work for their current stage of learning. Clear learning intentions and success criteria are planned for each lesson and shared with the students to enable them to get the most out of each lesson.
We understand the importance of developing digital citizens who have the competencies to navigate the digital world. We integrate digital technologies into our classrooms in a variety of ways to support this. We will also be introducing multimodal ways of presenting research or published work, by teaching children how to use programs like google slides.
Our Inquiry program gives all students in Year 3 a variety of opportunities to excel in all aspects of the school curriculum. Students will be rotating through different curriculum areas: Performing Arts (drama, dance and music), Geography and History (Australia and neighbouring countries) and Design and Technology (sustainability).
Year 3 students participate in level sport each week. These sessions focus on specific skills and game play, enabling students to learn, understand and enjoy a range of sports activities. Sports will include basketball, soccer and cricket.
The Year 3 students will be flexing their culinary muscles by taking part in our MasterChef program. Students will be learning about safe food handling and hygiene as well as how to use kitchen equipment safely. The MasterChef program also allows for real life application of some of the literacy and numeracy skills learned in the classroom such as: reading recipes, using metric measurements of volume, temperature and weight.
The Year 3 students will be given the opportunity to develop their bike skills and their understanding of how to remain safe when on a bike. These sessions will include the students learning about bike handling skills, traffic awareness and hazard identification.
Year 3 Camp is a 2 night, 3 day camp at the Briars Outdoor Education Camp in Mount Martha, at the end of Term 2. Students will have an amazing time developing their independence and resilience on many of the camp activities which may include archery, flying fox, giant swing, leap of faith and bush cooking. They may also take part in cooperative team building games and activities like billy carts, volleyball and the commando course.