Year 3

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. 

Inquiry units

Civics & Citizenship

In Year 3, Students will learn about the difference between rules and laws and we will explore the purpose and importance of rules in our society.

Geography

In Grade 3, students will begin to explore South America, Africa and Australia using a globe, wall map or electronic atlas. Grade 3 students will also research the main types of vegetation and native animals in the Australian climate and compare them with those found in Africa or South America. Students will become familiar with Australia and be able to describe their characteristics including states, territories and natural characteristics. Additionally, students will investigate how the Australian continent was, and still is, divided into many Aboriginal Countries and Torres Strait Islander places, developing an understanding of maps, geographical features and other sources such as traditional owners.

History

In Grade 3, students will be exploring different roles of people with diverse backgrounds. Students will have the opportunity to look at the local community, the role that they play as an individual in the community and how roles and responsibilities have changed over time.  Students will also explore the ways in which Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal peoples are connected to their country and place. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about the first fleet, and the impact it had on Australia and the Indigenous population. Students will be able to share the causes and reasons for the first fleet journey.

 

Performing Arts

In Year 3, students will experience a range of aspects of Drama, Music and Dance. Throughout the year we will be participating in role-plays, using voice and actions to act out different character perspectives. We will explore and perform using a range of musical techniques.

Design and Technology

For Design and Technology students will explore different Design and Technology occupations. We will conduct investigations and experiments where we learn to understand and test the suitability of materials. Students will put components together to represent a visual model of a product. We will investigate ideal conditions, tools and equipment needed for certain animal and plant productions. Students will learn to identify where and explain why certain foods are grown or produced in certain countries around the world.

Level Sport

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.

MasterChef

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.

Bike Education

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. 

Briars Camp

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.

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