Year Three

TERM 2 NEWSLETTER 2018

 

Welcome to Term 2! Following the success of Term 1 we are looking forward to building upon the skills gained so far this year. Our program will cater for the individual learning needs of each child in all subject areas.


The Premiers Reading Challenge has begun and we encourage you all to participate and help your child log their books at home.


NAPLAN will commence in week five, although we are expecting each child to try their very best, we will be ensuring it is a stress free experience.


Class

Specialist

Day

3/22

Art

PE

Music

LOTE

Performing Arts

Monday

Thursday  

Thursday

Tuesday

Thursday

3/23

Art

PE

Music

LOTE

Performing Arts

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

Tuesday

N/A in Term 1

3/24

Art

PE

Music

LOTE

Performing Arts

Monday

Thursday  

Thursday

Tuesday

Thursday

3/25

Art

PE

Music

LOTE

Performing Arts

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

Tuesday

N/A in Term 1

 

Key Dates for Term 2:

  • ANZAC DAY Wednesday 25th April – Public Holiday
  • Cross Country Wednesday 2nd May
  • NAPLAN 15th- 17th May
  • Parent Teacher Interviews Thursday 7th June 3.45pm – 7.15pm
  • Curriculum Day – Friday 8th June
  • Queen’s Birthday Monday 11th June
  • Science Works Excursion  Wednesday 20th June
  • Term 2 finishes Friday 29th June (Early Dismissal, 2.30pm)


Communication:

Our primary communication tool is Class Dojo, please make sure you have signed up. Dojo can be used for student absence explanations and for teachers to provide relevant information throughout the year. Urgent messages are to be made via a phone call to the office.

 

Events/ activities significant to Year 3:

  • Cross Country
  • Science Works Excursion
  • NAPLAN
  • Premiers Reading Challenge
  • Year level sport

 

English:

We will continue to use our whole school programs in Reading, Writing and Spelling. Students will engage in learning CAFÉ strategies, completing Daily 5 activities and understanding spelling patterns and phonics through the SPALDING Program. We will also be revising the 7 Steps to Writing Success and VCOP and Big Write during Writing sessions.


Mathematics:

This term we will be covering the following topics:

Measurement – focusing on length

Operations – working in maths groups to unpack concepts about addition and subtraction

Place Value – recognise, model and represent numbers up to 10,000

Multiplication – emphasis on times tables

 

Wellbeing:

This year the whole school will be using the THRIVE program and this will focus on positive education and various areas of wellbeing for your child and our school community. The key values are: Enjoy positive emotions, be healthy, try your best, relate well, get involved, live your values.

 

Digital Technologies:

The Year 3 students will be accessing Reading Eggs and Mathletics during ICT sessions. They will have their current skills updated and refreshed for programs such as Word. They are learning to correctly save and retrieve their work from folders on the school server.


2018

TERM 1 NEWSLETTER