We ended Term 3 with a culmination of our learning of the term by participating in a Gallery Viewing with all of the Grade 3/4 classes. The students were a little nervous and excited too. Throughout Term 3 students researched and wrote about various Melbourne Landmarks. Towards the end of the term they worked diligently on creating a 3D model of a Melbourne Landmark and presenting one of those Melbourne Landmarks firstly to their class and classroom teacher and then to all their peers through a Gallery viewing. There were lots of interesting dialogue, questions and answers between students.
This term in our Reading sessions we are continuing to build our skills and knowledge and apply them through a variety of learning tasks. Some of these tasks include working in pairs and small groups with the teacher to further develop student reading and comprehension skills.
In Writing our focus is on Procedural Writing. We are using the structure of this text type to explore the writing of recipes, instructions for games and investigations in our Science unit. The students are further developing their skills in grammar, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary and sentence structure.
In our Mathematics sessions, the students are continuing to consolidate their knowledge in key learning areas. We have started Term 4 with a unit on Money and Financial Mathematics. Some of the learning has included lots of adding and subtracting of money and working out the correct change. During the term we will cover topics such as Mass, Length, Perimeter and Area. Students will further develop their Mental Mathematics strategies on a daily basis. I encourage you to support your child to further develop and fine tune their times tables facts.
Financial Mathematics - We enjoyed making and playing a game called 'Claim the Totals’, ask your child about it.
In our Religion unit of work, we are presently focusing on The Annunciation and the Rosary.
We are focusing on Mary as Jesus’ first disciple. During the term will be building on students' knowledge by investigating and celebrating Advent. The students will be researching and reading scripture and relating their understanding to the symbols of the Jesse Tree.
In Inquiry this term the students are investigating a science unit related to Physical and Chemical Science. They will be involved in learning how a change of state between liquids and solids is caused by differing temperatures. Students will be predicting, comparing and explaining results from classroom based experiments. We have begun the term with brainstorming heat sources.
We are looking forward to a fun, exciting and challenging term in year 3/4LC, where it is okay to make mistakes, because after all that’s how we learn.
Year 3/4LC teacher Mrs Liana Caligiuri