Grade 3/4 with Todd, Renee, Jordy, Emily, Dani & Joseph!
We can’t believe we are in the final term of the year! We would love to officially welcome Renee to the 3/4 Team. Term 4 brings the year to an exciting end. With things such as the end of year concert, swimming, Arts Gala and incursions. No doubt many more memories will be made.
This Term in the 3/4 area our Inquiry topic is, ‘Innovation’ with a strong focus on student driven personal inquiry. Students will explore the design process through incursions and guest speakers. They will explore the different types of materials used through design and the positive and negative impacts products have. Students will end the unit with a creation of their very own design.
Grade 3/4 students will continue Science in Term 3. It runs on a rotating basis between the Grade 3/4 teachers. The students will learn about four Science branches; Chemistry, Forces, Space and Biology, this Term. As well as completing experiments and testing hypotheses, students will conduct their own investigations.
We will continue to reinforce our ICT agreement, students will be involved in a variety of activities to promote cyber safety.
Students will continue learning to code using Code.org, showing off their technical skills with games and learning coding language.
This term in Mathematics students will explore operation concepts in particular concepts that involve fractions, decimals, patterns and algebra. Students will also be involved in a hands on unit on shape and angles as well as symmetry and location.
Homework choice boards will continue in Week 1. Students should choose one task to complete each week; the tasks are short and fun activities linked to the topics we are covering in class. Students will have access to Mathletics Study Ladder as additional homework tasks. Basic Facts will be regularly tested and sent home too. We recommend a combination of all the above activities, and home reading, between 10-15 mins per night.
Reading this term will incorporate several different methods of teaching, from guided reading to reading rotations. Students will use a variety of fiction and non-fiction text to practice understanding sequence as well as continue to explore cause and effect. Students will also use a variety of texts to explore many more reading strategies to improve their comprehension.
In Term 4 Writing students will write procedural texts to link in with their Inquiry of ‘Innovation’. Students will also have the opportunity to write an information report on many different topics and exploring best research techniques and paraphrasing.
The 3/4 team, Todd, Renee, Jordy, Emily, Joseph & Dani