Sunday, 24 July 2016

What's Happening in Year 3/4 in Term 3 ?????

Civics and Citizenship  

We will investigate the different cultural, religious and/or social groups to which they and others in the community belong. 


We will explore the days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia and the importance of symbols and emblems. Students will complete a personal inquiry into celebrations and commemorations in other places around the world; for example, Chinese New Year, Diwali, Hanukkah, the Moon Festival and Ramadan. We will also research the symbols, emblems and history of the Olympic Games and students will participate in an Olympic simulation.


The Beneath our Feet unit provides opportunities for students to explore how natural processes and human activity shape their surroundings. Students’ understanding of soils, rocks and landscapes and how they change over time is developed through hands-on activities and student-planned investigations. Students also investigate factors that affect the erosion of soils. 


Year 3 
  • Exploring a range of multiplication strategies and patterns
  • Solving division problems with and without remainders
  • Connecting multiplication and division
  • Investigating lines and angles 
  • Reading and writing numbers to 10 000
  • Using the extending mental strategies to add and subtract
  • Problem solving

Year 4 
  • Read, write and compare common fractions, and explore the connection between fractions and decimals
  • Working with polygons and symmetry 
  • Explore the properties of 3D shapes (prisms and pyramids)
  • Review a range of addition and subtraction strategies
  • Reading times and working with timelines and timetables
  • Explore the relationship between multiplication and division 
  • Investigate the angles of polygons



Through our Readers' Workshops students will continue to work towards their personal goals (Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, Expanding Vocabulary) and make their thinking visible. 

Our mini lessons will focus on supporting students comprehension:
-  in fiction through thinking about the characters; and
-  in non-fiction by getting the most from text features


Text Types – Writing to instruct (procedures), writing to inform (explanations), writing to entertain (poetry)
Mini Lesson Focus – Selecting words carefully (adverbs, adjectives, precise nouns), complex sentences, adding detail, punctuation, generating ideas, organising ideas (graphic organisers), editing skills (pit stops)

Grammar Focus - Adverbial phrases, prepositional phrases, verbs and tenses, apostrophes, compound words, onomatopoeia, spoonerisms, contractions and homophones

Keep an eye out on our blog for regular updates on what's happening in our classrooms.


  1. Sounds like excellent learning happening in 3/4. Mrs Norton

  2. Thank you so much for this information year 3/4 teachers! We appreciate the time and effort that you have all gone to provide us with this info :)
    Beneath our feet sounds like something I would love to learn about! And I can't wait for Aali to let us know what in the world a spoonerism is!!

  3. I am looking forward to learning more about rocks and soil. I loved collecting my rocks and soil I got them from Corin Forest.

  4. Thank you teachers for this information. Looks like year 3/4 are in for a fun term - cant wait to hear all about it from my kids

  5. Thanks for sharing your term plan with us, it certainly sounds like the year 3/4 students are in for a busy term with a diverse range of learning opportunities. It will be great to use the blog updates to have focussed conversations at home about what learning is happening at school.

  6. What a great plan! You certainly fit a lot into a term!

  7. Whoa! were going to do lots of stuff this term! I cant wait to do all of that exiting new learning!

  8. I love that we get to do stuff with rocks and soil.