Our Middle School Teachers
3E: Hayley Evans | 3P: Julia Prociw-Charalambous | 3/4B: Carol Barty
4A: Denise Anderson | 4JW: Brenda Jamieson & Meagan Ward
Dear Parents/ Guardians
Welcome to Grades 3 and 4
The beginning of Grade 3 is a fantastic transition for students as they begin their middle years education. Formerly part of the junior school, students of Grade 3 are introduced to a wide range of exciting environment that involves them becoming independent thinkers and learners.
Our classroom based programs focus on Numeracy, Literacy and Challenged Based Learning. Students are also involved in:
Welcome back to Term 1!!
Behalf of Oak Park Primary School we hope everyone had a safe break! All of the 3/4 teachers are very excited about
what we have planned for our first term and we can't wait to get started. As always, the teaching and learning programs will be structured so that they cater for the full range of student abilities, and each student’s learning needs are met.
CBL Topic – Systems
Our Year 3 and 4 students will be investigating the way in which technology is ever increasing and looking at different systems in simple machines. From global warming to electric cars, batteries are a big part of our future, so we believe that our students need to understand the essentials of battery chemistry and electricity. Our mission this term is to Make Something Move! (stored electrical energy)
Reading sessions will involve a variety of activities related to selected fiction and factual texts centred. Students will participate in regular Guided Reading sessions, which will continue to develop their reading strategies and comprehension skills. In particular, all students will be in learning and practising strategies that will assist them
to decode unfamiliar words and then find the meaning of these words. These activities will emphasise reading for meaning, information and enjoyment. Students will be required to read each night at home (including fiction, non fiction, magazines and newspapers). Students will also be encouraged to regularly borrow library books to support their reading.
Word study and writing sessions will focus on recognising misspelled words and learning and how to make corrections. We will continue to emphasise a number of
strategies including spelling rules, ‘does it look right?’, patterns and generalisations.
*Students will attend weekly Library sessions where they will be encouraged and guided to borrow library books to support their reading (all students need to bring a library bag to school). During these sessions students will be helped to select ‘just right books’.