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:
Grade 3-4 Term 3 Newsletter
Welcome back to Term31!!
Welcome back to what we believe will be a very busy and
exciting Term! We have the 3day camp at Mt Evelyn and hope that all students are able to attend. Then as soon as are we back we will need to do last minute preparations (and fix ups) for the OPPS STEM Expo. Needless to say we are very enthusiastic about what we have planned. 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 – What is an Engineer?
In both Year 3 and 4 our focus will be developing students
multiplication and division mental strategies and problem solving strategies. Students will continue to engage in inquiry-based learning through the use of concrete materials, interactive games and technology. This will support concept development and
problem-solving skills. A reminder that all students will continue to learn addition, subtraction and multiplication facts as part of their homework routine.
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 as well as monitoring their comprehension. (Do I understand this?)
Word study and writing sessions will focus on recognising misspelled words, identifying them and learning how to make corrections. We will continue to emphasise a number of strategies including spelling rules, patterns, core words 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’.