Our Middle School Teachers
3C: Jessica Costanzo | 3H: Tania Haimon
4B: Carol Barty | 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 4!!
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 second 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)
Many of the literacy-based activities will be incorporated into our Challenge Based
Learning that will develop literacy skills that promote deeper understanding.
Throughout guided reading, students will focus on reading strategies such as
sequencing, cause and effect, compare and contrast. During reading activities (class and independent) students make all kinds of connections as they read. They will be shown how to look for clues in the text, encouraged to challenge what they’re reading by asking questions, create visual images that will bring the text to life. These “mind movies” make the story more memorable. Importantly, they will continue to develop their ability to monitor their own reading using strategies to help them when they don’t understand something (re read, read on, read aloud or read more slowly).