Our Middle School Teachers
3E: Hayley Evans | 3JW: Brenda Jamieson & Meagan Ward | 3/4B: Carol Barty
4T: April Tarollo | 4P: Julia Prociw-Charalambous
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:
3/4 Term 1 Newsletter
Welcome back to Term 1!!
Happy New Year! We hope that you had a really enjoyable Christmas break and are fresh and ready to go in 2019! The children have settled back into their learning and have been working on living our school values of Respect, Responsibility and
The following areas will be covered this term are:
Reading sessions will involve a variety of activities related to selected fiction and factual texts. 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’.