Our Middle School Teachers
3C: Jane Cardamone | 3W: Meagan Ward
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!!
Behalf of Oak Primary School we hope everyone had a safe break! We have lots of exciting things happening in this term.
We will be focusing on number patterns beyond 1000, skip counting from different starting points, odd and even numbers and place value. We will be reading calendars, focusing on days of the week and months of the year. Please encourage your child to practise multiplication facts at home. Where possible, share with your child maths in everyday life e.g. using money and telling the time.
Literacy - Reading
We will be practising independent reading for a sustained amount of time, focusing on thinking about our reading, and responding to texts.
Home Readers: Children take home books to practise their fluency, expression and comprehension, as well as to foster their love of reading. Reading logs are to be signed by parents each night, and we encourage children to read for at least 10 minutes. Listening to children read, as well as reading to them, is recommended. Asking questions about the text, and having open discussions will also assist in developing reading skills.
Literacy - Spelling
Students will be involved in a classroom based Inquiry spelling program. This will require students to use theme words and most common used words within their writing. Inquiry spelling is about teaching spelling strategies rather than learning by rote.
Our Inquiry unit will focus on exploring ‘SUCCESS’. As part of this unit, students will be investigating how to have a Growth Mindset, how to be a successful student and person and who is a successful person that they admire and can learn from?