Our Middle School Teachers
3E: Amy McDonald | 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 2 Newsletter
Welcome back to Term 2!!
Behalf of Oak Primary School we hope everyone had a safe break! We have lots of exciting things happening in this term.
NAPLAN is coming up for the Year 3s in Week 4 and we are preparing them as best as we can with some strategies that enable them put their best foot forward during the testing sessions. Please have a discussion with your child’s teacher if you have any concerns in the lead up to NAPLAN.
In Year 4 the focus will be on developing students’ ability to:
The key to success with reading is finding a genre, author or style of text that your child likes so they are interested in finding out more and, consequently, motivated to read. We also use these principles in class where we encourage the students to find variety of texts and text types about topics of interest. We will be using their personal texts along with picture story books, video clips, reports and advertisements to practise reading strategies such as ‘finding the main idea’, ‘making text connections’ and ‘using clues from the text to make inferences.’
In Term 2 our focus in Writing will be persuasive writing. We will be breaking down different texts to understand how the Author’s purpose can convince and/or persuade you into believing a particular point of view. We will be delving into what language they use and how Authors use emotive language to easily persuade people into agreeing with their point of view. We will also look at other strategies students can use to make their readers/audience convinced.
Students will be investigating Systems where they will be involved in a range of experiments on solids, liquids and gasses. It is will be great to see the children prepare and present their own experiment.