READING

Students in Grades 3 and 4 will begin the term by revising and practising reading behaviours and coaching. They will continue to build reading stamina through the C.A.F.É Reading Program with Read to Self and Read to Someone.

Students will consolidate the following reading strategies during Term 3 CAFÉ lessons.

Comprehension:

Summarising

Finding the Main Idea

Compare and Contrast (how the main character changes throughout the text)

Drawing Conclusions & Making Inferences (the reason behind characters feelings/actions, point of view and symbolism within the text)

Interpreting Figurative Language (similes, metaphors and idioms)

Identifying Cause and Effect

Analysing Language Choices (descriptive language and dialogue)

Accuracy:

Monitor and Self Correct Errors

Students will continue to be given an individual reading strategy during conferencing. They will work on their individual strategies throughout the term which will change as necessary.

WRITING

Students in Grades 3 and 4 will begin the term by revising and practising our writing behaviours and will continue the S.C.R.I.P.T.S Writing Program. Students will begin to have individual writing strategies that they will work on during free choice writing time and in strategy groups.

The text types we will be examining are Responses/Reviews & Procedures.

Teachers will be working with students on the following areas of their writing during explicit teaching: pronouns, noun groups, clauses, prepositional phrases, adverbs and verb groups.

In Oral Language, students will create a story using a wordless picture storybook. This will be shared to the Prep students at the end of the term.

MATHEMATICS

Students in Grades 3 and 4 work in ability based groups for Number. These groups will be flexible based on the students’ needs. This term we will focus on:

Place Value:

Recognising, representing and ordering numbers.

Partitioning numbers.

Estimation and Rounding of numbers.

Fractions:

Recognise, represent and order fractions.

Recognise and represent unit fractions of a whole.

Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator.

Money:

Counting collections of coins and notes.

Adding money to calculate purchases.

Calculating change.

Investigating money from other countries.

In other areas of Mathematics, students will be learning about:

Volume & Capacity

Choosing the correct unit of measurement.

Comparing and ordering measurements.

Converting between units of measurement.

Data Representation

Create displays of data using lists, tables and picture graphs.

Interpret and compare data displays.

Construct suitable data displays from given or collected data.

Shape:

Make models of 3-dimensional objects and describe key features.

Connect 3-dimensional objects with their nets.

Compare and describe 2-dimensional shapes that result from combining and splitting common shapes.

INQUIRY

Our Term 3 theme for Inquiry is ‘Social Justice – Levelling the Playing Field’. Students in Grade 3 and 4 will explain how and why people make rules and discuss why rules and laws are important. They will participate in outdoor activities to examine how participation promotes a connection between the community, health and wellbeing. Students will apply basic rules and scoring systems to a sport of their choice and demonstrate fair play when participating.

Questions students will investigate include:

How do rules and laws make our society fair and safe?

How do we show fairness to everyone?

How can we be inclusive of people with disabilities?

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING

During Term 3, students will participate in tasks designed to help understand the effects of bullying, put downs and by talking to other people can help put you in a positive mindset. They will learn about core values such as being safe and bouncing back.