Grade 3/4


This XUNO app is the best way to contact the 3/4 teaching team.

You are also welcome to email us if you prefer. The contact details for each teacher:

 

3/4A - Jodi Lang - Jodi.Lang@education.vic.gov.au 

3/4B - Adam Torchia - Adam.Torchia@education.vic.gov.au 

3/4C - Anna Bell - anna.bell@education.vic.gov.au 

3/4D - Anna Pirro - anna.pirro@education.vic.gov.au 

3/4E - Jane Parkin - jane.parkin@education.vic.gov.au 

 

Term 4

Hello and welcome back to a very long, eventful and hello to term 4 and we hope you had a relaxing school holiday in readiness for the last term of the year. This term, our S.H.A.R.E value focus is Excellence. Here is what the grade 3/4’s will be learning about:

 

Reading

We are reading factual recounts and procedures. Our reading comprehension strategies are: synthesising, searching for and using information, inferring, critiquing and monitoring and self-correcting.

 

Writing

We are learning how to write a factual recount and a procedural text. We are also learning how to use pronouns in our writing – 3rd person tense and time sequence words.

 

Numeracy

In numeracy we are learning about; money, chance, capacity, mass, volume, location and patterns.

 

Problem Solving

We are focusing on applied subjects such as area and perimeter problem solving questions.

 

Inquiry

Our inquiry topic is “Forces”. We are investigating how forces impact objects and how making changes can impact it’s movement.

 

Events:

Week 4 Wednesday Incursion – Lab Coat Learning Forces

Week 9 Wednesday Excursion – Royal Botanical Gardens

Week 10 Wednesday Excursion – YMCA Sports & Ten-Pin Bowling

Week 11 Thursday – Parent Teacher Interviews

Last Day of Term 4/End of 2022 School Year – Tuesday 20th December

 

Reminders:

-Wearing your “SUNHATS” outside in term 4

- send a Xuno message to your child’s teacher if they are away

-It’s not OK to be AWAY, and it’s not GREAT to be LATE!

 

Looking forward to a wonderful term 4 and a strong positive finish to 2022,

Ms Lang (A), Mr Torchia (B), Mrs Bell (C), Ms Pirro (D) & Ms Parkin (E)

3/4 Teaching Team

 

 

Term 3

Welcome to term 3 and the 2nd semester of 2022! We hope you had a positive semester 1 and ready for a better semester. For this term 3, we have our 3/4 students learning about the following this term:

 

Our Inquiry unit is “How media influence what we eat?” looking at our healthy food choices at school and at home. In literacy we are learning how to write a narrative, factual recount and then through our inquiry, information reports. For numeracy, we are learning about Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Statistics and Graphing. We are also continuing with problem solving for 1 session learning how to unpack multiplication and division worded problems. Our specialist remains the same and so does share and e-learning. Throughout the term, we will be having an incursion – Market Fresh (August) investigating healthy food choices and an excursion is currently being planned. Swimming is this term, during weeks 9 & 10 so look out for the details.

 

July and August are our winter months, please make sure that your child has their name clearly labelled on their jumpers and jackets.

Also, kindly make sure you send a Xuno message to your child’s teacher if they are away.

 

Looking forward to a wonderful term 3,

Ms Lang (A), Mr Torchia (B), Mrs Bell (C), Ms Pirro (D) & Ms Parkin (E) - 3/4 Teaching Team

 

 

Term 2

 

Welcome to term 2 and what a busy shorter term, term 2 is! We have our 3/4 students learning about the following this term:

 

Our Inquiry unit is “Where do we live?” looking at our state Victoria and comparing us to two other cities around the world in Brazil and South Africa. In literacy we are learning how to write persuasive texts and then through our inquiry, Information Reports. Numeracy, we are learning about 2D shapes and 3D objects, followed by time. Our specialist remains and so does share and e-learning. In P.E, we are currently part-taking in a gymnastics program which all our students are enjoying the challenges of core strength and balancing. The grade 3’s have had their NAPLAN tests in week 3 and 4 on writing, reading, language conventions and numeracy.

 

In week 9 we have our Parent Teacher Meetings and we are really looking forward to discussing your child’s semester one progress.

 

Please make sure you send a Xuno message to your child’s teacher if they are away.

 

Kind regards,

Ms Lang (A), Mr Torchia (B), Mrs Bell (C), Ms Pirro (D) & Ms Parkin (E) - 3/4 Teaching Team

 

 

Term 1

 

The following is a brief overview of term 1. We have lots of fantastic and engaging learning planned for our 3/4 students. We are excited to grow and learn together in 2022!

 

Our teaching and learning in term 1 will cover start up, literacy (Narratives, independent reading, choosing a just right book and library), numeracy (Place Value and thinking about maths), share, e-learning, and specialists. With a focus on students strengthening their independence and abilities across all subject areas.

 

In week 6 we have a Parent Teacher Meeting and we are really looking forward to meeting you! This is a time where we can talk about how your child is settling into the classroom and discuss any issues or concerns you may have.

 

Please make sure you are on Xuno and send a friendly message to your child’s teacher.

 

Another exciting part of term 1 in year 3/4 is an incursion on Wednesday 15th March about cyber-safety. This will provide the opportunity for students to develop and expand their capacity for e-learning and prepare them for the digital future.

 

Kind regards,

Ms Lang (A), Mr Torchia (B), Mrs Bell (C), Ms Pirro (D) & Ms Parkin (E) - 3/4 Teaching Team

 

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