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Term 3 Overview

Important Dates:

  1. Tuesday 17th July – Eucharist Workshop
  2. Thursday 26th July – St. Anne’s Feast Day
  3. Friday 27th July – Eucharist Reflection Day
  4. Wednesday 8th August – School Concert
  5. Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st August – School Closed
  6. Thursday 23rd August – School Athletics Day
  7. Thursday 30th August – Hooptime
  8. Friday 21st September – Last Day of Term

Eucharist

First Eucharist Workshop – Tuesday 17th July

School Concert

The school concert is held on Wednesday 8th August.  Students are to wear black and white with a touch of colour the matches their classroom colour below.

3/4C – Green

3/4M – Rainbow Colours

3/4J – Yellow

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask your classroom teacher.

 

Curriculum Overview

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Students will be learning about growth mindset and the importance of having a positive mindset when completing activities. Students will also learn about conflict resolution and strategies on how to deal with difficult situations.

Numeracy

The concepts covered this term are:

Multiplication – Skip counting, displaying multiples of a number and practice of multiplication tables.

Division – Grouping, division patterns and division facts

Decimals – Recognising place value to tenths and hundredths.

Measurement – Metric units, Temperature, Capacity and Mass.

Fractions – compare fractions of a half, quarter and thirds.

Angles – Greater than, less than or equal to

 

Literacy

In Writing, students explore the different elements within a poetry text. They will learn about the different types of poetry such as Acrostic, Haiku, Limerick, and Diamante. They will explore the different elements of writing texts such as, structure, characters and using descriptive language and text purpose. Students will learn how to write an explanation text and learn how to present confidently in front of an audience.  
Reading activities will include exposing the students to a wide range of texts, including digital texts. Students will work at their own level on comprehending these texts in order to build their skills and knowledge. The Literacy program will also include personalised spelling. Each week students have the opportunity to exchange books to read each week and maintain a regular reading habit.

 

Inquiry

This term students will learn about different eras in history.  They will explore what it was like to live in different eras, key events that occurred, key figures during that time and present their learnings to an audience.

 

Education in Faith

They explore the concept of the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist through the four modes, i.e., the priest, the Assembly, the Word and, above all, in his Body and Blood. Through the exploration of the two-part structure of the Mass, the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist they develop a knowledge of the key actions, words and symbols and the associated accounts in Scripture.

 

Italian

During Term 3, the students will continue to be exposed to the functional classroom language of scusa, per favore/per piacere, ascolta, ripeti, avanti, seduti, ai banchi, in circolo, in piedi, posso avere, usare, andare, ho bisogno di…, aiuta and come si dice in Italian. They will also continue to revise greetings, colours, numbers, days of the week and months of the year.

The students will learn to use posso with other verbs including comprare, vedere, sentire, camminare and many others. They will work in pairs on their own poster or book illustrating the many uses of ‘posso’ and present this to the class.

 

Physical Education

During Term 3, the focus in Physical Education lessons will be  Athletics. Throughout this unit, students will participate in technique development sessions which cover throwing events (Shot put and Discus), jumping events (Long jump, Triple jump and High jump) and Track events, hurdles, sprints, relays and middle distance.

Modified equipment is initially used in many of these disciplines to ensure students are learning the appropriate skills in a safe and supported environment. Students will then have the opportunity to showcase their learning by participating in a range of Track and Field events at the St Anne’s Athletics Trials held on Thursday 23rd August.

 

Digital Technologies

This term, the Year 3/4 students will learn about how flowcharts and computer algorithms use ‘branching’ (making decisions based on certain criteria) and ‘looping or iteration’ (repetition) to carry out programs. The students will investigate other areas of life where this occurs, such as repetitive music or children’s storybooks. They will also use the iPads and robots to re-create an interactive version of a children’s story, to demonstrate an understanding of these ideas.

 

Performing Arts

This term the Year 3/4 students will continue to prepare for the School Concert by rehearsing their choreography. The emphasis is primarily on teamwork, safety and having fun together as they prepare for a public performance.

For the remainder of the term, the  Performing Arts focus is Drama. Students will participate in, and be exposed to a variety of activities including role-playing, improvisation and mime. They will apply expressive skills such as movement, voice, language and gesture appropriate for different situations and scenarios. Students will be taught to respond to their own and others work through self-reflection and feedback as they are developing skills, techniques and processes for expressing emotions and ideas. An important goal for this term’s work is to build confidence in the students, have them participate fully and have fun as they learn new dramatic skills.

 

Homework

St. Anne’s offers homework as a part of the school’s educational program.

  • Homework is optional at St Anne’s and at the discretion of the parents
  • Students on intervention programs, may be required to complete additional tasks, however, this will be communicated and agreed with the parents of these students.
  • Parents will be advised of homework opportunities at the beginning of the school year
  • All students are encouraged to spend time reading each evening
  • Homework is offered at all levels with the emphasis on the practice of skills in Literacy and Mathematics
  • Years 3-6 students will use school diaries. Diaries provide a means of regular communication between parents and the school and may include details about homework

 

Homework will:

  • include daily independent reading which is required to be recorded in school diaries
  • Include practicing of appropriate number skills
  • include an extension of and connection to class work and projects (including Specialist Teacher’s homework when appropriate).

 

Homework at this level will be approximately one and a half hours per week and will not be set during holidays or during the final week of each term.

 

Note:

In Years 3 – 6, homework will usually be set on a weekly or fortnightly basis.

Homework goes out on Tuesday and is due back in on Monday.  

 

Additional Information

Students will need to wear their sports uniform on Tuesday and Thursday for Physical Education and Sport.

 

Please come and see us, give us a call or email us if you have any queries or worries:

gcarrick@saparkorchards.catholic.edu.au

amcalister@saparkorchards.catholic.edu.au

gabriellej@saparkorchards.catholic.edu.au

 

Regards,

Adrian, Grace and Gabrielle

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