Our Grade 3 Blog

April 22, 2018
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Term 2 – Week One

Busy first week back at school for the year 3s!

This week the year 3s were fortunate enough to attend a performance by the Ubunto African Dance Group. The performers traveled to Australia from Uganda and Kenya and are touring parts of Australia with their dances and music. The students were invited to participate in playing the drums and leading some dances. They were given the opportunity to ask questions and learnt that some people from Uganda and Kenya have to walk to a nearby well to collect water for their homes.

Ubunto Dance Performance

Ubunto Dance Performance

Ubunto Dance Performance

Just a little reminder that students must wear their hats until April 3o!

March 26, 2018
by lizsouvatzis
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Term One – Week Eight

The year threes were busy as bees during week 8 with many exciting things happening such as the music incursion, the art incursion and the Box Hill walking excursion.

Music Incursion

Box Hill Town Hall

Box Hill Town Hall

A big thank you to all the parent helpers who came along to Box Hill and helped us make the day run as smoothly as possible.

Attached to this post is some information about the science, english and mathematics competitions run by the University of New South Wales. The cost for each competition is $10 and entry is completely voluntary.
Parent Letter (maths, science, english comp)

March 17, 2018
by lizsouvatzis
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Term One – Week Seven

This week in year 3 students worked on completing their exposition about whether or not students should be allowed to play with sticks, focusing on the structure of this type of writing and high modality words.
There was a buzz about the school on Wednesday and Thursday for school photos and everyone looked wonderful!

Don’t forget next week students have the:
– Art incursion
– Music incursion
– Box Hill walking excursion (reminders have been sent home for this about what students are required to bring – thank you to all the parents who offered their assistance for this excursion, because there were so many of you we had to pull names out of a hat, so if you missed out there will be more opportunities later in the year to help out)
Please ensure your child’s Excursion Levy has been paid prior to these activities or unfortunately they will not be able to participate.

Next week is Miss Challen’s last week before she runs away to get married. We wish her well and hope she has a wonderful time celebrating the beginning of a new chapter in her life. Congratulations Miss Challen! We look forward to having her back in Term 2!

March 10, 2018
by lizsouvatzis
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Term One – Week Six

Another busy week in Year 3!

We have been concluding our unit on time where we have been focusing on reading analogue clocks to the minute and using the language of quarter to/past and half past. We have spent some time looking at calendars, locating particular dates, calculating the time between days and marking in special occasions. As the unit comes to a close, you can help your child at home by remembering to ask them to read the time on the clock when at home, asking them to work out how many minutes/hours until extracurricular activities and engaging them in calendars you have in the home.

All Year 3 classes will be having their school photo’s this coming Wednesday 14th March. Please remember to send your child to school with their school photo order form and money in full school uniform. If money is not returned on the day, you will still be able to purchase your child’s photo but the company will put a monetary penalty onto the price.

Just a reminder that all students who have nude lunches (lunches with no wrappers/rubbish) go into a weekly draw to win a prize from the Green Team every Friday at assembly.

Congratulations to all of the Year 3 Green Team and JSC members who were voted into their positions by their peers. We know they will make us all very proud!

 

March 3, 2018
by lizsouvatzis
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Term 1 – Week Five

It was another busy week for the year 3’s this week!
During writing, students started working on expositions, looking closely at the structure they need to use and some different strategies they can use to convince their reader.

Each class has also been working tirelessly on setting up their classroom libraries (discussing things like where it should be, the types of books they would like to see in their library and coming up with categories to sort the books into) and they are looking really good! Students will work on building their reading stamina this term during independent reading time using books of their choosing that are ‘just right’ for them.

Several forms and excursion notices have recently been sent home including:
– Acceptable use of Technology form
– Art incursion permission form
– Music incursion permission form
– Box Hill Community walking excursion permission form
– Student dance gala permission form
– School photo order form
Please return these completed forms to school as soon as possible.

Just a little reminder for students to write their reading in their reading log every night. If they do not read an entire book, students can write in the number of pages/chapters they read that night so that this can be checked by teachers on Fridays.

3C’s Classroom Library and Reading Corner

3C’s Classroom Library and Reading Corner

February 26, 2018
by lizsouvatzis
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Term 1 – Week Four

During week four we focussed on place value in maths. Below is an example of an activity the students completed and thoroughly enjoyed.

Thank you to all the parents who made appointments and came to meet the teacher interviews. It was really fantastic to get to know the students, their families and the whole Laburnum community a bit better.

Place value flower

 

February 16, 2018
by lizsouvatzis
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Term 1 – Week Three

Thank you to those parents who attended the year three information night last night! As promised the information discussed last night is attached to the bottom of this post.

Please remember that there is no school on Monday, as it is a professional development day for teachers, and we will see everyone bright eyed and bushy tailed on Tuesday morning 🙂

 

2018 Information evening HANDOUT Year 3-11xa05r

February 8, 2018
by meaganr
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Term 1 – Week 2

The Year 3s have settled into the school year and are becoming familiar with the routines and expectations.

Please remember the Year 3 Information Evening – Thursday 15th February at 6.30pm – 7.15pm and Meet the Teacher on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the following week. Times for this to be advised.

December 7, 2017
by misstsmith
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BYOD 1:1 Netbooks

Dear Year 3 Parents/carers

Thank you to the many families who have already organised the purchase of a laptop for next year’s 1 to 1 program.

Please place an order by Friday 8th of December, to ensure delivery for early 2018.

http://laburnumps.orderportal.com.au/

Please click on the following links to receive more information regarding the BYOD with Learning with Technologies 1:1 Netbook program for 2018.

Acceptable Use of Technologies

BYOD Package 2018

Thank-you

Brent Brickhill & Teri Smith

December 6, 2017
by cfarrelly
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Planning Day

A friendly reminder that tomorrow, Thursday 7th December, is the Year 3 planning day. Students will attend specialist classes for the day while the Year 3 classroom teachers prepare for 2018. In order to accommodate planning days across the school, the specialist timetable timetable will change in Week 9 and 10. Thank-you.

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