Grade 3/4

Term 2 Learning

Welcome to Term 2! 

We have another exciting term ahead.

This term, the children will be learning 'how do objects change and why do they move?' through our Integrated topic, as well as learning more about the Sacraments of Initiation in Religion.

We have our 10th Anniversary celebrations at our current Hiller Lane site, as well many other exciting things to look forward to.  We will keep you updated with the dates for these events though our school calendar.

We are looking forward to another wonderful term working with your children.         

Thanks - Elise, Latham and Leroy
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Religious Education Units

Concept: Change

Church and Tradition: 

The Holy Spirit empowers the Church community to be people of unity and justice through witness and ministry.

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Prayer, Liturgy & Sacraments:

Eucharist completes the process of initiation into the Church for Catholic Christians. It continually calls Christians to live lives of ministry and service in Jesus' name. 

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Numeracy Focus

What will Grade 3/4 be learning in Numeracy this term?

Addition and Subtraction

Grade 3:

  • I can explain the relationship between addition and subtraction (fact families)
  • I can use efficient mental strategies to recall addition facts and related subtraction facts

  - bridging to ten (compatible pairs)

  - doubles / near doubles 

  • I can use efficient written strategies to solve problems

- in addition; 2 digit and 2 digit problems, 3 digit and 2 digit problems (demonstrating with materials and recording horizontally)

- in subtraction; 2 digit and 2 digit, 3 digit and 2 digit with no regrouping (demonstrating with materials and recording horizontally)

  • Recording this by:

- split & jump on a number line

-add/subtract the parts, steps written horizontally

- partitioning (place value), steps written horizontally

  • I can apply appropriate digital technologies to solve problems and prove my answer.
  • I can apply my addition and subtraction strategies to solve worded problems (including money). 

Grade 4:

  • I can explain the relationship between addition and subtraction
  • I can use efficient mental strategies to solve problems

- bridging to ten (compatible pairs)

- doubles / near doubles 

  • I can use efficient written strategies  to solve problems

- in addition; 2 digit and 2 digit problems, 3 digit and 2 digit problems (with regrouping) and 3 digit and 3 digit problems (demonstrating with materials and recording horizontally)

- in subtraction; 2 digit and 2 digit, 3 digit and 2 digit with no regrouping, 3 digit and 2 digit with regrouping (demonstrating with materials and recording horizontally)

- split & jump  with a number line

- partitioning (Place Value), steps written horizontally

- Add / Subtract the parts

- written algorithm vertically (with materials)

  • I can apply appropriate digital technologies to solve problems and prove my answer.
  • I can use equivalent number sentences involving addition and subtraction to find unknown quantities.
  • I can apply my addition and subtraction strategies to solve worded problems.

Time

Grade 3: 

  • I can read and write time on an analogue clock to the minute
  • I can read and write time on an digital clock to the minute
  • I can convert between analogue and digital clocks

Grade 4:

  • I can convert between seconds to minutes
  • I can convert between minutes to hours
  • I can convert between hours to days
  • I can solve simple elapsed time problems
  • I can use AM and PM notation

Non ELPP:

- Shape

- Angles 

Integrated Inquiry

 How do objects change and why do they move?

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Science Understanding: Chemical Sciences

A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat

Science Understanding: Physical Sciences

Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance

Science Inquiry Skills: Analysing and evaluating

Reflect on an investigation, including whether a test was fair or not

Science Inquiry Skills: Communicating

Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings to show patterns and relationships using formal and informal scientific language

Literacy Focus

Reading Groups

  • Teacher groups, Work on Writing, Read to Self, Reading Eggs/Epic, Spelling

Comprehension Focus:

  • Sequencing
  • Cause and effect
  • NAPLAN Preparation

Writing: 

Persuasive

  • Writes for a range of purposes using ideas which are relevant
  • Present a position and support it with one or two simply stated arguments. (Very well elaborated if only one)
  • Organises persuasive ideas using structural features (introduction, main ideas/arguments and conclusion) to support the reader. 
  • Using persuasive devices (rhetorical questions, exaggeration, adjectives, information, modal verbs, emotive language)

Procedure & Explanation

  • Select appropriate text structure for a writing purpose and sequencing content for clarity and audience impact.
  • Use vocabulary, including technical vocabulary, relevant to the text type and purpose, and appropriate sentence structures to express and combine ideas.
  • Understand that verbs represent different processes (doing, thinking, saying, and relating).

SMART Spelling

  • ai in snail
  • ie in chief
  • augh in caught
  • eigh as in eight and a_e as in tape
  • t making the sound ch as in nature
  • a making the sound ar as in last
  • wr in wrist

Respectful Relationships

  • Positive Coping & Problem Solving
  • Self-Awareness and Management: recognition and expression of emotions
  • Identify and explore the expression of emotions in social situations and the impact on self and others
  • Social Awareness and Management: collaboration 
  • Identify conflicts that may occur in peer groups and suggest possible causes and resolutions