In Year 3, students begin to explore ‘Our Place’. In
Geography, they learn about the states and territories in Australia, and where
Australia is in our global neighbourhood, while in Science, they learn about
Earth’s place within our solar system. In English, students build on their
early writing skills as they to begin to write in more formal genres, exploring
narratives, persuasive texts, informative texts, poetry and explore how to use
language to write about ideas in books.
In Maths, students begin to work with
numbers to 10 000. They are focussing on applying strategies, such as use counting, use ten and use doubles, to practise and learn addition and subtraction facts. They are also beginning to learn about multiplication.
Year 3 students will study Digital Technologies in Terms 3 and 4,
with our Digital Technology Coach and their class teacher.
our New Pedagogies for Deep
Learning project, students in Year 3 are also learning to develop
skills in Character, Citizenship, Collaboration and Critical Thinking. They are
learning to independently show grit, tenacity and perseverance to work through
learning challenges. They are developing an awareness of our global
neighbourhood and that there are different viewpoints about global issues, and learning
how to learn in a team by sharing understanding about a topic and talking and
listening to others. Their overall theme for the year is We will thrive together.
During Year 3, students also take part in the National
Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). In 2019, this will take
place between May 14th – May 16th.
planned excursion program for Year 3 includes a visit to the Queensland Museum/Sparklab (Science Centre) to explore many of the science concepts they will learn about during the year, and visit to Margate Beach in Term 2, to gather information and inspiriation to use in a poem. In Term 3, students will take part in an overnight camp, while in Term 4, Starlab
will bring their Skydome to school. During Term 4, students will also take part in our Learn-to-swim
program at the Redcliffe City Pool.
More information about all these activities will be provided closer to the date.
The 2019 Year 3
curriculum documents are available for you to access. These include
parent newsletters, information about excursions and parent information
sessions, as well as English assessment tasks.