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Year 3

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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.

Through 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.

The 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.

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Last reviewed 03 January 2020
Last updated 03 January 2020