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Welcome to Term 4!

Teachers in Year 3/4: Room 2: Anna Bertoncello. Room 3: Katrina Johnstone (Monday, Tuesday, Friday) and Nicole Lacey (Wednesday and Thursday).

Literacy; In Term 4, students will be writing procedural, explanation, persuasive and narrative texts. Our focus in Reading will be critiquing, inferring, analyzing and making connections when reading levelled texts. We use SMART Spelling in our classrooms, with a different sound learned each week.

Numeracy; In Term 4, students will be focusing on place value, number patterns, multiplication and division, along with addition and subtraction. Students will also be learning about chance and data, shape, mass, capacity and volume, time and location. Students use open-ended tasks to practice their skills including the four proficiencies – fluency, problem solving, reasoning and understanding.

Inquiry Learning; During Term 4, students are learning about completing a science unit called ‘Melting Moments’. Students are learning about how different materials can change their properties. In the second half of Term 4 students will be learning about celebrations from around the world.

Home Tasks; Home Reading will be a focus in Term 4. Home Reading is really important to help students practice the skills they are learning in the classroom. Please fill out home reading diaries each night. This term we are including spelling homework along with reading. Students need to complete a look, say, cover, write, check sheet each night and return on Friday.