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Welcome to Term 3!

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 3, students will be writing descriptions, poetry and procedural texts. Our focus in Reading will be maintaining fluency, adjusting reading pace, summarising, making connections and synthesizing. We use SMART Spelling in our classrooms, with a different sound learned each week.

Numeracy; In Term 3, students will be focusing on place value, multiplication and division, along with addition and subtraction. Students will also be learning about mass, capacity and volume, time and symmetry. Students use open-ended tasks to practise their skills including the four proficiencies – fluency, problem solving, reasoning and understanding.

Inquiry Learning; During Term 3, students are learning about Geography and Design Technology. We are learning about the environment and how different vegetation grows in different places. We will then be designing a garden for our school.

Home Tasks; Home Reading will be a focus in Term 3. 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.