Welcome to Year 3/4
Year 3/4 brings excitement and change for students. Year 3 students move from the junior building to the senior building where they officially become senior students. They will have many opportunities to make new friends within their multi-age classes and the senior cohort as a whole.
Year 3 students will sit their first National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test held in May. There are four tests covering numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar. You will receive a report of your child's achievement in the tests.
Year 3/4 will participate in a balanced literacy program and will be engaged in a range of activities focusing on language, literature and literacy differentiated to their ability l level. The strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating.
Each week, students will be working on mental computation skills for the four operations and problem solving strategies. Mathematical concepts will also be integrated into our History, Geography and Science Inquiry units. Mathematics sessions will incorporate the following elements - warm up activities, mental computation, explicit teaching of concepts, consolidation and extension activities.
Throughout the year we will be integrating our inquiry units across the subject areas of History, Geography and Science. The inquiry unit provides students with a “big idea” that will help them process their world and apply knowledge. It gives them opportunities to make connections across a variety of themes and ideas. Students will engage in higher level thinking, active problem-solving activities and research.
In 2018, the Year 3/4 cohort comprises 3 Mandarin Immersion Programme (MIP) classes and 2 mainstream classes. MIP classes are taught in Mandarin for two days each week and the other classes learn Mandarin for one hour each week.