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Welcome to the Year Three Parent Information Evening Mrs Karen Lewin Miss Samantha Lidster Mr Anthony Piacere Miss Clare McNamara Tuesday 3 rd February.

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1 Welcome to the Year Three Parent Information Evening Mrs Karen Lewin Miss Samantha Lidster Mr Anthony Piacere Miss Clare McNamara Tuesday 3 rd February 2015

2 A Prayer for Parents Dear Father in Heaven, Here are our children We give them to you. Help us to love them. Help us to be firm and protect them when we must. Help us to be patient while they strive to find themselves. Help us to respect them for what you made them to be. Help us to guide them with your wisdom and to love them for what they are and what they will be. Amen

3 Religion Students will participate in a daily Religion less using the Rockhampton Catholic Education Curriculum Year Level Focus: Beliefs, Sacraments, Morality and Prayer Term One Unit ‘Life in Palestine’ Prayer Assemblies and Liturgies Parish Mass: 9am Friday 6 th February in the church Prayer Assembly: 3L – Friday 13 th February Sacrament of Reconciliation: Term 4

4 Australian Curriculum English Major Areas –Language –Literacy –Literature English Text Types Persuasive Text and Book Review Criteria sheet to outline the tasks Take home Readers – reading strategies

5 Reading Stamina The ability to read for 20 minutes without getting tired or distracted. Trains muscle memory and supports increased attention. Whole school approach

6 Literacy Block Modelled Reading/Writing –Explicit teaching of the focus strategy Guided small group and Independent work Whole class reflection

7 English Reading – Independent, Guided and Shared Home Reading Spelling – Spelling Rules textbook Writing - texts types, free writing, writing on demand, reading response writing Handwriting – Targeting Handwriting textbook

8 Mathematics Strands: –Number and Algebra –Measurement and Geometry –Statistics and Probability The three stage instructional sequence of teaching Mathematics will be used. Concrete, Representation and Abstract.

9 Maths Plus Aligned with the Australian National Curriculum. Assists with the representational and abstract stages of the students’ mathematical learning.

10 Science Major Areas: –Science Understanding –Science as a Human Endeavour –Science Inquiry Skills Term One Unit: ‘Melting Moments’ We are using the Primary Connections Program.

11 History Year Level Focus: Community and Remembrance Term One Unit ‘Celebrations - What are They?’ –Difference between celebrate and commemorate

12 Geography Year Level Focus: Similarities and differences between places within and outside Australia Term One Unit ‘What makes Australia?’ Mapping Skills: –Keys –Legends –Coordinates

13 The Arts: Dance, Drama, Visual Art and Music Term One: Visual Art - ‘Everyone’s An Artist’ –Vincent Van Gogh –Claude Monet –Wassily Kadinsky The Arts

14 Specialist Lessons Music Lessons with Miss Stephanie Quinlan 3L – Tuesday 9:55 – 10:25 3M – Wednesday 8:55 – 9:25 3P – Friday 1:25 – 1:55 3S – Friday 2:25 – 2:55

15 Specialist Lessons Physical Education with Mr Russell Smith Sport uniform Hat Water bottle 3L – Wednesday 11:25 – 12:25 3M – Friday 1:55 – 2:55 3P - Thursday 9:25 – 10:25 3S – Monday 9:25 – 10:25

16 Specialist Lessons: Computer Studies Year Level Focus: Computer skills with a focus on Presentation Programs such as Power Point and Photo Story Computer Studies with Miss Natalie McCosker 3L – Wednesday 9:25 – 10:25 (odd week) 3M – Thursday 9:25 – 10:25 (even week) 3P – Wednesday 9:25 – 10:25 (odd week) 3S – Wednesday 11:25 – 12:25 (odd week)

17 Library Computer Lab: 60 minutes each week Borrowing: 30 minutes each week T.V. Time: 30 minutes each week Ipad Time: 30 minutes each week Students borrow two books each week. All students need to use a library bag or plastic folder.

18 Bookwork Expectations Year 3 Bookwork Guidelines Place the date at the beginning of each day’s work Use a title for new work Use pencil to complete work Keep writing neat and tidy In Mathematics, numerals are written one number per square to assist with operations and number work. The students’ grid book is ruled in half.

19 Behaviour Expectations School Rules Class Rules Incentives in each class, Worker of the Week, You Can Do It Awards. Communication between parents

20 Homework Expectations Ian Lillico Homework Grid Spelling Words Reading each night Number Facts Homework will be sent home Monday and due in Friday.

21 Year Three Class Page Access the latest news and events, the school newsletter, tuckshop menu and class pages (including homework sheet).

22 NAPLAN National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy Year 3 and 5 Tested in Term 2 Week 4 (May 12 th - 14 th ) -Spelling and Grammar -Writing -Reading -Numeracy

23 Student Reporting Folios are kept and updated for each child. Report Cards –Semester One and Two -Results, Attitude and Behaviour Parent Interviews –Early Term Two

24 Support Personnel Learning Support Mrs Donna Clarke -Teacher assistants provide support for children in classrooms. Mrs Elizabeth McDine -Working with children who are identified ESL in class and on a small group or individual basis LibrarianCounsellor Mrs Shelly BakerMiss Paula Scanlan

25 Questions

26 Thank You All the Year 3 classrooms are now open for parents to view. Teachers will be available to answer any further questions in relation to their individual classes.


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