Year three and four

 

RELIGION

The RE program for Year 3/4 comes from the Melbourne Archdiocese’s ‘To Know, Worship and Love’ program. An inquiry approach is used and students build on their knowledge and understandings. They reflect and respond and are encouraged to take action as followers of Jesus. This is an exciting time as children make their Reconciliation and receive Eucharist for the first time. For more information on the sacramental programme click here.

 

ENGLISH

English covers Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening in a format that focuses on whole class teaching and small group teaching. Regular Shared Reading sessions and Guided Reading will take place at this level. Where possible reading texts will be linked to the current Integrated unit. Shared and Modelled writing are important aspects of Writing as well as the development of the child’s image of himself/herself as a writer.

 

MATHS

Work is undertaken in the areas of Number, Space, Measurement, Chance & Data, Structure and Working Mathematically. Focused teaching groups cater to individual students needs. The Interactive whiteboards will be used to assist students to develop their understandings. An open-ended problem solving approach will often be used as well as the development of a range of strategies for calculating mentally.

 

Punctuality, Before & After School Supervision

Students are supervised at school from 8:45 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. We ask that all students be in their classrooms by the time the first bell rings at 8:55 a.m. Please sign in late arrivals or early departures at the Office.

The students in Year 3/4 wait at the Amphitheatre to be collected by parents after school. We ask parents to make every effort to collect their students by 3:45 p.m. at the latest.

 

Organisation

Learning to be organised and take responsibility for their own belongings and actions is an important aspect of the 3/4 level. We expect students to unpack all items from their bags before school starts, rather than having students need to leave the room in lesson time. We also expect them to pack lunches into their own school bags, hand in work and notes and accept responsibility when they forget.

 

Communication

We try to keep you informed about what is going on in our classrooms through our regular 3/4 newsletter. Please feel free to contact us by email, letter or talking to us after school. More structured meetings can be organised if you wish.

 

Absences

If your child has been absent from school, for any reason, they are required to bring a note confirming that absence. These are kept for several years as this is a legal requirement.

 

School Uniform

Full school uniform is expected at all times. We expect the students to wear their uniform with pride and therefore expect that all boys have their school shirts tucked in.

The school sports uniform is to be worn when students have P.E. or Sport, other than that, no student should be wearing runners. Runners can be brought to wear on days when students are in the Gym. Hats are to be worn in Terms One, Term Two and all of Term Four.

 

Homework and Reading Logs

The children are expected to spend time each night reading and revising number facts. Reading logs are supplied and students are expected to record their reading five nights each week. These are handed in to the class teacher every Monday morning.

Generally, written homework will be given on a fortnightly basis on Mondays and the completed homework due on Fridays. Regular written homework begins in Term 2, however some tasks related to our integrated unit may be given during Term One. A variety of extra activities can often be found on the 3/4 My Classes page.

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