Term 3 Learning Focus

The following is an outline of what we are teaching this term in our core subject areas.

ENGLISH: 

  • Narrative and Informational Report writing.
  • Correct use of questions, exclamation marks and commas for lists.
  • Identifying and understanding homophones.
  • Identifying and understanding contractions.
  • Writing simple, compound and complex sentences.
  • Using interesting conjunctions in everyday writing.
  • Continuation of reading strategies and our phonics target sounds.
  • Words Their Way spelling sorts.

MATHS: 

  • Exploring the connection between addition and subtraction.
  • Solving addition and subtraction word problems.
  • Identifying and describing fractions.
  • Telling time; o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.
  • Identifying and completing flips, slides and turns of shapes and objects.
  • Locating and writing coordinates on maps.
  • Data collection, classification and presentation.
  • Identifying and counting Australian coins and notes.

SCIENCE: 

  • Chemical Science – understanding different materials can be combined for a particular purposes (mixtures and solutions).

HASS (History and Social Sciences): 

  • History of technology changing over time.
  • History of significant person, building and business. – Lionel Samson and Samson House.
  • Geography: connections and travel to other states of Australia and Asia.

HEALTH:

  • Strategies and behaviours that promote health and wellbeing. The importance of; healthy eating, hydration, getting enough sleep, hygiene practices and regular exercise.
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